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1850 - 1900


FMSR & KTMB historical rail time line from 1869


1869
  • A first line was in fact attempted between present day Johore Bahru - Gunung Pulai distance 20 miles in the state of Johore, the track was made by timber.
  • The earliest proposals to build a railway through Singapore was put up by engineer W. J. du Port at an estimated cost of $200,000. However, a trade slump resulted in the project being shelved.
1871
  • Another proposal by the Tanjong Pagar Dock Company was put forward to the Governor of the Straits Settlements but public opinion was against the use of public funds for private interests.


Sir Andrew Clarke (1824 - 1902)

1874
  • Sir Andrew Clarke announced his support for the construction of a railway for private use.
1880
  • 20 February 1880 - The first line Taiping - Sapetang was planned by Sir Hugh Low.
1881
1882
  • Construction work had come to standstill and continue earlier 1883
1884
1885


Klang Station 1886

1886
  • First Kuala Lumpur Station known as Kuala Lumpur and was located near Market Street opened in 19 September 1886.
  • The next section opened was the 21-mile run between Kuala Lumpur and Klang River (Bukit Kuda), Residen Station was built within this line.
  • Kuala Sapetang was renamed Port Weld.
1888
  • July 1888 - first train crash in the country occurred in Sungai Kerawai near Teluk Anson, Perak.


Port Dickson Station

1889
  • The Johore Wooden Railway was in disuse.
1890
1891 1892
  • Official records show the date of the second Kuala Lumpur Station as 1892-1909. It was the first station on the site of the present KLO station. When it opened the station at Market St. became a goods station. If it did open in 1892 it would make Sultan Street Station the fourth in KL as Residents station opened in 1892.
  • 1 July 1892 -Opening section Kamunting - Ulu Sepetang.
  • 7 November 1892 - Opening section Kuala Lumpur - Batu Junction - Rawang.

 

1893
  • 19 May 1893 - Opening section Teluk Anson.
  • 1st June 1893 - Second railway building in Kuala Lumpur, Sultan Street station was opened
  • 1 June 1893 - Opening section Kuala Lumpur - Pudu.
  • 10 July 1893 - Opening section Rawang - Serendah.
  • 6 September 1893 - Opening section Tapah Road.
  • 17 October 1893 - Opening section Batu Gajah - Ipoh.
1894
  • Elephant derailed a train (Teluk Intan).
  • 27 April 1894 - Opening section Kota Bharu - Batu Gajah.
  • Opening section Parit Jawa - Sungai Pulai.
  • 29 September 1894 - Opening section Tapah Road - Talam.
  • 6 October 1894 - Opening section Serendah - Kuala Kubu.
1895
  • 1 March 1895 - Pudu station was opened.
  • 1 March 1895 - Opening section Pudu - Sungei Besi.
  • 18 March 1895 - Opening section Talam - Kampar.
  • 1 May 1895 - Opening section Kampar - Kota Bharu.
  • Opening line from Ipoh to Teluk Anson to tap new tin deposits at Kinta.
1896
  • 1 June 1896 - Opening section Ipoh - Tanjong Rambutan.
  • 27 November 1896 - Opening section Tanjong Rambutan - Chemor.
1897
  • 5 July 1897 - Opening section Chemor - Sungei Siput.
  • 14 August 1897 - Opening section Sungei Besi - Kajang.
1898
  • 1 July 1898 - Opening section Sungei Siput - Enggor.
  • Teluk Anson  had overtake  Port Weld to become Perak's chief port of exit.
1899


Victoria / Enggor Bridge