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how do RRs handle daylight savings time changes?

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Posted by pajrr on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:10 AM

I am looking at an Oct 27, 1959 timetable from the New Jersey & New York RR (Erie). The front cover has on the front "LOCAL TIME" in large, bold print. A 1949 LIRR timetable says trains operate on Eastern Standard Time except during the period when Daylight Savings Time is in effect. 

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Posted by joe323 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:36 AM

This thread reminds me of what happened to me a few weeks back when I was riding The Lake Shore Limited and forgot to change my watch to central time when I got to Chicago and wondered why the train was an hour late!

Joe Staten Island West 

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