Railway heritage clock collection; the importance of time

Railway heritage clock collection; the importance of time

Postby bedlam » April 29th 2018, 10:21pm

Hidden within the service tunnels beneath Sydney's Central Station is a secured room containing a collection of more than 400 heritage clocks and watches.

During their operation they were more than just decorative ornaments; the safe transportation of people and goods depended on their accuracy.

"Timekeeping was really important because you had a baton system where you still needed to make sure there wouldn't be an accident with two trains on the same line at the same time," veteran clock conservator Doug Minty said.

Encased in polished wooden bodies, the clock hands and pendulums might be still but their faces have witnessed the long passing of time, some for well over a century.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-30/r ... ns/9703954
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Postby Mark1 » April 29th 2018, 11:44pm

Interesting read. Mr. Minty, he ought to sell watches on WUS.
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Postby foghorn » April 30th 2018, 4:51am

Interesting.
Mr. Minty should change his name. Too much patina.
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Postby conjurer » April 30th 2018, 8:28am

foghorn wrote:Interesting.
Mr. Minty should change his name. Too much patina.


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Postby TemerityB » April 30th 2018, 2:55pm

What, no Kansas City Railroad pocket watch? :wink:
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