[LEAPSECS] No leapseconds on trains
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at davros.org
Thu Nov 17 16:53:05 EST 2011
Paul J. Ste. Marie said:
> The dispatchers and tower operators at the time had
> huge paper sheets and the time each train passed a waypoint on the track
> was logged. I don't remember if it was to the second on the paper forms,
> but I wouldn't be surprised. The dispatch system certainly did so. The
> waypoints were typically 1/4 to 1/2 mile apart, at towers,
> interlockings, and the like.
Hmm. In the UK the working timetable (not the public one) is written to a
precision of half a minute.
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