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Sri Lanka steam locos
Steam trains on the coastal and mountain line

Sri Lanka, a country with magnificent landscapes, which can offer everything, from the tropics, the beach and the sea to the cool highland and the mountain railway line to Badulla, which astonishes everyone with its many curves, high bridges and viaducts, some tunnels and rocky outcrops over the tracks. Sri Lanka Railways use their 3 still operational steam locomotives B1A #251, B1D #340 and B2B #213 regularly before excursion steam trains and the Viceroy Express, which is not quite as luxurious as the Palace of Wheels in India. The shown pictures are taken on the coastal line from Colombo to Galle as well as in the mountainous region of the main line from Rambukkana to Demodara.

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Some photos have a corresponding video clip. If you prefer to see motion instead of a HD image then you should switch to Video to photo summary. There you will find videos which are listed in the same sequence as the photos and which are uploaded to the Internet. Please note that as starting sequence only the videos are shown which relate to steam trains in Sri Lanka. You are welcome to modify as to your personal preference and then rebuild the overview again. If you prefer to see a film in which the video sequences are put together, you can choose between the coastal railway and the mountain railway.

Sri Lanka Railways steam train on the coastal railway line with steam locomotive B1A #251 Film Coastal line
This film shows only some parts of the trip on the Coastal line, which partly runs directly at the beach and the sea of the Indian Ocean. The Beyer Peacock steam locomotive B1A 251 "Sir Thomas Maitland", built in 1928, of Sri Lanka Railways transports the steam train from Colombo via Kalutara and Aluthgama to Galle and return.
Sri Lanka Railways steam locomotive B2B #213 in Nanu Oya Film Mountain line
from Rambukkana via Peradeniya, with a side trip to Kandy, further via Nawalapitiya, the tea fields around Watawala, Hatton, Nanu-Oya, Ella to Demodara, where is the Sri Lankan Loop and the very popular Nine Arch Bridge. The two steam locomotives B1D #340 and B2B #213 come into operation, uphill to Kandy even double headed.

Steam locomotives from Germany are combined in an extra gallery due to the amount of taken pictures. The same applies to steam locomotives in Japan, which run exactly on time according to schedule. For the same reason the winter steam gallery of Chinese steam locomotives on factory railway service was carried out, which point themselves with a large number of pictures. All other pictures of steam locomotives and their trains are presented in the international steam locomotive photo gallery. Following the gallery, some explanations and requirements are given for how the gallery pages are structured and work. Furthermore pages can be found on the subject of railways and steam locomotives.

No photo gallery? Worth knowing about technology and program
If your operating system doesn’t build the photo gallery, but instead displays a warning that restricts the display of active content, allow the blocked risk. The navigation, the selection menus of the photo gallery as well as the control of the gallery pages are completely written in javascript, which triggers the browser to display this warning. Furthermore, since version 3.0 the entire screen is designed in container technology with a maximum of 5 areas, which are set visible or kept hidden depending on the screen width. Same width also determines how many shots can be shown in a row and automatically adjusts to it when you refresh the screen, similar to your Windows Explorer. Due to the variable structure of the gallery, unfortunately, no headings can be given any longer, which area will be displayed next. The photo gallery itself as one on the 5 subsections is displayed with dynpro subscreen technology, means that in the screen encircled container 2 other containers are connected in the top left position. One of these sub-container shows as transparent background image the steam locomotive B1A #251 and its steam train on the coastal railway in Katukurunda, where the rail reaches directly to the beach and the sea, topped with palm trees; the other container contains the text. The wallpaper in the background is fixed with 100% x-axis and 100% y-axis and 4000 pixels, the text container calculates its depth itself. Depending to your screen configuration, one container is displayed deeper than the other, so there it at the bottom an overpowering beyond the edge of one of the containers. In normal cases the wallpaper should finish deeper than the text.

Some patience, please note
The pictures of the photo gallery are extremely compressed to 165 * 110 pixels, Thus very fuzzy, but this is the intention. By clicking the frame you will get the actual size with an image resolution of 2250 * 1500 pixels and the detailed data to the picture. You can click the graphics right away, the second screen will open, but it may be that your Internet browser will load all the photos in the gallery before the single photo is activated in the zoom. Also note that your computer may issue a warning about active elements in the background. Without activation and during charging, the zoom screen remains black, which is not a program error, it is just the background color. Please be patient. How the photo description is structured and which possibilities you have in operating the system, is shortly summarized in the guidance to the photo.

Farrail - live to see steam trains and railway
Did this little photo gallery appeal to you more? Has this little photo gallery wake you up for more ? Don't you like to see only the pictures, do you like to photograph yourself the trains ? The journey, which has provoked these images of this site, has been organized by Farrail. Farrail is specialized on photo and video tour for railway and train spotters in foreign and exotic countries. The participants don't have to take care about anything, neither how to get a permission, neither approvals, they don't have to study when the next train is on the ride, even neither in which nice restaurant dinner will be taken, everything will be managed for you. Your responsibility is only to ensure, that your camera has enough power, that the memory capacity of your smart cards is sufficient, or that you have enough empty and unused films used for this day / this tour.

Enthusiasts and railway experts
Steam trains fans are welcome to contribute additional data, since the author won't call himself a real professional for example concerning classes or history of a locomotive. Through our link summary you can access to other interesting galleries and presentations on the topic of steam locomotive and railway on the Internet. Webmasters, companies, railway stations, associations, museums, clubs, organizations, who like to be picked up in our list, we offer the possibility by exchanging links to call attention on your presentation. Do you like to participate ?

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