This user has been a Wikipedian since 5 May 2009.
This user has been editing Wikipedia for more than ten years.
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This user enjoys British folk rock music.
... more userboxes ...
We need people like these. The one at far left is being punished for trying to explain what accessibility means, and why it is a bad idea to deliberately ignore it

Redrose64 is a Wikipedian who has found that whilst there are many excellent articles, there are still some which could do with improvement. Not all are accurate or reliably sourced: this anon gets the idea. Thus, I decided to become an editor. My primary concerns are coverage of the British railway system, and certain records and their labels; hence the userboxes at right.[bad style - changes from third to first person in same paragraph] Every so often something annoys me and I become something of a gnome. My platypoid tendencies occasionally manifest themselves in other ways (a b c d).

Quick links to other subpages
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Common constants
Links to handy Wikipedia pages
Railway Electrification prior to 1956
Railways in Oxfordshire
Referencing Demo
Sandbox (2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12)
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en-N This user has a native understanding of English.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer beherrscht Deutsch auf grundlegendem Niveau.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances de base en français.
simple-2 This user has intermediate knowledge of Simple English.
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About me Edit

This is not me
This is not me either
...or are they?

Just so that you know: I do not appreciate being called a racist or a sexist, even to my face. Evidence is required.

What do I do? Edit

 This user is a software engineer.

I am a computer programmer by profession, with diverse interests in many apparently unrelated areas. I've tried to show that by means of userboxes; unfortunately, if formatted as a single column, it turned out to be rather long but was still not exhaustive. Since it got a bit silly, I've shunted most of them into a siding. A few have been retained, placed alongside relevant paragraphs as illustration.

My programming skills are mainly in DataFlex and PFXplus (also known as Powerflex). I also have experience in HTML.

{{Wiki}}This user is an intermediate writer in the MediaWiki language.

This page might look messy; just as I worked out how HTML is done, I find Wikipedia with its strange ways of doing lists, tables etc. - and I can't always find the template that I like. However, hopefully my contributions are much neater.

You won't find me on TubeFace or SpaceBook; I don't tweet, blog, share files or anything else like that. I know that some people have great fun doing such things, but it's not my bag.

About my computer Edit

 This user uses Microsoft Windows under duress.

Not so long ago it was state of the art. But no longer. I can't keep on buying new kit just because some silly software salesman in Seattle says that their stuff needs it. So, by doing nothing, I move backwards.

A red queen, yesterday;
but not with me

Just at this moment, somehow or other, they began to run.

... they were running hand in hand, and the [Red] Queen went so fast that it was all she [Alice] could do to keep up with her: and still the Queen kept crying 'Faster! Faster!' but Alice felt she could not go faster, though she had no breath left to say so. The most curious part of the thing was, that the trees and the other things round them never changed their places at all: however fast they went, they never seemed to pass anything. ... till suddenly, just as Alice was getting quite exhausted, they stopped, and she found herself sitting on the ground, breathless and giddy. The Queen propped her up against a tree, and said kindly, 'You may rest a little now.' Alice looked round her in great surprise. 'Why, I do believe we've been under this tree the whole time! Everything's just as it was!'

'Of course it is,' said the Queen. ... 'It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!'

— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass, and what Alice found there
Browsers installed Edit

Why Redrose64? Edit

  This user is from the Real Lancashire
Roses don't have to be red

The red rose is the badge of the Duchy of Lancaster and my family mostly come from Lancashire. My favourite football team has a red rose in its badge; my favourite cricket county has a red rose on their cap; and (coincidentally) I have friends in the Welsh village of Rhos-goch. Sometimes, it's because of Burns Night.

64This user's favorite number is 64.

I was born in 1964, and the number 64 seems to come up in my life more often than the law of averages might suggest. It is also an exact power of 2, and therefore significant to a computer programmer.

Where am I? Edit

 This user lives in Oxfordshire
 This user lives in England. 
Countries visited

I have always lived in England, presently in Didcot. Strangely, my IP address always geolocates to a wildly incorrect location: sometimes it's in Olney, Buckinghamshire; maybe in Ruislip; or Cheapside, London - opposite St Mary-le-Bow; the middle of the Thames at 51°29′47″N 0°07′21″W / 51.496399°N 0.122400°W / 51.496399; -0.122400; Edgware Road, Kilburn; or even western Sheffield (all being places where I have never lived); but normally it's 51°30′00″N 0°07′48″W / 51.50000°N 0.13000°W / 51.50000; -0.13000, which is the Methodist Central Hall Westminster (work that out if you can) - this is 49.17 miles (79.13 km) away from the truth (check your own here). My mother has a different broadband supplier and lives 30 miles from me, but when at home, her laptop's IP address also geolocates to 51° 30′ 0″ N, 0° 7′ 48″ W, which is nuts. I have previously lived at Stonehouse, Corby, Telford, Bolton, Blackburn and Barford St. Michael. When living in Bolton, I lived opposite John Marshall (railway historian).

I have been to other countries (always as a tourist), see box at top of section. It's chronological, so sorry to Scots everywhere. I have visited every traditional county in England, the last to be crossed off being Sussex in about 1999. However, I've not yet been to some of the new-fangled counties/unitary authorities such as Cleveland.

Former colleagues Edit

Well, since most of us edit Wikipedia under pseudonyms, I can't be certain who anybody is, but I'm pretty sure that Mermade worked with me for some 15 years. Hello!

Wikipedians I have met Edit

Wikipedia Meetups +/-
London 196 September 10, 2023 (2023-09-10)
Bristol 4 September 16, 2023 (2023-09-16)
Oxford 93 September 17, 2023 (2023-09-17)
Oxford 92 August 20, 2023 (2023-08-20)
London 195 August 13, 2023 (2023-08-13)
Cambridge 46 June 18, 2023 (2023-06-18)
UK virtual 18 April 26, 2023 (2023-04-26)
Portsmouth 3 April 23, 2023 (2023-04-23)
Manchester 36 June 9, 2019 (2019-06-09)
London Wikidata 3 June 29, 2019 (2019-06-29)
Bristol 3 September 1, 2018 (2018-09-01)
Edinburgh 13 July 11, 2018 (2018-07-11)
East London 8 October 25, 2016 (2016-10-25)
Outside the UK
Past meetups

Awards Edit

This editor is a Grandmaster Editor FC and is entitled to display this Mithril Editor Star with the Neutronium Superstar hologram.
 This user has written or expanded 5 articles featured in the Did You Know section on the Main Page.
 This user has helped promote 2 good articles on Wikipedia.
  The Wikilink Barnstar
for working to speed up navigation by dilligently fixing links pointed at diambiguation pages! --SquidSK (1MClog) 16:21, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Link to original award of the above by SquidSK

  On January 29, 2010, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article James Cudworth (engineer), which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Link to original award of the above by DYKadminBot. Article received 448 hits on 29 January 2010

  The Railways Barnstar
Awarded for your work in expanding the James Cudworth (engineer) article. Mjroots (talk) 08:01, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Link to original award of the above by Mjroots

Link to original award of the above by Mjroots

  The Editor's Barnstar
for your efforts in fixing the soon-to-be serious problem with the templates that I had left unoticed. Where would we be without you? Jaguar (talk) 21:17, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Link to original award of the above by Jaguar

Link to original award of the above by DYKUpdateBot. Article received 1137 hits on 29 January 2011

Link to original award of the above by DYKUpdateBot. Article received 1459 hits on 12 February 2011

  The WikiProject Doctor Who Award
For your work on keeping Wikipedia's DW articles encyclopedic MarnetteD | Talk 23:42, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Link to original award of the above by MarnetteD

  The Citation Barnstar
For quickly correcting the table at Los Angeles City Council after the request of one anguished Wikipedian! GeorgeLouis (talk) 16:28, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Link to original award of the above by GeorgeLouis.

Link to original award of the above by DYKUpdateBot. Article received 3596 hits on 23 July 2011

Link to original award of the above by Bob Castle

  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thank you for your help. I'm feeling the love. Thank you. Dannymol (talk) 13:27, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

Link to original award of the above by Dannymol.

Userboxes Edit

There are several scattered about this page, partly as illustration of the paragraph alongside, but mainly to brighten the place up a bit. There are well over 100 that I wanted to incorporate, but if formatted as a single column they took up too much space, so most of the rest have been moved to a userboxes sub-page. Some were removed because the Great Renaming Plan of April 2015 turned them into redlinks.

Politics Edit

In the UK there are several political parties; I have supported some of them, but not all. In the United States they have two parties, let's hear what one politician from each party has said:

And tonight I have the high privilege and distinct honor of my own as the first president to begin the State of the Union message with these words: Madam Speaker.

— President George W. Bush, State of the Union Address, 23 January 2007

Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President. No president has ever said those words from this podium ... And it's about time.

— President Joe Biden, Speech to a joint session of Congress, 28 April 2021

Articles Edit

Editing Edit

 This user tries to do the right thing. If they make a mistake, please let them know.
  This user page has been vandalized 12 times.
 This user has been attacked by a sock puppet.
 This user has an alternative account named Redrose64a.
 This user is an administrator on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
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259,000+This user has made more than 259,000 contributions to Wikipedia, over 53,000 of which were to articles, on over 34,000 distinct pages.
12+This user has made more than 12 contributions to the Chinese Wikipedia, over 5 of which were to articles.
9+This user has made more than 9 contributions to the Czech Wikipedia, over 7 of which were to articles.
20+This user has made more than 20 contributions to the French Wikipedia, over 15 of which were to articles.
11+This user has made more than 11 contributions to the German Wikipedia, over 8 of which were to articles.
15+This user has made more than 15 contributions to the Italian Wikipedia, over 6 of which were to articles.
15+This user has made more than 15 contributions to the Japanese Wikipedia, over 7 of which were to articles.
12+This user has made more than 12 contributions to the Russian Wikipedia, over 6 of which were to articles.
17+This user has made more than 17 contributions to the Simple English Wikipedia, over 9 of which were to articles.
7+This user has made more than 7 contributions to the Swedish Wikipedia, over 5 of which were to articles.
29+This user has made more than 29 contributions to the Welsh Wikipedia, over 23 of which were to articles.
4,000+This user has made more than 4,000 contributions to Wikimedia Commons, over 1 of which were to articles.
77+This user has made more than 77 contributions to Wikimedia Meta-Wiki, over 25 of which were to articles.
251+This user has made more than 251 contributions to Wikidata, over 241 of which were to articles.
 This user has created 123 articles on Wikipedia.

Virtually all my edits have been on either English Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons. Whether good or (hopefully not) bad, all edits that I have done are recorded as by Redrose64, with the following exceptions:

  1. 12:53, 29 April 2009 - Matty Grooves Records (diff); this was before I registered
  2. 14:59, 21 October 2009 - c:User talk:Redrose64 (diff); I didn't realise that the browser I was using didn't pass on all cookies that it should have
  3. 13:12, 4 March 2010 - Chaucer coming in contact with Petrarch or Boccaccio (diff); whilst carrying out this edit, I somehow became logged out. No idea why.
  4. 18:42, 11 November 2016 - Talk:LMS Coronation Class (diff); in public library, so intentionally not logged in
  5. 15:29, 21 May 2017 and 15:32, 21 May 2017 - Talk:Senna glycoside (diff); somebody else's mobile device
  6. 16:56, 21 May 2017 - User talk:RexxS (diff); somebody else's mobile device
  7. Whispyhistory 14:21, 20 August 2017 - Charles Singer (diff) and 14:34, 20 August 2017 - User talk:Redrose64 (diff); assisting another user at a meetup

However, no other edits of any page from those IP addresses or accounts were mine. When editing from home, my normal IP address is dynamic, and begins 87; but the other three groups vary on a daily basis.

For the purposes of testing various features under circumstances of low user permissions, I have created account Redrose64a (talk · contribs)

Naughtiness Edit

My alleged misdemeanours, such as they are, are recorded here. Despite these, I seem to have been given some extra rights on 14 June 2010. It's not all been bad.

Non-English editing Edit

I have done a few, mainly to fix up mistakes by non-English speakers which a 'bot then propagated back to the English article, also to fix up errors copied verbatim from English Wikipedia. I've also set up a number of interlanguage links. They have all gone on as Redrose64 though; these edits on other Wikipedias were mine: Arabic; Basque; Belarusian; Bosnian; Breton; Bulgarian; Cantonese; Catalan; Chinese; Colognian; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Esperanto; Estonian; Finnish; French; Georgian; German; Greek; Hungarian; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Latvian; Lithuanian; Luxembourgish; Macedonian; Malay; Norwegian; Odia; Persian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Russian; Serbo-Croatian; Simple English; Sinhala; Slovak; Spanish; Swedish; Tagalog; Thai; Turkish; Ukrainian; Urdu; Vietnamese; Volapük; Welsh. For some reason, the Amharic, Aragonese, Bangla, Bavarian, Bhojpuri, Central Kurdish, Egyptian Arabic; Emiliano-Romagnolo; Hindi; Kazakh; Ligurian; Malayalam; Punjabi; Tajik and Tulu Wikipedias, and Tamil Wikisource have noticed me. I had difficulty logging in at Urdu where I could only edit anonymously. See also List of WikiMedia accounts; SUL Info (see bottom for unattached accounts); Recent contributions on all projects

Other WikiMedia projects Edit
Related Edit

Done Edit

Most of my editing has been amendments to existing articles. I also fix vandalism as and when I encounter it. However, I do claim to be the creator of:

Article Seq Date Class
11D 81 20 March 2011
11E 89 27 May 2011
11F 82 20 March 2011
2011 Cherwell District Council election 85 6 May 2011   ???
Abingdon Road Halt railway station 12 22 September 2009   Stub
Agecroft Bridge railway station 71 11 January 2011   Stub
Beattie well tanks 141 31 December 2022   ???
Boar's Head railway station 61 16 November 2010   Stub
Brent sidings 33 13 April 2010   Stub
Brookfield railway station (England) 117 11 March 2013   Stub
Bryngwyn Halt railway station 114 16 February 2013   Stub
Butler-Henderson 121 1 February 2014
Buxton railway station (Midland Railway) 96 18 October 2011   Start
Buxworth railway station 93 15 July 2011   Stub
Chalford railway station 60 28 October 2010   Start
Chalvey Halt railway station 86 16 May 2011   Start
Chapel-en-le-Frith Central railway station 97 18 November 2011   Stub
Cheltenham High Street railway station 30 13 March 2010   Start
Cheltenham Spa Malvern Road railway station 27 5 March 2010   C
Cheltenham Spa St. James railway station 28 5 March 2010   C
Chequerbent railway station 68 28 December 2010   Start
Cirencester Town railway station 57 24 October 2010   Stub
Clarbeston Road and Letterston Railway 67 6 December 2010   Start
Clyde Locomotive Company 38 25 May 2010   Start
Coed Ely railway station 75 16 February 2011   Stub
Counting the Eons 4 21 July 2009   Stub
Daniel Kinnear Clark 24 29 January 2010   Start
Darcy Lever railway station 55 11 October 2010   Stub
Dinmore railway station (England) 98 5 January 2012   Stub
Douglas West railway station 112 1 December 2012   Start
Downham and Stoke Ferry Railway 40 29 May 2010   Start
East Anglian (train) 118 24 March 2013   C
East Linton railway station 100 25 March 2012   Start
Ely and Newmarket Railway 47 27 June 2010   Start
Ely Valley Railway 76 17 February 2011   C
Ensam 138 7 July 2020
Eric Butler-Henderson 120 1 February 2014   Start
Fretherne with Saul 79 8 March 2011   Stub
Fritwell & Somerton railway station 7 3 August 2009   Start
Gangway connection 34 19 April 2010   C
Gateshead railway station 91 26 June 2011   Start
GCR Class 1B 22 22 January 2010   Start
GCR Classes 8D and 8E 78 24 February 2011   C
GCR Class 9P 125 23 March 2015   Start
GCR Class 11E 88 25 May 2011   C
George Augustus Nokes 26 21 February 2010   Start
GWR 378 Class 54 12 September 2010   Start
Haddenham railway station (Buckinghamshire) 10 13 September 2009   Start
Hertford Cowbridge railway station 41 3 June 2010   Stub
Heswall railway station (Birkenhead Railway) 73 30 January 2011   Start
Hinksey Halt railway station 13 22 September 2009   Start
Hold Your Horses (Ella Edmondson album) 6 27 July 2009   Redirect
Hunt Edmunds 87 23 May 2011   Start
Iffley Halt railway station 1 13 July 2009   Stub
Jackament's Bridge Halt railway station 65 3 December 2010   Start
Jordanston Halt railway station 102 15 May 2012   Start
King's Cross railway accident 25 9 February 2010   C
LCDR Acis class 133 27 November 2016   Start
LCDR Aeolus class 129 6 November 2016   Start
LCDR Brigand class 130 10 November 2016   Start
LCDR Echo class 132 23 November 2016   Start
LCDR R class 17 16 January 2010   Start
LCDR R1 class 19 16 January 2010   Start
LCDR Second Sondes class 128 5 November 2016   Start
LCDR Sondes class 127 5 November 2016   Start
LCDR Tiger class 131 17 November 2016   Start
LD&ECR Class D 56 20 October 2010   Start
Maidenhead Boyne Hill railway station 15 8 November 2009   Stub
Market Drayton railway station 124 10 January 2015   Start
Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 122 13 March 2014   Start
Melton Halt railway station 109 15 November 2012   Start
Metropolitan and Great Central Joint Railway 94 5 August 2011   Start
MG Midget (disambiguation) 143 30 May 2023   Disambig
Montgomery railway station 113 29 January 2013   Start
Mouldon Hill railway station 104 29 August 2012   Stub
Moulsford railway station 11 15 September 2009   Start
National Assembly for Wales (Official Languages) Act 2012 108 14 November 2012   Start
NBR 141 Class 123 6 July 2014   Start
NBR 224 and 420 Classes 92 13 July 2011   GA
NER 38 Class 53 19 August 2010   C
NER Class V 137 31 January 2020   Start
Newchurch Halt railway station 44 13 June 2010   Stub
Newnham railway station 29 11 March 2010   Start
Neyland railway station 58 24 October 2010   Start
North Filton Platform railway station 77 18 February 2011   C
Offord and Buckden railway station 39 28 May 2010   Stub
Oldfield Road railway station 83 28 March 2011   Start
Oldham Mumps railway station (London and North Western Railway) 72 22 January 2011   Stub
Ouse Bridge railway station 46 21 June 2010   Stub
Park Leaze Halt railway station 66 5 December 2010   Start
Plodder Lane railway station 69 30 December 2010   Stub
Portsmouth and Ryde Joint Railway 135 23 June 2019   Start
Quakers Yard and Merthyr Railway 31 20 March 2010   Stub
Ramsey railway station 37 17 May 2010   Disambig
Reading Southern railway station 14 3 November 2009   C
Redmarshall railway station 50 22 July 2010   Start
Reston railway station 99 22 March 2012   Start
Robert Absalom Thom 23 24 January 2010   Start
Rover P1 142 1 April 2023   Disambig
Sarnau railway station 64 29 November 2010   Stub
Savernake Low Level railway station 52 13 August 2010   Stub
Seaton railway station (Devon) 110 28 November 2012   Start
SECR R class 20 16 January 2010   Disambig
SER 235 class 21 19 January 2010   Start
SER A class 140 5 April 2022   ???
SER R class 18 16 January 2010   C
Silly Verse for Kids 136 15 August 2019   ???
Harry Meysey-Thompson 111 29 November 2012   Stub
Snailham Halt railway station 90 30 May 2011   Start
SNCF Class A1AA1A 68000 70 7 January 2011   Stub
South Church railway station 51 5 August 2010   Stub
Spetchley railway station 126 27 July 2015   Start
Stapleford railway station 42 4 June 2010   Stub
St Clears railway station 63 26 November 2010   Stub
St Helens Central railway station (Great Central Railway) 106 8 November 2012   Start
St Helens railway station 105 8 November 2012   Disambig
St. Marys railway station 36 17 May 2010   Disambig
Sudbury railway station (disambiguation) 119 27 August 2013   Disambig
Symington railway station 101 25 March 2012   Start
Taw Valley Halt railway station 103 3 June 2012   Stub
Tempsford railway station 35 14 May 2010   Stub
Tetbury Road railway station 32 26 March 2010   Start
The Glenn Miller Story (album) 139 27 May 2021   ???
The Mound railway station 48 30 June 2010   C
The Sun Shines Bright (book) 3 21 July 2009   Stub
Thetford Bridge railway station 84 6 April 2011   Start
The Tragedy of the Moon 5 22 July 2009   Stub
Union Bank Farm Halt railway station 59 26 October 2010   Start
Velvet Hall railway station 43 8 June 2010   Stub
Virgin Trains (disambiguation) 134 5 April 2019   Disambig
West Auckland railway station 107 9 November 2012   Start
West Stanley railway station 49 17 July 2010   Start
Western Valley 144 18 July 2023   ???
Wickham railway station (Hampshire) 95 12 August 2011   Stub
Widnes Central railway station 115 19 February 2013   Start
Willersey Halt railway station 116 6 March 2013   Start
Wilsthorpe Crossing Halt railway station 62 21 November 2010   Stub
Wolf's Castle Halt railway station 80 11 March 2011   Start
Wotton railway station (Brill Tramway) 8 12 September 2009   FA
Wotton railway station (Great Central Railway) 9 12 September 2009   Start
X Stands for Unknown 2 21 July 2009   Stub
Ynyshir railway station 74 10 February 2011   Start
York engine sheds and locomotive works 16 13 January 2010   Start
Zino (horse) 45 20 June 2010   Stub
  1. See here for verification. The list produced by this link shows four pages (LNER electric units, 2 January 2011; Alexandra Park railway station, 12 January 2011; Edmund Ward, 1 August 2011; Mid-Kent Railway, 9 December 2011) in addition to the above. These were created as redirects by me but have been expanded either to full articles (Mid-Kent Railway) or to disambiguation pages (others) by other people.
  2. For some reason, in some edit counters, articles which are purely redirects also count towards the total, so to resolve the discrepancy, I admit to being responsible for setting up over 150 redirects, some of which were as a result of page moves. See here for verification.

To find out how many times an article is accessed daily: Wikipedia article traffic statistics - make sure that both date and article are filled in suitably. Thanks to Henrik via Piano non troppo.

Templates Edit

  1. See here for verification, except for those deleted.
  2. This list includes deleted templates, but excludes redirects and certain types of subpage such as /doc, /sandbox and /testcases.

Other non-talk namespaces Edit

User; Wikipedia; File; Category.

  • Longest interval between making a fix and its effects being first seen: 5+12 years.

Images Edit

 This user has contributed 172 images to Wikipedia and Commons.
Old-style upload links
(bypassing wizards):
File lists:
Full upload logs:

These are the images which I have uploaded:

Screenshots Edit

Images (Geograph) Edit

Images (RDT) Edit

Dear readers, feel free to glue any of these into other Wikipedia articles provided that they are relevant; I don't expect to see a picture of Port Meadow Halt in an article on quark–gluon plasma.

Note however that the following, being WP:NONFREE, are excluded from the above

Also excluded are deleted images - c:File:LNW 0-8-0 at Crewe Works fresh from repair - geograph-2606488-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg was LNW 0-8-0 at Crewe Works fresh from repair which being at 640x480 was a lower-resolution version of c:File:Crewe Works geograph-2606488-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg.

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Not listed at Special:Uploads/Redrose64
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Another user has uploaded a replacement image with the same name
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Replacement for image of same name originally uploaded by another user
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p These are hosted on English Wikipedia (and so are recorded at Special:Uploads/Redrose64); all others are on Wikimedia Commons

Also shown at Special:Uploads/Redrose64 is this image.

To do Edit

 This user spends WAY too much time on Wikipedia and really needs to get off the computer... after one more edit.

Go through the whole of Wikipedia and check that it's 100% correct. Failing that, concentrate on improving the stubs.

Railway Electrification prior to 1956 - based on notes originally placed in Talk:Sale, Greater Manchester

Rewrite UK-relevant portions of Right- and left-hand traffic#Trains to describe gradual change from RHD to LHD, particularly in case of large boiler and left-hand signals. Mention Milton 1955. Mention also that some rlys were RH running, such as M&B. Mention early GWR rule about direction on each line. In Bidirectional traffic#Railways, see what can be done for referencing, particularly UK.

Checking/significant expansion req: Ainsworth Road Halt railway station, Baguley railway station, Barton Moss railway station, Cheadle LNWR railway station, Cross Lane railway station, Ellenbrook railway station, Worsley, Maltby railway station, Malvern Link railway station, Pendleton Bridge railway station, Seedley railway station, The Happiness Patrol, Weaste railway station

Railway Stations Edit

Could do with an article Railways in Oxfordshire.

Characteristic Position Open stations Closed stations
{{Infobox GB station}} (top)  Y  N
{{Infobox UK disused station}} (top)  N  Y
(infobox)   as necessary
|gridref= (infobox)  Y  Y
date of opening (infobox), History  Y  Y
date of renaming    
date of closure    Y
date of reopening  
description of position (lede) or History  Y (Baker)  Y (Connolly)
[[File:xxx RJD yyy.jpg|thumb|left|A year [[Railway Clearing House]] Junction Diagram showing (sub-map pos) railways in the vicinity of station (station pos)]] History   only if station shown
{{rail start}}/{{rail insert}} Services,
Routes (or similar)
 Y  N
{{Historical Rail Start}}/{{Historical Rail Insert}}    Y
{{Disused Rail Start}}/{{Disused Rail Insert}}
*[,yyy,1 zzz Station on navigable O.S. map] (grid square chart) External links    Y
{{Railway stations in county}} (last section)  Y  N
{{Closed stations county}}  N  Y
[[Category:Railway stations in county]]  Y  N
[[Category:Disused railway stations in county]]  N  Y
[[Category:Former railway company stations]] or sub-cat of Category:United Kingdom railway stations opened since 1948  Y  Y
[[Category:Railway stations served by operator]]  Y  N
[[Category:Railway stations opened in xxxx]]  Y  Y
[[Category:Railway stations closed in xxxx]]    Y

Navboxes for open/closed stations for single county or unitary authority may be found in Category:Rail transport navigational boxes of the United Kingdom or its subcats. Several are categorised as stubs, but in the wrong stub category. Berks, Bucks, Hants and Oxon should be in {{SouthEastEngland-railstation-stub}}; Glos and Wilts in {{SouthWestEngland-railstation-stub}}; Northants in {{EastMidlands-railstation-stub}}; Worcs and Warks in {{WestMidlands-railstation-stub}}.

On the Talk page, use the TWP banner (removing parameter pairs as required):

{{WikiProject Trains |class= |importance= |stations=yes |UK=yes |UK-importance= 
|Scotland=yes |Scotland-importance=
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Barford St. John and St. Michael Edit

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Why do these two villages - which have three articles between them - warrant so much less total coverage than neighbouring South Newington? I've nothing against the latter place - I just feel that the Barfords could get a bit more. St. John has more than St. Michael - and it's tiny by comparison.

Idea for that: go to field (the old cricket field) in Barford St. John, stand on N bank of river near the water pipe or the weir, and take photo showing bridge, and if poss, include Woodworm Studios in the shot. Put it on the Barford St. John and St. Michael page. Caption it Bridge over the River Swere connecting Barford St. John to Barford St. Michael. Add comment stating that the bridge is a multiple hazard to motoring; the road narrows at this point, turns through a sharp bend, and the bridge is hump-backed. Both parapets show signs of frequent repair as motorists misjudge the road. In winter, the road often floods across its whole width for some distance either side of the bridge. If poss, also note that the Woodworm Studios is on the left of the picture.

Get something about the river from Peter Sheasby's book. Also on the two churches from that book "Churches of the Banbury Area". Is there something on St. Mary's, Cropredy in that? Is there any "Field Names Survey" stuff left (Bond, J. and others).

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