Early morning departure from Kandy under the control of the station dog.
#213 is arriving at the Peradeniya junction with a mixed train.
When we arrived at the Ratmalana Works the staff pulled miniature steam locomotive SLR 001 out of its running shed. Its gauge is 1’ 4 ½” making it a quarter scale model. This model seems to be in ... (more)
The 4-6-0 #213 is hauling a mixed train at full speed on the double track main line between Colombo and Rambukkana.
Light effect in the night !
After a 29 year restoration, A2 986 made its first public appearance at the 2016 Steamrail Victoria open weekend. 986 was built in 1915, and is the only operational A2 class.
What did you say ? There is steam leaking from the glands ? Oh well, just a little bit ! Is there a train behind the engine ?
The two workers are making a little break to look at the steam train arriving at the station.
The track condition is in wide parts of the country awful, worn and partly incomplete. Several derailed wagons could be seen laying beside the track at different locations, mostly four wheelers. B... (more)