Thursday, August 20, 2009

The 'Kelani Valley' train at Miriswaththe, Sri Lanka.

The "Kelani valley' train was initially a narrow gauge train from Colombo to Avissawella. From Avissawella one track went to Yatiyantota the other went to Openayake. This train served to handle the freight traffic of the rubber and tea plantations situated in these areas. It also catered to the Sri Paada pilgrims and to the horses and visitors to the Talduwa Planters club close to Avissawella. It is now a wide gauge train and goes only up to Avissawella. I took this picture in July 2009.