User talk:Elizabeth Linden Rahway

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Merger discussion for Long Island National Cemetery [edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing, Long Island National Cemetery , has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. RES2773 (talk) 01:12, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Input requested[edit]

Hi, your are listed in WikiProject Bridges and I wondered if you might want to weigh in on a requested move? There is a discussion here Talk:Suspension_bridge_types#Requested_move which results from a previous move. The discussion has major consequences on the content of the main article on suspension bridges? The root question: Is suspended deck bridge the proper name for a typical suspension bridge? - ¢Spender1983 (talk) 02:00, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

April 2009[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, adding content without citing a reliable source, as you did to Cut (earthmoving), is not consistent with our policy of verifiability. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. If you are familiar with Wikipedia:Citing sources, please take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. --AbsolutDan (talk) 01:00, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Cut (earthmoving)[edit]

I have posted a question on Talk:Cut (earthmoving). Since you created that article, you may want to look at it. - ¢Spender1983 (talk) 15:48, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Pennsylvania Railroad Connecting Bridge[edit]

Thanks for adding the link to the Connecting Railway. I've found 10 different names for this bridge (some, slight variations), but Pennsylvania Railroad Connecting Bridge seems to work best. If you strongly disagree or have a better option, please let me know. BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 23:23, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

SEPTA Regional Rail bridge[edit]

Thank you for your comments on the Pennsylvania Railroad Connecting Bridge title. I have replied on the talk page. I have been working on creating or updating all the bridge articles in Philadelphia over the Schuylkill River, and now I am just starting on what is now called the SEPTA Regional Rail bridge in the list. This bridge was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1879-1881, and opened for freight April 25, 1881, as part of what was called the "Elevated Road" and later the Chinese wall when connected to the Broad Street Station. Before an article is created, I am seeking your advice on what to call this bridge. I am having difficulty finding enough information about it, but I may create a short stub with photos and hope that other editors can contribute more details. What would you advise?--DThomsen8 (talk) 13:44, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Reply on my talk page. --DThomsen8 (talk) 23:40, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Claim that photo of Pecos River High Bridge in that article is incorrect[edit]

Hi there,

A few weeks ago, an IP address made this edit to the Pecos River High Bridge article, changing the photo caption to claim that it isn't that bridge at all but a different one. I reverted to your last version and moved the concern to the talk page, and I just thought I'd let you know, as you're the creator and its only major contributor so far. Cheers, Northumbrian (talk) 23:36, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Society for Industrial Archeology Newsletter[edit]

We don't usually make separate articles for association newsletters. May I suggest that you merge the material into either the article on the society or make an article on its journal, which is very highly notable as I think the leading US journal in its field, as I'm sure you are very well aware, and merge this one into that. Either would do, but we really need an article on the Journal. DGG ( talk ) 02:15, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Done, see IA, The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology. Martindelaware (talk) 03:37, 5 February 2012 (UTC)


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Gates Hall[edit]

Please revisit Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Academic_Journals#Office_locations_of_academic_journal_publications WhisperToMe (talk) 22:19, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

New photos[edit]

Hello, it was nice of you to put up an article on such a historical structure. I really liked the photo. I'd be even better to have a new photo of the bridge here, preferably one showing the bridge in its present state.
Best wishes
(MrNiceGuy1113 (talk) 10:33, 14 January 2013 (UTC))

Frankford Avenue Bridge[edit]

Hi. Question on your revert. What does "bridge has clearly been documented by both HABS and HAER" mean? I added the category because I was working to make the Pennsylvania HABS category as complete as possible. Are they mutually exclusive, so that if something is on HAER, it shouldn't be listed on the HABS category too? Your feedback would be helpful, as I want to make this category complete and I want to make sure I'm doing it correctly. Some are done by more than one (HABS/HAER/HALS). I'm not sure what your revert comment means. --JC1008 (talk) 17:01, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

You were completely correct in categorizing it as both HAER and HABS; as you point out, these are two different documentation programs and should be categorized separately. What happened is that I misread the diff and thought you had deleted the HABS category instead of adding it; I then realized my mistake and reverted my revert of your edit. I sincerely apologize for the confusion. Martindelaware (talk) 17:44, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for clarifying. I kept trying to read that comment within the context of deleting the category, and I initially missed that you reverted your revert. No problem - I added (I think) around 40 missing pages to the category, so I wanted to make sure that I was doing it correctly. HABS/HAER/HALS have some great info, accessible to all, so I'd like to see all the pages that need a listing to have one. --JC1008 (talk) 18:05, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Placing municipality articles in Category:Historic American Buildings Survey in New Jersey[edit]

Was it the intention to include the articles for Brielle, New Jersey, Manasquan, New Jersey and Sea Girt, New Jersey in the Category:Historic American Buildings Survey in New Jersey? Looking at Category:Historic American Buildings Survey in New York, it appears that the actual buildings should be included, not entire municipalities where the surveys were performed. From the standpoint of the design of the category system, a good case might be made that the fact that an HABS survey was performed for Lucy the Elephant is a defining characteristic of the elephant, but I can't see how the HABS survey of Brielle, Manasquan and Sea Girt is a defining characteristic of any of those three municipalities. Am I missing something in terms of how this category is intended to be used? Alansohn (talk) 18:54, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

You're right. I had in mind the analogue of HAER documentation of company towns like Standard Shaft, Pennsylvania, but in those cases the buildings have a more limited range of age, builder, design, etc., that can be adequately captured in a relatively small number of photos. In the case of these three Jersey shore towns, the two photos in the HABS record just don't raise the level of documentation to category-worthiness. I've removed the categories but kept the link to the HABS documentation. Martindelaware (talk) 23:07, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for looking at this one. The category is fine and I agree that the solution was to remove the cat from the three shore municipalities. Thanks again. Alansohn (talk) 23:45, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Just saying hello[edit]

Union Canal Tunnel
Cape May Canal bridge

I keep on seeing your name on my watchlist and thought I should just say hi. You might find me hanging out at WT:NRHP. Thought you might like these pix Smallbones(smalltalk) 01:46, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, those are great photos! Elizabeth Linden Rahway (talk) 21:30, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

HABS/HAER/HALS templates[edit]

I had no idea we had templates for HABS and HAER docs until I saw them popping up on my talkpage! Now I have to backtrack and update all those HABS links I've inserted all over the wiki ... Thanks for the revelation, keep up the good work. Acroterion (talk) 20:40, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

I've wanted to create those templates for a few years now, to address the inconsistencies in how different editors cite HABS/HAER/HALS documentation, and I finally got around to it. Note that the documentation quantities are optional parameters. While it may be useful for the reader to see how much documentation is in the HABS/HAER/HALS collection before clicking through the external link, I haven't been wasting my time looking up the quantities if they aren't already in a given Wikipedia article. For the moment, it's a higher priority to get these templates applied wherever HABS/HAER/HALS documentation is cited. Thanks for whatever help you can provide in this effort. Elizabeth Linden Rahway (talk) 21:30, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
For my part I've done, as close as I can, all of Delaware, Florida, Maryland, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Rhode Island, West Virginia and Wyoming, and most of Virginia over the past year or so. I'm sure I've missed some buildings in historic districts, as it's hard to be sure without looking up maps and boundaries. Acroterion (talk) 01:57, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
When you say "done," do you mean HABS, HAER, and/or HALS? I've recently applied the HALS template to articles in all states (I think), and the HAER template to articles in most states AL-LA, OH-OR, and PR-VA, but I haven't done much with the HABS template yet. I've been just clicking on Category:Historic American Engineering Record by state, picking a state, and applying the template to each article. It's too bad that I didn't develop the template before embarking on this project, given that I've browsed every single HAER database entry in survey number order for DC, DE, IL, NJ, PA, and now NY, adding links to whichever WP articles I could find. Elizabeth Linden Rahway (talk) 02:13, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
By "done" I mean I've added an EL to the appropriate HABS/HAER/HALS file for every subject I could find in those states, and the appropriate category. Obviously, they don't use the template at this point, apart from those I've added in the past day or so in Pennsylvania, though that can be remedied. HALS is a bit idiosyncratic, consisting mostly of national cemeteries and some individual trees, with a smattering of other subjects. There are about 10-20 HABS surveys for every HAER survey, so there are lots to do. Most are on the NRHP, but not all, but at least an NRHP entry is likely to exist in some form, even as a redlink, on WP. Acroterion (talk) 04:50, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your template contributions on University Avenue Bridge and a vast number of other articles on historic bridges and other historic structures. DThomsen8 (talk) 15:30, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

I second this barnstar, and especially appreciate your digging up a direct link to the HAER report at Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Bridge No. 1. (Brilliant WP handle, by the way, Ms. "Rahway".) PRRfan (talk) 15:29, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

I gotta agree. Nice work. Smallbones(smalltalk) 15:53, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you all! I am genuinely flattered to receive my first barnstar. I'm glad that my efforts have been noticed and that at least one of you knows the Northeast Corridor well enough to recognize my handle. Elizabeth Linden Rahway (talk) 02:48, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
I have ridden SEPTA from Philadelphia to Trenton, and NJ TRANSIT on to Manhattan, passing through Rahway on the way. Cheap, but tedious. Keep up the good work.--DThomsen8 (talk) 13:26, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Another barnstar for you![edit]

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Elizabeth Linden Rahway, I hereby award you this Epic Barnstar in recognition of your addition of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) template to HABS properties throughout the U.S. state of West Virginia. Thank you for taking on this gargantuan task! -- Caponer (talk) 23:42, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, and you're welcome! Elizabeth Linden Rahway (talk) 04:16, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Bypassing redirects[edit]

Hello, per this edit, there's no need to bypass redirects. There's also no need to undo your redirect-bypassing edits; that would waste even more server space. Graham87 07:00, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Alton, Illinois[edit]

My mistake. Thanks for writing. Magnolia677 (talk) 12:15, 22 March 2014 (UTC)