Collecting railroadiana is a kind of activity where railroadiana includes all artifacts connected with the definite railroad, for e. x. a passenger train ticket, an item of equipment, a locomotive number board and even a track speeder.

          Some railfans have the interesting pursuit to collect unusual tickets. Many railfans prefer trips on the restored trains to rare locations where there is no passenger service. This is a perfect opportunity for railfans to take pictures of unknown places.

          Railfans may be interested in investigating remote railways in different areas. Railfans use old maps in order to find abandoned tunnels, railway stations, bridges. Some remote rights-of-way are transformed into recreational places for running, walking, hiking and bicycling.