30 November 2008

KTMB Class 21

KTM Class - 21
Builder - Kisha Seiso Kasha Ltd, Japan
Horsepower - 1,060
Introduced - 1965
Weight - 52 Tons
Extinct - 1990s
Tractive Effort - 34,940
Engine - Mercedes Benz MB 820 DB

The Class 21 was delivered in 2 batches, the first in 1965 and the second in 1968. This class was not an outstanding success, but nevertheless they served KTM for more than a quarter of a century. They have now been withdrawn, but one example is preserved. Class 21 probably carried the biggest variety of liveries of any Malaysian class. They started life in green (1960s), moved on to maroon (1970s), orange/yellow (early 1980s) and silver (late 1980s). Did any other class carry such a variety of colours?

KTM Number range : 21101 - 21115 ; 21201 - 21210
Brought in two batches : First batches : 21101 - 21115 came in 1965
KTMB Official Locomotive Name :
  • 21101 SUNGAI KELANTAN
  • 21102 SUNGAI TERENGGANU
  • 21103 SUNGAI DUNGUN
  • 21104 SUNGAI BESUT
  • 21105 SUNGAI KEMAMAN
  • 21106 SUNGAI PAHANG
  • 21107 SUNGAI JOHOR
  • 21108 SUNGAI ENDAU
  • 21109 SUNGAI MUAR
  • 21110 SUNGAI LINGGI
  • 21111 SUNGAI LUKUT
  • 21112 SUNGAI SELANGOR
  • 21113 SUNGAI PERAK
  • 21114 SUNGAI KRIAN
  • 21115 SUNGAI KEDAH
Followed by 21201 - 21210 three years later
  • 21201 SUNGAI GALAS
  • 21202 SUNGAI NENGGIRI
  • 21203 SUNGAI JELAI
  • 21204 SUNGAI BERNAM
  • 21205 SUNGAI MELAKA
  • 21206 SUNGAI BATU PAHAT
  • 21207 SUNGAI KESANG
  • 21208 SUNGAI ROMPIN
  • 21209 SUNGAI PONTIAN
  • 21210 SUNGAI KELANG

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