Site admins:

Friends of the
Alpine Railways

Ilkka Siissalo
Nummenraitti 40
FI-04370 Rusutjärvi
Tel. +35840 8205380
ilkka.siissalo (ät)

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. Since 2016 we are now trying to make a revamp and start publishing here much more pictures than previously were available. The site got a new name,, but the old and existing URL address works nevertheless as well and leads you here.

This site is now maintained by members of a Finnish railways enthusiasts club, Alppirautatieharrastajat ry, 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

  • 14.12.2018 Added new pictures from Poland.
  • 30.11.2018 Added new pictures from Russia taken by Markku Salo.
  • 23.11.2018 Added a lot more pictures from Spain.
  • 17.11.2018 Added new pictures of a historic Dm7 "lättähattu" (flat hat) train from Porvoo, Finland. Added also a lot of new pictures from Spain.
  • 16.11.2018 Created a new category for Botswana and published Ville Tenhunen's new photos there.
  • 11.11.2018 Added a new category for Spain and started adding new pictures there.
  • 31.10.2018 Added a lot of new pictures from Turkey and Hong Kong.
  • 30.10.2018 Created a new category for Turkey. Added new pictures from Latvia, Lithuania and Turkey.
  • 19.10.2018 Redesigned the category Norway -> historic and added some more pictures from Norway.
  • 5.10.2018 Added new pictures from Hungary, The Netherlands, Ukraine and Poland.
  • 27.8.2018 Created a new main category for Italy and started to publish pictures there. Redesigned some of the pages under the category Norway.
  • 25.9.2018 Redesigned the categories Norway - metro and Norway - trams and added some pictures there.
  • 19.9.2018 Redesigned the category Norway -> electric and diesel multiple units. Published some new pictures from Norway and Germany.
  • 12.9.2018 Redesigned the category Norway -> electric locomotives and published some new pictures there.
  • 2.9.2018 Renewed the sections Sweden -> private locomotives and Sweden -> miscellaneous to use 600pix wide thumbnail pictures. Published some new pictures from Sweden and Finland.
  • 26.8.2018 Added some pictures from Russia and one from Finland.
  • 24.8.2018 Added pictures from Russia, Mongolia and Germany.
  • 21.8.2018 Added a new category for trains of Mongolia plus added some more pictures from Russia.
  • 20.8.2018 Updated the category Sweden - Diesel locomotives of Statens Järnvägar and Green Cargo to 600pix preview pictures
  • 3.8.2018 Added a lot of pictures from Czech republic, especially trams of Praha (Prag).
  • 2.8.2018 Added pictures from Romania, Croatia, Czech republic and Slovakia
  • 1.8.2018 Added new pictures from Romania by Marek Graff.
  • To see the earlier updates of this site, please click here

This is the last picture added to the site

Old coaches, new locomotive. This locomotive is a third generation Siemens Taurus codenamed ES64U4, known in its native country Austria as Br 1216 and in Germany as Br 193. In Poland it is called EU44. It is a 230 km/h fast (at 25 kVAC) multiple electric system locomotive which can run under s kV DC, 15 kV 16 2/3 Hz AC or 25 kV AC and it has the necessary security systems for running all the way from the Netherlands via Germany to Poland. Previously these were used for example in the Berlin to Warsaw EuroCity trains. For more pictures of a Polish PKP Taurus locomotive, see our German section, part Polish state railways PKP in Germany.
Picture from Warsaw west station 1.9.2018 by Marek Graff.

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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