About

Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit more about this site.

We will explain the creation of this website. Some information about the chief editor and how to book him for your next rail event is given as well. Lastly, copyright and the privacy policy applicable on this site is addressed. We know, it's a lot of text, but you navigated here, so it seems to us you are up for the task!

A railfan, rail buff, or train buff, railway enthusiast or railway buff, trainspotter or anorak is a person interested, recreationally, in rail transport. Definition from Wikipedia

How it all began

Do you like taking photos or making videos? But what do you do with it afterwards, just let it gather dust in an archive? Of course not! So that is what the creator, Tim Ameye, was thinking back in 2003 when he made his first website. His goal was to show his best train photos and videos to the public. Serveral versions and years later, Railfan World came to life in 2020: a platform where railfans all over the world can share their amazing rail photos and videos.

You might ask yourself why you have never stumbled upon this site (or its previous versions). Well, that's because the creator had different projects under different names. The table below shows a summary:

Year Name Description
2003 TrainStation First website and yes, it was about trains, what else?!
2007 Railchallenge YouTube account with train videos
2016 Treinspoor Blog about different train topics
2019 Railfan.be Collection of the editor's rail photos
2020 Railfan World Website where railfans all over the world can share their amazing rail photos and videos

Chief editor

The chief editor and also creator of this website, Tim Ameye, is a true railfan himself. He takes many rail photos and videos when travelling around the world. So far, he has uploaded over 1500 photos. His main interests are trains, but lately he has been gaining great interest in both tram and metro.

If you would like him to be present at your next rail event, you can always book him using the contact form.

Copyright

All photos and videos are owned by their respective owners. It is prohibited by law to reuse (parts of) these photos or videos in any way without the written consent by the owner. Do the right thing and ask permission first before using any content.

Privacy policy (GDPR)

As the policy is rather lengthy, please see it on a separate page: Privacy policy (GDPR).