TrainSpotting is the ultimate user-friendly and VoiceOver compatible app built by a fanatical train enthusiast!
The app replaces paper versions of train data with an extensive database of locomotives (diesel, electric and preserved mainline steam), Diesel and Electric Units, all London Underground stock plus increasing numbers of preserved and scrapped stock. Trams and all Loco Hauled Coaching Stock are also included.
The unsubscribed version database is updated annually for no extra cost - unlike paper versions! The optional subscription allows us to continuously improve and develop the apps functionality with the many great suggestions from the community of our users. Please subscribe!
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.
In this version we have updated the Subscribed Premium database from the latest Tracks magazine with: the latest new locos/units/carriages, changes of owners and depots, many names added and removed, details of the latest scrapped locos/units & carriages and details of the HST units that have been exported. We have also added many more of your donated images and included your observations. We have also added an info button on the sightings page to allow long loco names to be displayed in full. Please keep in touch!
Ratings and Reviews
There is no question in my mind, this is the best app and the best supported app, for the enthusiast. Since downloading the app, I have been enthralled by the support and the periodic updates that take place. No one needs to buy the book form of listings, when, all is available, on your phone. Through the Cloud, seamlessly, transfers the sightings to other devices. I have been using this app for some considerable time now and rate it as the most user friendly record for sightings. Having transferred all my sightings going back to the eighties, I can definitively say where I was on a given date in the past. Without the app, I do not think I would have returned to the hobby, with a pen, note book and printed record.
Developer Response ,
Thank you CameronHouse! Glad we were able to sort your problem. Reviews like this make all the hard work worthwhile!
Brought a childhood hobby up to date for me...
I was a keen trainspotter as a child in the 1980s and have recently found some of my historical spotting books in the loft which has reignited an old love. I'd often wondered if there was an app available for iOS which would allow me to catalogue the occasional modern locomotive I have come across so imagine my delight when coming across this wonderful app. Having spent the past week inputting all the numbers from my old books, I am now in the process of adding all my old photos to it. Have contacted the developer with a couple of "nice to have" improvements and he has been very responsive. I love the app and so does my wife as it's keeping me quiet and out of her hair!
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!
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- Imagekings Limited
- 280.7 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2017 Imagekings Limited
- In-App Purchases
- Monthly Purchase £1.99
- Premium Subscription £19.99