HITACHI (Japanese). Imported in 1974. Almost all locomotives are now out of order. No. 736 was in service till 2012. Used for sub urban commuter transport in all broad gauge lines except for beyond Rambukkana.
- Builder : Hitachi Japan
- Power : 1165hp PAXMAN V12 YJXL (4 stroke)
- Re-engined in 1992 with
- PAXMAN VEGA-V12 YJXL
- Power transmission type : Diesel-Hydraulic
- Maximum speed : 88 kmph
- Axle Arrangement : B-B
- Weight : 51 tonnes
- Total number of locomotives = 10
- Livery : Red eventually changed into Green colour in late 70s. Now Orange colour after re-engineering project.