Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tapah Road Railway Station Chimney?

This Tapah Road Railway Station Chimney like structure is actually not a chimney
but a water tank tower, i assume used for storing water for use during those days
when trains are running on steam engine where water and coal plays an important
part .

FMSR Steam Engine

The Malayan Railway


FMSR KTMB-historical date

Base on the photo of 3 chimney concept stucture below
which i took at the Labuan Chimney Information Center
only one more is left to be visited that is the one at the old Bukit Besi mines




The water tower is now painted white and had lost its colonial look without the red brick colour.
Anyway we should be very thankful to whoever is in charge at KTM
for leaving this unique stucture alone in the upgrading of the Station,
maybe they should add a plaque describing when it is build and its used
instead of letting us crack our heads.






The tower have 4 round ventilation window and 4 arch
where all except one is left open for a door.














The new Tapah Road Station.






Tower at the edge of the Station.



















At the bottom of the tower is a pipe of about 30mm diameter
which i think is the outlet and 2 smaller pipe which supply water to the tank which is kept enclosed in the tower and supported by 2 wooden beams.













Here you can see 4 holes where onces 2 wooden beam were used to support a metal tank
and it is now covers with white cement.















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