[LEAPSECS] No leapseconds on trains

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Nov 20 06:38:03 EST 2011

In message <4528DB27-CE6E-4D72-84B3-72D3EF2107D2 at batten.eu.org>, Ian Batten wri

>Anyway, the average freight train in the USA is 6500 feet long (ie

>substantially over a mile) and travels at an average of around

>20mph, or at most 30mph.

I would expect the relevant technical case to be high-speed passenger
trains, travelling at up to 90m/s and where the entire train can
pass over a point on the track in as little as two and a half second.

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