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Template:Crossrail 2[edit]

Border Union Railway line template....a possible station addition[edit]

Not wishing to make any amendments myself to the existing Border Union Railways template, note that in the Carlisle area, after the Parkhouse Halt station, the DISUSED RAILWAYS website has both an article and a line diagram on the Border Union Railways which states that from 1863 to 1864, there was a station called PORT CARLISLE JUNCTION which is said had some timetable stops during its short life.

May I ask if you could investigate the matter and if you deem it worthy, can you cause that station to be entered onto the Wikipedia line template.

Paul Sidorczuk (talk) 10:30, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Would it be between Parkhouse Halt and Port Carlisle Junction, or Parkhouse Halt and Harker? Useddenim (talk) 12:22, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Answer to query raised.[edit]

The carefully drawn Border Union Railways line diagram that is incorporated in the DISUSED RAILWAYS Port Carlisle Junction railay station article clearly shows Port Carlisle Junction railway station to be situated south of Parkhouse Halt in the lines leading towards the Carlisle convolution of numerous lines connections, in the region of the line junction called Port Carlisle junction.

Paul Sidorczuk (talk) 15:12, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Useddenim (talk) 18:12, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

PATH line map[edit]

With regard to Template:PATH line map, I wonder if you can make a correction. Namely, to add the Harrison station to the Newark Park Place Hudson and Manhattan route. The Harrison station was existed as part of the H&M system and was relocated when the line was re-aligned to Newark Penn. Much thanks for your attention and help. Djflem (talk) 22:59, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Well yes, I could add it, but you need to be a little more specific with where exactly it was. Useddenim (talk) 23:35, 18 January 2016 (UTC)


Hi there. Just curious why you feel it is necessary to note that Laird must be noted to have been originally been called Brentcliffe in {{Eglinton Crosstown line}}? Many of the station names have changed at this point, I do not see the value. It's cruft in the template, and can be noted in its respective article. --Natural RX 05:34, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

That was not even the same station. I think the location at Brentcliffe was to be built instead of both the station at Laird and the one at Leslie. When the one at Leslie was reinstated the one at Brentcliffe was too close. Secondarywaltz (talk) 14:42, 20 January 2016 (UTC)
I am (generally) loathe to delete information from RDTs that other editors have created, but since both of you seem to think that it superfluous, then go ahead and remove it. Useddenim (talk) 18:57, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Caledonian Railway (Carstairs to Greenhill Junction)....Wikipedia line diagram template[edit]

You will note that Overtown station is shown only on one of the two lines on the Wikipedia line diagram, but there should be another one situated on the junction of the other line that is shown diametrically opposite to the position on the other line.

If you refer to the Wikipedia list of Closed Railway Stations, you will find that one of these was closed in 1881 and the other one was closed much later during the Second World War in 1942.

If you do find a spare moment of your valuable time, can I be so bold to ask you to enter a "closed station symbol" on the line diagram where none exists at this moment in time, in order that both of these two closed stations are shown on the line diagram.

Paul Sidorczuk (talk) 23:32, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Which one closed when? Useddenim (talk) 23:38, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the addition of the closed station symbol on the other line to update matters. The records suggest that it was the one on the line south of Wishaw South that was the one that closed in 1881.

Paul Sidorczuk (talk) 02:26, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Useddenim (talk) 18:43, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Re: Template:X## SBS BRT map-infobox[edit]

I have reverted the edits and made a note of the convention on Template:Bus route legend -=# Amos E Wolfe talk #=- 13:10, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

US Station naming conventions[edit]

What are your thoughts on the "new" conventions for naming US stations? It seems that the changes now being implemented mean that most (if not all) of the station templates need to be rewritten to conform to X station, X station (Foo system), X station (Fu System Bar line), and—in some cases—X station (Fu System Bar Line And-Then-Some Branch) with exceptions for X Station. Lost on  Belmont 3200N1000W  (talk) 02:01, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

IDL. AFAIK, there wasn't any disambiguation problems with X (System station) and X (Y Line), so those should have been left alone. (If it ain't broke, don't fix it.) I think this is another case of a few individuals deciding what ought to be without taking into account what other problems it might cause. Re-writing the templates to allow for both patterns during a likely-to-be-forever transition period will be a real PITA. Useddenim (talk) 02:36, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Looks like we're on the same page, then. Lost on  Belmont 3200N1000W  (talk) 19:42, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
So, what to do about it? Given some of the editors who are involved, it looks like a done deal to me. Useddenim (talk) 22:46, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
I'm not sure there is anything to do. Stuff like this is part of the reason why I've been less active lately. Lost on  Belmont 3200N1000W  (talk) 01:10, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:MLstation[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:MLstation has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. <<< SOME GADGET GEEK >>> (talk) 00:00, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Light grey pictograms[edit]

Happy New Year c2013 you did some wonderful work on Duckmanton Junction, where you represented closed and lifted lines in light grey.

I have now moved on to Cumberland, as you may remember from my stumbling efforts on the Whitehaven, Cleator and Egremont Railway RDT in November or December.

I am working on the Gilgarron Branch and Lowca Light Railway and am drafting a route diagram to show the later stages of their decline, as we did on Ducky Jct, using light grey pictograms to try to disentangle the confusing changes for the reader.

I've got my head round what happened on the ground and how to show it, but I'm stuck because the set of light grey pictograms appears to be incomplete.

I created a list of pictograms needed for a full set of 45 and 90 degree curves, vertical, diagonal and horizontal straight lines and stations, excluding "tight curves" which I don't anticipate ever using. I then went methodically through the list, ticking off the ones which exist.

I believe the following are missing, some of which have stopped me in my trackspun intended?; others could be needed in the future.

Could you please either 1) create them, or 2) (preferably) guide me how to do so?

The missing ones are:

  (exSTR+1)   (exSTR2)   (exSTR3)   (exSTR2+r)
  (exSTR+1 grey)   (exSTR2 grey)   (exSTR3 grey)   (exSTR2+r grey)
(ie lower case L+4)
(ie one four)
  (exSTR23)   (exSTR3+4)
  (exSTRl+4 grey)   (exSTR14 grey)   (exSTR23 grey)   (exSTR3+4 grey)
  (exLDST)   (exLBST)   (exBSTq)
  (exLDST grey)   (exLBST grey)   (exBSTq grey)

I reckon that with these and overlays and the ones already in place users should be able to do pretty well anything.

I hope this makes sense.

Best wishes


It's actually pretty easy: just open the corresponding ex… file in a text editor, change the string #d77f7e to #c0c0c0, Save as… ex… grey, and then upload to Commons. Good luck. Useddenim (talk) 00:48, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Great! Could you please suggest text editors I may be able to get hold of? DavidAHull (talk) 13:30, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Do you use a Mac or a PC? Useddenim (talk) 13:58, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
DavidAHull on a Windows machine you can use Notepad. I assume Mac/Linux/whatever have some sort of similar program. -mattbuck (Talk) 16:51, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks to the kind help you two have given me so readily I've done what I needed to to and I'm enabled for the future. Thank you both very much. DavidAHull (talk) 19:48, 4 February 2016 (UTC) Dave

Template:South Western Main Line[edit]

You added an icon and link to Farnborough Airport on Template:South Western Main Line. This small airport doesn't really warrant being on an RDT — it has no public scheduled flights — and its inclusion sets a precedent for cluttering the diagrams with other incidental information. Farnborough (Main) railway station makes no mention of it. I suggest it's removed. Bazza (talk) 11:32, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

You should take that up with RaviC (talk · contribs) – he's the one who put it there. I was just following along, doing clean-up. Useddenim (talk) 22:47, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Weirdness of {{BSsplit}}[edit]

Cottam & W Burton
Power Stations
Long link

When I was reworking {{Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway Beighton Branch}} (old version) to Routemap due to template size limit, the BSsplit showing "Cottam & W Burton/Power Stations" got my attention for a design flaw that the effective width of the template itself takes into account of the actual link title no matter how short the piped link appears to be thanks to {{str len}}. Something has to be done to make it checks for the correct string length. -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk · contri.) 02:24, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

I am still wrestling with the alignment problem. There should be a way to parse wikilink text. (Where is ((U|YLSS}} when we need him?) Useddenim (talk) 11:33, 5 February 2016 (UTC)