Class M1

BRUSH BAGNALL (British) 1,000hp. Currently NOT in service, 25 locomotives were imported to Sri Lanka from 1953 onwards. Phasing out of service started in 1983. Most of the locomotives are scrapped and a few remains beyond salvagable condition in Ratmalana workshop. One locomotive No. 560 is parked in Running Shed Dematagoda almost intact, which could be restored back to running condition.

  • Builder : Brush Bagnall UK
  • Weight : 88 tons
  • Power : 1000hp Mirrlees V12 JS12VT (4 stroke)
  • Total number of locomotives = 25
M1 # 650
M1 # 560
Image Courtesy Sri Lanka Railways Museum
M1 # 560
Image courtesy Sri Lanka Railways Museum
Serial No. C.G.R. No. Entered service Withdrawn
3025 539 7 February 1953 24 January 1980
3026 540 29 January 1953 14 October 1983
3027 541 16 February 1953 24 January 1980
3028 542 18 March 1953 24 January 1980
3029 543 2 May 1953 14 October 1983
3030 544 29 July 1954 24 January 1980
3031 545 1 June 1954 14 October 1983
3032 546 30 June 1954 24 January 1980
3033 547 29 August 1954 2 October 1983
3034 548 4 September 1954 14 October 1983
3035 549 22 October 1954 14 October 1983
3036 550 18 November 1954 24 January 1980
3037 551 23 November 1954 3 November 1984
3038 552 26 January 1955 14 October 1983
3039 553 22 March 1955 14 October 1983
3040 554 23 April 1955 14 October 1983
3041 555 28 April 1955 24 January 1980
3042 556 24 June 1955 24 January 1980
3043 557 9 July 1955 14 October 1983
3044 558 26 October 1955 24 January 1980
3045 559 28 September 1955 20 October 1983
3046 560 21 October 1955 20 October 1983
3047 561 2 November 1955 20 October 1983
3048 562 3 December 1955 7 November 1983
3049 563 13 February 1956 14 October 1983
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