Welcome to Anistr - We are all about trains- railway photos, rail digital images and books
At ANISTR, formed by the amalgamation of two successful web archives RAILWAYIMAGESUK.COM and PLATFORM14.COM, we are building up an online digital archive of railway and train images, both historic and contemporary. These are sourced from original negatives and slides, most of which are previously unpublished. All images are available for sale as traditional photographs using our very easy online purchasing facility. We also offer instant digital downloads for personal purchase and very high resolution images for editorial and commercial use.
We aim to provide a wide range of photos of steam, diesel and electric trains, particularly those operated by British Railways between 1948 and 1968,but also pictures from earlier days, the 'Rail Blue' era when British Rail operated its diesel and electric powered corporate image business, which evolved into separate sectors in the 1980s. We also include the present, from the break up of the nationalised system which occurred from about 1993, when the privatised railway companies took over, some of which are still key operators in the 2010s. The preservation era not neglected and selected images are being added.
Please visit our galleries, via the thumbnail links below, to browse our collection or go to the ADVANCED SEARCH page to find particular subjects.
Please note that our photograph prices are extremely competitive, starting at just 98p for a high quality 6"x4" print, with no minimum order. You can buy photos using your credit card via Paypal or by sending us a cheque to cover payment. It couldn't be easier!
Editors, publishers and organisations wishing to make editorial or commercial use of our images can buy images online for instant download, as with any well know picture agency. However you will find our fees are much lower representing the niche market that we serve. By negotiation we are also happy to supply images for payment on publication against our invoice.
Our images have been widely used in books, magazines, catalogues, newspapers, displays and even Royal Mail postage stamps!
The development of this archive is an ongoing and long term business and new images are being added, usually on a daily basis. You can see the latest additions here. Please bookmark this page and come back for a daily update!