Talk:Mansfield, Coldwater and Lake Michigan Railroad

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I'll grant the prose is spartan, but I fail to see how this qualifies as "nonsense." Mackensen (talk) 02:46, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Its a mess of incorrect grammar and internal links that are undesigninated and not needed. --♣ẼгíćЏ89♣ (Wikipedia Patroller) (talk) 02:48, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Erm, you'll have to explain that one. The internal links are to not-yet extant articles on other railroads; red links encourage the creation of other articles. As to the grammar; you've made at least two mistakes in your own short note there. Mackensen (talk) 02:50, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

I dont not make spelling a priority in discussion pages. I am totally against seeing red internal links inside articles. Personally, I hardly see the imporatance of the article itself. --♣ẼгíćЏ89♣ (Wikipedia Patroller) (talk) 02:53, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

An article about an historical topic like the Railroads? Probably inherently notable. Certainly not a reason for speedy deletion, and definitely not CSD G1. I ran the article through my spell check and found one typo. The redlnks could go, but if they will soon be blue, little point to that. Cheers, and happy editing. Dlohcierekim 03:00, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
Given time, they'll disappear (the red links, that is). Mackensen (talk) 03:06, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
Don't know about anyone else, but I love to make redlinks blue. Enjoy. Dlohcierekim 03:08, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Details of the proposed route[edit]

Several maps (1873 Calhoun County, 1872 Branch County, 1872 Hillsdale County, 1904 Williams County as an unmarked dashed line, 1888 Fulton County, 1875 Henry County, actually marked as proposed here, 1886 Wood County, 1875 Hancock County, 1874 Seneca County) show the MC&LM following the route completed by the Michigan and Ohio Railroad (completed ca. 1883) through Battle Creek to Beadle Lake, then continuing south and southeasterly through or near Burlington, Girard, Coldwater, Montgomery, Camden, Pioneer, Kunkle, West Unity, Lock Port, Archbold, Napoleon (also shown on the PRR map in the article), McClure, Weston, Ducat, Mungen, Jerry City, and Fostoria, then just north of the B&O through Bascom to the Toledo, Tiffin and Eastern Railroad in Tiffin. USGS topos show that it was graded at least from a point near Lee Lake to south of Girard, and possibly for a bit south of Coldwater (where the 1872 map shows "Fuller's Station"). Some of the route near Napoleon, roughly between County Road R and a curve (on the DT&I) east of the Maumee River, was used by the Lima Northern Railway (predecessor of the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad) ca. 1896. There was also some grading done near McClure, part of which is now a road (Coldwater Street!), and beyond Weston (a pipeline follows the route from Weston to at least near Jerry City). --NE2 08:55, 30 October 2008 (UTC)