Friday, 29 June 2012

Railway Signaling

Railway Signaling
A rather dated but good article. Worth a read.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

The Battle of Santa Clara

A Tribute to Che Guevara

The Battle of Santa Clara
How Che Guevara derailed a Troop Train


Gyan C. A. Fernando
(In memory of "Che" and published on the 14th of June, his birthday) 

Monday, 11 June 2012

All Aboard

All Aboard

 Changing scenes from Colombo Fort to Jaffna 

N. Senthilkumaran takes an ‘armchair train ride’, a compilation of many trips made in the 1980s and early 1990 from Colombo Fort to Jaffna/Kankasanthurai (KKS) on the Yal Devi 

Diesel Locomotives of Sri Lanka

Diesel Locomotives of Sri Lanka
Locomotive classification 

A definitive guide to the Diesel Locomotives of the Ceylon Government and Sri Lanka Government Railways.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Railways of Sri Lanka

Railways of Sri Lanka
by Dr David Hyatt
ISBN 0-9537304-0-9

This book is now out of print with just a few copies available. However, David has produced pdf supplements which are definitely worth a read. They can be downloaded here:

StudioSenthil: Trains

StudioSenthil: Trains: Originally drawn for another website which I am winding down. Trains and cartoons have both been interests since childhood. The Ghan-run...

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Railway Halts of Sri Lanka: Hyndford

 Railway Halts of Sri Lanka 
Other Estate Halts and Platforms

Hyndford railway halt, Sri Lanka

Hyndford (HYP) is a rather decrepit estate or plantation halt, badly maintained and further disfigured by political posters. 
The fact that some of the local poor people still use this halt, is a good enough reason for maintaining it as a halt.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Last Train to San Fernando

What’s In a Song?
The Last Train to San Fernando
Gyan Fernando

Some people who lived through the 1960s might remember the song “Last Train to San Fernando” popularised by Johnny Duncan and the Bluegrass Boys. This song was released in 1957. At about the same time there was another version of the same song by Jamaica Johnny & His Milagro Boys.