Kadugannawa Station Early 1900s
Kadugannawa incline, the gateway to the hill country is one of the major engineering feat which involves 1400 ft climb through 12 tunnels.
Starts from Rambukkana (290ft above sea level), the train begins its climb (roughly 1 foot for every 50 ft) and reach its peak at Kadugannawa station 1690 ft. The station is located by the side of the Colombo-Kandy road which was completed in 1832, 30 years before the railway line was built. The historical landmark of Dawson Tower which was constructed at Kadugannawa in memory of Capt. Dawson, who successfully completed the Colombo-Kandy road construction, is seen through the train window. Text: jftours.com