Train Tablet Apparatus [Tyer's]

New Zealand Rail, Attributed to;  Manufacturer; 


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Maker and Role
New Zealand Rail, Attributed to
Manufacturer
Description
A red cube with black trim, a slot to push in a tablet, and a circular gauge protruding from the top. The purpose of the system was to use the tablet as a physical guarantee to the traincrew that their train had exclusive right of way on the single line section. Without this they could not proceed beyond the section signal which protected entry to the single line. It was used in New Zealand for close to 100 years until June 1994.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Accession No
2011.307
Credit Line
New Zealand Rail. Train Tablet Apparatus [Tyer's], 2011.307. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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