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: 4,463,649
Locomotives:  166,547
Rolling Stock:  1,044,260
Locations:  29,973
What's New?
New Photo Albums
South Akron switching.
   -Added 10/23/2017 7:14:40 PM
Doswell 10-22-17
   -Added 10/23/2017 6:00:44 PM
10-22-2017 Clifton Illinois
   -Added 10/23/2017 5:53:38 PM
10-22-2017 Kankakee Illinois
   -Added 10/23/2017 5:45:34 PM
10-22-2017 Gilman Illinois
   -Added 10/23/2017 5:32:45 PM
CSX Philly Sub 2017
   -Added 10/23/2017 3:37:03 PM
Eastbound Stack Train
   -Added 10/23/2017 3:19:12 PM
Norman, Moore BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 10/23/2017 12:31:23 PM
   -Added 10/23/2017 12:11:20 PM
Celebrating 2 years. Vol 6.
   -Added 10/23/2017 10:15:03 AM
10-22-2017 Donovan Il.
   -Added 10/23/2017 10:08:05 AM
10-22-2017 Beaverville Il.
   -Added 10/23/2017 9:55:40 AM
   -Added 10/23/2017 9:11:56 AM
   -Added 10/23/2017 9:10:54 AM
   -Added 10/23/2017 7:43:26 AM
Nanton, AB
   -Added 10/23/2017 1:39:40 AM
Claresholm, AB
   -Added 10/23/2017 1:35:34 AM
A Return to the Green Mountain State: Glory Days 2017
   -Added 10/22/2017 11:30:14 PM
Trip to Western PA, NY and OH
   -Added 10/22/2017 10:48:20 PM
   -Added 10/22/2017 9:45:19 PM
Poughkeepsie and Beacon
   -Added 10/22/2017 9:42:30 PM
Good light, no traffic.
   -Added 10/22/2017 8:43:08 PM
Reading & Northern Fall Foliage Trip
   -Added 10/22/2017 8:34:44 PM
Q016 through the windshield.
   -Added 10/22/2017 8:27:40 PM
Friday night with an old friend.
   -Added 10/22/2017 8:05:37 PM
Acca Yard 10-22-17
   -Added 10/22/2017 7:36:32 PM
Saturday Railfanning
   -Added 10/22/2017 5:10:37 PM
POVA (Pend Oreille Valley Railroad)
   -Added 10/22/2017 2:45:25 PM
KCS in MS 2010s
   -Added 10/22/2017 2:09:31 PM
   -Added 10/21/2017 11:33:31 PM
Bath Rd.
   -Added 10/21/2017 10:37:16 PM
When you just have to take some shots.
   -Added 10/21/2017 10:05:04 PM
Lancaster County Shortline Tour
   -Added 10/21/2017 9:03:38 PM
   -Added 10/21/2017 8:27:08 PM
Mostly Sunny Northeast Ohio - 10/16/2017 to 10/20/2017
   -Added 10/21/2017 8:23:23 PM
Updated Photo Albums
2017 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 10/23/2017 8:16:36 PM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 10/23/2017 8:16:09 PM
TADs NJ Transit and pre
   -Updated 10/23/2017 8:15:38 PM
TAD's 2017 CSX K trains
   -Updated 10/23/2017 8:14:37 PM
TAD's CSX 2017
   -Updated 10/23/2017 8:13:58 PM
Puget Sound and Pacific RR
   -Updated 10/23/2017 8:10:13 PM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 10/23/2017 8:06:55 PM
2017 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 10/23/2017 7:56:19 PM
   -Updated 10/23/2017 7:49:51 PM
   -Updated 10/23/2017 7:26:57 PM
2017 Railfanning
   -Updated 10/23/2017 7:08:50 PM
Trains to & from Browns Yard
   -Updated 10/23/2017 7:08:39 PM
   -Updated 10/23/2017 7:05:04 PM
Steam Trains Across The USA
   -Updated 10/23/2017 6:55:00 PM
East Coast Railfan Trip featuring the AEM-7 Farewell Train (06/18-06/19/16)
   -Updated 10/23/2017 6:54:54 PM
EB Frts on UPRR at Erie NV (Passing Siding) -3
   -Updated 10/23/2017 6:54:28 PM
   -Updated 10/23/2017 5:51:06 PM
Various GE locomotives
   -Updated 10/23/2017 5:30:34 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 10/23/2017 5:15:33 PM
   -Updated 10/23/2017 5:11:56 PM
On the Road; 2017
   -Updated 10/23/2017 4:46:13 PM
EB Frts on UPRR at Erie NV (Passing Siding)
   -Updated 10/23/2017 4:32:23 PM
2017 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 10/23/2017 4:30:36 PM
1995 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 10/23/2017 2:44:19 PM
POVA (Pend Oreille Valley Railroad)
   -Updated 10/23/2017 1:06:33 PM
Trains 2008
   -Updated 10/23/2017 12:57:51 PM
2014 Trains
   -Updated 10/23/2017 12:46:53 PM
2013 Trains
   -Updated 10/23/2017 12:36:33 PM
Trains 2011
   -Updated 10/23/2017 12:34:20 PM
RR Scenes taken in my travels
   -Updated 10/23/2017 12:13:21 PM
BNSF Abilene Yard
   -Updated 10/23/2017 12:07:22 PM
Lehigh Line scenes
   -Updated 10/23/2017 12:04:49 PM
Ringling Brothers Circus Train Moves
   -Updated 10/23/2017 11:59:49 AM
Genesee Valley Transportation (GVT)
   -Updated 10/23/2017 11:59:07 AM
BNSF 2006
   -Updated 10/23/2017 11:55:02 AM

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