User:Redrose64

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Redrose64 is a Wikipedian who has found that whilst there are many excellent articles, there are still some which could do with improvement. Thus, I decided to become an editor. My primary concerns are coverage of the British railway system, and certain records and their labels; hence the userboxes at right. [bad style - changes from third to first person in same paragraph] Every so often something annoys me and I become something of a gnome. My platypoid tendencies occasionally manifest themselves in other ways (a b c d).

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Railway Electrification prior to 1956
Railways in Oxfordshire
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en-N This user has a native understanding of English.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer beherrscht Deutsch auf grundlegendem Niveau.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances de base en français.
simple-2 This user has intermediate knowledge of Simple English.
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About me[edit]

This is not me
This is not me either
...or are they?

What do I do?[edit]

Nuvola apps display.png This user is a software engineer.

I am a computer programmer by profession, with diverse interests in many apparently unrelated areas. I've tried to show that by means of userboxes; unfortunately, if formatted as a single column, it turned out to be rather long but was still not exhaustive. Since it got a bit silly, I've shunted most of them into a siding. A few have been retained, placed alongside relevant paragraphs as illustration.

My programming skills are mainly in DataFlex and PFXplus (also known as Powerflex). I also have experience in HTML.

{{Wiki}} This user is an intermediate writer in the MediaWiki language.

This page might look messy; just as I worked out how HTML is done, I find Wikipedia with its strange ways of doing lists, tables etc. - and I can't always find the template that I like. However, hopefully my contributions are much neater.

You won't find me on TubeFace or SpaceBook; I don't tweet, blog, share files or anything else like that. I know that some people have great fun doing such things, but it's not my bag.

About my computer[edit]

Klickety Cuffs.png This user uses Microsoft Windows under duress.

Not so long ago it was state of the art. But no longer. I can't keep on buying new kit just because some silly software salesman in Seattle says that their stuff needs it. So, by doing nothing, I move backwards.

Just at this moment, somehow or other, they began to run.

... they were running hand in hand, and the [Red] Queen went so fast that it was all she [Alice] could do to keep up with her: and still the Queen kept crying 'Faster! Faster!' but Alice felt she could not go faster, though she had no breath left to say so. The most curious part of the thing was, that the trees and the other things round them never changed their places at all: however fast they went, they never seemed to pass anything. ... till suddenly, just as Alice was getting quite exhausted, they stopped, and she found herself sitting on the ground, breathless and giddy. The Queen propped her up against a tree, and said kindly, 'You may rest a little now.' Alice looked round her in great surprise. 'Why, I do believe we've been under this tree the whole time! Everything's just as it was!' 'Of course it is,' said the Queen. ... 'It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!'

— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass, and what Alice found there

Browsers installed[edit]

Why Redrose64?[edit]

Lancashire rose.svg This user is from the Real Lancashire
Roses don't have to be red

The red rose is the badge of the Duchy of Lancaster and my family mostly come from Lancashire. My favourite football team has a red rose in its badge; my favourite cricket county has a red rose on their cap; and (coincidentally) I have friends in the Welsh village of Rhos-goch.

64 This user's favorite number is 64.

I was born in 1964, and the number 64 seems to come up in my life more often than the law of averages might suggest. It is also an exact power of 2, and therefore significant to a computer programmer.

Where am I?[edit]

Oxfordshire arms.svg This user lives in Oxfordshire
Flag of England.svg This user lives in England Royal Arms of England (1198-1340).svg
Countries visited
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Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Luxembourg.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Scotland.svg

I have always lived in England, presently in Didcot - but my IP address geolocates to 51°30′00″N 0°07′48″W / 51.50000°N 0.13000°W / 51.50000; -0.13000, which is the Methodist Central Hall Westminster (work that out if you can), which is 49.17 miles (79.13 km) away from the truth. My mother has a different broadband supplier and lives 30 miles from me, but when at home, her laptop's IP address also geolocates to 51° 30′ 0.00″ N, 0° 7′ 48.00″ W, which is nuts. I have previously lived at Stonehouse, Corby, Telford, Bolton, Blackburn and Barford St. Michael. When living in Bolton, I lived opposite John Marshall (railway historian).

I have been to other countries (always as a tourist), see box at right. It's chronological, so sorry to Scots everywhere. I have visited every traditional county in England, the last to be crossed off being Sussex in about 1999. However, I've not yet been to some of the new-fangled counties/unitary authorities such as Cleveland.

Former colleagues[edit]

Well, since most of us edit Wikipedia under pseudonyms, I can't be certain who anybody is, but I'm pretty sure that Mermade worked with me for some 15 years. Hello!

Wikipedia Meetups +/-
Upcoming
Liverpool 11 April 19, 2014 (2014-04-19)
Oxford 15 April 27, 2014 (2014-04-27)
London 81 May 11, 2014 (2014-05-11)
Cambridge 22 May 17, 2014 (2014-05-17)
Manchester 23 May 18, 2014 (2014-05-18)
Leeds 3 June 14, 2014 (2014-06-14)
Recent
London 80 April 13, 2014 (2014-04-13)
Plymouth 1 April 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)
Edinburgh 5 March 30, 2014 (2014-03-30)
Coventry 9 March 30, 2014 (2014-03-30)
Manchester 22 March 23, 2014 (2014-03-23)
Oxford 14 March 16, 2014 (2014-03-16)
Leeds 2 March 15, 2014 (2014-03-15)
Liverpool 10 February 23, 2014 (2014-02-23)
Cambridge 21 February 15, 2014 (2014-02-15)
Swansea 1 January 26, 2014 (2014-01-26)
Outside the UK
Past meetups

Wikipedians I have met[edit]

  • Wikipedia:Meetups are great places to meet other Wikipedians. At these, and elsewhere, I have met:

Acalamari (talk · contribs); Colinc1000 (talk · contribs); Dsergeant (talk · contribs); Edoddridge (talk · contribs); Extua (talk · contribs); Geni (talk · contribs); GeoffH 112SU (talk · contribs); Grandiose (talk · contribs); Harry Wood (talk · contribs); HJ Mitchell (talk · contribs); Jarry1250 (talk · contribs); JohnCD (talk · contribs); John of Reading (talk · contribs); Jpbowen (talk · contribs); Jude12 (talk · contribs); Kudpung (talk · contribs); Leutha (talk · contribs); Maproom (talk · contribs); Marek69 (talk · contribs); Mattgirling (talk · contribs); Mentifisto (talk · contribs); Mermade (talk · contribs); Mervyn (talk · contribs); MichaelMaggs (talk · contribs); Mike Peel (talk · contribs); MistyMorn (talk · contribs); Monkmans (talk · contribs); Mum's taxi (talk · contribs); Nicholas Jackson (talk · contribs); Paraphyso (talk · contribs); Philafrenzy (talk · contribs); Philjose (talk · contribs); PraveenRk1976 (talk · contribs); RexxS (talk · contribs); Rich Farmbrough (talk · contribs); Rock drum (talk · contribs); Stemonitis (talk · contribs); Thryduulf (talk · contribs); Victuallers (talk · contribs); Wellho (talk · contribs); WereSpielChequers (talk · contribs); Widefox (talk · contribs).

  • There have been others. Sorry, I can't remember everybody's handles. I may have met Harej (talk · contribs) but can't be sure. I have met some people who have edit under IP addresses - these have been omitted deliberately.

Awards[edit]

This editor is a Senior Editor II and is entitled to display this Rhodium Editor Star.
Symbol question.svg This user has written or expanded 5 Did You Know articles on the Main Page.
Symbol support vote.svg This user has written or significantly contributed to 2 good articles on Wikipedia.
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for working to speed up navigation by dilligently fixing links pointed at diambiguation pages! --SquidSK (1MClog) 16:21, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

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Updated DYK query On January 29, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article James Cudworth, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Link to original award of the above by DYKadminBot. Article received 448 hits on 29 January 2010

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Awarded for your work in expanding the James Cudworth article. Mjroots (talk) 08:01, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

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Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article Hawkhurst Branch Line to good article status.

Link to original award of the above by Mjroots

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for your efforts in fixing the soon-to-be serious problem with the templates that I had left unoticed. Where would we be without you? Jaguar (talk) 21:17, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Link to original award of the above by Jaguar

Link to original award of the above by DYKUpdateBot. Article received 1137 hits on 29 January 2011

Link to original award of the above by DYKUpdateBot. Article received 1459 hits on 12 February 2011

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For your work on keeping Wikipedia's DW articles encyclopedic MarnetteD | Talk 23:42, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

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For quickly correcting the table at Los Angeles City Council after the request of one anguished Wikipedian! GeorgeLouis (talk) 16:28, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

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Link to original award of the above by DYKUpdateBot. Article received 3596 hits on 23 July 2011

Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote the article NBR 224 and 420 Classes to good article status.

Link to original award of the above by Bob Castle

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Thank you for your help. I'm feeling the love. Thank you. Dannymol (talk) 13:27, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

Link to original award of the above by Dannymol.

Userboxes[edit]

too many ubxs This user has too many userboxes.

There are several scattered about this page, partly as illustration of the paragraph alongside, but mainly to brighten the place up a bit. There are well over 100 that I wanted to incorporate, but if formatted as a single column they took up too much space, so most of the rest have been moved to a userboxes sub-page.

Articles[edit]

Editing[edit]

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Nuvola apps important.svg This user page has been vandalized 12 times.
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Virtually all my edits have been on either English Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons. Whether good or (hopefully not) bad, all edits that I have done are recorded as by Redrose64, with the following exceptions, all from IP addresses:

  1. 82.109.193.99 12:53, 29 April 2009 - Matty Grooves Records (diff); this was before I registered
  2. 213.232.79.146 14:59, 21 October 2009 - commons:User talk:Redrose64 (diff); I didn't realise that the browser I was using didn't pass on all cookies that it should have
  3. 87.114.117.131 13:12, 4 March 2010 - Chaucer coming in contact with Petrarch or Boccaccio (diff); whilst carrying out this edit, I somehow became logged out. No idea why.

However, no other edits of any page from those IP addresses were mine. I do, however, have my suspicions as to who did some of them from 82.109.193.99; but I'm not telling. When editing from home, my normal IP address is dynamic, and begins 87; but the other three groups vary on a daily basis.

For the purposes of testing various features under circumstances of low user permissions, I have created account Redrose64a (talk · contribs)

Naughtiness[edit]

My alleged misdemeanours, such as they are, are recorded here. Despite these, I seem to have been given some extra rights on 14 June 2010. It's not all been bad.

Non-English editing[edit]

I have done a few, mainly to fix up mistakes by non-English speakers which a 'bot then propagated back to the English article, also to fix up errors copied verbatim from English Wikipedia. I've also set up a number of interlanguage links. They have all gone on as Redrose64 though; these edits on other Wikipedias were mine: Arabic; Basque; Belarusian; Bosnian; Breton; Bulgarian; Cantonese; Catalan; Chinese; Colognian; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Esperanto; Estonian; Finnish; French; Georgian; German; Greek; Hungarian; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Latvian; Lithuanian; Luxembourgish; Macedonian; Malay; Norwegian (bokmål); Oriya; Persian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Russian; Serbo-Croatian; Simple English; Sinhala; Slovak; Spanish; Swedish; Tagalog; Thai; Turkish; Ukrainian; Urdu; Vietnamese; Volapük; Welsh. For some reason, the Amharic, Aragonese, Bengali, Emiliano-Romagnolo; Egyptian Spoken Arabic; Hindi and Malayalam Wikipedias have noticed me. I had difficulty logging in at Urdu where I could only edit anonymously. See also List of WikiMedia accounts; SUL Info (see bottom for unattached accounts); Recent contributions on all projects

Other WikiMedia projects[edit]
Related[edit]

Done[edit]

Most of my editing has been amendments to existing articles. I also fix vandalism as and when I encounter it. However, I do claim to be the creator of:

Article Seq Date Class
11D 81 20 March 2011
11E 89 27 May 2011
11F 82 20 March 2011
Abingdon Road Halt railway station 12 22 September 2009 Stub-Class article Stub 
Agecroft Bridge railway station 71 11 January 2011 Stub-Class article Stub 
Boar's Head railway station 61 16 November 2010 Stub-Class article Stub 
Brent sidings 33 13 April 2010 Stub-Class article Stub 
Brookfield (Cumbria) railway station 117 11 March 2013  ??? 
Bryngwyn Halt railway station 114 16 February 2013  ??? 
Butler-Henderson 121 1 February 2014
Buxton (Midland) railway station 96 18 October 2011  ??? 
Buxworth railway station 93 15 July 2011  ??? 
Chalford railway station 60 28 October 2010  ??? 
Chalvey Halt railway station 86 16 May 2011  ??? 
Chapel-en-le-Frith Central railway station 97 18 November 2011  ??? 
Cheltenham High Street railway station 30 13 March 2010  ??? 
Cheltenham Spa Malvern Road railway station 27 5 March 2010  ??? 
Cheltenham Spa St. James railway station 28 5 March 2010  ??? 
Chequerbent railway station 68 28 December 2010  ??? 
Cherwell Council election, 2011 85 6 May 2011  ??? 
Cirencester Town railway station 57 24 October 2010 Stub-Class article Stub 
Clarbeston Road and Letterston Railway 67 6 December 2010  ??? 
Clyde Locomotive Company 38 25 May 2010 Start-Class article Start 
Coed Ely railway station 75 16 February 2011  ??? 
Corridor connection 34 19 April 2010 C-Class article C 
Counting the Eons 4 21 July 2009 Stub-Class article Stub 
Clark, Daniel KinnearDaniel Kinnear Clark 24 29 January 2010  ??? 
Darcy Lever railway station 55 11 October 2010 Stub-Class article Stub 
Dinmore railway station (Herefordshire) 98 5 January 2012  ??? 
Douglas West railway station 112 1 December 2012  ??? 
Downham and Stoke Ferry Railway 40 29 May 2010 Start-Class article Start 
East Anglian (train) 118 24 March 2013 C-Class article C 
East Linton railway station 100 25 March 2012  ??? 
Ely and Newmarket Railway 47 27 June 2010  ??? 
Ely Valley Railway 76 17 February 2011  ??? 
Butler-Henderson, EricEric Butler-Henderson 120 1 February 2014  ??? 
Fretherne with Saul 79 8 March 2011
Fritwell & Somerton railway station 7 3 August 2009  ??? 
Gateshead railway station 91 26 June 2011  ??? 
GCR Class 1B 22 22 January 2010 Start-Class article Start 
GCR Classes 8D and 8E 78 24 February 2011  ??? 
GCR Class 11E 88 25 May 2011  ??? 
Nokes, George AugustusGeorge Augustus Nokes 26 21 February 2010  ??? 
GWR 378 Class 54 12 September 2010  ??? 
Haddenham (Bucks) railway station 10 13 September 2009 Start-Class article Start 
Hertford Cowbridge railway station 41 3 June 2010 Stub-Class article Stub 
Heswall railway station (Birkenhead Railway) 73 30 January 2011  ??? 
Hinksey Halt railway station 13 22 September 2009  ??? 
Hold Your Horses (album) 6 27 July 2009  ??? 
Hunt Edmunds 87 23 May 2011  ??? 
Iffley Halt railway station 1 13 July 2009 Stub-Class article Stub 
Jackament's Bridge Halt railway station 65 3 December 2010 Start-Class article Start 
Jordanston Halt railway station 102 15 May 2012  ??? 
King's Cross railway accident 25 9 February 2010 C-Class article C 
LCDR R class 17 16 January 2010  ??? 
LCDR R1 class 19 16 January 2010  ??? 
LD&EC class D 56 20 October 2010  ??? 
Maidenhead Boyne Hill railway station 15 8 November 2009 Stub-Class article Stub 
Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 122 13 March 2014  ??? 
Melton Halt railway station 109 15 November 2012  ??? 
Metropolitan and Great Central Joint Railway 94 5 August 2011 Start-Class article Start 
Montgomery railway station 113 29 January 2013  ??? 
Mouldon Hill railway station 104 29 August 2012 Stub-Class article Stub 
Moulsford railway station 11 15 September 2009  ??? 
National Assembly for Wales (Official Languages) Act 2012 108 14 November 2012 Start-Class article Start 
NBR 224 and 420 Classes 92 13 July 2011  GA 
NER 38 Class 53 19 August 2010  ??? 
Newchurch Halt railway station 44 13 June 2010 Stub-Class article Stub 
Newnham railway station 29 11 March 2010  ??? 
Neyland railway station 58 24 October 2010 Start-Class article Start 
North Filton Platform railway station 77 18 February 2011 C-Class article C 
Offord and Buckden railway station 39 28 May 2010 Stub-Class article Stub 
Oldfield Road railway station 83 28 March 2011  ??? 
Oldham Mumps (LNWR) railway station 72 22 January 2011 Stub-Class article Stub 
Ouse Bridge railway station 46 21 June 2010 Stub-Class article Stub 
Park Leaze Halt railway station 66 5 December 2010  ??? 
Plodder Lane railway station 69 30 December 2010  ??? 
Quakers Yard and Merthyr Railway 31 20 March 2010 Stub-Class article Stub 
Ramsey railway station (disambiguation) 37 17 May 2010 Disambiguation page Disambig 
Reading Southern railway station 14 3 November 2009 C-Class article C 
Redmarshall railway station 50 22 July 2010  ??? 
Reston railway station 99 22 March 2012  ??? 
Thom, Robert AbsalomRobert Absalom Thom 23 24 January 2010  ??? 
Sarnau railway station 64 29 November 2010  ??? 
Savernake Low Level railway station 52 13 August 2010 Stub-Class article Stub 
Seaton (Devon) railway station 110 28 November 2012  ??? 
SECR R class 20 16 January 2010 Disambiguation page Disambig 
SER 235 class 21 19 January 2010  ??? 
SER R class 18 16 January 2010  ??? 
Meysey-Thompson, Harry StephenSir Harry Meysey-Thompson, 1st Baronet 111 29 November 2012  ??? 
Snailham Halt railway station 90 30 May 2011  ??? 
SNCF Class A1AA1A 68000 70 7 January 2011  ??? 
South Church railway station 51 5 August 2010 Stub-Class article Stub 
Stapleford railway station 42 4 June 2010 Stub-Class article Stub 
St Clears railway station 63 26 November 2010  ??? 
St Helens Central (GCR) railway station 106 8 November 2012  ??? 
St Helens railway station 105 8 November 2012 Disambiguation page Disambig 
St Marys railway station (disambiguation) 36 17 May 2010 Disambiguation page Disambig 
Sudbury railway station (disambiguation) 119 27 August 2013 Disambiguation page Disambig 
Symington railway station 101 25 March 2012  ??? 
Taw Valley Halt railway station 103 3 June 2012 Stub-Class article Stub 
Tempsford railway station 35 14 May 2010 Stub-Class article Stub 
Tetbury Road railway station 32 26 March 2010  ??? 
The Mound railway station 48 30 June 2010 C-Class article C 
Sun Shines Bright (book), TheThe Sun Shines Bright (book) 3 21 July 2009  ??? 
Thetford Bridge railway station 84 6 April 2011  ??? 
Tragedy of the Moon, TheThe Tragedy of the Moon 5 22 July 2009  ??? 
Union Bank Farm Halt railway station 59 26 October 2010  ??? 
Velvet Hall railway station 43 8 June 2010  ??? 
West Auckland railway station 107 9 November 2012  ??? 
West Stanley railway station 49 17 July 2010  ??? 
Wickham (Hants) railway station 95 12 August 2011  ??? 
Widnes Central railway station 115 19 February 2013  ??? 
Willersey Halt railway station 116 6 March 2013  ??? 
Wilsthorpe Crossing Halt railway station 62 21 November 2010  ??? 
Wolf's Castle Halt railway station 80 11 March 2011  ??? 
Wotton railway station 8 12 September 2009 Featured article FA 
Wotton (GCR) railway station 9 12 September 2009 Start-Class article Start 
X Stands for Unknown 2 21 July 2009  ??? 
Ynyshir railway station 74 10 February 2011  ??? 
York TMD 16 13 January 2010 Stub-Class article Stub 
Zino (horse) 45 20 June 2010 Stub-Class article Stub 
  1. See here for verification.
  2. For some reason, in some edit counters, articles which are purely redirects also count towards the total, so to resolve the discrepancy, I admit to being responsible for setting up over 150 redirects, some of which were as a result of page moves. See here for verification.

To find out how many times an article is accessed daily: Wikipedia article traffic statistics - make sure that both date and article are filled in suitably. Thanks to Henrik via Piano non troppo.

Templates[edit]

  1. See here for verification, except for those deleted.
  2. This list includes deleted templates, but excludes redirects and certain types of subpage such as /doc, /sandbox and /testcases.

Other non-talk namespaces[edit]

User; Wikipedia; File; Category.

Images[edit]

Tailed jay PRA01.jpg This user has contributed 139 images to Wikipedia and Commons.
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Full upload logs: English Wikipedia;
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These are the images which I have uploaded:

Dear readers, feel free to glue any of these into other Wikipedia articles provided that they are relevant; I don't expect to see a picture of Port Meadow Halt in an article on quark–gluon plasma.

Note however that the following, being WP:NONFREE, are excluded from the above

  1. ^ a b c d Another user has uploaded a replacement image with the same name
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k These are hosted on English Wikipedia; all others are on Wikimedia Commons
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n These images were copied from Geograph)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Replacement for image of same name originally uploaded by another user

To do[edit]

Paullusmagnus-logo.JPG This user spends WAY too much time on Wikipedia and really needs to get off the computer... after one more edit.

Go through the whole of Wikipedia and check that it's 100% correct. Failing that, concentrate on improving the stubs.

Railway Electrification prior to 1956 - based on notes originally placed in Talk:Sale, Greater Manchester

Rewrite UK-relevant portions of Right- and left-hand traffic#Trains to describe gradual change from RHD to LHD, particularly in case of large boiler and left-hand signals. Mention Milton 1955. Mention also that some rlys were RH running, such as M&B. Mention early GWR rule about direction on each line. In Bidirectional traffic#Railways, see what can be done for referencing, particularly UK.

Checking/significant expansion req: Ainsworth Road Halt railway station, Baguley railway station, Barton Moss railway station, Cheadle LNWR railway station, Cross Lane railway station, Ellenbrook railway station, Maltby railway station, Malvern Link railway station, Pendleton Bridge railway station, Seedley railway station, The Happiness Patrol, Weaste railway station

Railway Stations[edit]

Could do with an article Railways in Oxfordshire.

Characteristic Position Open stations Closed stations
{{Infobox GB station}} (top) YesY N
{{Infobox UK disused station}} (top) N YesY
|original=
|pregroup=
|postgroup=
(infobox) as necessary
|gridref= (infobox) YesY YesY
date of opening (infobox), History YesY YesY
date of renaming
date of closure YesY
date of reopening
description of position (lede) or History YesY (Baker) YesY (Connolly)
[[File:xxx RJD yyy.jpg|thumb|left|A year [[Railway Clearing House]] Junction Diagram showing (sub-map pos) railways in the vicinity of station (station pos)]] History only if station shown
{{rail start}}/{{rail insert}} Services,
Routes (or similar)
YesY N
{{Historical Rail Start}}/{{Historical Rail Insert}} YesY
{{Disused Rail Start}}/{{Disused Rail Insert}}
*[http://www.npemap.org.uk/tiles/map.html#xxx,yyy,1 zzz Station on navigable O.S. map] (grid square chart) External links YesY
{{Railway stations in county}} (last section) YesY N
{{Closed stations county}} N YesY
[[Category:Railway stations in county]] YesY N
[[Category:Disused railway stations in county]] N YesY
[[Category:Former railway company stations]] or sub-cat of Category:United Kingdom railway stations opened since 1948 YesY YesY
[[Category:Railway stations served by operator]] YesY N
[[Category:Railway stations opened in xxxx]] YesY YesY
[[Category:Railway stations closed in xxxx]] YesY
{{region-railstation-stub}}

Navboxes for open/closed stations for single county or unitary authority may be found in Category:Rail transport navigational boxes of the United Kingdom or its subcats. Several are categorised as stubs, but in the wrong stub category. Berks, Bucks, Hants and Oxon should be in {{SouthEastEngland-railstation-stub}}; Glos and Wilts in {{SouthWestEngland-railstation-stub}}; Northants in {{EastMidlands-railstation-stub}}; Worcs and Warks in {{WestMidlands-railstation-stub}}.

On the Talk page, use the TWP banner (removing parameter pairs as required):

{{WikiProject Trains |class= |importance= |stations=yes |UK=yes |UK-importance= 
|Scotland=yes |Scotland-importance=
|Underground=yes |LUL-importance=
|imageneeded=yes |Imagedetails=
}}

WikiProject banners for counties include {{WikiProject Berkshire}}; {{WikiProject Buckinghamshire}}; {{WikiProject Hampshire}}; {{WikiProject Northamptonshire}}; {{WikiProject Wiltshire}} (see also projects within Category:WikiProject England)

Useful strings to copy&paste[edit]
<br /><small>Line and station closed</small> 
<br /><small>Line closed, station open</small> 
<br /><small>Line open, station closed</small> 
<br /><small>Line and station open</small> 
use final name of station per [[Template:Butt-Stations|Butt 1995]] p.xxx and [[WP:NC (UK stations)]] 

Barford St. John and St. Michael[edit]

The George Inn. A typical purveyor of Real Ale.
Cask Ales.jpg
This user prefers
Real Ale in any form
Westmalle tripel and glass.jpg

Why do these two villages - which have three articles between them - warrant so much less total coverage than neighbouring South Newington? I've nothing against the latter place - I just feel that the Barfords could get a bit more. St. John has more than St. Michael - and it's tiny by comparison.

Idea for that: go to field (the old cricket field) in Barford St. John, stand on N bank of river near the water pipe or the weir, and take photo showing bridge, and if poss, include Woodworm Studios in the shot. Put it on the Barford St. John and St. Michael page. Caption it Bridge over the River Swere connecting Barford St. John to Barford St. Michael. Add comment stating that the bridge is a multiple hazard to motoring; the road narrows at this point, turns through a sharp bend, and the bridge is hump-backed. Both parapets show signs of frequent repair as motorists misjudge the road. In winter, the road often floods across its whole width for some distance either side of the bridge. If poss, also note that the Woodworm Studios is on the left of the picture.

Get something about the river from Peter Sheasby's book. Also on the two churches from that book "Churches of the Banbury Area". Is there something on St. Mary's, Cropredy in that? Is there any "Field Names Survey" stuff left (Bond, J. and others).

Sources[edit]

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Er... This user is (cont. page 94)

I try to cite my sources when editing. It's not always possible; but I do have literally hundreds of books.