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Merge

Is it really necessary to split this out from the main India article? Jpatokal 10:06, 21 December 2006 (EST)

And the stuff about future monorails etc belongs on Wikipedia, not here. Jpatokal 01:38, 23 December 2006 (EST)
There is an article Rail Travel in Europe, so I suppose we should let this one be. and the stuff 'bout future monorails should come. After all, once it's completed, wikitravellers might use it themselves. Upamanyuwikitravel 08:16, 7 January 2007 (EST)
Yes! I think this article provides pretty detailed info on the topic and the overlap with the main article has been considerably reduced. Besides, this article has grown pretty large and fitting it into the main article would make the main article even more lengthy and cumbersome than it already is. I'm removing the 'merge' tag from this article. If you decide to replace it, please post here stating your reason for doing so. SBC-YPR 09:09, 14 July 2008 (EDT)
Also, this article, being large and complex, meets the criteria for 'exceptions' on the guidelines page. Finally, as Upamanyu has already stated, there is an article on Rail travel in Europe, and others for Canada and North America, so I don't see why there shouldn't be one about rail travel in India. I rest my case. :) SBC-YPR 09:39, 14 July 2008 (EDT)

Vfd?

So, I'm going to nominate this for deletion unless somebody can come up with a compelling argument to the contrary. Right now this has serious overlap with the main India article and looks more like a Wikipedia article on "Trains in India" than an actual guide for travellers. (For the record, I don't much like Rail travel in Europe either, and think Japan is a better model to copy.) Jpatokal 10:28, 18 March 2007 (EDT)

OK, but please MoS-ify and merge into India#By train -- Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) • 08:25, 10 May 2007 (EDT)

Ok, so now what?

This article has continued to take shape, and looks quite good... BUT... as Jani brought up forever ago, it probably didn't need to be stripped out of the India article in the first place... this is precisely what India#By train is meant to be. If ever there were a candidate for separate article, India's trains would probably make a good case... but I still don't think it's so unmanageably large that it can't fit on the main India page, after trimming a couple of unnecessary fluff sections like "zones", "stations in the metros" and "famous stations". – cacahuate talk 01:18, 13 July 2008 (EDT)

Kathgodam photo

The picture of a train crossing over a large viaduct. This is NOT an Indian Railways train. Looks like Santa Fe freight trains which run in the USA. User:Qmsarge 11:30, 19 January 2007 (IST)

It is. Kathgodam, Nainital. A narrow gorge train run by NR.

I took the photo myself. Upamanyuwikitravel 06:01, 19 January 2007 (EST)

And a nice photo it is :) I concur, the mountain narrow gauge trains look different than most you see in the rest of the country. Is this a cargo train Upamanyu? Cacahuate 06:30, 19 January 2007 (EST)
Yeah, it is probably a freight train. how did you guess?? And you're right, the narrow gauge mountain trains are v different from the standard Broad Guage trains.Upamanyuwikitravel 05:10, 21 January 2007 (EST)
well, mostly cause it ain't blue! yikes, just got off one this morning, feel like i live on those blue things... anyhoo... take care. ::: Cacahuate 12:34, 21 January 2007 (EST)
Actually, the photograph was taken in Canada by David R. Spencer. See WikiPedia:Image:Eastbound over SCB.jpg. I've removed it and tagged it for deletion as a probable copyvio. JYolkowski 13:20, 21 January 2007 (EST)

Online booking FAQ

Could someone who has booked online recently come up with a FAQ? I haven't made an online booking ever, so can't do it, but hear that there are numerous issues (where to send the ticket, credit card issues, stand on one leg when pressing a key,...)--Wandering 17:41, 17 October 2007 (EDT)

Like it now? :) SBC-YPR 13:59, 12 July 2008 (EDT)

External link removal

I removed the above link. It seems to just cover info that we would want here at Wikitravel. Accordingly I believe it should be removed under Wikitravel:External links. It was also placed under a newly created "External link" header - which are banned here. -OldPine 08:02, 23 February 2008 (EST)

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