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: 3,739,599
Locomotives:  148,739
Rolling Stock:  882,087
Locations:  28,324
What's New?
New Photo Albums
NS 1070 Decatur,Il
   -Added 12/28/2014 12:55:04 AM
Foreign Power (not a US RR)
   -Added 12/27/2014 11:03:56 PM
   -Added 12/27/2014 9:56:54 PM
Just 3 last looks at the Polar Express.
   -Added 12/27/2014 9:48:57 PM
Westville, NJ Transmission Line Replacement
   -Added 12/27/2014 9:42:28 PM
At Piggly Wiggly Avenue
   -Added 12/27/2014 9:40:00 PM
Odds and Ends in Milan
   -Added 12/27/2014 9:19:44 PM
A little CSX after the Doctor
   -Added 12/27/2014 9:19:43 PM
Day after Xmas
   -Added 12/27/2014 8:34:28 PM
Steam Locomotives
   -Added 12/27/2014 8:29:07 PM
A real heritage unit
   -Added 12/27/2014 6:47:36 PM
BNSF/ATSF - Seattle
   -Added 12/27/2014 6:37:26 PM
Last railfan trip of 2014
   -Added 12/27/2014 6:36:45 PM
CP Davenport Sub
   -Added 12/27/2014 5:16:07 PM
Low Grade Branch Action, 12-26-14
   -Added 12/27/2014 6:50:29 AM
Alan Hall
   -Added 12/27/2014 4:24:49 AM
Al Chione Collection
   -Added 12/26/2014 11:40:09 PM
Some losses are harder to take than others.
   -Added 12/26/2014 10:27:33 PM
Sunny Friday.
   -Added 12/26/2014 5:36:39 PM
A new one seen in Marion, Ohio
   -Added 12/26/2014 5:27:39 PM
May 2014
   -Added 12/26/2014 2:33:02 PM
Seen at Cedar Rapids, Iowa
   -Added 12/26/2014 11:54:04 AM
Canadian Commuters
   -Added 12/26/2014 3:21:38 AM
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
   -Added 12/26/2014 1:06:23 AM
Black River & Western Railroad
   -Added 12/25/2014 10:03:39 PM
Boeing cars
   -Added 12/25/2014 9:52:16 PM
Freight cars, Feb 15, 2014
   -Added 12/25/2014 8:34:07 PM
New Jersey photos
   -Added 12/25/2014 6:27:40 PM
   -Added 12/25/2014 4:33:03 PM
Photos taken by Gerald Grossman
   -Added 12/25/2014 1:52:14 PM
Christmas Eve Railfanning at Rosenberg with my new Nikon D5300
   -Added 12/25/2014 1:46:16 PM
Auto Train 8/9/1980
   -Added 12/25/2014 12:28:26 PM
CVSR 800 is back on the road.
   -Added 12/25/2014 11:44:07 AM
Last Trains on the Lehigh Line before the Xmas Shutdown
   -Added 12/24/2014 9:50:51 PM
Northeastern North Carolina, 1989
   -Added 12/24/2014 7:43:01 PM
Updated Photo Albums
TheSd90mac-Railfanner footage 2014
   -Updated 12/28/2014 4:47:53 AM
CaliforniaRailfan101's Best of the Martinez/Benicia Area
   -Updated 12/28/2014 4:02:13 AM
Canadian Commuters
   -Updated 12/28/2014 2:51:31 AM
2014 North Central Indiana Photos
   -Updated 12/28/2014 2:34:11 AM
Rail-Fanning 2014 Part 11
   -Updated 12/28/2014 1:52:30 AM
NS/Kankakee West Yard
   -Updated 12/28/2014 1:12:20 AM
   -Updated 12/28/2014 12:00:51 AM
Southern Belle of Mexico
   -Updated 12/28/2014 12:00:06 AM
Al Chione Collection
   -Updated 12/27/2014 11:57:18 PM
misc railroads and stuff
   -Updated 12/27/2014 11:49:14 PM
2014 Summer Trip to the USA.
   -Updated 12/27/2014 11:47:08 PM
   -Updated 12/27/2014 11:46:37 PM
May 2014
   -Updated 12/27/2014 11:45:06 PM
RJ Corman Railroad Company
   -Updated 12/27/2014 11:43:04 PM
Tremley Point
   -Updated 12/27/2014 11:39:10 PM
Chemical Coast Secondary
   -Updated 12/27/2014 11:35:35 PM
Former Conrail Locomotives
   -Updated 12/27/2014 11:18:17 PM
Conrail Shared Assets Lehigh Line
   -Updated 12/27/2014 11:11:19 PM
South Texas Dec 2014
   -Updated 12/27/2014 10:59:59 PM
CSX in Connellsville Area 2014 Set
   -Updated 12/27/2014 10:53:03 PM
Pavonia Yard - Camden, NJ
   -Updated 12/27/2014 10:42:57 PM
Southern New Jersey
   -Updated 12/27/2014 10:37:05 PM
   -Updated 12/27/2014 10:32:21 PM
2014 New Jersey Transit
   -Updated 12/27/2014 10:31:14 PM
South Jersey Railroad Miscellaneous
   -Updated 12/27/2014 10:21:05 PM
Early CSX (1987-1999)
   -Updated 12/27/2014 10:19:25 PM
Museums/Tourist Railroads
   -Updated 12/27/2014 10:06:51 PM
CSX 2014
   -Updated 12/27/2014 9:56:10 PM
Thankfuls - Diesel
   -Updated 12/27/2014 9:39:22 PM
CSX 2013/2014
   -Updated 12/27/2014 9:35:57 PM
Andy's Freightcar Photos
   -Updated 12/27/2014 9:16:24 PM
Westville, NJ
   -Updated 12/27/2014 9:14:59 PM
NS--AGS North Division...July-Dec. 2014
   -Updated 12/27/2014 9:06:14 PM
december 2014
   -Updated 12/27/2014 8:41:05 PM
Covered Hopper Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 12/27/2014 8:34:29 PM

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