C1915

Proposed City and Suburban Railways.

Important early c.290th map by John Bradfield of his far sighted vision for Sydney’s tramways. Confusingly the map has two dates; one at lower right of 1912 and the date of “24.2.15” below Bradfield’s facsimile signature within the title panel. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Proposed City and Suburban Railways.

Date:

C1915

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued. Laid on archival linen.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

790mm 
x 610mm

Paper Size: 

815mm 
x 650mm
AUTHENTICITY
Proposed City and Suburban Railways. - Antique Map from 1915

Genuine antique
dated:

1915

Description:

Important early c.290th map by John Bradfield of his far sighted vision for Sydney’s tramways.

Confusingly the map has two dates; one at lower right of 1912 and the date of “24.2.15” below Bradfield’s facsimile signature within the title panel.

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.  

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 7506857 (incorrect date of 1912

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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