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: 4,553,621
Locomotives:  168,874
Rolling Stock:  1,062,192
Locations:  30,152
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Newark Broad Street
   -Added 3/24/2018 10:37:48 PM
Railfanning SIR Action
   -Added 3/24/2018 10:14:39 PM
Farewell to the Circus Train
   -Added 3/24/2018 10:09:28 PM
Heritage ballast car train.
   -Added 3/24/2018 9:42:32 PM
Valley Moves.
   -Added 3/24/2018 9:37:06 PM
Chasing the Toledo Hauler
   -Added 3/24/2018 9:35:54 PM
The Columbia River Gorge Winter 2018
   -Added 3/24/2018 9:11:29 PM
TriMet in the Winter of 2018
   -Added 3/24/2018 8:46:34 PM
CSX 2018
   -Added 3/24/2018 8:07:14 PM
California State Railroad Museum
   -Added 3/24/2018 7:55:45 PM
3 Class 1s and 1 train.
   -Added 3/24/2018 7:37:43 PM
3-23-2018 Lafayette Indiana Part 3
   -Added 3/24/2018 6:58:54 PM
3-16-2018 Lafayette Indiana Part 2
   -Added 3/24/2018 6:37:57 PM
3-16-2018 Lafayette Indiana Part 1
   -Added 3/24/2018 6:17:00 PM
Bryan Smith
   -Added 3/24/2018 4:25:55 PM
Bryan Smith
   -Added 3/24/2018 3:47:13 PM
Peoria sub February 2018
   -Added 3/24/2018 2:54:45 PM
Peoria sub January 2018
   -Added 3/24/2018 2:45:15 PM
Bessemer & Lake Erie
   -Added 3/24/2018 1:53:17 PM
   -Added 3/24/2018 10:54:14 AM
02/03/2018 a busy morning, vol 2.
   -Added 3/24/2018 8:36:00 AM
2018: EMD 6-axles work Peachtree City, GA locals
   -Added 3/24/2018 7:34:53 AM
BNSF's Cody Branchline 2018
   -Added 3/24/2018 1:11:47 AM
BNSF Red River Division / Houston Subdivision; U-CAKMYK8-22B - sb Herzog ACT Ballast Train
   -Added 3/23/2018 11:15:01 PM
Trains 51
   -Added 3/23/2018 11:01:09 PM
Temple, TX
   -Added 3/23/2018 9:41:43 PM
   -Added 3/23/2018 8:52:06 PM
West, then east on the NS in Hudson Ohio.
   -Added 3/23/2018 7:37:47 PM
NS in the snow
   -Added 3/23/2018 5:50:26 PM
CSX In Connelllsville Area 2018 Set
   -Added 3/23/2018 4:51:56 PM
02/03/2018. A busy morning vol 1.
   -Added 3/23/2018 1:19:33 PM
New Personal Low II
   -Added 3/23/2018 11:59:52 AM
CSX 2018
   -Added 3/23/2018 10:24:05 AM
Just one grab shot.
   -Added 3/22/2018 10:55:24 PM
Random stuff
   -Added 3/22/2018 10:40:41 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Trains 51
   -Updated 3/24/2018 11:19:03 PM
TADs NS 2018
   -Updated 3/24/2018 11:10:52 PM
TADs SEPTA Sprinter deliveries & testing
   -Updated 3/24/2018 11:08:59 PM
CSX In Connelllsville Area 2018 Set
   -Updated 3/24/2018 10:51:10 PM
Belen 2015
   -Updated 3/24/2018 10:49:14 PM
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway
   -Updated 3/24/2018 10:22:27 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 3/24/2018 10:11:58 PM
Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 3/24/2018 10:02:23 PM
Warning Graphic: Head On Collision Amtrak Train No. 91 and CSX Q210
   -Updated 3/24/2018 10:02:06 PM
Carolina Shortlines
   -Updated 3/24/2018 10:00:51 PM
Raleigh, NC Union Station project
   -Updated 3/24/2018 9:52:58 PM
Intermodal Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 3/24/2018 9:48:35 PM
New Jersey Transit
   -Updated 3/24/2018 9:48:20 PM
1995 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 3/24/2018 9:44:32 PM
John H. Walker
   -Updated 3/24/2018 9:29:02 PM
   -Updated 3/24/2018 9:00:48 PM
Covered Hopper Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 3/24/2018 8:55:42 PM
BNSF Abilene Yard
   -Updated 3/24/2018 8:38:49 PM
Locomotives March 2018
   -Updated 3/24/2018 8:35:58 PM
   -Updated 3/24/2018 8:34:19 PM
BN/BNSF Stevens Pass
   -Updated 3/24/2018 8:32:21 PM
   -Updated 3/24/2018 8:28:50 PM
BNSF roster
   -Updated 3/24/2018 8:25:45 PM
BN/BNSF caboose
   -Updated 3/24/2018 8:24:04 PM
Random frt cars
   -Updated 3/24/2018 8:21:56 PM
GN/BNSF Spokane West
   -Updated 3/24/2018 8:20:19 PM
2017 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 3/24/2018 7:56:22 PM
CSX - Plymouth Subdivision
   -Updated 3/24/2018 7:46:55 PM
2018 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 3/24/2018 7:37:43 PM
BN/BNSF Oregon
   -Updated 3/24/2018 7:36:18 PM
Norfolk Southern's "W" Line
   -Updated 3/24/2018 7:33:27 PM
BN/BNSF roster
   -Updated 3/24/2018 7:29:48 PM
   -Updated 3/24/2018 7:29:11 PM
Railfanning in the Hub City
   -Updated 3/24/2018 7:24:34 PM
PRR: Healey ~> PRR Passenger Engines ~ C. 1950
   -Updated 3/24/2018 7:20:26 PM

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