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Preserved Road Engines in Sri Lanka

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I am sure there is more to be discovered in the country...  For steam age railway relics see:


1

At the Sri Lanka German Railway Training Centre, at Ratmalana, Colombo.

6-wheel Articulated Robey steam wagon, 43757/1928
Worked until the 1980s for the British Ceylon Corporation (BCC)
2 At the Sri Lanka German Railway Training Centre, at Ratmalana, Colombo. Robey steam wagon, 42888 of 1925
Worked until the 1980s for the British Ceylon Corporation (BCC)
3 Outside Gangaramaya Temple at the corner of Hunupittiya Lake Road and Sri Jinaratana Road, one of Colombo’s main Buddhist temples  Aveling & Porter single piston valve. No 11187. Single speed 'B' type despatched May 8 1925 to Crown Agents, Colombo
4 Old town hall museum, Colombo, on the corner of Main Street, Dam Street and Bodhiraja Mawatha. Sentinel steam wagon (known to be No 6755 of 10/1926) but which also carries registration no C 9218 
5 Old town hall museum, Colombo, on the corner of Main Street, Dam Street and Bodhiraja Mawatha. Aveling & Porter oil engined roller. No 11468 'U' type, to Municipality of Colombo, 31st March 1926. Blackstone ESI engine. Scarifier No 642.
6 Highway Museum, Pilmatalawa, about 11km from before Kandy coming from Colombo, by the level crossing. Aveling & Porter oil engined roller of the 1920s - not identified
7 Highway Museum, Pilmatalawa, about 11km from before Kandy coming from Colombo, by the level crossing. Aveling-Barford steam roller from the late 1940s built by Vickers Armstrong Ltd, Newcastle on Tyne (under license)
John Knapton advises that it carries boiler number 4080 tested on 30th April 1947, from which it can be deduced it is A-B AH 368 of 1947, a type T single.
8 Highway Museum, Pilmatalawa, about 11km from before Kandy coming from Colombo, by the level crossing. Aveling & Porter  12270 (NOT 12007 as shown on the works plate). Single speed 'F' type despatched 21 January 1929 to Crown Agents, Colombo
9 Highway Museum, Pilmatalawa, about 11km from before Kandy coming from Colombo, by the level crossing. Marshall 6 ton single cylinder ‘S’ Type steam roller No 70425 fitted with 2-tyne Allen scarifier No 572. Supplied to Crown Agents, Colombo on 6th June 1925
10 Click for full size image. Kandy - seen on tyre company's forecourt Marshall portable 41427/1904


Rob and Yuehong  Dickinson

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