Taiping has a new railway station designed to cater for the electric train service from Kuala Lumpur which is due to be extended to Taiping and beyond some time later in 2015. The old station still stands. Here are some photos taken in May 2015.
The old station is wedged up against the platform of the new. The old station has been stripped of its contents and signage but old signal equipment remains in a caged off section of the platform.
nearby the station
On Jalan Stesen there are a couple of old wooden bungalows, one of which is a food stallA trishaw and the other is owned by KTMB and used as a store for various surplus railway equipment.
Elsewhere in Taiping
There are a lot of well preserved heritage buildings in Taiping. You can cover many of them by following my Taiping Heritage Trail. See Malaysia Traveller for details. Of particular interest to railwayana lovers is Laman Budaya, where there is a diesel locomotive on display, together with a Taiping station sign and relics of an old dismembered railway bridge.
Meanwhile , at the Perak Museum, there is a old carriage marked Perak State Railway which may be one of the few remnants of the Taiping to Port Weld line, Malaya's first railway line.