Class W3

SRI LANKA RAILWAYS (Sri Lankan). Ten (10) Class W1 locomotives were completely rehabilitated with Caterpillar 3512 DITA Engines, Voith L 520 Transmission with hydro dynamic braking added. Colour scheme also changed in to blue & white. Rehabilitated locomotives were re-classified as Class W3. In operation.

  • Re-engined by : Sri Lanka Railways
  • Re-engined in : 1997
  • Weight : 61 tons
  • Length : 12 m
  • Power:  1100hp CAT 3512 DITA V12 (4 stroke)
  • Transmission type: Diesel-Hydraulic
    • Transmission – VOITH L 520 R U2
  • Maximum Speed : 80kmph
  • Axle Arrangement : Bo-Bo
  • Total number of locomotives = 10
  • Engine numbers converted to Class W3
    • 631
    • 636
    • 638
    • 647
    • 659
    • 665
    • 666
    • 667
    • 669
    • 673
  • Livery : Blue and Silver with Yellow strip

W1 # 673
Image courtesy Mr. Gehan Chandika