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Piedmont & Northern electric locomotive circa 1912
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The "Did you know" section on the Trains Wikiportal (shown at right) is at Template:Trains portal/Did you know.

The rules[edit]

  • Articles noted must be related to rail transport.
  • The fact noted must be mentioned in the subject article.
  • At least one fact in the template at any time needs an associated image; more facts may have images, but only one should be displayed in the template to keep it from looking too cluttered.
  • The template can be updated at any time, but please note the date that facts were added and give each fact at least two days on the template (longer than two days is fine, but don't let it go too long between updates).
  • When adding new facts to the template, put the date that the fact was added into an HTML comment so other editors know which facts are oldest.
  • The subject of the article noted in the DYK fact is listed in boldface type.
  • The section should have a minimum of three and maximum of five facts.
  • The newest facts in the template should be listed at the top.

Additional DYK tracking steps[edit]

  • If the article's talk page already has {{WikiProject Trains}}, add the portaldykdate parameter to that template call when you use a fact from an article for this section; otherwise, add {{Trains portal/DYK date}} to the article's talk page.
  • After adding a fact to the DYK section, copy the fact and the image(s) to the appropriate archive page (below).

To suggest a fact for inclusion in the Trains Wikiportal DYK, list it on Portal:Trains/Did you know candidates.


December 2018[edit]

Piedmont & Northern electric locomotive circa 1912
A Piedmont train passing High Point, NC, in November 2012
Preserved Pennsylvania Railroad G5 number 5741 on display at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in 2015
A Piccadilly line train at Hillingdon station in 2014
An AA class locomotive built by Phoenix Foundry around 1900
A Metro-North train in heritage New Haven Railroad livery passes through Philipse Manor station in 2007
A Philadelphia & Western train in 1907
John Jay Phelps, date unknown
PRR #4465, preserved at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Returning holiday express to Leicester arriving at Peterborough East Station in 1962
Peter Witt streetcar from Toronto Transit Commission preserved at Halton County Radial Railway museum
A Pesa-built EMU operated by PKP in 2015
  • ...that Pesa SA, which now manufactures new DMU and EMU trains as well as trams and locomotives, was formed as a reorganization of one of PKP's former repair shops?
Preserved PRR 1223 in operation on the Strasburg Railroad in 1989

Main page Did you know items[edit]

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Bockenheimer Depot in 2015
Paper car wheels
Smith–Ninth Streets station viewed from below
  • ... that the Smith–Ninth Streets station (pictured) in New York City is the world's highest subway station?
Sumner station
Metro bus and light rail passing in the tunnel
Goat Canyon Trestle
Droxford station
The CPRR's Lilly Belle locomotive and caboose