Site admins:

Friends of the
Alpine Railways

c/o
Ilkka Siissalo
Nummenraitti 40
FI-04370 Rusutjärvi
Finland
Tel. +35840 8205380
ilkka.siissalo (ät) iki.fi

A new Polish InterCity diesel locomotive, the SU160 "Gama" made by the factory Pesa is seen here stopping with its InterCity train at Korsze, northern Poland, former German Ostpommern. Picture 3.4.2017 by Ilkka Siissalo.


What is this site?

This FUNET railway pictures archive is one of the oldest online sources of train and tram related photos. Its story began roughly at the same time as that of the www. In the meantime, several other good quality train picture sites have emerged, and for about a decade nothing happened here. Now in 2016 we are trying to make a revamp and start publishing here much more pictures than previously were available. The site got a new name, railpics.club, but the old and existing URL address http://www.nic.funet.fi/pub/pics/railways works nevertheless as well and leads you here.

This site is now maintained by members of a Finnish railways enthusiasts club, Alppirautatieharrastajat, or Friends of the Alpine Railways together with some other voluntary railway hobbyists we got to know over Facebook. We want to express our gratitude to the Finnish academic network FUNET and FUNET's parent organisation CSC, for kindly providing us with the necessary server space.

What is the difference between this site and most of the other railways pictures sites? Firstly, the pictures are published "as is", that is, we have not done much photoshopping. Probably you can improve many of the photos if you have time and good photoshop skills. Newer pictures are also provided in a large format, "full size", whereas most other sites limit the resolution of pictures to a very small size to conserve disk space. All the material you can find here, you are welcome to use in any way you like, (with the exception of company copyrighted pictures specifically marked), but obviously it would be nice if you would mention the original photographer's name if you republish the material. And if you print any of these pictures for example in a magazine, the photographers would be delighted if you could post them a paper copy or pdf copy of your publication where the picture appeared. For this purpose you'll find the address and contact details of the chief admin at the top left of this front page. It's always nice to see one's own photos being used in a meaningful and useful way.


Picture categories

Please note that in all categories you can always get the full size picture by clicking on the thumbnail pictures !!


What is new? The latest additions

  • 22.7.2018 Renewed the section of Czech Republic and published some first new pictures there. More is to follow.
  • 8.7.2018 Added a lot more pictures from Croatia.
  • 3.7.2018 Added a new section for Slovakia and a lot of new pictures there.
  • 25.6.2018 Added more pictures from France, Germany and especially from Thailand.
  • 18.6.2018 Added a new section of the trains of Myanmar (Burma)
  • 17.6.2018 Added a lot of new pictures from France.
  • 14.6.2018 Added new pictures from North Korea and some also from China and France.
  • 12.6.2018 Added new pictures to the categories France -> metro, trams and TGV
  • 10.6.2018 Added a new section of trains of Peru.
  • 1.6.2018 Added a new category Sweden -> Upsala-Lenna-Faringe museum railway. Updated several other categories under "Sweden" and added pictures there.
  • 27.5.2018 Added pictures from People's republic of China by Risto Vormala.
  • 25.5.2018 Added a new page of Iceland and another of Russian narrow gauge trains with pictures from the Kirovo-Chepetsk railway.
  • 24.5.2018 Published some new pictures taken by Timo Varshukov in the categories Russia -> trams, Russia -> electric locomotives and Armenia.
  • 11.5.2018 Added a nice picture of a museum train in Finland. See Finland -> diesel.
  • 10.5.2018 Added more train pictures from the Netherlands, especially in the category electric multiple units and locomotives. Created also a section for train pictures of Thailand and published some pictures from Hua Hin there.
  • 9.5.2018 Added a lot of new pictures in the categories Netherlands -> metro and Netherlands -> trams.
  • 8.5.2018 Redesigned the category Netherlands (formerly The_Netherlands) and published a lot of new pictures there.
  • 4.5.2018 Added tram and train pictures from Germany.
  • 3.5.2018 Republished tram pictures from Germany in new format, added new tram pictures and narrow gauge Ybbstalbahn pictures to Austria -> private, as well as one EMU picture of Austria.
  • 2.5.2018 Added tram pictures from Germany, changed the front page title picture.
  • 1.5.2018 Added new pictures from Germany.
  • To see the earlier updates of this site, please click here

This is the last picture added to the site

Class 362 electric locomotives are today among the most common in front of prime express trains in Czech republic, like here leading an international EuroCity train to Brno main station. These were built by Skoda 1999 to 2010 in two series. It is a further development of earlier very similar locomotives. In 1990 the first locomotive of the last series of Skoda type 69 E locomotives was modified to run 160 km/h instead of the formerly 120 km/h and this became the first one of this class, 362.001. There are now 15 machines of this type at the Slovakian state railways and 22 at České dráhy. Its power rating is 3060 kW and operational top speed is 140 km/h Picture from Brno station 14.7.2018 by Ilkka Siissalo.


1950s and 2017 trains meeting. The new one is a Swiss made Stadler FLIRT and the old one is a 1950s class Dm7 railbus. Both have in turn been running the route Helsinki - Kerava. Picture from Kerava station in Finland 22.7.2017 by Otto Eemil Juntunen.


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