Wikipedia:WikiProject Trains/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the Trains WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's rail transport articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Trains}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Rail transport articles by quality and Category:Rail transport articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

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Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated?
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles?
Anyone is free to add or change the rating of an article.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments?
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.


Quality assessments[edit]

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Trains}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Trains|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Content assessment for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class rail transport articles)  FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class rail transport articles)  A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class rail transport articles)  GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class rail transport articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class rail transport articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class rail transport articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class rail transport articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class rail transport articles)  FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class rail transport articles) List

For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class rail transport articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class rail transport articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class rail transport articles) Draft
FM (for featured media only; adds pages to Category:FM-Class rail transport articles)  FM
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class rail transport articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class rail transport articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class rail transport articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class rail transport articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class rail transport articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class rail transport articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed rail transport articles) ???

After assessing an article's quality, any comments on the assessment can be added to the article's talk page.

Quality scale[edit]

Importance assessment[edit]

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Trains}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Trains|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project (see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Priority of topic for assessment criteria):

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance rail transport articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance rail transport articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance rail transport articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance rail transport articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance rail transport articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance rail transport articles)  ??? 

Importance scale[edit]

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to add it at the bottom of the list below.

  1. San Francisco Historic Trolley Festival (new article)
     Done assessed as C class. i would suggest combining related level 2 headers together and use level 3 and 4 headings. 1.02 editor (T/C) 09:19, 29 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Montreal and Southern Counties Railway
     Done reassessed as B class, low importance. – Iain Bell (talk) 23:06, 20 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Kominato Station
     Done Currently rated GA, no change in classification needed. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 16:23, 24 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. GW Train Regio
     Done Assessment unchanged from start. The article could be improved with translated text from the Czech version. Lots of references, but rather sparse text. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 16:31, 24 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Altoona Subdivision
     Done reassessed as start class 1.02 editor (T/C) 13:36, 21 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Cheshire Lines Committee Significant revision
     Done Reassessed as B class. Close to GA level in my opinion. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 16:27, 24 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Cheshire Midland Railway Significant revision
     Done Assessment unchanged from the current C class. Someone likely upgraded the article class but did not indicate it here. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 16:32, 24 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Georgia Railroad strike of 1909 - Recently created article, looking for assessment. Thanks, JJonahJackalope (talk) 12:19, 7 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
     Done assessed as B class, low importance 1.02 editor (T/C) 04:46, 8 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Indian locomotive class WDM-2 have been substantially improved since they were last assessed.Requesting reassessment Thanks, Hdmanohar (talk) 09:58, 30 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
     Done Reassessed as C-Class. The article is significantly extensive, but lacks citations in several places. It also requires formatting in sections. Footy2000 (talk) 08:42, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Putra Heights LRT station
     Done Reassessed as C class. Much improved, but needs some cleanup still. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 16:21, 24 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Bandar Puteri LRT station
     Done Reassessed as C class. Needs some minor improvements still. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 16:35, 24 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Larissa railway station
     Done Assessment unchanged from C class. Needs some cleanup still, there are a number of spelling and grammar issues. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 16:49, 24 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor
     Done Classified as C class and low importance. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 16:37, 24 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14. Eastside Transit Corridor
     Done Reassessed as C class. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 16:44, 24 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. National Capital Trolley Museum was last assessed in 2006 and has had significant changes since then.
     Done Reassessed as C class. With more references and a bit more content it could be B class. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 16:09, 24 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  16. Los Angeles Pacific Railroad Significant revision
     Done Reassessed as B class. An argument could be made for GA, but I'm not going to upgrade it that high unilaterally. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 16:15, 24 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  17. History of rail transport in Thailand Significant amount of information added since last assessment.
     Done Reassessed as C class. The article could use some more references still. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 16:17, 24 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  18. Vande Bharat Express hasn't been assessed yet and it has been improved substantially since last month.
     Done Reassessed as B class. Some minor issues with spelling and grammar but very much improved since the previous assessment. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 15:46, 23 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  19. High-speed rail in India hasn't been assessed since 2016. It has been improved significantly ever since.
     Done Assessment unchanged from C class. The article is very extensive, but needs irrelevant material removed and significant improvement in spelling and grammar, as well as some reorganization. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 15:57, 23 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  20. Train 20 unassessed since creation
     Done Assessed as start class, low importance. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 16:24, 1 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  21. LTM_51 Sources and explanations added. No more information to be expected. Main items from sources mentioned --Ol hogger (talk) 12:39, 1 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
     Done Assessment unchanged from start. To reach C class, an article must have section headings and better follow the manual of style than the article does currently. Trainsandotherthings (talk) 16:22, 1 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  22. Trams in Częstochowa Expanded history, updated, added inline refs.
  23. SUW 2000 Greatly expanded, updated, added inline refs.
  24. Tramways in Pabianice Greatly expanded, updated, added inline refs.
  25. Tramways in Zgierz Greatly expanded, updated, added inline refs.
  26. Urban rail transit in India has been improved a lot since last assessment.
     Done; assessed as B-Class. XtraJovial (talk) 18:48, 1 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  27. Grand River Railway has been improved considerably since last assessment. Any feedback would also be welcome. Julius177 (talk) 06:35, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
     Done and assessed as B-Class. XtraJovial (talk) 18:43, 1 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  28. Léman Express Practically entirely rewritten (and the network itself entirely redone) since last assessment. Tschuy (talk) 19:49, 16 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
     Done; assessed as Start-Class. For a C-Class (or something higher), I recommend that more citations be added where possible; many claims appear to be entirely unsourced. XtraJovial (talk) 21:29, 11 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  29. Ottawa station has been expanded a great deal since the last assessment. Ottawajin (talk) 09:10, 14 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
     Done; assessed as B-Class. XtraJovial (talkcontribs) 14:11, 14 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  30. Edmonton Radial Railway Significantly expanded it beyond its previous stub status. CplKlinger (talk) 23:22, 29 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  31. Cologne Stadtbahn Expanded a lot since last assessment. Jan Lukas 22 (talk) 09:32, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  32. Kothapalli-Manoharabad line new rail line in development in India, page has been created and content added but hasn't been rated yet.
     Done Assessment unchanged from the current start class. Requires a lot of copy editing and formatting. See WP:BCE and WP:CITESTYLE for formatting citations. Footy2000 (talk) 08:37, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  33. Kunisada Station First time making major change to an article thus interested in outside opinions
     Done Assessment unchanged from the current C-Class. It has the very basic qualities of a C-Class article and has barely made the cut. It requires expansion of sections, addition of sources wherever possible.
  34. SL Gunma Minakami (new article)
  35. Chicago Rail Link (used to a stub and I expanded it since last assessment)
     Done assessed as C-Class. Significant changes since last assessment. Needs citations at some places. Equipment section can have more details. Use of images for Visual aids will also help.

Assessment log[edit]

The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

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