THE SIGNAL BOX

OVERSEAS

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (Malayan Railways)
of Malaysia
in 2002

by Neil Mackay

In 2002 Neil Mackay took a range of photographs of KTMB (previously known as Federated Malay States Railways) signalling and a selection are reproduced here along with his captions.

More information about KTMB, including a network map, can be found on the Wikipedia site.

Kuala Krai

Kuala Krai
Photograph 2002, by N Mackay

Down home signal (slotted) and a platform signal (worked by a rod from a hand lever at the bottom of the post).  A fairly large station on the Kelantan River.

Kuala Krai
Photograph 2002, by N Mackay

Just after 08.00, the Station Master is holding up the key token for the Timuran Express (XST/14, 20.20 ex Singapore to Tumpat).

Kuala Krau

Kuala Krau
Photograph 2002, by N Mackay

Kuala Krau (on the station nameboard) or Kerau (on the map) – a wayside token station between Mentakab and Jerantut. A slightly different sign for a token catcher (cf. Butterworth Bridge).

Kuala Krau
Photograph 2002, by N Mackay

The up inner homes are the only ones here with a lattice post all other semaphores having LMS-style tubular posts.

Kuala Lipis

Kuala Lipis
Photograph 2002, by N Mackay

Down main home, down main to loop, and down main to bay (ringed arm). There is a loco shed and large yard here, about midway between Gemas and Tumpat on the East Coast Route.

Kuala Lipis
Photograph 2002, by N Mackay

8-lever frame in its cage on the platform. Note the plates at each end to give a better foothold when reversing levers.

Kuala Lipis
Photograph 2002, by N Mackay

Arm (and slot?) repeaters

Kuala Lipis
Photograph 2002, by N Mackay
Kuala Lipis
Photograph 2002, by N Mackay

A point indicator, seen from the front and the rear. Train M/92 was reversing out to cross M/91 (05.25 Tumpat to Gemas).

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