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by Doug Bailey
Wed May 06, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Wheel Arrangements
Replies: 0
Views: 1330

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...
by Doug Bailey
Mon May 04, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Removed Feature
Replies: 0
Views: 1321

Removed Feature

About 7 years ago, I added a feature to steamlocomotive.info that allowed the website to post a tweet to a Twitter account (@steaminfo1) whenever photos or links were added to a locomotive, and when a locomotive was added or deleted. In seven years, only 42 people followed this particular Twitter fe...
by Doug Bailey
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Defective Photo Albums
Replies: 0
Views: 2646

Defective Photo Albums

There are 4157 locomotives in our database which have "Photo Albums". These albums contain additional pictures of the locomotive. Quite by accident I discovered that there were 25 Photo Albums that each had one, single defective entry. When you looked at the album for these locomotives you...
by Doug Bailey
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Bug Fix
Replies: 0
Views: 4230

Bug Fix

Weirdly enough, if you searched for locomotives in the UK, you also got locomotives in the Ukraine and vice versa. For some reason, those many years ago, I apparently thought it was a good idea to do a partial match on country name when searching. It wasn't. I fixed it. Sorry 'bout that.
by Doug Bailey
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Change Affecting Germany
Replies: 0
Views: 3055

Change Affecting Germany

Previously we had listed all locomotives in Germany which were in Brandenburg, or in Berlin as being in Berlin / Brandenburg. Steve Frost, our European editor pointed out the error of my ways. So, two modules were reprogrammed to treat the two areas separately, a City of Berlin flag was added so tha...
by Doug Bailey
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Database Clean (Too Numerous To Mention)
Replies: 0
Views: 3107

Database Clean (Too Numerous To Mention)

Have tidied up the records for Chile and Uruguay in South America. If you browse to those two countries you should see substantial improvements.
by Doug Bailey
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: An Old Locomotive, Rediscovered
Replies: 0
Views: 3665

An Old Locomotive, Rediscovered

This morning, while working with Google Earth Pro, I found the location of Humberstone 0-6-2T No. 11 in Humberstone, Chile and set about adding a map and satellite view for the locomotive. While using Google Street View to look around the area at ground level, I discovered a second locomotive, which...
by Doug Bailey
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Our Website
Topic: The Mysterious Red +
Replies: 0
Views: 3122

The Mysterious Red +

Since I've already received several emails about the mysterious red + plus.jpg which appears on the locomotive display page, fear not. It will shortly be attached to a menu which will allow you to do several things: First, you'll be able to submit a photo for a locomotive, even if it already has one...
by Doug Bailey
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Irony in Railway Preservation? Occassionally
Replies: 0
Views: 3332

Irony in Railway Preservation? Occassionally

nyone who finds irony a welcome seasoning in their daily life may enjoy the story of a Memorial to the Heroes of Kruty http://wp.me/p1xNiX-8q It includes a rather attractive Soviet 0-10-0 (Er799-13)
by Doug Bailey
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Our Website
Topic: Added Functionality
Replies: 0
Views: 3104

Added Functionality

A number of site visitors have complained that it is difficult, if not impossible to know how recent the information being presented about a locomotive actually is. And after some thought, I completely agree with them, and have modified the site to gather and display information appropriate to this ...

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