Welcome to the updated Trainspots website. Every page now has a Google map embedded so you can get a better idea of where you are going. In addition, there is a growing collection of geotagged images on this map to give you a wider perspective.To navigate around Trainspots use one of the following methods:-List all the locations
Click here to find out how to submit a location.Click here to contact us - use a field in the submission form.
Display all the locations on a zoomable google map
View the 10 most recent additions or updates from the United Kingdom:
Bessacarr Lane, Doncaster
Clay Lane Foot Crossing, Haverfordwest
Norton Fitzwarren Footbridge
White Ball Tunnel
Huss's Lane Footbridge
Tiverton Foot Crossing
View the 10 most recent additions or updates from Europe:France:
Gare de Lille-Flandres
Marseille Saint Charles
Gare du Nord, Paris
Gare du Austerlitz, Paris
Gare du L'Est, Paris
Brussel Zuid - Midi
Frankfurt am Main Hbf
Heierweg in Breyell
Kleine Koppel, Amersfoort
Utrecht Central Station
Rotterdam Central Station
If you have been referred by a location number only, type that number directly into this box.
Or just click on a coloured dot on the map in the area you would like to go to - each location page has a list on the left hand side of any locations with in 20 miles of that location so you don't have to be that specific.Key to the map symbols
- Black dots indicate Network Rail passenger lines.
- Red dots indicate Network Rail freight only lines.
- Blue dots indicate a preserved railways.
- Yellow dots indicate light rail/tramways.
- White dots indicate locations awaiting approval
- My location on the map
Every railway photographer has their favourite haunts, places they return to time and time again to get the shots of passing trains.
But what do you do when you want to go somewhere new?
That is where we can help.
For over 10 years Trainspots has been a continually expanding archive of railway photographic locations from up and down the United Kingdom and now into Europe and beyond.
With information on how to get there, what the area is like, and perhaps even where the nearest chip shop is!
Trainspots covers both current running lines, high speed route, light and preserved railways and any location that is of interest.
To you it might just be the usual dull spot down the road, but to someone who lives 200miles away it is a brand new location with lots of new interesting things to see!!!!!
Also do not be put off by the fact that the location is a sparsely used freight line or somewhere only multiple units go. Everyone has different interests and likes, plus you never know when something special might turn up on that bit of line.Read More
Enjoy the site and happy fotting.
The Trainspots Team.
All information contained within this is site is © Trainspots. The images used on this site remain the property of the original photographer, as credited at the top of the page, and are used with their kind permission.
The information on these pages is supplied for the benefit of railway enthusiasts who carry out a harmless hobby, and through the medium of photography and video, actually promote the railway industry. Railway enthusiasts can also act as eyes and ears against railway vandalism, and as such should surely be encouraged to do so by the supply of adequate information such as is found on this website.
This site has been created to assist railway photographers in their travels around the country. It is based on the personal knowledge and experience. No liability can be held against the web site or its contributions for incorrect information. Trainspots will endeavour to check all information and corrections will be accepted and posted accordingly.
Advice as to the locations general environment is given as a guide on each page. This information is a GUIDE only. ALWAYS be careful with your equipment, Trainspots can not be held responsible for your personal security. Avoid leaving your property on display for all to see, be aware of your surroundings at all times. There are, sadly, people who will not think twice about trying to steal your equipment.
Trainspots DOES NOT condone trespass and none of the information on this site should be taken as a right to trespass on either railway or private land. To the best of our knowledge all locations are publicly accessible areas, where they are not contact information will be given to the appropriate authority for permission to be obtained.
The content of this site is created and intended for all age ranges but the content of sites linked from this site are not subject to the same intentions. Trainspots will attempt to check links for validity but as time passes and the site grows this will not always be possible. Broken, or indeed updates to, links should be submitted to the editor for inclusion in the updates. All links external to the Trainspots site are opened in a new browser window. Trainspots has been running now for over 10 years and there are imitation sites and guides to railfotspots. But we are a free site and we continue on the path we started out on over a decade ago to provide a useful guide to UK Railway Photographic Locations.