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: Saratoga, Corinth & Hudson Returns to Hadley

May 8, 2023

Photo Line: Saratoga, Corinth & Hudson Returns to Hadley

The Saratoga, Corinth & Hudson Railway was able to cross the Sacandaga River for the first time since 2018.

Photo Line: A Preview of CRPA’s Conversations 2023

March 1, 2023

Photo Line: A Preview of CRPA’s Conversations 2023

The Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s annual conference, Conversations 2023, is back the weekend of April 14-16.

Photo Line: Final Days for the Raritan River

October 5, 2022

Photo Line: Final Days for the Raritan River

In 1980, about four years after it got out of being absorbed into Conrail, the Raritan River finally became part of the Class I.

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.