All the following pictures were taken during a very brief visit to the Tanjong Pagar station on February 4th.
19110 was in the yard but not seen to move.
23109 was stabled in the station and left at 1544 with a train to Kuala Lumpur.
25101 arrived at 1515 with a train from Kuala Lumpur.
The following picture was not taken in Singapore, but at Kanchanaburi in Thailand, however, the locomotive probably visited Singapore on numerous occasions between 1930 and 1942. It is a former Malayan Railways P class pacific which was captured by the Japanese and sent to Burma and later used in the construction of the Burma-Siam death railway. After the end of World War II the entire class was taken into the stock of the Royal State Railway of Thailand and remained in use there until the late 1970s. This one is now preserved adjacent to the infamous River Kwae bridge and another has been reported as preserved outside a restaurant in the Bangkok suburb of Latphrou. After the war the Malayan Railway allocated the class number 521 but only two returned from Thailand, being sold back by RSR and numbered 521.04 and 521.08. They were finally withdrawn from MR stock in 1958.
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