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PRR 4859 preserved in Harrisburg in 2008
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The "Did you know" section on the Trains Wikiportal (shown at right) is at Template:Trains portal/Did you know.

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July 2016[edit]

PRR 4859 preserved in Harrisburg in 2008
A METRANS locomotive at Prague-Uhříněves in 2013
The County Road 605 bridge over McMickle Cut in April 1989
Union Pacific heritage equipment, led by EMD E9 number 949, was used on an excursion train from Chicago to Clinton, Iowa, in 1995
A section of the McCaul Loop in 2009
Streetcar stop on Loyola Avenue at Poydras Street, New Orleans, in 2013
A Balloon Route car in 1905
D&RG Salt Lake City depot
The Beipanjiang River Railway Bridge on the Liupanshui–Baiguo Railway in 2011
Little Italy-University Circle station in September 2015
Aftermath of the 1903 Pere Marquette accident
Diagram of Eurobalise and related equipment placement on a track
Caltrain trains at San Francisco station in 2010
Sandplace station platform on the Liskeard to Looe line in January 2013
Leith Walk station site in 2015
London Chatham & Dover Railway Class C (Europa) 2-4-0, America, in 1880
A tram built by La Brugeoise et Nivelles for use in Buenos Aires
Tunnel portals in Zurich in 2008 with the Käferberg Tunnel to the right

Main page Did you know items[edit]

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2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020


The following items were used in the Did you know section of Wikipedia's Main page in 2016.

Kinki Sharyo SLRV
New terminus station of the Northwest Extension at 19th Ave/Dunlap
A refurbished Kawasaki C151 train
  • ... that competition for the contract to build Singapore's first MRT trains (pictured) was so fierce that it involved last-minute discounts, offers of free parts, and allegations of sabotage?
McBride Creek bridge
Diesel rail car in Onverwacht
Chappel Viaduct
  • ... that newly minted coins placed inside a pier of Chappel Viaduct (pictured) went missing within hours, and a bricklayer who proffered a new half-sovereign in a pub was suspected?
  • ... that a plaque on the Nene Viaduct, built in 1850, claims that it is the last surviving cast-iron structure on a main-line railway in Britain?
Friargate Bridge
Framingham Railroad Station in 1959
Arnos Park Viaduct
N&W LC-1 No. 2501 on the Elkhorn Grade in 1915