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: 3,770,814
Locomotives:  149,636
Rolling Stock:  889,111
Locations:  28,375
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Moore, OK
   -Added 1/31/2015 10:54:15 AM
Oklahoma City, OK
   -Added 1/31/2015 10:40:33 AM
   -Added 1/31/2015 6:32:08 AM
CSX manifest Q417/Q418: 2015
   -Added 1/31/2015 12:04:02 AM
NJ Transit Diesel Engines 2015
   -Added 1/30/2015 9:47:42 PM
Cam Shots NE Florida/SE Georgia Action 2007
   -Added 1/30/2015 8:50:55 PM
Nice Colors On Friday.
   -Added 1/30/2015 6:48:49 PM
Night Photos 2
   -Added 1/30/2015 6:33:32 PM
UP 4781 leads a heavy eastbound
   -Added 1/30/2015 6:18:55 PM
   -Added 1/30/2015 5:10:52 PM
Houston, We Have a Problem
   -Added 1/30/2015 2:41:56 PM
Amtrak 2015
   -Added 1/30/2015 2:38:52 PM
A power move in Hudson.
   -Added 1/30/2015 10:53:50 AM
Pre-2000 Photos
   -Added 1/30/2015 10:44:11 AM
Railfanning Houston and Surrounding Areas
   -Added 1/30/2015 9:26:54 AM
A few night shots on 1/27/2015 in Winona, MN.
   -Added 1/30/2015 4:15:48 AM
Spring 2002 Trip to the West Slope
   -Added 1/30/2015 12:16:25 AM
Memphis Tennessee
   -Added 1/29/2015 9:43:21 PM
CNJ Alco Diesels
   -Added 1/29/2015 9:41:20 PM
Missouri Bootheel Railroading 2015
   -Added 1/29/2015 7:42:08 PM
Villard Junction
   -Added 1/29/2015 7:34:44 PM
Missouri Bootheel Railroading, 5 in 45 minutes
   -Added 1/29/2015 6:47:48 PM
Rail Pictures from Hungary
   -Added 1/29/2015 6:13:18 PM
Two more from Thursday morning
   -Added 1/29/2015 6:12:56 PM
Illinois Railway Museum
   -Added 1/29/2015 6:01:20 PM
Chicago North Western
   -Added 1/29/2015 5:45:06 PM
Rare CN Auto Railer Experimental Bus
   -Added 1/29/2015 5:44:49 PM
Foreign Power on the NS Memphis District!
   -Added 1/29/2015 5:32:31 PM
An Early CN 4-4-0 #331
   -Added 1/29/2015 5:15:20 PM
Day Trip to Douglas, WY.
   -Added 1/29/2015 4:10:21 PM
Railfanning Pictures Of 2015
   -Added 1/29/2015 2:44:19 PM
Canadian National 4-8-2's
   -Added 1/29/2015 12:12:27 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Added 1/29/2015 11:48:26 AM
CBQ 4-6-2 #2817
   -Added 1/29/2015 10:28:49 AM
LA&L Alcos Switching Genesee Jct
   -Added 1/29/2015 10:21:00 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Union Pacific Railroad
   -Updated 1/31/2015 10:49:44 AM
   -Updated 1/31/2015 10:49:35 AM
   -Updated 1/31/2015 10:23:25 AM
Seen At Oelwein
   -Updated 1/31/2015 9:38:43 AM
winter action on the river line 2014-2015
   -Updated 1/31/2015 9:26:44 AM
Foreign visitors on the river line winter 2014-2015
   -Updated 1/31/2015 9:12:11 AM
Former CGW
   -Updated 1/31/2015 9:06:22 AM
Washington County Railroad
   -Updated 1/31/2015 8:48:33 AM
Reading and Northern
   -Updated 1/31/2015 8:46:58 AM
Collection of GLP
   -Updated 1/31/2015 8:34:41 AM
CSX collection of GLP
   -Updated 1/31/2015 8:29:04 AM
The Old Erie
   -Updated 1/31/2015 8:25:08 AM
ACS-64 collection of GLP
   -Updated 1/31/2015 8:23:34 AM
Intermodal cars
   -Updated 1/31/2015 8:17:13 AM
Acela train set collection of GLP
   -Updated 1/31/2015 8:15:52 AM
Lehigh Line scenes
   -Updated 1/31/2015 8:07:26 AM
Miscellaneous Michigan shots
   -Updated 1/31/2015 5:30:23 AM
Miscellaneous Iowa shots (90s)
   -Updated 1/31/2015 5:28:30 AM
   -Updated 1/31/2015 3:13:25 AM
Conrail in the Southern Tier
   -Updated 1/31/2015 2:06:08 AM
CSX in Connellsville Area 2015 Set
   -Updated 1/31/2015 1:25:58 AM
CP picnic trains
   -Updated 1/31/2015 1:22:10 AM
CP on the Southern Tier
   -Updated 1/31/2015 1:09:22 AM
CaliforniaRailfan101's Best of Emeryville, CA
   -Updated 1/31/2015 1:07:50 AM
Railfanning Pictures Of 2015
   -Updated 1/31/2015 1:00:16 AM
NS East End District
   -Updated 1/31/2015 12:50:32 AM
Beesley's Point Secondary: Locals and stone trains.
   -Updated 1/31/2015 12:39:04 AM
Family Lines System, Roster Shots- Connellsville, Pa Area
   -Updated 1/31/2015 12:02:12 AM
Holding folder
   -Updated 1/30/2015 11:53:32 PM
Memphis Tennessee
   -Updated 1/30/2015 11:47:31 PM
Escanaba & Lake Superior
   -Updated 1/30/2015 11:22:30 PM
Autorack Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 1/30/2015 11:12:06 PM
Canadian Pacific
   -Updated 1/30/2015 11:00:37 PM
CSX Trenton Subdivison 2014
   -Updated 1/30/2015 10:32:41 PM
SW Washington/NW Oregon 2
   -Updated 1/30/2015 10:30:10 PM

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