[time-nuts] Railway Time and Standard Time
Arnold.Tibus at gmx.de
Wed Mar 18 14:38:35 UTC 2009
Searching the WWW I struggled about
the expression "Railway Time" and found some
very nice bloggs.
* Oxford Time is 5 minutes 2 seconds behind Greenwich
* Leeds Time is 6 minutes 10 seconds behind Greenwich
* Carnforth is 11 minutes 5 seconds behind Greenwich
* Barrow is 12 minutes 54 seconds behind Greenwich Time
Occasional Train Blogging: Central European Time:
"The Clock in the Despatcher's Office at Hoboken is the standard
Conductors and Engineers must compare and regulate their watches
the standard time daily."
Instruction excerpt from Sussex Railroad:
"At one minute before 12 o'clock, week days, all other business
will be suspended for the purpose od SENDING TIME.
At precisely that moment the operator who sends the time will
commence beating seconds with his key, and will do so until
12 o'clock, giving every operator the chance to adjust his
instrument. At precisely 1 o'clock he will commence saying
"11'11," and then will continue to repeat this for one minute,
and then sign."
I could not read it perhaps correct what they sayd, but is this
not a precise way for modern time synchronization? (hi hi!)
If there are still discussions:
"New York Time is the standard, as indicated by the clock in
read more lokking at above URL.
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