19 July 2009

FMSR Class C - New C

New C (1929—1970s)

Origin - FMSR
Builder - Nasmyth Wilson, and North British Locomotive Company, Scotland
FMSR Class - C
Cylinder - 14.5 x 22 ins
FMSR Number range - 18-33
Boiler Pressure - 250 psi
KTM Class - 40
Driving Wheel Diameter - 54 ins
Water Capacity - 2,000 gallons
Introduced - 1929
Extinct - c1973
Weight Full - 76 tons
Tractive Effort - 19272 lb

By 1929, all original Class C locomotives were removed from active service, allowing the Class C designation to be reassigned to a new series of locomotives. The "new" FMSR Class C locomotives was introduced in 1929, beginning with a fleet of five locomotives from Nasmyth, Wilson and Company and saw the addition of 11 from the North British Locomotive Company between 1939 and 1940, expanding the fleet to encompass 16 locomotives.

All Class C locomotives were 38' 11"-long 4-6-4T side tank engines with two cylinders measuring 14½" by 22". Differences may be noted with the 1929 Class C and the 1939—1941; among others, the 1929 series was lighter (73 tons compared to the later series' 74.1 tones) but featured a smaller fire grate (at 23.6 sq ft compared to the later series' 28 sq ft).

An additional six orders from North British were completed in 1941, but were redirected by the War Department of the United Kingdom to Egypt for use as military locomotives in World War II. The six locomotives were allocated FMSR numbers after the war, but a dispute over payment arose as the locomotives were no longer new. Subsequently all six locomotive were sold to the Royal Jordanian Hashemite Railway in 1949 and delisted from the FMSR by 1951.

The remaining Class Cs were presumably scrapped by Malayan Railways during the 1960s and 1970s.

KTM Number range (Name Carried) :
401.01-05

* 401.01 GUNONG TAHAN
* 401.02 GUNONG KORBU
* 401.03 GUNONG TEMENGOR
* 401.04 ?
* 401.05 ?

402.01-06

* 402.01 GUNONG LIANG
* 402.02 GUNONG BINTANG
* 402.03 GUNONG CHABANG
* 402.04 GUNONG SEMANGKOK
* 402.05 GUNONG ANGSI
* 402.06 GUNONG JERAI

403.01-06

* 403.01 GUNONG HIJAN
* 403.02 GUNONG BESAR
* 403.03 GUNONG BUBU
* 403.04 GUNONG GRAH
* 403.05 GUNONG BERAMBUN
* 403.06 ?


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