Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Trains
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Bradford Forster Square railway station#Station name edit
I've realised that in 2005 I put some WP:original research into this section. Would somebody who isn't me like to trim it to what belongs there, please? I've put a note in Talk:Bradford Forster Square railway station#Station name. ColinFine (talk) 14:38, 24 October 2023 (UTC)
Rio Grande 223 Authority Control edit
I just checked the Rio Grande 223 page and there were unsubstantiated claims the locomotive project had returned to being an active restoration, which is incorrect. The claim also used an out of date restoration study from John Bush who worked at the Cumbres & Toltec as part of this claim that the restoration had returned to active status.
I think it would be best to either monitor the page or put it under authority control until further news clarifies the locomotive status, to prevent further speculation from being published in the article. Xboxtravis7992 (talk) 16:14, 28 October 2023 (UTC)
Requested move at Talk:Tractive force#Requested move 1 November 2023 edit
There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Tractive force#Requested move 1 November 2023 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Polyamorph (talk) 18:40, 15 November 2023 (UTC)
Incorrect use of the long defunct British Rail in UK rolling stock article titles edit
UK rolling stock after 1997, when British Rail ceased operation, is incorrectly being attributed to it. An example of a loco, being the article title for the 2013 British Rail Class 68 and an example of a train, being the 2001 British_Rail_Class_450.
Rolling stock numbering is carried out by the Rail Safety and Standards Board - Rail Industry Standard RIS-2453-RST: Vehicle Registration, Marking and Numbering, not that the numbering standard should be attributed in the title (Rail Safety and Standards Board class 68, anyone ?).
The class 68 is a locomotive operating in Britain, so Class 68 (British locomotive). Similarly, the class 450 is a train operating in Britain, so Class 450 (British train), would be accurate and clear titles, understandable to a wide audience and sufficient to distinguish them from differing, and identically named, rolling stock in other countries. -- John04:57, 26 November 2023 (UTC)
- This has been discussed many times previously and there has never been a consensus to change. You are welcome to propose it again, but I strongly recommend you read the previous discussion first, including:
- Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Trains/Archive: 2018#Naming conventions and capitalisation for loco class articles?
- Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (British railway locomotive and multiple unit classes)
- Wikipedia talk:WikiProject UK Railways/Archive 14#Naming of British rolling stock articles
- Wikipedia talk:WikiProject UK Railways/Archive 20#Naming convention
- Wikipedia talk:WikiProject UK Railways/Archive 21#Article titles - Post-BR locomotives and the following section [[Wikipedia talk:WikiProject UK Railways/Archive 21#Proposal].
- In short the current system is justified by the post-privatisation (which was 1994 not 1997) rolling stock continues to use the British Rail classification scheme, and there is value in a consistent naming scheme that doesn't require a reader to know when a particular type of train was first introduced or to understand why the train in platform 1 is a British Rail Class 158, the train in platform 2 is a Class 185 (British multiple unit), that in platform 3 is a Class 802 (multiple unit) and the one in platform 4 is a Class 68 (locomotive) (they are differently ambiguous with other things). Thryduulf (talk) 10:48, 26 November 2023 (UTC)
Monument station(s) in Massachusetts edit
Monument station (Massachusetts) and Monument station (MBTA) have been nominated for deletion at RfD as there is no content that the nominator (or I) can find on Wikipedia about this (or these) former station(s) (it's not clear to me if they were the same). If this is incorrect, please comment at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2023 December 3#Monument station (Massachusetts) and Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2023 December 3#Monument station (MBTA). Thryduulf (talk) 21:30, 3 December 2023 (UTC)