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87/282 Railway fettlers' tools (21), iron & wood & stone, used by New South Wales Government Railways, New South Wales, Australia, c 1860-1930. Click to enlarge.

'Collection of Railway fettlers' tools used by NSW Government Railways

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This is a collection of 21 railway fettlers' tools used in New South Wales between about 1860 and 1930. Once a railway line had been built it was the fettler's job to maintain the track. Fettlers were formed into gangs of five men under the supervision of a ganger. Each gang was allocated a section of track to look after, about 20 km in length. They had to do hard physical work like replacing decayed sleepers and worn rails, shovelling clean ballast, tightening bolts on the fishplates and …

Summary

Object No.

87/282

Object Statement

Railway fettlers' tools (21), iron & wood & stone, used by New South Wales Government Railways, New South Wales, Australia, c 1860-1930

Physical Description

Railway fettlers' tools (21), iron & wood & stone, used by New South Wales Government Railways, New South Wales, Australia, c 1860-1930

Production

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Source

Credit Line

Gift of State Rail Authority Of New South Wales, 1987

Acquisition Date

17 March 1987

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'Collection of Railway fettlers' tools used by NSW Government Railways 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 December 2021, <https://ma.as/75048>

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