Sri Lanka

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
On tour in Sri lanka at present recording some great video of trains but only passenger so far.  Are there any regular goods?

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  Dangersdan707 Chief Train Controller

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Farrail?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Farrail?
Dangersdan707

Who?

I took the train from Ella to Nuwara eliya yesterday and the board showing the timetable at Wella mentioned a Daily goods but was behind our train so not sure if it ran.

The new Railpage Mobile APP in development right now will allow myself for example and RP users to post photos and video to the database which will show up immediately on the photo thread.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Train Controller

Location: On a Thing with Internet
'On Tour' @bevans I assumed Literally

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Just driving around Sri lanka and taking some rail journeys
  RTT_Rules The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dubai UAE
On tour in Sri lanka at present recording some great video of trains but only passenger so far.  Are there any regular goods?
bevans
Apparently yes but good luck finding anything as the freight system was left to run down previously during the war and most things switched to road.

Remember in developing countries such as Sri Lankia and India, they have generally abandoned small and medium scale rail freight in favor of trucking despite it being slower. Indian Rail do not move anything smaller than rake load.

Just doing some googling, it was hard to find any references to SL rail freight outside their website. Nothing in Wiki.

i think fuel/oil is one of the main stays.

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