Talk:Big Bayou Canot rail accident

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Is it Conot or Canot?. I wrote this article and the World Almanac says Conot, more Google hits on Canot though 10:55, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I say it's Canot, I'm from Mobile, and the name sounds much more familiar.

The NTSB uses "Canot" in its report on the accident ( ), as do other news sources referring to the incident. Almost all Google hits for "Conot" are from Wikipedia's mirrors. Therefore I believe "Conot" is a mistake.


I don't see the basis for this article including "it is likely that the size and number of barges pushed by one tug had increased over time in excess of what the bridge could handle in a collision" added by User:Tabletop in the analysis portion of the article.

I am not aware of any changes in the loading criteria for barge impact on railroad bridges -- is there really a factual justification for this comment (if so, eliminate the "it is likely...") or is this pure speculation which doesn't belong in this article? —Mmathu (talk) 05:34, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Disaster article naming convention[edit]

With an interest to create consistency in rail accident naming, I propose that this article be moved to 1993 Big Bayou Canot train wreck. Highspeed (talk) 21:43, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

OK, why was the page moved without discussion and consensus on the talk page here? It had been previouslydecided that all articles concerning individual disasters should be <<year>> <<place>> <<event>>. Can you advise why we're moving this? I'll move it back in a week if there is no response, as that would indicate that the mover didn't really care. Highspeed (talk) 04:26, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Notable passengers?[edit]

Is it worth mentioning that R. C. Sproul and his wife were passengers on the Sunset Limited at the time of the wreck?[1] --Philosopher Let us reason together. 05:29, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

  1. ^ Sproul, R. C. (May 28, 2009). "Providence and Accidents" (audio). Renewing your Mind with Dr. R.C. Sproul - Providence: God in Control collection. Ligonier Ministries. p. Starting at 2:57. Retrieved June 30, 2009.

No Citation Needed[edit]

Why is there a "citation needed" link included under Analysis? It's clearly shown that this comes from the Seconds from Disaster episode. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:22, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

The Picture[edit]

Why are all the train incident pictures disappearing from Wikipedia (Ufton Nervet rail crash, is another) disappearing?--The Navigators (talk)-May British Rail Rest in Peace. 02:46, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Terminology (pendatry) Collision vs Allision?[edit]

Strictly speaking, the term "collision" is used to describe a vessel striking another vessel (or theoretically, any other moving object). The term used to describe a vessel striking a fixed object is "allision".[1][2]

I haven't made any changes since the word isn't in common usage, and may be confusing unless it's explained or pointed to a definition. I'm not certain of WP policies for this sort of thing, so any suggestions welcomed. Shobble (talk) 12:07, 2 October 2011 (UTC)