Talk:Great Northern Railway (U.S.)

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edit·history·watch·refresh 25 railtransportation.svg To-do list for Great Northern Railway (U.S.):
  • Expand the history section
  • Add a photo or two of GN trains
  • Add information about GN's role in forming Glacier Nat'l Park

(US) vs. (United States)[edit]

Discussion about the title of this article and its recent change can be found at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (acronyms)#Changing article titles from XXXXX (US) to XXXXX (United States). Feel free to contribute. -- hike395 16:22, 27 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I see that this issue is not settled as the page was moved 12:55, August 27, 2006 by PaulHanson (talk · contribs). I've left the user a note to ask why the page was moved seemingly without consensus. Slambo (Speak) 18:47, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
Seeing no consensus discussion elsewhere, I've moved it back. Slambo (Speak) 19:13, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Chicago redirects to Chicago, Illinois[edit]

Since Chicago is just a redirect to Chicago, Illinois, it seemed pointless to pipe the user to Chicago when clicking on Chicago, Illinois. slambo 13:54, Apr 19, 2005 (UTC)

It used to be the opposite until two days ago. Not sure why, there doesn't seem to be consensus either way at Talk:Chicago, Illinois. JYolkowski // talk 17:29, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)
That would explain the large number of "fixing Chicago link" messages in my watchlist two days ago. The so-called fix didn't seem to fix anything, but changed the displayed text from either Chicago, Illinois or Chicago, IL to just Chicago. The other editor didn't even use the pipe trick to keep the displayed text unchanged. Since the standard name format for pages about American cities is "City, State", and the other formats redirect to it, I didn't see much of a reason not to restore the original versions and bypass the redirects to Chicago, Illinois. slambo 17:58, Apr 19, 2005 (UTC)

Route map[edit]

I'm working on a route map, using DeLorme Topo USA software (and, of course, a GN route map). I'm hoping I'll finish it and be able to upload it soon. --Elkman - (Elkspeak) 21:27, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Why isnt threre any thing about the survey thingy he did? someone put it on here —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jeremey leestma (talkcontribs) 20:12, October 23, 2006.

Can anyone add something about the GN hotels in Glacier National Park? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.109.227.45 (talk) 16:59, August 27, 2007 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:GN Empire Builder combined.png[edit]

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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: nomination withdrawn Armbrust The Homunculus 07:25, 31 March 2013 (UTC)


Great Northern Railway (U.S.)Great Northern Railway (United States) – I believe that the use of the full country name as the disambiguator is preferred, and the short form/abbreviation is discouraged. The Bushranger One ping only 21:36, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Rename proposal withdrawn. Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Abbreviations#Acronyms as disambiguators says the abbreviation is preferred. - The Bushranger One ping only 07:24, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
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