TrainSpotting is the ultimate user-friendly app built by an enthusiast, regardless of cost, for all fellow UK Rail Enthusiasts!

The app contains the latest version of our database of locomotives (diesel, electric and preserved mainline steam) and Diesel and Electric Units plus increasing numbers of preserved and scrapped stock. The app and database are frequently updated and distributed via app updates. App users are encouraged to contact us with anything they spot that we have missed!

The app also syncs all your data via iCloud (including any images you have added or taken via the app) to any other devices using the same iCloud account.

You can log a sighting with just a number or you can add: date, location (three-letter station codes supported), a photo and notes. Or you can use the Haulage function to add complete journey information including: number, location and times of departure and arrival plus photos and notes. Ideal for RailMiles users.

You can review your data in several ways: via date, location or by class. You can choose to include or exclude scrapped locos from the Browse page. You can also import any existing data from other sources in CSV format in bulk via a spreadsheet.

What’s New

Version 9.1

This update contains many minor changes to the database but mainly covers the conversion of many of the the Class 319 EMUs to Classes 769, 769/0 & 769/4. We have also split the remaining 319s into their new sub-classes. One of the 319s has been converted to tri-mode including hydrogen power and has been allocated Class 799. Keep in touch!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Dgsp69 ,


This app is fantastic for the price and also very handy for when out and about to save carrying your books with you. The only thing I would like to see is a picture for each individual train rather than a generic one for the whole class. I don’t know if this is intentional or just a lack of photo’s being contributed thus far. Other than that it’s a great little app for the price.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! We would love to have an image for every loco but unfortunately there are strict limits to the size of an app - for good reason - you have to download it in reasonable time. With one image for all of the 580+ classes we currently have we are close to that limit. Adding a separate image for the 9500+ locos is just not possible. You can of course add your own image for every spot you make and this is only limited by the memory on your device or your iCloud storage. Thank you for your feedback!

CameronHouse ,

Train Spotting

This is such an amazing App. The updates and improvements, have left me in awe. Now that your information, can transfer from phone to pad and vice versa, via the cloud, it is do much user friendly. Needless to say, my phone goes everywhere with me, so when a spot is noted, it transfer to the pad. Previously, did not transfer. Absolutely love the App. Thanks for the development. I fair missed recorded my spots, when my Psion failed.

Developer Response ,

Thank you CameronHouse! Glad we were able to sort your problem. Reviews like this make all the hard work worthwhile!

Yeovil Train Spotter ,

Fantastic app for all train spotters

If your a steam, modern train spotter or other types of trains then this app is perfect for you. Holds a full history of spots at multi locations for the same number. Easily backed up to e-mail address for safety. If something is missing or incorrect then use contact e-mail address and it will be added or amended. Wouldn’t be without this app now.


Imagekings Limited
147.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Imagekings Limited


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