Welcome to BRDatabase! The purpose of this site is to bring together varied and disparate sources of data including books, webpages, magazines and personal records and present this data in a homogenous manner, allowing the user to search for data in context, i.e. not in just a 'dry' statistical manner. However, to achieve this 'grand' aim, I need your help! Data sources, anecdotes, photographs, trainspotting logs etc... will all be welcome. The more accurate the better.
There will be errors, so please bear with me and either report the error by using the helpdesk page.
A word of thanks too, for all the kind words, contributions, suggestions, support and donations I have received over the years. I started the site partly for my
own pleasure but it has clearly become quite important to a number of enthusiasts & researchers. I have no plans to shut it down at all; quite the contrary, I have much
planned for the future!
Here are a few enhancements and changes to BRDatabase that have been made recently, or will be made shortly:
- Contact me with errors, problems, inaccuracies and missing features that you would like to see with the new helpdesk
- I have changed the query results page to a nicer format - it might not look too much different but a lot of work went into it! Comments welcome!
- Changes to the guestbook: to something a bit better than the current one
- Adding a mini-blog shortly, which will hopefully keep you better informed
- Cleaning the code so that there should be fewer visual and syntactical errors.
- Cleaning the data and filling in gaps (such as the 1950 missing allocations problem).
The easiest way to find data is to type it in the 'Quick Search' box on the left: the box will accept locomotive numbers, locomotive names, shed names/codes, scrapyards, builders, works and even CME's. If you enter '1' in the box, you will get a lot of matches, so if you are looking for locomotive number 1 (e.g. D1 'Scafell Pike', or LMS Fowler 2-6-2T No 1) put a hash (#) after the criteria, e.g. 1#. Furthermore, specifying S1# will only return Steam locos (also works for Diesel and Electrics too).
|Class 11 in industrial life - 12122 shor...||Class 84 in final condition - Preston||Class Y9 at Dunfermline. Note the wooden...||Anstruther, subshed to Thornton Junction|
Last few Updates
|2013-02-07 16:50:32||Added new page to some steam classes - take a snapshot of the class on a particluar date|
|2013-02-06 16:52:22||Detailed update for LNER Class A4 4-6-2|
|2013-02-04 16:54:12||Updated LNER Class B1 4-6-0|
|2013-01-23 16:23:54||Updated LNER Class B5 4-6-0|
|2013-01-22 17:58:19||Updated LNER Class B9 4-6-0|
|2013-01-22 14:58:11||Updated LNER Class B8 4-6-0|
A big thank you to any photographers whose material appears here - permission was sought and received. Links to photographic collections are under each image used.
If you find this site useful, maybe you would be interested in helping with the running costs. Any donations to help me with the upkeep of this site will be gratefully received! I have introduced a tiny amount of advertising but it doesn't cover the costs and I don't want to cover the site with adverts!
A big thank you to those who have made a donation - much appreciated!!!
All the best, Ian
Last update was: 2013-02-04 16:54:12