Searching for a train or locomotive on the network

 

Ideas: Searching for a train or locomotive on the network

Can we have a feature allowing a user to search for a train number in railpage and have returned the train number with running times?

By way of example

https://www.railpage.com.au/radar?mode=train&id=6BM4 this information would be accessible.  The train listing is great but needs to be manually entered via the URL above.

Next and at the same time have a search feature added when you search for a locomotive.  using the existing search at the top right return a location fix for the locomotive you search and if not on a train then return the last known location.

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Adding to this idea a daily locomotive register update across the entire radar system.  We should generate and post automatically the list of locomotives and the train number of all trains in the data base as at 23:59 daily.

This should be posted to the forum in https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11385760.htm
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Also allow us to search for a locomotive number and have the info displayed including the location of the locomotive or where it was last seen.
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
Also allow us to search for a locomotive number and have the info displayed including the location of the locomotive or where it was last seen.
freightgate
It's a nice idea but we are heading back into radar territory and it seems to be as dead as the dodo!
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
It's a nice idea but we are heading back into radar territory and it seems to be as dead as the dodo!
7334


4Trak access was disabled because 4Trak had data that was mission critical.

The Railpage radar did not have that information.
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
It's a nice idea but we are heading back into radar territory and it seems to be as dead as the dodo!


4Trak access was disabled because 4Trak had data that was mission critical.

The Railpage radar did not have that information.
s3_gunzel
That is true BUT it was dependent on a data feed which did and has been effected by the close off of public access to that data.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
That is true BUT it was dependent on a data feed which did and has been effected by the close off of public access to that data.
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Never say never; there are ways to do things.
  Clyde Goodwin2 Chief Train Controller

That is true BUT it was dependent on a data feed which did and has been effected by the close off of public access to that data.


Never say never; there are ways to do things.
s3_gunzel
If you are that stupid to hack into the system then you will end up being charged as its a Federal Goverment Corporation and if you use your brain to think about it what happens nowdays to idiots that try doing such things.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
That is true BUT it was dependent on a data feed which did and has been effected by the close off of public access to that data.


Never say never; there are ways to do things.
If you are that stupid to hack into the system then you will end up being charged as its a Federal Goverment Corporation and if you use your brain to think about it what happens nowdays to idiots that try doing such things.
Clyde Goodwin2

Didn't say anything about hacking. I was more thinking an agreement between Railpage (knowing how Brian is with his skill as a negotiator) and ARTC to get access to a limited feed - train number, approximate GPS location, etc etc.

Please, don't misinterpret what I say - I legitimately don't intend on it being illegal.
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
That is true BUT it was dependent on a data feed which did and has been effected by the close off of public access to that data.


Never say never; there are ways to do things.
If you are that stupid to hack into the system then you will end up being charged as its a Federal Goverment Corporation and if you use your brain to think about it what happens nowdays to idiots that try doing such things.

Didn't say anything about hacking. I was more thinking an agreement between Railpage (knowing how Brian is with his skill as a negotiator) and ARTC to get access to a limited feed - train number, approximate GPS location, etc etc.

Please, don't misinterpret what I say - I legitimately don't intend on it being illegal.
s3_gunzel
Given that it has now been nearly a year since radar disappeared I rather think that if something along the lines of what you are suggesting was going to occur it would have by now.  The fact that it has not suggests it is not going to.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
Given that it has now been nearly a year since radar disappeared I rather think that if something along the lines of what you are suggesting was going to occur it would have by now.  The fact that it has not suggests it is not going to.
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We are talking about a government entity; they tend to not be in a rush when it comes to... anything.
  Clyde Goodwin2 Chief Train Controller

Given that it has now been nearly a year since radar disappeared I rather think that if something along the lines of what you are suggesting was going to occur it would have by now.  The fact that it has not suggests it is not going to.


We are talking about a government entity; they tend to not be in a rush when it comes to... anything.
s3_gunzel
IT WILL NOT be coming back REPEAT NOT be coming back.

Our host Bevans tried very hard but was not successful due mostly to the huge amount of foaming gimmie pigs on here who put their stupid comments out in the public arena.

Hint ALL Train operating companies and Goverment departments nowdays Have Large Social media sections that actively seek out any negative comments and act on them so due to utter pigs and morons all of Bevans hard work was negated.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
Given that it has now been nearly a year since radar disappeared I rather think that if something along the lines of what you are suggesting was going to occur it would have by now.  The fact that it has not suggests it is not going to.


We are talking about a government entity; they tend to not be in a rush when it comes to... anything.
IT WILL NOT be coming back REPEAT NOT be coming back.
Clyde Goodwin2

We'll see about that. I'll remain cautiously optimistic.
  DJPeters Deputy Commissioner

Given that it has now been nearly a year since radar disappeared I rather think that if something along the lines of what you are suggesting was going to occur it would have by now.  The fact that it has not suggests it is not going to.


We are talking about a government entity; they tend to not be in a rush when it comes to... anything.
IT WILL NOT be coming back REPEAT NOT be coming back.

We'll see about that. I'll remain cautiously optimistic.
s3_gunzel
Unfortunately miracles do not happen and once something is stopped due to what could be termed abuse I don't think it will or would ever be put up in any form. Just saying as this is usually the way things are done!
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
An update to the loco database which shows some of the loco movements is planned once we get the Full Time Developer on the payroll in the next few weeks.

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