Terima kasih En Malcolm Wilton Jones kerana memberikan kebenaran bertulis untuk saya paparkan gambar simpanan nya kedalam blog ini. Beliau merupakan pengkaji kereta api selama lebih 45 tahun. Semuga warga Kampung Padang Jawa khusunya dan peminat blog dapat menambah pengetahuan serta membandingkan dengan tulisan sejarah/profil Kampung Padang Jawa pada website/blog JKKK Padang Jawa Klang dan JKKK Padang Jawa Petaling.
Selangor State Goverment Railways :- Pembukaan Setesen Kereta Api Bukit Kuda pada 15 September 1886 - Bukit Kuda ke Kuala Lumpur. Setesen ini ditutup pada 15 September 1890 setelah Jambatan Connaught yang melintasi Sungai Klang disiapkan pada 1890. Perkhidmatan Kereta Api daripada Setesen Klang ke Kuala Lumpur bermula pada tarikh ini. Sumber rujukan The Straits Times 15/9/1886 dan Federated Malay State Railways Annual Reports 1939
Gambar Satelit menunjukkan kawasan Setesen Kereta Api Bukit Kuda dan jetty sementara bagi membina Setesen/Jambatan/trek rail. Sumber rujukan The Straits Times 21/3/1884 dan 15/9/1886
Peta Kereta Api Selangor State Railways pada 1918. Sumber rujukan Federated Malay State Railways Annual Reports 1939
Jambatan Connaught disiapkan pada April 1890. Sumber rujukan Federated Malay State Railways Annual Reports 1939.
The information in the table below was sourced from the FMSR Annual Report of 1939. The distances quoted may have been interpolated from the then current Working Timetable as they agree with my copy of the 1958 Working Timetable. The figures from Kuala Lumpur to Klang are explained below.
Opened by Selangor Government Railway Miles & chains
15th September 1886 Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Kuda 19-40*
15th September 1890 Bukit Kuda to Klang 3-00*
7th November 1892 Kuala Lumpur to Klang 21-37
7th November 1892 Batu Junction to Rawang 17-24
1st June 1893 Kuala Lumpur to Pudu 1-76
10th July 1893 Rawang to Serendah 5-30
6th October 1894 Serendah to Kuala Kubu 13-59
1st March 1895 Pudu to Sungei Besi 6-58
14th August 1897 Sungei Besi to Kajang 8-22
1st January 1899 Klang to Port Swettenham 5-40
1st August 1900 Kuala Kubu to Kalumpang 11-23
1st November 1900 Kalumpang to Tanjong Malim 3-24
*Most reports have what appear to be discrepancies in these distances and quote 21 miles 37 chains. This was in fact the distance from the original Kuala Lumpur station to Klang station from 1890 to 1892. When the new Kuala Lumpur station opened in 1892 this distance was reduced by 26 chains, becoming 21 miles 11 chains. From surveyors reports in 1886 Bukit Kuda was a temporary terminus on the north bank of the river near where Connaught Bridge was later built, 19½ miles from Kuala Lumpur terminus. At that time there were options for alternate routes, one being to the north bank opposite Klang town which would have been 1¾ miles long and another direct to the coast. These were in addition to the route finally selected in 1889. When the bridge was built and opened in April 1890 a new line was laid from the approaches to Bukit Kuda station across the bridge through to Klang, the length of this new section of line was quoted as “adding 3 miles to the system in 1890”. This new line was only brought into use when the station at Klang was completed in August 1890, after which Bukit Kuda station and tracks were removed. The length of these tracks and sidings could account for the extra mile, or the track may have extended beyond Klang station. See map above for the locations of the jetty and station based on available reports.