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: 4,012,208
Locomotives:  155,526
Rolling Stock:  949,455
Locations:  28,962
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Old Maine RRs
   -Added 12/1/2015 11:07:59 AM
EMD BB40-2/-3/T2
   -Added 12/1/2015 2:19:03 AM
Skykomish River in Decatur,Il.
   -Added 12/1/2015 12:19:30 AM
Harrington, Delaware- SD80MAC, GP, and 3 Conrail cabeese.
   -Added 11/30/2015 10:01:47 PM
Charlotte Area Transit System Light Rail System
   -Added 11/30/2015 8:11:17 PM
My old stomping grounds.
   -Added 11/30/2015 8:00:37 PM
Agawa Canyon Fall Colors - October 9, 2015
   -Added 11/30/2015 6:39:51 PM
Office Car Special -100 On The Amboy Secondary
   -Added 11/30/2015 6:23:01 PM
Evans Ave. aka BD Tower takes shape.
   -Added 11/30/2015 5:56:14 PM
Autoracks on the move at PTC, GA in March and April, 2014
   -Added 11/30/2015 5:31:28 PM
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Thanksgiving Sunday 2015
   -Added 11/30/2015 7:56:51 AM
Statesboro, GA
   -Added 11/29/2015 10:51:37 PM
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Fostoria 11-29-15
   -Added 11/29/2015 9:14:22 PM
Whose Train Is This?
   -Added 11/29/2015 8:13:39 PM
Along the Rails of Kansas: June 2015
   -Added 11/29/2015 7:50:17 PM
CP Holiday Train and More Around Saratoga Springs, NY
   -Added 11/29/2015 7:33:52 PM
Amtrak engine 156 rescues Amtrak train 156 at Lynchburg, VA.
   -Added 11/29/2015 6:53:34 PM
Tuscola & Saginaw Railway
   -Added 11/29/2015 6:46:38 PM
A loaded coal train with Executive MAC DPU and more on BNSF's Madill Sub!
   -Added 11/29/2015 6:29:48 PM
Slices of my day.
   -Added 11/29/2015 6:01:06 PM
A nice fall day along the Hudson
   -Added 11/29/2015 3:43:27 PM
CP Holiday Train
   -Added 11/29/2015 10:46:07 AM
CP Packman tankcar on CSX Q165!
   -Added 11/29/2015 10:27:49 AM
2 New UP Gensets on CSX Q393 on the Willad Sub!!!
   -Added 11/29/2015 10:14:57 AM
Fallen Flags
   -Added 11/29/2015 8:31:57 AM
Remnants of the Pennsy.
   -Added 11/29/2015 8:23:47 AM
   -Added 11/29/2015 6:10:50 AM
Mixed freight on the move at PTC and Tyrone, GA in March, 2014.
   -Added 11/29/2015 5:21:33 AM
Kansas City 1984
   -Added 11/29/2015 12:40:54 AM
Northeast Ohio - 1996
   -Added 11/28/2015 10:13:23 PM
Trains and rolling stock 11-26-15
   -Added 11/28/2015 10:06:09 PM
   -Added 11/28/2015 9:52:40 PM
Updated Photo Albums
2015 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 12/1/2015 11:23:25 AM
The Maine Central
   -Updated 12/1/2015 10:57:40 AM
Union Pacific in 2015
   -Updated 12/1/2015 10:54:14 AM
Some misc. roster shots
   -Updated 12/1/2015 10:48:39 AM
   -Updated 12/1/2015 10:27:29 AM
TP&W November 2015 - April 2016
   -Updated 12/1/2015 10:23:25 AM
Some misc. action shots
   -Updated 12/1/2015 9:37:56 AM
Fall action on the river sub
   -Updated 12/1/2015 5:40:11 AM
Freight cars and MOW equipment
   -Updated 12/1/2015 4:59:45 AM
Canadian cabooses
   -Updated 12/1/2015 4:53:02 AM
Canadian National
   -Updated 12/1/2015 4:41:41 AM
Stations and structures
   -Updated 12/1/2015 4:30:55 AM
Canadian Pacific in Canada
   -Updated 12/1/2015 4:26:21 AM
NYSW operating the D&H Binghamton yard and south
   -Updated 12/1/2015 4:14:32 AM
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Covered Hopper
   -Updated 12/1/2015 2:26:34 AM
   -Updated 12/1/2015 2:26:05 AM
Rocktober 2015
   -Updated 12/1/2015 12:54:22 AM
Andrews Trains Around the US
   -Updated 12/1/2015 12:26:18 AM
Novemeber 2015
   -Updated 11/30/2015 11:58:23 PM
TheSd90mac-Railfanner footage 2015
   -Updated 11/30/2015 10:53:49 PM
Railtrekkers NS
   -Updated 11/30/2015 10:46:51 PM
Old Missouri
   -Updated 11/30/2015 9:54:11 PM
Pomona Yards in Greensboro
   -Updated 11/30/2015 9:39:41 PM
Railtrekkers Foreign Locomotives
   -Updated 11/30/2015 9:17:30 PM
Railtrekkers CSXT
   -Updated 11/30/2015 9:16:06 PM
Railtrekkers KCS
   -Updated 11/30/2015 9:00:21 PM
Washington state Wanderings
   -Updated 11/30/2015 8:52:27 PM
Railtrekkers Lease Locomotives
   -Updated 11/30/2015 8:34:31 PM
Oakridge to Heather
   -Updated 11/30/2015 8:33:32 PM
North Carolina Railfanning
   -Updated 11/30/2015 8:25:19 PM
Railtrekkers Canadian National
   -Updated 11/30/2015 8:24:37 PM

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