Talk:Northampton & Lamport Railway
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Redirect changed to correct name
I have reverted the redirect to reflect the name Northampton & Lamport Railway as opposed to Northampton and Lamport Railway. The former is the correct legal trading name of this organisation. In the style of many of the pre-grouping railway companies, the N&LR uses the ampersand in preference to the word and.
-=# Amos E Wolfe #=- 00:26, Apr 15, 2005 (UTC)
Redirect changed to correct name, again
Once again I have set the article Northampton and Lamport Railway to redirect to Northampton & Lamport Railway, and restored the article to here. Wikipedia is capable of using the ampersand (&) in titles, and as stated above, Northampton & Lamport Railway is the correct legal trading name for the organisation, of which I am a life member.
Two images from the official website are linked below:
The following page at the website of the Charity Commission gives the full title of the organisation as "Northampton & Lamport Railway Preservation Society": 
-=# Amos E Wolfe #=- 13:44, July 26, 2005 (UTC)
I am a voulenteer at the line and I can tell you that the Tkh Northampton has left the line and is now in Belgium. User:Tom walker 28/03/06.
Further proof of correct name
I have moved the article back to "Northampton & Lamport Railway", citing further proof that this is the correct name of the organisation and therefore the article. Below is a transcript of an article published in Premier Line, the quarterly journal of the Northampton & Lamport Railway Preservation Society, issue no. 36, Spring 1994.
The Ampersand (&) is acceptable for use in titles. In many cases the copyrighted phrase or trademark is only correctly quoted when it contains the ampersand. There are hundreds to choose from, a few examples follow:
- Dungeons & Dragons
- Dumb & Dumber
- Law & Order
- South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
- Hustle & Flow
- Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
- Secrets & Lies
- Kate & Leopold
- Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway
- Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway
A discussion related to the use of "and" vs. "&" in railway-related articles can be found here: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Trains/Manual of style#Erroneous use of .22and.22 -=# Amos E Wolfe talk #=- 11:46, 26 July 2008 (UTC)