User talk:FFM784

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Help with Edit Request, RMS Titanic page[edit]

Dear user FFM787, I'm contacting you here because you are the most recent user to visit the RMS Titanic page, who seems to have editing rights. I don't have a wikipedia account, but I do have a professional interest in the art and artists of the 18th and early 19th centuries. I couldn't help noticing that the 'Mail and Cargo' section of the Titanic page fails to mention the most famous and single most expensive item of either passenger luggage or cargo to be lost during the disaster - a very large neoclassical painting by the French painter Merry-Joseph Blondel, for which the sum of $100,000 was claimed in compensation ($2.4 million equivalent today). I have typed a sentence or two which I hope you will consider good enough to slot straight into the article, which I have left on the 'talk' page of the Titanic article, though it hasn't been attended to yet. I wonder if you could help? I have also included a reference to the New York times article which confirms the claim. It would be most useful to me to have this edit included, as I am organising a Blondel exhibition in Paris this autumn and would like to have a section of the exhibition dedicated to this lost painting. Many thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:53, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

My only interest in the RMS Titanic article was to update the overly long list of External Links. I suggest that you contact one of the users with more interest than I in the content of this article. To locate such a user follow these steps:
Click: "View History", then "Revision history statistics", then scroll down to the list of Top Editors.
Alternatively you should create an account on Wikipedia and start making edit. As some stage you will then become an Autoconfirmed User. FFM784 (talk) 16:42, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Holyoke Railroad Station[edit]

Nice job on the article; however, I don't think it needs to be separate from the Connecticut River Railroad Station. Generally when a railroad station is replaced in the same town - especially here, where the new station is just a block away from the old one - it's reasonable to combine the articles to present a more complete history of rail transport in the town. For example, Wareham Train Station wouldn't make sense to make a new article because they're building a new platform nearby; keeping everything together presents a logical flow of information. (There are a few exceptions; Hyannis is one because both downtown stations are actively used.) If you're okay with it (as the only major author of the new article) then I'll go ahead and merge the two articles. Cheers, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 01:21, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Go ahead and combine the two articles. I would suggest though that you keep "Holyoke Railroad Station" as the title of the main article and that the information related to the Connecticut River RR Station should be in incorporated under it. The CT River RR station hasn't operated under this name for many many years and going forward I would expect that the majority of people will be much more interested in information about the new Holyoke station rather than the old one.

FFM784 (talk) 02:53, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

And done. Cleanup might take me a few days, but the basic stuff is there, and ktr101 created the commons category. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 00:36, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

June 2014[edit]

Norwottuck Rail Trail[edit]

Horses and motor vehicles are now allowed? - Denimadept (talk) 01:13, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

I removed the "no motor vehicles or horses" wording since by its very nature a "rail trial" is defined as a multi-use path which is commonly used for walking, running and biking, as well as some other uses such as in-line skating. Since all of the wiki rail trail pages that I have seen only list what is permitted I thought this would be fine here too. (i.e. there is no parameter in this infobox for what is not allowed.)FFM784 (talk) 01:36, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Tunnel Bar in NoHo[edit]

Do you think it would be possible to get a photo of the Tunnel Bar in Noho, as I am thinking that it might not be a bad addition to the NoHo article or adding it to an article on a similar topic. If not, I can always get one when I'm visiting friends at UMass in the near future. Other than that, is there any track work on the Cape that you want documented, as I am very close to most of the line and would have no problem getting some shots. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 22:16, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Sure Kevin. I'll try to take a few pictures of the bar in the next week or so. As far as the Cape goes -- I think it would be useful to have a shot of the expanded high-level platform in Hyannis at the HTC and the location of the proposed Bourne stop, under the bridge. They might be a nice additions to the CapeFlyer article. Ben FFM784 (talk) 23:56, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
I actually took a photo of the Hyannis platform, which I just uploaded here, and have a photo of the Bourne area, although it is right across the canal and is of poor quality so I can get one soon. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 02:59, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
Nice shot of the extended platform in Hyannis. To bad they didn't extend the platform in the other direction too. FFM784 (talk) 17:45, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, the only work done there was to cut off part of the track located near the center so that it doesn't continue into the line that goes to the old station, so I suppose they could extend the station a bit, especially since they also chewed out a bit of the hillside at the same time. I suppose I could go check it out later today and report back to you, so I will let you know what is going on down there. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 18:41, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
No rush checking out the platform at the HTC. I just thought of a few more locations that could use pictures at some stage - the transfer stations and the last active freight siding on the Cape at the power plant in Sagamore. I'm sure that there are remnants of a few stations around that could be photographed too, like in Sagamore. (you can see the foundation of the old station on Google Maps.) FFM784 (talk) 20:32, 22 September 2014 (UTC)