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.

2022 Railfan & Railroad Center Spread Contest Winners

August 1, 2022

2022 Railfan & Railroad Center Spread Contest Winners

After sifting through hundreds of potential candidates, we narrowed down the 2022 center spread submission candidates to the few selections seen here.

Photo Line: A Preview of CRPA’s Conversations 2022

March 15, 2022

Photo Line: A Preview of CRPA’s Conversations 2022

After two years of online programs, the Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s annual in-person conference returns the weekend of April 8-10.

Photo Line: Steam on the Mount Washington Cog

February 21, 2022

Photo Line: Steam on the Mount Washington Cog

For nearly 140 years, steam power ruled on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Cog Railway.

Photo Line: Kansas City Southern’s Midwestern Division

December 13, 2021

Photo Line: Kansas City Southern’s Midwestern Division

With Kansas City Southern in danger of disappearing into CP, a new book by Kevin EuDaly will present a detailed look at KCS’s Midwestern Division.

Photo Line: Boston’s Streetcar Survivors

August 25, 2021

Photo Line: Boston’s Streetcar Survivors

In the September issue, Tim Doherty takes us to Boston for a look at the city’s PCCs. Need more? Here’s a look at what else Tim sent us.

2021 Railfan & Railroad Center Spread Contest Winners

August 4, 2021

2021 Railfan & Railroad Center Spread Contest Winners

After sifting through hundreds of potential candidates, we narrowed down the 2021 center spread submission candidates to the few selections seen here.

Photo Line: West Virginia’s Cass Scenic Railroad in 2021

June 18, 2021

Photo Line: West Virginia’s Cass Scenic Railroad in 2021

Take a trip on West Virginia’s Cass Scenic Railroad with Railfan & Railroad Magazine Editor Steve Barry.

Photo Line: Early Amtrak with Jim Boyd

April 12, 2021

Photo Line: Early Amtrak with Jim Boyd

In the 1970s, former Railfan & Railroad Editor Jim Boyd was trackside capturing the early days of American’s national passenger railroad.

Along the Line 2020

March 18, 2021

Along the Line 2020

Every year, Railfan & Railroad asks its readers and contributors to share a few of their favorite images from the last 12 months.

A Preview of CRPA’s 2021 Virtual Conversations

February 23, 2021

A Preview of CRPA’s 2021 Virtual Conversations

For the second year in a row, the Center for Railroad Photography & Art is putting its annual Conversations conference online.