Class S5

HITACHI (Japan) Imported in 1970. First luxury Diesel Multiple Units imported to Sri Lanka. Using for mainly tourists’ reserved tours. Early days government servants could travel by this luxury train by collecting and forwarding all (3) annual free travel warrants to buy a free ticket. This train sets went frequent upcountry tours early days. Used in all broad gauge lines except KV line. Still in service, but

Class S5 # 717
Image courtesy Mr. Dulan Dayananda

D.M.U.
1970
Builder : Hitachi
Prime mover : Paxman V12 YJXL

Power : 775hp x 2
Maximum speed : 80 km/h
Power transmission type : Diesel Hydraulic
Weight : 47 tonnes
Axle arrangement : B-B

Green & Brown
Air Conditioned Special Train Set.