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.

Mentakab

Mentakab
Photograph 2002, by N Mackay

Two-way platform signal with manual operating levers at the bottom of the post.  Crew change after crossing M/57 (05.20 Gua Musang – Gemas); the crew of M/57 worked M/92 back to Gua Musang.  The driver is walking along the platform on the left with the staff in his hand – upon my taking the picture he asked whether I would like to ride on the loco (he didn’t need to ask twice).

Mentakab
Photograph 2002, by N Mackay

The Mentakab to Jerentut staff on loco 25201 Zamrud *. This is for long section working when Kuala Krau is closed; otherwise these are two key token sections. *Malay for Emerald.

Rompin

Rompin
Photograph 2002, by N Mackay

first station north of Gemas on the East Coast Route. This is the down home for the level crossing just north of the station; note pictorial LC sign.

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