Wiki Wednesday #18

1 08 2007

You know the routine.

1.) Go to Wikipedia.
2.) Click on “Random article.”
3.) Report on the outcome.

Here’s this week’s result:

Lawrence Hill railway station

Lawrence Hill railway station serves the St. George area of Bristol, England as well as the surrounding suburbs of Easton, Barton Hill, Whitehall and Netham.

The station is 2 km (1 mile) north of Bristol Temple Meads on the Severn Beach Line and is un-manned.

This entry probably shouldn’t interest me. I’ve never been to England, let alone to Bristol, and the picture suggests that the Lawrence Hill station is pretty run-of-the-mill. But as a daily train commuter, I have a real interest in train stations. They come in an interesting variety of styles.

I was really surprised, though, that an individual train station merited—in someone’s opinion, anyway—an entry in Wikipedia. And then it occurred to me: Are my local train stations on Wikipedia, too? Yup, they sure are. Here’s one of my favorites on my current commuter line. Complete with picture, too. It sorta looks like it ought to be in England somewhere, huh?

I used to use this station, but, sadly, no one has taken a picture of it yet. It’s a little more modest…. It’s near this station, which does have a picture. It also looks like it might be in Cotswolds or something. These Philly-area stations may be more English-looking than the Lawrence Hill station….

What’s your favorite train station? Is it on Wikipedia?

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2 08 2007
Mark

Nope, PATCO is too late-sixties modernistic looking (at least by South Jersey standards) to warrant wiki photos, I guess. The only station with a pic is where I get off the train – – and it’s an rainy shot that might make you think of London, but is far from being picturesque.

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