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: 4,008,495
Locomotives:  155,431
Rolling Stock:  947,643
Locations:  28,953
What's New?
New Photo Albums
ACL Steam Locos
   -Added 11/25/2015 5:09:26 PM
Fall Break Railfanning 2015
   -Added 11/25/2015 3:52:24 PM
Greenville, SC Railroad Action, Late 2015
   -Added 11/25/2015 3:49:51 PM
Funks Grove
   -Added 11/25/2015 3:21:52 PM
CEFX SD40M-2's join CSX C40-8W's to roll autoracks northbound at PTC, GA
   -Added 11/25/2015 2:41:30 PM
Yosemite Valley 2-6-0 #25
   -Added 11/25/2015 11:13:10 AM
Unadilla Valley Rwy Snowplow
   -Added 11/25/2015 7:56:16 AM
A CP SD30C-ECO joins a CSX C40-8W with mixed freight at PTC, GA.
   -Added 11/25/2015 7:31:59 AM
Union RR Steam Around Pittsburgh, PA
   -Added 11/25/2015 5:55:14 AM
   -Added 11/24/2015 11:37:23 PM
An SD70 leads 2 pumpkins.
   -Added 11/24/2015 10:34:04 PM
4501 Mikado
   -Added 11/24/2015 8:51:36 PM
Shelby, Ohio`s Polar Express train. Thanks to the Ashland Railway!!!
   -Added 11/24/2015 6:45:08 PM
Glenn's IC Boxcars
   -Added 11/24/2015 3:22:40 PM
Glenn's WC Boxcars
   -Added 11/24/2015 1:22:42 PM
Slater and Marshall, MO: 10-26-2014
   -Added 11/23/2015 11:44:59 PM
Sunday Outing 11-22-2015
   -Added 11/23/2015 11:34:55 PM
Jefferson City, MO: 10-31-2015
   -Added 11/23/2015 10:49:57 PM
Mohawk Sub 2015
   -Added 11/23/2015 8:51:36 PM
Union Junction
   -Added 11/23/2015 6:30:40 PM
East Kyune Pass Road
   -Added 11/23/2015 5:44:57 PM
Chicagoland 2015
   -Added 11/23/2015 5:37:02 PM
CSX's Fairburn sorting yard remains all EMD in 2015.
   -Added 11/23/2015 4:54:44 PM
Haviland, KS
   -Added 11/23/2015 4:54:34 PM
Sunrise blues and mid day green & blues.
   -Added 11/23/2015 1:36:40 PM
A mixed freight with two Geeps in tow
   -Added 11/23/2015 11:58:20 AM
Northwest Steel & Wire Steam Locos
   -Added 11/23/2015 9:26:08 AM
SRS Detection Cars #125 & 126
   -Added 11/23/2015 9:03:19 AM
Squaw Creek Coal FM Switcher
   -Added 11/23/2015 8:46:59 AM
PVCX equipment in CT
   -Added 11/23/2015 8:29:16 AM
St Clair Tunnel Co 0-10-0 Camelback
   -Added 11/23/2015 8:17:44 AM
Short stacks & auto racks.
   -Added 11/23/2015 7:59:25 AM
Rockdale, Sandow & Southern Switchers
   -Added 11/23/2015 5:47:31 AM
Peoria & Pekin Union Rwy #76
   -Added 11/23/2015 5:35:16 AM
Peabody Coal Baldwin #1616
   -Added 11/23/2015 5:15:31 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Ohio Central
   -Updated 11/25/2015 5:14:34 PM
My Better Shots
   -Updated 11/25/2015 5:05:41 PM
2015 Train Photographs
   -Updated 11/25/2015 4:26:17 PM
CN Waukesha Subdivision II
   -Updated 11/25/2015 4:23:45 PM
The WSOR Northern Division
   -Updated 11/25/2015 4:21:00 PM
BNSF at Goffs & Goffs Rd.
   -Updated 11/25/2015 4:19:59 PM
Old photos from the Cuyahoga Valley Line
   -Updated 11/25/2015 3:59:24 PM
Abandoned & Out-of-Service Railroad ROWs
   -Updated 11/25/2015 3:51:29 PM
Narrow Gauge and Rideable Miniature Trains
   -Updated 11/25/2015 3:46:45 PM
Union Pacific in 2015
   -Updated 11/25/2015 3:40:03 PM
Penn Central
   -Updated 11/25/2015 3:32:50 PM
   -Updated 11/25/2015 3:18:42 PM
Romulus, Mi
   -Updated 11/25/2015 3:14:55 PM
Freight Cars - 2015
   -Updated 11/25/2015 3:08:57 PM
WSOR Prairie du Chien Subdivision
   -Updated 11/25/2015 2:36:46 PM
CSX hertiage units (At least what they should look like)
   -Updated 11/25/2015 2:23:55 PM
CB&Q C&A Timetable #9
   -Updated 11/25/2015 1:50:58 PM
Pioneer Materials, Felton, DE
   -Updated 11/25/2015 1:12:05 PM
southern nevada arizona and killa
   -Updated 11/25/2015 12:26:28 PM
wicked desert
   -Updated 11/25/2015 12:13:22 PM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 11/25/2015 11:39:24 AM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 11/25/2015 11:37:21 AM
Hamlet CSX
   -Updated 11/25/2015 11:37:20 AM
Hard working locomotives
   -Updated 11/25/2015 11:36:01 AM
NS New Castle District
   -Updated 11/25/2015 11:32:59 AM
NS Frankfort District
   -Updated 11/25/2015 11:27:54 AM
CSX Indianapolis Line
   -Updated 11/25/2015 11:17:02 AM
Train Pics
   -Updated 11/25/2015 10:56:58 AM
2015 Summer Trip to the USA.
   -Updated 11/25/2015 10:47:53 AM
Local Railfanning 2011
   -Updated 11/25/2015 10:34:15 AM
   -Updated 11/25/2015 9:32:09 AM
Some New York action shots
   -Updated 11/25/2015 8:42:34 AM
November 2015
   -Updated 11/25/2015 8:30:32 AM
With a MOW train in tow, CSX SD50-2 8516 prepares to head northbound at PTC, GA.
   -Updated 11/25/2015 8:27:59 AM
Some misc. roster shots
   -Updated 11/25/2015 8:23:16 AM

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