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: 4,333,180
Locomotives:  164,064
Rolling Stock:  1,013,356
Locations:  29,718
What's New?
New Photo Albums
A CSX oil train gets CN help through Fairburn, GA
   -Added 4/24/2017 7:31:12 AM
Ashley Rodriguez 2017 Photos
   -Added 4/24/2017 1:15:42 AM
Another D750 visit.
   -Added 4/23/2017 10:43:08 PM
Passenger Cars - Static and In Service
   -Added 4/23/2017 9:42:26 PM
Chasing the RBBX Circus Train
   -Added 4/23/2017 9:42:24 PM
April 22-23 2017 Houston TX
   -Added 4/23/2017 9:41:01 PM
   -Added 4/23/2017 9:36:49 PM
Montreal PQ
   -Added 4/23/2017 8:57:47 PM
Janesville, Wisconsin
   -Added 4/23/2017 8:22:03 PM
04/23/17: Blue Island, IL
   -Added 4/23/2017 8:20:04 PM
Southeast Texas Region Mid-December 2007-Mid-January 2008
   -Added 4/23/2017 7:33:23 PM
Westbound on the Big 4.
   -Added 4/23/2017 7:21:12 PM
CSX photos
   -Added 4/23/2017 7:06:58 PM
NS 'First Responders' train.
   -Added 4/23/2017 7:03:52 PM
CC&RG Yard
   -Added 4/23/2017 6:06:46 PM
Austell Trip 15
   -Added 4/23/2017 3:00:57 PM
Ohio railfan trip 2016
   -Added 4/23/2017 2:28:41 PM
Yard Goat.
   -Added 4/23/2017 1:48:50 PM
Ferromex 4679
   -Added 4/23/2017 1:41:00 PM
A change.
   -Added 4/23/2017 1:03:56 PM
Indian River County, FL
   -Added 4/23/2017 11:11:14 AM
Doublestack GE/EMD teamwork
   -Added 4/23/2017 9:52:18 AM
Recognizing a clue.
   -Added 4/23/2017 8:17:48 AM
Switzerland: A day out in Oberrueti
   -Added 4/23/2017 3:31:07 AM
Union Pacific in CA
   -Added 4/22/2017 10:59:54 PM
BN and C & S Cabooses in Denver early 1970s
   -Added 4/22/2017 9:01:15 PM
Manville, N.J. Part 1
   -Added 4/22/2017 3:44:30 PM
UNPX equipment in CT
   -Added 4/22/2017 3:19:05 PM
UP Marion Intermodal Yard - 4/22/17.
   -Added 4/22/2017 2:44:18 PM
East Penn Railroad Volume 0 (Photos Taken Prior to 2015)
   -Added 4/22/2017 1:57:55 PM
Blue Ridge Southern Railway
   -Added 4/22/2017 12:00:01 PM
Trip to Old Saybrook
   -Added 4/22/2017 10:33:54 AM
Stone at Exchange St.
   -Added 4/22/2017 9:49:43 AM
NS 1026 from AC Tower.
   -Added 4/22/2017 8:44:37 AM
Empty Sander west.
   -Added 4/22/2017 8:06:25 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Trains of America 2017
   -Updated 4/24/2017 9:01:14 AM
   -Updated 4/24/2017 7:43:35 AM
   -Updated 4/24/2017 3:30:56 AM
Hinckley Sub
   -Updated 4/24/2017 2:16:45 AM
Trackside around Southern California
   -Updated 4/24/2017 2:02:07 AM
Ashley Rodriguez 2016 Photos
   -Updated 4/24/2017 1:58:19 AM
Ashley Rodriguez Railroad Related Trailers
   -Updated 4/24/2017 1:36:41 AM
CSX In Connelllsville Area 2017 Set
   -Updated 4/24/2017 12:52:58 AM
Railfanning on the Cajon Sub
   -Updated 4/24/2017 12:48:55 AM
Flatcar Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 4/24/2017 12:28:56 AM
Heartland Rails
   -Updated 4/24/2017 12:21:47 AM
1st Quarter 2017 - CMP
   -Updated 4/24/2017 12:13:47 AM
Soo Line Rolling Stock
   -Updated 4/23/2017 11:56:30 PM
Rolling stock album
   -Updated 4/23/2017 11:55:54 PM
   -Updated 4/23/2017 11:53:51 PM
Union Pacific Butler-Altoona
   -Updated 4/23/2017 11:51:13 PM
Finding trains around Phoenix
   -Updated 4/23/2017 11:47:16 PM
Boxcar and Reefer Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 4/23/2017 11:46:27 PM
Larry's Truck and Electric
   -Updated 4/23/2017 11:31:32 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 4/23/2017 11:28:10 PM
More Locomotives
   -Updated 4/23/2017 11:25:37 PM
Soo Line Motive Power
   -Updated 4/23/2017 11:23:22 PM
   -Updated 4/23/2017 11:22:34 PM
UP action in Nebraska, Wyoming and Idaho
   -Updated 4/23/2017 11:14:39 PM
Misc Intermodal
   -Updated 4/23/2017 11:14:28 PM
Fallen Flags Photo Scans
   -Updated 4/23/2017 11:12:32 PM
railroad signals
   -Updated 4/23/2017 10:59:38 PM
Railfanning Woodbourne
   -Updated 4/23/2017 10:31:02 PM
CP Chicago & Milwalkee Sub highlights
   -Updated 4/23/2017 10:28:52 PM
Gondola Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 4/23/2017 10:24:55 PM
SP/UP/AMTK in Salem, OR
   -Updated 4/23/2017 10:17:26 PM
Seattle to Vancouver, WA
   -Updated 4/23/2017 10:14:52 PM
The Rail Yard
   -Updated 4/23/2017 10:04:05 PM
Rails Around Gopher Land
   -Updated 4/23/2017 9:56:10 PM
Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) Locomotives
   -Updated 4/23/2017 9:55:15 PM

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