Cabinet 8: Timetables
Great Indian Peninsula Railway, Timetables of Main and Branch Lines, February 1946.
In England in 1838, George Bradshaw produced booklets that contained timetables (derived from tide tables) for all the passenger train services up and down the country. His Guide was an immediate success, and timetables became synonymous with his name. As rail systems developed, time differences became a huge problem. Greenwich meantime was adopted by Great Western and London and South Western in 1838-41, and in 1847, Manchester Council ordered all clocks in the town to be set to it. Railway time became Greenwich or London time. Punctuality had arrived. This 1946 timetable of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway not only contains schedules, but also telegraphic addresses, what refreshments are available on the train, and much organisational information.