Class S

A series of 16 4-6-2 locomotives built in 3 batches by North British and Beyer-Peacock. They had 8-wheel bogie tenders.

  The first batch of three was supplied by North British in 1928 to eliminate double-heading of the heavy passenger trains on the main line. The second almost identical batch was supplied two years later so that the heavy freight trains could benefit also. These two batches had Walschaerts valve gear. Beyer Peacock supplied the third batch in 1932 and they differed in having rotary cam valves, and tender water capacity was increased from 3,000 gallons to 4,000 gallons. By 1934 5 of the class based at Kuala Lumpur were dedicated to Taiping to Singapore passenger services. They were all withdrawn in 1958 and 1959.

Below: in order, S1 FMSR 238, S1 FMSR 239 and S2 FMSR 242. Photographs reproduced with permission from the Stephenson Locomotive Society, they are thought to be from the H M le Fleming collection.

 

Above: S1 551.01 at Kuala Lumpur shed. In the background is a class SR3 (26.1) steam railcar.

Below: S3 553.04 at Kuala Lumpur shed.

Maker Number Date Original Railway / No 1946 No. Name
North British 23679 1928 F.M.S.R. 237 551.01 THE SULTAN OF PERAK
North British 23680 1928 F.M.S.R. 238 551.02 THE SULTAN OF SELANGOR
North British 23681 1928 F.M.S.R. 239 551.03 THE YANG DI-PERTUAN BESAR OF NEGRI SEMBILAN
North British 23904 1929 F.M.S.R. 240 552.01 THE SULTAN OF PAHANG
North British 23905 1929 F.M.S.R. 241 552.02 SIR CECIL CLEMENTI
North British 23906 1929 F.M.S.R. 242 552.03 SULTAN OF JOHORE
North British 23907 1929 F.M.S.R. 243 552.04 SULTAN OF KELANTAN
North British 23908 1929 F.M.S.R. 244 552.05 SULTAN OF TRENGGANU
North British 23909 1929 F.M.S.R. 245 552.06 THE RAJAH OF PERLIS
North British 23910 1930 F.M.S.R. 246 552.07 SIR C. B. H. MITCHELL
North British 23911 1930 F.M.S.R. 247 552.08 SIR J. S. SWETTENHAM
Beyer-Peacock 6721 1931 F.M.S.R. 248 553.01 SIR F. A. SWETTENHAM
Beyer-Peacock 6722 1931 F.M.S.R. 251 553.04 SIR JOHN ANDERSON
Beyer-Peacock 6723 1931 F.M.S.R. 252 553.05 SIR ARTHUR YOUNG
Beyer-Peacock 6724 1931 F.M.S.R. 249 553.02 SIR L. N. GUILLEMARD
Beyer-Peacock 6725 1931 F.M.S.R. 250 553.03 SIR HUGH CLIFFORD

 

Leading particulars:
Wheel arrangement: 4-6-2 with 8-wheel bogie tender. Boiler pressure:  180 lbs, superheated.
Fire grate: 35 sq. feet. Heating surface: 2,286 sq. feet.
Fuel capacity: 10 tons. Water capacity: 3,000 (S3 4,000)  gallons.
Max. axle load: 16 tons. Fixed wheel-base: 10 feet.
Variable particulars:

Introduced

Class Numbers

Cylinders

(3)

Tractive

effort

Loco

weight

 Tender

weight

 Overall

length

1928 S1

551

237 - 239

551.01 - 551.03

17" x 24" 29,480 lb 69.15 tons 41.7 tons 55' 11"
1930 S2

552

240 - 247

552.01 - 552.08

17" x 24" 29,480 lb 70.15 tons 41.7 tons 55' 11"
1932 S3

553

248 - 252

553.01 - 553.05

17" x 24" 29,480 lb 70.15 tons 47 tons 55' 11"

 

 

Unclassified

A & B classes

A class

C class

Burma E and O C class

D class

E class

F class

G class

H class

I class

J class

K class

K class

L class
M class O class P class Mallet
Q class

R class

S class

T class

WWII Sentinel WD class  

Back to Malayan Railways

Page created 24th March 2005.

Page updated 31st October 2008.

This page has been visited times