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Hi, from user 'EdJogg' (aka Pete J).

I'm a Software Engineer from the UK, living in Guildford, Surrey.

My interests include traction engines and other steam engine-powered vehicles, railways (model and prototype), canals, Land Rovers, industrial archaeology, The Railway Series books by the Rev. W. Awdry, and "Radio 4 comedy programmes". However, as a WikiGnome, do not be surprised to find my edits anywhere within the Wiki!

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About Me :o)[edit]

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WikiProject Membership[edit]

Far too many projects... (aaaaargh!)

Locomotive trevithick.jpg This user is a member of WikiProject UK Railways
Semington-bridge.jpg This user is a member of WikiProject UK Waterways
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    WikiProject THOMAS
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(Reserved for WikiProject Steam !!)

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WikiProject Mills
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On Wikipedia...[edit]

Probably the most useful section for visitors...

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Programming...[edit]

Well, it's me job, innit? Lots of experience, but in limited areas...
Lots at Beginner level? Yup! Comes from trying to learn 'em all at the same time!

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Awards[edit]

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Thanks for the big assist with getting Holt Manufacturing Company ready for GA review. It passed on the first attempt.-- btphelps (talk) (contribs) 05:20, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
For your ceaseless efforts to improve the railway-related articles on Wikipedia. Best, Gwernol 13:10, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Did you know...?[edit]

Only five DYKs so far (five out of five attempts, that is!), but they were worth the effort...
Note that entries with pictures were the first items in the list!

Updated DYK query On 22 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Wharncliffe Viaduct, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Hanwell Wharncliffe Viaduct 205167 3b413d4c.jpg
Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On 16 July, 2007, a fact from the article Penmanshiel Tunnel, which you recently nominated, was featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Unfortunately, we had no suitable image to submit for this one.


Updated DYK query On 7 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article portable engine, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
typical portable engine

(3400 page views on 7 Jan 2008, traction engine had 473 views (4*average) that day.)

Updated DYK query On 23 March, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Ferdinand Verbiest, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
Ferdinand Verbiest

(This was top of the Main Page DYK list on Easter Sunday afternoon! 3300 page views on 23 Mar 2008)

Updated DYK query On 1 March, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article British Rail sandwich, which you recently nominated. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

nice nom .... any more for April Fools day Victuallers (talk) 10:37, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

  • ... that despite being an object of ridicule in popular culture, over 8 million British Rail sandwiches were sold in 1993?

Minimal work for this one, mainly just a nomination...but it received 5000 page views and hence qualifies for an entry in Wikipedia:DYKSTATS!

Interesting Pages[edit]

Wiki Projects[edit]

WP:AnglicanismWP:ChristianityWP:PROGROCK

WP:THOMASWP:LT (London Transport)— WP:TWP (Trains)— WP:Rail (UK Rail)— WP:UKTrams (UK Trams)

WP:MILLSWP:TRUCKS

UK Waterways: How to write about UK Waterways – (Googlemap-like UK canal map)

Steam-related[edit]

Railway-related[edit]





The Railway Series[edit]

Other[edit]

Reference Sources[edit]

Maps[edit]

  • http://www.ponies.me.uk/maps/osmap.html
    -- OS Maps (1:25,000) for 1925-45 (colour, dates vary)
    -- excellent scans, navigate using Google map interface
    -- can set specific URL after search, also links to other sites (eg current OS get-a-map)
  • http://www.npemap.org.uk/ -- New Popular Edition Maps
    --OS Maps (1:25000) from 1940's ?
    --search by place, postcode. can link by URL
    --cannot zoom-in greatly
  • http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/Maps/os61htm/6706.htm -- Somerset County Council
    -- OS Maps 1:10560 County Series 1st edition (c.1884-87)
    -- better quality scans than old-maps.co.uk + much larger on-screen. Can link directly
    -- Somerset only? Not sure how to navigate.
    -- Link shows page covering Knackershole Tunnel (bottom-left). Dulverton is a couple of sheets up and a few to the right!
  • http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/maps/index.jsp -- "Historical Mapping" (A Vision of Britain Through Time (1900-2001))
    --New Map of the British Isles (1921)
    --Ordnance Survey 10 Mile to One Inch (1904)
    --20th Century OS New Popular Edition
    --19th Century OS First Series (select from menu)
    --1930's Land Utilisation (select from menu)
    --zoom and pan to locate, different maps for different zoom levels
    --small map, cannot link, pixellated at high zoom levels

Book Cites[edit]

Dunno where best to place these... [1][2]

  1. ^ Casserley, H. C. (1960) [1955]. The Observer's Book of Railway Locomotives of Britain (Revised ed.). Frederick Warne. p. 56. 
  2. ^ Freezer, C. J. (1977). Locomotives in Outline – GWR. Beer, Seaton, Devon: Peco Publications. p. 24. ISBN 0 900586 46 X.