During the 1840s, government legislation is passed ordering polluting industries to move from the Tank Stream. They move into Redfern and Waterloo, establishing industrial suburbs. Redfern develops terrace housing and villas.
John Whitton is appointed NSW Railways Engineer-in-Chief.
The Metropolitan Workshops at Redfern Railway Yard are extended and planning for Eveleigh Railway Workshops commences.
The Eveleigh site is chosen for railway workshops development.
During 1882 to 1887 the principal workshops are built at Eveleigh.
Eveleigh Railway Workshops building program commences.
Locomotive Workshops are completed.
Carriage Workshops completed.
Manager’s Office completed.
Paint Shop completed.