CGR class H1

The CGR class H1 was a steam locomotive of the Garratt type built by Beyer, Peacock and Company for the Ceylon Government Railways (CGR), now Sri Lanka Railways. Only one locomotive was built and its CGR number was 293.[1]

Ceylon Government Railways Class H1
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
BuilderBeyer, Peacock and Company
Serial number6629
Build date1930
Gauge2 ft 6 in (762 mm)
Leading dia.1 ft 9 in (533 mm)
Driver dia.2 ft 6 in (762 mm)
Trailing dia.1 ft 9 in (533 mm)
Wheelbase35 ft 9 in (10.90 m)
Length41 ft 5 in (12.62 m)
Height10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)
Axle load7 long tons (7.1 t; 7.8 short tons)
Loco weight39 long tons (40 t; 44 short tons)
Fuel typeCoal
Fuel capacity2 long tons (2.03 t; 2.24 short tons)
Water cap1,000 imp gal (4,500 L; 1,200 US gal)
Boiler pressure175 lbf/in2 (1,210 kPa) (Super heated)
CylindersFour, outside
Cylinder size10 in × 16 in (254 mm × 406 mm)
Valve gearWalschaerts, piston valves
Performance figures
Tractive effort15,866 lb (7,197 kg)
OperatorsUdupussallawa railway and Kelani Valley Line
Power classF
Number in class1
First run1930


This steam locomotive entered to the service with CGR in 1931. This locomotive was used for working passenger and freight services in Udupussallawa railway. This locomotive met with a serious accident near Nuwara Eliya when it was hauling a freight train at excessive speed in 1942 and was silent for some years. In 1944 this was repaired and this was seen again in service. Up to 1960s, this locomotive was occasionally operated on Kelani Valley Line. In 1972 this was withdrawn from its service and was scrapped in 1981.[2]

See also


  1. Rail 2000. Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Railway. p. 42.
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