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Here’s a picture of the FMSR Locomotiv Class G.

The locomotive was built by R. Stephenson. It was placed in Perak Railway with the name FMSR 47 in July 1901. It was scrapped on November 1931. A series of 34 4-6-0 locomotives were built by Kitson (16), Hunslet (5), Neilson Reid & R. Stephenson. 

And just for interest sake, here’s a picture of what the inside of a first class coach looked like :)

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  1. Ipoh Remembered says:

    Dear felicia

    About your first image:

    The locomotive was built by R. Stephenson. It was placed in Perak Railway with the name FMSR 47 in July 1901. It was scrapped on November 1931. A series of 34 4-6-0 locomotives were built by Kitson (16), Hunslet (5), Neilson Reid & R. Stephenson.

    Yes, the “G” class locomotive was first put into service by the Perak State Railway in 1899. Until that year different types of locomotive engine were used for passenger trains vs. goods trains. The “G” class was the first general-purpose engine and it was Perak that introduced it. (I point this out because at the time there was a close rivalry between the Perak and Selangor railways!)

    By the way, somewhere I have a high-resolution photograph of “FMSR Locomotive No. 1,” the very first “A” class engine put into service in Malaya (in Taiping) in 1885. If you do not already have a photograph of it, just let me know. The first locomotives to pull into Ipoh Station in late 1893 were probably the “C” class, but I’m not sure I have photographs.

    And about your second image:

    here’s a picture of what the inside of a first class coach looked like

    Actually, it’s not a first-class coach. It’s the buffet car. If you look in the background you will see a bar, complete with bar-tender.

    I should ask: Is your original in better shape than the version posted here? If not, I can send you a good copy at high resolution.

  2. felicia says:

    Hi Ipoh Remembered,
    You know we never turn down an offer for a much better photograph ;)
    Yes, we’d be pleased to have a better scan, should you have one.

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