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Too many links now[edit]

This template is getting way too long to be usable. It was originally designed to link to the core topics as were defined in Wikipedia:WikiProject Trains, and I think we should go back to that revision for brevity. Interested readers can explore the links within the articles. Slambo (Speak) 19:57, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Slambo, I agree its a little unwieldy. I'd be in favor of removing the following links:
  • Push-pull trains
  • Cab car
  • Driving Van Trailer
  • Double decker train
  • Terminology (appears twice, only needs to be there once)
these seem to be the more obscure topics. Gwernol 20:07, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
I would suggest also getting rid of
  • Terminal stations (a subtopic of stations)
  • Tilting trains (a subtopic of trains)
  • The second instance of "Passenger cars"
  • Railway coach (links to a five-line paragraph of Coach article)
... In fact, just revert back to the beginning of February. Henning Makholm 22:13, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Seeing more agreement than dissent, I shortened the template back to just the core topics that were defined in the Trains WikiProject. Slambo (Speak) 17:04, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

So, let the items deleted from the

template be transferred to the ==See also== of the relevant articles. Peter Horn 21:17, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Template placement[edit]

Links templates are best placed in the "See also" section. SilkTork 22:29, 4 July 2006 (UTC)


What the f*** is this picture supposed to mean? This is not r*****.com here! (talk) 09:52, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

The three track image was chosen originally because it is generic and does not favor any particular system or nation. Slambo (Speak) 10:18, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
The picture is really bad. Cant see tracks in the small icon at all. Lets chose simple track to display.--Kozuch (talk) 16:46, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
They appear properly on my 1440x900 resolution monitor. Do you have another image in mind? Slambo (Speak) 14:06, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Railroad Portal??[edit]

Wouldn't it be great to have a portal for railroad matters?? Saltwolf (talk) 22:31, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Track and track gauge?[edit]

I think track gauge can be removed from this long list. After removal, people who are interested in "track gauge" would generally click on the "track" which is Track (rail transport) article. That article already has track gauges in the infobox prominently displayed on the top. There is no need to have a separate item of track gauge on this list. If it is somehow justified to have a separate item for track gauge, why don't we add all subjects with a main article on that page (e.g. Ladder track, Rail profile, Railroad tie, Track geometry, etc.) to this list too? Z22 (talk) 17:07, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Again, it has become too long to be useful[edit]

Recent additions make this template to be very confusing to readers. It has to be cut down or consolidated to a list of 10 areas or so. Z22 (talk) 00:01, 4 May 2014 (UTC)