JF Tours & Travels, the pioneer of ‘The Viceroy Special’ is always passionate about rail travel while keeping the history alive. It has embarked upon another venture to recreate the magical rail travel that has been faded away with the modern rail inventions. The T1 railcar (Diesel Deluxe), which was manufactured by English Electric Co. UK, 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 to its authentic appearance with luxury comfort.
The railcar is a perfect environment in which to enjoy the proximity of your family and friends. It forms the basis of a magical way to travel with up to 32 passengers. We let you book an entire railcar which is also more cost effective than using a longer train. It facilitates not only travel to destinations but also special family occasions and corporate functions. The railcar allows guests to journey in comfort and style through the Sri Lankan railway net-work. Whether it’s a vacation through the Southern Coastal line, Trincomalee/ Baticaloa in the Eastern Region or ancient and religious sites in Anuradhapura/ Polonnaruwa, our goal is to exceed your expectations. In the hill country mainline, it travels only up to Rambukkana facilitating the popular day excursion to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
We offer an excellent service and fresh cuisine, handled by experienced staff and professional chefs, who are used to the challenge of cooking and serving in a moving environment. You will appreciate the opportunity to sit back and relax in comfort while enjoying the scenery go by, reading or socializing paving the way for your journey itself to becomes a vacation. The T1 rail car is sure to leave a lasting fantastic impression on our guests long after they have left.