A special train runs the coast line Colombo to Galle
The arrival of a steam train was enough to empty the classrooms, as pupils and teachers alike were excited to welcome the strange fire-breathing beast to their vi... (more)
SLR Thyssen-Henschel built EMD engined M6 789 stands at Panadura with mixed train 8350 1220 Kalatura South - Maradana on Easter Sunday 21st April 2019. In Sri Lanka, most mixed trains are passenge... (more)
SLR Hitachi built Caterpillar engined M5C 775 backs onto the empty stock off of train 1040 0500 Kandy - Colombo Fort after arrival at Colombo Fort on Wednesday 17th April 2019. M5C locos are in al... (more)
SLR Hitachi built Paxman Valenta engined M5B 777 runs off train 1040 0500 Kandy - Colombo Fort after arrival at Colombo Fort on Friday 19th April 2019. M5B locos are green with maroon cabs, M5C lo... (more)
SLR Alstom Valencia built M9 867 runs round train 1030 0615 Kandy - Colombo Fort after arrival at Colombo Fort on Friday 19th April 2019.
Another lucky break in the trees lights up the morning train from Colombo to Jaffna departing from the small junction of Polgahawela.
To express my sadness to the people of Sri Lanka at the terrific terrorist attack on Easter Sunday I am posting this photo of a happy family that came to the railway station to see the steam train... (more)
This is the very quaint departures board at Bandarwela station. Very different to the digital screens we usually see, these days.
If you have to get your feet wet when photographing trains you know you're onto a good shot....
Sun, sea, sand and ALCOs... What more do you need?!
The local train to Anuradhapura splits the semaphore signals at the small station of Nagollagama.
The morning commuter train pulls into Mount Lavinia station hauled by one of the distinctive MLW built M4 locomotives - African cabbed (although not in Africa!) MX620s powered with an ALCO 12-251C... (more)