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: 4,216,235
Locomotives:  160,980
Rolling Stock:  987,957
Locations:  29,470
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Best of Fall Break
   -Added 10/25/2016 9:31:13 AM
Hometown sweetheart
   -Added 10/25/2016 6:02:14 AM
fort scott ks pics from jan 2016 to april 2016
   -Added 10/25/2016 12:30:03 AM
An N&W CPL signal falls. Big Otter. (East end Bedford, VA)
   -Added 10/25/2016 12:24:43 AM
Six-Unit Parade
   -Added 10/24/2016 10:20:11 PM
One I worked with.
   -Added 10/24/2016 8:52:37 PM
Freight Cars 1993
   -Added 10/24/2016 8:33:34 PM
NS 9534
   -Added 10/24/2016 8:24:01 PM
Morning Fall Foliage at Cassandra PA
   -Added 10/24/2016 8:23:01 PM
Freight Cars 1992
   -Added 10/24/2016 8:14:02 PM
CSX 5118
   -Added 10/24/2016 8:11:17 PM
Rail-Fanning 2016 Vol. 8
   -Added 10/24/2016 7:55:28 PM
Freight Cars 1994
   -Added 10/24/2016 7:42:54 PM
Truck Trailers
   -Added 10/24/2016 7:37:48 PM
Ontario Trains - September 2016 - Part 3
   -Added 10/24/2016 6:57:45 PM
North Carolina 2016
   -Added 10/24/2016 6:45:35 PM
Chasing MRL's 844 Local plus railfanning in Lombard Canyon!
   -Added 10/23/2016 6:52:56 PM
   -Added 10/23/2016 6:52:51 PM
CSX Florence Division Spartansburg sub
   -Added 10/23/2016 5:28:23 PM
Train Museum Bus Day
   -Added 10/23/2016 5:15:15 PM
RB bridge in August 1975
   -Added 10/23/2016 5:09:21 PM
A Fakebonnet Dash 9, a CSX SD40-2, and more in Livingston!
   -Added 10/23/2016 1:37:53 PM
LV Flint Hill Rd. and Gulf Rd. Summer 1975
   -Added 10/23/2016 1:03:53 PM
PC E8A #4299
   -Added 10/23/2016 12:09:11 PM
CN in Fort Erie, Ontario in the summer of 1975
   -Added 10/23/2016 12:04:01 PM
Moosehead 2016
   -Added 10/23/2016 12:03:54 PM
PC E7A #4211
   -Added 10/23/2016 11:56:56 AM
LN FP7A #656
   -Added 10/23/2016 11:43:33 AM
Meet me in Hudson.
   -Added 10/23/2016 10:47:58 AM
Rock Island E8A #657
   -Added 10/23/2016 9:30:18 AM
A Fallen Flag on a Fallen Flag
   -Added 10/23/2016 9:11:23 AM
Misc Gondolas
   -Added 10/23/2016 8:59:01 AM
CIT Group 2 Bay Covered Hoppers
   -Added 10/23/2016 7:58:25 AM
TILX 2 Bay Covered Hoppers
   -Added 10/23/2016 7:31:32 AM
OMNX Gondolas
   -Added 10/23/2016 7:15:13 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Photos taken in Poland
   -Updated 10/25/2016 9:39:30 AM
Waycross, Ga.
   -Updated 10/25/2016 9:36:06 AM
Princeton Indiana 3
   -Updated 10/25/2016 9:33:15 AM
Special Runs
   -Updated 10/25/2016 9:28:32 AM
Pastor's Train Pics 2014
   -Updated 10/25/2016 9:27:52 AM
Augusta, Ga. 2016
   -Updated 10/25/2016 9:24:00 AM
Kentucky Trains
   -Updated 10/25/2016 9:21:45 AM
AOK equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/25/2016 9:16:39 AM
AEX covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 10/25/2016 9:15:10 AM
ACFX covered hoppers in CT vol. 2
   -Updated 10/25/2016 9:14:04 AM
TRIX equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/25/2016 9:09:34 AM
2016 Train Photographs
   -Updated 10/25/2016 8:37:04 AM
   -Updated 10/25/2016 8:18:06 AM
TP&W Sept 2016 - Dec 2016
   -Updated 10/25/2016 7:55:17 AM
Georgia and the Carolinas
   -Updated 10/25/2016 7:27:40 AM
South Texas Oct 2016
   -Updated 10/25/2016 7:13:28 AM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 10/25/2016 5:28:26 AM
CSX (and NYS&W) action.
   -Updated 10/25/2016 4:07:14 AM
Series ST44 (M62)
   -Updated 10/25/2016 3:51:58 AM
PRR: Wilmington to Altoona ~ 28 March 1965
   -Updated 10/25/2016 3:49:20 AM
   -Updated 10/25/2016 3:31:48 AM
Mixed freight, stacks, and Tropicana reefers come to Union City
   -Updated 10/25/2016 3:18:06 AM
Heritage Amtrak units at Lynchburg, VA
   -Updated 10/25/2016 1:00:24 AM
4Q 2016
   -Updated 10/25/2016 12:33:23 AM
September 2016
   -Updated 10/25/2016 12:00:10 AM
4th Quarter 2016 - CMP
   -Updated 10/24/2016 11:41:00 PM
Union Pacific Pacific Northwest
   -Updated 10/24/2016 11:34:24 PM
   -Updated 10/24/2016 11:25:41 PM
BN/BNSF Stevens Pass
   -Updated 10/24/2016 11:22:10 PM
3Q 2016
   -Updated 10/24/2016 11:19:41 PM
BN/BNSF covered hoppers
   -Updated 10/24/2016 11:19:40 PM
BN/BNSF Right of Way
   -Updated 10/24/2016 11:17:47 PM
BN/BNSF caboose
   -Updated 10/24/2016 11:12:27 PM
   -Updated 10/24/2016 11:10:22 PM
October 2016
   -Updated 10/24/2016 10:50:32 PM

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