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

New Polish commuter train, the "Elf" or EN76 of Pesa, owned by Koleje Masowieckie (Masowian railways) at Swiercze station 27.6.2015. Picture 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

  • 22.4.2018 Added one new picture from Suolahti, Finland to the category Finland -> diesel.
  • 20.4.2018 Added new pictures from Poland and Austria.
  • 11.4.2018 Added some pictures from Austria, Finland and Romania.
  • 9.4.2018 Added a section of trains of Croatia. Published new pictures from Croatia, Hungary and Austria.
  • 2.4.2018 Added a lot more new pictures from Austria
  • 1.4.2018 Redesigned all pages under "Austria". Published a lot of new pictures from Austrian trains.
  • 9.3.2018 Redesigned and contentwise totally renewed the section of Greece.
  • 7.3.2018 Added a new section for trains of Bulgaria.
  • 5.3.2018 Added a new section of trains of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • 4.3.2018 Added pictures from Romania, Slovenia, Belarus and Poland.
  • 28.2.2018 Added a new section for Romania. Published a lot of new pictures from Poland.
  • 26.2.2018 Added a new section of Zambia Railways Ltd.
  • 20.2.2018 Published new pictures from Sri Lanka.
  • 19.2.2018 Added a new section for the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority TAZARA.
  • 7.2.2018 Added a new section for trains of Kenya.
  • 4.2.2018 Published more pictures from Poland.
  • 3.2.2018 Added a new section for North Korea.
  • 1.2.2018 Added more pictures of diesel and electric passenger trains of Poland.
  • 30.1.2018 Added a lot more pictures from Poland.
  • 26.1.2018 Added new pictures from Finland, Hungary and Serbia.
  • 23.1.2018 Added just one picture from Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • Created new categories for trains of China, Japan and Sri Lanka and published some new photos in these. Published new pictures in the categories Poland -> broad gauge and Poland -> cargo trains of PKP cargo.
  • 17.1.2018 Published a new category of South Korean trains.
  • 3.1.2018 Added new pictures from Hungary.
  • 27.12.2017 Created a new category for Hungary and started publishing new pictures there.
  • 26.12.2017 Published more tram pictures from Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 24.12.2017 Published new pictures into the category Portugal -> trams, metros and funiculars. We wish a Merry Christmas to all the readers !
  • 10.12.2017 Published a lot more pictures of Slovenian trains.
  • 7.12.2017 Added new categories for Serbia, Georgia, Slovenia and Algeria, but there is not yet much content in them.
  • 6.12.2017 Published a really nice set of VR Vectron class Sr3 pictures in the category Finland-electric locomotives. Scroll to the bottom of the long page to see. Pictures are from our friend Peider Trippi from Switzerland.
  • To see the earlier updates of this site, please click here

This is the last picture added to the site

A rare sight in 2018: Class Dr13 locomotive 2343 owned by the museum train association Haapamäen museorautatieyhdistys is here meeting an equally old train of blue and grey class Dm7 railbuses owned by the Keitele museum.
Picture from Suolahti, Finland 20.4.2018 by Jarkko Pasanen.


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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