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: 4,640,553
Locomotives:  171,279
Rolling Stock:  1,077,726
Locations:  30,382
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Nebraska, 2018
   -Added 9/19/2018 4:02:22 PM
C&NW Freight Cars, 2018
   -Added 9/19/2018 3:57:08 PM
Yard & Industrial Power Around Nebraska, 2018
   -Added 9/19/2018 3:33:37 PM
UP 6324 - Recent SP Repaint
   -Added 9/19/2018 3:25:03 PM
CSX Train Q-032
   -Added 9/19/2018 2:25:41 PM
Street running in Hudson, NY plus other Columbia County sightings
   -Added 9/19/2018 12:31:06 PM
Seattle area Shortlines
   -Added 9/19/2018 9:56:44 AM
Missouri - July 2018
   -Added 9/19/2018 6:26:59 AM
Late summer activity
   -Added 9/19/2018 3:20:21 AM
September 2018 Pt 2
   -Added 9/19/2018 1:16:26 AM
September 2018
   -Added 9/19/2018 1:15:20 AM
Black Hills Central
   -Added 9/19/2018 12:12:54 AM
Chelatchie Prairie Railroad
   -Added 9/18/2018 11:47:18 PM
It's not every day that they wait on me.
   -Added 9/18/2018 10:37:21 PM
Black River and Western steam-powered mixed freight
   -Added 9/18/2018 9:43:59 PM
Trains 2018
   -Added 9/18/2018 7:33:07 PM
December 2015
   -Added 9/18/2018 12:13:19 PM
   -Added 9/18/2018 12:00:11 PM
TADs American Motive Power
   -Added 9/18/2018 11:47:33 AM
TADs Arcade & Attica RR
   -Added 9/18/2018 11:42:09 AM
TADs Buffalo Southern & Buffalo Cattaraugus & Jamestown
   -Added 9/18/2018 11:39:17 AM
Central Maine & Quebec Ry
   -Added 9/18/2018 10:46:03 AM
NMIX equipment in CT
   -Added 9/18/2018 8:46:51 AM
OJ's-Chicago 2018
   -Added 9/18/2018 12:00:25 AM
A Ride on the Midland Railway-Baldwin City, Kansas
   -Added 9/17/2018 9:48:51 PM
Railfanning Picayune 9/17/2018
   -Added 9/17/2018 9:29:56 PM
TADs NY & Lake Erie
   -Added 9/17/2018 9:03:59 PM
CSX Danville,IL
   -Added 9/17/2018 8:22:12 PM
Wheeling Yard Job
   -Added 9/17/2018 8:14:15 PM
   -Added 9/17/2018 7:53:51 PM
Sacramento RT
   -Added 9/17/2018 6:20:03 PM
NS -211
   -Added 9/17/2018 4:08:17 PM
Railfanning Photos
   -Added 9/17/2018 1:01:32 PM
Black Hills Central
   -Added 9/17/2018 12:23:00 PM
Durango & Silverton
   -Added 9/17/2018 11:50:36 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Cramerton NC 2018
   -Updated 9/19/2018 5:31:00 PM
2018 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 9/19/2018 5:15:10 PM
CSX In Connelllsville Area 2018 Set
   -Updated 9/19/2018 5:11:47 PM
BNSF railfanning
   -Updated 9/19/2018 5:03:48 PM
Thanksgiving Weekend Railfanning 2017
   -Updated 9/19/2018 4:54:15 PM
Monon misc.
   -Updated 9/19/2018 4:30:41 PM
   -Updated 9/19/2018 4:17:29 PM
Andrews Trains Around the US #2
   -Updated 9/19/2018 4:16:45 PM
Highlights of 2018
   -Updated 9/19/2018 4:12:56 PM
Gibsland and Vicinity
   -Updated 9/19/2018 4:04:41 PM
Rail Photos From Canada
   -Updated 9/19/2018 3:37:21 PM
June 2018 Locomotives
   -Updated 9/19/2018 2:33:27 PM
Pan Am Railways: District 2
   -Updated 9/19/2018 12:17:45 PM
   -Updated 9/19/2018 10:40:30 AM
COER equipment in CT
   -Updated 9/19/2018 10:16:39 AM
B&LE and BLE equipment in CT
   -Updated 9/19/2018 9:00:16 AM
ATW equipment in CT
   -Updated 9/19/2018 8:58:40 AM
ASOX covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 9/19/2018 8:54:41 AM
Providence & Worcester power in CT vol 2
   -Updated 9/19/2018 8:53:16 AM
   -Updated 9/19/2018 8:01:48 AM
JR Sagami Line
   -Updated 9/19/2018 4:55:43 AM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 9/19/2018 2:05:51 AM
Summer 2018
   -Updated 9/19/2018 1:34:36 AM
August 2018
   -Updated 9/19/2018 1:07:43 AM
July 2018
   -Updated 9/19/2018 12:25:29 AM
train photos 2018
   -Updated 9/19/2018 12:09:23 AM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 9/18/2018 11:56:33 PM
Pan Am Railways: District 1
   -Updated 9/18/2018 11:45:39 PM
Canadian National
   -Updated 9/18/2018 11:23:01 PM
BNSF's Sand Hills Sub - 2018
   -Updated 9/18/2018 11:16:52 PM
Seaboard System Railroad
   -Updated 9/18/2018 11:09:40 PM
SD45's & Cowl 45's
   -Updated 9/18/2018 11:02:32 PM
Canadian Pacific
   -Updated 9/18/2018 10:50:48 PM
Springfield, MO Area Trains
   -Updated 9/18/2018 10:41:20 PM
Engine Pics
   -Updated 9/18/2018 10:22:07 PM

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