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Railreports is so much more than standing about by the line-side taking photos. in addition to the photos, which are edited and archived to professional standards, I also log all sightings, rail travel and loco hauled train information in a database, which I've built in MS-Access over the years. I'm now at version 16 and as of today's date, the main table contains 108935 lines of information,each line of which, can hold a potential 48 separate fields of information, (there are several other tables as well).

The database holds travel and spotting information form both my UK and European rail trips.

I used to contribute to several websites such as Locoscene; Railmiles; On-Track Plant and others, however, the different data upload formats, photo captioning and other background tasks meant that a weekend on the platform was taking the rest of the week to edit and write up, and involved a lot of duplication.

Nowadays, if you see me on the platform, I'm as likely to be entering information into a mobile phone or tablet for onward upload to the database.

Prior to my recent hospitalisation, I was also experimenting with a new concept called 'RailReports Live', where this information is entered in real time into a secure live spreadsheet, which can be viewed from a link on both this Facebook Page, and also, eventually, from the Railreports website. Once I get home from a days spotting & photography, I then upload this 'live' information straight into the appropriate table in my database, ready to produce a table of information for a Facebook post or a website blog report.

I mean, what's the point in collecting all this information if I'm not going to use it!!

Cheap Internet connections and the advent of anytime, anywhere mobile computing have made the distribution of information, so much more simple.

The photos show some screenshots of some of the different reports my database can run. Version 17 is planned for early 2018, assuming I am back to full fitness. 🙂
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02-10-2017:

Alloa:
156485

Barrhead
156432 156507 156510

Bishopbriggs:
158782 170409

Cowlairs Incline:
170419

Croy:
170452

Glasgow Central:
156432 156433 156436 156437 156442 156446
156450 156467 156474 156476 156478 156494
156499 156501 156502 156503 156504 156507
156509 156510 156511 156513 158707 158722
221106 221137 314201 314202 314205 314206
314207 314208 314209 314211 314213 314214
314215 314216 320302 320304 320309 320317
320411 320414 320417 350404 350410 380002
380005 380006 380007 380009 380010 380013
380015 380016 380018 380019 380020 380021
380022 380102 380103 380105 380106 380109
380112 380114 390016 390114 390115

Glasgow Queen Street:
156456 156458 156477 156485 156495 170394
170406 170417 170428 170429 170453 170460
170475 170477

Kilmaurs:
156494

Stirling:
156508 170470 DR73803 DR80215
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37175 on the Ultrasonic Test Train at Carlisle on 31-08-2017. ... See MoreSee Less

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30-08-2017:
A short trip to Glasgow today in relation to the German rail trip planned for the end of September.

Multiple units seen were as follows:
Bishopbriggs:
170458
Croy:
170429
Eastfield Stabling Point:
156436 156439 158868
Glasgow Queen Street:
156450 156436 157447 156500 158724 158725 158732 158733 158782 170404 170411 170412 170414 170419 170420 170431 170432 170453 170457 170461 170476
Stirling:
170429 170461 170477

The Railreports Live travel log feature was also operational today.
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