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Commuter trains at Newtonville station under Boston & Albany operations in 1911
Archive - Candidates

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.


September 2017[edit]

Commuter trains at Newtonville station under Boston & Albany operations in 1911
Foxton station and industries in 1912
A CSX train crosses the Fourteenth Street Bridge in 2007
A preserved Fort Eustis Military Railroad steam locomotive at the US Army Transportation Museum in 2006
  • ...that beginning in June 1965, the 714th Transportation Battalion (Railway Operating) (Steam & Diesel Electric), which operated and maintained the Fort Eustis Military Railroad, was the only active duty railway unit in the U.S. Army?
Fort Collins Birney car 21 on the 1984-opened heritage streetcar line in 1987
An empty EMU train passes Forest Hill station on the up express track in 1991
Tracks of the South Kensington-West Footscray line pass under Footscray station
Southern Pacific number 3031, an H24-66, leads commuter train 122 at San Francisco, CA, on February 5, 1971
The Flying Yankee train at an unidentified location in 1938
LNER's Flying Scotsman pulled by No. 2547, "Doncaster," with a corridor tender in 1928
1873 Map of the Flushing and North Side Railroad
A Flexity 2 tram in Blackpool in 2013
Jim Fisk
  • ...that James Fisk, who controlled the Erie Railroad, had a covered passage built linking the back doors of the railroad's headquarters and the apartment building where he rented an apartment for his mistress, Josie Mansfield?
A First ScotRail train at Port Glasgow station in 2008
Two Fillmore & Western trains in 2007

Main page Did you know items[edit]

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The following items were used in the Did you know section of Wikipedia's Main page in 2017.

Light rail train arriving at Target Field
Amfleet I coaches at Kingston station (Rhode Island)
Disneyland Railroad Locomotive No. 3
A Caltrain express train
Miami Railway Station
Train of Tomorrow
Walt Disney World Railroad