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red box - DETS 7A

From the Collection of Puffing Billy Railway School Rd Menzies Creek Victoria

Description
red box - DETS 7A
Made of metal sheet
Size
Length Overall: 0' 9 5/8" ( 245 mm ) Width: 0' 4 1/2" ( 115 mm ) Height: 0' 3 9/16" ( 90 mm )
Object Registration
000188
Keywords
puffing billy, detonator (det) box
Historical information
Detonator (DET)
An explosive device (not shown) is placed on the rail line and triggered by wheel pressure—used to warn of hazards ahead
Made By
Victorian Railways - Newport Workshop (Maker)
Significance
Historic - Victorian Railways - Detonator (DET) Box
Inscriptions & Markings
DETS 7A
Last updated
15 May 2019 at 12:48PM