December 19, 2016

2909 MALAYSIA - KTM Komuter Class 92 EMU


KTM Komuter is a commuter rail service brand operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM), the main rail operator in Peninsular Malaysia. It was introduced in 1995 to provide local rail services in Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding Klang Valley suburban areas, and in 2015 in the states of Kedah, Perak and Pulau Pinang, but also between Seremban and Gemas in Negeri Sembilan. The trains used are air-conditioned electric multiple units. The original Komuter rolling stock consists of three versions of three-car EMUs added over the course of three years, beginning in 1994.

Designated by KTM as "Class 8x"s, the EMUs wear a yellow, blue and grey livery, a departure from the predominantly grey livery that KTM adopted on other locomotives and passenger coaches at the time. The original Komuter fleet consisted of three models: Class 81 EMUs, Class 83 EMUs, and Class 82 EMUs. Subsequent, most of the class 8x EMUs have been replaced by Class 92 EMUs. A total of 38 sets were built by CSR Zhuzhou of China, in 6-car formations. The exterior and interior is fully designed in Germany by Tricon Design AG. Featuring a Malaysian tiger inspired front motif and tiger fur side coating.

About the stamps
The first stamp is part of the Federal Territories definitive stamp series themed Farming. This series comprises sets of six stamps with the same plants, individualized for each states which forms Malaysia, and also for Federal Territories (in the right side of the stamps are the head of the state and the coat of arms for the states which have hereditary rulers, and only coat of arms for the states which have titular Governors)   
1986.10.25 - Value in "C"
Coffea liberica (1 C)
Cocos nucifera (2 C)
Theobroma cacao (5 C)
Piper nigrum (10 C)
Hevea brasiliensis (15 C)
Elaeis guineensis (20 C)
Oryza sativa (30 C)
2002 - Value in "sen"
• Theobroma cacao (5 SEN) - It's on the postcard 2909
• Piper nigrum (10 SEN)
• Elaeis guineensis (20 SEN)
• Oryza sativa (30 SEN)


The last stamp is part of the Perak definitive stamp series themed Garden Flowers, issued on February 25, 2016. This series comprises sets of six stamps with the same flowers, individualized for each states which forms Malaysia, and also for Federal Territories (in the right side of the stamps are the head of the state and the coat of arms for the states which have hereditary rulers, and only coat of arms for the states which have titular Governors)     
Sacred Lotus / Nelumbium nelumbo (0.10 MYR)
Hydrangea macrophylla (0.20 MYR)
Hippeastrum reticulatum (0.30 MYR)
Bougainvillea (0.40 MYR) - It's on the postcard 2909
Ipomoea indica (0.50 MYR) - It's on the postcard 2919
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (0.60 MYR)

References
KTM Komuter - Wikipedia
KTM Class 92 - Wikipedia

Sender: Shane Tan (direct swap)
Sent from Puchong (Selangor / Malaysia), on 07.11.2016

3 comments:

  1. Let me know if you like to get stamps on Train topics

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  2. ok I have a few train postcards too.

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