Welcome to Colour-Rail - the site for archive transport photographs
Colour-Rail is the premiere source of high quality images of road and railway transport, available in a range of
formats including online downloads, high quality photographic prints, duplicate slides and in large format pictures for
gifts. Our photos depict steam, diesel and electric trains and locomotives as well as buses, trams and trolleybuses in both
colour and black & white, from 1900 to the present day.
Our excellent search facility will help you to find photographs of stations, signal boxes, tunnels and bridges as well as
glimpses of contemporary cars and fashions that make so many of the photographs a priceless record of times gone by. Even
the industrial railway scene is recorded in a number of pictures.
Our British Railways Steam, Modern Traction and Bus & Tram
pictures offer an unrivalled selection for you to choose from. If you are looking
for something from overseas visit our Non-UK rail
section. As well as slides, prints and downloads there is our collection of Art Pictures for that special picture to hang on the wall or give as a gift to a friend. If you are tired of pictures then visit our Books and Catalogues section.
You can use our category search facility to preview the majority of our images:
||Pictures of steam locomotives on the British Railways system throughout the country.|
||Photographs of British Railways diesel and electric traction from the first railcars to the present day. Included are BR prototype engines, service department locomotives along with DMU and EMU traction.|
|UK Railways - Other,
|Includes all the pictures that do not feature a specific locomotive. Thus there are photographs of sheds, stations, signal boxes, infrastructure, carriages, industrial railways and anything else that does not have an identifiable locomotive in the picture. There are many photographs that depict the vehicles and fashions of the day which happened to be in the view at the time.|
|Railways (Non UK) &
|Photographs of Non-UK Railways. You will also find here many fascinating pictures depicting the social history of the UK and around the world such as street scenes from 50 years ago.
|Buses & Trams
||Here you will find pictures of buses and trams, as well as London trolleybuses from the early 1950’s onwards. Like the miscellaneous railway pictures, contemporary cars and fashions feature in many of the photographs.
||Looking for a gift or just a picture to hang on the wall? Our Art Pictures offer a selection of views to suit all tastes.
|Books & Catalogues
||A range of books and catalogues
You can also order Catalogues and Supplements.