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 2011 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: 3,711,695
Locomotives:  148,242
Rolling Stock:  874,815
Locations:  28,269
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Chicago River & Indiana 0-6-0 #182
   -Added 11/27/2014 6:31:52 AM
American Sheet & Tin Co 0-6-0 #41
   -Added 11/27/2014 6:10:59 AM
1986 Railfanning
   -Added 11/27/2014 4:51:50 AM
CSX Double Main Hilliard FL
   -Added 11/27/2014 2:53:35 AM
Ft Wayne,IN to Fostoria,OH - Spring 2001
   -Added 11/26/2014 11:58:36 PM
Alcos from the 80s
   -Added 11/26/2014 11:38:41 PM
NS Locomotives
   -Added 11/26/2014 10:00:45 PM
Just a quick glimpse at the old goat.
   -Added 11/26/2014 9:18:10 PM
Snowy First Swing
   -Added 11/26/2014 9:18:03 PM
Weekday CVSR.
   -Added 11/26/2014 9:04:37 PM
A late Summer mixer.
   -Added 11/26/2014 8:50:07 PM
BNSF Cherokee yard
   -Added 11/26/2014 8:49:31 PM
Another GREAT Blue / Yellow Lashup, WOW.
   -Added 11/26/2014 8:24:20 PM
NKP 765 and CVSR 4241 meet in Peninsula.
   -Added 11/26/2014 8:10:05 PM
Wednesday's Treats
   -Added 11/26/2014 7:34:19 PM
East Penn Railroad
   -Added 11/26/2014 7:24:39 PM
Vanvouver, BC Trip - May 2011
   -Added 11/26/2014 5:47:31 PM
MILW 0-6-0 #1531
   -Added 11/26/2014 5:03:31 PM
Ontario Southland Plow extra
   -Added 11/26/2014 4:53:21 PM
NS Reading Line
   -Added 11/26/2014 4:44:52 PM
CN 0-6-0 #7157 & #7260
   -Added 11/26/2014 4:16:06 PM
Arizona Eastern. 10-11-14
   -Added 11/26/2014 1:06:33 PM
NS Conrail Heritage ES44AC 8098 IN Oklahoma City, OK
   -Added 11/26/2014 12:31:29 PM
NS Conrail Heritage ES44AC 8098 in Moore, OK
   -Added 11/26/2014 12:26:08 PM
CMO 0-6-0 #32
   -Added 11/26/2014 6:56:09 AM
BO Steam Switchers
   -Added 11/26/2014 6:24:13 AM
B&A #608 Hudson
   -Added 11/26/2014 6:04:47 AM
CSX & CP Trio - Franklin Park, IL
   -Added 11/26/2014 5:38:17 AM
CSX Cars - Franklin Park, IL
   -Added 11/26/2014 5:11:21 AM
Misc Cars - Franklin Park, IL
   -Added 11/26/2014 4:44:24 AM
Sunny Valley Afternoon.
   -Added 11/25/2014 10:59:37 PM
ONE Great Lashup
   -Added 11/25/2014 10:35:38 PM
A cold, but sunny morning.
   -Added 11/25/2014 10:20:37 PM
Colorful boxcar
   -Added 11/25/2014 9:58:22 PM
CP Trio - Franklin Park, IL
   -Added 11/25/2014 9:14:45 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Amtrak and commuters
   -Updated 11/27/2014 4:13:46 AM
   -Updated 11/27/2014 4:03:53 AM
Railtrekkers CSXT
   -Updated 11/27/2014 3:53:25 AM
Railtrekkers Union Pacific
   -Updated 11/27/2014 3:48:56 AM
Trip back home
   -Updated 11/27/2014 3:02:23 AM
Railfanning the Bakersfield/Tehachapi Area
   -Updated 11/27/2014 2:31:51 AM
TADs 2014 CSX
   -Updated 11/27/2014 2:03:20 AM
2014 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 11/26/2014 11:58:56 PM
2014 Summer Trip to the USA.
   -Updated 11/26/2014 11:47:43 PM
Auto racks-Herington, KS on 3-31-2013
   -Updated 11/26/2014 11:42:14 PM
D924 Chase
   -Updated 11/26/2014 11:13:15 PM
TADs 2014 CSX K04- crude oil trains
   -Updated 11/26/2014 10:51:53 PM
   -Updated 11/26/2014 10:51:49 PM
St thomas and area
   -Updated 11/26/2014 10:49:38 PM
   -Updated 11/26/2014 10:27:31 PM
   -Updated 11/26/2014 10:24:43 PM
   -Updated 11/26/2014 10:23:42 PM
NS Morrisville Line
   -Updated 11/26/2014 9:51:26 PM
CSX Trenton Subdivison
   -Updated 11/26/2014 9:47:47 PM
Amtrak Northeast Corridor III
   -Updated 11/26/2014 9:44:00 PM
2014 Some grain cars.
   -Updated 11/26/2014 9:41:45 PM
Orlando Trains
   -Updated 11/26/2014 9:40:33 PM
CSAO South Jersey Operations
   -Updated 11/26/2014 9:38:14 PM
The Railroad at Night
   -Updated 11/26/2014 9:06:22 PM
Norfolk Southern 2014
   -Updated 11/26/2014 8:55:28 PM
   -Updated 11/26/2014 8:33:10 PM
Guilford/Pan Am
   -Updated 11/26/2014 8:28:20 PM
Andy's Freightcar Photos
   -Updated 11/26/2014 8:15:32 PM
November 2014
   -Updated 11/26/2014 7:41:08 PM
NS--AGS North Division...July-Dec. 2014
   -Updated 11/26/2014 7:33:56 PM
SEPTA Operations
   -Updated 11/26/2014 7:32:15 PM
Shortline, Regional, and Industrial Power 2014
   -Updated 11/26/2014 7:08:35 PM
New Boston, Mi
   -Updated 11/26/2014 6:49:45 PM
Wayne, Mi
   -Updated 11/26/2014 6:47:25 PM
UP Family Album
   -Updated 11/26/2014 6:40:49 PM

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