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The City of Canada Bay Heritage Society invites you to hear a talk by David Jehan on A History of Tulloch, Engineers & Manufacturers.

In 1883, Robert Tulloch set up business in Pyrmont, where he supplied structural steelwork for many notable Sydney buildings, built railway bridges and entered the rolling stock business. In 1915, the company moved to Rhodes where it diversified into many fields. including the production of a wide range of garden tools.

During World War II, their contributions to the war effort included the manufacture of components for the Australian Cruiser tanks and construction of ocean-going lighters for the US and Australian Armies. In the area of rolling stock, the company built railway carriages of many types. They were most noted for the design and construction of the first double-deck carriages for Sydney and the first powered double-deck train in the world.

The talk will be followed by light refreshments and a chance to chat with the speaker.

In 2015, David Jehan, a member of the Railway Technical Society of Australia, was awarded the Engineering Heritage Award for excellence in an engineering heritage publication from Engineers Australia for his book ‘A History of Tulloch, Engineers and Manufacturers, Pyrmont and Rhodes, 1883 to 1974’. Known as the Colin Crisp Award, this is Australia’s premier award for excellence in Engineering Heritage projects.

When: Saturday 4 November 2017, 1:30pm.
Where: City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street, Concord
Cost: Free – donations welcome.
Contact: or 02 9744 8528

Image courtesy City of Canada Bay Heritage Society.