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1854 B&A station[edit]

When you created the category for this station how did you get the year 1854? I'm looking for sources about the station and if you have any it would be great to add to them to the page. Please let me know if you do. Cheers!Monopoly31121993 (talk) 21:33, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

I haven't forgotten about this, but I'm still trying to find what I used. All of my notes for compiling the complete history in the main article are somewhere in a large pile at the moment. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 21:40, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Boston Archives[edit]

FYI - Uploads should also be tagged with Template:City of Boston Archives partnership and perhaps Template:City of Boston Archives license (0403.002) for the OTRS. I have not felt there is a need to inform Geo Swan. If you are interested, the Template:Boston Public Library collection could also be improved. Secondarywaltz (talk) 20:16, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

I don't believe that either of those categories should be added to images from their flickr stream. They are licensed under a conventional CC license (not that old template) and they are being taken from a public stream (not supplied as part of the old partnership program). Pi.1415926535 (talk) 20:23, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
OK. All of the images already tagged are posted on Flickr. Previously there was no option for PD there, which is why the license is the one with the lowest restricion available. Secondarywaltz (talk) 20:36, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, it's tricky. For flickr images that I am 100% are PD (particularly images published before 1923) I add the PD tag in addition to the CC tag. CC-BY is such a minimal restriction anyway - any sort of proper academic use would demand attribution for verifiability anyway - that I don't bother looking too hard for the additional PD. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 21:45, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Have you read the OTRS? I am only trying to help out here, but since I have no immediate interest in Boston, I have not. Perhaps it would clarify the situation. Secondarywaltz (talk) 21:49, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
I have not, so I don't know whether it releases all BPL images or merely those released under the program. Lacking other information, using the CC-BY licenses from all files actually transferred from flickr is definitely on the legal side of any grey area, and probably the easiest as well. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 23:23, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Old MBTA Service Car[edit]

I'm curious about the manufacturer of this old service car next to the PCC Car from 1967 on the former Green Line "A" Branch. ----DanTD (talk) 22:13, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Is that service car an old Peter DeWitt or something else?


That's #6131, a Center-Entrance Motor #1B built by Kuhlman in 1918 and run in revenue service until 1953. 6131 was kept around a while as a service car; and it's not at Seashore. The NETransit roster is the definitive guide; it has full historical information, and is kept up to date nearly daily on CR moves. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 02:36, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I just wish I could add a category for that streetcar, because so far I can't seem to find one. ----DanTD (talk) 02:46, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
I haven't made categories for any of the BERy and M.T.A. rolling stock older than the PCCs yet, though it's in my plans to do so. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 03:19, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

An unidentified image near you[edit]

I've been searching through the category Category:Roads in unidentified countries, and despite the buildings that no longer exist, I believe this is actually near Wood Island (MBTA station). Care to provide further evidence? ----DanTD (talk) 03:59, 8 May 2015 (UTC)


The pedestrian bridge over the RR tracks and the street name sign started me off, but the signs along the median convinced me this is where it was.
Yes, that is Neptune Road in East Boston, which still exists (albeit truncated and stripped of buildings). There are several others also in Category:East Boston. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 04:13, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Using Your work and Attributing it to you Appropriately[edit]

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I've emailed you and removed the email here to prevent you from getting spammed. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 17:20, 1 July 2015 (UTC)