Johore State Railway

 

Above: A Nasmyth Wilson advert featuring JSR 7

Although a railway across Johore to connect Johore Bahru with Malacca via the west coast settlements was considered in 1878 by the then Sultan, who died in 1898,  it was not until 1904 that an agreement was reached between the new Sultan and the British administrators to build a direct line from Johore Bahru to Gemas on the Negri Sembilan border where it would join with the FMSR line then under construction from Tampin to Gemas. The Federated Malay States financed the construction by the FMSR with a loan to Johore and the line would be operated by the Johore State Railway but before the line opened there was an agreement for the FMSR to operate the line on behalf of Johore. Yet another agreement saw the line leased by the FMSR from the beginning of 1912. The locomotives initially belonged to the Johore State Railway and were in their livery. Eight locomotives had been purchased new while four had been obtained second-hand from the FMSR. Details of the locomotives are tabulated below and technical details can be found in the subsequent links.

Johore State Railway locomotives
Manufacturer Works
number
Year built number/name FMSR Class FMSR Subsequent
owners/numbers
Notes
Hunslet 897 1906 1 B 15 (1910) Mal. Coll. 4 to Malayan Collieries in 1925 as their no 4, scrapped or sold by 1941
Hunslet 898 1906 2 B 27 (1912) Mal. Coll. 3 to Malayan Collieries in 1925 as their no 3, scrapped or sold by 1941
Hunslet 656 1896 3 A 29 CD 11 ex-Perak 16, FMSR 29 in 1901, to JSR 1907, to CD11 in 1912
Hunslet 623 1895 4 A 4     ex-Perak 13, FMSR 26 in 1901, to JSR 1907, to FMSR 4 in 1910
Hawthorn, Leslie 2323 1895 5 C 28     ex-Perak 14, FMSR 27 in 1901, to JSR 1907, to FMSR 28 in 1912
Hawthorn, Leslie 2324 1895 6 C 29     ex-Perak 15, FMSR 28 in 1901, to JSR 1907, to FMSR 29 in 1912
Nasmyth, Wilson 833 1908 7 H 131 (1912) FMSR 134   FMSR 134 in 1932
Nasmyth, Wilson 834 1908 8 H 132 (1912)      
Nasmyth, Wilson 835 1908 9 H 103 (1910) FMSR 113   FMSR 113 in 1911
Nasmyth, Wilson 836 1908 10 H 104 (1910) FMSR 114   FMSR 114 in 1911
Nasmyth, Wilson 837 1908 11 H 133 (1912)      
Nasmyth, Wilson 838 1908 12 H 134 (1912)      

 

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