You noticed it, this website is changing. Well not this website per se, but our focus is slowly shifting towards our new Railcolornews.com project. This new website offers more possibilities to bring you more colourful news about modern railways across all platforms, on all devices, mobile and desktop. And there is another difference, Railcolornews.com will have a business model. This is essential to the survival of the Railcolor news project.
So what will happen here? This website is active since 2008. It contains a big amount of very valuable data and a huge image archive about practically every modern electric locomotive in Europe. This website is part of the lok-datenbank.de project which is strictly non-commercial and open. So we think it is wise to make a 'hard cut' here, so it will be clear what you are looking at and to what you are contributing.
Let me be very clear, the Railcolor.net database is yours. We have made this possible together over the past years, We have built it together. Nothing will happen to it, the data and images will be to your disposal anytime. Your gallery will remain your gallery as long as you want. We continue to keep the data profiles up to date.
So what does this mean, a 'hard cut'? First, this website will get a new name, still to be chosen. Under this new name, the ldb-based database will be active. You can upload images, contribute with information, but it will primarily be a database. The news that was posted here daily will move to Railcolornews.com, and will no longer be connected to this website. Information that is contributed to this project, will not be automatically available to Railcolornews.com. Pictures will not be published anywhere else.
So in the near future, this site will be restyled slightly, so you know what you are dealing with. I hope this helps you understand what is happening and where we are moving towards, and why. If you have concerns, remarks or questions, feel free to contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org.