Updates

  • 2/26/2021

  • Added - BNSF 1935 - BN Paint
  • 2/22/2021

  • Removed - NS 5303 - Operation Lifesaver
  • 2/15/2021

  • Reactivated CSX 911, 3194 and 1776.   Reportable on CSX Q410-14 to Selkirk, NY

  • 2/12/2021

  • Removed - KCS 2830 - KCS Grey
  • 2/6/2021

  • Removed - BNSF 2192 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Removed - BNSF 1614 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 2/5/2021

  • AMTK184 is now reportable again

  • Added - BNSF 2833 - BN Paint
  • 2/1/2021

  • Added - WSOR 4183 - 30th Anniversary
  • 1/26/2021

  • Added remaining KCS units in Grey.

    SD40-2

    • KCS 661 
    • KCS 3219

    GP38-2

    • KCS 1908 
    • KCS 1909
    • KCS 1915 
    • KCS 1921 
    • KCS 2004 
    • KCS 2014 
    • KCS 2022 
    • KCS 2023 
    • KCS 2029

    GP40-3

    • KCS 2809 
    • KCS 2830 
    • KCS 2841 
    • KCS 2844 
    • KCS 2846 
    • KCS 2898  
    • KCS 2964 
    • KCS 2972 

     GP40-2LW

    • KCS 2900 
    • KCS 2902 
    • KCS 2906 
    • KCS 2911
  • 1/24/2021

  • Removed - BNSF 2843 - ATSF Bluebonnet (Repainted)

  • Removed - BNSF 2831 - BN Paint (Repainted)

  • 1/22/2021

  • Added - KCS 2967 - KCS Grey

  • 1/21/2021

  • Added - KCSM 4520 - KCS Grey
  • 1/14/2021

  • Added - AMTK 46 - Connecting America for 50 Years
  • 1/11/2021

  • 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.

    Brian =)

  • 1/5/2021

  • Added - BNSF 3027 - BN Paint

  • 12/30/2020

  • Added - WSOR 4170 - 40th Anniversary
  • 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.

    Brian =)

  • 12/28/2020

  • Removed - GTW 4926 - GTW Paint - Repainted

  • Added - GTW 5825 - GTW Paint
  • 12/27/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 1885 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 12/26/2020

  • Added - BNSF 2700 - BN Paint
  • 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. 

    Brian =)

  • 12/24/2020

  • The entire staff here at HeritageUnits.com wish everyone Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, & Happy New Year...

  • Added - MRL 4404 - Thank you to all essential workers
  • 12/22/2020

  • Added - GECX 3000 - Battery-Electric Demo Unit
  • 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.

    Brian =)

  • 12/17/2020

  • 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.

    Brian =)

  • 12/14/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 2947 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 12/13/2020

  • Added - GTW 5827 - GTW Paint
  • 12/12/2020

  • Removed - AMTK 189 - Big Game Train - Stickers removed 

  • 12/9/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 2949 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 12/8/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 2939 - BN Paint - Repainted 

  • 12/5/2020

  • Added - GTW 5849 - GTW Paint
  • Added - GTW 5954 - GTW "Zebra Gray" Paint
  • Added - GTW 5955 - GTW "Zebra Gray" Paint
  • Added - GTW 5830 - GTW Paint
  • Added - UP 1076 - SP Paint
  • 11/30/2020

  • 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


  • 11/28/2020

  • Added - EMDX 7215 - EMDX Yellow/White
  • Added - EMDX 7214 - EMDX Yellow/White
  • 11/27/2020

  • BNSF677 & BNSF686 are reportable again. Spotted in Kansas City, MO. 

  • 11/25/2020

  • Added - CN 7601 - Illinois Central
  • 11/24/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 2857 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 11/22/2020

  • Removed - IC 2455 - Blue Devil - Scrapped

  • 11/21/2020

  • Fixed a bug where custom favorites couldn't be updated on the web.  Thanks Phil for letting us know.

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com - Founder/Developer

  • 11/16/2020

  • Added - BNSF 888 - ATSF Warbonnet
  • 11/12/2020

  • Renamed - CN 3233 to Veterans Unit

  • Added - CN 3015 - Veterans Unit
  • Removed - NS 5826 - Operation Lifesaver
  • Removed - NS 3500 - Operation Lifesaver
  • Removed - NS 3492 - Operation Lifesaver
  • 11/7/2020

  • Added - MRL 4407 - Veterans Unit
  • 11/6/2020

  • 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.

    Brian =)

  • 11/1/2020

  • Added - CN 601 - Illinois Central
  • 10/29/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 1739 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • Removed - BNSF 1738 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 10/25/2020

  • 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 )

  • 10/18/2020

  • Added - AMTK 705 - Phase III Empire Service
  • Removed - BNSF 2869 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 10/16/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 1757 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 10/13/2020

  • 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.

    • Sub Divisions / Mile Post - We'll ask the reporter for more details like the sub division, mile post and timetable direction.  If you don't know all those details; it's ok!    We're building the app to suggest them to you and also provide pointers on the correct direction (sometimes North/South is actually East/West on a railroad's timetable). 

    • Web Cameras - We're building in features to speed up web camera reporting and pre-fill in details about the location. 

    • Push Notifications - Currently only our android app (premium accounts) has the ability to do notifications but they're built upon a "pull" notification that works on a schedule.  We're looking to replace this with "push" notifications for iOS/Android.

    • Photo Uploads - Currently only available via our web version.  Looking to add the ability to upload directly from your phone. 

    • Routing Predictions - Our ultimate goal... with more detailed reporting our goal is send notifications to you if you train is inbound to your location.  Note this will likely be delivered in later version as we stabilize the 3.0 version. 

    Please be patient as I build things out but if you have enhancement ideas please send them to me at our contact page

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com - Founder / Developer



  • BNSF680 is reportable again

  • 10/12/2020

  • Added - BNSF 1914 - BN Paint
  • Added - AMTK 600 - David L. Gunn Memorial - Note that this is in commuter service so we've disabled notifications for this locomotive

  • Added - BNSF 1835 - BN Paint
  • 10/11/2020

  • BNSF625 is reportable again (was in storage)

  • 10/10/2020

  • 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

  • 10/9/2020

  • 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".  

  • 10/7/2020

  • 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)

  • 10/6/2020

  • Added - BNSF 1755 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 10/3/2020

  • 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. 

  • 9/29/2020

  • Removed - SOO 4409 - SOO Paint - Repainted

  • Removed - BNSF 3172 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • Removed - BNSF 1746 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 9/26/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 2952 - ATSF Bluebonnet  - Repainted

  • 9/24/2020

  • UP1995 (C&NW) is now reportable again

  • Added - BNSF 1611 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Added - BNSF 1751 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 9/23/2020

  • Added - BNSF 6075 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • 9/20/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 2846 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • Removed - BNSF 2796 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 9/18/2020

  • Added - BNSF 5869 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • 9/10/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 1445 - BN Paint - Repainted
  • 9/9/2020

  • Added - BNSF 6179 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • Removed - BNSF 1792 - BN Paint - Repainted
  • 9/7/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 3032, 3106, 3169 and 3173 - Repainted
  • Added - BNSF 5872 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • 9/5/2020

  • Added - BNSF 2868 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 9/4/2020

  • Added - BNSF 6163 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • 9/3/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 2864 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Removed - BNSF 2845 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Removed - BNSF 2860 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Removed - NS 8520 - DC to AC Conversion (Red)
  • Added - BNSF 6078 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • 8/31/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 3194 - ATSF Bluebonnet (been repainted)