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: 4,699,293
Locomotives:  172,367
Rolling Stock:  1,087,081
Locations:  30,575
What's New?
New Photo Albums
WPBS-03 working along the NEC.
   -Added 1/19/2019 11:24:52 PM
2009 Dan Cassidy KCS Shreveport Trip Shots
   -Added 1/19/2019 10:21:04 PM
Union Pacific's coal lines
   -Added 1/19/2019 7:26:47 PM
BNSF's Angora Sub 2019
   -Added 1/19/2019 7:21:38 PM
PCX Packers Car Line (Armour & Co)
   -Added 1/19/2019 4:19:33 PM
PFE Pacific Fruit Express
   -Added 1/19/2019 4:13:57 PM
Warm & sunny October day.
   -Added 1/19/2019 4:00:11 PM
PRLX Progress Rail
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PLC Pickering Lumber Co
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Arizona & New Mexico April 2018
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Day 1 of the 2019 Season.
   -Added 1/19/2019 1:08:46 PM
UNPX Procor
   -Added 1/19/2019 12:16:28 PM
OMNX OmniSource Corp
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OFOX Residco
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OCAX Blue Cube Operations LLC
   -Added 1/19/2019 11:36:26 AM
OCCX Occidental Chemical Corporation
   -Added 1/19/2019 11:17:41 AM
OCPX Oxy Vinyls LP
   -Added 1/19/2019 11:11:46 AM
OHCR Ohio Centra
   -Added 1/19/2019 11:03:00 AM
2019 Amtrak/CSX Allendale and Hampton Counties South Carolina
   -Added 1/18/2019 9:21:03 PM
Maine Central
   -Added 1/18/2019 8:36:51 PM
3 in 30
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Boston and Maine
   -Added 1/18/2019 8:00:53 PM
Guilford Rail System
   -Added 1/18/2019 6:42:24 PM
Busy Foggy Morning
   -Added 1/18/2019 4:32:44 PM
Steam Arkansas
   -Added 1/18/2019 12:44:37 PM
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5361, the work horse
   -Added 1/18/2019 3:18:34 AM
Chicagoland Freight Cars
   -Added 1/18/2019 12:42:56 AM
Blue Island Freight Cars
   -Added 1/18/2019 12:35:56 AM
Some D750 moves.
   -Added 1/17/2019 10:04:55 PM
Alliance, NE 2019
   -Added 1/17/2019 8:20:44 PM
Rail-Fanning 2018 Vol. 8
   -Added 1/17/2019 8:12:21 PM
January 2019
   -Added 1/17/2019 4:42:17 PM
2 Train Morning
   -Added 1/17/2019 3:58:34 PM
   -Added 1/17/2019 6:13:01 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Guilford Rail System
   -Updated 1/19/2019 11:46:38 PM
State of North Carolina (RNCX) Passenger Trains & Locomotives
   -Updated 1/19/2019 11:26:59 PM
CSX GP40-2's
   -Updated 1/19/2019 11:26:26 PM
Lease Units
   -Updated 1/19/2019 11:26:08 PM
NS Piedmont Division Raleigh District
   -Updated 1/19/2019 11:25:41 PM
Norfolk Southern (NS) locos
   -Updated 1/19/2019 11:25:19 PM
CSX Florence Division Aberdeen Subdivision
   -Updated 1/19/2019 11:24:45 PM
Amtrak in the Southeastern US
   -Updated 1/19/2019 11:24:31 PM
Foreign Power in the Carolinas
   -Updated 1/19/2019 11:24:17 PM
NS ES44DC's / ES40DC's
   -Updated 1/19/2019 11:24:05 PM
CSX SD60 / SD60I / SD60M's
   -Updated 1/19/2019 11:23:47 PM
2018 Year in Review
   -Updated 1/19/2019 11:06:39 PM
CB&Q Freight Diesels
   -Updated 1/19/2019 10:50:44 PM
2019 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 1/19/2019 10:49:19 PM
Rail-Fanning 2018 Vol. 8
   -Updated 1/19/2019 10:33:18 PM
Railfanning Photos
   -Updated 1/19/2019 10:26:57 PM
   -Updated 1/19/2019 10:04:12 PM
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March 2008
   -Updated 1/19/2019 9:32:01 PM
1st Quarter 2019 - CMP
   -Updated 1/19/2019 9:27:48 PM
Sperry Rail Service/ M o W
   -Updated 1/19/2019 9:09:04 PM
CSX Henderson Sub 2019
   -Updated 1/19/2019 8:57:44 PM
2018 Fall trip to Syracuse NY.
   -Updated 1/19/2019 8:30:52 PM
BN/BNSF Spokane
   -Updated 1/19/2019 8:21:19 PM
BN/BNSF roster
   -Updated 1/19/2019 8:17:01 PM
   -Updated 1/19/2019 7:43:10 PM
NP/BNSF Tri-Cities
   -Updated 1/19/2019 7:42:07 PM
NP/BNSF Spokane>Pasco
   -Updated 1/19/2019 7:41:44 PM
GN/BNSF Spokane West
   -Updated 1/19/2019 7:41:10 PM
   -Updated 1/19/2019 7:39:55 PM
BN/BNSF Seattle south
   -Updated 1/19/2019 7:39:36 PM
   -Updated 1/19/2019 7:35:53 PM
   -Updated 1/19/2019 7:25:09 PM
BNSF Staples Sub
   -Updated 1/19/2019 7:23:57 PM

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