17105 is a KTM Class 17 diesel locomotive. It was built in 1964 by Kisha Seizo and brought into Malaysia by KTM to work as a shunting locomotive. Its duties as a shunting locomotive includes arranging goods wagons and passenger carriages at rail yards or depots (so that they are in correct order), and move them around the rail yard as necessary.
The engine was then brought over to Sabah from Semenanjung to pull work trains for the Tanjung Aru - Tenom rail rehabilitation project. As for that locomotive's rail track. Yes, it used to be part of the line from Tenom to Melalap. The train is still kept at Tenom town. If you are a rail fan or a selfie traveller, this maybe one of your photospots in Tenom.
Source by: Eu Gene Ng
Photo by: Samwise Loh
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