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New Trains


Excerpted from the website description:

The New Trains organization dedicated to promoting a new High-Speed Rail System across America. This will change the future of America, and help solve global warming and peak oil.

Basic wiki formatting

Simple editing is one of the major benefits of using a wiki. Users can edit pages without knowing HTML, and still use many of the formatting features of HTML. Please feel free to experiment in the Sandbox.

Note that Wiki is a general name for this type of collaborative software. There are many different Wiki sites and products out there, and some use different types of "markup" (coding) than others. uses a version of MediaWiki software, same as and related sites, so the markup is very similar; if you know how to make links, format text, etc. on Wikipedia, you'll find it easy to do the same things at

Basic Text

Most text does not require any special changes for wiki form. A few basic rules are:

  • Do not indent paragraphs.
  • Leave a single blank line between paragraphs.
  • There is no need to encode HTML characters like , or &.

Bold and Italic Text

To mark text as:

bold, use three single quotes - ''' bold ''',
italic, use two single quotes - '' italic '',
bold+italic, use five single quotes - ''''' bold+italic '''''.

To mark text as bold, italic or fixed-width, you can use the HTML <b>, <i> and code tags. For example:

<b> bold </b>, <i> italic </i>, <b> <i> bold+italic </i> </b>.

Note that MediaWiki (like most Wikis) processes pages line-by-line, so if you want three bold lines of text, you will need to use three separate <b>...</b> tags. Also note that unclosed or unmatched tags are not removed from the page.


Headings are delimited by 1-7 equal signs (=). They basically correspond to HTML's

through tags. These are also called section headers and simply place whatever text you want to be a headline between the equal signs. (Note: Most headings on AboutUs are size 2, although this page is using size 3 primarily.)
= Headline size 1 =
== Headline size 2 ==
=== Headline size 3 ===
==== Headline size 4 ====
===== Headline size 5 =====
===== Headline size 6 =====
====== Headline size 7 ======


To create an internal WikiLink to another page simply place the name of the page (in the URL it will be everything after the in double brackets.

will produce:

You can also change what the link will say using a pipe.

will produce: AboutUs


Simple lists:

* Text for a bulleted list item.
** Text for second-level list.
*** Text for third level, etc.

...which looks like:

  • Text for a bulleted list item.
    • Text for second-level list.
      • Text for third level, etc.

Numbered lists:

# Text for a numbered list item.
## Text for second-level list.
### Text for third level, etc.
## Another Text for the second level.

...which looks like:

  1. Text for a numbered list item.
    1. Text for second-level list.
      1. Text for third level, etc.
    2. Another Text for the second level.

Indented Text

Simple indented text:

: Text to be indented (quote-block)
:: Text indented more
::: Text indented to third level

...which looks like:

Text to be indented (quote-block)
Text indented more
Text indented to third level

Preformatted Text

Individual lines can be displayed as preformatted (fixed-width or "typewriter"-font) text by placing one or more spaces at the start of the line. Other wiki formatting (like links) will be applied to this kind of preformatted text.

Additionally, multi-line sections can be marked as preformatted text using lines starting with <pre> (to start preformatted text), and </pre> (to end preformatted text). The <pre> and </pre> tags are not displayed. Wiki links and other formatting is not done within a preformatted section. (If you want wiki formatting, use spaces at the start of the line instead of the <pre> and </pre> tags.)

For instance:

Preformatted section here.  No other link
or format processing
is done on preformatted sections.
For instance, [[Soccer]] is not a link here.

and: This is the starting-spaces version of preformatted text. Note that links like Soccer still work.

Wiki Editing with Templates

A template is a wiki page whose contents are specially intended to be inserted into another wiki page by the "transclusion" process. When you use a template, the template name is surrounded in double curly braces: {{NameOfTemplate}}.

While the following tools are not strictly wiki, many people find them useful for enhancing the look of a wiki page.


use sparingly

For colored text, use:

{{color|name of the color OR hex code|your text here}}

For a blue text, you should use the following code:

{{color|blue|your text here}}

The text would look like this:

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

You may also use bold text, italic text or even bold + italic text:

This is a RED ITALIC text!
This is a GREEN BOLD text!
This is a BLUE BOLD ITALIC text!

For more information, see Template:color.

Quote Boxes

Type the following series of lines:

|quote=Type your quote or message here. Insert quotation marks, if desired.
|quote-name=Type the source of your quote or second message line here
|quote-TextSize=type 100% (or larger to select a type size)
|quote-date=give your quote a date, if applicable
}} (to end quote box)

"This is how you make a quote box."


Large, Stand-Out Quotes

Type {{Pullquote|left|Type your quote here.}} You can substitute left or right to position your quote on the page.

Uploading and Posting Images

See the Image Help page for assistance with:

  • Uploading or adding images, photos, or logos to a page.
  • Creating a Gallery of thumbnail images.
  • Inserting website thumbnails on a page.
  • Using frames or captions with your image.
  • Sizing and positioning your image on a page.

Posting Videos

See AboutUsVideoSupport {{DEFAULTSORT:Basic wiki formatting}

Media:Example.ogg /* Description */




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