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 2011 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: 3,614,376
Locomotives:  146,190
Rolling Stock:  850,712
Locations:  28,069
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Buffalo WY
   -Added 8/23/2014 11:29:31 AM
2000s steam
   -Added 8/23/2014 9:06:22 AM
1980's and 90's steam stuff
   -Added 8/23/2014 9:01:35 AM
GN 2-10-2 #2189
   -Added 8/23/2014 8:38:18 AM
Erie Steam
   -Added 8/23/2014 8:07:21 AM
South Texas Aug 2003
   -Added 8/23/2014 8:05:48 AM
EL Diesels
   -Added 8/23/2014 5:51:59 AM
Circus Train Roster
   -Added 8/23/2014 3:45:00 AM
Kansas City,KS 10/16/87
   -Added 8/23/2014 12:36:44 AM
   -Added 8/22/2014 11:14:30 PM
A visit from my German Friend.
   -Added 8/22/2014 11:10:45 PM
DH RS3 #4099
   -Added 8/22/2014 10:36:14 PM
CG 4-8-2 #489
   -Added 8/22/2014 10:24:21 PM
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Misc C&EI Steam Locomotives
   -Added 8/22/2014 9:44:03 PM
Short Train
   -Added 8/22/2014 8:46:01 PM
   -Added 8/22/2014 8:30:32 PM
Who's Here From Out of Town?
   -Added 8/22/2014 7:33:09 PM
Lancaster and Chester Railroad
   -Added 8/22/2014 5:10:11 PM
Trains in the East Bay 8/21/14 w/CSX & NS
   -Added 8/22/2014 3:21:23 PM
PAR Notes: 2014
   -Added 8/22/2014 2:48:07 PM
West Virginia train photos: Summer, 2014
   -Added 8/22/2014 2:47:03 PM
Florida East Coast 70s and 80s
   -Added 8/22/2014 11:20:51 AM
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Railfanning CSX's Capital Sub & Old Mainline
   -Added 8/22/2014 11:08:17 AM
Memories of the D&H
   -Added 8/22/2014 10:31:25 AM
Nokesville Virginia
   -Added 8/22/2014 10:24:00 AM
C&EI 2-10-2's
   -Added 8/22/2014 9:45:18 AM
Streamliners @ Spencer
   -Added 8/22/2014 9:11:04 AM
NS Heritage Units @ Spencer
   -Added 8/22/2014 9:02:28 AM
CSX Duo in Griffith, IN
   -Added 8/22/2014 8:48:31 AM
Misc Gondolas & Coil Cars
   -Added 8/22/2014 8:16:48 AM
Misc Bulkhead Flatcars
   -Added 8/22/2014 7:52:45 AM
Misc Tankers
   -Added 8/22/2014 6:20:13 AM
Boxcars with Character
   -Added 8/22/2014 5:52:33 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Amtrak Trains 2014
   -Updated 8/23/2014 1:18:13 PM
UP Chicago service unit
   -Updated 8/23/2014 1:12:49 PM
CSX The Capital Sub
   -Updated 8/23/2014 1:05:51 PM
Union Pacific Railroad
   -Updated 8/23/2014 12:44:07 PM
August 2014
   -Updated 8/23/2014 12:42:16 PM
Pictures from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario between Sept 1990 and March 2000
   -Updated 8/23/2014 12:32:20 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 8/23/2014 12:13:48 PM
Train Pics
   -Updated 8/23/2014 12:09:04 PM
Trains in Missouri
   -Updated 8/23/2014 11:42:49 AM
2014 BSMRM Trip to Southern California
   -Updated 8/23/2014 11:29:46 AM
Railroads in NYC - NYNJ Rail & more
   -Updated 8/23/2014 11:15:08 AM
Wishram to Pasco
   -Updated 8/23/2014 11:07:52 AM
Orlando 2010
   -Updated 8/23/2014 10:40:16 AM
NJ Transit 2014
   -Updated 8/23/2014 10:18:21 AM
Trains in New York
   -Updated 8/23/2014 9:40:03 AM
Sept. 2012 through 2013-Eastern Pennsylvania
   -Updated 8/23/2014 9:36:53 AM
   -Updated 8/23/2014 8:52:39 AM
   -Updated 8/23/2014 8:33:27 AM
   -Updated 8/23/2014 8:27:40 AM
Pan Am Railways - In Ayer, MA
   -Updated 8/23/2014 6:50:03 AM
Pan Am Railways - At the Willows
   -Updated 8/23/2014 6:48:12 AM
June-July-August 2014 over 300 new photos!
   -Updated 8/23/2014 5:55:01 AM
Union Pacific
   -Updated 8/23/2014 5:03:03 AM
Pacific Locomotive Association/Golden Gate Railroad Museum Collection
   -Updated 8/23/2014 4:31:28 AM
Steamfest 2014
   -Updated 8/23/2014 3:50:10 AM
NS' Watkins Yard - Columbus, OH
   -Updated 8/23/2014 2:55:56 AM
Valley Crossing - Columbus, OH
   -Updated 8/23/2014 2:35:40 AM
Cooke Rd - Columbus, OH
   -Updated 8/23/2014 1:47:20 AM
Pavonia Yard and engine house: 2014
   -Updated 8/22/2014 11:47:26 PM
Providence & Worcester
   -Updated 8/22/2014 11:43:12 PM
Northeast Regional trains
   -Updated 8/22/2014 11:41:29 PM
2014 Selected Rolling Stock
   -Updated 8/22/2014 11:21:05 PM
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NS Illinois Division 2013 & 2014
   -Updated 8/22/2014 10:54:06 PM

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