Talk:Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

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Former featured article candidate Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is a former featured article candidate. Please view the links under Article milestones below to see why the nomination failed. For older candidates, please check the archive.
August 8, 2006 Featured article candidate Not promoted

Featured Article[edit]

While I'd love to see this article become a featured article, its currently a long way from being ready, I'm afraid. For a start there is an almost complete lack of sources, which immediately disqualifies this from being a featured article. I'd suggest that we work to improve the article based on feedback in the featured article debate, then take it to Wikipedia:Peer review for further review before trying for featured article status again. Best, Gwernol 19:48, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Agreed. I can personally see many avenues that we could take this page down: Further details on the loco histories, with more photos included, especially of the top shed steam and oddballs; information on the 3' era, photos of Devon and Nab Gill etc.; the constitution of the rather eccentric "company plus society" organisation, and the reliance of a privately owned company on volunteer labour; further reading and references. I am sure that there are plenty more things as well. Pyrope 07:41, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

A note about the lack of sources[edit]

The article, while generally good, lacks any sources, so isn't verifiable by readers. In theory the article could be deleted due to lack of sources. The R&ER has been covered in plenty of reliable sources, so we should all make the effort to locate sources and cite them in the article. Gwernol 15:52, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Meaning of "L'aal Ratty"[edit]

Ok, I was dubious about this for quite a while, but recent changes made my mind up. I visited the line quite a bit through the 1980s and '90s and, as I recall, the party line on the meaning of the term "l'aal ratty" is "we don't really know". There were about five or six different explanations floating around at the time, but none that seemed definitive. Until someone finds a good reference for any of them I have removed the references to the phrase's meaning from the main page. Pyrope 02:44, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Gauge dispute[edit]

Thank you Skarloey for clearing up the gauge dispute. I have modified the explanation to make it more compact. Biscuittin (talk) 21:00, 15 September 2008 (UTC)