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.

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.

Afternoon on the Finger Lakes Railway

October 23, 2018

Afternoon on the Finger Lakes Railway

With good scenery and a rich New York Central history, a chase of train GS-2 is a perfect way to spend a Sunday on the Finger Lakes Railway.

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum prepares for Expansion

July 18, 2018

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum prepares for Expansion

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum recently unveiled its “On the Track for the Future” capital campaign which will result in a significant expansion of the museum grounds and exhibit space.

Rails Along Puget Sound

May 1, 2018

Rails Along Puget Sound

Steilacoom is a wonderful town for photography. Bridge 14 just north of town is a bizarre lift bridge, and just north of there is the Chambers Bay golf course and park that has numerous photo angles.

2018 Centerspread Contest

April 17, 2018

2018 Centerspread Contest

The Railfan & Railroad Centerspread Contest will provide one skilled photographer the opportunity for their photo grace the center spread of the August 2018 issue. The contest deadline is June 8, 2018.

Thanks, Steve: 30 Years of Friendship

March 26, 2018

Thanks, Steve: 30 Years of Friendship

The engineer on Union Pacific Extra 3985 East briefly surveys something in the distant landscape before returning his gaze to the track ahead. We’re a few miles east of Laramie, Wyo., climbing the west slope of Sherman Hill — the route of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad.