Class H

A series of 60 4-6-2 locomotives built in several batches by 3 manufacturers. They had 8-wheel bogie tenders.

Above: A 1908 advertisement depicting Johore State Railway 7, NW 833/1908, became FMSR 131.

Below: Johore State Railway 12, NW 838/1908, became FMSR 134, with a Johore Express. Source: SLS library.

Below: Kitson 4835/1911 delivered as FMSR 103. (to be reloaded April 2008)

The first 7 were ordered from Kitson and delivered in 1907. They were FMSR class H1 according to the Kitson records. The next batch of ten came from Nasmyth Wilson in 1908, four going to the FMSR and six to the Johore State Railway, these last being in “Caledonian” blue livery. Later in 1908 the FMSR received a further 11 from Kitson, this time the records showing them simply as class H, as were the remainder, although thicker frames had increased the weight by over 2 tons. The Johore locomotives were taken over by the FMSR in 1912. Meanwhile a further batch of four had arrived from Kitson in 1911 and was followed by batches of six and three in 1912, ten in 1913 and five in 1914. R Stephenson had built the remaining four in 1913. In the tables below the dates for Kitson Locomotives are taken from the Kitson trials book.

   

Above: An H class locomotive in traffic, source unknown.

Below: in order, an Unidentified H class, FMSR 111 and FMSR 140. All 3 photographs reproduced with permission from the Stephenson Locomotive Society, they are thought to be from the H M le Fleming collection.

Maker Number Class Date Original Railway / No FMSR No. Notes

Kitson

4425

H1

1/11/1906

   

72

s. 5/1933

Kitson

4426

H1

3/11/1906

   

73

s. 10/1932

Kitson

4427

H1

16/11/1906

   

74

s. 8/1930

Kitson

4428

H1

22/11/1906

   

75

s. 9/1930

Kitson

4429

H1

23/11/1906

   

76

s. 10/1932

Kitson

4430

H1

3/12/1906

   

77

s. 2/1932

Kitson

4431

H1

15/12/1906

   

78

s. 4/1931

Nasmyth Wilson

833 H1

1908

Johore State Railway

7

131

To FMSR in 1912, withdrawn 1931, reinstated 1934

Nasmyth Wilson

834 H1

1908

Johore State Railway

8

132

To FMSR in 1912, s. 1/1933

Nasmyth Wilson

835 H1

1908

Johore State Railway

9

103, 113

To FMSR c 1910 as 103, 113 in 1911, s. 5/1932

Nasmyth Wilson

836 H1

1908

Johore State Railway

10

104, 114

To FMSR c 1910 as 104, 114 in 1911, s. 7/1930

Nasmyth Wilson

837 H1

1908

Johore State Railway

11

133

To FMSR in 1912, s. 1/1933

Nasmyth Wilson

838 H1

1908

Johore State Railway

12

134

To FMSR in 1912, s. 4/1930

Nasmyth Wilson

839

H1

1908

   

79

s. 1/1933

Nasmyth Wilson

840

H1

1908

   

80

s. 2/1930

Nasmyth Wilson

841

H1

1908

   

81

s. 9/1930

Nasmyth Wilson

842

H1

1908

   

82

s. 4/1933

Kitson

4569

H1

19/6/1908

   

88

s. 4/1933

Kitson

4570

H1

23/6/1908

   

89

s. 5/1934

Kitson

4571

H1

25/6/1908

   

90

s. 2/1934

Kitson

4572

H1

26/6/1908

   

91

s. 9/1931

Kitson

4573

H1

3/7/1908

   

92

s. 9/1934

Kitson

4574

H1

9/7/1908

   

93

s. 9/1930

Kitson

4575

H1

13/7/1908

   

94

s. 2/1929

Kitson

4576

H1

15/7/1908

   

95

s. 12/1933

Kitson

4577

H1

17/7/1908

   

96

s. 7/1930

Kitson

4578

H1

21/7/1908

   

97

s. 5/1933

Kitson

4579

H1

24/7/1908

   

98

s. 2/1934

Kitson

4835

H2

27/4/1911

   

103

withdrawn 11/1935, used as a test for trials, s. ?

Kitson

4836

H2

29/4/1911

   

104

s. ?

Kitson

4837

H2

3/5/1911

   

105

s. ?

Kitson

4838

H2

18/5/1911

   

106

s. ?

Kitson

4866

H2

1/12/1911

   

107

s. ?

Kitson

4867

H2

5/12/1911

   

108

  s. 4/1936

Kitson

4868

H2

7/12/1911

   

109

Became Malayan Railway 501.01 in 1946

Kitson

4869

H2

9/12/1911

   

110

Became Malayan Railway 501.02 in 1946

Kitson

4870

H2

12/12/1911

   

111

Became Malayan Railway 501.03 in 1946

Kitson

4871

H2

14/12/1911

   

112

Became Malayan Railway 501.04 in 1946

Kitson

4875

H2

7/2/1912

   

115

s. ?

Kitson

4876

H2

9/2/1912

   

116

s. ?

Kitson

4877

H2

14/1/1912

   

117

s. 11/1935

Robert Stephenson

3502

H2

1913

   

118

  s. ?

Robert Stephenson

3503

H2

1913

   

119

  s. ?

Robert Stephenson

3504

H2

1913

   

120

Became Malayan Railway 501.05 in 1946

Robert Stephenson

3505

H2

1913

   

121

Became Malayan Railway 501.06 in 1946

Kitson

4954

H3

7/4/1913

   

136

s. ? 

Kitson

4955

H3

11/4/1913

   

135

  s. ?

Kitson

4956

H3

16/4/1913

   

137

  s. 4/1936

Kitson

4957

H3

18/4/1913

   

138

Became Malayan Railway 501.07 in 1946

Kitson

4958

H3

23/4/1913

   

139

  s. ?

Kitson

4959

H3

6/6/1913

   

140

  s. ?

Kitson

4960

H3

11/6/1913

   

141

  s. ?

Kitson

4961

H3

13/6/1913

   

142

  s. ?

Kitson

4962

H3

25/6/1913

   

143

  s.?

Kitson

4963

H3

27/6/1913

   

144

Became Malayan Railway 501.08 in 1946

Kitson

5015

H3

12/11/1913

   

162

Converted to H4 1924, became Malayan Railway 501.09 in 1946

Kitson

5016

H3

17/11/1913

   

163

Became Malayan Railway 501.10 in 1946

Kitson

5017

H3

19/11/1913

   

164

  s. ?

Kitson

5018

H3

22/11/1913

   

165

Became Malayan Railway 501.11 in 1946

Kitson

5019

H3

31/12/1913

   

166

Converted to H4 11/1924, s. ?

 

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