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Speedy deletion nomination of Buffalo Transit Company, Inc.[edit]

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Commons:Deletion requests/Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial[edit]

See commons:Commons:Deletion requests/Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial. Dcoetzee 05:56, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

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227px File:International Railway Co logo.gif Useddenim (talk) 23:14, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Was looking at using the double-winged logo that I've found on schedules, but actually like these a lot more! Thanks!
--Allamericanbear (talk) 02:52, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
Note that Eeekster marked the high-res version for speedy deletion only 12 minutes after I had uploaded it! (I guess some people don't have anything beter to do with their life than delete other people's contributions.)

Testing changes to Routes of Buffalo Streetcars page[edit]

The page (I actually started) is pretty confusing, and not up to Wikipedia standards.

To maintain an encyclopedic approach, I'm toying with an infobox and print to see where it all goes, and if it's actually doable. Also, I'm going to need to find my copies of a number of books on this subject...will hope to get started on this within the week.


Abbott Road streetcar[edit]

Abt - Abbott Road
14 - Abbott Road
Overview
Type Tram
Status Ceased operation, replaced with bus service
Locale Buffalo, NY
Termini Abbott & Woodside
Swan & Erie
Operation
Opening 1915
Closed ~1936
Operator(s) International Railway Co.
Depot(s) Broadway Barns
Rolling stock Peter Witt
Nearside

The Abbott Road street car was the second last new car line that the International Railway Company implemented, in the network of Buffalo's streetcars. The line began at Abbott Road & Woodside in South Buffalo, and operated along the following streets:

  • Abbott Road, Bailey Avenue, Seneca Street, Swan Street to Erie Street, South Division Street, Chestnut Street, Swan Street, Seneca Street, Bailey Avenue, and Abbott Road to Woodside.

By 1935, the decline of streetcar service began, and the Abbott Road streetcar was still operating, but was assigned route number 14, and operating over a slightly different route:

  • Abbott Road, Smith Street, Seneca Street, Ellicott Street, Swan Street to Washington Street, Washington Street, Seneca Street, Smith Street, Abbott Road to Woodside.

24 hour service wasn't operated on this car line, and service ended at approximately 1:00am.

By 1936, Abbott Road car service was terminated, and replaced with bus service operated by the subsidiary International Bus Company.

Today, the line continues to be operated by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, between Washington Street & Mohawk Street and the Shops at West Seneca, McKinley Mall, or Erie Community College, South Campus. It also has retained the route number 14.


So, what do you think?

--Allamericanbear (talk) 02:50, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Hmm... As you said above, not really an encyclopedic approach; really, more of a list redone in prose. I'd suggest looking at London Transport Central Area Routes 1–3 as an example of descriptive bus route histories. Having said that, it's certainly a good start. I'd suggest adding Points of Interest/Important Places Served, and – if you can come up with a list of stop locations – route diagrams. Useddenim (talk) 12:31, 15 May 2011 (UTC) (BTW, are you located in/near Buffalo?)
Am in the city, having lived here at least 1/2 my life. I don't know much about the points of interest/important places served, since the IRC isn't the carrier any more nor does much look the same here. Right now, I'm trying to get down the act of balancing the infoboxes so that they don't touch each other so much, while allowing proper content and not filling the left with filler. It's all a work in progress though, and hope I can get something a little more adequate in place. --Allamericanbear (talk) 15:40, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
If you want to discuss this via phone (having a conversation via email is like trying to swim in molasses) you can call me at 689-4381.

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Thanks for pitching in[edit]

at List of monuments of the Gettysburg Battlefield‎. That list is turning out to be quite the tar baby and we need, welcome and appreciate all the support that we can get. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 19:01, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

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Fixed. --Allamericanbear (talk) 14:44, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Rail accidents[edit]

No proble. It has been fixed now. Simply south...... going on editing sprees for just 6 years (as of 28/03/2006) 22:56, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of NFTA 4 Broadway Bus[edit]

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The article NFTA 4 Broadway Bus has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Information is extremely outdated, and much of it is covered in List of NFTA Bus Routes. If you check the history, I started this page a long time back, and it didn't quite make it as "noteworthy", in my opinion.

Safe to say it's worthy of removal?

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Proposed deletion of NFTA 69 Alden Express Bus[edit]

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The article NFTA 69 Alden Express Bus has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Information is extremely outdated, and much of it is covered in List of NFTA Bus Routes. If you check the history, I started this page a long time back, and it didn't quite make it as "noteworthy", in my opinion.

Safe to say it's worthy of removal?

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Proposed deletion of NFTA 25 Delaware Bus[edit]

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The article NFTA 25 Delaware Bus has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Information is extremely outdated, and much of it is covered in List of NFTA Bus Routes. If you check the history, I started this page a long time back, and it didn't quite make it as "noteworthy", in my opinion.

Safe to say it's worthy of removal?

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The use of gender specific nouns.[edit]

I propose the change of the term comedian to comedienne because she is a woman. One of the two terms is feminine. Also, it is logical to use actress and follow it with comedienne. Gatmaster (talk) 22:56, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

"1860, from Fr. comédienne, fem. of comédien" from dictionary.reference.com. One is masculine; It describes only males. The other is feminine; it describes only females. English is a funny language which has been thuroughly degraded and bastardized, compared to other languages (e.g. Italian - "Lei"). We, through I know not, - inanity perhaps - lost the capability of distinguishing males from females ... & grammer. It really is a loss and not a gain (e.g. using their and getting upset at someone when he asks about the other persons since you stated multiplicty with the use of their, or assuming a male since nobody seems to know or use female equivalents). I'm ending our talk because it's close to leading me to the losses of thou and ye; saying that I'm going, meaning that I will; & "phrasal verbs"; etc.

Gatmaster (talk) 03:27, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Phriend to Phriend Photos[edit]

Wow, thanks for the 'heads up.' To my simple mind, existence of an article about a work of visual art without itself a visual representation of the work of art.. ..is a travesty. And a picture is worth a thousand words.

I didn't particulary care about the subject, but since I spend a lot of time in Gettysburg, I attempted to make the article more user-friendly with a photo. Now that I'm aware, I'll never spend another second on it. In fact, I may quit taking photos and uploading them to Wiki Commons altogether.

It makes me wonder. The Evergreen Cemetery Gatehouse is a privately-owned building. Ginnie Wade's sculpture in Evergreen is not publicly owned. Any given headstone in Evergreen is private property.. ..etc.--Donaldecoho (talk) 22:53, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

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Assistance, please[edit]

Since you are more knowledgeable than I am about NFTA Metro, would you review these edits and let me know if they are worth keeping or not. 96.243.56.50 (talk · contribs) has been removing references and making other more-or-less questionable random edits to articles primarily about Buffalo Metro Rail (but seems to be branching out to other Buffalo articles too). I requested a block, but it was rejected for “incorrectly or insufficiently warned” and, in fact, the Admin seemed to think “some of his edits are sourced and useful”, but I can’t say one way or the other. Useddenim (talk) 03:24, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

All is forgiven, please come back…[edit]

But more importantly, the IP vandal has been stopped (for at least six months), as all pages within Category:Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and Category:Buffalo, New York Metro Rail stations are now semi-protected. Useddenim (talk) 00:19, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

I'll second that. We need your local knowledge. Secondarywaltz (talk) 00:59, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

30 Kenmore[edit]

Hiya, Sorry I never saw your reply,
Basically you nominated the article for deletion therefore your deletion reason is your delete !vote ....
Usually it takes 3 weeks until the articles deleted but that's providing there's no other comment than delete,
So in future when nominating articles you should only nominate but not !vote :)
If you have any questions I'm only a click away :)
Thanks, –Davey2010(talk) 18:43, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I think that you misunderstood what happened. Your nomination was your "vote", but you could still make unlimited "comments". One man, one vote! Please keep editing. Secondarywaltz (talk) 20:30, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for putting that - I tried to word it in a way that was easy to understand but somewhat struggled so now I've probably just confused him more Face-grin.svg. –Davey2010(talk) 20:55, 23 November 2014 (UTC)