National Geographic : 1922 Oct
?the (Value of 'ime By fcnnos Paintings by HAROLD DELAY " IME!" One of the shortest words in the Rail road Man's mother tongue - and doubtless the most tremendous. A race with Time 1 There you have the Railroad Man's summary of his very life. For Time is his one great objective. His shippers, his travelers place above almost every other consideration the Value of Time. Speed and safety travel together only when Father Time himself leads the way. For Father Time, on America's railroads, stands for that amazing development of Time-Service and train dispatching which alone make speed and safety possible. For half a century, too, Father Time has stood for the finest railroad timepieces that money, brains and skill can produce .MADE INELGIN. U.S. A. Father Time has been Elgin's official trade mark for over ffty years. One of America's favorite railroadmodels bears his name. It ispicturedbelow with the Elgin Winding Indicator,a device of great value to Railroad Men. This is an almost absolute safeguard against "run-downs," a common and disastrous cause of trouble. A glance at the indicator shows the Railroad Man exactly how much power his Elgin has in reserve.