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: 3,830,597
Locomotives:  151,411
Rolling Stock:  901,471
Locations:  28,594
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Illinois Central & ICG Power
   -Added 4/25/2015 9:46:42 PM
Richmond, VA Railfanning 2K15
   -Added 4/25/2015 8:35:22 PM
January 2015 Railfanning
   -Added 4/25/2015 8:01:01 PM
Blue Wheeling.
   -Added 4/25/2015 7:51:09 PM
   -Added 4/25/2015 5:24:30 PM
NS SD90, NS 601 and a couple more.
   -Added 4/25/2015 4:49:49 PM
Folkston, GA Winter 2014-2015 trip
   -Added 4/25/2015 2:26:17 PM
NS Lehigh Line South Bethlehem, PA
   -Added 4/25/2015 1:48:21 PM
October Trip 2014
   -Added 4/25/2015 1:11:10 PM
   -Added 4/25/2015 12:11:42 PM
   -Added 4/25/2015 9:08:18 AM
   -Added 4/25/2015 9:02:36 AM
   -Added 4/25/2015 8:59:24 AM
   -Added 4/25/2015 8:42:24 AM
CR at Enola
   -Added 4/25/2015 1:08:42 AM
Unusual rollingstock of the 80's
   -Added 4/24/2015 11:10:58 PM
Rochelle 4-23-2015
   -Added 4/24/2015 10:53:23 PM
Q015 west in Akron.
   -Added 4/24/2015 9:54:01 PM
NYNJ lots of power, little traffic
   -Added 4/24/2015 9:29:20 PM
CP East Region / Freight Subdivision; CP 253 @ CPF557 - Pony Farm Road og; Oneonta, NY
   -Added 4/24/2015 8:09:01 PM
CP East Region / Freight Subdivision; CP 934 @ CPF557 - Pony Farm Road og; Oneonta, NY
   -Added 4/24/2015 7:17:41 PM
The Silver Star in June, 1978: Clearwater, FL to Wash, DC
   -Added 4/24/2015 7:03:59 PM
AMTK in Greenfield
   -Added 4/24/2015 4:18:06 PM
Cajon Pass in Black and White
   -Added 4/24/2015 12:17:47 PM
   -Added 4/24/2015 8:16:05 AM
   -Added 4/24/2015 8:10:31 AM
SP319 Visits
   -Added 4/24/2015 12:41:14 AM
CSX Queensgate Eng's Pitt Tracks
   -Added 4/23/2015 11:05:49 PM
A mixer and a memory.
   -Added 4/23/2015 10:24:22 PM
The Silver Star in June, 1978: Wash, DC to Florida
   -Added 4/23/2015 8:36:26 PM
   -Added 4/23/2015 8:11:10 PM
Trip to Gainesville, TX
   -Added 4/23/2015 7:26:31 PM
Maintenance of Way Cars
   -Added 4/23/2015 7:12:17 PM
The Silver Star in June, 1978: Phila to Wash, DC
   -Added 4/23/2015 4:33:20 PM
NYNJ Pup working 65th Street
   -Added 4/23/2015 3:51:12 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Apex, NV
   -Updated 4/25/2015 10:44:38 PM
2015 A day at Selkirk yard.
   -Updated 4/25/2015 10:44:20 PM
Gondola Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 4/25/2015 10:40:26 PM
North Las Vegas, NV
   -Updated 4/25/2015 10:40:16 PM
Covered Hopper Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 4/25/2015 10:33:31 PM
Fallen Flags A-M
   -Updated 4/25/2015 10:08:35 PM
CSX - Plymouth Subdivision
   -Updated 4/25/2015 10:04:31 PM
Southern Ontario April 2015
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:56:30 PM
Soo Line Rolling Stock
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:55:59 PM
UP Motive Power
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:54:45 PM
TheSd90mac-Railfanner footage 2015
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:49:29 PM
NS Motive Power
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:48:19 PM
Restored, Fallen flags & Museum Locomotives
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:46:52 PM
CRYX Cryo-Trans Reefers
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:46:03 PM
LRT & Regional Passenger Motive Power
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:45:05 PM
NS Illinois Division 2013 & 2015
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:44:46 PM
CSX Motive Power
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:43:55 PM
Leased Locomotive Motive Power
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:43:14 PM
CP Motive Power
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:42:18 PM
CN Motive Power
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:41:40 PM
Rolling stock album
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:40:50 PM
BNSF Motive Power
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:37:47 PM
Industrial motive power
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:35:31 PM
Alberta Grain Cars
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:35:01 PM
Illinois night Shots #2
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:33:24 PM
Unusual rollingstock of the 80's
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:28:12 PM
Covered Hoppers
   -Updated 4/25/2015 9:00:15 PM
Covered Gondolas
   -Updated 4/25/2015 8:54:03 PM
Freight Cars
   -Updated 4/25/2015 8:41:25 PM
   -Updated 4/25/2015 8:35:16 PM
Canadian Pacific
   -Updated 4/25/2015 8:23:19 PM
Harrisburg Line April 2015
   -Updated 4/25/2015 8:06:01 PM
Decatur,Illinois Trains
   -Updated 4/25/2015 8:03:51 PM
   -Updated 4/25/2015 7:44:36 PM
Train Photos
   -Updated 4/25/2015 7:44:12 PM

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