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    Re: Not exactly Navigation, but close...
    From: James Whitson
    Date: 2008 Apr 25, 21:01 -0400
    On trains-Last summer, while enjoying a shore break, I had occasion to ride the rails to reboard my ship in Chicago. I went ashore at Port Huron, MI. The train was three hours late on departure and six hours late on arrival.-Jim

    > Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 02:15:35 -0400
    > Subject: [NavList 4934] Re: Not exactly Navigation, but close...
    > From: billyrem42@earthlink.net
    > To: NavList@fer3.com
    >
    >
    > Frank wrote
    > >
    > > We can predict their motion once they are
    > > catalogued. It's as good as having a train schedule.
    >
    > Interesting. A decade or more ago, freight trains were doing an excellent
    > job according to railroad management. Running on schedule. When a new CEO
    > took over, he noted the standard was--did it get from point A to point B in
    > the scheduled amount of time? Mostly yes.
    >
    > The question he raised was, did it leave point A when it was supposed to?
    > The answer, mostly no. Many left point A days behind schedule. Elapsed time
    > a big success. Scheduled departure dates and arrival dates a dismal
    > failure. ;-)
    >
    > Bill
    >
    >
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