Photo Line

Welcome to Photo Line, a gallery of creative railroad photography! Photo Line welcomes your submissions. We’re looking for a themed topic with six to ten unique images. Each photo should be no smaller than 14 inches (or 1024 pixels) across at 72 dpi (no verticals, please). Brief caption information must accompany each photo. Please send your inquiries to the Webmaster for consideration.

Canadian National 6060

September 17, 2020

Canadian National 6060

Being a relatively modern oil-burner, CN 6060 was a logical choice for reactivation to excursion service, and made its debut in October 1973.

2020 Railfan & Railroad Center Spread Contest Winners

September 11, 2020

2020 Railfan & Railroad Center Spread Contest Winners

After sifting through hundreds of potential candidates, we narrowed down the 2020 center spread submission candidates to the few selections seen here.

Steamtown’s Grand Opening 25 Years Later

June 26, 2020

Steamtown’s Grand Opening 25 Years Later

In July 1995, the grand opening of Steamtown National Historic Site became one of the biggest steam events of the 1990s in the Northeastern United States.

The Images of Ron Hill and David Mainey

April 22, 2020

The Images of Ron Hill and David Mainey

The Center for Railroad Photography & Art gives a sneak peek at its two new collections.

A Preview of CRPA’s 2020 Virtual Conversations

April 10, 2020

A Preview of CRPA’s 2020 Virtual Conversations

Railfan & Railroad presents a preview of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s first-ever virtual conference on April 18.

Classic Cab Units Down Under

September 28, 2019

Classic Cab Units Down Under

While all but vanished from American main lines, streamlined EMD diesels remain in daily use across portions of Genesee & Wyoming’s Australian operations.

Tribute to Siskiyou Semaphores

September 15, 2019

Tribute to Siskiyou Semaphores

Southern Pacific installed Union Switch & Signal semaphores on the Siskiyou Line in Oregon around 1912, and the last working set was removed in 2007.

Preview of CRPA Conversations 2019 at Lake Forest

August 28, 2019

Preview of CRPA Conversations 2019 at Lake Forest

This annual photo and art conference hosted at Lake Forest College September 13-15, 2019, is an enriching experience open to everyone.

Farewell to Pennsy Position Light Signals

June 18, 2019

Farewell to Pennsy Position Light Signals

Editor Steve Barry heads to the famed West Slope to bid farewell to iconic Pennsylvania Railroad position light signals along the Norfolk Southern main line.

BNSF in the Columbia River Gorge

January 11, 2019

BNSF in the Columbia River Gorge

With its variety of weather and home to heavy main line railroad action, the Columbia River Gorge is a railfan’s dream. It is, indeed, a special place.