Photograph of the opening of the first state railway in Selangor

This is a photo of the opening of the first state railway in Selangor on 15 September 1886. Its construction started on 23 July 1883 at the insistence of British Resident Frank Swettenham, who believed that the railway would help in lowering transportation costs.

Date/Period
1886
Region
Malaysia
Dimension
Image size: L:29.5 x W:22.8
Accession No.
2000-06690
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Prints