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Malaysian Railway Photographs

Mainly the Monorail at Sunway, Petaling Jaya. Also some museum photos, courtesy Trevor Dix

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  • Date : Sep 2001, catalogued 02 Jan 2002
  • Photographer : Trevor Dix
  • Medium : digital camera (Kodak DC290), image location DSC00010
  • Description : This class T steam locomotive was one of the five small tank engines built by W.G.Bagnall Limited of England in 1927. With plate frames and pony trucks, they were the first British-built engine to have steel fireboxes and shipped completely erected for use by the Federated Malay State Railways in 1929.
    Used for dock service, it was stationed at Singapore and Port Swettenham (nor Port Kelang) until 1964. Its full weight was 31 tons with 1.5 tons of fuel and 750 gallons of water.


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  • Date : 2001, catalogued 07 Jan 2002
  • Photographer : Trevor Dix
  • Medium : digital camera (Kodak DC290), image location DSC00012
  • Description : This steam locomotive was first put into service in 1921 by the Federated Malay States Railways at a cost of M$121,000. In November 1969, it was withdrawn from service from the East Coast main line in Kelantan. It has covered about 1.5 million rail miles. Total weight of engine and tender (empty) 69 tons. Total weight of engine and tender (in working order) 88.5 tons. Total length of engine and tender 59 feet. Made by Kitson & Co., England. Donated by the Malayan Railway in November 1973.


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  • Date : 01 Jul 2002, catalogued 08 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0243_1600x1200
  • Description : The Aerotrain at Kuala Lumpur International Airport: note the driverless feature


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  • Date : 01 Jul 2002, catalogued 08 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0244_1600x1200
  • Description : The Aerotrain station: note the completely sealed platform


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  • Date : 01 Jul 2002, catalogued 08 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0245_1600x1200
  • Description : A driverless Aerotrain departing Terminal C at KLIA. Note that the train has rubber tyres on concrete railways.


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  • Date : 30 Jun 2002, catalogued 07 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0176_1600x1200
  • Description : A view of the Sunway monorail, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia


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  • Date : 30 Jun 2002, catalogued 07 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0173_1600x1200
  • Description : The monorail station at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre. The Egyptian theme seems just a little bizarre!


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  • Date : 30 Jun 2002, catalogued 07 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0171_1600x1200
  • Description : The big hassle with monorail systems is the complexity of the points, or switches. Here we see why.


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  • Date : 30 Jun 2002, catalogued 07 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0177_1600x1200
  • Description :


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  • Date : 30 Jun 2002, catalogued 07 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0186_1600x1200
  • Description : The monorail is dwarfed by the Sphinx at Sunway Pyramid. I think the Sphinx looks more like a dog than a cat, actually.


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  • Date : 30 Jun 2002, catalogued 08 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0200
  • Description : The Sunway monorail leaving the Pyramid station


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  • Date : 30 Jun 2002, catalogued 08 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0201
  • Description : The monorail departs Sunway Pyramid station


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