C1916

City Railway Scheme recommended by the Royal Commission in 1896

John Bradfield’s map showing the extent of improvements to the rail network recommended by the 1896 Royal Commission. In 1913 Bradfield was made chief engineer for metropolitan railway construction. Plans for a city railway were already well developed by his … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

City Railway Scheme recommended by the Royal Commission in 1896

Date:

C1916

Condition:

In good condition, laid onto archival linen.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

473mm 
x 255mm

Paper Size: 

475mm 
x 255mm
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City Railway Scheme recommended by the Royal Commission in 1896 - Antique Map from 1916

Genuine antique
dated:

1916

Description:

John Bradfield’s map showing the extent of improvements to the rail network recommended by the 1896 Royal Commission.

In 1913 Bradfield was made chief engineer for metropolitan railway construction. Plans for a city railway were already well developed by his predecessors. The following year Bradfield went overseas to investigate new approaches to metropolitan railway construction. Early the following year he reported on the proposed electric lines for the city of Sydney.  Most of his proposals were deferred as a general war economy measure. Bradfield stated, ‘The transit problems of greater Sydney’, that his scheme of suburban electrification would benefit large property owners, new home purchasers and the general public by opening up new land, with quicker transport and cheaper fares. He predicted that Sydney’s population would reach at least 2,226,000 by 1950.

John Job Crew Bradfield (1867 - 1917)

Bradfield was a civil engineer, who passed the Sydney senior public examination in 1885, gaining the medal for chemistry. Dux of his school, he won a Queensland government university exhibition and in 1886 matriculated at the University of Sydney. From St Andrew's College, he continued his brilliant academic career, graduating B.E. with the University Gold Medal in 1889. civil engineer, was born on 26 December 1867 at Sandgate, Queensland, fourth son of John Edward Bradfield, labourer and Crimean War veteran, and his wife Maria, née Crew. An associate from 1893 of the Institution of Civil Engineers, London, he graduated M.E. with first-class honours and the University Medal in 1896. He went on to receive numerous awards and medals throughout his career.

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