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: 4,049,401
Locomotives:  156,433
Rolling Stock:  958,950
Locations:  29,048
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Trains 2016
   -Added 2/6/2016 9:04:20 AM
Empty oiler west.
   -Added 2/5/2016 9:45:45 PM
Macungie Afternoon 2/5
   -Added 2/5/2016 6:48:28 PM
NS 2016
   -Added 2/5/2016 6:35:52 PM
Atlanta Ga.
   -Added 2/5/2016 6:23:45 PM
Atlanta Ga.
   -Added 2/5/2016 5:22:26 PM
Feb 2016
   -Added 2/5/2016 5:10:36 PM
CSX W830-29 with two grey KCS SD70MAC
   -Added 2/5/2016 5:03:30 PM
   -Added 2/5/2016 4:49:21 PM
Shortlines at night
   -Added 2/5/2016 4:00:09 PM
South Texas March 2008
   -Added 2/5/2016 3:19:57 PM
William Schneider Photographs
   -Added 2/5/2016 3:11:03 PM
South Texas June 2011
   -Added 2/5/2016 1:53:59 PM
Feb 2016
   -Added 2/5/2016 1:48:29 PM
CSX Collier 1-11-16
   -Added 2/5/2016 12:56:13 PM
Norfolk Southern 12M - 8/1/11
   -Added 2/5/2016 12:42:42 PM
Norfolk Southern C23 - 7/29/14
   -Added 2/5/2016 12:19:18 PM
Various Rolling Stock
   -Added 2/5/2016 12:37:50 AM
Railfanning Ashland, NE
   -Added 2/4/2016 11:42:16 PM
UP locomotives in Missouri, 2016
   -Added 2/4/2016 11:19:53 PM
Freight cars near Mexico, MO: 1-25-2016
   -Added 2/4/2016 10:34:14 PM
Misc locomotives, Missouri 2016
   -Added 2/4/2016 10:26:58 PM
Out of practice.
   -Added 2/4/2016 9:33:05 PM
NYNJRR - Just missed the boat
   -Added 2/4/2016 8:35:44 PM
Sunday morning NB and SB autoracks pass at PTC, Ga
   -Added 2/4/2016 7:14:33 PM
Norfolk Southern C23 - 3/20/08
   -Added 2/4/2016 9:44:24 AM
Norfolk Southern C23 - 7/28/14
   -Added 2/4/2016 9:34:45 AM
Amtrak IC-3 Flexliner in St. Louis
   -Added 2/4/2016 4:30:07 AM
From the Pennsy RoW.
   -Added 2/3/2016 8:51:53 PM
SD40E on an NS Local at Columbus
   -Added 2/3/2016 8:41:49 PM
Neither rain,sleet ,snow or wind can keep a Nut from taking train pics
   -Added 2/3/2016 6:39:43 PM
A piece of Pennsy.
   -Added 2/3/2016 6:35:15 PM
Railfanning the GS&F
   -Added 2/3/2016 5:04:42 PM
Yellow and blue
   -Added 2/3/2016 11:45:27 AM
   -Added 2/3/2016 6:59:31 AM
Updated Photo Albums
February 2016
   -Updated 2/6/2016 10:25:49 AM
New Orleans LA 1995-2003
   -Updated 2/6/2016 10:20:52 AM
   -Updated 2/6/2016 9:20:50 AM
Sunday morning NB and SB autoracks pass at PTC, Ga
   -Updated 2/6/2016 6:15:30 AM
Dad's photos
   -Updated 2/6/2016 4:04:49 AM
Canadian Pacific-D&H
   -Updated 2/6/2016 3:15:20 AM
CP on the Southern Tier
   -Updated 2/6/2016 2:44:05 AM
Trains 2016
   -Updated 2/6/2016 2:09:47 AM
Indiana Rail Road
   -Updated 2/6/2016 12:27:23 AM
Jeff Weaver's Freight Cars
   -Updated 2/5/2016 11:28:14 PM
2015 Trip to Bailey yard (Railfest 2015), North Platte Nebrasks.
   -Updated 2/5/2016 11:02:02 PM
Oregon Forest Products Railcars
   -Updated 2/5/2016 10:47:33 PM
CSX 2016
   -Updated 2/5/2016 10:30:47 PM
St. Lawrence & Atlantic
   -Updated 2/5/2016 10:10:16 PM
Washington County Railroad
   -Updated 2/5/2016 9:57:09 PM
NS Heritage Units 2015 & 2014
   -Updated 2/5/2016 9:56:02 PM
My first folder
   -Updated 2/5/2016 9:36:18 PM
New England Central
   -Updated 2/5/2016 9:27:11 PM
De Soto, Illinois
   -Updated 2/5/2016 9:23:49 PM
BN/BNSF roster
   -Updated 2/5/2016 9:23:10 PM
BNSF roster
   -Updated 2/5/2016 9:21:15 PM
BN/BNSF - Seattle
   -Updated 2/5/2016 9:17:46 PM
Gorham, Illinois
   -Updated 2/5/2016 9:16:37 PM
CN Edgewood Cutoff
   -Updated 2/5/2016 9:10:32 PM
CB's Misc. Illinois
   -Updated 2/5/2016 9:05:46 PM
January 2014 Pt 2
   -Updated 2/5/2016 8:48:34 PM
Canadian railroads
   -Updated 2/5/2016 8:48:33 PM
January 2014
   -Updated 2/5/2016 8:43:15 PM
Union Pacific Seattle
   -Updated 2/5/2016 8:36:06 PM
Miscellaneous Railroads
   -Updated 2/5/2016 8:27:54 PM
NS'S Alabama Division AGS North District...Jan.- June 2016
   -Updated 2/5/2016 8:19:03 PM
February 2016
   -Updated 2/5/2016 6:59:36 PM
ATSF Abo Canyon; Belen to Mountainair NM
   -Updated 2/5/2016 6:30:04 PM
   -Updated 2/5/2016 6:26:39 PM
1st Quarter 2016 - CMP
   -Updated 2/5/2016 6:12:37 PM

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