Category talk:Mining carts

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Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Prefer reverse move. en:Lorries is a redirect to en:Truck, as the English word "Lorry" is the term for the motor vehicle in Commonwealth countries. Even ignoring that, lorry is still ambiguous due to en:Lorry (horse-drawn). Mining cart is unambiguous.--Nilfanion (talk) 10:45, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose I second that. As a mining engineer, i know what i'm doing. The etymologie of the german term 'Lore' traces back to the first railways in Germany, which were of course direct copys of english railways, and so a lot of english terminology found its way into germany. In early german publications about railways (as early as late first half of 19th century) is the term "lowry" to be found, as a generell term for all carts on rails, be it narrow or standart gauge. Form that on, it developed to todays Lore, with a shift in meaning to "small, narrow gauge, with tilting platform", whereas standart gauge carts now are labeled as "Waggon" or (more precisely) as "Eisenbahnwagen". On the other hand we have the mining cart or minecart, in german named "Hunt" since (at least) 1500a.d. and since late 19th/ early 20th century gradually shifting to "Förderwagen". This is another story alltogether. I've put some time into the re-categorizing of those pictures, that i could definitely identify as minecarts and if someone places mining carts as a sub-category to lorries (or whatever name would be appropriate), i wouldn't mind. A rather lengthy explanation of what is - in my eyes - quite clear...--Markscheider (talk) 21:04, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
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