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: 4,729,190
Locomotives:  173,223
Rolling Stock:  1,091,382
Locations:  30,651
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Port Reading Secondary Trains 2019
   -Added 3/26/2019 8:06:50 AM
   -Added 3/26/2019 6:27:10 AM
Trolleys, Trams, Streetcars
   -Added 3/25/2019 8:52:49 PM
   -Added 3/25/2019 8:26:04 PM
Montreal Locomotive Works Alumni
   -Added 3/25/2019 8:25:29 PM
CP Station - Galt, Ontario - 1952
   -Added 3/25/2019 6:28:31 PM
Railfanning Modesto 3/23/19
   -Added 3/25/2019 6:17:38 PM
CP 2-8-2 #5146
   -Added 3/25/2019 6:17:16 PM
Railfanning Stockton Area 3/23/19
   -Added 3/25/2019 6:16:09 PM
Chasing CSX 5118, 3004 SB through Fairburn and Palmetto, GA
   -Added 3/25/2019 4:24:20 PM
CSX Charlotte Subdivision
   -Added 3/25/2019 3:18:04 PM
Railfanning Mobile, AL 3-24-2019
   -Added 3/25/2019 2:35:35 PM
PRR: Laws ~> PRR Switching Locomotives
   -Added 3/25/2019 11:39:29 AM
VIA Rail
   -Added 3/25/2019 11:03:36 AM
Kingston, RI
   -Added 3/25/2019 10:39:03 AM
Railfanning 2019
   -Added 3/25/2019 9:11:34 AM
   -Added 3/25/2019 7:11:54 AM
   -Added 3/25/2019 7:04:20 AM
Central Texas March 2019
   -Added 3/25/2019 12:35:11 AM
   -Added 3/24/2019 11:43:54 PM
Strasburg Railroad and Railroad Museum of PA
   -Added 3/24/2019 11:20:37 PM
Shreveport Trip 2019
   -Added 3/24/2019 10:04:15 PM
December 2018 rail fannig
   -Added 3/24/2019 8:36:47 PM
Chillicothe and Edelstein, IL 3-23-19
   -Added 3/24/2019 4:29:45 PM
Canadian National
   -Added 3/24/2019 4:18:00 PM
CSX helper operations at Fairburn
   -Added 3/24/2019 2:58:57 PM
C&O 4-6-4 #300
   -Added 3/24/2019 12:11:24 PM
C&O 4-6-2 Pacifics
   -Added 3/24/2019 11:07:02 AM
CSX helper operations at Union City
   -Added 3/24/2019 7:34:18 AM
How things "stacked" up in Hudson Ohio.
   -Added 3/23/2019 8:14:09 PM
UP action in Jefferson City MO March 2019
   -Added 3/23/2019 6:53:28 PM
CSX LN2 pairs roll EB through Union City
   -Added 3/23/2019 3:02:22 PM
Tennessee Photos
   -Added 3/23/2019 1:45:29 PM
joel shanus
   -Added 3/23/2019 12:09:45 PM
Old EMD’s work boxcars at Fairburn
   -Added 3/23/2019 11:34:46 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Conrail SA-31 2019
   -Updated 3/26/2019 8:03:46 AM
2019 Train Photographs
   -Updated 3/26/2019 6:43:34 AM
PRR: Laws ~> PRR Switching Locomotives
   -Updated 3/26/2019 3:44:18 AM
Chicagoland 1989-1990
   -Updated 3/26/2019 2:56:20 AM
CSX 2018-2019
   -Updated 3/26/2019 2:07:23 AM
BNSF Seattle Sub
   -Updated 3/26/2019 12:56:54 AM
February 2019
   -Updated 3/26/2019 12:01:39 AM
Pendleton to La Grande
   -Updated 3/25/2019 11:51:40 PM
Eugene, OR
   -Updated 3/25/2019 11:37:08 PM
   -Updated 3/25/2019 11:17:22 PM
Western Kansas and Colorado
   -Updated 3/25/2019 10:59:56 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 3/25/2019 10:55:55 PM
CSX S line North of Hamlet
   -Updated 3/25/2019 10:21:31 PM
BNSF rolling stock
   -Updated 3/25/2019 10:19:47 PM
Morristown & Erie Railway
   -Updated 3/25/2019 10:09:57 PM
Shortlines 2019
   -Updated 3/25/2019 9:31:56 PM
Oregon shortlines
   -Updated 3/25/2019 9:15:17 PM
March 2019 Locomotives
   -Updated 3/25/2019 8:59:46 PM
   -Updated 3/25/2019 8:51:07 PM
2019 Trip to the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show.
   -Updated 3/25/2019 8:44:45 PM
Becker, MN
   -Updated 3/25/2019 8:42:41 PM
Clear Lake, MN
   -Updated 3/25/2019 8:42:27 PM
Shortline & Industrial Stuff
   -Updated 3/25/2019 8:31:55 PM
MRL freight cars
   -Updated 3/25/2019 8:04:02 PM
December 2018 rail fannig
   -Updated 3/25/2019 8:01:38 PM
   -Updated 3/25/2019 7:59:32 PM
BN/BNSF open hoppers
   -Updated 3/25/2019 7:54:31 PM
BNSF Northtown Yard/CP Shoreham Yard/University Jct
   -Updated 3/25/2019 7:51:41 PM
Random hoppers
   -Updated 3/25/2019 7:49:17 PM
   -Updated 3/25/2019 7:47:24 PM
BN/BNSF Spokane E
   -Updated 3/25/2019 7:41:20 PM
NS East Carolina Business Unit
   -Updated 3/25/2019 7:24:45 PM
Trackside findings
   -Updated 3/25/2019 7:24:44 PM
My Rolling Stock
   -Updated 3/25/2019 7:24:29 PM
Passenger Operations and Rolling Stock
   -Updated 3/25/2019 7:24:16 PM

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