Sub class M2b

Sub class M2b includes Loco Nos. 594, 595. Main class M2 is the most successful loco in Sri Lanka. Normally called as “Canadian” engine. But there are two classes of Canadian engines in SLR. The other one is Class M4.

  • Builder : General Motors Canada
  • Weight : 79 tons
  • Power: 1425hp Two Stroke
    • Main Generator: GM V12 G12-567c (Two stroke)
  • Axel Arrangement: A1A-A1A
  • In service: From 1958
  • Number of imported Locos: 2
  • Number of locos in service: 2
  • Livery : Dark blue, Light blue, Silver and Yellow strip
M2b # 594
M2b # 594 “Prince Edward Island”
Image courtesy Thurya Owitipana
M2a # 595
M2 # 595 “New Foundland”
Image courtesy Mr. Thurya Owitipana