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.

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.

Photo Line: R.J. Corman Takes Over Pennsylvania Short Lines

January 7, 2021

Photo Line: R.J. Corman Takes Over Pennsylvania Short Lines

Lehigh Railway, Owego & Harford Railway, and Luzerne & Susquehanna Railway were taken over by RJ Corman last year.

An Autumn Steam Spectacular!

October 1, 2020

An Autumn Steam Spectacular!

In October 2003, Steve Barry went on a coast-to-coast steam safari to shoot eight railroads in 11 days in six states.

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.