Template:Infobox rail

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Usage

{{{name}}}
{{{other_name}}}
[[File:{{{logo}}}|{{{logo_size}}}|alt={{{logo_alt}}}|upright=0.91|{{{logo_alt}}}]]
[[File:{{{system_map}}}|{{{map_size}}}|alt={{{map_alt}}}|upright=1.14|{{{map_alt}}}]]
{{{map_caption}}}
[[File:{{{image}}}|{{{image_size}}}|alt={{{image_alt}}}|upright=1.14|{{{image_alt}}}]]
{{{caption}}}
Overview
Franchise(s){{{franchise}}}
Main {{{nameforarea}}}(s){{{regions}}}
Other {{{nameforarea}}}(s){{{secregions}}}
Fleet size{{{fleet}}}
Stations called at{{{stations}}}
Stations operated{{{stationsop}}}
Parent company{{{parent_company}}}
Headquarters{{{headquarters}}}
Reporting mark{{{marks}}}
Locale{{{locale}}}
Dates of operation{{{start_year}}}–{{{end_year}}}
Predecessors{{{predecessor_line}}}
Successors{{{successor_line}}}
Technical
Track gauge{{{gauge}}}
Previous gauge{{{old_gauge}}}
Electrification{{{electrification}}}
Length{{{length}}}
Track length{{{tracklength}}}
No. of tracks{{{notrack}}}
Operating speed{{{speed}}}
Highest elevation{{{elevation}}}
Other
Website{{{website}}}
{{{embedded}}}
{{{map_name}}}
{{{routemap}}}

{{Infobox rail}} is used to create an infobox on articles about railway companies; |railroad_name= is the only mandatory parameter. {{Infobox rail line}} is used for railway lines; this template is sometimes used on articles about both a company and a line (e.g. Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway). It may also be used on affiliate companies operating rail public transit systems under contract (e.g. Arriva Rail London).

Syntax

{{Infobox rail
| name              =
| logo              =
| logo_size         =
| logo_alt          =
| system_map        =
| map_size          =
| map_alt           =
| map_caption       =
| image             =
| image_size        =
| alt               =
| caption           =
| franchise         =
| nameforarea       =
| regions           =
| nameforarea       =
| secregions        =
| fleet             =
| stations          =
| stationsop        =
| parent_company    =
| headquarters      =
| marks             =
| locale            =
| start_year        = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY}} -->
| end_year          = <!-- {{End date|YYYY}} -->
| predecessor_line  = <!-- "predecessors" can also be used; will make label plural -->
| successor_line    = <!-- "successors" can also be used; will make label plural -->
| gauge             = <!-- This needs to be able to handle two current gauges. -->
| old_gauge         = <!-- This needs a separate line -->
| electrification   =
| length            = 
| tracklength       =
| notrack           =
| speed             =
| elevation         =
| website           = <!-- {{URL|example.com}} -->
| embedded          =
| map               =
| map_state         =
| map_name          =
}}

Parameters

Parameter Required Definition
railroad_name Yes Name of railway company, displayed at top of infobox
logo No Filename of logo image, without File: prefix. Shown just below the railroad name
logo_size No Size of image in pixels with px, default is upright=0.91 (see Wikipedia:Picture tutorial#Upright images)
logo_alt No Alt text for logo, used by screen readers. See Wikipedia:Alternative text for images for more information.
system_map No Filename of system map image, without File: prefix, displayed below the logo.
map_caption No Caption for system map image
map_size No Size of image in pixels with px, default is upright=1.41
map_alt No Alt text for map
image No Filename of image, without File: prefix, displayed below the map
image_size No Size of image in pixels with px, default is upright=1.41
image_caption No Image caption
image_alt No Alt text for image
franchise No For Passenger operators: The name of the operating contract the company operates under. Open access operators may be represented as "Not subject to franchising or subsidy". Railfreight companies may leave this parameter blank.
regions No The primary region the railway operates in. For a more specific route or station, use nameforarea parameter
secregions No The secondary regions the railway serves.
nameforarea No May be used in lieu of regions or secregions
fleet No Details about the rolling stock, and where possible, any stock on order.
stations No For Passenger companies: The total number of stations served
stationsop No Number of stations the railway acts as property manager for, whether in a de jure or de facto status.
parent_company No The shareholders in the company, in some cases, the owner. Leave blank if owner is an individual person.
headquarters No The city where the railway's main office is located.
marks No Shown as Reporting mark. The definition may be:
  • UIC: a two to five letter identifier displayed on the vehicles where applicable, often an acronym of the railway's legal name.
  • AAR: a two to four letter code for the railway, often an acronym of the railway's trade name.
  • NR: The two letter code used by passenger operators in daily operation
  • Other: Abbreviation of individual rolling stock lessors.
locale No Region railway is located, typically a bioregion. Used primarily for freight railways.
start_year No Year railway commenced operations, if exact date is known use {{Start date}} template, Using df=y parameter to display in day month year format if appropriate. Shown as Dates of operation
end_year No Year railway ceased operations, if exact date is known, use {{End date}} template. If currently operating, type "present". Shown as Dates of operation
predecessor_line No
  • A: list of companies that were merged to make up this company.
  • B: The preceding operator of a contracted service
successor_line No Subsequent railway company that operated the company's railway lines
gauge No Current Track gauge (use template {{Track gauge}})
old_gauge No Previous rail gauge (use template {{Track gauge}}), shown as Previous gauge
electrification No Type and voltage of electrification system. Leave blank if no electrification exists.
length No Total length of the railway system
speed No Maximum operating speed of the railway's services, and where possible, the service type in parentheses.
website No Official Website, use {{URL}} template

Embedding other infoboxes

The embedded= parameter can be used to embed another infobox with such capability like {{designation list}} and {{infobox NRHP}}.

Examples

Usage Code Example
Minimum use
{{Infobox rail
|railroad_name=Isle of Sodor Railway
}}
Isle of Sodor Railway
Logo
{{Infobox rail
| railroad_name=Isle of Sodor Railway
| logo = No-photo.svg
| logo_size = 300px}}
Isle of Sodor Railway
No-logo.svg
Image
{{Infobox rail
| railroad_name = [[Great North of Scotland Railway]]
| image         = Gordon Highlander steam locomotive.jpg
| image_size    = 300px
| image_caption = No. 49 ''Gordon Highlander'', built
  for the [[Great North of Scotland Railway]] in 1920
}}
Great North of Scotland Railway
Gordon Highlander steam locomotive.jpg
No. 49 Gordon Highlander, built for the Great North of Scotland Railway in 1920
Text
{{Infobox rail
|railroad_name     = [[Great North of Scotland Railway]]
|marks             = FGW
|locale            = North Scotland
|start_year        = {{Start date|1906|5|12}}
|end_year          = {{End date|1923|1|20}}
|predecessor_line  = 
|successor_line    = [[London and North Eastern Railway]]
|gauge             = {{Track gauge|56.5in|allk=on}}
|old_gauge         = {{Track gauge|42in|lk=on}}
|electrification   = 650 [[Volt|V]] [[Direct current|DC]]
|length            = {{convert|50|mi}}
|hq_city           = N/A
|website           = N/A
}}
Great North of Scotland Railway
Overview
HeadquartersN/A
Reporting markFGW
LocaleNorth Scotland
Dates of operationMay 12, 1906 (1906-05-12)–January 20, 1923 (1923-01-20)
SuccessorLondon and North Eastern Railway
Technical
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Previous gauge3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Electrification650 V DC
Length50 miles (80 km)
Other
WebsiteN/A
(Nearly) Everything
{{Infobox rail
| railroad_name = [[Great North of Scotland Railway]]
| logo = No-photo.svg
| system_map    = Temporary placeholder photo.jpg
| image         = Gordon Highlander steam locomotive.jpg
| image_size    = 300px
| image_caption = No. 49 ''Gordon Highlander'', built
 for the [[Great North of Scotland Railway]] in 1920
|marks          = FGW
|locale         = North Scotland
|start_year     = {{Start date|1906|5|12}}
|end_year       = {{End date|1923|1|20}}
|predecessor_line= 
|successor_line = [[London and North Eastern Railway]]
|gauge          = {{Track gauge|56.5in|allk=on}}
|old_gauge      = {{Track gauge|42in|lk=on}}
|electrification= 650 [[Volt|V]] [[Direct current|DC]]
|length         = {{convert|50|mi}}
|hq_city        = N/A
|website        = N/A
}}
Great North of Scotland Railway
Temporary placeholder photo.jpg
Gordon Highlander steam locomotive.jpg
No. 49 Gordon Highlander, built for the Great North of Scotland Railway in 1920
Overview
HeadquartersN/A
Reporting markFGW
LocaleNorth Scotland
Dates of operationMay 12, 1906 (1906-05-12)–January 20, 1923 (1923-01-20)
SuccessorLondon and North Eastern Railway
Technical
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Previous gauge3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Electrification650 V DC
Length50 miles (80 km)
Other
WebsiteN/A

Tracking category

See also