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Page created with content moved from Template:High-speed railSf5xeplus (talk) 01:12, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

All the high speed rail navboxes - any suggestions?[edit]

Particularily about Template:High-speed rail and Template:High-speed railway lines - basically - any suggestions about getting an overall scheme that fits with the navboxes for individual country high speed railways.

Please see Template_talk:High-speed_rail#Template(s)_consolidation Sf5xeplus (talk) 18:58, 17 September 2010 (UTC)


The Eurotrain demonstration train was both experimental and an intended prototype. It may differ from most experimental high-speed trains (albeit not most experimental trains!) in not having been built anew, but having been converted from in-service units; still, the combination alone makes it a new train.

The reason for my edit was the country categorisation: Eurotrain was both French and German. --Rontombontom (talk) 22:12, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

My mistake - I forgot to put both countries back in.
Actually I have no idea what happened there - I thought you had removed both ER220 and Eurotrain, and thought I had re-added Eurotrain... Yet the edit history tells a completely different story. I don't how but I clearly got the revision history mixed up...Sf5xeplus (talk) 22:15, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
Nevermind. I note that I also added another hovertrain, which never reached anything that can be called high speed, but, like RTV 31, was meant as one before funding ran out.
A question: why "Aérotrain", "Transrapid" and "JR-Maglev", rather than a full list of the high-speed ones among the actual vehicles? --Rontombontom (talk) 22:48, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
Mmmh. I created the template fairly quickly with material from Template:High-speed rail which was getting so bloated as to be unreadable [1]. It looks like I forgot to create a link to the original source, except at the top of this talk page.
If you want to expand this template please do. I'm not sure if I fully understood the question.Sf5xeplus (talk) 23:09, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
To explain myself in more detail: "Aérotrain", "Transrapid" and "JR-Maglev" are not experimental and prototype trains, but brand names resp. development programmes that each involved several prototypes. There have been three Aérotrain, nine Transrapid, and several JR-Maglev prototypes, though some of those don't deserve a "high-speed" categorisation (and Transrapid also includes a commercial model). However, the template lists all Shinkansen, ICE, TGV and TACV prototypes separately, and names the (single) prototype rather than the program name for others (RTV 31), as it should. I can work on improving this... sometime. --Rontombontom (talk) 05:41, 8 October 2010 (UTC)