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: 5,342,913
Locomotives:  188,609
Rolling Stock:  1,246,246
Locations:  32,043
What's New?
New Photo Albums
NS AC44C6M's
   -Added 5/27/2022 7:47:07 PM
Cresson, TX
   -Added 5/27/2022 6:37:04 PM
UP 2-10-2 Steam Locomotives
   -Added 5/27/2022 4:49:23 PM
Railfanning Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and New Jersey
   -Added 5/27/2022 11:54:54 AM
A Pair of Wabash Diesels
   -Added 5/27/2022 9:23:19 AM
Wisconsin & Calumet FP7A #96A
   -Added 5/27/2022 8:38:21 AM
GE 64 ton/80 ton
   -Added 5/27/2022 12:12:45 AM
Western Maryland Oldtown Derailment - 1967
   -Added 5/26/2022 4:02:20 PM
Western Pacific 4-8-4 #484
   -Added 5/26/2022 3:45:05 PM
WTSE SW1 8525
   -Added 5/26/2022 3:24:29 PM
A few from around StL
   -Added 5/26/2022 12:37:38 PM
Centralia, IL
   -Added 5/26/2022 12:01:52 PM
ATSF 2-8-0 Consolidations
   -Added 5/26/2022 11:40:11 AM
Amtrak Trains - 1989-92
   -Added 5/26/2022 8:37:20 AM
Railfanning Houston Area 05/07/2022
   -Added 5/25/2022 4:48:27 PM
NS SW1500's / MP15DC's / MP15E's / GP15-1's
   -Added 5/25/2022 3:45:55 PM
Adirondack Railroad Beaver River to Brandreth
   -Added 5/25/2022 1:59:11 PM
Railfanning in Iowa
   -Added 5/25/2022 1:36:38 PM
DMIR Misc Steam Locomotives
   -Added 5/25/2022 11:56:27 AM
TZPR 1351 and CN L557 5/24/22
   -Added 5/25/2022 9:33:19 AM
DMIR 2-8-8-2 Yellowstone type Loco
   -Added 5/25/2022 8:05:19 AM
   -Added 5/24/2022 8:33:54 PM
Rare DM&IR 0-10-0 #93
   -Added 5/24/2022 5:54:25 PM
CSX at Huntington, WV - 7/16/1989
   -Added 5/24/2022 4:47:10 PM
Conrail Lines West by Brian Knight
   -Added 5/24/2022 3:22:09 PM
RBMN Steam
   -Added 5/24/2022 1:06:32 PM
ATSF 0-8-0 Yard Switchers
   -Added 5/24/2022 9:40:04 AM
Nearing the end of May 2022
   -Added 5/23/2022 7:04:07 PM
Monon Semaphore - Summer, 2006
   -Added 5/23/2022 5:17:19 PM
Kingsbury, TX
   -Added 5/23/2022 4:45:47 PM
Former Monon Shops, Lafayette, IN - 2006
   -Added 5/23/2022 2:58:55 PM
CSX Indiana Sub
   -Added 5/23/2022 2:02:02 PM
Mixed Diesels - Homewood, IL - 2006
   -Added 5/23/2022 10:26:16 AM
CNJ 2-8-2 #905
   -Added 5/23/2022 9:41:27 AM
Quirky CNJ Camelback Steam Locomotives
   -Added 5/23/2022 8:19:51 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Railfanning the Coast Line: San Luis Obispo-Moorpark
   -Updated 5/28/2022 12:47:02 AM
PRR: Pennsy Miscellanea via Mr. John S. Fisher
   -Updated 5/28/2022 12:20:24 AM
Railfanning the Peninsula: San Jose to Lawrence, 2022
   -Updated 5/28/2022 12:18:05 AM
Some Misc. roster shots
   -Updated 5/28/2022 12:13:50 AM
Midwest Railroading
   -Updated 5/27/2022 11:47:11 PM
2022 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 5/27/2022 11:28:17 PM
NS Harrisburg Line
   -Updated 5/27/2022 10:42:57 PM
NS Morrisville Line
   -Updated 5/27/2022 10:28:35 PM
New Territory
   -Updated 5/27/2022 10:17:55 PM
   -Updated 5/27/2022 10:10:50 PM
2022 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 5/27/2022 9:32:35 PM
TADs NS 2022
   -Updated 5/27/2022 8:45:15 PM
TADs CSX 2022
   -Updated 5/27/2022 8:43:47 PM
UP Locomotive Power 2017
   -Updated 5/27/2022 7:32:12 PM
Canadian railroads
   -Updated 5/27/2022 7:08:52 PM
UP engines, 2022
   -Updated 5/27/2022 7:08:31 PM
Pacific Northwest 2017-current
   -Updated 5/27/2022 7:03:43 PM
Misc locomotives, 2016-2022
   -Updated 5/27/2022 7:02:16 PM
Haltom City, TX
   -Updated 5/27/2022 6:56:26 PM
2022-05, Freight car photos, Jefferson City, MO
   -Updated 5/27/2022 6:55:37 PM
2022 freight car photos: Chamois, MO
   -Updated 5/27/2022 6:49:36 PM
Doswell May 2022
   -Updated 5/27/2022 6:13:57 PM
2022 Rosters Pt. 1
   -Updated 5/27/2022 6:06:52 PM
Rock Island
   -Updated 5/27/2022 5:58:14 PM
C & NW
   -Updated 5/27/2022 5:54:57 PM
   -Updated 5/27/2022 5:50:37 PM
Misc locations
   -Updated 5/27/2022 5:23:35 PM
Georgia, the Carolinas and Tennessee
   -Updated 5/27/2022 4:47:38 PM
CSX Florence Division W&W Subdivision
   -Updated 5/27/2022 3:47:20 PM
Wabtec-GE Fort Worth
   -Updated 5/27/2022 3:36:55 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 5/27/2022 1:12:11 PM
ATSF - ALCO Frt Locos (RSD15)
   -Updated 5/27/2022 1:11:52 PM
Steve's Locomotive slides
   -Updated 5/27/2022 12:51:54 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's Class I stuff
   -Updated 5/27/2022 12:51:13 PM
Caboose gallery
   -Updated 5/27/2022 12:46:21 PM

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