Class R

A series of 10 0-6-0T locomotives built by Baldwin. 

These were ordered for for heavy shunting duties and to replace the earlier class A & B locomotives which were to be used for construction. They themselves were replaced in the larger yards in 1948 by the new class 15 diesel shunters but most found work in the smaller yards for another 10-15 years. 3 were rebuilt with larger bunkers in 1934 for the new coal handling plant at Kuala Lumpur, one was converted for oil burning in 1962 and 2 were sold to the Rompin Mining Company in 1961

Above, FMSR 10 is shunting outside Kuala Lumpur shed and below, 311.06 many years later sporting a much shorter chimney. The upper photograph is reproduced with permission from the Stephenson Locomotive Society, it is thought to be from the H M le Fleming collection.

Maker Number Date Original Railway / No 1946 No. Notes
Baldwin 54597 1921 F.M.S.R. 4 311.02 rebuilt 1934, withdrawn 1958
Baldwin 54598 1921 F.M.S.R. 5 311.03 badly damaged by 1946, withdrawn 1947
Baldwin 54599 1921 F.M.S.R. 6 311.04 withdrawn 1964
Baldwin 54600 1921 F.M.S.R. 7 311.05 withdrawn 1964
Baldwin 54601 1921 F.M.S.R. 8 311.06 converted to oil burning 1962, withdrawn 1964
Baldwin 54602 1921 F.M.S.R. 9 311.07 withdrawn 1958
Baldwin 54603 1921 F.M.S.R. 11 311.09 withdrawn 1964
Baldwin 54604 1921 F.M.S.R. 12 311.10 rebuilt 1934, withdrawn and sold 1961
Baldwin 54605 1921 F.M.S.R. 14>3 311.01 rebuilt 1934, withdrawn and sold 1961
Baldwin 54606 1921 F.M.S.R. 35>10 311.08 withdrawn 1958

 

Leading particulars:
Wheel arrangement:  0-6-0T Boiler pressure: 160 lb
Fire grate: 12 sq. ft. Heating surface: 504 sq. ft.
Fuel capacity: 2 tons 2 tons Water capacity: 1,000 gallons
Max. axle load: 12 tons Fixed wheel-base: 10'
Variable particulars:

Introduced

Class Numbers

Cylinders

(2)

Tractive

effort

Loco

weight

 Overall

length

1921 R

311

see

below

16" x 20" 17,554 lb 38t 6c 25' 2"

 

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