19 July 2009

FMSR Class O

Origin - FMSR, KTM
Builder - North British Locomotive Co, Scotland
FMSR Class - O
Cylinder - 13 x 24 inches
FMSR Number range - 60-87
Boiler Pressure - 250 psi
KTM Class - 56
Driving Wheel Diameter - 54 inches
Water Capacity - 3,530 gallons
Introduced - 1938
Extinct - c1974
Weight Full - 104 tons
Tractive Effort - 23,940 lb

The class 56 was the ultimate development of the Malayan pacific, similar to the earlier classes 54 and 55, but with rotary cam poppet valve gear.

As well as improving the steaming, this feature helped to reduce hammer blow on the lightweight track. These locos could be seen everywhere on the Malayan system, and were the last class in service.

One loco ran without smoke deflectors for a time in the 1950s. Up to six locos were preserved, but it is not known if they all still exist. 564.33 and 564.36 have worked specials, and were even brought out of retirement to work freight during a motive power shortage.

KTM Number range (Name Carried):
561.01-11
  • 561.01 JOHORE BAHRU (Official Name) MALACCA
  • 561.02 KOTA TINGGI (Official Name) ALOR GAJAH
  • 561.03 JASIN
  • 561.04 KULIM
  • 561.05 MUAR
  • 561.06 BATU PAHAT
  • 561.07 KLUANG
  • 561.08 MERSING
  • 561.09 ?
  • 561.10 PASIR MAS (Official Name) KOTA TINGGI
  • 561.11 KUALA LANGAT (Official Name) PONTIAN
562.01-6
  • 562.01 ?
  • 562.02 BENTONG (Official Name) JOHORE BAHRU
  • 562.03 KEMAMAN
  • 562.04 DUNGUN
  • 562.05 REMBAU (Official Name) MARANG
  • 562.06 KUALA TRENGGANU
563.01-11
  • 563.01 BESUT
  • 563.02 ULU KELANTAN
  • 563.03 PASIR PUTEH
  • 563.04 BACHOK
  • 563.05 KOTA BAHRU
  • 563.06 MACHANG (Official Name) TUMPAT
  • 563.07 IPOH (Official Name) PASIR MAS
  • 563.08 MARANG (Official Name) MACHANG
  • 563.09 PENANG
  • 563.10 CHANGI (Official Name) IPOH
  • 563.11 LANGKAWI
564.01-4
  • 564.01 KANGAR
  • 564.02 KUBANG PASU
  • 564.03 ALOR STAR
  • 564.04 PADANG TERAP
  • 564.05 KUALA MUDA
  • 564.06 SEGAMAT (Official Name) BALING
  • 564.07 LUMUT
  • 564.08 BANDAR BAHRU
  • 564.09 PONTIAN (Official Name) CHANGI
  • 564.10 BUKIT MERTAJAM
  • 564.11 NIBONG TEBAL
  • 564.12 ALOR GAJAH + CORONATION (Official Name) KRIAN
  • 564.13 LARUT
  • 564.14 MATANG
  • 564.15 KATONG
  • 564.16 KUALA KANGSAR
  • 564.17 KINTA
  • 564.18 SELETAR
  • 564.19 TANGLIN
  • 564.20 BATANG PADANG
  • 564.21 SELAMA
  • 564.22 KUALA SELANGOR
  • 564.23 ULU SELANGOR
  • 564.24 KLANG
  • 564.25 KUALA LUMPUR
  • 564.26 ULU LANGAT
  • 564.27 KRIAN (Official Name) KUALA LANGAT
  • 564.28 SEREMBAN
  • 564.29 PANGKOR
  • 564.30 KUALA PILAH (Official Name) REMBAU
  • 564.31 TAMPIN
  • 564.32 BALING (Ofifcial Name) KUALA PILAH
  • 564.33 JELEBU
  • 564.34 PEKAN
  • 564.35 KUANTAN
  • 564.36 TEMERLOH
  • 564.37 TUMPAT (Official Name) BENTONG
  • 564.38 RAUB
  • 564.39 LIPIS
  • 564.40 MALACCA (Official Name) LUMUT

1 comment:

PJ Gomes said...

The Class 56 was my favourite. I had the opportunity to travel on the footplate when the 564.36 was restored for the KTMB centennial at Taiping in 1985. I had many wonderful memories travelling on trains hauled by the 56 class along the kedah branch line and occasionally the 56 class was also used to haul the night mail trains from Butterworth to KL in the 60s. The above locomotive 564.25 is now resting in Butterworth