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: 4,680,448
Locomotives:  172,265
Rolling Stock:  1,083,796
Locations:  30,509
What's New?
New Photo Albums
EB Frts at Erie Passing Siding NV -2b
   -Added 12/11/2018 12:26:26 PM
   -Added 12/11/2018 5:48:11 AM
OJ's-Mason City to Galesburg
   -Added 12/11/2018 2:24:41 AM
Shortlines MO
   -Added 12/10/2018 9:45:52 PM
Railfanning the CSXT NO&M Subdivison 12/10/2018
   -Added 12/10/2018 9:07:42 PM
Back when it was still Summer.
   -Added 12/10/2018 8:39:57 PM
Railfanning Utica and Amsterdam
   -Added 12/10/2018 7:49:18 PM
CSX GP38-3's & GP40-3's
   -Added 12/10/2018 7:15:32 PM
I don't like Winter, but............
   -Added 12/10/2018 7:13:47 PM
UP 4141 At UP Home Plate December 09, 2018
   -Added 12/10/2018 6:28:33 PM
2018 photos
   -Added 12/10/2018 5:33:17 PM
When the weather was better
   -Added 12/10/2018 3:12:05 AM
Grenada Railway "Train to Christmas town"
   -Added 12/9/2018 9:02:09 PM
Trip to CSX between Pensacola and Tallahassee, FL.
   -Added 12/9/2018 8:19:23 PM
A distant memory.
   -Added 12/9/2018 8:14:25 PM
Rolling Stock~Auto Haulers 2017-18
   -Added 12/9/2018 6:56:43 PM
Rolling Stock~Covered Hoppers 2017-18
   -Added 12/9/2018 6:51:30 PM
Motorcar ride on the Autauga Northern and CSX. Nov 10-11
   -Added 12/9/2018 6:29:25 PM
Dover & Rockaway River RR 2018 Toys for Tots Train
   -Added 12/9/2018 5:09:40 PM
Daylight Polar Express ops.
   -Added 12/9/2018 4:47:27 PM
   -Added 12/9/2018 4:41:09 PM
Colorado Railroad Museum 2018
   -Added 12/9/2018 4:03:25 PM
CZ Trip to Glenwood Springs
   -Added 12/9/2018 3:45:31 PM
Forney Museum 2014
   -Added 12/9/2018 3:36:00 PM
BNSF O-GATTUL2-04A Office Car Special (BNSF Red River D / Houston SD)@ MP189.75 - Donie, TX
   -Added 12/9/2018 11:36:08 AM
UP P-VMCB 2-06 - Bush Funeral Train / UP 9069 (adv section) (UP Gulf Coast SU / Navasota SD) @ MP71.
   -Added 12/9/2018 11:29:09 AM
NYNJR - Street Running
   -Added 12/9/2018 11:23:42 AM
CN Coal Train at Hammond
   -Added 12/9/2018 10:45:42 AM
NY&LB GG1s and E-8A power in July, 1981
   -Added 12/9/2018 6:55:30 AM
L&N F-2 #835 with ex-MONON #605
   -Added 12/9/2018 6:32:33 AM
L&N GE C30-7's
   -Added 12/9/2018 5:51:36 AM
A Pair of L&N GE B23-7's
   -Added 12/9/2018 5:13:47 AM
2018 Year in Review
   -Added 12/8/2018 10:44:11 PM
Toys for Tots train 12-08-18
   -Added 12/8/2018 9:34:54 PM
Some nice color on this almost Winter day.
   -Added 12/8/2018 8:29:28 PM
Updated Photo Albums
December 2018
   -Updated 12/11/2018 12:25:06 PM
KCS High Oak Yard
   -Updated 12/11/2018 12:15:55 PM
New England Railroads 2018.
   -Updated 12/11/2018 12:10:59 PM
CSS/NICD Chicago South Shore & South Bend
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:33:45 AM
CFCX Cronimet Corp
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:32:07 AM
CWSX Cardella Waste Svcs of NJ
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:28:12 AM
CEIX Cleveland Electric
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:27:03 AM
CELX Celtran Incorporated
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:25:04 AM
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:23:40 AM
Pittsburgh 12-2018
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:20:40 AM
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:20:01 AM
CTA Chicago
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:17:18 AM
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:16:03 AM
CCX Columbian Chemicals Co
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:14:55 AM
CDOT Connecticut DOT
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:13:47 AM
CANX CANAC International
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:11:13 AM
CBFX CIT Leasing
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:09:27 AM
CBRY Copper Basin Railway
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:08:13 AM
CCBX Union Carbide Corporation
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:06:37 AM
CCLX Crystal Car Line
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:05:33 AM
March 2018
   -Updated 12/11/2018 11:02:55 AM
CABX Cabot Corporation
   -Updated 12/11/2018 10:57:39 AM
BVRY Brandywine Valley Railroad
   -Updated 12/11/2018 10:56:51 AM
Canadian Pacific
   -Updated 12/11/2018 10:54:12 AM
Canadian National
   -Updated 12/11/2018 10:53:35 AM
CAGX MHC Incorporated
   -Updated 12/11/2018 10:52:31 AM
AXLX Axiall Corpq
   -Updated 12/11/2018 10:38:19 AM
California DoT JPBX
   -Updated 12/11/2018 10:34:15 AM
Princeton Indiana 4
   -Updated 12/11/2018 10:11:06 AM
Effingham Illinois 2015-2020
   -Updated 12/11/2018 10:06:51 AM
UP Villa Grove to Mount Vernon IL
   -Updated 12/11/2018 10:03:10 AM
BTRX Rocky Mountain Transportation
   -Updated 12/11/2018 10:00:14 AM
BTCX Browner Turnout Company
   -Updated 12/11/2018 9:59:08 AM
BSOR Buffalo Southern
   -Updated 12/11/2018 9:57:46 AM
BRSX High Sierra Transportation
   -Updated 12/11/2018 9:56:33 AM

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