Published Railway Photographs

Published Railway Photographs

We all would love to have some of our own photographs published in railway magazines. I am sure those reading this probably already have.

Over the years I have had quite a lot of my railway photographs published in some of the UK’s most popular railway magazines. My first published photo was back in 2005, a Class 47 at Totnes.

Heritage Railway

Steam Railway

Railways Illustrated


The Railway Magazine

I have two scrapbooks at home. In them they have all the photographs that I have had published in magazines and newspapers. It is nice to look through them and to think how lucky I have been.

My Magazine Photographs

Below you will see some of my published photographs.

Traction – November 2006

Back in 2006 I sent a class 40 rail tour photograph to the Traction magazine, hoping that it would get published. To my surprise I had an email from the editor asking if I could send a few more photos to him of different trains from the same station, Totnes in Devon. When the magazine came out, I saw that I had three of my photographs published on two pages.

Traction magazine

40145 is seen at Totnes working the 1Z40 06.51 Ealing Broadway to Penzance ‘The Whistling Pixie’ rail tour on the 28th August 2006.

47828 and 47813 are seen passing through Totnes. It is working the 1Z65 05.47 Heartland Rail Tour from Wolverhampton to Penzance on the 19th August 2006.

57602 hauling 43091 and 43191 with stock through Totnes heading for Laira on the 28th August 2006.

Railways Illustrated – June 2011

The Railways Illustrated magazine published this photo that I took on  the South Devon Railway on the double centre page of the magazine. I was pleased to see it. It was something I did not expect! 

Railways Illustrated Magazine

D7612 is seen passing the river Dart on the South Devon Railway. It is working the 13.53 Parcels train from Bishops Bridge to Buckfastleigh on the 22nd April 2011.

Heritage Railway – July 2018

This has to be the best of the best! To get a photograph published on the front cover of a magazine is pretty hard to get. I was shocked but very happy to see it! Today, the cover is in a frame and up on the wall in my home. I am very proud of it, as you can probably imagine.

Front cover

Heritage Railway Magazine

GWR 6000 Class No: 6023 ‘King Edward II’ is seen climbing Goodrington bank on the Dartmouth Steam Railway on the 14th July 2018.


If your photograph does get published you will earn some money, which is always very nice. However, I am happy to know that the editor must have liked the photo, otherwise it would not have been published.

Go on, if you have got a great looking photograph then send it to the magazine. Fingers crossed that one day it will get published. Good luck to you!

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