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: 5,410,852
Locomotives:  190,564
Rolling Stock:  1,264,118
Locations:  32,163
What's New?
New Photo Albums
   -Added 10/4/2022 1:06:41 AM
Georgetown Loop Scenic Railraod
   -Added 10/3/2022 8:52:07 PM
Mainline action through the Rockies Nov 2021 UT ID OR WA
   -Added 10/3/2022 3:57:23 PM
The colors of early Fall around La Crosse WI
   -Added 10/3/2022 3:49:16 PM
Auglaize Village
   -Added 10/3/2022 12:55:45 PM
Fall 2022 locomotives
   -Added 10/3/2022 10:24:26 AM
To Monticello and back...
   -Added 10/3/2022 9:32:27 AM
A chilly day pursuit
   -Added 10/2/2022 9:12:05 PM
AB 1501 switches a customer.
   -Added 10/2/2022 8:12:53 PM
End of September
   -Added 10/2/2022 7:03:06 PM
CSX - S&NA North Subdivision
   -Added 10/2/2022 6:47:19 PM
Light activity on 1/7
   -Added 10/2/2022 6:03:53 PM
   -Added 10/2/2022 4:11:14 PM
Z641-29 plus an AB 4005 cameo.
   -Added 10/2/2022 9:00:12 AM
A bit of CSX.
   -Added 10/2/2022 8:47:19 AM
Strasburg Colorado
   -Added 10/2/2022 5:50:30 AM
Finley, WA
   -Added 10/2/2022 1:33:43 AM
SW Wisconsin
   -Added 10/1/2022 9:16:20 PM
Two trains.
   -Added 10/1/2022 4:08:10 PM
Gladstone NJ Station
   -Added 10/1/2022 4:04:51 PM
Paducah KY
   -Added 10/1/2022 4:04:48 PM
Iowa Interstate 2022
   -Added 10/1/2022 10:33:45 AM
BNSF local 8/29/22 and a few trains in Peoria, IL on 9/15/22
   -Added 10/1/2022 10:26:28 AM
NS Bloomington District 2022
   -Added 10/1/2022 10:03:06 AM
April 2022 Railfanning
   -Added 10/1/2022 1:06:02 AM
Soo Line
   -Added 9/30/2022 8:28:37 PM
CSX train M370
   -Added 9/30/2022 8:27:13 PM
The trespasser's album.
   -Added 9/30/2022 1:01:06 PM
CSX Tuesday
   -Added 9/30/2022 12:51:18 PM
   -Added 9/30/2022 7:20:17 AM
PNW Trip
   -Added 9/30/2022 1:08:09 AM
2022-09, Freight car photos, Jefferson City, MO
   -Added 9/29/2022 10:26:48 PM
ABC RWY and Wheeling power.
   -Added 9/28/2022 2:11:38 PM
A Day in the Muncie area with TJ: 7/26/2022
   -Added 9/28/2022 1:48:33 PM
Short Line Day with Badass leaders:
   -Added 9/27/2022 7:12:50 PM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 10/4/2022 1:35:27 AM
Union Pacific Big Boys
   -Updated 10/4/2022 12:02:02 AM
   -Updated 10/3/2022 11:48:25 PM
Steam Power
   -Updated 10/3/2022 11:43:04 PM
Andrews Trains Around the US #2
   -Updated 10/3/2022 11:07:49 PM
   -Updated 10/3/2022 11:02:11 PM
Misc locomotives, 2016-2022
   -Updated 10/3/2022 10:34:46 PM
2022-9-17 Norfolk Southern Spartanburg, SC
   -Updated 10/3/2022 10:32:00 PM
UP engines, 2022
   -Updated 10/3/2022 10:31:27 PM
Iowa Train Photos
   -Updated 10/3/2022 10:13:53 PM
Steam And Vintage Diesel Across The USA
   -Updated 10/3/2022 9:05:59 PM
Music City Star-RJ Corman
   -Updated 10/3/2022 8:54:28 PM
Around The Twin Cities: Vol. 3
   -Updated 10/3/2022 8:42:26 PM
PRR: Mittner ~> PRR Passenger Locomotives
   -Updated 10/3/2022 8:37:09 PM
New Territory
   -Updated 10/3/2022 7:57:54 PM
Ohio 2022
   -Updated 10/3/2022 6:58:44 PM
Amtrak/NJT/SEPTA 2022
   -Updated 10/3/2022 6:32:47 PM
2022 BNSF La Junta Subdivision
   -Updated 10/3/2022 6:16:56 PM
   -Updated 10/3/2022 5:56:08 PM
2022 BNSF Arkansas City Subdivision
   -Updated 10/3/2022 5:55:29 PM
NS Piedmont Division Raleigh District
   -Updated 10/3/2022 4:34:56 PM
CSX Florence Division Charleston Subdivision
   -Updated 10/3/2022 4:26:11 PM
Samsung S22 Ultra
   -Updated 10/3/2022 2:30:55 PM
   -Updated 10/3/2022 2:06:33 PM
Industrials Alabama
   -Updated 10/3/2022 2:05:41 PM
Garrison Raines Catches
   -Updated 10/3/2022 1:36:50 PM
   -Updated 10/3/2022 1:33:04 PM
UP Van Buren sub
   -Updated 10/3/2022 1:08:13 PM
   -Updated 10/3/2022 12:51:51 PM
Missouri 2021-
   -Updated 10/3/2022 12:50:41 PM
Arkansas Mainline power 2019-2021
   -Updated 10/3/2022 12:45:00 PM
RDTX equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/3/2022 12:28:51 PM
UP Pine Bluff terminal
   -Updated 10/3/2022 12:27:04 PM
PW gondolas in CT
   -Updated 10/3/2022 12:25:20 PM
Providence & Worcester power in CT vol 3
   -Updated 10/3/2022 12:23:31 PM

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