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2007 – Present* Electric dreams

History of the Malaysian railways: Chapter 6 of 6*This chapter was written in 2018. by Mahen Bala The back cover of the first English-language timetable with the Tokaido Line Shinkansen Service which launched on October 1, 1964. SourceJapanese National Railways Foreign Dept. The first high-speed railway line in the world, popularly known as the shinkansen … Continue reading 2007 – Present* Electric dreams

1945–1997 Behind time:How the railways lost the race towards modern Malaya

History of the Malaysian railways: Chapter 5 of 6 by Mahen Bala British forces returned to Malaya in September 1945, reestablishing control under the British Military Administration (BMA). The railways were then under the control of the Transportation Directorate, Allied Land Forces, Southeast Asia, from September 1945, until the end of that year. From 1 … Continue reading 1945–1997 Behind time:How the railways lost the race towards modern Malaya

1941—1945 The Second World War: Railway operations in Japanese-Malaya

History of the Malaysian railways: Chapter 4 of 6 by Mahen Bala JOHORE, MALAYA. 1942-01-31. Japanese troops take cover behind steam engines at the Johor Bahru railway station in the final stages of their advance down the Malayan peninsula which culminated in the surrender of all British forces, and the occupation of the British naval base … Continue reading 1941—1945 The Second World War: Railway operations in Japanese-Malaya

1869—1874 The Johore Wooden Railway: A revised history

History of the Malaysian railways: Chapter 2 of 6 by Mahen Bala On 24 July, 1869 The Daily Times1 reported that the Maharaja Abu Bakar of Johore “inaugu-rated the Johore Railway by turning the first sod of the line at New Johore in the presence of a small gathering of Europeans and Natives. The first … Continue reading 1869—1874 The Johore Wooden Railway: A revised history

1885 — 1941 Bloodlines: Early railway lines and the formation of the FMSR

History of the Malaysian railways: Chapter 3 of 6 by Mahen Bala Description: Kuala Lumpor. Railway Terminus. Klang River. Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaya Date: 1880-1900 Historically, the main mode of transportation between villages and states was by river and sea. Estuaries developed quickly as the most convenient point for ships to port and continue their … Continue reading 1885 — 1941 Bloodlines: Early railway lines and the formation of the FMSR