A series of 20 4-6-2 locomotives built by Kitson. They had 8-wheel bogie tenders.
Ordered as a more powerful
version of the P class to eliminate double-heading of express services, most of
the class lasted almost to the end of steam, the final example being withdrawn
in 1971 and donated to the National Museum.
Ordered as a more powerful version of the P class to eliminate double-heading of express services, most of the class lasted almost to the end of steam, the final example being withdrawn in 1971 and donated to the National Museum.
3 decades of preservation - 4 pictures taken in 1975, 1985, 1995 & 2005.
Below: 3 decades of preservation - 4 pictures taken in 1975, 1985, 1995 & 2005.
Below: Five photographs showing the locomotives in FMSR livery in the 1920s, the first is a works photograph and is followed by FMSR 217, two shots of FMSR 220 and FMSR 229. Photographs reproduced with permission from the Stephenson Locomotive Society, they are thought to be from the H M le Fleming collection.
|Maker||Number||Date||Original Railway / No||MR No.||Notes|
|Kitson||5300||6 Jan 1921||F.M.S.R.||214||531.01||Preserved, National Museum, Kuala Lumpur.|
|Kitson||5301||12 Jan 1921||F.M.S.R.||215||531.02|
|Kitson||5302||20 Jan 1921||F.M.S.R.||216||531.03||Taken to Burma line by Japanese in WWII.|
|Kitson||5303||20 Jan 1921||F.M.S.R.||217||531.04|
|Kitson||5304||27 Jan 1921||F.M.S.R.||218||531.05|
|Kitson||5305||31 Jan 1921||F.M.S.R.||219||531.06|
|Kitson||5306||4 Feb 1921||F.M.S.R.||220||531.07||Taken to Burma line by Japanese in WWII.|
|Kitson||5307||11 Feb 1921||F.M.S.R.||221||531.08|
|Kitson||5308||16 Feb 1921||F.M.S.R.||222||531.09||Taken to Burma line by Japanese in WWII.|
|Kitson||5309||24 Feb 1921||F.M.S.R.||223||531.10|
|Kitson||5310||24 Feb 1921||F.M.S.R.||224||531.11||Taken to Burma line by Japanese in WWII.|
|Kitson||5311||1 Mar 1921||F.M.S.R.||225||531.12|
|Kitson||5312||8 Mar 1921||F.M.S.R.||226||531.13|
|Kitson||5313||8 Mar 1921||F.M.S.R.||227||531.14|
|Kitson||5314||14 Mar 1921||F.M.S.R.||228||531.15|
|Kitson||5315||17 Mar 1921||F.M.S.R.||229||531.16||Taken to Burma line by Japanese in WWII.|
|Kitson||5316||21 Mar 1921||F.M.S.R.||230||531.17|
|Kitson||5317||25 Mar 1921||F.M.S.R.||231||531.18|
|Kitson||5318||31 Mar 1921||F.M.S.R.||232||531.19|
|Kitson||5319||26 Apr 1921||F.M.S.R.||233||531.20|
Dates quoted above are Kitson test dates.
|Wheel arrangement:||4-6-2 with 8-wheel bogie tender.||Boiler pressure:||180 lbs, superheated.|
|Fire grate:||24.3 sq. feet.||Heating surface:||1,485 sq. feet.|
|Fuel capacity:||6 tons 1cwt.||Water capacity:||2,500 gallons.|
|Max. axle load:||12 tons.||Fixed wheel-base:||9 feet 5 in..|
214 - 233
531.01 - 531.20
17" x 24"
|A & B classes|
|Burma E and O||C² class|
|M class||O class||P class||Mallet|
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