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List of EuroCity services[edit]

I've created this article, based on the list that was on the EuroCity pages, to try and make it more informative and current. It's a work in progress, so it's still incomplete and a bit messy - any contributions to completing the page would be welcome. I noticed that a number of people are creating new articles for specific TEE/EC services, so this ties neatly into that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ArtVandelay13 (talkcontribs) 16:58, 6 March 2013

Tobias Conradi back again?[edit]

Tobias Conradi (talk · contribs) / TrackGauge (talk · contribs)

Andy Dingley (talk) 00:33, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

I've indeffed TrackGauge and added his name to the TC SPI. Do we need to nuke TC's contribs now, or should we wait? Mjroots (talk) 20:53, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Nuke Andy Dingley (talk) 22:29, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
They've been nuked by the look of it. Mjroots (talk) 19:03, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Rail transport in Argentina[edit]

Hi there, I have been trying to improve articles related to transport in Argentina. For now, I have gotten the main article (Rail transport in Argentina) to a much better standard and would like to request revaluation of it from this wikiproject. Also, since I am pretty new to Wikipedia, I would also appreciate any advice and suggestions on how to improve these articles or make them into a more coherent series of articles :). SegataSanshiro1 (talk) 13:05, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

List of Rail Accidents (1900 -29)[edit]

April 29, 1911 shows Photos of train wrecks said to have occurred at Martins Creek PA. I'm seeing Martins creek NJ in the article. -Wish I knew how to fix this myself. -Thanks,Newbie.Sgorry (talk) 21:13, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Class 37[edit]

Class 37 used to be dab page for various locos referred to as Class 37s. An anonymous user has turned it into a redirect to the UK loco, creating Class 37 (disambiguation) as the dab on the grounds that "97% of users are looking for the BR Class 37 article." Not sure where those stats come from and not saying it's necessarily wrong, but pretty well all others of the genre are dab pages e.g. Class 9 etc. Do we go for consistency or for statistically analysing each one and risking confusion? --Bermicourt (talk) 14:11, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

I suppose there is some logic for the difference, in that a number of the pages listed at Class 9 have "Class 9" or similar as part of the page title, whereas for Class 37 (disambiguation) it is only British Rail Class 37 which includes the "Class 37" string as part of the title. --David Biddulph (talk) 14:19, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Corris Railway number 7 (Locomotive)[edit]

Hello train enthusiasts. Here's an old draft about a train that will soon be deleted unless someone decides to work on it.—Anne Delong (talk) 14:41, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

I nuked it. Modern locomotive that is not notble enough to sustain an article. Mjroots (talk) 18:57, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Mjroots. —Anne Delong (talk) 11:00, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Longtime unreferenced articles[edit]

Category:Articles lacking sources from October 2006 are the articles that have gone the longest time unreferenced. Most of the list has been cleared and only a few hundred remain. One pool of remaining problems are train related articles:

Does anyone here have access to sources that may be able to reference some of these? Do all of these articles belong in the encyclopedia? - SimonP (talk) 17:05, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

I knocked off Romney Sands. All except the junctions shouldn't be difficult to find sources and prove notability etc; I'm not familiar enough with the British system to make a judgement call on the junctions. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 17:35, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Withdrawn British Rail stock looks like a good candidate for merger into British Rail. With the exception of Worting Junction, the various junction articles are not WP:NOTABLE and could be merged or deleted. Lamberhurst (talk) 17:53, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
I'd see that as failing WP:UNDUE. BR has to be the top level article across a huge scope. The Withdrawn stock article has the potential to be really good, although lengthy. It needs an editorial narrative - What's the point of this article? Is it merely yet another a crappy list of serial numbers in wiki form, or does it explain the post-WWII history of BR through the replacement of stock seen progressively as obsolete. That's an interesting slant on its history and technical development. Why did 4 wheel freight stock have to go - and why did it take 20 years longer than planned? What effect did that have on the lightweight diesels, the Gresley coaching stock and then the WR diesel hydraulics? When and why did non-corridor and slam-door coaching stock go? Why did some coaching stock get rebuilt with central door locks, rather than withdrawn? There's some good scope available to such an article, and like anything involving railways whole libraries full of source material. Andy Dingley (talk) 20:21, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
I added a reference chapter to Withdrawn British Rail stock, even though I would have no idea where to get references for that article. Like Pi, I'm not really that familiar with the British System either, so the most I could probably do is leave it up to Portal:UK Railways. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 20:55, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Junctions where two (or more) different companies met - e.g. Port Carlisle Junction and Red Post Junction - should be shown in
a near-complete scan of which may be found in the subcategories of c:Category:Railways Junctions Diagram 1914. These diagrams will show not just the companies, but the junction in relation to nearby stations or junctions, and the distances to each of these. If either of the companies was a jointly-owned railway, the junction should also be mentioned in
@DanTD: Why Portal:UK Railways? Portals aren't discussion pages, and this one has 39 watchers; surely WT:UKRAIL (171 watchers) would be better. --Redrose64 (talk) 08:46, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
@Redrose64: I wasn't able to find WT:UKRAIL, so I thought the portal might be the next best thing. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 11:56, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
Go to e.g. Hest Bank South Junction, click the tab for the Talk page. In the WikiProject Trains banner, find "Associated projects or task forces:" and click "[show]" against that. This reveals "This article is supported by WikiProject UK Railways"; follow that link and click the Talk page tab. That is WT:UKRAIL. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:35, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
Ahh, there it is. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 12:52, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Requested move of Potomac Avenue station[edit]

See Talk:Potomac Avenue station. There is a RM being requested there to revert an undiscussed move from Potomac Avenue Station, against the lack of consensus at Talk:Greenbelt Station#Requested move 7 February 2015. Epic Genius (talk) 20:12, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Editing Underground template[edit]

I am trying to edit a template which corresponds to this Wikiproject, however I have been unable to do so. The template can be found on the pages for all the Buenos Aires Underground stations such as here: Plaza de Mayo (Buenos Aires Underground) under "services" in the infobox.

The changes I want to make are: changing the line icons for all the lines with their newer versions from the commons, change the name from "Buenos Aires Metro" to "Buenos Aires Underground" to fit the naming of the main article and also add the main logo of the system to the template.

Could someone let me know where I can do this from? I am unable to find where these edits can be done. SegataSanshiro1 (talk) 15:56, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

The icons are set in Template:BA lines. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:07, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Great, thanks! SegataSanshiro1 (talk) 21:22, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Proposal to remove several of Template:Infobox station's parameters[edit]

Please see this post. Alakzi (talk) 18:58, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

I copied the above from Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Stations#Proposal to remove several of Template:Infobox station's parameters, which has just 56 watchers ({{Infobox station}} is only slightly better, with 57); this page has 335. The proposals affect stations in countries which formerly used a country-specific station infobox. --Redrose64 (talk) 05:39, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Portal:Trains milestone coming up soon[edit]

When I started editing in September 2004, I never thought that I'd still be making edits on a daily basis ten years later. I created Portal:Trains on May 16, 2005, after comments were made on this talk page earlier that month. In December 2005, I looked into Featured Portal status; the criteria was soon agreed upon and on January 4, 2006, the Trains portal became the fourth Featured Portal on Wikipedia. I've maintained the featured status for the portal since then.

For May 2015, I'll be revisiting some of the first edits made to the portal and reusing some of the content from May 2005. I invite any interested editor to participate in nominating content to appear on the portal through any of these nomination pages:

When these nomination pages are unpopulated, as they have been for the vast majority of the time, I go through content within TWP's scope to find appropriate additions for the portal. For the images, I usually browse through Category:Rail transport by country. For the selected article, I use content from FA, GA and B class article categories. For the DYK section, I look at the unassessed articles, and for the news, I look at various news sources outside of Wikipedia.

I've had a lot of fun editing articles and content to show on the portal and learned a lot more about my favorite topic over the last ten years, and I look forward to continuing for the next ten years. Slambo (Speak) 19:15, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Hastings Line[edit]

The Hastings Line article is now a featured article candidate. Mjroots (talk) 07:24, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Infobox rail line and rail service merge[edit]

A merge of the two aforementioned infoboxes has been proposed. Please offer your input at the TfD. Alakzi (talk) 16:54, 2 May 2015 (UTC)