Photograph lists

Lists of over 1.75 million images from the 1850s to today.


We have a huge collection of 1.75 million photographs, including the work of railway companies’ official photographers, and images by skilled enthusiasts who enjoyed capturing the railway scene. They date from the 1850s to the present day, and feature locomotives, rolling stock, people, stations, infrastructure and the cities, towns, resorts and scenic locations served by the railways.

You can browse actual photos on the Our Collection page. Or come and see the real thing in our research and archive centre.

  • We now have a NEW online shop where you can browse and buy photos from our museum's extensive collection. There are 100s currently available and more being added all the time.
  • Lists

    Guide to our photo collection

    Background: Suitcase with railway luggage labels