Class M9

ALSTOM  (France). 1800hp. Imported to Sri Lanka in 2000. This locomotive faced various problems (electrical/mechanical) initially, now somewhat slowly adapting to the local environment. In operation. 10 Locomotives were imported to Sri Lanka. Currently only 6 locomotives are in running condition. One M9 locomotive was burnt after derailment. 866,867,869,870, 869 and 864 are in working condion.

  • Builder : Alstom France
  • Weight : 100.56 tons
  • Power : 1800hp ALSTOM RUSHTON DIESEL 12 RK 215T (4 stroke)
  • Rated rpm : 1000 rpm
  • Idle rpm : 400 rpm
  • Max speed : 110km/h
  • Axle load : 16.76tons
  • Fuel tank capacity : 5000 liters
  • Sand box capacity : 480 liters
  • Minimum curve radius : 100m
  • Total number of locomotives = 10
Class M9 869
Class M9 # 869
Pic taken at Kadigamuwa Station