[time-nuts] Railway Time and Standard Time

Bill Hawkins bill at iaxs.net
Wed Mar 18 20:35:53 UTC 2009

Thanks, Arnold.

It's my impression that the need for time synchronization grew out of
the need to schedule trains on limited tracks.

Astronomy could have needed synchronization earlier, but the trains
drove it as they grew in number.

Any other early needs for synchronization? Longitude is a separate
problem, one of traveling clocks.

Bill Hawkins

-----Original Message-----
From: Arnold Tibus
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 9:39 AM

Searching the WWW I struggled about
the expression "Railway Time" and found some very nice bloggs. 


Occasional Train Blogging: Central European Time:

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