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London Borough templates: tube and rail stations discussion open[edit]

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Help! All RDTs have Gone Crackers[edit]


I've logged on this morning and found all articles which contain a route diagram have gone crackers. All appeared well when I logged off yesterday morning about 09:30.

I've also tried going in unlogged in, with the same result.

The RDs behave in the same way they do if a "{" has been missed, with gaps between lines and sections displaced.

I've switched off and rebooted, same effect.

I've gone into things I've not gone into for months or even years, with the same effect.

eg Duckmanton Junction, Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway, Immingham Dock electric railway station, East Halton, Lowca Light Railway, High Harrington and more.

I'm at a loss to understand what's going on and how to begin to fix it.

Please can you help?

DaveDavidAHull (talk) 12:51, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for flagging it - I've raised the issue here. By the way, I've been following your excellent articles on long-neglected Cumbrian stations and branch lines. Lamberhurst (talk) 15:17, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for acting so promptly, I feared you'd get back to me saying you couldn't reproduce the problem. I really appreciate your kind remark on my Cumbrian efforts this far, I also appreciated the way you gently gave me some outside links as a Starter for Ten on the Lowca Light Railway. Kind regards, Dave DavidAHull (talk) 15:58, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
I think I know what happened, and I've answered at Wikipedia talk:Route diagram template#RDTs incorrectly displaying. If only you had posted this ten minutes earlier - I had to go out to work at 12:50. --Redrose64 (talk) 20:41, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Annesley Dido[edit]

Hello Lamberhurst, good to hear from you.

Thank you for adding Robotham's book to the sources, I didn't put the Annesley Dido in the list of examples because it is the premier example used in the text of the article, but I don't mind it twice if you don't.

As for it being the most famous, well, you might say that, but I couldn't possibly comment....

It's easily the most famous in my book, but can you imagine defending that against the Gnomes?

Kind regards

DaveDavidAHull (talk) 00:17, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for creating this article, it's a very welcome addition. I've uploaded a photo of Hollin Well & Annesley station to Commons recently, so I really should get on with an article. Whilst checking Robotham's book, I remembered that there was talk about another station - Annesley Sidings - which no-one seems to know anything about. Probably needs more research. Btw, as you've done quite a bit on Tuxford, you might be interested to know that there's a decent article in this month's Railway Mag on the history of the various stations there. A second part is to follow next month. Lamberhurst (talk) 21:24, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
I reckon the article in RM is fab, I updated Duk Jct and the Tuxfords a few days ago, but thanks for the nudge. I have Croughton, Godfrey; Kidner, Roger Wakely; Young, Alan (1982). Private and Untimetabled Railway Stations, Halts and Stopping Places. Catrine, Ayrshire: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-281-1. OCLC 10507501. X43.  in front of me, p39 Annesley Sidings existed! He gives it as GCR, at SK524532, between Annesley Sth Jct and Hollinwell & A, for railwaymen, open "by 7 1923" closed 16 Sep 1956. There was also an Annesley Sth Jct Halt SK527529 opened by July 1923, closed 10 Sep 1962. Good luck with that lot and the others nearby, I suspect that some railwaymen used neighbouring stations too, such as Linby and other long-closed ones used for workmen's trains. I look forward to reading about it all. The Dido article and recent forays into foreign territory led me, as things do, to realising that there are all sorts not yet written about, such as "Workmen's trains", "Inspection Saloons", "Directors' saloons" "Brake Third" and "Pagoda shelters", just for starters. Well, I've "done" Pagoda Platform Shelters and found it great fun, spurred on by the supercilious comments by the donowts on the talk page. Kind regards, DaveDavidAHull (talk) 21:58, 18 October 2016 (UTC)