Removed - NS 3052, NS 3473 & 3480, NS 3497, NS 4634, 4635 & 4639 and all of NS GP59E as they've been retired and sold.
Reactivated CSXT2702 - Spirit of Atlanta/Franklin M . Garrett. Was spotted yesterday in Georgia yesterday. YouTube video can be viewed at this link at 33:31 in video.
CSXT500 is reportable again
Removed - KCS 4029 - KCS Grey
Removed report suspension on BNSF 718 &BNSF 756. Spotted on the Virtual Railfan Flagstaff camera yesterday
Small bug existed between 1:10-1:40PM EST today on the mobile web version for the near me and latest location pages. The times could be offset drastically when attempting to localize it per device. This has been resolved.
Added - CN 1501 - CN Track Geometry Vehicle
Fixed a bug (mobile web view) where if you clicked on the locomotives and then clicked to view details on the locomotive it would redirect you back to the home page. Many thanks to Kyle & Joshua for contacting me about the problem.
Similar to the Amtrak Empire Service there is limited report notifications on these locomotives as they're used for commuter service.
UP1995 is stored unserviceable at Ft Worth, TX. Details are it shut down under load and will not restart, has cooling fan issues, electrical issues and computer issues.
Our contact page on the site was broken and many thanks for Alex A. for reaching out to let us know. All should be fixed again.
Removed - BNSF 3181 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - EMDX 7239 - EMDX Black
Added - EMDX 7237 - EMDX Black
Added - EMDX 7235 - EMDX Black
Added - EMDX 7234 - EMDX Black
Removed - BNSF 2931 - BN Paint
Removed - BNSF 2801 - BN Paint
Added - EMDX 7238 - EMDX Black
Added - AMTK 709 - Phase III Empire Service
The photo upload page was down between Thursday and early Sunday morning. All should be operational again, if you run into any troubles please contact me via the contact link on the web site (bottom of the page).
Added - NW 2156 - Steam (2-8-8-2)
Added - EMDX 7227 - EMDX Yellow/White
Added - EMDX 7226 - EMDX Yellow/White
Added - EMDX 7225 - EMDX Yellow/White
Added - EMDX 7224 - EMDX Yellow/White
Added - EMDX 7223 - EMDX Yellow/White
Added - EMDX 7222 - EMDX Yellow/White
Added - EMDX 7221 - EMDX Yellow/White
Added - BNSF 2284 - BN Paint
KCS4009 has been repainted into "Saluting KCS Heroes" unit is available on the site
Our photo page was broken by this guy 2 nights ago during a patch. All should be fixed now!
We've gone a little retro tonight by changing our colors on the website. When heritageunits.com was first built in 2012 these where the original colors of the site.
We've returned the trending view which is now accessible by clicking on the "trending" view on the home page.
More changes are on the way... =P
We've updated the desktop dashboard page. We'll be making further tweaks to this page over the next few days. Couple notes...
The server will now automatically adjust the reports dates based on your browsers time. This is different from the previously where you had to set the time on your profile (if not in EST). Note that when viewing the report it still works the traditional way. We'll be touching those screens as we prepare for our next major release.
We've added the open railways map overlays
There are now radar and cloud overlays that will display on the map. These are dependent upon external servers and sometimes can be delayed in their load times. Please note that this is currently experimental.
We'll be adding the trending views later to the desktop version.
Added - EMDX 7220 - EMDX Yellow/White
Added - EMDX 7218 - EMDX Yellow/White
Added - EMDX 7218 - EMDX Yellow/White
Added - BNSF 3119 - BN Paint
Removed - BNSF 1912 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1962 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 3194 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 2042 - BN (Smurf) Paint
Added - BNSF 1968 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1933 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1943 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1798 - BN Paint
NS6963 GoRail can be reported again. Spotted via Virtual Railfan's camera yesterday
Removed - UP 3985 - Steam (4-6-6-4) - Retired by UP
Added - UP 6236 - SP Paint
Removed - BNSF 1828 - BN Paint
Some Android Users are reporting the error still occurs after a uninstall/install. After working with a user, please attempt the following steps (note... this is may vary based on your OS version)
On your phone, go to “Settings”
Go to “Apps”
Find “Heritage Units” app, click it
Click “Clear data” AND “Clear cache”
(note, clear cache may be disabled after clearing data, this is ok)
Start the Heritage Units app, you should be prompted to login again.
Please contact support if you need assistance.
Removed - AMTK 606 - Coca-Cola wrap has been removed
If you're still experiencing issues with the mobile apps please uninstall and reinstall the app (iOS/Android). This will provide a clean installation and should resolve any issues. We've had numerous other users inform us that this was the solution to their problems.
For iOS devices that are receiving an API exception. When we migrated to a new server we changed our ip address. Thus you're likely suffering from a dns cache issue. Usually your device will resolve the issue automatically.
This is can be resolved immediately by flushing your dns cache on the device. Follow the link below for instructions.
Today we experienced a total server hardware failure around 11:30AM EST. Due to the severity of the failure we had to migrate HeritageUnits.com to a completely new server and restore a backup from 12AM last night. Thus any new reports, new accounts, or photos submitted between 12AM-11:30AM EST where lost.
We apologize for the inconvenience but please understand this was outside of our control. No one likes to migrate servers under these circumstances. The new server came online around 1:50PM EST today.
Please note there might be small 5 minute outages as we tweak the new server throughout the day. We don't expect many of these but wanted to provide a heads up.