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Mr Tom Cush

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Mr Tom Cush



In 2005 I taped an oral history (for my collection at The National Library of Australia) with Mr Tom Cush who was the Executive Director of the NSW Railway Institute for ‘most of his working life.’ He was 94 years old and took great pride in the achievements of the RI as our first ‘technical college’.

Mr Cush had wonderful stories about railway life. He commented that the “fettlers always took immense pride and responsibility for their piece of line. They were the backbone of the early railway era and there backs were never broken.”

Shorthand classes at the R.I.