Sri Lanka Railways M3
In 1955 the state owned Ceylon Government Railway, now the Sri Lanka Railways, manufactured Sri Lanka's "first" diesel-electric locomotive using old spares of withdrawn Class S1 DMU power sets. This locomotive was named as "Jayanthi" and classified Class M3 - 589. The locomotive was put to service on 5 September 1956. Two years later, in 1958, the then Ceylon Government Railway manufactured another locomotive and Classified it as Class M3 590.
|Sri Lanka Railways class M3|
Sri lanka's First Manufactured Diesel electric locomotive.
The reconditioned Jayanthi was built at the Ratmalana Railway Workshop under the guidance of chief engineer, Mr. Raj Gopal. The locomotive made its maiden journey on 5 September 1956. The inauguration of the train was declared open by Maithreepala Senanayaka, Minister of Transportation, 1956 government. Currently, the locomotive is scrapped.
- "෴M3 ඩීසල් දුම්රිය එන්ජිම - දේශිය ඉංජීනේරුවන් විසින් මෙරටදීම සැලසුම් කර නිපදවූ දුම්රිය එන්ජිම෴". Loco Lanka. 18 December 2010.
- "Sri Lanka Railways Info Page". wordpress.com. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
- "Class M3 Locomotive". www.ceylonrailway.com.