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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)


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)

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)
You seemed to have missed the subsequent comments above :) Firstly, that's not how the merge tag works, quite the opposite actually... it says right on it "do not remove until discussing on talk page", so let's finish discussing first... that notice allows other users to see that there's a discussion and paticipate. Anyway, back to the article... the "large and unruly" policy is for "attractions, sites and events"... we shouldn't necessarily be stripping out sections like "get in" etc into separate articles, those are core parts of a country article. I agree that this is a lot of info, but we've got other countries with large sections, and they work fine... see Japan. I agree with Jani that the Europe one isn't great either... but it's also a slightly different beast in that it covers quite a few countries rather than just one... but I still don't love it, and the fact that it exists is irrelevant to whether or not this one does IMO – cacahuate talk 23:08, 14 July 2008 (EDT)
I vote for keeping it as a separate article. Rail travel in India is complex enough to warrant an article in its own right. Books have been written on the subject!--Wandering 10:19, 7 August 2008 (EDT)
The only reason it should be split out from the main India article is if there's too much valid info to fit there, and that isn't the case – cacahuate talk 01:38, 8 August 2008 (EDT)
I vote for keeping it to, it's an excellent article, and I sorta feel that it would be a shame stripping the article down again after all the work to make it fit with the main article, would unappreciative of all the hard work put into this.

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)