Another Railroad Office Clock...

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  1. Noel Poirier

    Noel Poirier Registered User
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    This is an image from March 1943 at the Marceline, Missouri, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad offices. Their clock is 4 seconds fast...

    Noel

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    Why would the post how fast it is instead of setting it? Was there a standard protocol for when they set it? What was their reference standard?
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  3. Uhralt

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    No, It's to accommodate for their statement "Our trains leave early".;)

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  4. Les harland

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    I am not sure that customers would want trains to leave early if they are on connecting trains
     
  5. Uhralt

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    Just kidding.

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    Wonder if this had to do with when the clock was set to synch?
     
  7. Les harland

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    Is the "4 Seconds Fast" in relation to a standard time signa
    In the UK we have the Greenwich Time signal (the pips) which is OK when there is only one time zone
    I do not know how it works with the US time zones
     

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