Talk:Capitol Limited (Amtrak train)

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Route?[edit]

I can't figure out the exact route between Alliance and Pittsburgh. Anyone want to help? --SPUI (talk) 01:21, 15 August 2005 (UTC)

Route details[edit]

This is confusing to the point of being misleading. Wouldn't it make more sense to say who owns the track now and then work backwards? Mangoe 15:00, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Map added[edit]

Added basic route map --DP67 (talk/contribs) 08:25, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Station stops[edit]

I don't think the article gains by having the list of station stops with detailed connecting service information. For one, it takes us perilously close toward making this a travel guide (cf WP:NOTTRAVEL). For another, we have to keep the information in sync with the individual station articles, which often isn't done. If there's a place for this information in Wikipedia (maybe), it's in the individual station articles. Doing it this way encourages massive redundancy, especially with stops served by other trains. I removed the somewhat unmaintained list two months ago to no fanfare. This is an article about the Capitol Limited and not its shifting transit connections. Mackensen (talk) 12:42, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

  • And I remain unconvinced that there is any harm in including an overview of the line that includes transit connections. It is only redundant insofar as it duplicates the information on the map thingy on the right side (which is normally hidden anyway). Mind you, I don't think it's vital - if I'm the only one who cares about it and others either don't want it or are indifferent, I'd drop it. Strannik (talk) 16:46, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
I don't think it's harmful per se, but it's just the sort of information that is indifferently updated and grows easily out of date. From a stylistic perspective I don't think it looks very good and breaks up the flow of the article, particularly when there are numerous stops. Let's see if we get some other views. Mackensen (talk) 18:57, 29 May 2013 (UTC)