Welcome to The Trainpicture Archive!

"What can I see here?"

On this site you can find loads of pictures of European trains, with focus on freight trains and old locomotives and trainsets. The pictures are listed per country and then per region, which you can find in the menu left of this text. Most of the pictures on this site are made by the webmaster. The pics until begin 2004 are scans of slides.

"Who are you?"

My name is Derk Luijt and I live in The Netherlands. From a young age, I've been fascinated by trains and in 1989 I made my first train pictures. First I only made slides and as from 2009 I started with digital photography.

"How do you spot the trains?"

Important photography rules for me are "sun in the back" and "train in 30-60 degree angle", as this gives the best and most detailed view of the train. However, the scenery is almost of the same importance as the train. I always try to spot the train for example in a nice landscape, with semaphores, signal houses, station buildings or with other typical elements of the landscape.

Enjoy the pics!

The images on this site are copyright protected, but FREE for personal, home use on your computer. You may not sell these images or include them in any collections for distribution or use them in any form as stock photography or for advertising purposes.


27-12-18:
4 new pics Romania - West
8 new pics Romania - South
19 new pics Romania - South-East

27-12-18:
31 new pics Poland - Central
45 new pics Poland - Silesia

27-12-18:
85 new pics Netherlands 2018

24-12-18:
4 new pics Slowakia South-West
11 new pics Slowakia Plesivec
4 new pics Slowakia East

23-12-18:
11 new pics Hungary North/West
9 new pics Hungary Balaton/South
2 new pics Hungary East

23-12-18:25 new pics in several Germany sections

23-12-18:
28 new pics Germany - Bavaria 2

7-12-18:
18 new pics France North-East

7-12-18:
2 new pics CZ - Elbe/Labe line 90
5 new pics CZ - Olomouc/Sumperk/ Prerov
4 new pics CZ - Ostrava
4 new pics CZ - Brno



Every once in a while, a new eye-catcher will be put on the home page of this site. Click on the picture to enlarge it!

Eye-catcher 32: The Netherlands: Railexperts 6703 (rented to LTE)


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