Talk:Barns

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Superbarns v supersaloons[edit]

Personally think the wording about superbarns now being known as super saloons that is appearing around the wiki is a bit clunky and also irrelevant. In everyday conversation around the railway they are generally referred to as superbarns. I suggest the wiki also refers to them as such in the same way we refer to barns, tin cars and carnforths (none of which are official names either). At the same time I think a sentence on this page saying something along the lines of "in press releases and other publications aimed at those unfamiliar with FR carriage parlance they are sometimes referred to as super-saloons" should be included. Eheaps (talk) 20:21, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Agree - Yes, I also believe that they should remain as Superbarns, as that seems to be common usage outside of official publications. In fact, I've never heard them referred to as super saloons outside of said official publications. I think that your suggestion would be sufficient. I think we do need more of a consensus though. RedDragon (Send me a telegram) 09:17, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

I agree that we need to include mention of both terms and that they are synonymous, for the benefit of the general reader who might come across both terms. We certainly shouldn't attempt to rewrite history and change Superbarn to Super Saloon. I'll try and tidy it up, see what you think. George Cash (talk) 00:34, 11 July 2017 (UTC)