Talk:Indian locomotive class WAP-7

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How about http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WAP7_LGD_Shed.jpg for the article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by SpArC (talkcontribs) 14:16, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was not moved. While the minimalist argument is persuasive, the need for clarity argument suggested by Iain Bell is even more so. --regentspark (comment) 12:57, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

– Per WP:PRIMARYMEANING. The phrase 'Indian locomotive class' is redundant. SpArC (talk) 10:03, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Comment. No idea about this, but is there any reason why you are also removing the hyphens? Jenks24 (talk) 01:25, 17 September 2011 (UTC)
    • There were already articles titled WAP 7, WAP 5 etc.,(which redirect to the ones mentioned above) so just proposed for a rename there. The hyphen is sometimes used when referring to these names. --SpArC (talk) 04:28, 17 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Comments. 1. The "Indian locomotive class" prefix is currently used by 7 articles on electric locomotives, 2 on diesel locomotives, and 1 on steam locomotives. Move nomination is only for 5 of the 7 articles on electric locomotives. 2. My source (Hughes, Hugh (1996). Indian Locomotives, Part 4 1941–1990. The Continental Railway Circle. ISBN 0-9521655-1-1. ) uses neither a hyphen nor a space to separate the alpha-part from the numeric part of the class, i.e. "WAP7" rather than "WAP-7" or "WAP 7". — Iain Bell (talk) 10:15, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose. There is some merit in having consistent names across a family of articles. While I would agree that "Indian locomotive class" is cumbersome, I can't think of a better construction, other than "Indian WAG9 class locomotive". Remember that the Indian locomotive class WP was introduced before nationalisation, and was issued to eight railway companies. For other articles using similarly construction titles, see Category:New South Wales locomotives, Category:Electric locomotives of South Africa, and Category:Steam locomotives of South Africa.
The other problem with "WAG 7", et al, is that to most people, it is meaningless. Most of the articles on Polish diesel and electric locomotives have spent some time at their class code (e.g. "EU06"), rather than the WikiProject Trains standard which is to have the railway company as a prefix (PKP class EU06). Even articles on military hardware have something other than just the code, in order to add some context and make it obvious what the article is about. — Iain Bell (talk) 10:15, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.