Object Detail


Description
A plasticised black fabric roll with white lettering inside a rectangualr metal box and frame. The front of the box has a perspex window to view the destinations printed on the roll. There is a winding handle under the rectangular box on the left hand side and a length of electrical flex to connect into a diesel locomotive power supply and enable the destination roll to be illuminated at night.
Classification
CH classification
Measurements
L1270 X W120 X H200 mm
Media/Materials description
Metal, plastic, rubber
Signature/Marks
BOWEN HILLS
HELIDON
TOOWOOMBA
WHINSTANES
SOUTH BRISBANE
MANLY
LOTA
WYNNUM
BEENLEIGH
KINGSTON
KURABY
CANNON HILL
YEERONGPILLY
WALLANGARRA
DIRRANBANDI
CAIRNS
TOWNSVILLE
MOUNT ISA
ROCKHAMPTON
BUNDABERG
GYMPIE
MARYBOROUGH
WARWICK
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History and use
Destination Rolls were introduced following the end of steam locomotive traction in 1969. They replaced the old wooden destination boards which could only show one destination per side. The Destination Rolls allowed selection of a number of destinations by scrolling through the roll using the winding handle.
Registration number
R4482

Category

Colours

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