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]
Power station control Panel
Feeding Ore into the primary crusher
Primary crusher jaws
Conveyor to Fines stockpile
The photo shows the filled train leaving for the coast at Tanjong Tengku
The Photo shows the ore train trucks being loaded
The photo shows the train loading bin
Train loading bin
A view of the stockpile with workshop/treatmet plant at the rear
Conveyor to lump stockpile
Sungai Genuk situated at the vicnity of The Royal Town of Pahang, Pekan in south Pahang.
Calm in turbulence
After spending the night in Sen Monorom, the next morning we headed back to Kaoh Nhek. Here we stop for a brief rest and preparing for food supplies before entering Phnum Prech Forest.
Although we are treavelling in hot and dry season, the challenge is still eminent. The heavy euse during the rainy season has affected and given impact of vehicle trails thus has affected us. In generals made it difficult to travel. It is also difficult to travel over the dry and rocky rivers and we have experienced three times the tires punctured caused by these rocks
The soil formation is not as expected. 80% of these areas appear to contain rocks and pebbles. It causes our exploration to last until late night to ensure the whole area has been studied
We were supposed to go home tonight to Sen Monorom through the jungle trails, but many routes that have long been abandoned and close to each other even the GPS could not help much. We mistakenly chose the wrong path, so we lost our trail in the forest that night. This is where the 4WD vehicle that has been punctured twice before, get another puntured tyre. However we continue the journey.
Until 1 am, we decided to stop, time to get rest, the trails also getting blurred, we getting stuck of the way out.
We spent the night in the forest without much preparation. The next morning we found the surprise.