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Author
Smith, Keith A
Title
Eucalyptus Deanei: Some Aspects of Railway Engineering Before and After the Federation of the Australian States
In
Eleventh National Conference on Engineering Heritage: Federation Engineering a Nation; Proceedings
Imprint
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2001, pp. 133-139
ISBN/ISSN
1740922155
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=520735054966081;res=IELENG
Abstract

Henry Deane, the quintessential railway engineer, in the years of his service with the New South Wales Government had developed into a figurehead of vision and a man of a continued practical accomplishment. He had inspected in great detail every railway line in the colony since his appointment as Inspecting Engineer by John Whitton in 1886 and in 1894 he was commissioned to carry out a world wide inspection of national railway developments. Such developments included the application of electric traction for railed vehicles, the adoption of steel trussed bridges in lieu of timber and the provision of light railway permanent way of minimum standards for rural service. He also had a wide knowledge of Eucalypts and a passion for botanical research; a eucalypt was named after him - 'Eucalyptus Deani', found in and around the Wollemi National Park.

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