Template:Infobox rail

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{{{railroad_name}}}
Reporting mark {{{marks}}}
Locale {{{locale}}}
Dates of operation
Predecessor {{{predecessor_line}}}
Successor {{{successor_line}}}
Track gauge {{{gauge}}}
Previous gauge {{{old_gauge}}}
Electrification {{{electrification}}}
Length {{{length}}}
Headquarters {{{hq_city}}}
Website {{{website}}}
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Usage

{{Infobox rail}} is used to create an infobox on articles about railway companies; railroad_name is the only mandatory parameter. {{Infobox rail line}} is used for railway lines; this template is sometimes used on articles about both a company and a line (eg Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway).

For railways that operate on standard gauge tracks or for former railways that operated on standard gauge tracks, {{Infobox SG rail}} uses this template but fills in the gauge parameter automatically.

Syntax

{{Infobox rail
|railroad_name     = 
|logo_filename     = 
|logo_size         = 
|logo_alt          =
|system_map        = 
|map_caption       = 
|map_size          = 
|map_alt           =
|image             = 
|image_size        = 
|image_caption     = 
|image_alt         =
|marks             = 
|locale            = 
|start_year        = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY}} -->
|end_year          = <!-- {{End date|YYYY}} -->
|predecessor_line  = 
|successor_line    = 
|gauge             = <!-- This needs to be able to handle two current gauges. -->
|old_gauge         = <!-- This needs a separate line -->
|electrification   = 
|length            = 
|hq_city           = 
|website           = <!-- {{URL|example.com}} -->
}}

Parameters

Parameter Required Definition
railroad_name Yes Name of railway company, displayed at top of infobox
logo_filename No Filename of logo image, without File: prefix. Shown just below the railroad name
logo_size No Size of image in pixels with px, default is upright=0.91 (see Wikipedia:Picture tutorial#Upright images)
logo_alt No Alt text for logo, used by screen readers. See Wikipedia:Alternative text for images for more information.
system_map No Filename of system map image, without File: prefix, displayed below the logo.
map_caption No Caption for system map image
map_size No Size of image in pixels with px, default is upright=1.41
map_alt No Alt text for map
image No Filename of image, without File: prefix, displayed below the map
image_size No Size of image in pixels with px, default is upright=1.41
image_caption No Image caption
image_alt No Alt text for image
marks No Reporting mark, used only for North American railroad companies.
locale No Region railway is located
start_year No Date railway opened, use {{Start date}} template, Using df=y parameter to display in day month year format if appropriate. Shown as Dates of operation
end_year No Date railway closed, use {{End date}} template. Shown as Dates of operation
predecessor_line No Used to list the companies that were merged to make up this company.
successor_line No Subsequent railway company that operated the company's railway lines
gauge No Track gauge (use template {{Track gauge}})
old_gauge No Old rail gauge (use template {{Track gauge}})
electrification No Electrification system, if appropriate
length No Length of the railway system
hq_city No Locale of the company's headquarters.
website No Website, use {{URL}} template

Examples

Usage Code Example
Minimum use
{{Infobox rail
|railroad_name=Isle of Sodor Railway
}}
Isle of Sodor Railway
Logo
{{Infobox rail
| railroad_name=Isle of Sodor Railway
| logo_filename = No-photo.svg
| logo_size = 300px}}
Isle of Sodor Railway
No-logo.svg
Image
{{Infobox rail
| railroad_name = Great North of Scotland Railway
| image         = Gordon Highlander steam locomotive.jpg
| image_size    = 300px
| image_caption = No. 49 ''Gordon Highlander'', built
  for the Great North of Scotland Railway in 1920
}}
Great North of Scotland Railway
Gordon Highlander steam locomotive.jpg
No. 49 Gordon Highlander, built for the Great North of Scotland Railway in 1920
Text
{{Infobox rail
|railroad_name     = Great North of Iceland Railway
|marks             = FGW
|locale            = North Iceland
|start_year        = {{Start date|1906|5|12}}
|end_year          = {{End date|1923|1|20}}
|predecessor_line  = 
|successor_line    = North Iceland Railway
|gauge             = Standard
|old_gauge         = Narrow
|electrification   = 650 Vdc
|length            = {{convert|50|mi}}
|hq_city           = Ice Town
|website           = {{URL|www.IcelandRailways.com}}
}}
Great North of Iceland Railway
Reporting mark FGW
Locale North Iceland
Dates of operation May 12, 1906 (1906-05-12)–January 20, 1923 (1923-01-20)
Successor North Iceland Railway
Track gauge Standard
Previous gauge Narrow
Electrification 650 Vdc
Length 50 miles (80 km)
Headquarters Ice Town
Website www.icelandrailways.com
(Nearly) Everything
{{Infobox rail
| railroad_name = Great North of Iceland Railway
| logo_filename = No-photo.svg
| system_map    = Temporary placeholder photo.jpg
| image         = Gordon Highlander steam locomotive.jpg
| image_size    = 300px
| image_caption = No. 49 ''Gordon Highlander'', built
 for the Great North of Scotland Railway in 1920
|marks          = FGW
|locale         = North Iceland
|start_year     = {{Start date|1906|5|12}}
|end_year       = {{End date|1923|1|20}}
|predecessor_line= 
|successor_line = North Iceland Railway
|gauge          = Standard
|old_gauge      = Narrow
|electrification= 650 Vdc
|length         = {{convert|50|mi}}
|hq_city        = Ice Town
|website        = {{URL|www.IcelandRailways.com}}
}}
Great North of Iceland Railway
Scan0027.jpg
Temporary placeholder photo.jpg
Gordon Highlander steam locomotive.jpg
No. 49 Gordon Highlander, built for the Great North of Scotland Railway in 1920
Reporting mark FGW
Locale North Iceland
Dates of operation May 12, 1906 (1906-05-12)–January 20, 1923 (1923-01-20)
Successor North Iceland Railway
Track gauge Standard
Previous gauge Narrow
Electrification 650 Vdc
Length 50 miles (80 km)
Headquarters Ice Town
Website www.icelandrailways.com