Showing the most voted ideas on Railpage. These are the suggestions and concepts that our users most want to see implemented.
Suggested by bevans on 23 May 2016 13:43
We have an opportunity to negotiate access and subsequent commissioning of two or three railcams at Port Augusta. I envisage, subject to detailed design, having two cameras in a mode similar to what has been installed at Mount Lofty Railway Station. One camera facing EAST and one facing WEST.
We would also like to install a PTZ based camera with variable zoom and focus to view trains coming and going from the EDI workshops spur lines. The idea being users could control the PTZ camera for a period between certain hours of the day.
The cameras would also covering arriving and departing PRR steam and diesel hauled trains at the Port Augusta end of the narrow gauge line.
If you are in favour of this proposal please provide your vote so we can assess interest.
Flickr has become hard to use and I suggest the forum posting allows users to add images into their posts when compiling the forum post.
The images could be stored in a server and could also forum part of the posting system. Railpage has nose become more reliable than flickr when running images.
It would be fantastic if the MTP was able to be replicated into Railpage and therefore when you selected a location online you would be presented with the timetable of trains through this location for the next 24 hours.
I will kick this off. As discussed in the developer forum a photo competition module would be a fantastic addition to the site.
After reading again the threads and the thread on the ability to upload an image to the site here are my thoughts:
Users can submit only 1 image per month for the competition.
The monthly competition has a theme. this could be heritage month, main line, coal etc.
Once a user has submitted their image which must be on the railpage DAMS the image is then tagged as entered.
A user cannot submit the same image for a comp more than once every 6 months.
There is an RSS feed for the monthly competition which is syndicated to the internet. probably the facebook page Railpage has and maybe twitter
users who enter the competition are advised by notification of other users submissions. This is by way of email announcement.
Submissions are open for the month with voting starrting at the commencement of the month and ending on the last day of the month.
Once images are entered voting for images commences. As more photos are entered more images to vote on. this will ensure users get their images in early.
Users who submit into the competition enter a league table. This league table is an ongoing table which lists the most voted images in the competition across all months.
users cannot see the number of votes per image until the end of the monthly voting and the winner announced.
users cannot vote on their own image.
Railpage already has a number of railcams in Victoria and Melbourne. I think it is time for a Railcam in NSW. I am Suggesting a camera or two in Sydney and Newcastle.
Why not build a train tracker service at railpage so we can all have access and it can be shared around between all the members freely.
The tracker has been taken down according to the forums bring it back.
Suggested by JimYarin on 01 Feb 2015 16:08
Under consideration 13 votes
It has been discussed here the advantages of a Railcam in South Australia. various traffic patterns across South Australia do not necessarily duplicate or rather an unique when compared to the eastern states.
It has been discussed a camera at Belair, even one a the Bed and Breakfast at Mount Lofty seen here: http://www.mlrs.com.au/home.html
My preference would be out at Port Augusta or elsewhere on the line between Port Augusta and Port Pirie.
Suggested by 8077 on 10 Feb 2015 12:34
Now forum posts can be liked and marked in other ways I have an idea!
I hear you all groan.
There are some fantastic posts on this site and at times you would like to share just the post of interest. Not the thread but that is hard to do.
I usually click on the link anchor for the post to get the URL. This works.
I would HIGHLY recommend the ability in the post bar to click tweet and have the tweet setup with the usual details and the link and the thread title.
The link should be the link of the individual post you wish to share.
please support me on this.
Suggested by BigTrain2015 on 11 Dec 2016 10:14
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.
Something like the UK-based Realtime Trains http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk which presents real time movements at any defined location to anyone with a web connection. Works on desktops, mobiles and tablets including lineside subject to 3G service. Lets you know whether it's worth waiting and highlights unexpected or unusual workings and cancellations.
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