DETONATOR OF OPTIMUM AUDIBILITY AND SAFETY. REPLACEMENT OF DETONATORS BY MODERN SIGNALLING MEANS

The present Report gives a survey of the present use of detonators on 25 Administrations. The fields of application of the detonators can be divided into the following four groups: 1. Indication of danger in general, protection of unforeseen obstructions. 2. Supporting or replacement of visual signals. 3. Protection of trains or portions of trains having come to a stand in open track and, if necessary, protection of obstructed adjoining lines. 4. Protection of works in open track. The safety afforded by detonators as a signalling means is marked "insufficient" by only four Administrations. Ten Administrations declare to be satisfied with detonators for the purpose for which they are now used but are interested in better solutions. The other Administrations are not interested in a replacement of detonators. The remaining part of the report contains the comments of the Administrations to the means of replacement mentioned by ORE. In consideration of the replies received from the Administrations, the setting up of a Specialists Committee, proposed by ORE, is discussed in the "Conclusions."

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Restrictions on the use of this document are contained in the explanatory material.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Union of Railways

    Office of Research and Experiments
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1964-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Report/Paper Numbers: B63/RP 3/E Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM