The Railroads Create Standard Time Zones

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The Railroads Create Standard Time Zones

The Day of Two Noons by Cralton J. Corliss

This 20-page booklet was published in 1956 by the Association of American Railroads. - It tells the complete story of time and how the railroads created our present system of standard time zones.

Yes, the railroads instituted standard time and divided the nation into zones on Nov. 18, 1883, a system that was later expanded and is still in use.  On that day it was noon twice in many locations!

Just another aspect of life that is interconnected with the railroads.

If you ever wondered about time, this great little booklet tells it all; how imprecise time reckoning was before this date and thus how important it was for the railroads to develop some sort of standard by which to run their trains.







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