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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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Official Opening of Bukit Ibam Mine on 7th July 1962

The Rompin Mining Co. Senior Staff welcoming the Sultan of Pahang to Bukit Ibam
The Sultan of Pahang addressing the guests with the GM of Rompin Mining Co. Mr J.N.McHugh behind and to the left of the Sultan, before the Sultan pushed a button to start the Treatment Plant, and officially declared the Mine open
The Sultan and his playing partner playing tennis on the courts adjacent to the Company school at Bukit Ibam
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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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Bukit Ibam Mine – Iron Ore Treatment Plant [Part 1]

Picture15Power station control Panel

Picture16Feeding Ore into the primary crusher

Picture17Primary crusher jaws

Picture18Conveyor to Fines stockpile

Picture19The photo shows the filled train leaving for the coast at Tanjong Tengku

Picture20The Photo shows the ore train trucks being loaded

Picture21The photo shows the train loading bin

Picture22​Train loading bin

Picture23A view of the stockpile with workshop/treatmet plant  at the rear

Picture24Conveyor to lump stockpile

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Rompin Mining Co. – Tanjong Tengku Installation

Picture1Ore Wagon dumping bin

These photographs are of the Coastal operations at Tanjong Tengku from where the iron ore was carried by lighter to the ships anchored offshore.

It was not possible to load directly into the ships because of the shallow water at the loading jetty. At low tide, there was only 1.5 metres draught over the sandbar offshore, therefore the ore had to be lightered over the sandbar to the ships laying out in deeper water offshore.

Picture2Conveyor from feeder belt under the dumping bin

Picture3Iron Ore stockpiles at Tanjong Tengku

Picture4Stacking incoming iron ore from the train dumping bin

Picture5Lighters full of iron ore

Picture6Loading lighters with iron ore

Picture7Tug boats pulling lighters to the ship.​

Picture8Tug boat returning empty lighter to shore​

Picture9Stockpiles of Iron Ore at Tanjong Tengku

Picture10Tugs, Lighters, and ships at sea off Tanjong Tengku

Picture11Tanjong Tengku beach with Kuala Rompin across the estuary

Picture12Lighter awaiting loading at jetty​

Picture13Loading iron ore onto lighters to deliver to ship​

Picture14Rompin Mining / Eastern stevedoring office at Tanjong Tengku​​​

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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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