19 July 2009

FMSR Class S

Origin - FMSR
Builder - North British Locomotive Co (Scotland), Beyer Peacock (England)
FMSR Class - S
Cylinder - 17 x 24 inches
FMSR Number range - 237-252
Boiler Pressure - 180 psi
Driving Wheel Diameter - 54 inches
Water Capacity - 3,000 gallons
Introduced - 1928
Extinct - 1959
Weight Full -108 tons
Tractive Effort - 29,480 lb

Class "S" was delivered in three batches between 1928 and 1930. The first two batches were from North British, and the third from Beyer Peacock. The S class was a big step forward, having 3 cylinders and consequently more power than their predecessors. The earlier batches had Gresley conjugated valve gear, whilst later examples had Rotary Cam valve gear. At some stage, these locos were modified with smoke deflectors and sloping running plate, giving a much more modern appearance, further enhanced by conversion to oil firing after the war.

KTM Class - 55
KTM Number range (Name Carried) :
551.01 - 551.03

* 551.01 THE SULTAN OF PERAK
* 551.02 THE SULTAN OF SELANGOR
* 551.03 THE YANG DI-PERTUAN BESAR OF NEGRI SEMBILAN

552.01 - 552.08

* 552.01 THE SULTAN OF PAHANG
* 552.02 SIR CECIL CLEMENTI
* 552.03 SULTAN OF JOHORE
* 552.04 SULTAN OF KELANTAN
* 552.05 SULTAN OF TRENGGANU
* 552.06 THE RAJAH OF PERLIS
* 552.07 SIR C.B.H. MITCHELL
* 552.08 SIR J.S. SWETTENHAM

553.01 - 553.05

* 553.01 SIR F.A. SWETTENHAM
* 553.02 SIR JOHN ANDERSON
* 553.03 SIR ARTHUR YOUNG
* 553.04 SIR L.N. GUILLEMARD
* 553.05 SIR HUGH CLIFFORD


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