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: 4,271,221
Locomotives:  162,186
Rolling Stock:  1,001,599
Locations:  29,597
What's New?
New Photo Albums
A Few Auto Racks at Avondale Yard
   -Added 1/17/2017 4:43:28 AM
Covered Hoppers in Avondale Yard
   -Added 1/17/2017 4:25:36 AM
Gondolas & Coil Cars at Avondale Yard
   -Added 1/17/2017 4:04:12 AM
At Avondale Yard, North Kansas City
   -Added 1/17/2017 3:42:00 AM
LIRR: "Long Island Rail Road" ~ August 1960
   -Added 1/16/2017 11:51:53 PM
LIRR: "We Salute the Long Island Rail Road" ~ !959
   -Added 1/16/2017 11:34:01 PM
Minerva: "And now for the rest of the story'"
   -Added 1/16/2017 9:42:52 PM
Trip to Coney Island
   -Added 1/16/2017 9:21:34 PM
GO Transit
   -Added 1/16/2017 7:02:46 PM
WE 108 at the helm of 663
   -Added 1/16/2017 6:19:00 PM
Another day at Brantford Ontario
   -Added 1/16/2017 6:06:15 PM
Autoracks rush through the January rain in Peachtree City and Tyrone, GA
   -Added 1/16/2017 11:19:36 AM
rail fanning the first Sunday of 2017
   -Added 1/16/2017 7:45:47 AM
CATX Hoppers - Avondale Yard
   -Added 1/16/2017 7:01:57 AM
Misc Cars - Griffith, IN
   -Added 1/16/2017 6:27:49 AM
Winter days and nights
   -Added 1/16/2017 4:00:30 AM
Long Island Rail Road
   -Added 1/15/2017 9:14:29 PM
LaGrange, GA
   -Added 1/15/2017 6:59:07 PM
2017 Railfanning
   -Added 1/15/2017 6:32:53 PM
   -Added 1/15/2017 6:16:44 PM
A bit of PRR's Pekin Branch.
   -Added 1/15/2017 5:49:06 PM
rail fanning erie pa
   -Added 1/15/2017 5:29:47 PM
Leftover Reading Lines paint at Morrisville in February, 1979
   -Added 1/15/2017 4:35:26 PM
December 2016: Corydon, IN
   -Added 1/15/2017 4:20:09 PM
Funeral train for Conrail Electrics assembled at Morrisville.
   -Added 1/15/2017 2:51:22 PM
Tehachapi Loop Train Trip Photos
   -Added 1/15/2017 2:16:08 PM
Rolling Stock Collection.
   -Added 1/15/2017 12:52:36 PM
Longmont, CO 1/14/17
   -Added 1/15/2017 11:34:30 AM
Railfanning on 12-30-16
   -Added 1/15/2017 10:50:37 AM
AOKX 2 Bay Covered Hoppers
   -Added 1/15/2017 9:26:19 AM
Assorted Tank Cars
   -Added 1/15/2017 8:54:53 AM
Assorted Hopper Cars
   -Added 1/15/2017 8:35:06 AM
Assorted Coil Cars
   -Added 1/15/2017 7:58:09 AM
Assorted Flat Cars
   -Added 1/15/2017 7:34:57 AM
GTW Coil Cars
   -Added 1/15/2017 7:02:47 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Folkston, Georgia
   -Updated 1/17/2017 7:49:17 AM
rail fanning the first Sunday of 2017
   -Updated 1/17/2017 7:42:48 AM
TADs CSX 2017
   -Updated 1/17/2017 7:22:38 AM
CATX Hoppers - Avondale Yard
   -Updated 1/17/2017 4:58:22 AM
Winter days and nights
   -Updated 1/17/2017 4:14:10 AM
The Delaware & Hudson
   -Updated 1/17/2017 3:20:19 AM
Long Island Rail Road Album
   -Updated 1/17/2017 2:39:44 AM
Freight Cars 2014
   -Updated 1/17/2017 2:11:07 AM
Freight Cars 2016
   -Updated 1/17/2017 1:53:07 AM
Brian's WSOR
   -Updated 1/17/2017 1:30:59 AM
CSX - Chessie Seaboard Multiplied
   -Updated 1/17/2017 12:45:24 AM
Andrews Trains Around the US
   -Updated 1/16/2017 11:46:12 PM
NS Heritage Units 2016 & 2015 & 2014
   -Updated 1/16/2017 11:38:24 PM
Potash on the CN Mainline
   -Updated 1/16/2017 11:32:54 PM
"Trains" Magazine Pix ~ 1940-1961
   -Updated 1/16/2017 11:22:25 PM
passin thru Neenah
   -Updated 1/16/2017 11:15:50 PM
   -Updated 1/16/2017 11:14:21 PM
More South Texas Dec 2016
   -Updated 1/16/2017 11:13:55 PM
Northeast Corridor IV
   -Updated 1/16/2017 11:02:59 PM
Southern New Jersey 2014-2015
   -Updated 1/16/2017 11:01:18 PM
2016 Eastern Pennsylvania
   -Updated 1/16/2017 10:59:41 PM
30th St Station - Philadelphia, PA
   -Updated 1/16/2017 10:40:06 PM
Northeast Corridor
   -Updated 1/16/2017 10:17:37 PM
Album 1
   -Updated 1/16/2017 9:48:20 PM
1995 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 1/16/2017 9:47:48 PM
Cartersville Georgia
   -Updated 1/16/2017 9:42:44 PM
UP Seattle
   -Updated 1/16/2017 9:19:20 PM
GATX tank cars
   -Updated 1/16/2017 9:17:50 PM
BN/BNSF Oregon
   -Updated 1/16/2017 9:17:21 PM
Random tank cars
   -Updated 1/16/2017 9:16:03 PM
UTLX tank cars
   -Updated 1/16/2017 9:14:33 PM
ACFX tank cars
   -Updated 1/16/2017 9:13:49 PM
TILX tank cars
   -Updated 1/16/2017 9:12:21 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 1/16/2017 9:09:59 PM
BN/BNSF covered hoppers
   -Updated 1/16/2017 9:08:00 PM

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