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: 4,641,209
Locomotives:  171,296
Rolling Stock:  1,077,828
Locations:  30,385
What's New?
New Photo Albums
FEC Album
   -Added 9/21/2018 10:11:57 AM
A couple from a Saturday long ago.
   -Added 9/20/2018 9:32:22 PM
Thailand Trains
   -Added 9/20/2018 9:22:39 PM
The shove.
   -Added 9/20/2018 8:57:25 PM
Massachusetts (2011)
   -Added 9/20/2018 8:45:44 PM
Railfanning April 1, 2017
   -Added 9/20/2018 8:04:00 PM
NS CP Green
   -Added 9/20/2018 7:57:21 PM
Railfanning with Caleb 4/28/18
   -Added 9/20/2018 7:50:56 PM
September 2018
   -Added 9/20/2018 6:20:19 PM
   -Added 9/20/2018 11:54:24 AM
Westbound Signals Track 2
   -Added 9/20/2018 11:32:36 AM
CSX Keystone Sub MP 297
   -Added 9/20/2018 10:53:54 AM
9-18-2018 Sidney Illinois
   -Added 9/20/2018 10:24:28 AM
Train chasing Feb 2017
   -Added 9/20/2018 8:54:26 AM
Night Light.
   -Added 9/19/2018 8:37:18 PM
Nebraska, 2018
   -Added 9/19/2018 4:02:22 PM
C&NW Freight Cars, 2018
   -Added 9/19/2018 3:57:08 PM
Yard & Industrial Power Around Nebraska, 2018
   -Added 9/19/2018 3:33:37 PM
UP 6324 - Recent SP Repaint
   -Added 9/19/2018 3:25:03 PM
CSX Train Q-032
   -Added 9/19/2018 2:25:41 PM
Street running in Hudson, NY plus other Columbia County sightings
   -Added 9/19/2018 12:31:06 PM
Seattle area Shortlines
   -Added 9/19/2018 9:56:44 AM
Missouri - July 2018
   -Added 9/19/2018 6:26:59 AM
Late summer activity
   -Added 9/19/2018 3:20:21 AM
September 2018 Pt 2
   -Added 9/19/2018 1:16:26 AM
September 2018
   -Added 9/19/2018 1:15:20 AM
Black Hills Central
   -Added 9/19/2018 12:12:54 AM
Chelatchie Prairie Railroad
   -Added 9/18/2018 11:47:18 PM
It's not every day that they wait on me.
   -Added 9/18/2018 10:37:21 PM
Black River and Western steam-powered mixed freight
   -Added 9/18/2018 9:43:59 PM
Trains 2018
   -Added 9/18/2018 7:33:07 PM
December 2015
   -Added 9/18/2018 12:13:19 PM
   -Added 9/18/2018 12:00:11 PM
TADs American Motive Power
   -Added 9/18/2018 11:47:33 AM
TADs Arcade & Attica RR
   -Added 9/18/2018 11:42:09 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Monon and C&EI
   -Updated 9/21/2018 1:35:22 PM
L&N 1971-1972
   -Updated 9/21/2018 12:20:13 PM
BNSF Album
   -Updated 9/21/2018 10:24:22 AM
NS Album
   -Updated 9/21/2018 10:10:56 AM
   -Updated 9/21/2018 9:51:49 AM
Amtrak & Commuter Album
   -Updated 9/21/2018 9:47:32 AM
   -Updated 9/21/2018 9:25:20 AM
UCRY equipment in CT
   -Updated 9/21/2018 8:30:49 AM
SKRX equipment in CT
   -Updated 9/21/2018 8:29:11 AM
SHPX equipment in CT
   -Updated 9/21/2018 8:27:32 AM
Providence & Worcester power in CT vol 2
   -Updated 9/21/2018 8:26:17 AM
NRLX equipment in CT
   -Updated 9/21/2018 8:24:05 AM
NOKL equipment in CT
   -Updated 9/21/2018 8:21:22 AM
Late summer activity
   -Updated 9/21/2018 3:18:47 AM
Some Misc. roster shots
   -Updated 9/21/2018 2:34:58 AM
Short Lines
   -Updated 9/21/2018 2:06:16 AM
Railfanning Photos
   -Updated 9/21/2018 1:21:21 AM
   -Updated 9/21/2018 1:10:04 AM
Chicago & North Western Railway
   -Updated 9/21/2018 12:28:01 AM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 9/21/2018 12:11:02 AM
Various Transit and Trolley Systems
   -Updated 9/20/2018 11:56:35 PM
September 2018
   -Updated 9/20/2018 11:20:22 PM
2018 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 9/20/2018 9:18:47 PM
Missouri Pacific Railroad
   -Updated 9/20/2018 9:15:41 PM
2018 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 9/20/2018 8:47:38 PM
Steam Engines in Tulsa and Bartlesville
   -Updated 9/20/2018 8:39:06 PM
ARR - Anchorage north
   -Updated 9/20/2018 8:27:05 PM
June 2018 Locomotives
   -Updated 9/20/2018 8:02:16 PM
CSX on the Bowline
   -Updated 9/20/2018 7:48:08 PM
Covered hoppers
   -Updated 9/20/2018 7:20:00 PM
Random frt cars
   -Updated 9/20/2018 7:17:50 PM
   -Updated 9/20/2018 7:15:45 PM
BNSF roster
   -Updated 9/20/2018 7:14:10 PM
BN/BNSF Seattle
   -Updated 9/20/2018 7:12:05 PM
UP Seattle
   -Updated 9/20/2018 7:05:09 PM

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