Talk:History of rail transport in Italy

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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was moved. --BDD (talk) 23:21, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

History of railways in ItalyHistory of rail transport in Italy – Proposed new name conforms with applicable naming convention for other articles in this series, eg History of rail transport in Austria, History of rail transport in Switzerland. Bahnfrend (talk) 16:05, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

  • Comment. Per ngrams, the phrase rail transport is very rarely used. Railways is far, far more common. Despite that, this is the only article in the category that uses railway. Apteva (talk) 01:32, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
    • The expression "rail transport" is used in English Wikipedia as a compromise between / substitute for "railroads", which is used in North America, and "railways", which is used in Commonwealth nations (except Canada) and Ireland, and has a different meaning in North America (where it means companies that operate railroads). Bahnfrend (talk) 02:12, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

" ... the trains ran on time"[edit]

Do we have to allow Wikipedia to be used to push this old myth? I heard this was never really true, and indeed a number of sources ([1], [2], and [3], for starters) suggest this is at best greatly exaggerated and at worse Fascist propaganda that refuses to die. What are the sources for the existing, totally uncited text? Daniel Case (talk) 17:08, 30 June 2013 (UTC)