Just pushed out version 2.7 for Android. Should be available within 24 hours to compatible devices.
Added - IC 6251 - CN - Illinois Central Paint
100+ modifications to the train symbol database over the past week. The train symbol database is only accessible from our iOS / Android apps where you can search symbols, origin/destinations, frequency, etc. We have a dedicated team of moderators who only focus on handling the train database.
Reactivated UP 9771 (CNW). Was spotted in Denver on 5/27/2019.
Added - BNSF 2186 - BN Paint
Added - UP 1413 - SP Paint
Added - BNSF 1915 - BN Paint
Added - CN 3115-3116, 3119-3123 - CN 100th Anniversary. We've created specific sub category under special interests for these locomotives so they can be grouped together. This allows you to hide/show/alert them based on your configuration.
Added - UP 1111 - Powered by Our People. Currently at Coffeyville, KS coupled with UP4141 ( GEORGE HW BUSH )
Removed - BNSF 3033 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - CN 3147 - 100 Anniversary
Added - CN 3191 - 100 Anniversary
Removed - SOO 4429 - SOO Paint
Added - CSXT 1776 - Spirit of our Armed Forces - Read more at Trains.com (link)
Added - CSXT 911 - Spirit of our First Responders - Read more at Trains.com (link)
I was hoping to run the new SMS vendor for a month but it came apparent within a few days that the cost was going to become an issue. Note that less than 1% of users actually use this feature.
Thus, to receive SMS notifications directly from the server it will require a premium membership to cover the cost of this service. If you previously had SMS notifications setup I've granted you temporary premium membership until 5/31/2019.
Added - CN 3150 - 100 Anniversary
Removed - SOO 2010, SOO 4601, SOO 4603
Swapped out our code for sending SMS notifications for near by locomotives (setup via Website > Profile > Notifications).
Previously we utilized a free way of sending SMS messages but that has been proving to be unreliable over the past year. With this new vendor; they charge $ per SMS per phone number. With this extra cost we'll be monitoring the expense over the next month and may have to lock down the feature to paid accounts only and/or throttle free accounts.
Added - BNSF 1457 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1472 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1640 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Fixed the "Report Photo" button on the web UI.
Removed - NS 4630 - Operation Lifesaver - Being rebuilt to a GP34ECO
If you experienced any server errors or slow down between 1-1:30PM EST today it was due to our server being patched. All should be resolved but we'll be keeping a close eye on it.
Added - BNSF 1746 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 3185 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Resolved an extremely rare issue where an extra dot "." could appear within URLs making them invalid. This only occurred if the server would send you an email with a link within it (notifications, user registrations, etc.).
Added - AMTK 713 - Phase III Empire Service
Removed - BNSF 528 - ATSF Warbonnet
Removed - BNSF 3178 - ATSF Bluebonnet
AMTK145 is reportable again as it has been spotted out of Beech Grove
Added - BNSF 3173 - ATSF Bluebonnet
CSXT576 (NCSTL Emblem) was renumbered back to CSXT527 and has been confirmed by video and photos. The number 576 was temporary for only a one day event in Nashville yesterday.
We've renumbered the unit and leaving it on the site as we've been informed the unit still has the NCSTL Emblem on it.
Suspended reporting on AMTK42 as it's used for training at the Beech Grove facility (News Link)
Added - CSXT 576 - NCSTL Emblem
Added - BNSF 2905 - BN Paint
Reactivated - NS7215
Removed - BNSF 1465 - BN Paint - Repainted
Removed - BNSF 1451 - BN Paint - Repainted
Removed - BNSF 1401 - BN Paint - Repainted
Added - BNSF 3176 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 185 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 558 - ATSF Warbonnet
Added - BNSF 3169 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 1506 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1792 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 1747 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 1739 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - NKP 757 - Steam
Added - BNSF 159 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 165 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - AMTK 90224 - Downeaster
Removed - BNSF 556 - ATSF Warbonnet
Removed - KCS 4003 - KCS Grey
Added - BNSF 1979 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 189 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 177 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 169 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Removed all of the NS SD70 units. All have been placed in storage for potential rebuilds to SD70ACC units. Note that even if some hit the road to a rebuild facility that we won't add them back for a temporary move.
Removed - BNSF 3039 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Renamed "KCS/TFM - Grey SD70MAC/ACe" to "KCS/TFM - Grey".
Added - AMTK 715 - Phase III Empire Service
*** Note that Phase III Empire Service locomotives are hidden by default unless otherwise specified on your account ***
Added - BNSF 2082 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 2849 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Released v2.5 of the Heritage Units mobile app.
Android should be available almost immediately
iOS is always slower due to Apple Store and hopefully should be available later today or tomorrow
If the server can tie the train # to the database it will provide a link so you can drill down for details
Can view your report history via the profile page
Ability to send another validation email code within the app
Ability to reset your password if forgotten
Increased speed of navigating home/near by screens
Added - BNSF 302 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1670 - BN Paint
On the mobile apps when viewing a locomotive; it will now show the last 20 reports (previously was the last 10).