User talk:DanTD/Archive. May 2010

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Finding coordinates

I'm not sure exactly what sort of trouble you're having. With both EarthTools and GeoLocator (assuming that you know where the place you're trying to geotag is), you just keep double-clicking on the relevant portion of the map until you have the place in sight, then either double-click to place the crosshairs right on top of it (in EarthTools) or Ctrl-click to place the marker on it (in GeoLocator). For instance, judging by the presence of the Google Maps–labeled Eagle Estates Park in the housing development, I assume that Eagle Estates is hereabouts: 40°49′52″N 72°58′51″W / 40.8312°N 72.9808°W / 40.8312; -72.9808. I found the coordinates by double-clicking my way to that point in EarthTools, then simply copying the coordinates displayed at the top of the left-hand menu. (In this case, since I didn't actually know where Eagle Estates is located, I zeroed in on Medford and looked around a bit.) You do have to know—or find out—where a place is, though; the mapping tools won't tell you that, and Google Maps labels, while helpful, are sometimes inaccurately placed.

Is this of any help? If not, could you explain more fully (here; I'll watch this page) how you're attempting to obtain coordinates and where your efforts are going wrong? Deor (talk) 15:56, 3 May 2010 (UTC)


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DanTD, I'm a little bewildered that you've brought up the same issue I answered in 2007: given La Grange and Stone Avenue, we would have La Grange railroad station (or station) and La Grange Stone Avenue railroad station (or Stone Avenue station, etc). Never did I propose annulling part of a station's name, just getting rid of the parenthetical disambiguation. I've dropped the matter, but I found it disheartening to see you raise the same issue after I'd answered it earlier. Yes, the Metra stations with the same exact name (Western Avenue for one) pose a problem, but one rightly solved by parenthetical disambiguation. Best, Mackensen (talk) 23:55, 12 May 2010 (UTC)


Just wanted to let you know I've been been gradually expanding SunRail and associated articles. Being a rail-fan, I thought you might like to check out LYNX Central Station and Church Street Station (Orlando). Nice images of the Amtrak stations along the route by the way! Aalox (talk) 23:55, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Old Palmetto stations

I added a parameter so that any old Palmetto stations (e.g. Waldo) will show Miami as the destination instead of Savannah so long as the branch is set to "closed". Mackensen (talk) 01:06, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

The NJT train station NRHP boxes

Those are way too large. I think the best way is to either 1) Can the map, 2) format the NRHP stuff inside it, or 3) just no NRHP in infobox at all. Its making too much space.Mitch32(Growing up with Wikipedia: 1 edit at a time.) 17:24, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Atlantic City Line

You must think I'm doing this on purpose, but I swear it's a coincidence. I'm working on the Atlantic City Express and near as I can tell Amtrak only ever stopped at Lindenwold and Cherry Hill (very briefly); the other intermediate stops between the Northeast Corridor and Atlantic City were NJT-only. Amtrak started through-booking in 1994 (and still does), but I don't think Amtrak trains ever stopped at Atco, Absecon, Egg Harbor or Hammonton. That being the case, should we categorize them at all? They aren't really former stations and I don't think they're current ones either. Mackensen (talk) 00:10, 14 May 2010 (UTC)


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Castleton VT train station coordinates

You marked this article as lacking coordinates. Can you please explain in which template the coordinates go. Please tell me or point me to a page where both the relevant template syntax, and the coordinate syntax is explained (such as decimal degrees, negative sign does (not) mean west of Greenwich, etc.) -- Unsigned by User:Jc3s5h, May 25, 2010 (13:53)

Woodside Branch

I have never seen the designation Woodside Branch. Isn't the idea that is to be conveyed here that Woodside (LIRR) was the point where the Whitestone Branch (LIRR) connects to the rest of the Long Island Rail Road from the passenger perspective? patsw (talk) 17:44, 26 May 2010 (UTC)


In addition to adding the picture I took last summer, I have expanded Yorktown Heights Railroad Station enough to qualify it for DYK (it's one of only three Old Put stations left in Westchester, apparently). I credited you as the creator (and myself second) in the nom. Just thought I'd let you know. Daniel Case (talk) 17:24, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Lansdale Station

Hi. I just wanted to let you know that I have deferred to your expertise, and returned the info about the freight house. It's still standing, although in quite a state of disrepair. The owner of the property is attempting to fix it up, and lease it as a warehouse, but that's going to take a lot of work. All the best-Mk5384 (talk) 04:37, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

I understand your point. My main concern was that the article is about the SEPTA station, which is, in my opinion, not related to the freight house the way it was before it was SEPTA's. But you obviously know your stuff. On an unrelated note, from one railroad buff to another, are you at all familiar with Alaska's rail system? I'm planning to go there for vacation next year, and I've heard mixed reviews about seeing the state by train.Mk5384 (talk) 05:08, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks again. I've taken Amtrak all over the country. If you can deal with the delays (and they're almost inevitable), there is some great stuff to see. My favourite was Colorado; breathtaking. Best of luck on your vacation!Mk5384 (talk) 05:25, 29 May 2010 (UTC)