Evolving Eveleigh

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  • 1917

    New Locomotive Workshops Pattern Shop completed.

  • 1917

    New Foundry constructed at the Locomotive Workshops.

  • 1925

    Manufacture of new steam locomotives at Eveleigh ceases (temporarily, as it will turn out in 1945).

  • 1925

    NSW Railways acquires Chullora site for new railway workshops that are intended to supersede Eveleigh Railway Workshops.

  • 1935

    Government decides to add diesel engine trains to the Sydney fleet.

  • 1937

    Chullora Railway Workshop opens – all locomotive construction work transfers from Eveleigh to Chullora.

  • 1945

    Locomotive construction is reintroduced to Eveleigh Railway Workshops until 1952.

  • 1945

    A hail storm on New Year's Day destroys glass roof of the workshops.

  • 1960

    Last Bay of the original Running Shed is demolished.

  • 1967

    Eveleigh survives dieselisation – diesel repairs relocate from Chullora to Eveleigh, and bogie repairs commence in the Large Erecting Shop.


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