[LEAPSECS] No leapseconds on trains

Ian Batten igb at batten.eu.org
Fri Nov 18 05:01:16 EST 2011

On 17 Nov 2011, at 21:53, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:

> 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.

I've seen claims that the Swiss one is 10 seconds, but "Swiss Railways" have become one of those things that people get irrationally excited about, so I wouldn't be surprised if it were wishful thinking.


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