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: 3,583,153
Locomotives:  145,554
Rolling Stock:  841,659
Locations:  28,003
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Houston Area Railfanning
   -Added 7/24/2014 7:45:59 AM
Houston Railfanning
   -Added 7/24/2014 6:27:52 AM
Stuff around Kokomo 6/11/14
   -Added 7/24/2014 1:07:45 AM
Schneider/Momence/Kankakee 7/23/14
   -Added 7/23/2014 11:39:17 PM
A quick glimpse at Summit St.
   -Added 7/23/2014 11:25:30 PM
Baltimore Industrials Jun 2014
   -Added 7/23/2014 9:58:24 PM
New London Trip
   -Added 7/23/2014 9:55:00 PM
A Few From Midweek.
   -Added 7/23/2014 8:56:29 PM
A little bit of color
   -Added 7/23/2014 7:36:09 PM
Carolina Piedmont Railroad
   -Added 7/23/2014 7:14:33 PM
Bill Waterman
   -Added 7/23/2014 6:22:28 PM
Paul Hamblin Photos
   -Added 7/23/2014 4:39:01 PM
   -Added 7/23/2014 4:19:34 PM
Amtrak Exhibit Train 2014
   -Added 7/23/2014 4:08:22 PM
Trip to New Mexico
   -Added 7/23/2014 1:31:46 PM
Delightfully EMD powered empty grainer.
   -Added 7/23/2014 1:31:28 PM
Kansas City Southern de Mexico Locomotives (KCSM)
   -Added 7/23/2014 12:02:41 PM
Houston and Dayton, TX Volume 4
   -Added 7/23/2014 6:40:20 AM
Ca 2014
   -Added 7/23/2014 4:14:08 AM
Tucson 2014
   -Added 7/22/2014 11:50:35 PM
OVEX coal gondolas, 6-15-2014
   -Added 7/22/2014 11:36:06 PM
Union Pacific engines in Missouri, June 2014
   -Added 7/22/2014 10:58:02 PM
CSX in Florida May 2014
   -Added 7/22/2014 10:00:01 PM
Lets look at the Dakota,Mn S-Curve,
   -Added 7/22/2014 9:36:04 PM
Great Start to the Week.
   -Added 7/22/2014 5:08:23 PM
Selkirk Division 2014
   -Added 7/22/2014 4:42:28 PM
Connellsville, PA
   -Added 7/22/2014 4:10:16 PM
July 2014
   -Added 7/22/2014 3:42:57 PM
7/19/2014 King Plow at Howell Interlocking
   -Added 7/22/2014 2:53:56 PM
Track at Pullman
   -Added 7/22/2014 1:32:22 PM
Vancouver & Lower Mainland railfan action
   -Added 7/22/2014 1:25:38 PM
WIR 20 & 316 at Palouse
   -Added 7/22/2014 1:20:02 PM
CP and BNSF lite
   -Added 7/22/2014 12:17:57 PM
Passenger Train Pics
   -Added 7/22/2014 12:12:59 PM
Toronto Transit Commission
   -Added 7/22/2014 11:24:30 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Amtrak in Oregon
   -Updated 7/24/2014 7:17:28 AM
Passenger Cars
   -Updated 7/24/2014 5:47:32 AM
Steve's Freightcars 2003 and later
   -Updated 7/24/2014 3:53:13 AM
Market Street Railway/Muni Historic Streetcars
   -Updated 7/24/2014 3:27:21 AM
Amtrak and commuters
   -Updated 7/24/2014 3:15:07 AM
Short lines, regionals, and industrial units.
   -Updated 7/24/2014 3:02:29 AM
Canadian National
   -Updated 7/24/2014 2:53:10 AM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 7/24/2014 2:38:03 AM
Tank Car Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 7/24/2014 2:37:59 AM
Grafitti Tagging 'Victims'
   -Updated 7/24/2014 2:35:28 AM
Canadian passenger trains
   -Updated 7/24/2014 2:29:10 AM
2014 2Q
   -Updated 7/24/2014 12:31:38 AM
Misc - Ohio
   -Updated 7/24/2014 12:26:54 AM
csx/ns railfanning
   -Updated 7/24/2014 12:17:06 AM
JULY 2014 Pt 2
   -Updated 7/24/2014 12:03:12 AM
CaliforniaRailfan101's Best of the Martinez/Benicia Area
   -Updated 7/23/2014 11:50:50 PM
JULY 2014
   -Updated 7/23/2014 11:45:57 PM
Covered Hoppers
   -Updated 7/23/2014 11:44:38 PM
   -Updated 7/23/2014 11:33:04 PM
Tank Cars
   -Updated 7/23/2014 11:25:34 PM
   -Updated 7/23/2014 11:15:29 PM
Open top Hoppers
   -Updated 7/23/2014 11:12:01 PM
Random passenger cars
   -Updated 7/23/2014 11:09:42 PM
BNSF Caboose & MOW
   -Updated 7/23/2014 11:07:17 PM
TADs 2014 CSX K04- crude oil trains
   -Updated 7/23/2014 11:05:14 PM
TADs NJ Transit and pre
   -Updated 7/23/2014 11:04:33 PM
Canadian Pacific
   -Updated 7/23/2014 10:58:54 PM
Railfanning Kansas City summer 2014.
   -Updated 7/23/2014 10:47:00 PM
Connellsville, PA
   -Updated 7/23/2014 10:44:24 PM
Canadian national locomotives 2
   -Updated 7/23/2014 10:32:58 PM
Winchester & Western in southern New Jersey
   -Updated 7/23/2014 10:25:47 PM
Scrap Gondolas
   -Updated 7/23/2014 10:23:23 PM
Freight Cars 2014
   -Updated 7/23/2014 10:22:54 PM
Freight Trains 2014
   -Updated 7/23/2014 10:14:13 PM
Canada CN, CP
   -Updated 7/23/2014 10:08:31 PM

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