Australian Fettlers Tales and more ..

Fettlers – so much romance and some hard yarns

Fettlers is an old name for railway track builders and a fettlers yard is where their collection of various paraphernalia were stored such a railway sleepers, rails, tools and the like.

Les Murray … Working Men

Seeing the telegram go limp

and their foreman’s face go grey and stark

the fettlers, in their singlets, led him

out, and were gentle in the dark

Building the railways

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