Oh, and by the way, for years I'd thought that Sir Sandford Fleming had invented "standard time". ;)
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--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Viv Brice" <viv.brice@...> wrote:
Right on, Tim.
Happy holidays from Down Under
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Tim
Sent: Tuesday, 22 December 2009 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Holiday Greetings
I protest against this hemispherical chauvinism! For some freight
cars in this world, Dec 21st is the LONGEST day of the year.
At 12/21/2009 05:30 PM Monday, you wrote:
Joe, the first day of spring is the vernal equinox, when the day and
night are each 12 hours. December 21st is the winter solstice, the
shortest day of the year. This is of course all relevant to steam era
freight cars because it was the railroads that invented "standard time"
<G>. Otherwise time, and therefore length of day, was determined at
So a joyous solstice to all of you out there and especially you
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