Welcome to Railroad Picture Archives!

Front Page Pic This site contains a large collection of railroad pictures.  You will find photographs of many different railroads!   Browse the collection by locomotives present in the photograph, by the location the photograph was taken, or by locomotive model.  Visit the contributor sites to see the collection of an individual contributor.

Check out our interactive U.S. railroad map!  Each location a photograph was taken will appear on the map as a red dot.  You can zoom in and out to see detailed track configurations all across the U.S.  Registered users will have access to our U.S. Traffic Density map. Quickly find the busiest lines near you!

Traffic Density Map 2014 data update!  

newNew Feature: Heritage Units!  The locomotive search tool has been enhanced to support searching for heritage locomotives.  Follow the link to the locomotive search, type in heritage in the tag field and search!  More locomotive tags will be added in the future.

Want to contribute?  It's free!  First register for a user account by clicking on the 'Register' link on the left.  Once you have registered simply log into the site and click the Contribute link and follow the simple instructions!

The editors of this site will be selecting the best and most interesting photos as they come onto the site.  Each photo that is selected as an editors pick will have a red award icon visible on the top of the picture view page.  You can see the most recent editors picks by selecting the Editors' Picks link from the menu on the left.

You can see the contributor's favorite photos by going to the Contributor Picks link on the left.  On the Contributor's individual site, their picks will be accessible through the My Picks Link.  Each photo that is selected as an contributor pick will have a green award icon visible on the top of the picture view page.

Want to see the most recent photos added to the site all in one screen?  Click the Newest Photos at the top left and see all photos added to the site within a specified number of days.  This is a great way to see all of the newest photos on one page!

Note:  This site is best viewed in Internet Explorer 6.0 or above.
Select one of the links from the menu on the left to begin browsing the collection.
Site Stats
Photos: 4,482,104
Locomotives:  166,919
Rolling Stock:  1,048,527
Locations:  30,002
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Northern Central Tour
   -Added 11/19/2017 6:58:45 PM
ACu, SD40-2 and GP38-2 power a road train.
   -Added 11/19/2017 6:40:21 PM
2 crews, one train.
   -Added 11/19/2017 5:18:48 PM
UP Sunset Route 11-18-17
   -Added 11/19/2017 3:02:51 PM
Homecoming, vol 7.
   -Added 11/19/2017 2:23:16 PM
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NS Motive Power
   -Added 11/19/2017 1:08:46 PM
Haapamäki Steam Locomotive Museum Finland
   -Added 11/19/2017 11:54:35 AM
Coal Hauling Railways
   -Added 11/18/2017 11:03:12 PM
BNSF Seattle Sub - 2001
   -Added 11/18/2017 10:54:36 PM
November 2017
   -Added 11/18/2017 6:55:29 PM
UP 1943 Spirit of the Union Pacific Omaha, NE
   -Added 11/18/2017 4:51:48 PM
Rail-Fanning 2017 Vol. 5
   -Added 11/18/2017 4:45:59 PM
Homecoming, vol 6
   -Added 11/18/2017 3:21:56 PM
All day rain.
   -Added 11/18/2017 12:05:39 PM
Fresh Meat.
   -Added 11/18/2017 9:32:07 AM
Railfanning in Berea, Ohio 10/5/17
   -Added 11/18/2017 8:31:51 AM
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Reading Blue Mountain & Northern
   -Added 11/18/2017 12:00:43 AM
ECRX #1211 [EMD SW1200] & ECRX #1207 [EMD/IC SW14]
   -Added 11/17/2017 11:31:28 PM
Railfanning after Auburn, IN Model Railroad Mania Train Show 2017
   -Added 11/17/2017 10:00:03 PM
November 2017
   -Added 11/17/2017 8:10:04 PM
Another new stuff album.
   -Added 11/17/2017 8:00:37 PM
PRR: "Altoona Shops" ~ Autumn 1996
   -Added 11/17/2017 4:41:07 PM
Homecoming, vol 5.
   -Added 11/17/2017 3:06:05 PM
LHF Furbee
   -Added 11/17/2017 1:31:38 PM
Jordan, NY 2013
   -Added 11/17/2017 12:19:30 AM
TADs NJT River Line
   -Added 11/16/2017 9:56:39 PM
TADs Roebling, NJ mill
   -Added 11/16/2017 9:23:10 PM
Oh Canada
   -Added 11/16/2017 6:27:52 PM
2017 CSX Santa Train 75TH anniversary
   -Added 11/16/2017 6:04:11 PM
Portland&Western in the Snow
   -Added 11/16/2017 2:32:30 PM
Homecoming, vol 4.
   -Added 11/16/2017 1:44:39 PM
PRR: "Soliloquy Of Altoona" ~ April 1978
   -Added 11/16/2017 1:13:01 PM
TOFX equipment in CT
   -Added 11/16/2017 11:54:17 AM
Updated Photo Albums
BNSF in 2017
   -Updated 11/19/2017 10:30:59 PM
Locos in W. Mass.
   -Updated 11/19/2017 10:25:57 PM
NS in the Spartanburg area SC
   -Updated 11/19/2017 10:25:40 PM
CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 11/19/2017 10:24:54 PM
CN in Green Bay
   -Updated 11/19/2017 10:18:36 PM
CSX 17
   -Updated 11/19/2017 9:54:26 PM
   -Updated 11/19/2017 9:49:26 PM
The SEPTA page
   -Updated 11/19/2017 9:43:42 PM
RGV Trains Dec 1998 Apr 2000
   -Updated 11/19/2017 9:39:31 PM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 11/19/2017 9:37:20 PM
Vickers Railfanning
   -Updated 11/19/2017 9:27:29 PM
CR Freehold Industrial Track
   -Updated 11/19/2017 9:18:41 PM
Remnants of the CNW
   -Updated 11/19/2017 9:03:13 PM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 11/19/2017 8:47:26 PM
UP Seattle south
   -Updated 11/19/2017 8:23:36 PM
UP Oregon
   -Updated 11/19/2017 8:15:28 PM
Canadian Pacific M&P Subdivision
   -Updated 11/19/2017 8:15:27 PM
Canadian Pacific ex-MILW Mainline 2010-2012
   -Updated 11/19/2017 8:12:15 PM
The Last Railfest Meridian, MS.
   -Updated 11/19/2017 8:06:27 PM
Various Steam
   -Updated 11/19/2017 7:59:30 PM
BN/BNSF Seattle south
   -Updated 11/19/2017 7:56:00 PM
   -Updated 11/19/2017 7:52:27 PM
Meridian and Surrounding, November 2017
   -Updated 11/19/2017 7:47:19 PM
BN/BNSF Oregon
   -Updated 11/19/2017 7:42:42 PM
NKP 765 Ferry Move - 09/05/2013
   -Updated 11/19/2017 7:39:17 PM
Trains around WNY and more
   -Updated 11/19/2017 6:44:34 PM
Joint Line
   -Updated 11/19/2017 6:33:57 PM
CGTX equipment in CT
   -Updated 11/19/2017 5:43:56 PM
CEFX equipment in CT
   -Updated 11/19/2017 5:41:57 PM
B&LE and BLE equipment in CT
   -Updated 11/19/2017 5:39:51 PM
ASOX equipment in CT
   -Updated 11/19/2017 5:37:07 PM
AGR equipment in CT
   -Updated 11/19/2017 5:34:42 PM
CBTX equipment in CT
   -Updated 11/19/2017 5:31:42 PM
UTLX tank cars in CT
   -Updated 11/19/2017 5:29:52 PM
Local railroad pics
   -Updated 11/19/2017 5:06:37 PM

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