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Flood Damaged Tepisoh River Bridge in 1970/1971 – derailed the train and equipments

When the Mine closed in 1970, I was given the task of dismantling the treatment plant and shipping it, together with other plant and machinery, to Tanjong Tengku for disposal.

The huge floods at the end of 1970 and early 1971 damaged the railway line in several locations, and finally, huge logs floating down the flooded river damaged the tressells of the Tepisoh railway bridge over the river, twisting the steel rails and causing  a derailment of the train and wagons, which caused the plant and machinery to fall into the valley below the bridge.

Cranes mounted on railway flat top wagons were brought from Tanjong Tengku to the coastal side of the damaged bridge and the machinery and plant were lifted up from the valley and loaded back onto  flat top wagons and finally hauled down to Tanjong Tengku.

It was a very challenging situation, and I was very pleased when the project was completed and all the plant and machinery from Bukit Ibam was finally transferred to Tanjong Tengku.

The steel rail tracks and sleepers were subsequently dismantled and hauled to Tanjong Tengku for disposal, after I had left Rompinco in March 1971

]as narrated by Graeme Scanlon]

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Bukit Ibam Mine – Iron Ore Treatment Plant [Part 2]

Picture25Tailings Area

Picture26Fines stockpile

Picture27Classifier washing the fines

Picture28Treatment plant view

Picture29Treatment plant view

Picture30Conveyors and screens

Picture31Washing screens​

Picture32Conveyor from primary crusher to Blade mill

Picture33Primary crusher

Picture34Feeding Ore into the primary crusher​

Picture35Treatment plant control panel at primary crusher

Picture36Stream to the tailings dam

Picture37Sluice gates at weir

Picture38Pumping station​

Picture39Power Station control panel​s

Picture40Power Station control panel​

Picture41View of Treatment plant and stockpile

Picture42Train loading bin

Picture43Blade mill emptying onto screen

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Construction Power Station Bukit Ibam

Construction of Workshop/Office/Power station Bukit Ibam 1961-1962.

Picture6aPicture7aPhoto above shows the newly constructed building with the main workshop situated at the left hand side, the Iron Ore Treatment plant in the centre area, and the new Power Staion in the right hand section of the building.

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Photos’ above and below shows the Electrical Linesmen building the HT Power line from the new Power Station to the Mine office and housing area in 1962.

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Photos’ above and below show the construction of the new Power Station at the right hand end of the main workshop/ Iron Ore treatment plant building.

Picture11aPicture12aPicture13aThe photo shows the original temporary Power Station at Bukit Ibam during the early days prior to the new Power Station going on-line in 1962.

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Installation of the VHF Radio-Telephone at Bukit Ibam in 1961

Here are some historical photographs on Installation of the VHF Radio-Telephone by Malayan Telecoms at Bukit Ibam in 1961

With the VHF connection we were no longer isolated from the rest of the world except by the 50 mile railway, and it provided some peace of mind to handle any possible disasters and emergencies which can occur in potentially dangerous  mining operations.

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Bukit Ibam Mine: Transporting supplies and equipments from the coast to Bukit Ibam in 1961/1962

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Before the railway line completed all supplies and equipments have to be transported through river

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The craft on the Rompin River bringing equipment to Kampong Aur from where it was hauled by Skids behind Bulldozers to the Mine site in 1961.

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The first “B” Rocker delivered by rail to Bukit Ibam in 1962.

The distance by river from Kuala Rompin to Kampong Aur was a “Winding” 120 miles, so we were pleased when the railway reached Bukit Ibam and we could bring the Treatment Plant machinery from the coast directly to the Mine by the 50 mile railway.

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