Class M

A series of 10 2-6-0 locomotives built in the USA by Baldwin. They had 8-wheel bogie tenders.

  These lightweight, small-wheeled locomotives were ordered as replacements for some of the ageing fleet of  locomotives in the Construction department of FMSR and were intended to be used in the construction of the East Coast line.

Above: Construction Department CD32.  Photograph reproduced with permission from the Stephenson Locomotive Society, it is thought to be from the H M le Fleming collection.

Above: 951.07 at Tapah Road in 1955.

Maker Number Date Original Railway / No FMSR No. MR No. Notes
Baldwin 54587 1920 FMSR Const dept CD25 99 - 234 - 122 951.01 Kra, Op. by RSR to 11/1951
Baldwin 54588 1920 FMSR Const dept CD26 100 - 235 - 125 951.03 Kra, held by RSR to 11/1951
Baldwin 54589 1920 FMSR Const dept CD27 124   Destroyed Kra, by 1945
Baldwin 54590 1920 FMSR Const dept CD28 123 951.02 Kra, held by RSR to 11/1951
Baldwin 54591 1920 FMSR Const dept CD29 126 951.08 Sold 1939, ret 1945, Singapore 58
Baldwin 54592 1920 FMSR Const dept CD30 127 - M2 951.09 found Kra, Scrapped Prai 8/1948
Baldwin 54593 1920 FMSR Const dept CD31 128 951.04 Kra, returned
Baldwin 54594 1920 FMSR Const dept CD32 129 951.05 Kra, returned
Baldwin 54595 1920 FMSR Const dept CD33 130 951.06 Kra, held by RSR to 11/1951
Baldwin 54596 1920 FMSR Const dept CD34 101 - 236 - 131 951.07 Withdrawn 8/1956

Further notes: Kra line (Tung Song - Kan Tang) is the southern part of the Burma - Siam Railway, north of the border with Malaya. 7 locos (122, 123, 125 & 127-130) were sent there by the Japanese army and 4 (122, 123, 125 & 130) were written off by FMSR in 1946. 122 was later repaired and was seen at Surat Thani on 31 Oct 1946 and shunting at Surat Ferry on 22 Apr 1947. It was derelict at Tung Song on 18 Oct 1949 and was officially sold to RSR in November 1951, who immediately sold it for scrap. 123, 125 and 130 were seen out of use on the Kra line in 1945 and derelict at Chumphorn on 18 Oct 1949. 128 & 129 were returned after the war and 127 was found in Kra in 1946 and returned to Prai where it was scrapped. In addition to these 124 was destroyed during WWII, having reportedly been sent to Kra also. 126 was sold to the Nippon Mining Company in 1939 and reportedly used by the Japanese army on the East Coast line. FMSR re-acquired it after the war and used it to rebuilt the East Coast line until 1953. It was then overhauled and seen at Prai, later going to Singapore as shed pilot until withdrawal and scrapping in 1958. 

122, 125 & 131 had all been fitted with vacuum brakes in 1924 and transferred to the main fleet as 99, 100 & 101 for eventual use on the Port Dickson branch, being renumbered 234, 235 & 236 around 1928 before being renumbered with the rest of the class in 1932. After WWII 131 was noted active at various points between Gemas and Prai until withdrawal in 1956.

The above notes were compiled using information supplied by R. Ramaer and Len Stanway

Leading particulars:
Wheel arrangement: 4-6-2 with 8-wheel bogie tender. Boiler pressure: 160 lbs.
Fire grate: 13.1 sq. feet. Heating surface: 761 sq. feet.
Fuel capacity: 6 tons. Water capacity: 1,830 gallons.
Max. axle load: 9.45 tons. Fixed wheel-base: 9 feet 8 in.
Other particulars:

Introduced

Class Numbers

Cylinders

(3)

Tractive

effort

Loco

weight

 Tender

weight

 Overall

length

1921

M

(951)

CD 25 - CD 34

122 - 131

951.01 - 951.09

14" x 18"

12,257

29.575

23.75  43' 9"

 

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