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 2011 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: 3,610,454
Locomotives:  146,089
Rolling Stock:  849,134
Locations:  28,065
What's New?
New Photo Albums
South Texas Oct 2010
   -Added 8/20/2014 4:42:09 AM
Along the Rails of Kansas: September 2012
   -Added 8/20/2014 1:38:30 AM
   -Added 8/19/2014 11:02:39 PM
Empty coke east.
   -Added 8/19/2014 10:14:09 PM
CSX 7534 mixes east.
   -Added 8/19/2014 9:55:21 PM
Another D750 sighting.
   -Added 8/19/2014 9:31:00 PM
Heritage Norfolk Southern, Virginian and Export Engines all in 1 day
   -Added 8/19/2014 9:23:38 PM
Horseshoe Curve 1978-82
   -Added 8/19/2014 8:49:39 PM
NS 2012
   -Added 8/19/2014 5:41:39 PM
CSX 2013
   -Added 8/19/2014 5:37:52 PM
CSX 2012
   -Added 8/19/2014 5:35:53 PM
Union Pacific 2014
   -Added 8/19/2014 5:34:22 PM
Union Pacific 2012
   -Added 8/19/2014 4:47:26 PM
Do you like NS & A WOW
   -Added 8/19/2014 4:33:12 PM
Horseshoe Curve October 1977
   -Added 8/19/2014 4:24:07 PM
South Texas Mar 2009
   -Added 8/19/2014 6:54:20 AM
Decatur,IL 07/06/1980
   -Added 8/19/2014 12:08:17 AM
   -Added 8/18/2014 11:45:13 PM
Steamfest 2014
   -Added 8/18/2014 11:27:47 PM
3 trains at Johnston 8-14-14
   -Added 8/18/2014 10:49:43 PM
TC&W/Minnesota Prairie Line trackage
   -Added 8/18/2014 10:23:39 PM
Sand, Surf, and Passenger Trains
   -Added 8/18/2014 9:33:04 PM
Horseshoe Curve 6-15-1978
   -Added 8/18/2014 8:46:52 PM
Afternoon Stone.
   -Added 8/18/2014 8:39:50 PM
Virginia Museum of Transportation
   -Added 8/18/2014 8:31:47 PM
Norfork Southern
   -Added 8/18/2014 7:13:47 PM
Albuquerque, NM
   -Added 8/18/2014 6:55:12 PM
A few from Fostoria
   -Added 8/18/2014 4:55:41 PM
Florence, KS
   -Added 8/18/2014 4:26:44 PM
Longlac Ontario during late May/early June 1994
   -Added 8/18/2014 2:58:27 PM
BNSF & CP in the Mississippi River Valley.
   -Added 8/18/2014 2:51:08 PM
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada August 1996
   -Added 8/18/2014 2:48:54 PM
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada December 1993
   -Added 8/18/2014 1:36:53 PM
Old Missouri Pacific trailer at Apache Flats MO
   -Added 8/18/2014 1:26:53 PM
Old BN trailer in Carrington MO
   -Added 8/18/2014 1:15:53 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Pavonia Yard - Camden, NJ
   -Updated 8/20/2014 4:07:45 AM
Rolling Stock Rolling Past my Lens...
   -Updated 8/20/2014 3:03:45 AM
Delaware River Valley railfanning 7/27/7/29
   -Updated 8/20/2014 2:28:34 AM
Bound Brook 3/15
   -Updated 8/20/2014 2:15:10 AM
trains at home
   -Updated 8/20/2014 1:38:49 AM
Central New York - 2014
   -Updated 8/20/2014 12:45:48 AM
UP in Fort Worth
   -Updated 8/20/2014 12:33:42 AM
AUG 2014
   -Updated 8/20/2014 12:21:08 AM
0070's UPRR
   -Updated 8/20/2014 12:10:20 AM
Norfolk Southern: Southern Tier
   -Updated 8/19/2014 11:56:12 PM
Rail Photos From Canada
   -Updated 8/19/2014 11:56:07 PM
Central Missouri Pictures
   -Updated 8/19/2014 11:48:15 PM
Tracks and Signs
   -Updated 8/19/2014 11:41:15 PM
Rail-Fanning 2014 Part 7
   -Updated 8/19/2014 11:36:58 PM
Rolling Stock - Covered Hoppers
   -Updated 8/19/2014 11:35:09 PM
Rolling Stock - Coil Steel Cars
   -Updated 8/19/2014 11:32:40 PM
Sept. 2012 through 2013-Eastern Pennsylvania
   -Updated 8/19/2014 11:31:01 PM
Wyoming and Montana
   -Updated 8/19/2014 11:18:49 PM
trolley's n such
   -Updated 8/19/2014 11:14:17 PM
Decatur,IL 07/06/1980
   -Updated 8/19/2014 10:49:24 PM
A Great Day For Shotting Trains
   -Updated 8/19/2014 10:40:44 PM
Clinton Indiana
   -Updated 8/19/2014 10:22:26 PM
   -Updated 8/19/2014 10:20:17 PM
   -Updated 8/19/2014 10:11:44 PM
Western Indiana Terre Haute
   -Updated 8/19/2014 10:04:45 PM
TADs 2014 CSX K04- crude oil trains
   -Updated 8/19/2014 10:04:40 PM
NS Piedmont Division Danville District
   -Updated 8/19/2014 10:00:45 PM
NS Piedmont Division "S" Line action
   -Updated 8/19/2014 10:00:18 PM
CSX Hamlet Terminal Sub
   -Updated 8/19/2014 9:58:02 PM
Queensgate Yd Army On Wheels 08/08/2010
   -Updated 8/19/2014 9:57:31 PM
CSX "A" Line North End Sub
   -Updated 8/19/2014 9:57:01 PM
Aberdeen, Carolina, & Western Railway
   -Updated 8/19/2014 9:56:49 PM
January 2012 PT 2
   -Updated 8/19/2014 9:47:00 PM
CP 8760 - 8799
   -Updated 8/19/2014 9:38:14 PM
CP 8600
   -Updated 8/19/2014 9:37:32 PM

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