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: 4,217,139
Locomotives:  161,002
Rolling Stock:  988,070
Locations:  29,471
What's New?
New Photo Albums
LV Rochester Jct. at night
   -Added 10/26/2016 4:01:59 PM
Labor day railfanning.
   -Added 10/26/2016 3:51:27 PM
R.E.L.A.M. Inc. in CT
   -Added 10/26/2016 10:56:43 AM
EBT: East Broad Top Railroad ~ 1960-1967
   -Added 10/26/2016 12:58:18 AM
Topeka KS to Burlington IA
   -Added 10/26/2016 12:13:24 AM
Cool stuff at Amtrak's 30th Street Station.
   -Added 10/25/2016 10:24:34 PM
Q137 west at MP 131.
   -Added 10/25/2016 9:42:39 PM
Freight Cars 1996
   -Added 10/25/2016 9:42:19 PM
Waterville, ME
   -Added 10/25/2016 9:16:20 PM
Sun and clouds, and a scary surprise.
   -Added 10/25/2016 9:10:36 PM
Q015 west at MP 131.
   -Added 10/25/2016 8:33:09 PM
Afternoon in SummerHll PA of Fall colors
   -Added 10/25/2016 7:58:08 PM
CSX in and around Syracuse, NY 10/24/2016
   -Added 10/25/2016 7:00:54 PM
NYC 8255 10-9-16
   -Added 10/25/2016 4:35:49 PM
Treats before Halloween
   -Added 10/25/2016 2:33:29 PM
   -Added 10/25/2016 10:46:52 AM
Final Day of Operations Adirondack Scenic North End
   -Added 10/25/2016 10:39:16 AM
Oklahoma City, Moore, Norman
   -Added 10/25/2016 10:21:33 AM
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
Hot slab cars
   -Added 10/23/2016 8:41:03 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Trains - Railstream
   -Updated 10/26/2016 5:01:58 PM
Chasing MRL's 844 Local plus railfanning in Lombard Canyon!
   -Updated 10/26/2016 4:33:24 PM
Brantford Ontario yard
   -Updated 10/26/2016 4:08:50 PM
Hoppers and box cars
   -Updated 10/26/2016 3:26:37 PM
Rolling stock- NS Mon Line / Loveridge Secondary / Manor Branch
   -Updated 10/26/2016 1:08:37 PM
Oklahoma City, Moore, Norman
   -Updated 10/26/2016 12:34:11 PM
Big Lake, MN
   -Updated 10/26/2016 12:12:11 PM
RailWorks Track Services in CT
   -Updated 10/26/2016 11:26:43 AM
SSEX gondolas in CT
   -Updated 10/26/2016 11:03:23 AM
Chicago South Shore & South Bend
   -Updated 10/26/2016 10:53:47 AM
Gulf Mobile & Ohio
   -Updated 10/26/2016 10:36:41 AM
October 2016
   -Updated 10/26/2016 10:35:37 AM
CSX Nahunta Sub
   -Updated 10/26/2016 9:59:02 AM
CB&Q Passenger Rolling Stock
   -Updated 10/26/2016 9:57:34 AM
CSX Jesup Sub
   -Updated 10/26/2016 9:55:29 AM
Progresss Rail
   -Updated 10/26/2016 9:53:49 AM
Jesup 2016
   -Updated 10/26/2016 9:47:26 AM
NS Brunswick District
   -Updated 10/26/2016 9:47:17 AM
KBR equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/26/2016 9:09:26 AM
GATX tank cars in CT
   -Updated 10/26/2016 9:05:44 AM
CGTX equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/26/2016 9:03:05 AM
BCOL equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/26/2016 9:01:36 AM
ASOX equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/26/2016 9:00:05 AM
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority
   -Updated 10/26/2016 8:57:45 AM
some times you have to go where the trains are fall 2016
   -Updated 10/26/2016 7:07:26 AM
CSX (and NYS&W) action.
   -Updated 10/26/2016 6:42:06 AM
NYS&W and NS action
   -Updated 10/26/2016 6:36:53 AM
South Korea
   -Updated 10/26/2016 6:35:24 AM
Freight cars and MOW equipment
   -Updated 10/26/2016 5:26:12 AM
   -Updated 10/26/2016 5:10:09 AM
Covered Hopper
   -Updated 10/26/2016 5:09:18 AM
   -Updated 10/26/2016 5:08:41 AM
Stuffed and mounted
   -Updated 10/26/2016 4:27:29 AM
Diane's train shots
   -Updated 10/26/2016 4:03:24 AM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 10/26/2016 2:09:18 AM

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