Sunday, 24 November 2013

Eveleigh, pivot crane

This crane is on display in Innovation Plaza, between the Engine Shop and Locomotive Workshop at the Australian Technology Park, in the inner city suburb of Eveleigh. This was once the site of the Eveleigh Railway Yards, which were the largest and most technologically advanced workshops in the southern hemisphere in the late 19th century. This pivot crane was used from about 1925 in the now demolished Wheel Shop in the manufacture of locomotive wheels. A maintenance man is giving it a fresh coat of paint.

16 comments:

  1. All the engineering detail is amazing .. glad to see it is well cared for with fresh paint : )
    Well done for a shadow shot !
    Joy

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  2. the tools behind the buildings are the amazing...thanks for sharing!!

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  3. your blog is like an image map of Sydney, very interesting idea and reminds me about my visit to Australia few years ago. I love how much light is captured in those clear and crispy photos. Thank you for sharing

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  4. The crane looks like a fun object for kids to play on, although I doubt that's permitted! ;)

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  5. Rather him than me, it looks an impressive piece of machinery

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  6. I love how beautiful machinery can be! have a happy day!

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  7. I was about to say: It looks good for being that old. But then I noticed that it was being restored. It looks really good!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  8. And, having been in other old rail yards, that would be a very pint-sized crane!

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  9. A mean beast of a crane. Love the framing of foliage shadows round it. I still remember those long long buildings of Eveleigh Workshops. Always an impressive sight near Central.

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  10. Today's cranes can be huge - like those in Málaga harbor for transport stuff around the globe...
    BLOGitse

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  11. Intriguing photo, with wonderful shadows, Jim.
    K

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