Added BNSF1594 (BN Paint)
Added Palmer, MA Web Cam by Boston and Maine Live
Added AMTK108 (Phase VI)
Added AMTK160 (Dash 8 Phase III)
Reactivated BNSF 9407
Added - BBLE862 (DMIR Paint)
Added VirtualRailfan.com Web Camera - Spartanburg, SC
Added Railstream.net Web Camera - Atlanta, GA
Added - AMTK301 - Day 1 - 50th Anniversary
Removed - MNCR126 - New Haven
Added - BNSF1787 - BN Paint
Removed - KCS 2972 - KCS Grey
CSX has officially renumbered CSXT1 (Spirit of WV) to CSXT173. Note that we renumbered the locomotive last week due to CSXT1 (B&O Scheme) venturing out on the OCS.
CSXT1 & 2 - B&O Heritage Scheme locomotives are available for reporting.
Unlocked NS 8098 (Conrail) for reporting
Added Rocky Mount, NC web cam
Added Oklahoma City, OK web cam
Added - IHB3800 - Salute our Troops - Note that notifications are disabled on this unit due to it's limited range
NW611 is enabled for reporting
We've received word about the new CSX1 (F40PH in B&O Scheme). We're holding on changes until we receive confirmation that CSXT1 (Spirit of WV) is officially renumbered and confirmed. This is to avoid confusion and reporting the wrong locomotive.
Added Belle Plaine, NE web cam (thanks T. Hogan)
Added Fostoria, OH (thanks A. Wenger)
Updated link to new Roanoke web camera and updated the link to Hotel Roanoke Rail cam. Many thanks Bruce P. for the email!
As of 5/1/2021 we've officially deprecated SMS notifications due to lack of utilization and costly to maintain. Please note that we'll have push notifications coming to our mobile apps.
Added - Metra North Commuter Units in New Haven paint (P32AC-DM #228-231 and BL20GH 126-127, 129-130).
Please note that we don't send out notifications for units in regular commuter service.
We've unlocked NW611 in preparation for its move in May.
Fixed an issue where the server was failing to send out emails during registrations / forgot passwords. If you registered your account between 4/12/2021 8PM EST to 4/16/2021 8PM EST you likely didn't receive an email.
Please visit the profile page to generate another email verification link (link)
Added - WE7023 - 30th Anniversary
Added Cedar Fall, IA to the web cam map
UP1995 reporting restrictions have been lifted. UP has placed the unit back in service as of yesterday.
On the web site (Desktop View) we've added the ability to see the locations of web cams within the USA/Canada. Please contact us if there are missing. This will be useful if trying to locate and track a Heritage Unit.
Also note that this is in preparation for our new mobile app which will ask specifically what camera you saw the locomotive at to assist with keeping reporting consistent.
HeritageUnits.com is not affiliated with these camera operators. While some of these cameras are free to view, others are not. We do ask that you support each operator on their respective sites via a membership or donations.
Added - KCS2823 - KCS Grey
Removed - BCOL 4643 - BC Rail Paint - Scrapped
Added - Canadian Pacific's "Central, Maine & Quebec" units
Removed - NS 3215 - 2014 NMRA - SOld to PRLX
Reactivated - NS3492 OLS as it's been spotted in numerous locations.
Added - EMDX7235 - EMDX Black
Reactivated CSX 911, 3194 and 1776. Reportable on CSX Q410-14 to Selkirk, NY
AMTK184 is now reportable again
Added remaining KCS units in Grey.
Removed - BNSF 2843 - ATSF Bluebonnet (Repainted)
Removed - BNSF 2831 - BN Paint (Repainted)
Added - KCS 2967 - KCS Grey
Removed - BNSF 193 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Just resolved an issue with our password reset. If you had troubles logging in after a password reset it's likely that your new password wasn't complex enough. The password reset page wasn't displaying validation messages when a new password didn't meet the requirements. This has been resolved at as of 1/10/2021 6:30PM EST.
There have also been a couple instances where a fellow user might accidently selected the wrong locomotive during a report. For example; it's a locomotive on the east coast only but was reported on the west coast. This could happen if the person was scrolling the locomotive selection screen and accidently tapped the wrong locomotive during a scroll. For such a unique situation; we've added geo-fencing for handful of unique locomotives.
Added - BNSF 3027 - BN Paint
Our moderators now have the ability to update the leader status on a report. Previously if a user made a mistake selecting the leader we would have to take it down. Now our team can fix the mistake so the report can stay viewable.
Removed - GTW 4926 - GTW Paint - Repainted
Removed - BNSF 1885 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Fixed an issue where the "distance away" was displaying incorrectly on the latest location view on the mobile app. This view was never designed to show the distance away and thus resulted in very confusing results.
The entire staff here at HeritageUnits.com wish everyone Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, & Happy New Year...
Fixed a bug on the mobile (web) for locomotive list page. Was creating duplicate entries for the same categories. Thanks J. Higgins for bring this to my attention.
Fixed a bug where user favorites was not displaying within the apps (iOS/Android/Web). Many thanks to Tom B. for bringing it to my attention.
Removed - BNSF 2947 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Removed - AMTK 189 - Big Game Train - Stickers removed
Removed - BNSF 2949 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Removed - BNSF 2939 - BN Paint - Repainted
Added - BNSF 196 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 1638 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 1645 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 1648 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 1761 - ATSF Bluebonnet
BNSF677 & BNSF686 are reportable again. Spotted in Kansas City, MO.
Removed - BNSF 2857 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Removed - IC 2455 - Blue Devil - Scrapped
Fixed a bug where custom favorites couldn't be updated on the web. Thanks Phil for letting us know.
HeritageUnits.com - Founder/Developer
Renamed - CN 3233 to Veterans Unit
Fixed a bug where the category drop down on the mobile apps was only displaying a the sub category. This was a server level fix;; thus the fix will be immediate for any affected app versions.
Removed - BNSF 1739 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Removed - BNSF 1738 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Added 3 "New" Heritage units from Canadian National. CN3023 (EJE), CN3008 (IC) and CN3069 (WC). All 3 locomotives with addition of CN3115 (BCOL) are on train CN M396.
A video of the units can be found at this link ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdH7YV2SQ-Y )
Removed - BNSF 2869 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Removed - BNSF 1757 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Quick update on the upcoming 3.0 mobile app.
For the past month I've been making core changes to the server in preparation for the 3.0 app. Below are a couple features I'm looking to bring into v3.0.
Please be patient as I build things out but if you have enhancement ideas please send them to me at our contact page.
HeritageUnits.com - Founder / Developer
BNSF680 is reportable again
Added - AMTK 600 - David L. Gunn Memorial - Note that this is in commuter service so we've disabled notifications for this locomotive
BNSF625 is reportable again (was in storage)
Added another "new" heritage unit CN3115 in BC rail paint. This unit previously was a 100th anniversary unit.
It's been spotted in it's new paint but no word on the official release date.
Their is also another Illinois Central heritage unit (all black "deathstar") that is painted but it's number is still TBD.
Top notch stuff coming out of Canadian National!
Added a "new" heritage unit. Fresh out of the shop in true GT (Blue/Red) paint - CN 8952 - Grand Trunk Western
Resolved an issue while submitting new reports where a new report could result in a "Object reference not set to an instance of an object".
Applied a small fix for the map view on the mobile web version where it wasn't pulling up the report when clicking on the marker icon.
Fixed a display issue with trending locomotives (Mobile & Web versions)
Removed - CEFX 6012 - SOO Paint - Repainted
Added - CN7600 (GP40-3) CN 600 (Slug). As of right now we're describing them as "Canadian National Green" paint. You can view a picure of them at this (link).
Please note that links only work on the web version of heritage units. In our new app they'll be clickable.
Removed - SOO 4409 - SOO Paint - Repainted
Removed - BNSF 3172 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Removed - BNSF 1746 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Removed - BNSF 2952 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
UP1995 (C&NW) is now reportable again
Removed - BNSF 2846 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Removed - BNSF 2796 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Beginning in August 2020 we'll be rolling out the requirement that all new reporting of locomotives will be required to be submitted via our mobile apps (iOS/Android).Why the change?
We analyzed the data and for the past couple years noticed that reporting from the mobile applications has been more reliable and consistent then reports submitted via the web version. Additionally, we’ve seen in 2020 that 90% of the reports came from the mobile versions leaving only 10% reports via the web.
Deprecating the web reporting version will allow us to focus our attention to solid experience within the mobile app and also bring in additional features that have been asked for.Anything else changing on the web site?
Nothing else and we have no plans for any other changes. You can still view all reports in real-time, upload photos, etc…New mobile app coming...
We’re currently in the process of complete rewrite (3.0) of the app where we will attempt to bring “All” the functionality of the web site to the mobile apps along with new enhancements. We know there are some limitations of the current application and thus why we're taking a fresh swing. Give me some time to get things built and ready!
HeritageUnits.com - Founder / Developer