There is rail love for the roar and rumble of the train, the powerful engine pulling the cars along the tracks. The sounds of a train whistle cutting through the early morning air. The train light in distance growing brighter as it comes closer to crossing.
If you read that paragraph and get excited, you have rail love for railroads and trains. It might start when you’re a child playing with model trains. Or when you visit the station for a first time or take your first train trip. The romance you develop for the rails and trains, the power and beauty of the locomotive, stays with you.
For other rail fans around the world, these photos are for you.