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Old September 18th, 2003, 09:13 PM   #1
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KERETAPI TANAH MELAYU ( KTM, كريتاڤي تانه ملايو & Malayan Railways )| 1,677 km | 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) Metre Gauge | Est. 1885

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Under the RMK8 plan, the Government of Malaysia have approved funding of RM 636.73 million for the purchase of rolling stock comprising of new high powered diesel locomotives, wagons and coaches. Fourty (40) new high-powered 3200 h.p. locomotives have been procured and have arrived in stages with the first batch of 5 locomotives received on 1st October 2003 and second batch of 7 locomotives received on 5th December 2003. The supply for 10 Air-conditioned Buffet Coaches (ABC) and procurements of 195 Bogie Container Flat (BCF), 55 Bogie Refrigerated Flat (BRF) and 2 Power-Generating Cars have been completed. Other procurement includes 10 Air-conditioned Economy Class (AEC) coaches which are expected to be awarded in 2004 and 6 units of 6-car sets Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) for which tender will be called by the Government.


As part of KTM Berhad's rolling stock upgrading works to replace its ageing rolling stock, forty (40) new high-powered 3200 h.p locomotives will be procured in stages and the first batch of General Electric (GE) locomotives is expected to arrive in September 2003. At present, KTM Berhad has received 195 Bogie Container Flat (BCF) wagons, 55 Bogie Refrigerated Flat (BRF) wagons and two Power-Generating Cars (PGC). The refurbishment of 10 Air-Conditioned Buffet Coaches (ABC) has also been completed. Other procurement includes 10 Air-Conditioned Economy Class (AEC) coaches and two units of 110 tonne cranes

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1) The High-Powered Blue Tiger Locomotive Procured From GE



2) Interior View Of Completed Air-Conditioned Buffet Coaches ABC

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GE wins RM 245 million rail deal

General Electric has made a successful inroad into the railway sector in Malaysia for the first time with the with the contract for rail transportation systems worth RM245 million for KTM Bhd.



The contract calls for the supply 20 AC/AC mainline diesel electric “Blue Tiger” locomotives, services support and spare parts to the KTM Bhd by 2003.



The President of General Electric International Inc, Stuart L. Dean said the “Blue Tiger” family of locomotives will be built in partnership with Bombardier Transportation GmbH.



“The AC/AC technology locomotives with 25-30 years lifespan is an improved version from the present AC/DC locomotives currently operation in several Asian countries," he said.



Stuart said Malaysia will be the first Southeast Asian country to operate the GE's Blue Tiger locomotives with this state-of-the-art AC technology.



“These locomotives with 3,000hp will fulfill KTM Bhd requirements to pull heavier and longer freight trains in the light of the growing block train services and expanded rail line from North to South. KTM Bhd requires high powered locomotives like Blue Tiger as the on-going double track line will allow the railway operator to pull 60 laden containers or 80 MTs per train at one time from present pulling capacity of 40 laden boxes per train,” Stuart said.



Under the agreement with the government, General Electric Company, through its trading arm, GE Trading, will undertake a locomotive-for-palm oil product counter trade arrangement. GE Trading will purchase palm oil worth RM250 million over the next four years and will be marketed in the US market.



GE Transportation Systems is one of the world’s leading suppliers to the railroad, transit, and mining industries, providing freight and passenger locomotives, motorized drive systems for mining trucks and drills, railway signaling and communications systems, valued added services, and information technology solution its customers. With a turn over in excess of RM7.6 billion, GE Transportation Systems is headquarters in Erie, PA, and employs approximately 8,000 employees worldwide.



GE as the world leader in the locomotive supplies sees huge potential with the emphasis placed by the Asean countries on the development of Trans Asian Railway from Singapore to Kunming in China.



GE has supplied more than 200 units of locomotives to Indonesia, 75 units in Thailand and another 50 units in Vietnam and Philippines

GE Transportation Systems (GETS) and Bombardier have complementary elements of expertise in the production of diesel-electric locomotives and locomotive components.These locomotives will have various horsepower ratings, and may use either AC or DC propulsion drive systems.
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Brand new DE33AC "Blue Tiger" 26102 is seen at the Bombardier works in Kassel (Germany) in August 2003 undergoing final testing before being moved by road to Hamburg for shipment to Malaysia. Fitted with 12 cylinder FDL engine of 3200 hp.

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EEeeeee!!! American-designed trains are SO damned ugly!!! Especially compared to the Euro trains! But the Harimau Biru paintjob is beautiful (I mean the blue on silver, not the silver on blue)!
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For me..the design is ok.....better than the current that KTM have.

But to imagine it in KTM livery....( whish is very dull colour).it will be worst

KTM should change their livery....more lively colour
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EEeeeee!!! American-designed trains are SO damned ugly!!! Especially compared to the Euro trains! But the Harimau Biru paintjob is beautiful (I mean the blue on silver, not the silver on blue)!
i think european trains look cool, dunno about American tho
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KTM powering on with new locomotives

PORT KLANG: KTM Berhad has taken delivery of five “Blue Tiger” locomotives from Germany that will double the capacity compared to the existing locomotives and reduce the time taken for a journey by a third.

Transport Minister Datuk Chan Kong Choy, who witnessed the delivery of the units at Westport here, said the new locomotives would enhance cargo handling facilities at Port Klang.

“The usage of the Blue Tiger DE-AC 33C locomotives by KTMB is a major milestone in the history of freight transport as it has a horse power of 3,300 compared to 1,500 while its speed is 120km/h, which is 20km/h faster than the existing locomotives,” Chan told a press conference after launching the first set of five locomotives manufactured by Germany's General Electric Transportation System (GETS) yesterday.

The new locomotives which arrived from Hamburg can take a load up to 2,500 tonnes of cargo placed in 30 wagons, making it the most powerful in the South-East Asian region.


The locomotives would be tested for a month before they are utilised to transport cargo such as cement and raw sugar.

Chan said the ministry purchased 20 such locomotives two years ago at a cost of RM244.91mil in barter trade for almost 195,000 tonnes of palm oil.

He said the remaining 15 locomotives would be delivered by the end of the year.


“We hope to change the entire fleet of 75 locomotives, including 30 units which were leased from Indian Railways with the Blue Tiger model by the year 2008,” added Chan.
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STEPPING OUT IN STYLE… Transport Minister Datuk Chan Kong Choy stepping out of the new DE-AC 33C Blue Tiger locomotive made for Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) Berhad after unveiling it in Port Klang, Thursday. The first five out of 20 of the German-made locomotives were unloaded today at the wharf in Westport while the remaining 15 will be delivered in batches until the end of the year. The high-powered locomotives will be able to pull up to 30 wagons as compared to 16 by existing locomotives. [/IMG]
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