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: 3,831,873
Locomotives:  151,461
Rolling Stock:  901,656
Locations:  28,595
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Track Side April 2015
   -Added 4/26/2015 11:03:23 PM
Rolling Stock April 2015
   -Added 4/26/2015 11:02:27 PM
Pulling Power April 2015
   -Added 4/26/2015 11:01:39 PM
Interesting rolling stock: 2015
   -Added 4/26/2015 10:56:46 PM
GM&O 1980 to 1990
   -Added 4/26/2015 10:15:14 PM
South Texas Dec 2005
   -Added 4/26/2015 10:06:59 PM
March 1994
   -Added 4/26/2015 9:33:17 PM
Nice Colors
   -Added 4/26/2015 9:23:05 PM
University JCT. MPLS 2015
   -Added 4/26/2015 9:17:12 PM
Mertztown Pa Today
   -Added 4/26/2015 7:58:27 PM
NS OCS at Columbus, Ohio / KY Derby Special
   -Added 4/26/2015 6:53:44 PM
Big Blue.
   -Added 4/26/2015 6:39:55 PM
NS trackage right trains CSX Florence Division CN&L
   -Added 4/26/2015 5:48:29 PM
SP Freight Locos - EMD
   -Added 4/26/2015 3:09:48 PM
5-24-1996 - Patrick Harris Photos
   -Added 4/26/2015 1:54:10 PM
Canadian National in Wisconsin (2002-2011)
   -Added 4/26/2015 1:10:23 PM
Bound Brook Miscellany
   -Added 4/26/2015 12:25:53 PM
Spring Trip pics 2014
   -Added 4/26/2015 12:09:12 PM
CSX Q409
   -Added 4/26/2015 11:58:39 AM
Epic day of railfanning at Rosenberg 3/19/15
   -Added 4/26/2015 11:42:30 AM
   -Added 4/26/2015 9:40:35 AM
CSX Road Slug set
   -Added 4/26/2015 9:34:10 AM
Spring Trip pics 2012
   -Added 4/26/2015 8:27:18 AM
Pics at Rochelle
   -Added 4/26/2015 7:48:31 AM
New Haven Day
   -Added 4/26/2015 7:44:30 AM
Railfanning Rosenberg 3/7/15
   -Added 4/26/2015 2:47:10 AM
CSX Tie Train
   -Added 4/26/2015 1:42:39 AM
Valentines Day Railfanning 2015
   -Added 4/26/2015 1:34:20 AM
Illinois Central & ICG Power
   -Added 4/25/2015 9:46:42 PM
Richmond, VA Railfanning 2K15
   -Added 4/25/2015 8:35:22 PM
January 2015 Railfanning
   -Added 4/25/2015 8:01:01 PM
Blue Wheeling.
   -Added 4/25/2015 7:51:09 PM
   -Added 4/25/2015 5:24:30 PM
NS SD90, NS 601 and a couple more.
   -Added 4/25/2015 4:49:49 PM
Folkston, GA Winter 2014-2015 trip
   -Added 4/25/2015 2:26:17 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Norfolk Southern 2015
   -Updated 4/27/2015 2:43:28 AM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 4/27/2015 2:25:18 AM
Alabama & Tennessee River Railway (ATN)
   -Updated 4/27/2015 2:17:03 AM
Railroading 2015
   -Updated 4/27/2015 2:05:09 AM
Passenger Cars & Trains
   -Updated 4/27/2015 1:32:18 AM
CSX in 2015
   -Updated 4/27/2015 12:59:33 AM
   -Updated 4/27/2015 12:30:21 AM
Rolling Stock, various types and Companies
   -Updated 4/27/2015 12:01:44 AM
Canadian National
   -Updated 4/26/2015 11:56:48 PM
Freight Cars 2014
   -Updated 4/26/2015 11:55:53 PM
Rail Yards in New York City and Long Island
   -Updated 4/26/2015 11:51:44 PM
   -Updated 4/26/2015 11:49:19 PM
HO Models - BRC, IHB, etc.
   -Updated 4/26/2015 11:46:04 PM
misc railroads and stuff
   -Updated 4/26/2015 11:27:53 PM
   -Updated 4/26/2015 11:22:23 PM
BN switch engines
   -Updated 4/26/2015 11:14:52 PM
Richmond, VA Railfanning 2K15
   -Updated 4/26/2015 11:02:04 PM
April 2015
   -Updated 4/26/2015 10:58:59 PM
Freight Cars 2015
   -Updated 4/26/2015 10:49:17 PM
TADs Walkway on the Hudson
   -Updated 4/26/2015 10:36:10 PM
CSX Q418
   -Updated 4/26/2015 10:35:28 PM
   -Updated 4/26/2015 10:34:43 PM
TAD's Metro North and prior RRs
   -Updated 4/26/2015 10:34:42 PM
Union Pacific in 2015
   -Updated 4/26/2015 10:32:53 PM
Missouri 2014-
   -Updated 4/26/2015 10:25:41 PM
BNSF 2015
   -Updated 4/26/2015 10:25:26 PM
Short Lines, Switching and Tourist Railroads
   -Updated 4/26/2015 10:25:24 PM
Railfanning California
   -Updated 4/26/2015 10:21:38 PM
Historic Railroad Stuff
   -Updated 4/26/2015 10:07:55 PM
Freight Trains 2015
   -Updated 4/26/2015 10:00:47 PM
NJ Transit
   -Updated 4/26/2015 10:00:26 PM
Some misc. action shots
   -Updated 4/26/2015 9:59:36 PM
Elk River, MN 2015
   -Updated 4/26/2015 9:51:05 PM
Graffiti art on rolling stock
   -Updated 4/26/2015 9:49:53 PM
NS 39G
   -Updated 4/26/2015 9:41:04 PM

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