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Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad[edit]

After a time on peer review, and searching for additional details to add, it's time to nominate this article for featured status. slambo 14:46, Apr 2, 2005 (UTC)

  • Object. The lead section doesn't reflect the article; the first paragraph I think is fine, but the second is more of a "future plans". It should instead make mention of the most significant points of the whole article. 119 06:21, 3 Apr 2005 (UTC)
That's an interesting comment since the largest section in the article deals with the railroad's construction into the Powder River Basin. I'll reword it later today to reflect the work that the railroad has done in order to build the extension. slambo 13:23, Apr 3, 2005 (UTC)
I've updated the lead to include more details about the PRB project and events that have already occurred. slambo 22:31, Apr 3, 2005 (UTC)
  • Object you have a fair number of sources, but it's not clear what each one is giving to the article. Please show what areas they cover. One way would be to use a footnote system. Mozzerati
comment above was unsigned, page history shows that it's from 13:57, Apr 3, 2005 Mozzerati.
This hasn't been an issue on previous nominations that I've seen on FAC, but I'll go through and footnote as appropriate. slambo 21:49, Apr 3, 2005 (UTC)
I've gone through with footnoting as described on the page you linked to. slambo 22:20, Apr 3, 2005 (UTC)
  • Neutral towards support with comments (I could turn to support if at least some of these can be answered). There have been protests and possibly lawsuits against the coal transport by the railroad. It would be good for NPOV to mention these a bit more clearly. Some of the language is a little unencyclopedic, ( "not the fate that he had in mind") but probably more easy reading for it. One thing which is not made clear on this article (or related ones) are what the benefits of becoming a "Class 1" railroad would be. Mozzerati 19:30, 2005 Apr 4 (UTC) P.S.sorry for not signing last time..
Thanks for the review. I mentioned a few of the complaints in the section about the expansion (blocked grade crossings, especially), but I'll see if I can dig up some more. The sentence that you mention is leading into the next section, but it can easily be changed. The AAR Class grading has to do primarily with the railroad's annual revenues; I'll put some notes together on what Class I vs. Class II means for the railroad. slambo 20:25, Apr 4, 2005 (UTC)
I finally got a chance to take a look at the two links you mentioned. I was hoping to get to it over the weekend, but family matters got in the way. I'll integrate the material in the next day or two. slambo 13:12, Apr 11, 2005 (UTC)
I've added information from the two articles that you've cited to the DM&E article. I think it still could be improved, but I'm a bit pressed for time right now. I'll probably revisit this later when things calm down again. slambo 11:05, Apr 15, 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. 119 17:25, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. JYolkowski 21:52, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)