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: 4,669,518
Locomotives:  172,042
Rolling Stock:  1,082,205
Locations:  30,463
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Contemporary NJ Transit Volume XI
   -Added 11/17/2018 2:12:55 PM
Dover & Rockaway River Railroad
   -Added 11/17/2018 1:55:18 PM
Station Platform and Manville-2 (MA-2) East with Tank Cars.
   -Added 11/17/2018 1:23:37 PM
Topeka (2018)
   -Added 11/17/2018 1:11:36 PM
New York, Ontario & Western Camelbacks
   -Added 11/17/2018 5:39:24 AM
NYC 4-6-4 Commodore Vanderbilt
   -Added 11/17/2018 4:41:01 AM
   -Added 11/17/2018 4:30:29 AM
OJ's-Galesburg to La Crosse
   -Added 11/17/2018 2:07:03 AM
KCS Speedway Trip Nov 2018
   -Added 11/16/2018 9:36:12 PM
July 2017
   -Added 11/16/2018 4:21:44 PM
One Shot Day - NECR 610 Franklin
   -Added 11/16/2018 4:09:03 PM
Sept. 2018 vacation to Illinois
   -Added 11/16/2018 3:50:38 PM
EB Frts on UPRR at Erie NV (Passing Siding)-3
   -Added 11/16/2018 3:23:43 PM
Ontario Trains - Niagara Region - November 2018 - Part 1
   -Added 11/16/2018 2:55:58 PM
oct 20 2018 Saturday
   -Added 11/16/2018 1:24:41 PM
A pair of NW 2-8-0 Consolidaions
   -Added 11/16/2018 7:04:10 AM
Nickel Plate 2-8-0 #890
   -Added 11/16/2018 6:33:47 AM
Schiller Park, IL
   -Added 11/15/2018 10:33:27 PM
CA51 out in the snow with stone.
   -Added 11/15/2018 10:25:02 PM
Little Rock Port Authority
   -Added 11/15/2018 9:50:20 PM
Whiting, IN
   -Added 11/15/2018 9:37:25 PM
All racks east
   -Added 11/15/2018 8:56:19 PM
Rail-Fanning 2018 Vol. 4
   -Added 11/15/2018 8:48:43 PM
NS 9898 NS 9774, NS 2674 Lead EastBound Stack Train
   -Added 11/15/2018 3:47:31 PM
A Pair of Westbound IHB GP40-2's
   -Added 11/15/2018 7:19:56 AM
November 2018
   -Added 11/15/2018 6:31:37 AM
Hot Metal Bottle Train Ambles By
   -Added 11/15/2018 6:26:30 AM
Yukon Railroad Photos
   -Added 11/14/2018 11:33:34 PM
Europe 2018 Days 7, 12, + 14: Berlin
   -Added 11/14/2018 10:36:28 PM
Europe 2018 Day 6: the Children's Railway Berliner Parkeisenbahn
   -Added 11/14/2018 9:43:30 PM
Europe 2018 Day 5: Doubleheader to Dosky
   -Added 11/14/2018 8:22:01 PM
Europe 2018 Day 4: Riding behind a Mikado
   -Added 11/14/2018 7:45:47 PM
Playing in traffic
   -Added 11/14/2018 7:13:38 PM
Norfolk Southern Pochantas Division 2018
   -Added 11/14/2018 5:56:47 PM
TOAX Articulated Vehicular Flats
   -Added 11/14/2018 5:34:36 PM
Updated Photo Albums
EB Frts on UPRR at Erie NV (Passing Siding)-3
   -Updated 11/17/2018 5:42:04 PM
NS Alabama Division AGS North District...July-Dec 2018
   -Updated 11/17/2018 5:26:43 PM
BNSF rolling stock
   -Updated 11/17/2018 5:23:27 PM
July 2017
   -Updated 11/17/2018 4:25:21 PM
oct 20 2018 Saturday
   -Updated 11/17/2018 3:47:07 PM
Miscellaneous locomotives
   -Updated 11/17/2018 3:46:04 PM
Miscellaneous NYC Transit
   -Updated 11/17/2018 3:41:56 PM
EMD GP locomotives
   -Updated 11/17/2018 3:26:27 PM
   -Updated 11/17/2018 3:23:03 PM
4th Quarter 2018 - CMP
   -Updated 11/17/2018 3:05:39 PM
Connecticut Southern Railroad
   -Updated 11/17/2018 2:55:39 PM
Koscuisko County Railfanning
   -Updated 11/17/2018 2:26:45 PM
Dash 8 locomotives
   -Updated 11/17/2018 2:25:37 PM
JonRailVideos 2018 Railroad Image Album #11 November 2018
   -Updated 11/17/2018 2:13:57 PM
PRR: Hollidaysburg, PA ~ Road Power
   -Updated 11/17/2018 2:09:53 PM
Vagoes Box
   -Updated 11/17/2018 1:46:48 PM
PRR-PC-CR: Electric Action ~ 1951-1996
   -Updated 11/17/2018 1:42:13 PM
KCS Speedway Trip Nov 2018
   -Updated 11/17/2018 1:14:10 PM
dan tardanico
   -Updated 11/17/2018 12:16:33 PM
Pan Am Railways - Connecticut River Line
   -Updated 11/17/2018 11:00:01 AM
   -Updated 11/17/2018 10:48:34 AM
CSX Wilmington Subdivision
   -Updated 11/17/2018 8:33:11 AM
AEX covered hoppers in CT vol 2
   -Updated 11/17/2018 8:20:16 AM
WC equipment in CT
   -Updated 11/17/2018 8:15:47 AM
UCRY equipment in CT
   -Updated 11/17/2018 8:10:43 AM
SSEX gondolas in CT
   -Updated 11/17/2018 8:04:46 AM
Steve's Freightcars 2003 and later
   -Updated 11/17/2018 7:43:16 AM
One day, multiple pursuits
   -Updated 11/17/2018 3:36:13 AM
Northeast WI and UP of MI, Fall 2018
   -Updated 11/17/2018 2:56:33 AM
Pasco to Spokane
   -Updated 11/17/2018 12:27:24 AM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 11/16/2018 11:31:00 PM
TAD's 2018 CSX
   -Updated 11/16/2018 10:43:58 PM
New Hampshire Central
   -Updated 11/16/2018 9:54:54 PM
Canadian Pacific River Sub
   -Updated 11/16/2018 9:53:20 PM
BN/BNSF Oregon
   -Updated 11/16/2018 9:25:59 PM

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