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Old December 4th, 2019, 05:16 PM   #201
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Train Reversing and Crossing in Sri Lanka Railways



This is an example of how a train reverses and puts on the second line in order to allow the upcoming train to cross in Sri Lanka railways. Hope you enjoyed the video.
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Old December 4th, 2019, 05:40 PM   #202
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Yeah, it is inevitable to control elephants unless we make undergrounds or bridges for them like in Europe. Many elephants were killed in this year.
Too bad. They should elevate those sections if they upgrade the lines.
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This is an example of how a train reverses and puts on the second line in order to allow the upcoming train to cross in Sri Lanka railways. Hope you enjoyed the video.
Why doesn't the train go directly to the second track? Why does it go first at the other track? Is it because there is no platform for passengers for the second track? If this is the case, why don't rhey build a second platform to the other side of the second track - there is enough space for it.
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19 Years Old Class S9 Meeting Brand New Class S14 in Sri Lanka Railways



This is Class S9 meeting Class S14 in Sri Lanka Railways. Both power sets are imported from China. Class S9 is 19 years old whereas Class S14 is a brand new one.
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Old December 5th, 2019, 04:13 AM   #205
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Why doesn't the train go directly to the second track? Why does it go first at the other track? Is it because there is no platform for passengers for the second track? If this is the case, why don't rhey build a second platform to the other side of the second track - there is enough space for it.
Yes, it is because we don't have a platform for the second track. Both are an express and long distance trains, so lot of people have to get down.

Building a second platform is a big cost here in Sri Lanka. Also this is considered as a small station, therefore authorities will not care about this right now. Doing this will definitely make the procedure easier as you said. But it will not happen anytime soon.
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Too bad. They should elevate those sections if they upgrade the lines.
Yeah that is necessary to do. Hopefully, next year they will come up with an effective plan.
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Old December 5th, 2019, 04:24 PM   #207
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Yes, it is because we don't have a platform for the second track. Both are an express and long distance trains, so lot of people have to get down.

Building a second platform is a big cost here in Sri Lanka. Also this is considered as a small station, therefore authorities will not care about this right now. Doing this will definitely make the procedure easier as you said. But it will not happen anytime soon.
I guess the frequency is low. They have a lot of time to play the train instead of building a second platform. That's why they buy the DMU instead of using loco-coaches format.
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Batticaloa Oil Train with German Class M6 in Sri Lanka Railways



This is an oil train in Sri Lanka. The locomotive is a German class M6. The railway station is Gal Oya railway station.
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Old December 5th, 2019, 04:32 PM   #209
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I guess the frequency is low. They have a lot of time to play the train instead of building a second platform. That's why they buy the DMU instead of using loco-coaches format.
Yeah you got it right. Recently we bought lot of DMUs from China and India. However, next we will bring GM locomotives for the upcountry line from Brazil. (according to rumors.)
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Normal Second Class (Not the Reserved Class) in Sri Lanka Railways



This is a normal second class compartment in Sri Lanka Railways. You can travel in this with an open ticket to anywhere around Sri Lanka.
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Train Carrying Rails in Sri Lanka Railways



I spotted this from Gal Oya railway station. This rail train was going to Batticaloa to repair and upgrade some railway lines on the eastern line.
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