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DYK nomination of Sun Lounge (railcar)[edit]

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For the well-referenced creation of the Budd SPV-2000 article. Great work! oknazevad (talk) 22:52, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Photographs by Lawrence and David Barera[edit]

Mackensen,

For a Father's Day gift, I've helped my father (David) digitize and upload railroad-related slides that he and his (late) father (Lawrence) took, mostly in the 1960s and 1970s. He generously agreed to release their rights under a CC-BY-SA license when we uploaded them to Flickr, which has allowed me to essentially port them to Wikimedia Commons. While it will probably take me a couple of days to upload all of them on Commons (I've just started), I have created a hidden category in which they will all be filed: commons:Category:Photographs by Lawrence and David Barera.

I know from your numerous and helpful edits of my own person railroad-related photos that you are very good at identifying locomotives, and I'd love to categorize these images more specifically than "E-unit", "F-unit", "Geep", and "Alco". My Dad was really helpful with identifying locations and (with the aid of a box of old timetables) even specific trains, but he's not so sure about the locomotives (although he's suspicious that there are a lot of EMD E7s, F7s, and GP7s/GP9s in these photos). I'd really appreciate any help you can give me with categorizing these photos, especially in terms of locomotives. Thanks!

Michael Barera (talk) 02:17, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

  • Hi Michael, that's an amazing gift to your father. I'd be happy to assist with categorizing the images. Best, Mackensen (talk) 02:43, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
Update: I've now completely finished populating Category:Photographs by Lawrence and David Barera from its counterpart on Flickr. Thank you so much for all of your categorization improvements (and description corrections). I really, really appreciate it. Also, I realize that some of the photos that I have categorized under Category:EMD diesel locomotives might be very difficult or even impossible to categorize more specifically (for example, the Union Pacific, Northern Pacific, and [especially] Ann Arbor and Great Northern photos). If these images cannot be categorized more specifically, do you it might be a good idea to remove the EMD diesel locomotives category and just keep the [railroad name] diesel locomotives category? Just a thought. I noticed how well the EMD diesel locomotives category has been maintained and I don't want to ruin all that work. Thanks again for everything, and take care! Michael Barera (talk) 01:50, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
You're more than welcome; I was delighted to work on them. There are some real gems in there, like our first actual picture of an EMD F2. I thought we'd never have one! I think it's okay to keep them in the EMD category if we're really sure it's an EMD product. We'll just want to make sure the "unidentified locomotives" category is present as well. Mackensen (talk) 12:11, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I've tried to identify the remaining unidentified locomotives as best I can in my sandbox, mostly with the aid of roster lists. I've never tried doing this before, so I'd love your opinion (and hopefully confirmation) on my preliminary identifications before I make any edits. Thanks! Michael Barera (talk) 00:50, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sun Lounge (railcar)[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you so much for all your help categorizing the railroad-related photographs taken by Lawrence and David Barera, in addition to countless other rail photos. Please accept this barnstar as a small token of my appreciation. I know that categorization and recategorization are sometimes overlooked contributions on Wikimedia Commons, but I really, really do appreciate all of the hard work you've done that makes it easier for everyone to find and use all of these wonderful rail photos. Thanks again! Michael Barera (talk) 02:47, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

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Canadian folk singer talk pages[edit]

....are being recreated. Would you mind deleting them again and salting them? Thank you, JNW (talk) 01:00, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

  • Done. I've left the IP a friendly note. Mackensen (talk) 01:13, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Much appreciated. I noticed some of those talk pages had been deleted a half dozen times since 2012. Maybe a sneaky way of reintroducing deleted articles? JNW (talk) 01:16, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Budd SPV-2000[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:07, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

SPV-2000 at Willimantic[edit]

Great job with the SPV-2000 article. I had no idea there was one at Willimantic. I've been meaning to get a couple pictures there anyway; if you remind me around the 24th of August, I can run up during the week I'm in the area. Cheers, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 00:05, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of SEMTA Commuter Rail[edit]

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DYK for SEMTA Commuter Rail[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 08:17, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Chicago and North Western Railway[edit]

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About to be a volunteer wikimania 2014[edit]

i am not from UK.I'm from Aazerbaijan.And i want to be a volunteer 2014 Wikimania.have i must pay myself? to travel ,to place for stay?How do u help me?Generally,can i be a volunteer? please write me everything about it.i am aslo mostly work on az Wiki.I waitin for answer..--hinkel777 (talk) 09:48, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Night Owl (train)[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 18:33, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for 1990 Back Bay rail accident[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:51, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

inre Template:Did you know nominations/MGM-Pathé Communications[edit]

I apprrecite your looking at the DYK. You brought forward a few concerns:

  1. There's a close paraphrasing issue; the second sentence of the history section (starting from ...repurchased) is an almost direct quote from Hollywood Story.
    > Addressed and better citation added.
  2. The start of the third paragraph ("In July 1993...") is ungrammatical and partially unreferenced;
    > Grammar corrected and citations added.
  3. I can find no reference to John Calley in A New Pot of Gold and it's unclear to me who he's replacing (or if he was in fact replaced).
    > Replaced citation with one informing that Crédit Lyonnais replaced Ladd with Mancuso and that it was Mancuso who brought Calley in as head of the reborn UA.
  4. It would help verification if you used :{{{1}}} with book sources but that's a personal preference.
    > This is something I will have to consider for future instance.
  5. There's another close paraphrasing issue with Kerkorian's 1996 repurchasing and with the boosting of the MGM film library.
    > Addressed and rephrased
  6. I couldn't verify that MGM/UA Home Video lasted until 2004, and it's not clear to me how that related to the rest of the narrative.
    > Removed as unrelated
  7. a hook focusing on Parretti's questionable background might be more eye-catching
    > While a hook focusing on Parretti's legal problems could be interesting, I do not wish to create a hook that could in any ways be thought a BLP problem. That, and it is not the focus of the article.

Thanks, again. Schmidt, Michael Q. 02:42, 19 July 2014 (UTC)