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: 4,459,536
Locomotives:  166,508
Rolling Stock:  1,043,336
Locations:  29,967
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Cincinnati & Lake Erie - interurban - New Hampshire, OH - location new to RRPA - 2017
   -Added 10/17/2017 9:08:45 PM
Speeders on the COLT
   -Added 10/17/2017 6:01:39 PM
EL's depot in Kent Ohio
   -Added 10/17/2017 5:26:49 PM
Celebrating 2 years. Vol 1
   -Added 10/17/2017 1:07:41 PM
Right Of Way
   -Added 10/17/2017 11:49:05 AM
SD40s rule on the Wheeling.
   -Added 10/17/2017 7:21:12 AM
Other Equipment
   -Added 10/16/2017 11:08:03 PM
CVSR 1822 an RS18u enters Akron.
   -Added 10/16/2017 10:15:39 PM
Norfolk Southern Kentucky Division
   -Added 10/16/2017 7:18:42 PM
Frying Pan for Breakfast
   -Added 10/16/2017 6:45:21 PM
Trains in Chicago - 4/2/2005
   -Added 10/16/2017 3:19:51 PM
MTA New York City Transit
   -Added 10/16/2017 12:16:05 PM
RBMN 425 - The Rock Star of Eastern Pennsylvania Railfandom
   -Added 10/16/2017 12:01:30 PM
Arthur Kill railfanning
   -Added 10/16/2017 12:38:21 AM
Nanaimo, BC
   -Added 10/15/2017 11:13:38 PM
South Texas Oct 2017
   -Added 10/15/2017 10:04:33 PM
5 years ago this weekend.
   -Added 10/15/2017 9:50:10 PM
   -Added 10/15/2017 8:49:41 PM
Buckingham Branch and Amtrak 10-15-17
   -Added 10/15/2017 8:27:37 PM
CSX in Maysville 10/1/17
   -Added 10/15/2017 7:18:18 PM
CSX former Toledo & Ohio Central - Wapak, OH -2017
   -Added 10/15/2017 6:18:40 PM
CVSR 1822 an RS18u leads out of Peninsula.
   -Added 10/15/2017 6:08:48 PM
PRR: "Sunnyside Yard" ~ May 1948
   -Added 10/15/2017 5:59:59 PM
NS 212 Hits Semi-Truck
   -Added 10/15/2017 5:56:05 PM
IRM Diesel Days 2017
   -Added 10/15/2017 5:49:11 PM
Railfanning NS
   -Added 10/15/2017 4:45:09 PM
FEC GEs Aug 2017
   -Added 10/15/2017 4:00:52 PM
Horseshoe Curve Trip
   -Added 10/15/2017 3:06:30 PM
   -Added 10/15/2017 10:31:31 AM
Railfanning Gastonia, NC
   -Added 10/15/2017 10:03:00 AM
Reading RDC-1 #9154
   -Added 10/15/2017 7:03:56 AM
RBMN 4-6-2 #425
   -Added 10/15/2017 6:41:42 AM
Quebec Central 4-6-0 #940
   -Added 10/15/2017 5:57:11 AM
Rathdrum, ID
   -Added 10/14/2017 9:29:04 PM
Magnificent Mixer
   -Added 10/14/2017 9:21:53 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Horseshoe Curve Trip
   -Updated 10/17/2017 9:43:28 PM
Pastor's Train Pics 2016
   -Updated 10/17/2017 9:16:55 PM
   -Updated 10/17/2017 9:14:15 PM
Two Harbors, MN
   -Updated 10/17/2017 9:12:09 PM
Steam Trains Across The USA
   -Updated 10/17/2017 9:11:11 PM
Duluth, MN
   -Updated 10/17/2017 9:08:07 PM
MRS Logistica
   -Updated 10/17/2017 9:06:46 PM
Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth, MN
   -Updated 10/17/2017 9:06:10 PM
ARR - ROW South
   -Updated 10/17/2017 8:51:15 PM
ARR RoW ANC north
   -Updated 10/17/2017 8:47:33 PM
ARR - Anchorage north
   -Updated 10/17/2017 8:44:31 PM
ARR - freight cars
   -Updated 10/17/2017 8:39:23 PM
October 2017
   -Updated 10/17/2017 8:36:50 PM
Pan Am Railways - CPF LJ to CPF LO
   -Updated 10/17/2017 8:35:18 PM
Amtrak Downeaster Service
   -Updated 10/17/2017 8:28:28 PM
Big Loads - P+H and Bucyrus mining
   -Updated 10/17/2017 8:28:14 PM
   -Updated 10/17/2017 8:27:56 PM
   -Updated 10/17/2017 8:21:02 PM
More South Texas Sep 2017
   -Updated 10/17/2017 7:58:28 PM
CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 10/17/2017 7:45:31 PM
CB&Q Passenger Diesels
   -Updated 10/17/2017 6:37:25 PM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 10/17/2017 5:47:37 PM
Northeast Corridor
   -Updated 10/17/2017 5:43:40 PM
   -Updated 10/17/2017 3:47:50 PM
Misc 17
   -Updated 10/17/2017 2:55:22 PM
CB&Q Steam
   -Updated 10/17/2017 1:58:22 PM
BNSF 2006
   -Updated 10/17/2017 1:06:38 PM
September/October 2017
   -Updated 10/17/2017 12:47:40 PM
BNSF RR Seattle Area
   -Updated 10/17/2017 11:46:22 AM
Moore, Norman BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Updated 10/17/2017 11:34:07 AM
   -Updated 10/17/2017 10:30:22 AM
October 2017
   -Updated 10/17/2017 10:30:20 AM
GM&O Jackson District
   -Updated 10/17/2017 9:43:26 AM
   -Updated 10/17/2017 9:40:44 AM
Norfolk Southern Cleveland Line
   -Updated 10/17/2017 8:41:59 AM

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