M2d 629 at Fort in 16.08.2014 #SriLanka #LKA

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M2d 629 at Fort in 16.08.2014

Class : M2
Introduction Year : 1954-1966
No of Locomotives : 14
Loco Nos : 569-573 M2
591-593 M2a
594 and 595 M2b
626 and 627 M2c
628 and 629 M2d
Loco Builder : General Motors (G.M.D.) in Canada
Engine Builder and Model : General Motors – G M V12 567 12C
Power : 1425 hp
rpm : 800
Max speed : 112 Km/h
Mode of Power Transmission : Diesel Electric.
Length : 46′ 9″
Weight : 79 ton
Wheel Arrangement : A1A-A1A (M2,M2a,M2b and M2c)
Bo-Bo (M2c)
Break System – Vacuum and Dynamic
Purposed : Long distance passenger trains and freight trains.
Type : Locomotive
13 locos are presently on service

Gift from Colombo Plan aid.
SLR purchased 02 Locos in 1966 from EMD plant America for Cement Transport (M2d 628 and 629).
All locos fitted train light system and fitted W1 cowcatchers at CME in 80’.
572 use for first “Ruhunu Kumari” Train run in 23 April1956.
571 Destroyed by Bomb blast at Mullipathan in 04.10.1985
570 Trapped KKS in 1990. because of Civil war transported to C.M.E. Ratmalana by ship in 1997. Back in service after repair in July 1998.
591 Damaged by Tsunami waves at Pereliya in 26.12.2004. Back in service after repair in 26.12.2008

570 Damaged by an Accident at Pothuhera in 30.04.2014. Back in service after repair in 2016

M2s were named,
569 : Ontario
570 : Alberta
571 : Saskatchewan
572 : British Colombia
573 : Quebec
591 : Manitoba
592 : Nova Scotia
593 : New Brunswick
594 : Prince Edward Island
595 : New Foundland
626 : Montreal
627 : Vancouver
628 : Kankesanthurai
629 : Galle

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Author: Primal Madusanka
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