Eddy, Edward

Chief commissioner of the New South Wales Railways and key figure in the development of the railway in the colony. He wrote: 'I take so much delight in my work, and I can see how, in a country which will owe much to the judicious management and extension of its railways, I could be of great service to the Colony, and also obtain credit for myself'. Although he did not succeed in bringing the railway to the centre of Sydney, he enlarged the tramway network and permitted the first experiments in electric traction.

Milestone
Born
England
24 Jul 1851
Arrived Sydney
1888
Died
Brisbane, Queensland
21 Jun 1897
Buried
24 Jun 1897
Name
Birth
Eddy, Edward Miller Gard
Occupation
Position
1888 - 1895