About Us

The Company

Alvey & Towers picture library houses one of the country’s most comprehensive collections of transport images, depicting not only actual transport systems but their surrounding industries as well.

Our railway picture library is second to none as is our vast stock of all forms of road transport images. Alvey & Towers non transport images are regularly used by newspapers, magazines and publishers around the world .

Although known as the UK’s leading specialist Transport and Railway Picture Library Alvey & Towers also house a wide variety of non transport stock photography too. Our other stock photos can be viewed in the “General” picture library section of our site.

Pictures available 24 hours a day, online for immediate download.

A selection of our stock images related to recent news stories, click the image to see more.


The Team

Alvey & Towers collections are overseen by original founders Peter Alvey and Emma Rowen, both extremely well experienced in working in the picture industry, and both fully understanding of what is wanted by a picture buying customer.

Peter Alvey has been working in the image library sector for over 30 years and also as a professional photographer for even longer. His vast experience in both areas has been a driving force in the continued growth and expansion of Alvey & Towers. Peter is also a member of the National Union of Journalists. Peter’s own Professional Photography website can be viewed at www.peteralvey.com.

Emma came to the picture library world 20 years ago, from an administrative management role. As well as having a superb (some would say critical) eye for image quality and detail, she also possesses the key organisational skills that are so necessary to the successful development of such a busy and large stock library collection.


All Alvey & Towers images are rights managed.

Licence options for all projects no matter how big or small.

Licences available via the easy to use online Price Calculator .

Or call and speak to us directly to discuss your requirements.

Contact us on +44 (0)1949 861 894
Or Email: office@alveyandtowers.com