Historic Newport Railway Sheds
Reactive & Emergency
JNJ Electrics attended Newport Railway Heritage Workshops following an Arson attack that had gutted West Block Sheds 2 & 3 and badly damaged Shed 4. Fire Services had isolated power to the historic railway preservation precinct including the 11 historic Rail Sheds, Steamrail’s offices, the Administration Building and the Fire Museum’s workshop.
JNJ quickly assessed the situation, restoring power to eight of the sheds and providing generator supplies to other undamaged areas together with temporary power to the construction zones to enable demolition and asbestos removal works to get under way.
Once clearance to enter the burnt-out areas was issued, the JNJ team set about demolishing the existing electrical services & installing temporary hi-bay lighting and roller door supplies so that there-construction phase of the works could begin.
JNJ was also tasked with designing the electrical work for the reconstructed Heritage listed buildings. JNJ’s proposal included energy efficient LED Hi-bay lighting, emergency lighting and power distribution systems. The design complied with Australian standards, met Steamrail’s operational requirements and was visually sympathetic to the fabric of the historic sheds. Victrack approved JNJ’s design and re-construction works were completed on time and within budget.
Victrack & Steamrail representatives expressed their appreciation for JNJ’s pro-active approach, attention to detail and adaptability to meet the evolving requirements of the project, from the initial fault attendance through to the demolition, design, and installation phases of this important restoration work.