1. List: Railway Electric Train Staff & Electric Tablet
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    Timeline of single line token systems.
    These systems are for efficiently working single line sections.
    Date are are mostly date of publication, not of incident.

    1876-10-21 (AT&CJ) Head-on collision on single line at Midsomer Norton, S&DJR.
    ____ __ __ Absolute Block; no tokens, no starting signals, "Right oh, Jack", not realizing both Guards named "Jack".
    1890-__-__ (SMH) ETT Early instalation Picton-Mittagong.
    1890-02-22 (GEPP) Tablet instructions.
    1890-06-02 (BFP&MJ) Comparison of Electric Tablet and Electric Staff.
    1890-06-16 (BFP&MJ) Maker of ETS Webb & Thompson.
    1891-01-17 (NMH&MA) Trial ETS on Morpeth branch.
    1892-00-00 (BrisC) Electric token (staff or tablet?) introduce in which state?
    1892-04-16 (NeapT) ETS installed Penrith-Glenbrook; hope replace OTS and tablet.

    1894-03-08 (GEPP) Quirk's Train Tablet Exchanger.
    1894-03-09 (GoulbH) Invention by W. McQuirk of Automatic Tablet Exchanger.
    1894-03-24 (IllaM) 3 Sacked for not putting tablet through through instrum
    1894-03-29 (KI&SA) Irregularity; sackings; did not pass tablet through instrument.
    1895-11-21 (GeelA) ETT description.
    1900-06-15 (BrisC) Electric token introduced in 1892.
    1900-06-30 (Qlndr) Tablets to be made of celluvert, lighter than metal.
    1900-07-11 (PPR&NWM) Unlike ETS, ETT Tablet cannot be put back in.
    1900-10-13 (SCT&WA) Tablet dropped under wheels and broken.
    1902-06-10 (DCN&SL) Import of 6 cs of Table Instruments from Britain.
    1902-11-01 (TeleB) Lecture ; ETS by Webb and Thompson.
    1905-09-23 (QLNDR) Tablet in New Zealand.
    1905-09-26 (SMH) ETT Description, size, and earliest (1890).
    1908-06-13 (Argus) Train leaves Violet Town with wrong Tablet.
    1908-09-18 (HorshT) Delay caused by spider between ETS contacts.
    1908-09-22 (WWExp) ETS failed due to spider on contacts.
    1911-07-05 (EVN) Request some AWS. Adopt some automatic arrangement.
    1911-07-06 (Bal-Star) Request same AWS.
    1911-07-06 (MAlexM) Request for same AWS.
    1911-07-06 (DT-L) Request for same AWS.
    1911-07-06 (GeeA) Request for same AWS.
    1911-07-07 (DH-Adel) Crew to take more care with Token.
    1911-07-07 (DAd-WW) Request same AWS.
    1911-07-10 (SMH) LEDFCA Enginedriver Union request some automatic arrangement to prevent engines entering single line section without token.
    ____ __ __ This request widely reported in other newspapers.
    1914-02-06 (Tele-B) £146 for installation of electric train staff between Dalby and Jondowaic.
    1914-03-19 (DStand) ETS cost £350 between Helidon and Lockyer.
    1916-01-03 (TeleB) Automatic Warning System.
    1920-11-20 (Chron-A) QLD-Westwood; head-on collision due to brake failure.
    1921-02-05 (World-H) O/S UK:Inquest of Abermule head-on collision. (AWTH)
    1922-07-12 (DCN&SL) Patent App Automatic operation of ETS - Seery.
    1924-03-29 (SingA) Seat should have be turned around so that name not visible from train. (AWTH)
    1926-04-16 (NStar) VIC: Droin. Head-on collision in yards.
    1927-05-23 (BrisC) ETS Failure between Cooroy and Eumundi.
    1929-02-07 (RN-P) Manufacture of ETS staffs from 1¾ in. x No. 18 gauge duralumin tubing.
    1929-02-08 (DCN&SL) Duralumin tubes 1¼in. x No. 18 gauge for making ETS staffs.
    1930-04-16 (WestA) TAS: Headon collision in Wyena-Golconda section; cause unknown.
    1933-03-28 (NS-Dar) SA: Head on collision near Warramboo in section.
    1933-10-13 (Tele-B) QLD-Eudlo; head-on at station or in section?
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    Abbreviations Sources:
    * AT&CJ = Australian Town and Country Journal.
    * Bal-Start = Ballarat Star.
    * BFP&MJ = Bathurst Free Press and Miners' Journal.
    * BrisC = Brisbane Courier.
    * Chron-A = Chronicle, Adelaide.
    * DAd-WW = DailyAdvertiser, Wagga Wagga.
    * DCN&SL = Daily Commercial News and Shipping List.
    * DH-Adel = Daily Herald, Adelaide.
    * DStand = Daily Standard - Brisbane.
    * DT-L = Daily Telegraph - Launceston.
    * EVN = Evening News, Sydney.
    * GeeA = Geelong Advertiser.
    * GEPP = Goulburn Evening Penny Post.
    * GoulH = Goulburn Herald.
    * HorshT = Horsham Times.
    * IllaM = Illawarra Mercury.
    * KI&SA = Kiama Independent and Shoalhave Advertiser.
    * MAlexM = Mt Alexander Mail.
    * NeapT = Nepean Times.
    * NMH&MA = Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate.
    * NStar = Northern Star.
    * PPR&NWM = Port Pirie Recorder and North Western Main.
    * QLNDR = Queenslander.
    * RN-P = Register News-Pictorial, Adelaide.
    * SCT&WA + South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus.
    * SMH = Sydney Morning Herald.
    * TeleB = Telegraph, Brisbane.
    * WestA = West Australian.
    * World-H = World, Hobart
    * WWExp = Wagga Wagga Express.
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    Abbreviations Other:
    * AWTH = Accident Waiting To Happen, aka Murphy's Law.
    * LEDFCA = Locomotive Engine Drivers, Firemen and Cleaners Association.
    * S&DJR = Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway.

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  1. LOCO ENGINE DRIVERS.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 10 July 1911 p 5 Article
    Abstract: A petition, prepared by the Loco. Engine Drivers, Firemen, and Cleaners' Association, has been sent to the Chief Commissioner for Railways. In refere ... 88 words
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    1911-07-10 (SMH) LEDFCA Enginedriver Union request some automatic arrangement to prevent engines entering single line section without token.

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  2. ENGINEMEN OBJECT TO RULES ASK THAT THEIR MEMORIES BE NOT RELIED UPON.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Thursday 6 July 1911 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Sydney, Wednesday.—Recently the railway authorities notified that more serious notice would lie taken of enginemen entering any railway station 178 words
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    1911-07-06 (GeeA) same AWS request

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  3. ELECTRIC STAFF ENTERING RUNWAY STATIONS WITHOUT IN
    Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas. : 1883 - 1928) Thursday 6 July 1911 p 4 Article
    Abstract: SYDNEY, Wednesday—Recently the the railway [?] that in the [?] 161 words
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    1911-07-06 (DT-L) Request for AWS as above.

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  4. ENGINEMEN NEW ORDER, THE LAST STRAW. SYDNEY, Wednesday.
    Mount Alexander Mail (Vic. : 1854 - 1917) Thursday 6 July 1911 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Recently the Railway authorities notified that more serious notice would be taken of enginemen entering any railway station without an electric 184 words
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    1911-07-06 (MAlexM) Request same AWS.

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  5. A RAILWAY REGULATION. OBJECTION OF EMPLOYES. SYDNEY, Wednesday.
    The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924) Thursday 6 July 1911 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Recently, the Railway authorities notified that more serious notice would be taken of engmemcn entering any railway station without an electric train ... 177 words
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    1911-07-06 (Bal-Star) Request same AWS.

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  6. "WE ARE HUMAN." ENGINE MEN'S APPEAL TO COMMISSIONER. SAFE WORKING OF TRAINS.
    Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Wednesday 5 July 1911 p 9 Article
    Abstract: A matter of interest to the travelling public formed the subject of a petition signed by delegates representing [?] the branches of the Local Engined ... 317 words
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    1911-07-05 (EVN) Request some AWS. Adopt some automatic arrangement.

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  7. NEWS IN BRIEF.
    Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Friday 7 July 1911 p 1 Article
    Abstract: M'Neill, Unionist, has been returned unopposed in the East Kent by-election. The Corporation of Dublin has 1005 words
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    1911-07-07 (DAd-WW) Request same AWS.

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  8. THE ELECTRIC TRAIN STAFF.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Friday 15 June 1900 p 6 Article
    Abstract: At the annual meeting of the Electrical Association of New South Wales, the President of the Society. Mr. O. W. Brain, Acting Electrical Engineer of ... 1626 words
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    1900-06-15 (BrisC) Electric token introduced in 1892.

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  9. PUNISHMENT FOR MISTAKES.
    Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 - 1924) Friday 7 July 1911 p 4 Article
    Abstract: That every man at some time or another makes mistakes is beyond dispute. But there are some employers who utterly disregard this fact. They 200 words
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    1911-07-07 (DH-Adel) Crew to take more care with Token.

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  10. RAILWAY DISASTER OFFICIALS’ TRAGIC ERROR. ABERMULE INQUEST.
    World (Hobart, Tas. : 1918 - 1924) Saturday 5 February 1921 p 5 Article
    Abstract: LONDON, Friday—At the, inquest held on the victims of the Abermule railway disaster, Ernest Rogers, a 17-year-old poster at the Abermule 224 words
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    1921-02-05 (World-H) Inquest of Abermule head-on collision; (AWTH).

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  11. Quirk's Train Tablet Exchanger.
    Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940) Thursday 8 March 1894 p 2 Article
    Abstract: AN illustration, showing an ingenious and inexpensive arrangement for automatically picking up and delivering train tablets by locomotive engines whe ... 266 words
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    1894-03-08 (GEPP) Quirk's Train Tablet Exchanger.

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  12. THE RAILWAYS. THE WRONG TABLET. TRAIN PUTS BACK.
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 13 June 1908 p 16 Article
    Abstract: The 6.45 a.m. down train from Melbourne to Albury on Thursday left Violet Town with the wrong tablet. On discovering the mistake the driver set back ... 104 words
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    1908-06-13 (Argus) Train leaves Violet Town with wrong Tablet.

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  13. THE TABLET SYSTEM ON OUR RAILWAYS.
    Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940) Saturday 22 February 1890 p 6 Article
    Abstract: IT may not be generally known that for some months past the staff system which was in use on our railways has been superseded on some sections by Tye ... 891 words
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    1890-02-22 (GEPP) Tablet instructions.

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  14. AS AUTOMATIC TRAIN TABLET STSTEM.
    The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) Saturday 23 September 1905 p 29 Article
    Abstract: On all the principal lines of railway in New Zealand the tablet system is in vogue, the engine-driver 'having to receive a tablet from the station-ma ... 233 words
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    1905-09-23 (QLNDR) Tablet in New Zealand.

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  15. ELECTRIC TRAIN STAFF.
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Saturday 17 January 1891 p 5 Article
    Abstract: A VERY novel invention in the form of an electric trains staff has been forwarded from England to the order of the Railway Commissioners, and is now ... 336 words
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    1891-01-17 (NMH&MA) Trial ETS on Morpeth branch.

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  16. Three Systems.
    Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal (NSW : 1851 - 1904) Monday 2 June 1890 p 2 Article
    Abstract: If any of our forefathers could again put on mortality and revisit the scenes of their former exploits, what wonders would meet their gaze! They woul ... 1272 words
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    1890-06-02 (BFP&MJ) Comparison of Electric Tablet and Electric Staff.

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  17. TERRIBLE RAILWAY ACCIDENT.
    Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907) Saturday 21 October 1876 p 27 Article
    Abstract: A fearful railway accident occurred on August 7 at midnight, between Radstock and Wellow, on the Bath and Evercreech branch of the Somerset and Dorse ... 653 words
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    1876-10-21 (AT&CJ) Head-on collision on single line at Midsomer Norton, SDJR.

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  18. TRAINS COLLIDE HEAD-ON. Railway Inspector Injured.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Wednesday 16 April 1930 p 19 Article
    Abstract: HOBART, April 15.—A head-on collision between a goods train proceeding to Scottsdale and a passenger train to Larnceston from Scottsdale occurred at ... 188 words
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    1930-04-16 (WestA) TAS: Headon collision in Wyena-Golconda section; cause unknown.

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  19. HEAD-ON RAILWAY COLLISION MELBOURNE. Thursday.
    Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954) Friday 16 April 1926 p 2 Article
    Abstract: A head-on collision occurred last night at Drouin on the main Gippslnnd line between a passenger train and a goods engine which was shunting in the r ... 68 words
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    1926-04-16 (NStar) VIC: Droin. Head-on collision in yards.

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  20. HEAD-ON RAILWAY COLLISION AT EUDLO
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Friday 13 October 1933 p 1 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: An exclusive photograph showing how the southward bound Townsville Express and goods train No. 161 came to rest after colliding head on near the Eudl ... 65 words
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    1933-10-13 (Tele-B) QLD-Eudlo; head-on at station or in section?

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  21. A RAILWAY SMASH. HEAD-ON COLLISION.
    Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Saturday 20 November 1920 p 38 Article
    Abstract: A serious railway accident occurred at Westwood, in Central Queensland, on Saturday afternoon between two goods trains. A train from 160 words
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    1920-11-20 (Chron) QLD-Westwood; head-on collision due to brake failure.

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  22. HEAD-ON COLLISION RAILWAY ACCIDENT IN S. AUSTRALIA Adelaide, Monday.
    Northern Standard (Darwin, NT : 1921 - 1955) Tuesday 28 March 1933 p 5 Article
    Abstract: A head-on collision on the West Coast railway, occurred near Warramboo, between a railcar and a light goods train. Three railcar 88 words
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    1933-03-28 (NS-Dar) SA: Head on collision near Warramboo in section.

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  23. COOROY.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Monday 23 May 1927 p 19 Article
    Abstract: Obituary.—The many friends of Mr. E. Pinwell, of Sky ring's Creek, will regret to hear-that- his brother (Mr. C. Pinwell), a resident of the Gayndah ... 192 words
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    1927-05-23 (BrisC) ETS Failure between Cooroy and Eumundi.

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  24. Import Entries. PASSED AT HIS MAJESTY'S CUSTOMS. June 9.
    Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1954) Tuesday 10 June 1902 p 2 Article
    Abstract: NOTE,—The letters in the right hand column indicate the country whence the goods were imported, as shown on the entries—B for British, F for French, ... 4199 words
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    1902-06-10 (DCN&SL) Import of 6 cs of Table Instruments from Britain.

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  25. TRAIN TABLET EXCHANGER. A GOULBURN INVENTION.
    Goulburn Herald (NSW : 1881 - 1907) Friday 9 March 1894 p 3 Article
    Abstract: An ingenious, simple, and inexpensive arrangement for automatically picking up and delivering train tablets by locomotive engines when running at hig ... 380 words
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    1894-03-09 (GoulbH) Invention by W. McQuirk of Automatic Tablet Exchanger.

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  26. GENERAL NEWS.
    The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Thursday 29 March 1894 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Some young men from Nowra who are gold prospecting in the watershed of the Shoalhaven and Endrick Rivers have been making fair wages, Seven 442 words
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    1894-03-29 (KI&SA) Irregularity; sackings; did not pass tablet through instrument.

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  27. TRADE TOPICS WHEAT CHARTER
    The Register News-Pictorial (Adelaide, SA : 1929 - 1931) Thursday 7 February 1929 p 19 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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    1929-02-07 (RN-P) Manufacture of ETS staffs from 1¾ in. x No. 18 gauge duralumin tubing.

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  28. GENERAL NEWS.
    Wagga Wagga Express (NSW : 1879 - 1917) Tuesday 22 September 1908 p 1 Article
    Abstract: Two thousand persons witnessed the accident to the Wright aeroplane at Washington. In the chess championship match at 2044 words
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    1908-09-22 (WWExp) ETS failed due to spider on contacts.

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  29. Local News
    Nepean Times (Penrith, NSW : 1882 - 1962) Saturday 16 April 1892 p 4 Article
    Abstract: DESTITUTE.—Mr S. E. Lees vrites us that he has written to and personally interviewed the Commissioners for Railway re the sad case of bereavement of ... 2552 words
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    1892-04-16 (NeapT) ETS installed Penrith-Glenbrook; hope replace OTS and tablet.

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  30. RAILWAY EXPENDITURE. New Machinery for Workshops.
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Friday 6 February 1914 p 2 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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    1914-02-06 (Tele-B) £146 for installation of electric train staff between Dalby and Jondowaic.

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  31. TARIFF DECISIONS.
    Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1954) Friday 8 February 1929 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Approved decisions relating to the Customs Tariff 1921-28 have been made available by the Department of Trade and Customs under date of February 1168 words
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    2016-09-04 22:22:29.0

    1929-02-08 (DCN&SL) Duralumin tubes 1¼in. x No. 18 gauge for making ETS staffs.

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  32. THE ELECTRIC TRAIN STAFF.
    The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) Saturday 30 June 1900 p 1226 Article
    Abstract: At the annual meeting of the Electrical Association of New South Wales, the President of the Society, Mr. O. W. Brain, Acting Electrical Engineer of ... 2235 words
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    1900-06-30 (Qlndr) Tablets made of celluvert, which is lighter than metal.

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  33. A RAILWAY STATION JOKE
    Singleton Argus (NSW : 1880 - 1954) Saturday 29 March 1924 p 8 Article
    Abstract: While travelling home on a North Coast train a few evenings ago, Mr Ball, a millowner, of Wauchope, fell asleep. He woke to find the train 79 words
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    1924-03-29 (SingA) Seat should have be turned around so that name not visible from train.

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  34. AUTOMATIC TRAIN CONTROL AND AUDIBLE SIGNAL.
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Monday 3 January 1916 p 2 Article
    Abstract: The primary object of this system (says "Engineering" of 12th November is to give an audible warning on the engine, when the train is approachilng a ... 513 words
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    1916-01-03 (TeleB) Automatic Warning System.

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  35. Advertising
    Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW : 1891 - 1954) Wednesday 12 July 1922 p 10 Advertising
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    1922-07-12 (DCN&SL) Patent App Automatic operation of ETS.

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  36. Original Correspondence. We do not identify ourselves with the opinions of our correspondent. THREE SYSTEM. (To the Editor of the bathurst Free Press.)
    Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal (NSW : 1851 - 1904) Monday 16 June 1890 p 2 Article
    Abstract: On June 2nd inst., I gave a summary of the different systems of working trains on single lines of railways. As several, inquiries have been made for ... 1389 words
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    1890-06-16 (BFP&MJ) Maker of ETS Webb & Thompson.

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  37. Mixed.
    The Horsham Times (Vic. : 1882 - 1954) Friday 18 September 1908 p 6 Article
    Abstract: A widower and a widow, each having children, married, and children were subsequently born to them. One day a neighbor, going past their 106 words
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    1908-09-18 (HorshT) Delay caused by spider between ETS contacts.

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  38. TOWN TALCK.
    Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Thursday 21 November 1895 p 2 Article
    Abstract: At a time when, the, Railway department is, throwing all the weight of its influence on the side of Melbourne as against provincial traffic, by reduc ... 3042 words
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    1895-11-21 (GeelA) ETT description.

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  39. NEWSETTES.
    Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Saturday 24 March 1894 p 1 Article
    Abstract: Tyros out at W. Dwyor'a coach' factory on Tueadays. Sir George Dibbs says there will be no dissolution of Parliament till after 938 words
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    Railway Electric Train Tablet========1894-03-24 (IllaM) 3 Sacked for not putting tablet through through instrument.

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  40. DELAYED TRAINS.
    South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Saturday 13 October 1900 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Complaint has been made relative to the railway holiday traffic, and to delays to trains on the South Coast line Eight-Hour Day. It is explained by 275 words
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    1900-10-13 (SCT&WA) Tablet dropped under wheels and broken.

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  41. My Holiday Rambles in Other Colonies. Continued from Our Last Issue.
    Port Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail (SA : 1898 - 1918) Wednesday 11 July 1900 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Another place where the notorious Butler planted a victim was at Preston, in a lovely gully some two miles from the platform. On to 1512 words
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    1900-07-11 (PPR&NWM) Unlike ETS, ETT Tablet cannot be put back in.

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  42. Electric Association.
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Saturday 1 November 1902 p 13 Article
    Abstract: The usual monthly meeting of the Queensland Electrical Association was held at the Courier Building last evening, to hear a paper read by Mr. C. H. C ... 257 words
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    1902-11-01 (TeleB) Lecture ; ETS by Webb and Thompson.

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  43. RAILWAY APPROPRIATION.
    Daily Standard (Brisbane, Qld. : 1912 - 1936) Thursday 19 March 1914 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The following appropriation has been approved by the Minister of Railways: —£350 for installing the electric train staff working between Helldon and 38 words
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    1914-03-19 (DStand) ETS cost £350 between Helidon and Lockyer.

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  44. " ABSOLUTE BLOCK." ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. THE "HAND" OF THE EXPRESS.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 26 September 1905 p 11 Article
    Abstract: When the express is tearing through that country on non-stop sections, there is an adjustment on the locomotive for picking up the tablets. 1046 words
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    1905-09-26 (SMH) ETT Description, size, and earliest (1890).

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