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: 3,796,352
Locomotives:  150,352
Rolling Stock:  895,108
Locations:  28,453
What's New?
New Photo Albums
they call it graffiti
   -Added 3/1/2015 9:11:04 PM
Foggy Sunday Railfanning
   -Added 3/1/2015 8:17:47 PM
Saturday Night Trains
   -Added 3/1/2015 8:07:41 PM
March 2015
   -Added 3/1/2015 7:30:24 PM
NS Power and Trains
   -Added 3/1/2015 7:26:53 PM
Chasing K633
   -Added 3/1/2015 7:22:02 PM
Harrisburg Line, March '15
   -Added 3/1/2015 5:34:40 PM
Meridian Speedway/2015
   -Added 3/1/2015 5:12:14 PM
Moving Day Pt. II
   -Added 3/1/2015 4:53:27 PM
Elkhart 3/1/2015
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Chasing CSX G071-26 With Dave Curtis
   -Added 3/1/2015 3:15:44 PM
Moore, OK
   -Added 3/1/2015 12:11:32 PM
North Jersey drive-by
   -Added 3/1/2015 12:02:51 PM
2015 Photos
   -Added 2/28/2015 10:28:55 PM
Moving Day.
   -Added 2/28/2015 7:53:19 PM
Atlanta Ga.
   -Added 2/28/2015 6:13:19 PM
Newnan Ga.
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NS 8109 leads on NS 600
   -Added 2/28/2015 5:49:24 PM
Chadron Photo's
   -Added 2/28/2015 5:33:43 PM
Last Day of February Railfanning
   -Added 2/28/2015 5:09:06 PM
Worcester MA 2-28-15
   -Added 2/28/2015 3:31:36 PM
Mertztown, PA on the NS East Penn Main Line
   -Added 2/28/2015 2:05:41 PM
Rolling Stock 4-19-14
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NYSW 2-10-0 #2445
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Susquehanna "MotoRailer" #1002
   -Added 2/28/2015 6:18:27 AM
NYC Diesels
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NYC Caboose #21024
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CNJ 0-6-0 #139
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BRP 4-4-2 #165
   -Added 2/28/2015 5:08:51 AM
more trains
   -Added 2/27/2015 11:13:13 PM
Updated Photo Albums
2014 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 3/2/2015 6:03:26 PM
they call it graffiti
   -Updated 3/2/2015 5:58:09 PM
Covered Hoppers
   -Updated 3/2/2015 5:56:03 PM
August 2014
   -Updated 3/2/2015 5:50:23 PM
Railroad Museum of PA
   -Updated 3/2/2015 5:49:37 PM
   -Updated 3/2/2015 5:18:08 PM
Rail Yards in New York City and Long Island
   -Updated 3/2/2015 5:15:08 PM
Southern Railway/Norfolk Southern 1980s Part 3
   -Updated 3/2/2015 5:11:55 PM
Southern Railway FP7s
   -Updated 3/2/2015 4:55:41 PM
Rolling Stocks and Railway Vehicles
   -Updated 3/2/2015 4:48:41 PM
Norfolk & Western Class A 1218 in 1980s
   -Updated 3/2/2015 4:34:56 PM
CSX Heritage Cars #4
   -Updated 3/2/2015 4:32:01 PM
NS Illinois Division 2013 & 2015
   -Updated 3/2/2015 4:28:40 PM
CaliforniaRailfan101's Best of McClellan Park, North Highlands, CA
   -Updated 3/2/2015 4:27:18 PM
L&N 152 on Norfolk Southern 1987
   -Updated 3/2/2015 4:27:14 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 3/2/2015 4:24:32 PM
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   -Updated 3/2/2015 4:14:33 PM
Effingham Trains 2012 - 2014
   -Updated 3/2/2015 4:05:05 PM
Mattoon Trains
   -Updated 3/2/2015 3:52:27 PM
Tuscola Area Trains
   -Updated 3/2/2015 3:48:44 PM
Conrail/CSX/NS in New Jersey
   -Updated 3/2/2015 3:45:04 PM
NS Piedmont Division Charlotte District
   -Updated 3/2/2015 3:44:26 PM
NS Piedmont Division Danville District
   -Updated 3/2/2015 3:43:12 PM
CSX Hamlet Terminal Sub
   -Updated 3/2/2015 3:40:14 PM
Contemporary NJ Transit Volume VIII
   -Updated 3/2/2015 3:40:05 PM
Choo Choo Barn and National Toy Train Museum
   -Updated 3/2/2015 3:33:07 PM
NS Mount Vernon IL 2012-2015
   -Updated 3/2/2015 3:24:36 PM
Model Railroad Diesel Locomotives
   -Updated 3/2/2015 3:14:05 PM
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Z files
   -Updated 3/2/2015 2:32:08 PM
The Golden Hour Before Sunset
   -Updated 3/2/2015 1:23:44 PM
Lehigh Line scenes
   -Updated 3/2/2015 12:56:12 PM
CSX & LIRC 2015
   -Updated 3/2/2015 12:41:46 PM
CSX 2015
   -Updated 3/2/2015 12:39:11 PM

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