Monday, 2 April 2018

Two Easter eggs from the RGA team



The RailGenArchive as again been expanded, by going even further back in time to include 1971 & 1972 and so the main site now covers the years 1971- 1990 . The further back in time we try to go, the less likely it appears that we'll receive gen in any quantity so future expansion looks to be into the 1990's, we are already working on 1991 so watch this space...

At the time of this posting the RailGenArchive database contains 312389 records. Not only does the amount of gen on the site continue to grow, the quality of that gen is also constantly worked on with regular site updates every few days. If you have any gen relating to loco hauled passenger workings over BR that we could use, Contact Us either via email or the contact form provided, or use the box at the foot of this page. We can handle gen in any digital format, all years welcome, all loco classes feature and data filters on the site allow you to just look at the gen that interests you.

Many thanks for all your help and support so far. The RailGenArchive team.



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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

RGA latest



Very rarely does a day go by without me doing some work on The RailGenArchive. The mailbox is checked and data processed and prepared for the site whenever I can fit it in around day to day life. I do as much work as I can off-line because with the site being generated from the contents of a database I can then import the data every few days or so once I can be sure I'll get a hour or two of uninterrupted net access. The other team members do their bit as and when too, this is not a solo project remember. I'll update this blog from time to time with news of progress and impending developments just in case anyone is interested.

The RailGenArchive currently covers the years 1973- 1990 with further expansion of years covered to come. Gen for the newly added years is a little thin at present, but with your help it can grow quickly. All loco classes feature and data filters allow you to look for the gen that interests you. At the time of this posting the RailGenArchive database contains 310279 records. Not only as the amount of gen on the site increased, but the quality of that gen as been improved with many little details added, especially missing headcodes. If you have any gen relating to loco hauled passenger workings for the site, Contact Us either via email or the contact for provided, or use the box at the foot of this page.

Many thanks for all your help and support so far. The RailGenArchive team.



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Friday, 2 February 2018

RGA - 2 more years added.



The RailGenArchive as grown once again to cover two extra years. Now we go back even further to include 1973 & 1974. Gen is a little thin at present, but with your help it can grow quickly. New data filters for long extinct classes have also been added. If you have any gen relating to loco hauled passenger workings for the site, Contact Us either via email or the contact for provided, or use the box at the foot of this page.

Over recent weeks the site as continued to grow and, at the time of this posting the RailGenArchive database contains 306313 records.

Coming soon, as always, more gen updates, and further expansion of the years covered by the RailGenArchive... news of further site expansion and other developments will be posted here.

Many thanks for all your help and support so far. The RailGenArchive team.



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Saturday, 20 January 2018

RGA loco search upgrade

"Much more regular posts will follow..."

The RailGenArchive now features a new and much improved loco search option.

The old search just looked for the number and listed workings by a loco with that number. Trouble is, some numbers were carried by more than one loco (although normally more than a single loco had the number at any one time) and in such instances you'd get an inaccurate listing. Also, where a loco carried more than one number during the years covered, you'd need to search for each number separately.

Now when you enter a loco number, workings by that loco under all numbers that it carried, from pre-TOPS onward, are listed. Where a number was carried by more than one loco at different times, you'll be given a choice between lists of all numbers carried by each engine.

Coming soon, further expansion of the years covered by the RailGenArchive... as well as continuing gen updates...

Many thanks for all your help and support so far. The RailGenArchive team.



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Friday, 5 January 2018

Now with added 1990.

"More regular posts to follow."

As promised last time, The RailGenArchive as now expanded it's coverage to include 1990. Further expansion of coverage to include other years will follow shortly.

As well as the ongoing site updates, work to the loco search code is progressing well. We intend listings for each loco to include gen under each number that that particular loco carried. This will prove useful once we start adding gen from the years before 1975 when services carried headcodes and locos had pre-TOPS numbers. We need to gather and archive this old gen together before it gets lost forever?

With your help, we will continue to grow the site. Please get in touch via the RailGenArchive contacts form or the contact form on this page with any additional gen or corrections to what we have already.

Many thanks for all your help and support so far. The RailGenArchive team.



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