Since September of 2002 when the website first appeared on the internet, there’s been a little beige colored panel on the front page of the site that provided statistics about the contents of the website. And since September of 2002, the numbers displayed didn’t add up. Overnight I fixed that. Here’s what the little statistics panel looks like now.
Before today, the top line of the panel didn’t exist and the first line said Total Locomotives instead of Existing Locomotives. The problem with this, of course, was that if you added Locomotives with Photos and Locomotives Without Photos, you came up with a number larger than what we displayed as Total Locomotives. This was because we subtracted scrapped locomotives from the total. Changing a few definitions gave us a set of statistics that added up correctly. And hopefully is a bit more self explanatory.