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Eveleigh superheaters and tender bogies, Sydney

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dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Ellis, M. William John
dc.coverage.spatialEveleigh Railway Workshops, Redfern, Sydney
dc.identifierNeg. 6488
dc.description.abstractView of railway yards enclosed by high corrugated iron fences and city buildings beyond. The foreground yard contains many pieces of metal equipment including rods and tender bogies, the undercarriages of the cars that carry the trains' fuel and water. The objects are sorted into different areas and stacked in various ways, according to their shapes. The Eveleigh railway workshops were built between 1880 and 1886 and they continued to operate until 1989. From the 1880s to the late 1920s in particular, the workshops were the centre of a large community of railway employees and their families, who lived in the surrounding area.
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dc.format.mediumBlack and white photograph
dc.format.medium6.5cm x 10.7cm
dc.relation.ispartofNational Union of Railwaymen of Australia
dc.relation.ispartofNoel Butlin Archives Centre. ANU Archives Program.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMaterial relating to railway matters collected by M.William John Ellis over the period 1898-1949. The series contains press cuttings, 159 photographs and 1 photograph album.
dc.rightsThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
dc.subject.othersteam engines
dc.subject.othertown views
dc.subject.otherbuildings, structures & establishments
dc.subject.otherrailway yards
dc.subject.othercorrugated iron fences
dc.subject.othertenders (locomotives)
dc.subject.otherNew South Wales Government Railways
dc.titleEveleigh superheaters and tender bogies, Sydney
local.description.notesInscribed in ink below image, l.c.: EVELEIGH SUPERHEATERS AND/ TENDER BOGIES
local.description.notesalternative number: K3971
local.description.notesEllis entered NSW Railways Service in 1882 and retired May 1924. He was a fitter and turner at the Eveleigh workshops and for 13 years was examining fitter and fitter in charge of the Sydney accident train. His career in the Railways was disrupted by an incident in 1909 when he was dismissed from his position because he had suggested to the NSW Railway Commissioner that some senior officers be removed. Ellis maintained they were negligent in their duties to the safety of the train-travelling public. On 25/3/12 a Select Committee recommended that Ellis be reinstated and compensed for losses. The last was done but Chief Commissioner Johnson did not reinstate him. It was only when Johnson left NSW in 1915 that Ellis was re-employed in the workshops. In July 1926 he was a witness in the coronial inquiry into the Aberdeen railway accident of 10/6/1926.
CollectionsNational Union of Railwaymen of Australia


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