Sri Lanka Railways M9
International Book Market Service Limited, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 140 pages
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Sri Lankan Railways M9 locomotive is a mainline 6 axle Co'Co' diesel electric locomotive built by Alstom (manufacturers code AD 32 C) and imported in 2000 for the Sri Lanka Railways. The locomotives initially had both electrical and mechanicial problems, and several were out of service for several years. In 2010 the process of returning the fleet to service began. Ten units were ordered in 1997 and delivered in 2000, costing 190 million Sri Lankan rupees each. By 2010 only 3 were in operation due to technical problems, Various problems were described including engine malfunction, and problems with the engine control units, as well as the machines requiring modifications for use on curving track.