Updates

  • 9/24/2020

  • 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)
  • 8/29/2020

  • With the next major mobile app release (3.0 - currently in development) our goal is provide more accuracy within reporting and also hopefully fulfill the dream of providing a heads up further down the line of a tracked locomotive heading your way. Since the inception of the site (2012); this will be the most significant change to reporting locomotives and why we're focusing on the mobile platform as it provides more capabilities then the web versions. We hope to make easier than the current reporting screen but also be able get the most accurate information by asking a couple other details from the reporter.


    We're currently executing proof of concepts right now and hope to provide more details in the future.

    Brian =)
  • 8/28/2020

  • BNSF682 is able to be reported again (spotted in Flagstaff, AZ this morning)
  • Added - BNSF 6017 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • NS8520 DC to AC Conversion (Red) - Is available to be reported again. It's been spotted by numerous folks today. Many thanks to all who reached out to let us know.
  • 8/26/2020

  • Added - BNSF 2775 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Reactivated all the NS GP59Es until we receive 100% confirmation that they are sold/retired.
  • 8/25/2020

  • Reactivated BNSF624, spotted on virtual railfan camera - Thanks Jack
  • 8/23/2020

  • 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!

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com - Founder / Developer

  • Added - BNSF 6022 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • 8/19/2020

  • Added - METX 90 - Chicago & North Western
  • 8/16/2020

  • Added - BNSF 6111 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • 8/14/2020

  • We've added a sub category "BNSF 25th Anniversary" for upcoming 10 locomotives that BNSF will be releasing. Word is all locomotives will be painted in the same scheme. Images can be see at at the trains.com news link.
  • Added - BNSF 5828 - BNSF 25th Anniversary.
  • 8/11/2020

  • Added - MEC 507 - Guilford Rail System - See photo at link
  • Removed - DME 4001 - DM&E Paint - See photo at link
  • 8/3/2020

  • Added - BNSF 2896 - BN Paint
  • Added - BNSF 3022 - BN Paint
  • Removed - NS 3052, NS 3473 & 3480, NS 3497, NS 4634, 4635 & 4639 and all of NS GP59E as they've been retired and sold.
  • 8/2/2020

  • 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.

    Brian =)
  • 7/24/2020

  • CSXT500 is reportable again
  • 7/21/2020

  • Removed - KCS 4029 - KCS Grey
  • 7/10/2020

  • Removed report suspension on BNSF 718 &BNSF 756. Spotted on the Virtual Railfan Flagstaff camera yesterday
  • 7/5/2020

  • 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.

    Brian =)
  • 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.

    Brian =)
  • Added - BNSF 1629 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 7/4/2020

  • Added - METX 425 (Rock Island), METX 405 (Milwaukee Road), METX 211 (CB&Q Burlington Route) and METX 402 (State of Illinois).

    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.
  • 7/3/2020

  • 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.

    Brian =)
  • 7/1/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 3181 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 6/27/2020

  • 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
  • 6/23/2020

  • Added - AMTK 709 - Phase III Empire Service
  • 6/21/2020

  • 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).

    Brian =)
  • 6/11/2020

  • Added - NW 2156 - Steam (2-8-8-2)
  • 5/21/2020

  • 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
  • 5/16/2020

  • Added - BNSF 2284 - BN Paint
  • 5/15/2020

  • 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!

    Brian =)
  • 5/14/2020

  • 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

    Brian =)
  • 5/13/2020

  • 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.

    Brian =)
  • 5/2/2020

  • Added - EMDX 7220 - EMDX Yellow/White
  • Added - EMDX 7218 - EMDX Yellow/White
  • Added - EMDX 7218 - EMDX Yellow/White
  • 4/23/2020

  • 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
  • Added - EMDX 7233 - EMDX Black
  • 4/19/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 2780 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 4/9/2020

  • Removed - UP 1089 - SSW Paint
  • Removed - BNSF 3192 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Removed - BNSF 3183 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Added - CN 3893, 3215, 3216, 3217, 3220, 3222, 3223, 3224, 3230, 3236, 3238, 3877, 3879, 3886, 3887, 3889, 3891, 3892, 3893, 3894 and 3895 - 100th Anniversary
  • 3/22/2020

  • Removed - NS 3499 - Operation Lifesaver
  • Removed - NS 3498 - Operation Lifesaver
  • Removed - NS 3525 - Operation Lifesaver
  • Added - CN 3890 - 100th Anniversary
  • 3/18/2020

  • Added - KCS 4859 - Safety Starts Here
  • 3/8/2020

  • Added - CP 7030 - Strathcona Tribute
  • Removed - BNSF 555 - ATSF Warbonnet - Scrapped
  • Removed - DME 4005 - DM&E Paint - Sold / Repainted
  • Removed - BNSF 3174 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
  • Removed - UP 3985 - Steam (4-6-6-4) - Retired by UP