Talk:Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer
Nitpick on Title Spelling
Sorry for nitpicking, but as speaker of a Romance language that sharply distinguishes genders I felt obliged to point out that it should be "Internationale". Kyrmse 05:22, 5 December 2005 (PST)
- My apologies. My native language makes no gender distinction (Magyar). Dalmatinac :)
Active vs Associate Members
I didn't include any non-European/non-Middle Eastern Railways on the list, following the practice of the UIC *here*: Active members are all in Europe and the Mideast, and all use the same standardised system of serial numbers for motive power and rolling stock, so that stock can be kept track of more easily. There are many, many members of the UIC besides those, but, as those are either not contiguously connected, or do not take part in this and other standardisations, they are Associate members.
So, my question would be: do those North American railways adhere to all of these standardisations? (Apropos: Is there a Bering Bridge *there*?)
- Well, there was no explanation of what the IUR is or does in the article. Could you give a description of what it does *there* and how it's constituted? If it's not significantly different from *here*, perhaps a link to a Wikipedia article would be in order.
- Bering bridge?... Perhaps a Bering Strait Tunnel: http://www.schillerinstitute.org/economy/maps/maps3.html would be in order? Perhaps the Interhemispheric Bering Strait Tunnel & Railway Group exists in IB? http://arctic.net/~snnr/tunnel/
- Here's one for the Bridge: http://www.ffwpui.org/board/view.asp?boardid=1&docid=1183
- I'll work on an article over the next days, but it's not too different from *here*, I don't suppose. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Union_of_Railways
- I didn't include any non-European/non-Middle Eastern Railways on the list, following the practice of the UIC *here*...
- I added the Turkestan Rail Network on the grounds that the Turkestani railway system is connected to the Russian (and was almost entirely laid under Russian direction), and Russia is on the list. I (or someone else) can remove them if it isn't appropriate for them to be there. What do you think? Geoff 00:28, 23 Nov 08 (USCT)