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by Doug Bailey
Tue May 26, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Webmaster's Blog
Replies: 0
Views: 4

Webmaster's Blog

I am adding near daily posts to the Webmaster's Blog (available from the front page) describing what's going on with the site. In the past I rarely did this, but Wordpress has supplied a new editor which makes it easier (and more fun) to write the blog posts. So if you're interested in the ongoing r...
by Doug Bailey
Sun May 24, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Locomotives Added
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Locomotives Added

The site changes to improve thumbnail handling for linked images has been completed throughout the website, and thoroughly tested. New site backup made as of 4:54 am today.
by Doug Bailey
Sat May 23, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Interesting Bug
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Interesting Bug

I just spent about 4 hours trying to chase down a bug in the website. The site worked fine in Firefox but failed (sometimes) rather dramatically in the Chrome web browser. When this happens, it is often a problem in a difference in the way in which one browser rendered html tags versus the other. It...
by Doug Bailey
Sat May 23, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Locomotives Added
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Locomotives Added

45 locomotives have been added to the database and website, mostly in Spain. This was a result, in part, of discovering a data import error from about 10 years ago that prevented a part of the file for Spain from being processed properly. Added this locomotives manually. Also added the Spanish regio...
by Doug Bailey
Tue May 19, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Database Cleanup
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Database Cleanup

One of the peculiarities of the data which underlies steamlocomotive.info is that it was imported from James Hefner's Surviving World Steam CD with his permission. The database used by his CD was Microsoft Access and somehow, during the import, spaces were compressed out of existence in certain fiel...
by Doug Bailey
Sat May 16, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Country Added
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Country Added

At the suggestion of one of our editors, Steve Frost, the country of Kosovo has been added to the system. Kosovo is recognized as an independent country by most of the world's nations. If you use the graphical browser (otherwise called maps) to navigate the site, Kosovo is not available there yet, b...
by Doug Bailey
Fri May 15, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Bug Fixes
Replies: 0
Views: 189

Bug Fixes

1. The county of West Lothian in the UK was actually in the system as 'westlothian'. This error was tracked down and fixed for the 15 locomotives located in that county. 2. In the routine which displays a locomotive's Photo Album, a typographical error in the source code caused the font for the Copy...
by Doug Bailey
Fri May 08, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Updates 5-8-2020
Replies: 0
Views: 220

Updates 5-8-2020

• Corrected railway name and location for Federated Malay States Railway 4-6-2 No. 562.04 • Corrected status and number for NBR 4-6-4T No. 7 “Sir H. Ralph Hone” • Corrected location PKTM 4-6-2 No. 564.36 • Removed non-existent locomotive listed as NBR 0-8-0T No. Unknown in Kota Kinabalu • Removed no...
by Doug Bailey
Thu May 07, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Updates 5-7-2020
Replies: 0
Views: 215

Updates 5-7-2020

• Corrected railroad of origin for ZBH 0-6-0T No. 62.370 located in Vares, Bosnia. • Corrected railroad of origin for ZBH 0-6-0T No. 62.638 located in Lukavac, Bosnia. • Corrected spelling of railroad name of ZBH (JZ) 0-6-0T No. 62.644 in Lukavac, Bosnia. • Changed status of Empresa Carbonifera de D...
by Doug Bailey
Wed May 06, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Wheel Arrangements
Replies: 0
Views: 218

Wheel Arrangements

Steamlocomotive.info has a feature which allows you to choose how locomotive wheel arrangements will be displayed, whether using the Whyte Classification System, UIC or French Notation. A careful review of the site's capabilities showed that this functionality was broken. A bit of research and codin...

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