Photochrome prints of trains and railways

Photochrom or photochrome prints are a type of color prints that were very popular between 1890 and 1910. The photochrome process was mainly used to print postcards. Below is a collection of such old historic photos of steam trains, railways and railway stations around the world.

old postcard of a train in Nantes
A steam train crosses a bridge in Nantes – France
Old phtograph of an English railroad
The railway bridge over the river Severn in Sharpness – England
historic picture of trains in Wales
Two trains on the Ffestiniog railway in Wales – England
photograph of railway bridge in France
Chemin de Fer Fayet-Chamonix with a view on the Montblanc – France
vintage pic of the train station of Cologne
The Bahnhof, the railway station  of Köln – Germany
old postcard of a scenic train in the mountains
The Hollenthal viaduct and gorge in the Black Forest region – Germany
the railroad station of Amsterdam
‘Centraal Station’ in Amsterdam – Netherlands
Historic photo of a locomotive and carriages crossing the Lehigh Valley in the USA
The Black Diamond Express in the Lehigh Valley – USA
old postcard of a mountain railway
An elevating railway in the Catskill Mountains – USA

This snow plow is keeping the tracks snow-free on the Hagerman Pass in

old photo of a snow plow keeping the train tracks snow-free
Colorado Midland R.R. snow plow on the Hagerman Pass – USA

Can’t get enough of these historic photos?  Check out additional photochroms of North America, England, Ireland and the European continent. I have alse made collections of pictures of sailing boats and steamers in harbors.

Historic photo of a railway in a desert in the USA
The ‘California Limited’ crosses the desert – USA