Talk:Great Eastern Railway

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Could the content from the "archived page" be copied into this article? Could someone who knows about copyright stuff look into this?

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This is a very good article, and I would like to grade it B and nominate for GA. But it still needs more in-line refs for that, Most sections are entirely unreferenced. I don't think it is unfactual, just not Wikipedia:Verifiability compliant. Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Lead section and When and why to create sources are jolly helpful too.

I enjoyed reading this article.--Robert EA Harvey (talk) 13:06, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you - I have recently joined the Great Eastern Railway Society (a very good source of infromation via the journal)and intend to further update, expand and improve this article as time and opportunity allow.--Davidvaughanwells (talk) 14:16, 23 March 2013 (UTC)


Could someone with more expertise enhance the write up to this uniique GER photo, of an unrebuilt B-12 class loco please — Preceding unsigned comment added by Terry nyorks (talkcontribs) 11:12, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

No, because its license is incompatible with Wikipedia. It's "© All rights reserved", which we don't permit - see Wikipedia:Upload/Flickr. --Redrose64 (talk) 11:37, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

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Overview and History[edit]

I have moved some of the general overview facts from that section to the into and renamed overview as history. It is my intention to expand the hsitry over the next few months. Comments, advice and help appreciated.--Davidvaughanwells (talk) 23:20, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Badly needed, go for it. This is an important article, but it is daunting for a newcomer to read (and that is who Wiki articles should be written for). There is too much obsessive detail early on; for example the second sentence in the entire article is that the GE was grouped into the LNER in 1923. That is true, but maybe not the second most urgent fact to put before a seeker after information.
And for example (2) the caption to the war memorial is "Memorial at Liverpool Street station... unveiled in 1922 by Sir Henry Wilson, who was assassinated by Irish Republican Army gunmen on his way home from the unveiling ceremony." Again, true (I presume) but too much information too early.
The "Constituent Companies" section is awful; "The history and exact status of many of these railways is quite complex." Well, clarify it, Dear Lisa. There are several non sequiturs in it. I think (it doesn't actually explain) that its purpose is to show the companies that were absorbed in 1862. But it is confused about whether to include companies that had already ceased to exist, shell companies that had already leased their entire operation to the ECR, etc etc. There are several apparent mistakes in this section.
If you indicate here what aspects of the article you plan to work on, I would be happy to collaborate and avoid conflicting with you ... Afterbrunel (talk)