WATCH: Historic railroad turntable removed from the Tumpat station in Kelantan

The 108-year old British-made railroad turntable being removed from the Tumpat train station depot in Kelantan on June 23. Photo: KTMB

The last manual railroad turntable was dismantled by a removal team at the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) fleet depot in Tumpat, Kelantan yesterday (June 23), ending the service of one of oldest pieces of operating railway equipment in Malaysia.

The British-made cast iron turntable, manufactured by Shaft & Axletree Engineers Co Ltd (located in Wednesbury, West Midlands in England) in 1913, was purchased by the Federated Malay States Railways (FMSR) company. The Tumpat station opened in May, 1914. The turntable was situated at the Tumpat station's depot/roundhouse.

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