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Channel Tunnel[edit]

Thank you for making a substantial edit to Channel Tunnel, that is actually the largest edit I have seen in the article for some time :-) With the traffic tables, I feel they may be a little redundant with the graph, what do you think? The graph does need to be updated with the 2008 figures though.--Commander Keane (talk) 10:45, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Hm, could be... but I'd like the (more) precise figures displayed, with sourcing, and the sum for the rail and shuttle freight (because otherwise the data cited in the preceding paragraph is confusing); while the figure's .dat file has the four compontents only to the first digit after the comma and no place for a link. But maybe the creator of the graph would know how to integrate the data in my tables? --Rontombontom (talk) 00:14, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
I have added the sources to the graph's description page. I am confused about precise figures comment, the graph seems to match your tables, except for the Eurostar passengers which is rounded as the source for pre-2004 only gives two significant figures (eg "6.3").--Commander Keane (talk) 01:55, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Great work on the added table!
I did not meant to say that the graph and my tables don't match. I'd just prefer that data is recorded on Wiki with as many significant figures as available in original sources. For Eurostar, from 2003 that's exact figures (seven significant figures). For 2007 and 2008, there is railfreight data to three significant figures. (In fact, I also have the exact figures for earlier years for both written up somewhere, will dig it up.)
It seems to me you would be concerned by having a table with different data to differing significant figures. If yes, why? If not, then I think everything could be resolved: I would edit your table on the image file page with the more precise figures, and edit out the tables I added to the article. --Rontombontom (talk) 06:16, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
OK set up a new table and we will find someone to plot it :-) I was a little concerned with data have differing accuracy for different years, but if it reflecting the sources then that is fine. Did we decide if the tables are staying in the article? Having a nice table on the image description page seems OK to me, but don't mind having them in the article (hopefully they go to 1994 though) .--Commander Keane (talk) 06:48, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Ah, thanks for the Image workshop link, I thought the updated data would just be incorporated in an update of the existing graph, did not know the proper procedure. Will do sometime later (am busy with other things today; and also want to write 2 new articles on high-speed trains not yet on the English-language Wikipedia). Once the new graph is ready, I'd be content with only the latest date given in the article text, so I'd remove the tables from the article then. (Let's call it a decision :-) )
I hope I have data all the way back to 1994 (and hope that I can find at least archived versions of online sources), but am not sure. At any rate, we are bound to have differing accuracy: Eurotunnel stopped to give precise tonnages for railfreight a few years ago, switching to count trains instead, and giving tonnages as informative number rounded to different significant figures. --Rontombontom (talk) 10:00, 17 January 2009 (UTC)


I noticed your note on Sennengoroshi's page, and I thought you would like to know that a number of other users are also concerned about Ziggymaster's recent edits. If you would like to report your concerns, I recommend leaving a note with an Admin. Currently, MoP is looking into the situation, so that may be a good place to start. Best wishes RlndGunslinger (talk) 11:36, 17 January 2009 (UTC)


Personally I don't see the difference between "THSR's core technology is Shinkansen" with "THSR is based on Shinkansen". Can you clarify? --Will74205 (talk) 21:00, 13 May 2009 (UTC)


Great work expanding and cleaning up Korea Train Express! Jpatokal (talk) 21:22, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

<bows> :-) --Rontombontom (talk) 21:27, 28 August 2010 (UTC)
Hello, ThanksIfor your interest of KTX section. I appreciate your effort. I was move accident section of KTX-I which is not belong to whole KTX system. I was not touched any your edit at there. Ssyublyn (talk) 10:24, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
Would appreciate your assistance in knocking a little sense into User:Ssyublyn over his recent edits... Jpatokal (talk) 10:11, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
See Wikipedia:Tag team Ssyublyn (talk) 10:24, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
Jpatokal, I would indeed have fould the ongoing edit war at the KTX page on my own. Ssyublyn, I detailed my views on your deletion of the accidents and technical issues section on the KTX page. Here I note that, as there, for easy reading, it's good to pay attention to indicating the time sequence of replies by indenting all your paragraphs to the proper level: for example, above, by placing part of your contribution above Jpatokal's but not indenting it more, it had the appearance of pre-dating it. --Rontombontom (talk) 14:23, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

You should know Wikipedia does not publish original research. Wikipedia:No original research Ssyublyn (talk) 18:09, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Quote: The term "original research" refers to material—such as facts, allegations, ideas, and stories—not already published by reliable sources. I called for a search for already published sources... --Rontombontom (talk) 19:07, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
" must be able to cite reliable published sources that are directly related to the topic of the article, and that directly support the material as presented..." Wikipedia:No original research Ssyublyn (talk) 19:15, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
What, in your view, was not directly related to the topic of the article?... --Rontombontom (talk) 19:17, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
I believe you are constructive editor before. But your full removing/reverting of my edit[1] is simply not acceptable. it is not regard as constructive edit.
Human error / Natural disaster(fault zone under tunnel area) / Tunnel construction were not technical issue. Please edit by only notable and directly related source/topic. Ssyublyn (talk) 19:21, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
Regarding your arguments on behaviour: I removed edits which were (1) making unsourced and partly obviously false claims (KTX-I is not a French train and not a TGV Réseau -- only a train designed on the basis of the TGV Réseau and with the first dozen manufactured in France, as aptly detailed further up in the article), (2) were subject to a dispute in the Talk section that quite clearly did not reach a consensus yet, (3) were the continuation of an on-going edit war between you and Jpatokal, ignoring my request to follow through said dispute in the Talk as per Wikipedia policies before further edits. As such, it was your removed edits which I considered unconstructive. I note that I consider your removal of a warning on your Talk page (which I restored) And the way you edit the Talk page for the KTX page rather unconstructive behaviour, too. I again request that instead of edit warring and spillover of the content dispute to my personal Talk page, you keep to the dispute of the content, and that on the Talk page of the KTX article until consensus is reached. --Rontombontom (talk) 07:21, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

OK. I want discuss with you. I think You and I can improve its article. Let's discuss topic. I was fully explained each case' final investigation. What is the cause. And i proved it was NOT related to technical issue. Also i fully provided counter evidence/source without my original research. All sourced / referenced matertials provided. I keep pointed out It was not related to technical issue of KTX train and its whole KTX system.
#Human error is not techinical issue of KTX. First, Driver shut down ATS system by himself. 2nd, It was 100% fact that driver slept while driving. No passner injuried. Train crashed at their own Parking Lot.
#Natural disaster is not techinical issue of KTX.
#Tunnel design it not relate to KTX Topic. The tunnel constructed by construction company, not Korail, And contracted by Ministry of Construction and Transportation. Ssyublyn (talk) 09:50, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
Ssyublyn (talk) 09:50, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
Good. But, as said above, let's keep the content discussion to the KTX page -- I already addressed all of the above points there. --Rontombontom (talk) 10:16, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
I think you are only likely-neutral constructived ediors at its topic. two Japanese users keep their POV pushing by nonsense reason. I think you and I should keep improving its article.
Btw, Can you shortly explain what is your question/disputed points at my page? It will helpful resolve its edit war. 10:20, 24 September 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ssyublyn (talkcontribs)
Ssyublyn, above, you have (1) repeated your ad hominem against two other users based on their perceived nationality, and (2) have asked me to continue content discussion on your personal Talk page to exclude them from the editorial process; thereby also (3) ignoring my repeated requests upthread to keep the content discussion to the Talk page of the KTX article. I consider all three of these behaviours as serious breaches of netiquette, and again kindly ask you to refrain from them in the future. Also, it is my view that you did have constructive contributions to the discussion on the Talk page of the KTX article before, so I again ask you to continue in that manner there and cease the edit war until consensus is reached in that discussion. --Rontombontom (talk) 19:32, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

First, I did not POV pushing or any original research. So, It can't be describe my edit was a edit war. (because it was not my view or edit) You confusing me as silly POV pusher as Jpatokal did.

Second, See. WP:FIXED

"Fixed page
"This page can no longer be edited. Its final version has been published already."
"You do not qualify to edit this page."
"This page has special editing rules that must be followed."
"You must discuss before editing this page."
"Please discuss before making such drastic changes."
It is a big myth on Wikipedia that certain pages, such as some articles on high-profile subjects, templates, and project pages are fixed, and can only be edited by those in a position of authority, with a certain level of experience, with a prior discussion, or otherwise with special permission.Nothing on Wikipedia is in stone "

Massive blanking/ Page fixing / Claim : I was owner of its article is not acceptable.

Please calm down. We only edit its page by No original research. All refenced source. Ssyublyn (talk) 05:36, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

If You want constructive (yes, 'constructive') edit, We should change it article little by little if valid reason confirmed. I did not said i want keep its page on its my version. Please do not removing whole by part / own reason Ssyublyn (talk) 06:13, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

You requested many many things to me. Is it your strategy that "If you answer my request, all of your edits are null and void" stance? Please remeber anything is not fixed. This kind of discussion are not valid points.

  1. I am not a researcher of Korail accident
  2. I am not a technical guy of KTX
  3. I am not a god or judge of everything

Actually, questions are not new. I already answered Tunnel safety, Failure rate, Collision in Busan, Fault zone. Don't repeating question again and again. Please don't asking me Orignial Research. I only providing valid Source. Ssyublyn (talk) 07:03, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

And you said, ""did not present any source to support"? This is really absurd claim. The plenty of sources already provided." I already provided numerous source to support. See the Talk:Korea_Train_Express#Move. You can saw numerous final investigation sources at there. If you deny its Source/Investigaion by your convenience claim, It going to "Original Research". Ssyublyn (talk) 07:09, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Simple examples,

A : "In my original thinking, I doubt it was really ... So i have right reason to add my original thinking"
B : "Investigator finally found problem was..."

In wikipedia, The only "B" is valid, "A" is not.

Are you really using strategy that "If you answer my request, all of your edits are null and void" stance? we says it is a POV Pushing. Stop question, provide counter part valid sources. We can only discuss by "source : source".Ssyublyn (talk) 07:14, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

I leave the above as evidence, but note for the record that User:Ssyublyn has been blocked indefinitely as suspected sockpuppet following an SPI I submitted, see admin note on his user page. --Rontombontom (talk) 16:11, 10 October 2010 (UTC)


OK. I have a questions like you.

  1. Please provide valid source that Responsible of Tunnel construction are all belong to KTX 'trains fault.
  2. Please provide valid source that "'Natural disaster/The problem calused by Natural' is directly link to Train's fault.
  3. Please provide valid source that Human error was Train's fault. In addition, Even driver shut down ATS by himself. There is no technology or system interrupt driver at that times.
  4. Please provide valid source that 0.304% Failure rate (brokedown rate) was Notable.

If any source from international Train orginization guide that These are Train's fault, Then i will completely agree with your edit. Ssyublyn (talk) 07:39, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Copyright problems- KTX[edit]

I've left a message on the talk page of KTX suggesting that the copyright problems be resolved first, then deal with any editing issues. As such it would be helpful if you could help with this - ie in edits in the next short time period, (until editors agree that there are no copyright issues in the article) should only remove copyright violations, and not any other material at the same time.

It seems to me that the article will be a good one no matter what 'editor version' is used, and that the issues are fairly minor, but have got out of hand.

I've left similar messages on other talk pages. Thanks.Sf5xeplus (talk) 22:00, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

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thanks for working on the traxx article - I think you introduced an error - see edit history. [2]

Also in the section TRAXX#DBAG_Class_145_family.2C_Adtranz_Octeon_platform it says at the bottom: The still in-production FS Class E464 got the designation TRAXX P160 DCP,[14] while was applicable to the Iore class,[15] however, these then still in production types were excluded from the TRAXX family in publications after 2007.[16] - I quite can't make sense of this - specifically what is meant about the IORE class? Also shouldn't this part be mentioned in a section about the E464

Also perhaps the traxx DC versions should be split into a separate article - with a link from traxx ? (given the history..)Sf5xeplus (talk) 17:54, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Oops, sorry about moving the synthetic ester to the wrong place! It was supposed to go to the Development section anyway.
For Iore, I left out the TRAXX type designation H80 AC, now added. --Rontombontom (talk) 18:05, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
Regarding the DC versions: while Bombardier's designation of the E464 as TRAXX in 2003 was spurious (it does have shared elements due to its ABB origins, though), that designation was dropped later, and the new DC versions have the same carbody and significant commonality in electric equipment with the MS versions, so I don't think it should be split. --Rontombontom (talk) 18:09, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Also the web-archive links are acting strange - the archived page appears for a few seconds, then dissapears and says "page not found" - are you getting this too eg loading gives me this page .. Sf5xeplus (talk) 17:57, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Yep, I get that too; that's probably the result of some not archived applet or image. Unfortunately, it behaves the same for all versions of the pages archived between 2003 and 2008. But just hit stop loading in those few seconds before loading stops.--Rontombontom (talk) 18:05, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. That's all fixed. I really don't know much about the background of E464, though I am aware of Bombardier's "historical revisionism" regarding locomotives - they do this for all their inherited products including passeneger vehicles as well. I've seen IC3 labelled as being built by Bombardier for instance - it's one to watch out for. Sf5xeplus (talk) 18:15, 9 January 2011 (UTC)


Just when I though we were getting the right answers I found this [3] page 103

It says that a form of oil cooling using less flammable oil subtitutes eg silicone or ester based oils are used for DB classes 101,145,185 (page 104) (this could explain the confusion over the cooling in class 185.1?)

The same book has details of the specific types of electrical systems in chapter 8 - including traxx - the info doesn't show up in preview - but it looks like a source that would definately be worth getting if you need more background for the history. (It's only electric systems though - no info on bogies etc).

Hope that book helps you. Sf5xeplus (talk) 18:47, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Heh. I managed to use up the number of pages I can access in that book just after the cooling section, too... --Rontombontom (talk) 19:22, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
ok your recent additions look good - one last thing (hopefully) - I'm not sure that the ester coolants are biodegradeable .. the impression I got from a Bombardier publication (which I can't find now) was that the recent change to water/glycol coolant in the new traxx versions was the change to a biodegradeable coolant (glycol definately biodegrades). I haven't changed it - indirect evidence is that [4] page 2 Continuous reduction of environmentally harmful materials includes the change to a water coolant "For TRAXX F140 MS, the cooling of the new IGBT converter is by means of a water/glycol mixture" . All this doesn't mean that the ester stuff isn't biodegradable - just not sure. I'll just fact tag it in the article for now.Sf5xeplus (talk) 19:45, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

From korean wikipedia[edit]

ko:위키백과토론:대사관#Interpreting a source on a KTX accident

Track union side said, "this day, train driver of an accident befell KTX No,112 is come off duty and return dormitory the accident previous night p.m. 10:31, he is go to the work and check of train during all night in 3rd(the next day) a.m. 1:00, and the train broke down en route from 'Busan railroad cars conservancy'(철도차량관리단) to Busan station." as manifest dissatisfaction for 'one person - crew member system'(1인 승무제).

철도노조측은 "이날 사고를 냈던 KTX 112호 열차 기관사는 사고 전날 밤 10시31분께 근무를 마치고 기숙사로 귀가했고 다음날인 3일 새벽1시께 출근해 밤새 열차를 점검한 뒤 철도차량관리단에서 부산역 구내까지 열차는 이동하던 중 이 같은 사고가 일어났다"며 1인 승무제에 대한 불만을 나타냈다.

Although my translation ability is poor, I wish you had used it more on some of your translation. Thank you. --Idh0854 (talk) 00:32, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you! I ask to go certain: the train driver who caused the accident only had 2 hours 29 minutes of sleep (from 22:31 to 01:00?) --Rontombontom (talk) 09:14, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
Yes, the cause of accident was due to drive while drowsy and negligence of supervisor.(clear the seat without talk)[1] Also, Busan Korail branch office say(4th) that the train driver had emotional instability about family troubles, and besides he is sleepy drive, this is the reason for the accident.[2] Thus, the train driver was convicted and fined about ₩(= won) 500 million.[3]— Preceding unsigned comment added by Idh0854 (talkcontribs) 05:38, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
Well, if Korail was regularly leaving train drivers two and a half hours between two shifts, this was bound to happen, it sounds like the driver was made the culprit... At any rate, thanks a lot especially for the source on the conviction and fine! I was looking for one without success.
May I ask you to look into another similar issue (one with potentially higher relevance for both the Korea Train Express and KTX-I articles than a sleepy drive in a station)? On June 13, 2007, there was another accident, when the yaw damper of a KTX train got free due to a loose screw. All the articles I could find on the accident were written at most a few days later, and cite Korail saying that investigation is still ongoing to determine whether the cause was material failure or bad maintenance. Could you find a source on the end result of that investigation? --Rontombontom (talk) 10:29, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
I agree to your idea.
Of course. :) I should be pleased to help. :) But My other work(sandbox work & request of other wikipieda user) will end after a few days, I'll be a little late. (Sorry~!) Thank you. --Idh0854 (talk) 04:46, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
No prob, and I thank you! Being busy with another article, I still haven't worked your above sources into the KTX articles, either (should do today or tomorrow). --Rontombontom (talk) 12:27, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, so so late.. And sorry, too. I has still find to do so can you wait for me? The KTX small accidents is so much.(..) I will find one-to-one correspondence news, soon. I am awfully sorry for making you wait. T^T Thank you. --Idh0854 (talk) 09:11, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
No problem, I was/am busy on other projects anyway, and I'm glad to have a native speaker willing to collaborate on this. (Since then, I worked your sources on the Busan accident into the articles.) --Rontombontom (talk) 09:25, 4 February 2011 (UTC)


Traxx evolution[edit]

Good, got your message. I came here to raise another point - I think I may have mentioned it before - splitting the article. I would envision an main article "TRAXX" covering background, fundamental design, and in brief the various types. Separate articles would be made for the subtypes - eg AC, MS ,DC , Diesel (or some other way), in some way. I see that the article is actually not that long, but I feel that it is quite 'cramped' in the actual type descriptions sections in the second half. The motivation would be to give room to expand, particularily on work history and owners, as well as solving any issues with infobox, image, and table stack ups. There is should to be plenty of scope for expansion in the future since the locos are still in active operations. The stuff you have recently written would stay on the same page - eg I'm talking about everything below TRAXX#TRAXX_dual_voltage_AC_versions - I just find it a bit too information heavy, and a bit of a mixing pot of data, bold text, and references to many different operating companies.

As an example if F140AC was split, then there could be separate sections for Swiss, German, and private operators .. technically this is possible now - but as section levels are already down to no.3 size any further subsectioning may not improve readability - it's purely a ease of use (ie readabilty, formatting issues, better categorisation etc) suggestion.

I think you may have said before you were against a split, it's just a suggestion I wanted to bring up.Sf5xeplus (talk) 15:29, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

I think I misunderstood you when you proposed a spit earlier -- I thought you only want to split off the DC locos. The kind of spit you detail above above makes eminent sense! However, I can't promise to help expand the sub-articles (once created) in the near future, I have some other projects going -- in fact, right now, I'm drafting a detailed article on the AEG 12X. --Rontombontom (talk) 15:45, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
I'm hoping the new articles will encourage others to expand them.. But I have been putting off adding extra info because of the congestion in the current space, so I should be able to add a bit. I'll think on and do the split (not necessarily in the near future) I've also been planning to do similar on the Eurosprinter article which probably needs more work than TRAXX. I'll WP:BOLD and do it sooner rather than later.Sf5xeplus (talk)


wunderbar (one of the ten words in german I know) I noticed railcolor have a history so I added that see . I don't see any errors - the only confusion I have is the electronics section - according to says "The main transformer ... has six secondary windings supplying six four quadrant controllers (4Qc), and the auxiliaries and the train bus" I assumed this meant 1 winding for the train bus, 1 for auxilliarys and 4 for power ie one each per motor - but this doesn't match the article since it says there a 3 modules acting as (rectifiers) per bogie - so it must be actually 6 windings for motive power (3 per bogie) (which matches the article), plus extra windings for auxilliarys

Correct, the auxiliaries have extra windings. It was difficult to interpret the language of my source regarding whether it's two or three extra windings, but in the end I think it means two, and put it into the article that way. --Rontombontom (talk) 10:43, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
You can always dodge it and say "plus extra separate windings for both aux. and train bus" - then you are still right for any number...Sf5xeplus (talk) 10:52, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
By the way, a terminology question. Passenger trains have power cables for the supply of air conditioners and lighting, and data cables for stuff like push-pull operation and door remote control. What are the most proper (British) English terms for these? I ask because I can't find either in my UIC dictionary, and would have guessed that "train bus" refers to the second (the data cable). --Rontombontom (talk) 11:18, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

So the outputs of the three modules per bogie must be connected in parallel then to supply the two modules use as traction inverters for the motors (1 each) ?? I only ask because it's not an immediately obvious choice and is different from the choice used in DB 101, DB 120 (and probably many others) of 4 windings for 4 motors eg see de:DBAG-Baureihe_101#Traktionsstrom and de:DB-Baureihe_120#Die_elektrische_Ausr.C3.BCstung

In the article, AEG gives a smooth waveform resulting from the phase shifts between the four quadrant modules as the reason. (From the articles, it's also clear that the 12X system was more advanced than either the Class 120 system or ABB's system in the Class 101.) --Rontombontom (talk) 06:42, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

The only omission I can think of is not mentioning head endpower (and auxilliary power) both of which are present according to Electric railways 1880-1990 page 351. Oh and check the railcolor page - it gives some rough dates and locations, and a builders number.Sf5xeplus (talk) 02:48, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

I'd guess it should pass WP:Good article - why not put it forward.Sf5xeplus (talk) 02:52, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

The traction power is in the infobox, but I wanted to put it in the text too, with a (source-warranted) comparison with the Class 120 power (once I find it again). Aux power is not in the Electric Railways..., but I found it in my articles, though it's unclear whether one of the two converters described is for the train supply or both are for the on-board auxiliaries only. I can't find some other data in any source, like height and width (only the UIC 505-1 loading gauge is given), or bogie pivot distance(!).
Details on the operation history of the vehicle is IMO the one important subject missing from the article (would GA nominate it once that's augmented). The sources I found up until now are of little Wiki use, being mostly photo captions, but the railcolor page you give can be exploited. I looked at the German Wiki article, it's short and the extra compared to the English version is about the operations history, too, unfortunately, without any sources - so more research needed (at least I know what to look for). --Rontombontom (talk) 06:42, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks - I think I understand the bit about the three transformer windings per bogie - it's just done for a smoothing effect - and the numbers add up now there are extra windings for the auxs. Good luck finding operations details with enough coverage to be useful - I usually assume this impossible unless you know someone who works in the Deutsche Bahn computer dept. - but where there's a will there's a way.
By the way I created the stubby start for LEW Hennigsdorf plus some redirects eg see Special:WhatLinksHere/LEW_Hennigsdorf. That should make an extra wiki link for the article - I have to go and find all the other articles that should be linking to it, but either lack the link, or have a different capitalisation... Sf5xeplus (talk) 10:52, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
Also check for "Henningsdorf" -- a quite common mis-spelling (I committed it in the article, too...) --Rontombontom (talk) 11:18, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
terminology not sure but Head end power is the link, probably ETS in UK english. Can't think of any common names for the control cables. I'd think the "train bus" must mean ETS (eg lights, air conditioning), and the auxilliarys mean power for traction motor fans, pumps, heat exchangers in the locomotive. The "train conrol bus" wouldn't need enough power to require a main transformer winding (or at least it seems unlikely) - I'd guess the power for it would be from an inverter or relatively small transformer fed from either of the other two, or even a UPS battery bank charged from an auxilliary. misread, yes I would have thought train-bus means ethernet type connections, but I'm thinking about modern trains with wi-fi and dotmatrix passenger displays .. that's probably not applicable here - don't know not sure. A google reveals the term "Train Communication Network" , eg [5] but that post dates the 12x. Sf5xeplus (talk) 12:25, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
I used ETS and the Wikilink in the 12X article, thanks for the pointer. Regarding the data cable, in Hungarian (my mother tongue), it is usually just called "UIC cable", because it is standardised. Following that track, I just found that Wikipedia does have a UIC 568 article. --Rontombontom (talk) 12:30, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Corporate . adtranz etc[edit]

Thanks for the info (I still confuse AEG Daimler Benz and ABB Daimler Benz) - especially the pdf - I didn't realise Daimler kept documents online going that far back - I did a search on their website and they have quite a lot relating the Adtranz. - that's my next article to reference after I finish what I'm doing with Railjet

On the subject of Adtranz I'm hoping to get a better list of major factories - I find that having both British Rail Class 482 and NSB El 18 (for example) both listed as having the same builder (Adtranz) a little confusing - so I hoping to narrow this down to major contractor level. This is going to be a bit complex as not only are there the rolling stock factories, but also traction component suppliers, signallling equipment manufacturers etc etc (probably too many to mention) - anyway if you have any info (even if unreferenced) please drop it on the Adtranz talk page - all I need is the common name, or the city location of any of the plant to get me started. (currently the only ones that I'm immediatedly aware of are (ex-Henschel) in Kassel, some of the UK ones plus a better knowledge of ABB's electrical facilities.) Cheers.Sf5xeplus (talk) 07:07, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Wiki links[edit]

Yes - see Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style_(linking)#General_points_on_linking_style : 5th bullet point "When possible, avoid placing links next to each.." Sf5xeplus (talk) 22:01, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Right the next bullet point says, Articles on technical subjects might need a higher density of links than in general-interest articles, due to their larger number of technical terms that general dictionaries are unlikely to explain in context., which IMO applies. --Rontombontom (talk) 00:33, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
ok I haven't got any reason to continue to explain good faith edits. I thought I was helping but it turns out I am your cunt. You want to be right then do that. I'll just fuck off then. I can't be bothered with this stupid shit. ok. Sf5xeplus (talk) 03:07, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
Huh!? Beg your pardon!? --Rontombontom (talk) 10:03, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

From korean wikipedia - 2[edit]

Hummm.. Sorry, I don't know mean of 'IGCT technology' in ko:위키백과토론:대사관#Interpreting a source on a KTX accident.. What is mean this..?;; Umm, if 'IGCT technology' is mean that IGBT, I can understand & translation that. :) Thank you. --Idh0854 (talk) 11:13, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Huh, sorry, the sentence I quoted doesn't mention IGCT, only the sentences directly preceding it. IGCT was used in the HSR-350x, but they switched to IGBT in the KTX-II, and that sentence says something about reliability. (I do get the part which says that IGBT wasn't yet available in 1996.) I expanded the quote in the request. --Rontombontom (talk) 11:29, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Title case in SS Edmund Fitzgerald references - which way is correct?[edit]

Please see Archive 2 of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald talk page for another editor's recommendations on title case. He said, "Another minor change that should be made is to render titles of articles and works in Title Case. Such minor changes are permissible and actually required by the MoS. (Not everyone even knows that the MoS requires titles in Title Case, but it does.)"--Wpwatchdog (talk) 19:57, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Reply at Talk:SS Edmund Fitzgerald. --Rontombontom (talk) 20:39, 15 February 2011 (UTC)


Replied to your question on my Talk page about Help:Wiki markup. —Frungi (talk) 21:52, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Barnstars of Diligence for work on SS Edmund Fitzgerald[edit]

Barnstar of Diligence

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Thank you for all your extraordinary scrutiny, precision, and work during the peer review of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald article. Wpwatchdog (talk) 17:48, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
I'm humbled :-) --Rontombontom (talk) 11:41, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar of Diligence

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For immense amount of highly expert work in the peer review of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald article. North8000 (talk) 19:56, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
Wow, I'm even more humbled :-) --Rontombontom (talk) 20:00, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

WP at Fitzgerald Article[edit]

WP has been the workhorse on the referencing work, and the only one with some of the written sources.In 4 months I never saw him/her stop for even a day. Just after FA nomination, WP mentioned a RW interruption. We're just "lucky" on timing. Given his/her knack for briefness and understatemewnt, I hope they are OK. North8000 (talk) 13:48, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

I wondered too, after the PR experience – let's hope it's temporary and nothing serious! --Rontombontom (talk) 13:52, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
I'm back.--Wpwatchdog (talk) 21:03, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Regarding User talk:XenoXiaoyu Josh[edit]

This user hasn't been back and hasn't fixed what he broke. I'm inclined simply to revert rather than attempt to merge the two versions together. I don't know if I have the time to sort through everything he changed, but I'd like the bus section restored to the template if you know a quick way to restore it.--Crossmr (talk) 12:44, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

I restored the bus parameter and other dunped parameters to that template. It wasn't a quick way, though... --Rontombontom (talk) 14:17, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, I still got to fix some of the other changes he made, like changing stations which are above/belowground to only being above ground, completely removing other information from articles. I'm still half inclined to feel this guys entire set of changes should be rolled back on everything he touched. He's created far more work than anything he fixed.--Crossmr (talk) 05:55, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Taiwan High Speed Rail[edit]


Thanks for leaving the note on my talk page. I'll have a look at the THSR article over the next few days and see if I can make any tweaks or suggestions. Taiwantaffy (talk) 05:07, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

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Crew list: quantities?[edit]

I just saw your question om WT:MOSNUM, and was unhappy to see that you received no answer, so I'm answering here. Using that example, it's very easy to tell at a glance that there are more wheelsmen than porters. Spelling out the numbers when there are that many of them only makes for a longer and more tedious sentence. It is because of cases like this that WP:ORDINAL starts with "As a general rule". Hope this helps. Happy editing! Chris the speller (talk) 01:43, 21 March 2011 (UTC)


Article reviewed, for GA. Suggestions on the page. KnowIG (talk) 21:27, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

SS Edmund Fitzgerald just made Featured Article[edit]

SS Edmund Fitzgerald just made Featured Article. Thanks again for your important & expert help during peer review. Sincerely, North8000 (talk) 19:21, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

KTX Ridership[edit]

You can find it from Korea Transportation Database > Transportation Statistics > Transportation System > Transportation Result of Railroad System (Station - Station O/D, Monthly), although it needs an ID. KORAIL gives their data to KTDB, so this datas are as same as its official statistical book(한국철도통계연보; Statistical Book of Korea Railroad) from KORAIL. I calculated ridership of KTX based on KTDB's data, and I hope it can help you.

Year Gyeongbu KTX Honam KTX Gyeongjeon KTX Total
2009 31,014,743 (84,972 daily) 6,399,626 (17,533 daily) - 37,414,369 (102,505 daily)
2010 34,365,322 (94,152 daily) 6,864,411 (18,807 daily) 118,744 (325 daily[k 1]) 41,348,477 (113,283 daily)
2011 Jan-Mar 9,516,686 (105,741 daily) 1,786,017 (19,845 daily) 643,567 (7,151 daily) 11,946,270 (132,736 daily)
  1. ^ 118,744 / 17 = 6,985 daily

If you want more result(such as monthly result or riderships of each station), ask me. :-) - Chugun (talk) 19:43, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Wow, thanks, all the data I missed! These days I have almost no time for Wikipedia, but I will look and will update my ridership diagram in the next week or so. --Rontombontom (talk) 05:22, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Done[6]! :-) - Chugun (talk) 00:57, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

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The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was a 729-foot (222 m) Great Lakes freighter that made headlines after sinking in Lake Superior in a massive storm on November 10, 1975 with near hurricane-force winds and 35-foot (11 m) waves. The Fitzgerald suddenly sank approximately 17 miles (27 km) from the entrance to Whitefish Bay, at a depth of 530 feet (160 m). Her crew of 29 perished without sending any distress signals, and no bodies were recovered; she is the largest boat to have sunk in the Great Lakes. The Fitzgerald carried taconite from mines near Duluth, Minnesota, to iron works in Detroit, Toledo and other ports. Her size, record-breaking performance, and "dee jay captain" endeared the Fitzgerald to boat watchers. Many theories, books, studies and expeditions have examined the cause of the sinking. Her sinking is one of the most well-known disasters in the history of Great Lakes shipping and is the subject of Gordon Lightfoot's 1976 hit song, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald". (more...)

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