Steam Railcars

A series of 16 steam railcars built in 4 batches by Sentul works and Sentinel.

  9 2-car sets were planned in 1914 and 4 had been completed by 1917. It is not known if any more were built. In 1930 a single unit was supplied by Sentinel (built 1929) with 5 more 2 years later. These had 2-axle power bogies and 6 cylinders. A further 6 were supplied in 1938 with a larger boiler and 3-axle bogie, extra seating and a toilet in each coach. Four of the SR2 and three SR3 were in the KL area in 1955 with 252.05 active at that time. 

Above: FMSR No 1, the first of the early Steam railcars built at Sentul works in 1917.  Photograph reproduced with permission from the Stephenson Locomotive Society, it is thought to be from the H M le Fleming collection.

Below: A Rail Motor Unit from one of the early steam railcars.

Class SR2 252.05 at Sultan Street with a service for Ampang, April 1955

Maker W/No Date Class Original Railway / No 1946 No. Name
Sentul   1915-17 Unc F.M.S.R. No 1    
Sentul   1915-17 Unc F.M.S.R.      
Sentul   1915-17 Unc F.M.S.R.      
Sentul   1915-17 Unc F.M.S.R.      
Sentinel 7781 1929 SR 1 F.M.S.R. 1 251.01 Langhar *
Sentinel 8538 1932 SR 2 F.M.S.R. 2 252.01 Raja Wali
Sentinel 8539 1932 SR 2 F.M.S.R. 3 252.02 Raja Udang
Sentinel 8540 1932 SR 2 F.M.S.R. 4 252.03 Tekukor
Sentinel 8541 1932 SR 2 F.M.S.R. 5 252.04 Serindit
Sentinel 8542 1932 SR 2 F.M.S.R. 6 252.05 Chenderawaseh
Sentinel 9267 1938 SR 3 F.M.S.R. 7 261.01 Sri Laju
Sentinel 9268 1938 SR 3 F.M.S.R. 8 261.02 Sri Lanchar
Sentinel 9269 1938 SR 3 F.M.S.R. 9 261.03 Sri Lajak
Sentinel 9295 1938 SR 3 F.M.S.R. 10 261.04 Enggang
Sentinel 9296 1938 SR 3 F.M.S.R. 11 261.05 Kijang
Sentinel 9297 1938 SR 3 F.M.S.R. 12 261.06 Seladang

* also reported as Sri Kanchil

Leading particulars:
Class: Unc SR1 SR2 SR3
Introduced: 1917 1930 1932 1936-9

Wheel arrangement:

0-6-0 Bo Bo Co
Articulated wheel-base: 10' (3 axles) 6' (2 axles) 6' (2 axles) 9' 6" (3 axles)

Power coach weight:

45 tons  13 cwt      
 Gross weight (2-car set): 80 tons 54 tons 54 tons 68 tons  4 cwt
Overall length: 122' 92' 92' 102' 9"
Max. axle load: 11 tons  18 cwt 10 tons  8 cwt 10 tons  8 cwt  
Cylinders: (2)  11" x 14" (6)  6" x 7" (6)  6" x 7" (6)  6" x 7"
Driving wheels 2' 6" 2' 9" 2' 9" 2' 9"

Boiler pressure:

180 lb 300 lb 300 lb 335 lb (sup)
Heating surface: 509 sq. ft. 85 sq. ft. 85 sq. ft. 671 sq. ft.
Fire grate: 7 sq. ft. 7.3 sq. ft. 7.3 sq. ft. 13 sq. ft.
Tractive effort: 8,192 lb 125-150 hp 125-150 hp 150-170 hp
Fuel capacity: 53 cu. ft. 53 cu. ft. 53 cu. ft. 2 tons
Water capacity: 418 gallons 450 gallons 450 gallons 650 gallons
Accommodation: 16 first class

83 second class

43 third class

16 second class

92 third class

16 second class

92 third class

105 each coach

 

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  

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Updated 31st October 2008.

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