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.

2-1-2017: BIG UPDATE: 292 NEW PICS!


24-9-17:
5 new pics Germany - Central & North
27 new pics Germany - Rhein/Mosel
3 new pics Germany - Sachsen-Anhalt

15-9-17:
24 new pics Netherlands 2017

15-9-17:
22 new pics Czech Republic - around Nymburk
10 new pics Czech Republic - around Ostrava
9 new pics Czech Republic - around Olomouc

15-9-17:
32 new pics in various Hungary sections

5-9-17:
6 new pics Czech Republic - around Prague

22-2-17:
22 new pics The Netherlands 2017

6-1-17:
53 new pics The Netherlands 1993

2-1-17:
61 new pics in various Poland sections



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 31: Czech Republic: Rail System 749 263


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