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: 4,482,762
Locomotives:  166,952
Rolling Stock:  1,048,737
Locations:  30,004
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Stone in the rain.
   -Added 11/21/2017 10:13:09 PM
Railfanning with Caleb 11/11/17
   -Added 11/21/2017 9:45:51 PM
Southern Pacific and Rio Grande in Utah
   -Added 11/21/2017 8:06:21 PM
California Passenger Trains
   -Added 11/21/2017 6:34:51 PM
Mount Vernon Terminal Railway (MVT)
   -Added 11/21/2017 6:27:21 PM
Homecoming, vol 9.
   -Added 11/21/2017 5:03:29 PM
Bear Mountain Bridge
   -Added 11/21/2017 8:33:59 AM
10/25/2017 1 hour, plenty of opportunities
   -Added 11/21/2017 4:02:10 AM
CSX The North Mountain Sub
   -Added 11/20/2017 11:04:17 PM
Valley Falls, RI
   -Added 11/20/2017 10:42:54 PM
Moore, Norman BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 11/20/2017 9:59:46 PM
New London 11/17
   -Added 11/20/2017 7:25:53 PM
Running wrong rail in the rain.
   -Added 11/20/2017 5:30:54 PM
L&N 1971-1972
   -Added 11/20/2017 4:20:37 PM
Homecoming, vol 8.
   -Added 11/20/2017 3:10:25 PM
Louisiana & Northwest Railroad
   -Added 11/20/2017 12:18:58 PM
Equipamentos de V.P
   -Added 11/20/2017 8:49:55 AM
NJT hits car on the Atlantic City Line.
   -Added 11/19/2017 11:40:58 PM
South Texas Jan Mar 2003
   -Added 11/19/2017 11:03:56 PM
Northern Central Tour
   -Added 11/19/2017 6:58:45 PM
ACu, SD40-2 and GP38-2 power a road train.
   -Added 11/19/2017 6:40:21 PM
2 crews, one train.
   -Added 11/19/2017 5:18:48 PM
UP Sunset Route 11-18-17
   -Added 11/19/2017 3:02:51 PM
Homecoming, vol 7.
   -Added 11/19/2017 2:23:16 PM
   -Added 11/19/2017 1:21:13 PM
NS Motive Power
   -Added 11/19/2017 1:08:46 PM
Haapamäki Steam Locomotive Museum Finland
   -Added 11/19/2017 11:54:35 AM
Coal Hauling Railways
   -Added 11/18/2017 11:03:12 PM
BNSF Seattle Sub - 2001
   -Added 11/18/2017 10:54:36 PM
November 2017
   -Added 11/18/2017 6:55:29 PM
UP 1943 Spirit of the Union Pacific Omaha, NE
   -Added 11/18/2017 4:51:48 PM
Rail-Fanning 2017 Vol. 5
   -Added 11/18/2017 4:45:59 PM
Homecoming, vol 6
   -Added 11/18/2017 3:21:56 PM
All day rain.
   -Added 11/18/2017 12:05:39 PM
Fresh Meat.
   -Added 11/18/2017 9:32:07 AM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 11/21/2017 10:17:20 PM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 11/21/2017 9:06:08 PM
East Deerfield, MA
   -Updated 11/21/2017 8:54:37 PM
   -Updated 11/21/2017 8:38:58 PM
CSX Florence Division Aberdeen Subdivision
   -Updated 11/21/2017 8:22:09 PM
   -Updated 11/21/2017 8:06:11 PM
Stations and RR structures
   -Updated 11/21/2017 8:02:47 PM
Misc locomotives
   -Updated 11/21/2017 7:29:06 PM
   -Updated 11/21/2017 7:16:10 PM
GN/BN/BNSF Spokane E
   -Updated 11/21/2017 7:11:16 PM
Private Contractors
   -Updated 11/21/2017 7:07:47 PM
   -Updated 11/21/2017 6:35:35 PM
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   -Updated 11/21/2017 6:15:07 PM
   -Updated 11/21/2017 6:10:16 PM
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Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 11/21/2017 5:50:31 PM
Palouse City and Coulee City C&W Branch
   -Updated 11/21/2017 5:48:37 PM
CN Waukesha Subdivision and North Fond du Lac 2006-2014
   -Updated 11/21/2017 5:37:00 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 11/21/2017 5:12:00 PM
L&N 1971-1972
   -Updated 11/21/2017 3:40:26 PM
Pacific Northwest Shortline Railroads
   -Updated 11/21/2017 3:26:48 PM
HO scale Coal Train(s)
   -Updated 11/21/2017 2:58:17 PM
PRR & AMTK: Railroad Stations ~ 1960-1976
   -Updated 11/21/2017 2:30:03 PM
   -Updated 11/21/2017 2:28:33 PM
PRR & PC: Everyday Hollidaysburg, PA ~ 1960-1974
   -Updated 11/21/2017 2:27:43 PM
Amtrak - Pass Cars (Steam)
   -Updated 11/21/2017 2:08:47 PM
NS Alabama Division AGS North District...July-Dec. 2017
   -Updated 11/21/2017 1:49:16 PM
Norfolk Southern's AG Branch 2017
   -Updated 11/21/2017 1:36:18 PM
Chicago trip - June 2017
   -Updated 11/21/2017 1:29:49 PM
BNSF Seattle Sub - 2001
   -Updated 11/21/2017 1:06:05 PM
TPW Oct. - Dec. 2017
   -Updated 11/21/2017 12:56:43 PM
CSX coal bethgons
   -Updated 11/21/2017 12:43:29 PM
   -Updated 11/21/2017 11:46:49 AM

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