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Raj Steam - Sri Lankan Narrow Gauge - On Line

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Updated 4th October 2015

More contributors always very welcome!!!

Having completed my initial survey of the Indian public narrow gauge railways, I have turned my attention to Sri Lanka. This covers the railway known as the Kelani Vally line, which was in steep decline by the 1970s and now approximately half is left and that has been broad gauge since the 1990s.

Eventually, the images will be available as a (cheap) download, these will be higher quality JPG images and without the water marks present in this version.

Special thanks go to the late Peter Michie (PM) and Brian/Marion Manktelow (BM/MM), who allowed me to go through their entire collections taken on many extended visits. Without their co-operation it would have been impossible to make this compilation. The late Chris Walker (CW) was again an absolute mine of information on obscure railways and locomotives.

Other contributors to the Raj Steam series are gratefully acknowledged: Bill Alborough (BA), the late George Bamberry (GB), John Benson (JB), the late Bruce Chennel (BC), Stewart Blencowe (SB), Mark Carter (MC) the late Derek Cross (DC), Jan Willem van Dorp (JD), the late David Eatwell (DE), Gordon Edgar (GE), Rod Farr (RF), Alexander Gillieron (AG), Chris Grimes (CG), the late Peter Hodge (PH), Rob Kingsford-Smith (RK), Wilson Lythgoe (WL), Laurie Marshall (LM), Peter Newsome (PN), Richard Pelham (RP), the late Basil Roberts (BR), Bernd Seiler (BS), the late John Tillman (JT).

If you can contribute, please email me at the address below, those whose pictures are used will be invited to download the existing Images of Rail products and will obviously be entitled to the parts of this project as they are prepared.

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Rob Dickinson

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