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Rob Shiels

Rob has worked at The Workshops Rail Museum since 2006 in a number of different roles; visitor services, public programs and since 2011 collection management.  Since becoming the Assistant Collection Manager at TWRM Rob has helped deliver a number of large object moves including; locomotives, buses, cars, wagons and carriages, generators, tanks, rail motors and high voltage electrical material. Rob is also heavily involved with developing and delivering exhibitions.

Exhibitions

  • Fun and Games
  • I’ve Been Working on the Railway, including a three year tour of regional Australian venues
  • More than a Meal – The Ipswich Railway Workshops Dining Hall
  • Railways 1914-1918
  • Hunslet World War I Locomotive Restoration
  • One Man’s Passion – The T House Model Train Display

Publications

Shiels, R (2018) ‘Hunslet Locomotive 1239 (WD327) – On the Western Front and in Queensland’, Light Railways No. 261: 3-8

Hopkins-Weise, J and  R Shiels (2018) 'The Battle of Amiens Centenary and the Capture of the Amiens Gun', Sabretache Vol. LIX, No.4: 4-11.

Hopkins-Weise, J and  R Shiels (2018) ‘Railways in World War One: their place in the Australasian military railway journey – Part 1’, Sabretache Vol. LIX, No.2: 16-26.

Hopkins-Weise, J and  R Shiels (2018) ‘Railways in World War One: their place in the Australasian military railway journey – Part 2’, Sabretache Vol. LIX, No.3: 16-24.

Position

Collection Manager, TWRM, Cultures and Histories Program