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Locomotive Statuses

Postby Doug Bailey » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:05 am

The data displayed by steamlocomotive.info was compiled from a number of lists, and other sources. And each list had unique ways of expressing the current status of each locomotive. For the most part, we automated the incorporation of these lists into our database, and accepted whatever status might be attached to a given locomotive uncritically.

As a result, we ended up with about 135 different statuses, some of which were meaningless, and others redundant. Over the years these got consolidated, and pruned down to a total of 86 different statuses. The list below represents these statuses:

Abandoned, Awaiting Overhaul, Boiler explosion victim, Boiler only, Buried, Condemned, Cosmetic Restoration
Damaged, Derelict, Destroyed, Dieselized, Dismantled, Display, Dumped, Exported, Fireless conversion, For Sale
Frame and boiler only, Frame Only, Frames and wheels only, Frontal section only, Gone, Gone? Not recently reported
Historical Monument, Missing Boiler, Motorized, National Monument, Not recently reported, On loan, Operational
Operational Replica, Out of Service, Overhaul, Partial, Parts donor, Parts Source, Playground loco, Preserved, Private
Rebuild, Repaint, Repair Shop, Repaired, Repairs, Replica, Restoration, Restoration (cosmetic), Restored, Retired
Rolling chassis only, Sectioned, Sectioned display, Shed, Sold, Spares loco, Stationary, Stationary Boiler, Stored
Stored (For sale), Stored awaiting overhaul, Stored Awaiting Scrapping, Stored in Shed, Stored Outside, Stored Servicable
Stored Serviceable, Stored Unserviceable, Stored, awaiting restoration, Stored, awaiting scrap, Stored, part dismantled
Stored; not reported in 2000, Sunk, tender missing, Tender Only, Under Construction, Undergoing Restoration, Unfinished
Unknown, Unknown (Likely Scrapped), Unknown (Possibly Scrapped), Unrestored, Unserviceable, without tender, Without wheels


Clearly, some of these are redundant (Parts donor, parts source), some are peculiar. Shed? The locomotive is a shed? I think the original list meant to say that the locomotive was in a shed. I would appreciate suggestions as to how these statuses should be modified, to fit reality. Any suggestions would be most welcome.

I will continue to work on this project as time permits.
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Re: Locomotive Statuses

Postby Doug Bailey » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:22 am

There were four locomotives in the database whose status was 'For Sale'. After some research, the statuses for these four locomotives have been amended to reflect their current reality, and thus the For Sale status has disappeared.
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Re: Locomotive Statuses

Postby Doug Bailey » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:04 am

For some inexplicable reason we had Rielle & Dietrich Warschau 0-4-0F No. TKbb-2747 listed as a "Fireless Conversion". Our page for this locomotive is http://steamlocomotive.info/vlocomotive.cfm?Display=20970. According to several resources, including the "Preservered Orenstein & Koppel Steam Locomotives" website at http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/org/murray/okpres.htm this locomotive was built as a fireless locomotive and its status should be "Stored". Changes made. This was the only locomotive in the database with the status of "Fireless conversion", so this status has been eliminated. This is a photo by Tadeusz Suchorolski of the little critter.
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Re: Locomotive Statuses

Postby Doug Bailey » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:28 am

We listed SER 4-6-2 No. 676 as a "Boiler explosion victim" on the SE Railway Bankura-Rainagar Line. This was the only locomotive in our database carrying this status. An email from an Indian steam enthusiast, Shankar S. indicates the remains of this locomotive were scrapped in 2003. So, we've changed it's status to "Scrapped" and eliminated another peculiar status from the database. Our page for this locomotive is http://steamlocomotive.info/vlocomotive.cfm?Display=17806
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Re: Locomotive Statuses

Postby Doug Bailey » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:45 am

Locomotives Listed as "Boiler Only"

NSW Public Works 0-4-0ST No. 64 was listed as "Boiler Only" but in fact operated at the Illawarra Light Railway Museum as recently as 2015. It is now listed as "Out of Service" and is undergoing repairs. Our page for this locomotive is http://steamlocomotive.info/vlocomotive.cfm?Display=27478

Mauritius Government Railway locomotive The boiler and some appliances of a Mauritius Government Railways steam locomotive of unknown wheel arrange is displayed at the Bois Cheri Tea Factory in Bois Cheri, Mauritius. This status is correct. Our page for this locomotive is http://steamlocomotive.info/vlocomotive.cfm?Display=20518

Mauritius Government Railway locomotive This locomotive of unknown wheel arrangement is in use as a stationary boiler in the Bois Cheri Tea Factory in Boise Cheri, Mauritius. Status changed to reflect this. Our page for this one is http://steamlocomotive.info/vlocomotive.cfm?Display=20523
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