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The center platform at 59th Street station in 2013
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The "Did you know" section on the Trains Wikiportal (shown at right) is at Template:Trains portal/Did you know.

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Archive[edit]

September 2014[edit]

The center platform at 59th Street station in 2013
Aerial view of the 1996 Silver Spring collision aftermath
Track and platform diagram of Zhongnan Road Station
Westchester Avenue station as seen from Concrete Plant Park in 2008
The Walpole station building in 2010
A power van being shunted at Dudley Street carriage yards, Melbourne, in 2007
Builder's photo of Virginian Railway 900, a USRA 2-8-8-2
Platform 2 and tracks at Tsuen Wan station in 2013
TASC transponders at a railway station in Japan in 2007
  • ...that the Train Automatic Stopping Controller (TASC) system used in Japan was originally developed in the 1950s and the 1960s as a way of ensuring that trains stop properly at stations but has also been useful at preventing SPADs?
An R44 train in A service in 2007
  • ...that after extensively studying New York City Subway system rule books and manuals, Keron Thomas posed as motorman "Regoberto Sabio" on May 8, 1993, and operated an A train in revenue service for over three hours, when he was sixteen years old?
A train at Taralga in 1946
The platforms and tracks at Subiaco railway station in 2006
SS Lansdowne crossing the Detroit River in winter 1905
Builder's photo of a South African Railways class 18 locomotive in 1928
SNCB Class 14 locomotive No 1356 at Ostend train station in 2006
Shinagawa Station in the late 19th century, with the Tokyo Bay shore visible immediately next to the station
  • ...that Shinagawa Station, one of Japan's oldest stations, opened on June 12, 1872, four months before the inauguration of "Japan's first railway" between Shimbashi and Yokohama through Shinagawa on October 14, 1872?

Main page Did you know items[edit]

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The following items were used in the Did you know section of Wikipedia's Main page.

Budd SPV-2000
Postcard of a Sun Lounge interior
Edward H. Ripley