Correcting an error?

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nutford
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Correcting an error?

Post by nutford » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:13 pm

Now let me say firstly what a god-send this site is, and how much superb information it contains. So I was very surprised when I came across what seems to be an error!

In the page on the G6 loco, https://www.lner.info/locos/G/g6.php , it states 'Withdrawals continued through the 1920s, with the last G6 withdrawn in 1929.' But in the page on the F8 loco, https://www.lner.info/locos/F/f8.php it states 'withdrawals of the F8s started in 1928 and finished in 1938. Both the younger G5s and the older G6s outlived the F8s.' Now I'm no mathematician but I sense a whiff of inconsistency here!

Is there a means to highlight such things so they can be corrected? I have no idea which is right, but it's probably just a typo...

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Re: Correcting an error?

Post by richard » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:32 pm

Almost certainly is a typo - I'll investigate, thanks.
(or possibly confusion between LNER and pre-Grouping class designations)

Most people usually just email me their corrections - you can use the contact form on the website, or a link through the forums.

Early on most reported corrections were typos, but we're now about 50/50 on genuine errors (typos,etc) and other. For example, confusion between B17s and Thompson B2s has led to a sprinkling of incorrect 'error' reports.
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Re: Correcting an error?

Post by richard » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:06 pm

Fixed - thanks.

Yes it was badly worded. It was meant to say the G6s (which were superceded by F8s) and G5s (which superceded the F8s) had longer working lives than the F8s.
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Re: Correcting an error?

Post by nutford » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:53 pm

richard wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:32 pm
Most people usually just email me their corrections - you can use the contact form on the website, or a link through the forums.
Thought there had to be a way! Cheers.

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