WOOD, Gerard Kenneth
Introduction
Gerard Kenneth WOOD
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Articles, Lectures
4. Photographic Material
5. Maps
6. Miscellanea
7. Museum Objects
9. Newspaper Cuttings
Printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: WOOD, Gerard Kenneth
Dates of creation: 1929-1985
Extent: 0.5 box
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Gerard Kenneth WOOD

(1905-1992)

1929-1933 District Locomotive Superintendent, Sudan Railways
1933-1934 Technical Assistant to the Chief Mechanical Engineer, Sudan Railways
1935-1936 Assistant Works Manager, Atbara, Sudan Railways
1936-1942 District Locomotive Superintendent South, Sudan Railways
1942-1945 Locomotive Running Superintendent, Sudan Railways
1945-1948 Locomotive Carriage and Wagon Works Manager, Atbara, Sudan Railways
1948-1955 Chief Mechanical Engineer, Sudan Railways


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
2. Personal Papers
3. Articles, Lectures
4. Photographic Material
5. Maps
6. Museum Objects
7. Newspaper Cuttings
8. Printed Material

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
SAD.849/8/1-37
1954
Sudan Railways staff list, 1953-54
SAD.849/9/1-7
n.d.
List of Sudan Railways employees by department
SAD.849/9/8-13
1955
Sudan Railways staff list, 1954-55
SAD.849/9/14-15
1955 May
"Sudanese officials of Sudan Railways at present on study courses in the United Kingdom"
SAD.849/9/16-23
1955 Nov
"List (by departments) of Sudanese in the United Kingdom on study courses, including unsponsored students"
SAD.849/9/26-36
1959 Dec
Sudan Railways statistics, 1959-60 series, no.6
SAD.849/9/37-38
[post 1962]
List of Locomotive Carriage and Wagon Works employees
SAD.849/9/39-45
[c1965]
Fragments of letters to G.K. Wood from the General Manager of Sudan Railways concerning current problems, the harmful influence of politics, and an accident at Obo Station near Port Sudan on 26 Feb 1965 at which a number of people died
2. Personal Papers
SAD.849/10/1
[post 1955]
Curriculum Vitae of Wood
SAD.849/10/2-110
1958-1985
Letters to Wood from friends and colleagues in the Sudan, especially Abu Babr Ali Ridu and his family, containing personal news and greetings
SAD.849/10/111-112
1977, 1985
Accounts of the Sudan Church Association
3. Articles, Lectures
SAD.849/11/1-4
1937
Report by Wood on the role of "psychotechnic" testing in industry
SAD.849/11/5-14
1952
Anonymous address to the Philosophical Society entitled "some problems of university education in the Sudan"
SAD.849/11/15-20
1955
Article entitled “The work of the Mechanical Department of Sudan Railways 1929-55” by Wood
SAD.849/11/21-32
1957
"A talk given at the Sudanese Student's Union's Cultural Conference on 29 Dec 1957, about the economic development of the Sudan" by Y.H. Said
4. Photographic Material
SAD.845/5/1-65
[c1929-1965]
Photographs of steam trains, works sheds and Sudan Railways staff
SAD.845/5/1
Khartoum Locomotive Works office
SAD.845/5/2
Khartoum Locomotive Works
SAD.845/5/3
Khartoum Locomotive Works looking towards the "R.Y." [Railway Yard?] houses
SAD.845/5/4
Khartoum, looking towards the station
SAD.845/5/5
Atbara Station
SAD.845/5/6
Sudanese man with donkey and car
SAD.845/5/7
Atbara Locomotive Works
SAD.845/5/8
Sudanese official (enlargement at 845/5/25)
SAD.845/5/9
Sudanese men in Britain (on study leave?)
SAD.845/5/10
Train in Atbara Station
SAD.845/5/11
Train wreckage (result of 1965 rail accident?)
SAD.845/5/12
Steam train
SAD.845/5/13-14
Garden seen through arcade
SAD.845/5/15
Railway line with mountains in distance
SAD.845/5/16, 18-19
A Sudan Railways dinner?
SAD.845/5/17
Train station
SAD.845/5/20
Four Sudanese men (studying in London?)
SAD.845/5/21
Modern housing in northern Sudan
SAD.845/5/22
Sudanese men celebrating (a sporting victory?)
SAD.845/5/23-24
Wreckage of the 1965 rail disaster
SAD.845/5/25
Enlargement of 845/5/8
SAD.845/5/26
Sudanese factory workers punching holes in boiler plate
SAD.845/5/27
Khartoum Locomotive Works looking towards the "R.Y." houses
SAD.845/5/28
Khartoum Station from the new bridge looking towards the saloon siding
SAD.845/5/29
Khartoum Station from the new bridge looking towards the new goods yard
SAD.845/5/30
Nile steamer
SAD.845/5/31
Locomotive House, Khartoum
SAD.845/5/32
Water station at Kilo in Haiya
SAD.845/5/33
Garden
SAD.845/5/34
1941 Jan 16
Charles Hill and Wood in the garden
SAD.845/5/35
Haiya locomotive shed
SAD.845/5/36
Haiya station
SAD.845/5/37
Steam train
SAD.845/5/38
Gebeit wells
SAD.845/5/39
1930 Jul 4
Steam train at Kamob Sanha
SAD.845/5/40
Haiya shed
SAD.845/5/41
Sudan Railways workers around a model
SAD.845/5/42
Atbara station
SAD.845/5/43
View from Gebeit Locomotive House
SAD.845/5/44
Man (Wood?) in a Sudan Railways office
SAD.845/5/45
Gebeit Locomotive shed
SAD.845/5/46
Gebeit mosque
SAD.845/5/47
Gebeit from the water softener
SAD.845/5/48
View from the Gebeit houses
SAD.845/5/49
View from the train near Kamob Sanha
SAD.845/5/50
Wood riding a camel
SAD.845/5/51
Steam train at Gebeit
SAD.845/5/52
Gebeit Locomotive house
SAD.845/5/53
Portrait of two Sudanese men
SAD.845/5/54
Sudanese man in Britain
SAD.845/5/55
Portrait of a Sudanese man
SAD.845/9/1-10
c1957
Photographs of Sudan Railways officials, work sheds, and Wood
SAD.845/9/1
Mrs Rattison and Wood in the saw mill
SAD.845/9/2
Building new coach bodies
SAD.845/9/3
Sudan Railways officials at a conference?
SAD.845/9/4-5
Wood? in the (British) countryside
SAD.845/9/6
Wood? with a Sudanese baby
SAD.845/9/7
Sudan Railways football team, including Wood
SAD.845/9/8-10
Sudan Railways group photographs, including Wood
SAD.845/6/1-11
[c1959-1976]
Postcards and greetings cards
SAD.845/6/1
1959
Postcard sent to Wood of a train passing through the Red Sea Hills
SAD.845/6/2
Steamers on the Blue Nile at Khartoum North
SAD.845/6/3
1976
Postcard sent to Wood of a Sudan Railways Steamer at Wadi Halfa
SAD.845/6/4
Greeting card showing a Sudanese village scene
SAD.845/6/5
Official card from the Sudan Ambassador with a mountain scene
SAD.845/6/6
Christmas card to Wood with a Nile scene
SAD.845/6/7
Postcard to Wood of the Grand Hotel, Khartoum
SAD.845/6/8
Postcard with assorted scenes of the Sudan
SAD.845/6/9
Greetings card showing fishing on the White Nile at Khartoum
SAD.845/6/10
Greetings card showing a Sudan Railways steamer on the Blue Nile at Khartoum
SAD.845/6/11
Postcard of elephants
SAD.845/6/12-17
n.d.
Negatives of a Nile scene (845/6/12), factory work (845/6/13-15), a Locomotive shed (845/6/16), and a man on horseback before a steam train (845/6/17)
5. Maps
SAD.849/11/33
1963
Tourist map of Khartoum
scale:   1 cm to 150m
Size: 86 x 54 cm
6. Miscellanea
SAD.849/11/34
1964 Jun 3
Seating plan of the dinner held in honour of President Abbud at the United Service Club
7. Museum Objects
SAD.845/6/18-19
1978, 1980
Two Sudanese one pound notes
9. Newspaper Cuttings
SAD.849/11/35
1964 Jan 7
Al-Rai al-A`m Daily Newspaper with translation mentioning Wood's visit to the Sudan
SAD.849/11/36
1966
The Sudan Diocesan Review concerning the death of "Uncle" Harper
SAD.849/11/37-40
1972
"The Changing Scene Overseas" by A.B. Henderson, Chairman of the Railway Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
SAD.849/11/41
[1983?]
Letter protesting at recent executions in the Sudan
SAD.849/11/42-43
[c1985?]
Photograph of a steam train
SAD.849/11/44
1985
New Scientist article on "fighting famine in Sudan with steam trains"
Printed material
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC. 1001 Facts about the Sudan as on 1.1.52 (1952)
Notes and Comments (Spring 1982, 1983 and 1986)
Sudan Government Staff List (1953 September 15)
Sudan Church Review no.13 vol.29 (Spring 1986)
Sudan Government British Pensioners' Association: List of Members (1970, 1986)
Sudan Government British Pensioners' Association: Annual Reports (1970, 1979, 1981/82, 1984/85)
Wood, G.K., Note on the International Railway Congress (1987)