Railway Walk (Rail Para Dige) From Great Western to Idalgashinna
Start Position : Colombo Fort Railway Station
Start Time : Friday 20:00, August 2010
End Position : Pettah
End Time : Sunday 20:30, August 2010
Dimuthu - Organizer, Anton, Lakitha, Sidhath, Kusal, Me
I don't have words to explain this story. It is sooo beautiful. So, I will write it as a story book. Only talk when it is necessary.
We've started our journey at 20:00 by train. We get off from the train at about 03:30 from Great Western railway station. We rest till 06:30, at the rest room at the station. Then, 06:30 in the morning, our journey begins.
We had to be very careful when we travel on bridges or inside tunnels. We always kept our ears open. There is no room on the bridges to stay, when train is going on them.
10km to 12km
We had to go through 19 tunnels on our journey. Longer tunnels has 'Man Holes'.
Inside the tunnel, there are areas where mountain was cut into square shaped holes, so that workers can go into those when trains are comming.
We stayed Saturday night at Pattipola. There was a person called 'Mahathun', who own a vehicle. I knew him earlier, when we went to horton planes. He is also providing accomadations. So, we stayed at his house.
Official government web site of Sri Lanka Railway : www.railway.gov.lk
Train Time tables : www.slrfc.org
Dimuthu's brother for this idea and providing us valuable information.
Last Updated : 22/08/2010
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