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.

A steam train crosses a bridge in Nantes, France
Historic photo of a steam locomotive crossing a bridge in Nantes, France

The railway bridge over the Severn rivier in Sharpness, England

Historic photo of the rails and bridge in Sharpness, EnglandTwo trains on the Ffestiniog railway in Wales, England

Historic photo of two trains on the Ffestiniog railway in WalesThe Bahnhof – the railway station  of Köln, Germany

Historic photo of the railway station of Koln, GermanyThe Hollenthal viaduct and gorge in the Black Forest region, Germany

Historic photo of a train on a viaduct in the Black Forest region in Germany

‘Centraal station’ in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Historical photo of the railway station of Amsterdam, The NetherlandsThe Black Diamond Express in the Lehigh Valley, USA

Historic photo of a locomotive and carriages crossing the Lehigh Valley in the USA

An elevating railway in the Catskill Mountains, USA

Historic photo of an Otis elevating railway and trainThe ‘California Limited’ in a desert in the USA

Historic photo of a railway in a desert in the USACan’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.

8 August 2013

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