M6 788 at Ganewattha (Intercity Express No 4004 Vavniya-Colombo Fort) in 26.01.2017 #SriLanka #LKA

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M6 788 at Ganewattha (Intercity Express No 4004 Vavniya-Colombo Fort) in 26.01.2017

Class : M6
Introduction Year : 1979-1980
No of Locomotives : 16
Loco Nos : 783-798
Loco Builder : Henschel Thyssen in Germany
Engine Builder and Model : General Motors – V12 G M 645 E
Power : 1650 hp
rpm : 900
Max speed : 105 Km/h
Mode of Power Transmission : Diesel Electric
Length : 54′ 5″
Weight : 87 ton
Wheel Arrangement: A1A-A1A
Break System – Vacuum and Dynamic
Purposed : Long distance passenger trains and freight trains. Specially use up country trains.
Type : Locomotive
14 locos are presently on service

785,788,792 and 797 re painted Yellow and red for Kandy Intercity.
792 again re painted original red & green.
793 Destroyed by Bomb blast in 25.03.1986 between Pulliyamkulam – Vavniya.
798 Destroyed by Bomb blast at Tambalagamuwa in 05.12.1996

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Author: Primal Madusanka
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