Keretapi Tanah Melayu

 

The Malayan Railway

A pictorial history from 1962

1995                  1998                 2000      

2005                     2007                   2008

 Some pictures courtesy of JA Stanistreet  All pictures now available

 The Johore Wooden Railway

The Muar State Railway.

The Bernard Loughlin photographic collection

Uncle Howard's Album

 History of Singapore Railways updated with Industrial Railways.

History of the FMSR and its constituents

This is a new page which contains links to history, historical timetables and locomotives of the constituents of the FMSR.

I have now spent over 54 years visiting and studying the Malayan Railway, known locally as Keretapi Tanah Melayu, now shortened to KTM. Many changes have taken place in that time and I hope viewers will find at least some of the photographs interesting or useful. There are now over 1000 photographs on the site and I will update it after each visit to the area. This site has now been restructured and relocated, as of 1st January 2005, and the old pages will shortly become unusable.

If you require further information you can contact me at
MalSoh@hotmail.com

 Click here to see a selection of pictures by Allan Stanistreet.

Click here for a listing of locomotives with names where applicable.

 The following links will take you to details of the various steam locomotives.

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  

 

 Click here for an explanation of the current classification system. 

The Malayan Railway The 1960s Singapore Railways
1970s 1985 1995 1998 2000 2005
Singapore 1975 Singapore 1976 Singapore 1977 part 1 Singapore 1977 part 2 Singapore 1977 part 3 Singapore Trams
Singapore 2003 Singapore 2007 Singapore 2008
Malaysia 2008 Malaysia 2013 Malaysia 2016
  Johore Wooden Railway Johore State Railway
Malacca State Railway Muar State Railway North Borneo Railway
Perak State Railway Selangor State Railway Sungei Ujong Railway
Allan Stanistreet pictures Bernard Loughlin collection Uncle Howard's Album

 

Early views

Click on any thumbnail for a page of larger images with descriptions.

These are the only pictures of my own which I can find from the 1960's but if you visit my "100 years on" page of my site you will find the open-air museum exhibits.
There were more pictures on the
official KTM site, some of which go back to the earliest days of the system. These have
recently been removed but most can be seen
here.
Several books have been published on the railway. Among these are:

50 YEARS OF RAILWAYS IN MALAYA 1885 - 1935 published by FMSR

THE MALAYAN RAILWAY by J.A.Stanistreet, published by THE OAKWOOD PRESS.

LOCOMOTIVE CENTENNIAL by Haji Shamsuddin published by PENERBIT HIDAYAH.

The latter I purchased from the KTM HQ building, opposite Kuala Lumpur station, in 1985.

A number of quarterly magazines have been produced by the Malayan Railway since the 1960s and these contain some historical information. Before the Japanese invasion in 1941 the railway was known as the Federated Malay States Railway or F.M.S.R.. After completing most of my research on the Singapore Railway I turned my attentions to the F.M.S.R. and the first results of this can be found here.

 

Burma O class 4-4-0. Several of these were transferred to Malaya in 1914. This picture was taken in India before that part of India became Burma.

SOME USEFUL LINKS.

News, views and information on Malayan Railways (KTM)
Links to pictures of Asian Railways
The official KTMB web site
The unofficial GB enthusiast web site
 

Jason's web site for recent pictures.

Jason now has another site where registered members can post their pictures.

 KTM railway fan site 

History of Selangor Railways

History of the FMSR and its constituents

 

FUTURE PLANS
 

Our original Stepping Stones and Railsing sites were transferred by Tripod to Lycos then Multimania who went out of business along with Fotopic and some of the recovered content has been posted to Facebook. With the shutdown of mymalaya.com this is now my only website left active, though a few old ones may still be found in archives.

Update - the mymalaya.com domain has now been transferred and linked across to the new domain so the website will work from both domain names.

 

The Malayan Railway The 1960s Singapore Railways
1970s 1985 1995 1998 2000 2005
Singapore 1975 Singapore 1976 Singapore 1977 part 1 Singapore 1977 part 2 Singapore 1977 part 3 Singapore Trams
Singapore 2003 Singapore 2007 Singapore 2008
Malaysia 2008 Malaysia 2013 Malaysia 2016
  Johore Wooden Railway Johore State Railway
Malacca State Railway Muar State Railway North Borneo Railway
Perak State Railway Selangor State Railway Sungei Ujong Railway
Allan Stanistreet pictures Bernard Loughlin collection Uncle Howard's Album

Construction commenced 1st October 2000.
Last updated 9th September 2016.
This page has been visited times since 2015.

MalSoh@hotmail.com