Updates

  • 2018.12.05
  • Added - BNSF 2096 - BN Paint
  • Removed UP 9696 UP 9741 and UP 9771 these units are at North Little Rock AR Paint booth they are no longer in CNW colors
  • Added BNSF 9422, 9423, 9428, 9432, 9433, 9437, 9439, 9440, 9442, 9443, 9445, 9449, 9711, 9712, 9713, 9740, 9743, 9757, 9761, 9765, 9773, 9778, 9779, 9780, 9784, 9788, 9790, 9792, 9794, 9795, 9796, 9797, and 9799
  • Added - BNSF 1958 - BN Paint
  • 2018.12.04
  • Removed - UP 1066 - SP Paint
  • Removed - UP 1051 - SP Paint
  • Removed - PAR 52 - Maine Central
  • Removed - PAR 77 - Boston & Maine
  • Added - BNSF 1466 - BN Paint
  • 2018.12.01
  • UP4141 is reportable again. Due to the passing of the former president, this locomotive is being sent from NLR to Houston today
  • 2018.11.28
  • Removed - BNSF 1459 - BN Paint
  • Removed - BNSF 1444 - BN Paint
  • Added - BNSF 9567, 9568, 9569, 9574, 9576, 9577, 9579, 9580, 9581, 9582, 9583, 9584, 9586, 9587, 9589, 9800, 9805, 9817, 9818, 9819, and 9832- Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • Added - BNSF 1660 - BN Paint
  • Removed - BNSF 3149 - BN Paint
  • 2018.11.25
  • Added - BNSF 9830 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • Added - BNSF 2897 - BN Paint
  • Removed - BNSF 1741 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 2018.11.22
  • Added - BNSF 9404, 9408, 9410, 9411, 9417, 9420, 9421, 9505, 9507, 9515, 9517, 9524, 9529, 9533, 9537, 9538, 9539, 9543, 9545, and 9550 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • 2018.11.21
  • The timezone issue appears be the opposite of what the initial reports of the bug. Thus the problem was with the web version vs. the mobile apps. It appeared when viewing the details of a report and only if you're timezone was other than EST. This has been resolved. If you experience any other issues please contact me.

    Brian =)
  • 2018.11.18
  • We've had a handful of reports from users where the mobile app is showing the report times off by an hour. I have yet to replicate this on our iOS or the Android devices/emulators.

    If you're experiencing this please email support and supply the type of hardware device you have, OS version and your timezone. It's likely related to DST on a specific OS version so the more info I can receive the faster I can replicate and resolve it.

    Brian :)
  • 2018.11.16
  • Added - AMTK 717 - Phase III Empire Service
  • Added - BNSF 644 - BNSF Warbonnet
  • Added - BNSF 9453 - BNSF Executive/Grinstein
  • 2018.11.12
  • Changed KCS4006 to a Veterans Unit as it's been repainted by KCS
  • Removed - BNSF 1443 - BN Paint - (Repainted)
  • Added - BNSF 3172 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 2018.11.09
  • Added - IC 1022 - CN - Illinois Central
  • 2018.11.08
  • Added - BNSF 1795 - BN Paint
  • 2018.11.04
  • Added - BNSF 624, 641, 644, 669, 685, 721, 733, and 762 - ATSF/BNSF Warbonnets
  • 2018.11.02
  • Added - BNSF 9402, 9535 and 9731 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • 2018.11.01
  • Removed - BNSF 1448 - BN Paint
  • Removed - BNSF 1441 - BN Paint
  • 2018.10.31
  • Added - BNSF 1618 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • One of our iOS testers discovered the map icons on the 2.3 release are rotated 90 deg in the wrong direction. I'm queuing up 2.4 to the App Store today to resolve the issue. The Android app is not effected by this issue.
  • Added - BNSF 9609, 9665, 9668, 9675, 9787, 9808, and 9827 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • 2018.10.29
  • Added - BNSF 2793 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Added - BNSF 1920 - BN Paint
  • 2018.10.27
  • *** In need of iPhone/iPad beta testers ***

    I'm opening up beta testing of the HeritageUnits.com iOS App to the first 10 users who contact me. Please contact me via the "Contact" page on the website and select "iOS".

    Note that you will need to have Apple's "TestFlight" app installed on your iPhone/iPad to be part of the beta (free via store).

    Couple notes with the next release (these are also included in the next release of Android which is days away from publishing)

    * Train symbol database will be publicly available and will accept community edits
    * Migration to Google Maps on iOS devices (icons emulate web version).
    * Near By feature is now configurable
    * Visual indicators are now shown when listing reports

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com - Founder / Developer
  • 2018.10.25
  • Added - BNSF 1912 - BN Paint
  • Added - BNSF 172 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Added - BNSF 1686 - BN Paint
  • 2018.10.22
  • I'm opening up beta testing of the new HeritageUnits.com Android App to the first 10 users who contact me. Please contact me via the "Contact" page on the website and select "Android".

    Note that you will need to share with me the email you're registered with Google Play Store to receive an invite to the Beta version of the app.

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com
  • Added - BNSF 1697 - BN Paint
  • 2018.10.13
  • iOS/Apple - Heritage Units (v2.1) app is now available for download via the app store (link).

    v2.1 - Release Notes

    • Resolved issue where some users received a "WebApiException". Note that you may need to login again if you where experiencing this issue. If the issue continues after the update please contact support.
    • Photos are now larger when viewing locomotives
    • When viewing an individual locomotive there is now a new "Hide" button on the top right. This will add the locomotive to your hidden list when used.
    • Buttons have better look-n-feel than previous version

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com - Founder / Developer
  • Added - BNSF 2808 - BN Paint
  • 2018.10.12
  • Added - AMTK 157 - Big Game Train - photo
  • 2018.10.11
  • Mobile app updates coming

    iOS/Apple - I'm working on resolving the random bug where you may receive a "WebAPI" error. I've identified the issue and will be pushing out a resolution to the Apple App Store (v2.1) to hopefully resolve the problem. Note that after the update the app will likely ask you to login again. If you're currently receiving this error (v2.0 the latest deployed version); the easiest workaround is to uninstall/install the app and this will reset the underlying security token.

    Android - Development is 95% complete. Note that this is a major rewrite for the app and will mirror the iOS. In the upcoming release; Android notification feature will be available to everyone for free. Along with many other new features. I will release this app once the iOS issue is resolved.

    Any questions please contact me at the contact page on the site.

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com - Founder / Developer
  • 2018.10.09
  • Added - NS 1801 - DC to AC Conversion (Yellow)
  • Added - BNSF 9809 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • Added - BNSF 9789 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • 2018.10.04
  • Added - BNSF 9426, 9427, 9430, 9436, 9438, 9441, 9454, 9467, 9481, 9691, 9696, and 9833 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • Added - BNSF 552 - ATSF Warbonnet
  • 2018.10.02
  • Added - BNSF 9403, 9414, 9424, 9429, 9444, 9456, and 9492 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • Added - CSXT 3415 - Georgia Road Emblem - Please read Trains article at (http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/10/01-csx-rolls-out-unit-with-georgia-road-decal-treatment
  • 2018.09.30
  • Removed - UP 1500 - SP Paint
  • Added - BNSF 1627 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 2018.09.28
  • Added - BNSF 184 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Removed - BNSF 3142 - BN Paint
  • 2018.09.26
  • Added - BNSF 1464 - BN Paint
  • Added - BNSF 9487, 9493 and 9498 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • 2018.09.24
  • Implemented reCaptcha on login and register pages on the web. We've seen an uptick in automated bots attempting to login / register accounts.

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com
  • 2018.09.23
  • I'm starting development on the new version of the Android app as the iOS version is now out. Please be patient as this could take a couple weeks to get prepared and tested.

    As reminder for iOS users upgrading to the new HeritageUnits.com app (v2.0). If you experience any error messages immediately after upgrading please uninstall/install the app . There is an issue with a legacy security token that could cause the app to not load. Uninstalling/installing the app will clear this legacy token. I'll be looking into a patch within the next week or so.

    If you run into any issues or have ideas for enhancements please contact me at the "Contact" page on the website.

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com - Founder / Developer
  • 2018.09.19
  • Added - BNSF 9431, 9446, 9447, 9448, 9465, 9508, 9518, 9548, 9597, 9608, 9803, and 9813 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • Resolved a bug at the server side that when receiving a multi-unit report from the iOS app where submitted would only record one locomotive. Thanks Alex A. for passing along the information.

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com - Founder / Developer
  • 2018.09.18
  • Added - AMTK 702 - Phase III Empire Service
  • Added - NS 1800 - DC to AC Conversion (Yellow)
  • For users upgrading to the new Apple iOS HeritageUnits.com app (v2.0). If you experience any error messages immediately after upgrading please uninstall/install the app and see if the error continues.

    If so please contact me at the "Contact" page on the website.

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com - Founder / Developer
  • 2018.09.17
  • The new iOS app (v2.0) is queued up for approval from Apple. Once approved it will start to role out immediately to all iOS devices. Please contact me at the contact us page with any issues.

    Below is a list of changes coming out in the next release.

    Updated logo and screen colors
    Changed default screen to be more of a dashboard (showing small map and # of locomotives near by)
    Changed layout so we can make use of a side navigation
    Fixed an issue where security tokens expired and created pre-mature logins again.
    iOS app now supports prefill. There is a setting on the user's profile that will enable/disable this feature globally across HeritageUnits.com experience.
    Locomotive Selector on reports screen now sorts correctly (previously sorted codes as alphas which created a mess).
    Locomotive Selector is now filtered by Railroads vs. Category.
    Added the ability to view system updates (previously only viewable on the website)
    If failed login occurs will display a button to direct user to website to reset their password.
    Fields on report screen are now larger then previous version
    When clicking "Use GPS" on report screen has improved error handling
    Added the ability to maintain hidden locomotives/categories under settings

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com - Founder / Developer
  • 2018.09.16
  • Added - BNSF 2836 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 2018.09.15
  • Removed - WNYP 430 - Honoring Law Enforcement - No longer has law enforcement emblems (Thanks Ricky W. for the update/pictures)
  • Dropped in patch to attempt to speed up the report submission time. Previously could take from 5~15 seconds to submit the report. New version should reduce that to less than 5 seconds. I'll be keeping a close eye on the performance over the next few days.

    Updated iOS application is now 90% complete. Hoping to get settings editable in the next release (Prefill/Hide Locomotives). Assuming those go well I'll be pushing it out to the beta group very soon.

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com - Founder / Developer
  • Added - BNSF 756 and 783 - BNSF Warbonnet
  • Removed - BNSF 1436 - BN Paint - Repainted
  • Added - BNSF 3195 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 2018.09.14
  • When viewing details of a locomotive it will now indicate if the locomotive is actively suspended from reporting and the reason. Example would be AMTK145
  • Added - BNSF 9406 and 9407 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • 2018.09.13
  • Added - BNSF 761 - BNSF Warbonnet
  • Added - BNSF 2864 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 2018.09.12
  • Added - AMTK 700, 701, 703, 704, 707, 710, 711, 714 and 716 - Phase III Empire Service.

    Note that if you wish hide locomotives or categories of locomotives from your HeritageUnits.com experience to navigate to "Profile" > "Hide Locomotives" (direct link)
  • Added - BNSF 9469, 9506, 9523, 9530, 9542 and 9544 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • Added - BNSF 3037, 3181 and 3183 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 2018.09.10
  • Added - BNSF 9536, 9572, and 9674 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • Added US Cellular as mobile phone provider
  • 2018.09.09
  • Added - BNSF 9546, 9602, 9783, 9812, and 9816 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • Added - BNSF 702 - BNSF Warbonnet
  • I'm working on a completely new update for our iOS app. This will be a refreshed look-n-feel with updated logo and hopefully some new functionality and definitely some bug/fixes.

    I'm 80% complete and will be rolling it out to our beta testers hopefully soon. I'll provide an update on when things are released to the Apple app store.

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com - Founder / Developer
  • Added - BNSF 1707 and 1790 - BN Paint
  • Added - BNSF 9464 and 9496 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • Added - BNSF 9679 and 9490 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • 2018.09.07
  • Ability to filter maps based on locomotive categories or railroads is enabled again.
  • Just applied a fix for a very tiny scripting issue. Most browser (Chrome and Safari) could adapt to the issue but other browsers like IE would not and thus would make the map appear blank. If you experience any issues please contact me via the contact us page.

    Brian =)
  • Added - BNSF 9686 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • 2018.09.06
  • If you're receiving a blank map (tiles not downloading); we've seen a random CORS issue with openstreetmaps. I'm dropping in patches the more I can replicate the issue.
  • Added - BNSF: 9401, 9425, 9434, 9435, 9450, 9470, 9477, 9478, 9489, 9509, 9516, 9522, 9547, 9549, 9566, 9801, and 9802, 9549 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
  • Maps are back! Converted over the OpenStreetMaps. Note that there is some quirks that still need to be worked out. For example the "popup" on the mobile version really isn't "mobile/touch" friendly. Give me a few nights to work out those things.

    Brian =)
  • 2018.09.04
  • Removed - GTW 5853 - GTW Paint
  • Added - BNSF 197 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • First, many thanks to the users out there supporting the site and upgrading as this helps incredibly with maintaining the budget to keep the site online with the unexpected cost from Google. Please note that all funds pay directly for the site expenses; no one receives any funds for their time as we donate them for free.

    We'll be reviewing other mapping APIs over the next week (hopefully a free one). When evaulating a mapping API we have to get deep into them so this could take a couple weeks to get resolved depending on what's missing or what re-code needs to be done.

    Please note... if you're using HeritageUnits.com iOS (Apple Maps) or HeritageUnits.com Android (Google Embedded Maps) that these are free.

    Simply put... if we kept Google Maps free under the new pricing structure this site would be shutting down within a month as we can't incur $1.1K bill a month. Websites and applications are not free to run and I do my best to keep the cost at a minimum so it's open to everyone.

    If you wish to read the pricing details from Google maps please click the link (new pricing model) vs. (old pricing model).

    With the old pricing model we didn't get charged as we never hit the 25K map loads a day on the website.

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com - Founder / Developer
  • 2018.09.02
  • Hello Everyone,

    Google has started charging for their google maps usage effective July 2018. We just received our first invoice and it looks like our usage will cost us over $1100 a month. That's an incredible cost for a site that runs on a minimum budget to keep it open for everyone. In the next month you may notice a large reduction in Google map usage on the website (iOS app not effected). I will be evaluating other mapping APIs immediately.

    Any questions please contact me at the contact us page.

    Brian :)