Steam locomotives

1st # 1954# 1958# Name Manufacturer Work# Year Wheel DW dia Cylinders Status
      PROGRESS Penney 1009 1897 0-4-2T 1' 11" 7" x 15" Sold 1922
      ENTERPRISE Penney 1011 1898 0-4-2T 1' 11" 7" x 15" Scrapped by 1914
      BARON EMIL Brush 290 1900 4-4-0 3' 3" 9" x 16" Destroyed 1942, sold for scrap 1954.
      SIR HARRY Brush 291 1900 4-4-0 3' 3" 9" x 16" Withdrawn 1914
      ADVANCE Penney 1012? 1900 4-4-0 3' 0" 9" x 16" Withdrawn by 1914.
      EDWARD DENT Kerr Stuart  765 1902 0-4-2T 2' 9" 9" x 15" Sold 1926
  1   HILDYARD Kerr Stuart  837 1905 4-6-0 2' 6" 10" x 15" * Withdrawn and sold for scrap in error 1958.
  14    MAITLAND Penney 1016 1904 4-6-0 3' 0" 10" x 18" Withdrawn 1953, sold for scrap 1954.
  2   F C STOOP Kerr Stuart  916 1905 4-6-0 2' 6" 10" x 15" Damaged, sold for scrap 1954.
      BILIAJONG Kerr Stuart  767   1905? 0-4-2T 2' 9" 9" x 15" Scrapped by 1914
      MARUDU Dick Kerr ? 1905 0-4-2T 2' 6" 9" x 16" Condemned and sold for scrap 1954.
11 3   Sir BOUVERIE CLARK Kerr Stuart  1185 1910 4-6-0 3' 6" 11" x 18" Wrecked 1945, sold for scrap 1954.
12 4   EMPIRE Kerr Stuart  1227 1911 4-6-0 3' 6" 11" x 18" Withdrawn 1958, dismantled for spares.
13 6   3-006 GAYA Hunslet 1091 1912 4-6-4T 3' 6" 11" x 18" Preserved as 4-6-0
14 7   KINABALU Hunslet 1092 1912 4-6-4T 3' 6" 11" x 18" Preserved
15 5   BEAUFORT Hunslet 1109 1912 4-6-4T 3' 6" 11" x 18" Withdrawn 1959, dismantled for spares.
16 8   WESTON Hunslet 1110 1913 4-6-4T 3' 6" 11" x 18" Boiler condemned 1960, scrapped.
17     TENOM Hunslet 1138 1913 0-6-4T 3' 0" 10" x 16" Sold 1929
18     PAPAR Hunslet 1139 1913 0-6-4T 3' 0" 10" x 16" Withdrawn after WWII, sold for scrap 1954.
  9                  
  10   CELINE Alco 55241 1915 0-6-0T 3' 0" 11" x 15" Withdrawn c1970.
  11   ELISA Alco 55240 1915 0-6-0T 3' 0" 11" x 15" Withdrawn c1970.
  12   EMMA Haine St Pierre 1289 1919 0-6-0T 2' 8" 11" x 14" Withdrawn 1951, sold for scrap 1954.
  13     Sentinel 6375 1926 0-4-0VbT 2' 6" 6" x 9" Withdrawn 1963. Preserved
  14   6-014   Vulcan Foundry 6274 1955 2-6-2 4' 0" 15" x 24" Dumped
  15   6-015   Vulcan Foundry 6275 1955 2-6-2 4' 0" 15" x 24" Repair
  16   6-016   Vulcan Foundry 6276 1955 2-6-2 4' 0" 15" x 24" Active

Additional information for steam locomotives, reference IRS30, A. N. M. Garry. There are some discrepancies between Garry's article and information from other sources. Garry has Gaya and the Sentinel both as scrapped whereas both are now preserved.

PROGRESS Penney agent for Brush; used by Pauling on construction, taken over by railway in 1902. Sold 1922 to Philippine Lumber Company.
ENTERPRISE Penney agent for Brush; used by Pauling on construction, taken over by railway in 1902.  Scrapped before 1914, remains beside line near Beaufort Town for many years.
BARON EMIL Name removed in 1914, thereafter simply known as 290. Used on the Weston to Beaufort South line. Damaged beyond repair by Japanese bombing in 1942. Remains sold for scrap 1954.
SIR HARRY First locomotive to reach Beaufort from Jesselton, 7th March 1902. Possibly replaced ADVANCE on Weston line. Withdrawn 1914, kept as donor for 290. Boiler and frames at Tanjong Aru for several years.
ADVANCE Scrapped or dismantled by 1914. Firebox and other parts used on 290 in 1929.
EDWARD DENT Waterloo class. Stored from 1914 to 1920, then fitted with an extended smokebox and returned to service. Sold in 1926 to the Woodford Rubber Estate, near Beaufort, as a stationary boiler.
HILDYARD Reboilered about 1923. Badly damaged by Japanese during WWII. Overhauled and returned to service. Exhibited at the 50th anniversary celebrations at Jesselton in 1955. At Tanjong Aru in 1958 awaiting disposal. *Garry states 10" but this may be a print error.
MAITLAND Recaptured on Weston line in 1945 and reinstated. Withdrawn in 1953. Restored to working order in 1955 but sold for scrap in 1958. Worksplate sold for 960 at auction in 2015.
F C STOOP Reboilered about 1923. Damaged beyond repair by Japanese during WWII. Tender used in Gaya rebuild.
BILIAJONG Acquired from Marudu Bay mining line c1913, scrapped before 1914, ref: http://www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/14/Borneo.htm
MARUDU Acquired from Marudu Bay mining line c1913. Reinstated 1945. Scrapped 1954, ref: http://www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/14/Borneo.htm
Sir BOUVERIE CLARK Wrecked by the Japanese who blew it up in Pengalat tunnel during their retreat. According to Garry the Australians bombed it as it hauled a Japanese troop train into the tunnel.
EMPIRE Recaptured intact near Beaufort in 1945. Reinstated. Active around Beaufort in 1958 - ref RM Nov 1958 P 787
GAYA Rebuilt to 4-6-0 at Tanjong Aru in 1954, has incorrect plate from 4-6-4T #8
KINABALU Was at Tanjong Aru when the Japanese invaded and sabotaged during their 1945 retreat. Renamed Sir H RALPH HONE in 1953. Has incorrect plate 1091.
BEAUFORT Was at Tanjong Aru partially dismantled when the Japanese invaded. At Tanjong Aru in 1958 awaiting disposal.
WESTON Was at Tanjong Aru partially dismantled when the Japanese invaded. Rebuilt to 4-6-0 in 1954. At Tanjong Aru in 1958 awaiting disposal. Sold for scrap later the same year.
TENOM Sold 1929 to Philippine Lumber Company.
PAPAR Worked up until WWII but was in poor condition when recovered and a planned overhaul in 1951 did not materialise. Sold as scrap in 1954.
9 No data, did it ever exist?
CELINE Ex-Raffinerie & Sucreries du Grand Pont NV, Belgium 1949. At Tanjong Aru in 1958 awaiting disposal.
ELISA Ex-Raffinerie & Sucreries du Grand Pont NV, Belgium 1949. Was Province de Brabant 1617. Shunting at Beaufort in 1958.
EMMA Ex-Raffinerie & Sucreries du Grand Pont NV, Belgium 1949. Gone by 1958
13 Reinstated July 1945. Numbered 13 in 1954. Withdrawn 1963. Carries the original number plate from GAYA showing year built as 1912!
14 Reported as derelict but stated to be awaiting overhaul.
6-015 Was active in 2012, barely visible inside shed behind 4201 in 2013.
6-016 Active since 2013.

Diesel locomotives

20 Fowler 4210030 1950 0-6-0D Major overhaul at Tanjong Aru in 1958.  Dumped 4/85. Still there 2013.
             
  MM 30 Malcolm Moore     4wP Ford V8 petrol engine. Dumped 4/85.
  MM 31 Malcolm Moore     4wP Ford V8 petrol engine.
  MM 32 Malcolm Moore     4wP Ford V8 petrol engine.
  MM 33 Malcolm Moore     4wP Ford V8 petrol engine. Retired 1970s, reinstated April 1999. Now used on Children's train, not seen in use 2013.
             
21 4101 Hunslet 4216 1951 0-6-0D Tanjong Aru pilot 4/85. oou Tanjong Aru 2013.
22   Hunslet 4217 1951 0-6-0D Dumped 4/85. Might have become 4102. Preserved Tanjong Aru station forecourt.
             
23 5101 Hitachi 12975 1968 B-B D Under repair 4/85. Active Tanjong Aru 2013.
24 5102 Hitachi 12976 1968 B-B D Under repair 4/85
             
25 5201 Kawasaki  320 1971 B-B D Passenger work 4/85. Working Tanjong Aru 2000 but only used on Tenom section.
26 5202 Kawasaki  321 1971 B-B D Not seen in April 1985
27 5203 Kawasaki  322 1971 B-B D Fire - derelict April 1985
28 5204 Kawasaki  323 1971 B-B D Passenger work 4/85. Dead at Tanjong Aru 2000.
29 5205 Kawasaki  324 1971 B-B D Passenger work 4/85.  Working Tanjong Aru 2000 but only used on Tenom section. Photographed active dated 30 Apr 2014 and 29 July 2006!
30 5206 Kawasaki  325 1971 B-B D Passenger work 4/85. Under repair Tanjong Aru 2000.
             
31 4201 Nippon Sharyo 2877 1970 4wD Pilots at various places 4/85. oou Tanjong Aru 2013.
32 4202 Nippon Sharyo 2878 1970 4wD oou Beaufort 2013
33 4203 Nippon Sharyo 2879 1970 4wD  
34 4204 Nippon Sharyo 2880 1970 4wD  
             
  6101 Hitachi 2074601 1980 B-B D Freight work 4/85.  Burnt out by 2000 due to brake fire while working the Padas Gorge section.
  6102 Hitachi 2074602 1980 B-B D Freight work 4/85.
  6103 Hitachi 2074603 1980 B-B D Freight work 4/85. Derelict Tanjong Aru 2013.
  6104 Hitachi 2074604 1980 B-B D Freight work 4/85. Derelict Tanjong Aru 2013.
  6105 Hitachi       Active Beaufort - Tenom 2013
  6106 Hitachi   1992 B-B D Derelict Tanjong Aru 2013
             
  6601       Bo-Bo  
  6602         Accident/fire damage - not visible in 2013.
             
  15101 CSR Ziyang SDD120001 2009 Co-Co Passenger work
  15102 CSR Ziyang SDD120002 2009 Co-Co not seen 2013 but has been photographed active in 2014.
             
             
             
             

Railcars & DMUs

1958 # 1975 # Manufacturer Works # Year Type Notes
40 1101 Wickham 4766 1948 6-seater, Caravan. Was No 1 when delivered. 1998 reported as 5 seats - perhaps driver + 5 passengers.
41 1102 Wickham 4767 1948 6-seater, Caravan.  
42 1103 Wickham 4768 1948 6-seater, Caravan. Photo (M. H. Baker) RM Nov 1958 P 789.
43 1104 Wickham 4769 1948 6-seater, Caravan.  
44 2101 Wickham 8825 1961 15-seater, Caravan. Preserved in Sabah Museum according to WickhamofWare Group, not seen there 2013. 1998 reported as 9 seats.
45 2102 Wickham 8826 1961 15-seater, Caravan. 1998 reported as 13 seats.
46 2201 Wickham 10244 1969 Caravan.  
47 2202 Wickham 10245 1969   Preserved in Sabah Museum according to WickhamofWare Group, not seen there 2013.
48   Wickham 5127 1950 18A Multiple Power unit Toast rack units
49   Wickham 5128 1950 18A Multiple Power unit Toast rack units
50   Wickham 5129 1950 18A Multiple Power unit 3-car 52-seater toast-rack DMU. Photo (M. H. Baker) RM Nov 1958 P 786. Visible numbers could be 50 or 56.
51   Wickham 5130 1950 18A Multiple Power unit  
52   Wickham 5131 1950 32 seat trailer  
53   Wickham 5130 1950 32 seat trailer  
54   Wickham 7624 1956 End car 1  
55   Wickham 7625 1956 End car 2  
56   Wickham 7626 1956 Centre trailer  
57   Wickham 8728 1961 Trailer 1 Some sources show this as 58.
58   Wickham 8727 1961 Power car Some sources show this as 57. This is the vehicle most likely converted to a kitchen car for the NBR
59   Wickham 8729 1961 Trailer 2  
60 3101 Wickham 10510 1971   Gardner engine, body by BRE Litchurch Lane.
61 3102 Wickham 10513 1971   Driving trailer coach 3102A reported in 1998. Body by BRE Litchurch Lane.
62 3103 Wickham 10509 1971 Looked usable 2013 Gardner engine, body by BRE Litchurch Lane.
63 3104 Wickham 10512 1971   Driving trailer coach 3104A reported in 1998. Body by BRE Litchurch Lane.
64 3105 Wickham 10511 1971 Active 2013 Trailer coach 3105A stored at Tanjong Aru. Gardner engine, body by BRE Litchurch Lane.
65 3106 Wickham 10514 1971   Driving trailer coach 3106A reported in 1998. Body by BRE Litchurch Lane.
             
  5001 OEPL - India   2003 B-B  
  5002 OEPL - India   2004 B-B  
             
48 1111 Wickham 10519 1971 6-seater, Caravan.  
49 1112 Wickham 10520 1971 6-seater, Caravan.  
50 1113 Wickham 10521 1971 6-seater, Caravan.  
             
  8502 Nippon Sharyo   1991 Power car, 60 seats. Purchased from Aizu Railway, Japan, in 8/2015, refurbished, entered service 27 Oct 2016.
  8503 Nippon Sharyo   1991 Power car, 60 seats. Purchased from Aizu Railway, Japan, in 8/2015, undergoing refurbishment, due in service 2017.
             
  8801          
  8802          
  8803     2017  

3 cars 192 seats quoted so possibly 3 x 64 seat cars. Picture here courtesy http://www.borneotoday.net

             
  xxx Tanjong Aru   2001 Single-ended, single unit railcar. Built on old Chassis. Photo CRJ 126.

Note: The data in green type may not be in the correct sequence with reference to the data in blue as far as running numbers are concerned.

Other vehicles

1 Wickham 8852 24-4-61 1Z Ultra Lightweight B&S 80352
2 Wickham 8853 24-4-61 1Z Ultra Lightweight B&S 80352
3 Wickham 8854 24-4-61 1Z Ultra Lightweight B&S 80352
4 Wickham 8855 24-4-61 1Z Ultra Lightweight B&S 80352
5 Wickham 9188 7-8-62 1Z Ultra Lightweight B&S 80352
6 Wickham 9189 7-8-62 1Z Ultra Lightweight B&S 80352
7 Wickham 9190 7-8-62 1Z Ultra Lightweight B&S 80352
           
9       Home-made? Jeep-like rail buggy. May be 1Z or modified 1Z.  
           
11       Home-made? Jeep-like rail buggy. May be 1Z or modified 1Z.  
           
           
           
15       Wickham 18A?  
16       Wickham 18A?  
           
18       box  
           
           
           
22       Wickham? Like a small 18A  
23       Wickham? Like a small 18A  
24       Wickham? Like a small 18A  

Sources: Australian War Memorial website: https://www.awm.gov.au/search/all/?op=Search&format=list

My own visit in 2013.

1985 report in CRJ 63
1998 report in CRJ 116
2000 report in CRJ 124

Railway Magazine article October 1958.

WickhamofWare Yahoo Group for the Borneo Wickhams document

There are other Railway Magazine articles which I have not seen, these include 1904 volume 14 pages 128,9,230,2,3 and 1924 volume 54 page 85.

If anyone has any more information or photographs I would be grateful if they can permit me to use them here. I can be contacted at malsoh@hotmail.com

Pictures of the 8500 series railcars can be seen here

Page last updated 12th July 2017.