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LTSV > Rail Data > About > What's New
This page gives details of new features and functionality on this website. Note that it does not include additions and changes to the content data; this is covered on a separate Latest Data page.
16th February 2023
Numerous functionality improvements
As part of a '2 years on' review, about 80 page files have been revised to improve usability. Many of the changes will not be apparent to normal users, but here are some that you might notice:
16th November 2022
Menu changes, Photolinks enabled and other changes Numerous design changes have been uploaded today, including...
23rd August 2022
Forum, Member List and Galleries List now available. A forum (for non-specific information and/or chat), a member list (showing some statistics) and a galleries list (with links to other websites with photos of UK rolling stock) have been added.
2nd May 2022
Downloadable PDFs of some data now available. To allow the data on LTSV-RD to be downloaded and 'preserved', a series of PDF versions of list and detail pages are being rolled out. So far done are TOPS codes, Fishkinds, Numbers and Sightings. To view the PDFs, go to the relevant page and look for the link in the introduction text.
12th December 2021
Various small improvements, including Previous/Next links. Recent improvements have included:
16th October 2021
Highlighting on filters added. To make it clearer which filters have been applied, a red box highlight will now appear on any user-selected filters on all pages where filters are used.
30th September 2021
Sightings list speeded up. The sightings list had been getting very slow to load. Some adjustments to the database have now made the page load much faster.
6th June 2021
Drawing references added. Having added a load of drawing references to the database, various pages have been revised to show the relevant details.
17th May 2021
Search wildcards on Number list revised. Wildcards will no longer automatically be added to number searches. This allows users the choice of using wildcards (manually) or not. Various minor tweaks to other pages.
16th March 2021
The main Number List page has been revised. It now has columns to show data (eg TOPS code) from the last recorded listing for each number.
24th February 2021
A Links page has been added. This can be found in the Articles section.
21st January 2021
A whole raft of page updates have been published, many of which are minor or invisible (these being for admin purposes). However, there are some changes worth mentioning.
Users can now add Sightings: Either singly or in mutiple
Users can now add Listings
The visibility of unapproved Sightings and Listings is now dictated by your log-in (as with Notes): Approved and semi-approved items will be visible to anyone. Unapproved items will only be visible to Contributors (so that they can approve them) and the original poster. Rejected items will only be visible to the person who originally posted them and the person who rejected them
The approval status of Sightings and Listings is indicated by coloured balls: This will make it easier for contributors (and admin) to find items that are awaiting approval.
The Additions page (in the News menu) has been added: Use this to view the most recently added records in a variety of tables (e.g. batches, listings etc).
1st January 2021
To start with, here is a summary of how LTSV Rail Data differs from the previous website; LTSV Wagons.
More Photos: Up from 3,391 to 5,254 with more being added all the time. The focus is still on wagons but locos, coaches and multiple units are also now included.
More Data: The data tables on numbering and classification now also include locos, coaches and multiple units in addition to wagons.
New Data: There are now tables listing lot numbers, design codes/diagrams, pools etc, plus sightings, drawings and dimensions.
More Detail: Information can be added against individual codes and numbers.
More Up-to-date: The new site has been designed to make it much easier to add and update the information.
More Reviews: Reviews have been added for more books, magazines and websites, all now with lots of page samples.
More Interactive: Users will be able to add their own information, comments and sightings. These features are being introduced in stages
Easier to read: Using the Site Settings page, users can specify the colour scheme and font size, and can add highlighting of numbers and TOPS codes.