Railway and Tramway Institute is launched, providing internal training and a continuous supply of skilled workers.Evolution of Eveleigh - The Railway workshops
McDonaldtown Gasworks commences operations. The gasworks produce gas for the lighting of railway carriages and the Eveleigh Railway Workshops until 1958.Evolution of Eveleigh - The Railway workshops
Redfern Electric Light Station opens. It is the first municipal power station in Sydney.
Union negotiations lead to the workshops being closed on Saturdays.Strikes, Unions and Activism
Following the 1894 elections, the Labor Party elects J.S.T. McGowen as the leader of the NSW parliamentary party.Honest Jim – J.S.T McGowen
Eveleigh expands to meet increasing demand with new foundry and boiler shop extensions and Large Erecting Shop completed.The Roaring Giant
Order for the Governor-General's carriage is placed at Eveleigh Railway Workshops.An all Australian triumph: The Governor general's carriage
On 23 December electric trams replace steam trams in Sydney.Evolution of Eveleigh - The Railway workshops
La Perouse is declared an Aboriginal Reserve, the closest Aboriginal community to the city.Indigenous Connections
Construction of the Governor-General's Carriage is completed at Eveleigh (final cost is £6,475). On 17 May the carriage has its first run.An all Australian triumph: The Governor general's carriage
The Governor-General's carriage is used by the Duke (later King George V) and Duchess of Cornwall and York during their visit between May and July 1901.An all Australian triumph: The Governor general's carriage
J.S.T. McGowen narrowly loses election for the federal seat of South Sydney.Honest Jim – J.S.T McGowen
Spring Shop is erected where Innovation Plaza stands today.Spring into life
A Royal Commission recommends locomotive construction at Eveleigh Railway Workshops to counteract inadequate rolling stock supply and calls for local manufacturing for the good of the community.Evolution of Eveleigh - The Railway workshops
The 15 March marks the opening of Ultimo Power station, owned by the Railway and Tramway Department it makes electric power available to the workshop.Evolution of Eveleigh - The Railway workshops
Central Station terminus is completed and the first platforms open on 4 August. The old Redfern terminus station is demolished on August 6 and the former Eveleigh Station renamed Redfern Station.Terminus
With commissioning of the New Locomotive Workshop (now National Innovation Centre), Eveleigh commences manufacturing of steam locomotives.Evolution of Eveleigh - The Railway workshops
Four M class boilers are installed in Boiler House Annexe Bay 3.The Roaring Giant
Following his electoral win, JST McGowen becomes NSW Premier.Honest Jim – J.S.T McGowen
Indoor toilets are installed at Eveleigh in workshops as a result of union negotiations.Strikes, Unions and Activism
J.S.T. McGowen represents the Labor Party at the coronation of George V in London.Honest Jim – J.S.T McGowen
Circa 1912 the Communications Equipment Workshop is completed at North Eveleigh.Evolution of Eveleigh - The Railway workshops
J.S.T. McGowen tries to settle a strike of gas workers by warning them that he will allow 'free workers' to take their jobs: a decision that goes against the grain of his whole career, reflecting his weakening health and failing concentration, and appalling the labour movement. Holman replaces McGowen as NSW Premier on 30 June.Honest Jim – J.S.T McGowen
The first stage of the Parcels Post Office, near Central, is completed.
Terrace houses and shops are resumed for Alexandria Goods Yard, adjacent to the Eveleigh Railway Workshops, where the Vice Chancellor's Oval is presently located.
Carriageworks General Store (later Clothing Store & Hostel) is completed.
Around 1914 the Redfern Pedestrian Bridge is completed.
Electrification of Eveleigh Railway Workshops machinery is completed.Alchemy
Between 1915 and 1917, 21 strikes occur at Eveleigh Railway Workshops in protest at poor working conditions.Strikes, Unions and Activism
J.S.T. McGowen announces he is pro-conscription, defying the official stance of the Labor Party and leading to his expulsion from the party.Honest Jim – J.S.T McGowen
Scientific Services Laboratory completed at North Eveleigh.
A trial production run of 5,000 18lb field gun shells as part of World War 1 effort takes place, but is later discontinued.Conflict and compassion
Construction starts on the second stage of Central Station, including the clock tower and upper levels, and is completed in 1921.Terminus
On 2 August the General Strike starts at Eveleigh Railway Workshops following the introduction of the Taylor Card system to increase worker productivity. The General Strike extends across Eastern Australia and ultimately involves 97,000 workers. Replacement labourers are drawn from the country and join with private school boys to operate the railways. Strike breakers, known as 'Loyalists' camp at Sydney Cricket Ground and Taronga Zoo.Strikes, Unions and Activism
On 8 September the General Strike ends after 82 days. Strikers are sacked and become known as 'Lily Whites'.Strikes, Unions and Activism