How you can play your part
You can help by either providing information, photographs,
maps or other documents or, as importantly, a financial contribution which
allows us to purchase more material. Financial contributions can be made via
the DONATE button on the right. All donations, large and small, are very
welcome and we list all contributors at Supporters of
Warwickshire Railways. In addition to the above, you could help by
pointing out any errors we may have made or typographical mistakes or broken
links. We want visitors using the website to not only benefit from the content
but to also enjoy their experience.
The more accurate information placed on this site the more
useful and informative it will be. Contributions of any kind are important in
developing the quality of this site ranging from checking the accuracy of the
published information, noting typographical errors and identifying broken links
to providing detailed information and photographs. If you want to play a part
please do not hesitate to contact us at the link below. If you need advice on
what we are looking for some we have provided some guidelines below.
Advice on making a contribution
Proofing existing captions
We inevitably make mistakes especially when we are
processing scores of photos at one time. In addition, the original information
provided to us may have been incorrect or misread when creating the caption. In
one or two cases we have noticed instances where duplicate photographs have had
different information on their reverse side.
If you note any errors or failed link please advise us by
email to email@example.com.
With ultimately several thousand photographs on the site it would help us
enormously if you could note any error(s) under the station/shed/subject
heading and state the image number, e.g. gwrfc82, lnwra19, miscfr006 etc. These
appear at the top of the large photograph or image.
Writing a new or improved caption
Before providing guidelines it would perhaps be useful to
say that we recognise that our current captions are not perfect because, as
stated elsewhere, with our emphasis being on uploading photographs, few have
anything other than a brief note. The few photos with lengthy captions often
contain information which might have been better provided in a more detailed
and comprehensive article.
Captions should address the detail in the photograph. If
its a view of an engine then the number, name are the most basic details
required. Further information on the time, date, location and working are also
useful in fleshing out detail relating to the subject. Build/scrapping dates,
number/name changes together with class information further strengthens the
information to the reader.
In non-locomotive views the most basic information should
state, what is the viewer looking at, when, orientation (the direction of
view), information on specific items of interest contained within the
photograph and other related matters. If expressing an opinion or information
which is not 100% certain use a phrase such as "I believe" or "it is thought"
as it is important we do not portray conjecture as fact.
It is our intention to provide detailed information on the
history of the railway companies, their routes, stations, sheds and the
railways impact on the local community. Not only are we limited by the time we
have available for developing all parts of the web site but we are also amateur
not professional historians and therefore our resources and knowledge is
All contributions are most welcome to help us to develop
this aspect of the site. Written material will be placed at the appropriate
point on the web site. This might be a brief factual account, such as an event
at a station or the recording of major events in its history. This information
would be placed on the page with the thumbnail photographs. A longer or more
detailed account would be given its own page linked from the subject's home
page with images or photographs included or linked to the article.
To make a contribution please contact us on
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