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: 4,658,022
Locomotives:  171,717
Rolling Stock:  1,079,946
Locations:  30,427
What's New?
New Photo Albums
The Great Pumpkin Trio
   -Added 10/20/2018 7:58:14 PM
CSX Train X-410
   -Added 10/20/2018 1:02:05 PM
Industrials Missouri
   -Added 10/20/2018 10:20:06 AM
Industrials Oklahoma
   -Added 10/20/2018 9:47:57 AM
Industrials Arkansas
   -Added 10/20/2018 9:38:08 AM
Depot MO
   -Added 10/20/2018 9:13:16 AM
Cabooses MO
   -Added 10/20/2018 8:41:36 AM
BNSF River sub in Mo & AR
   -Added 10/20/2018 7:37:12 AM
Wisconsin Northern/UP CF Sub
   -Added 10/20/2018 3:28:54 AM
August 2018 in the Upper Midwest
   -Added 10/19/2018 7:59:14 PM
The breakup
   -Added 10/19/2018 6:55:09 PM
Robert Fairbanks
   -Added 10/19/2018 10:47:37 AM
   -Added 10/18/2018 9:55:45 PM
We lost the EL in favor of this?
   -Added 10/18/2018 8:16:27 PM
BNSF St. Croix Subdivision
   -Added 10/18/2018 7:16:43 PM
Spirit of Cincinnati
   -Added 10/18/2018 6:24:09 PM
PRR: Byerly ~> "Diesels On The Pennsylvania"
   -Added 10/18/2018 1:10:57 PM
September 2016
   -Added 10/18/2018 9:17:27 AM
North Little Rock December 2017
   -Added 10/17/2018 10:58:13 PM
   -Added 10/17/2018 9:15:03 PM
Burlington Junction Railway Alco C415's
   -Added 10/17/2018 8:32:53 PM
Cloudy Railfanning Day 10-17-2018
   -Added 10/17/2018 6:40:20 PM
Train Photos 1984
   -Added 10/17/2018 5:45:23 PM
QTTX 130722 With Load
   -Added 10/17/2018 4:54:31 PM
   -Added 10/17/2018 9:23:16 AM
   -Added 10/17/2018 6:01:51 AM
Vagonka M 152.0
   -Added 10/17/2018 4:13:29 AM
   -Added 10/17/2018 2:52:54 AM
9000 ponies lie sleeping as the track car visits.
   -Added 10/16/2018 9:57:28 PM
   -Added 10/16/2018 9:30:04 PM
Chicago area visit 10.16.18
   -Added 10/16/2018 7:59:58 PM
WI&M Ry. Vintage Photos
   -Added 10/16/2018 4:39:41 PM
Cab Ride in 101
   -Added 10/16/2018 4:36:45 PM
OJ's railfanning together with Fred Stuckmann 2018
   -Added 10/16/2018 12:35:22 AM
August 2016
   -Added 10/15/2018 10:57:35 PM
Updated Photo Albums
1996 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 10/20/2018 9:35:24 PM
August 2018 Locomotives
   -Updated 10/20/2018 9:17:37 PM
Twin Cities, Twin Ports & Iron Range
   -Updated 10/20/2018 9:11:51 PM
Looney's Railcars
   -Updated 10/20/2018 8:55:30 PM
Looney's Locomotives
   -Updated 10/20/2018 8:44:53 PM
Looney's Rail Structures
   -Updated 10/20/2018 8:04:09 PM
PRR: Byerly ~> "Diesels On The Pennsylvania"
   -Updated 10/20/2018 8:02:09 PM
JonRailVideos 2018 Railroad Image Album #10 October 2018
   -Updated 10/20/2018 7:42:01 PM
UP Locals
   -Updated 10/20/2018 7:11:21 PM
NS in ED
   -Updated 10/20/2018 6:29:31 PM
Transnet Freight Rail locomotives 3
   -Updated 10/20/2018 3:21:46 PM
More Locomotives
   -Updated 10/20/2018 3:20:24 PM
2018 BNSF Abilene Yard
   -Updated 10/20/2018 2:55:20 PM
Pittsburgh 10-2018
   -Updated 10/20/2018 2:27:52 PM
CB&Q Passenger Rolling Stock
   -Updated 10/20/2018 1:11:58 PM
BNSF Transcon Detours on the Brookfield Sub 4-7-18
   -Updated 10/20/2018 1:09:04 PM
Z files
   -Updated 10/20/2018 12:40:36 PM
October 2018
   -Updated 10/20/2018 11:37:04 AM
Industrials Mississippi
   -Updated 10/20/2018 10:18:25 AM
   -Updated 10/20/2018 9:36:44 AM
Cabooses OK
   -Updated 10/20/2018 9:11:23 AM
   -Updated 10/20/2018 9:08:43 AM
NOKL equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2018 8:51:43 AM
NAHX equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2018 8:50:18 AM
ICG equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2018 8:48:45 AM
IC equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2018 8:47:06 AM
GACX equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2018 8:45:01 AM
FBOX equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2018 8:42:50 AM
CRLE equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2018 8:40:56 AM
CNIS equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2018 8:38:22 AM
Cabooses Alabama
   -Updated 10/20/2018 8:00:15 AM
East Anglia
   -Updated 10/20/2018 7:51:34 AM
Croydon Tramlink
   -Updated 10/20/2018 7:47:42 AM
   -Updated 10/20/2018 5:35:25 AM
PRR: PRR-PC-CR Postal Cards ~ 1900-1976
   -Updated 10/20/2018 4:45:56 AM

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