T1 Railcar: An intimate rail experience



As the pioneer of The Viceroy Special, and the forerunner in designing spectacular train travel opportunities with expertise and creativity, JF Tours is always passionate about rail travel, and finds ways of keeping this rail history alive.

The company has embarked upon another venture in the form of the T1 railcar (Diesel Deluxe), manufactured by the English Electric Co. UK, and designed to offer a railway travel of a different kind.

The rustic railcar, which was in passenger service between 1947 and 1970, is now beautifully restored including air-conditioning to put back on rails with modern standards for convenience expected by today’s travellers.  It offers not just the joy of the train ride in luxury (which is JF Tours hallmark) but also the experience of intimacy that comes being with the right people in this perfect, cozy atmosphere.

“We offer the booking of an entire railcar which is also more cost effective than using a longer train,” a spokesman for JF Tours said.  The Railcar has seating for 32 with tables to support food and drinks and also has a modern kitchenette equipped for preparation of food as well as trained and uniformed stewards in attendance. It has also a pleasant toilet and other facilities include wi-fi PA system and phone/laptop charging. This unit can be chartered by family groups and corporates for their outings. JF Tours deliver unparalleled quality and service to our customers to experience enjoyable railway journeys in the island where every route is scenic.  Whether it’s a vacation through the Southern Coastal line, the East Coast Regions or ancient and religious sites in Anuradhapura/ Polonnaruwa, our goal is to exceed your expectations. In the hill country mainline, the Rail Car travels up to Rambukkana, facilitating the popular day excursion to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

Source : http://www.ft.lk/article/523758/T1-Railcar–An-intimate-rail-experience#sthash.oil1cIeA.dpuf


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