Class M5

HITACHI (Japan) 1600hp. Imported to Sri Lanka in 1979. Some locomotives repowered with Paxman engines classified as M5B. Some with “Caterpillar” 3516 DITA engines and re-classified as M5C. Still in operation

  • Builder : Hitachi Japan
  • Weight : 66 tons
  • Power : 1640hp MTU-Ikegai V12 12V652TD11 (4 stroke)
    • M5a – 1150hp MTU V12 396TC13 (4 stroke) (800kW – S8 spare engine)
    • M5b – 1150hp PAXMAN Velanta V12 RP200L(4 stroke) (1300kW)
    • M5c – CATAPILLER 3516 DITA (1620kW)
  • Total number of locomotives = 16
  • Livery : Red and Green (original)
    • M5a : Light Green with Organge coloured strips
    • M5b : Red coloured face and Green coloured body with yellow strip
    • M5c : Maroon with yellow strip
M5b # 777
Image courtesy Mr. Gehan Chandika
No Class Remarks
767 M5c
768 M5b
769 M5a
770 M5c
771 M5c
772 M5b
773 Met an accident in Rambukkana
774 At RML
775 M5c Air breaks added
776 M5c
777 M5b
778 M5b
779 M5c
780 Derailed/Rolled
781 M5c
782 M5c
M5a # 769 – only one in M5a class.
Image courtesy Mr. Charith Dissanayaka
M5c # 775
Image courtesy Mr. Charith Dissanayaka
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