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: 4,794,176
Locomotives:  174,781
Rolling Stock:  1,105,708
Locations:  30,788
What's New?
New Photo Albums
2019 Second day trip to Syracuse NY.
   -Added 8/18/2019 8:38:23 PM
USA: Rung ~> "Harrisburg" ~ December 1949
   -Added 8/18/2019 7:51:59 PM
Summer in Hudson.
   -Added 8/18/2019 7:16:01 PM
Q370 east on 1 track.
   -Added 8/18/2019 6:19:26 PM
Foxville & Northern Railroad
   -Added 8/18/2019 4:38:43 PM
CSX SD70MAC smokes it up in Union City
   -Added 8/18/2019 4:34:37 PM
Michigan's Upper Peninsula 2019
   -Added 8/18/2019 2:58:06 PM
Cambria, MN
   -Added 8/18/2019 12:13:48 PM
Judson, MN
   -Added 8/18/2019 12:13:24 PM
Kasota, MN
   -Added 8/18/2019 12:12:49 PM
Mankato, MN
   -Added 8/18/2019 12:12:09 PM
Fox River Trolley Museum Collection
   -Added 8/18/2019 12:10:20 PM
PRR: Hollidaysburg Steam Action ~ 1946-1959
   -Added 8/18/2019 3:52:18 AM
PRR: Frankstown, Pennsylvania, Vistas ~ '46-'68
   -Added 8/18/2019 3:15:35 AM
PRR: Gloff's "Horseshoe Curve" ~ May 1952
   -Added 8/18/2019 2:24:25 AM
   -Added 8/17/2019 9:39:27 PM
Tunnel Motor
   -Added 8/17/2019 9:12:16 PM
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
   -Added 8/17/2019 8:56:53 PM
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
   -Added 8/17/2019 6:49:28 PM
Milltowne Railway Line
   -Added 8/17/2019 5:44:06 PM
   -Added 8/17/2019 3:06:56 PM
Circling the Northeast and Canada
   -Added 8/17/2019 1:18:33 AM
PRR: Gloff's "Zoo Junction" ~ March 1952
   -Added 8/17/2019 1:04:33 AM
Catskill Mountain Railroad
   -Added 8/17/2019 12:01:34 AM
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
   -Added 8/16/2019 11:58:50 PM
2 different Winchester & Western crews, same day.
   -Added 8/16/2019 10:51:30 PM
Moultrie GA
   -Added 8/16/2019 7:54:55 PM
   -Added 8/16/2019 5:49:51 PM
   -Added 8/16/2019 3:56:12 PM
MHFX MHF Logistical Solutions Inc
   -Added 8/16/2019 7:49:17 AM
August 11, 2019
   -Added 8/15/2019 11:05:27 PM
Pan Am Railways - East Deerfield Loop
   -Added 8/15/2019 10:48:14 PM
CSX Charlotte Subdivision
   -Added 8/15/2019 6:26:49 PM
1994 negative scans
   -Added 8/15/2019 6:08:15 PM
CDEX Coastal
   -Added 8/15/2019 3:28:44 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Circling the Northeast and Canada
   -Updated 8/19/2019 10:02:29 PM
Railfanning Raleigh, N.C. in the 1980's
   -Updated 8/19/2019 8:59:00 PM
John W. Maxwell Photos
   -Updated 8/19/2019 8:49:17 PM
Carl F. Nelson Photos
   -Updated 8/19/2019 8:36:19 PM
BN/BNSF Oregon
   -Updated 8/19/2019 8:34:10 PM
UP - EMD Frt Locos (SD40-2)
   -Updated 8/19/2019 7:19:46 PM
TADs NS 2019
   -Updated 8/19/2019 4:24:41 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 8/19/2019 2:53:42 PM
Fallen Flags 3
   -Updated 8/19/2019 1:47:11 PM
MoW Equipment
   -Updated 8/19/2019 12:33:51 PM
40 ft Boxcars
   -Updated 8/19/2019 11:03:57 AM
   -Updated 8/19/2019 10:19:53 AM
   -Updated 8/19/2019 10:08:39 AM
New York Transit Museum
   -Updated 8/19/2019 8:45:04 AM
SSRX 1281
   -Updated 8/19/2019 7:32:46 AM
CSX River Line
   -Updated 8/19/2019 6:57:11 AM
Florida East Coast Action
   -Updated 8/19/2019 6:42:02 AM
NS Harrisburg Line/Reading Line
   -Updated 8/19/2019 6:30:21 AM
NS Pittsburgh Line
   -Updated 8/19/2019 6:29:50 AM
Whose Railroad Is This?
   -Updated 8/19/2019 6:29:06 AM
Trenton Sub
   -Updated 8/19/2019 6:26:15 AM
Alliance, NE 2019
   -Updated 8/19/2019 2:10:40 AM
   -Updated 8/19/2019 1:08:32 AM
Lancaster and Chester
   -Updated 8/18/2019 11:23:08 PM
Southern Pacific - Cabooses
   -Updated 8/18/2019 10:13:10 PM
CN in Green Bay
   -Updated 8/18/2019 9:40:00 PM
3 days of action with NYS&W 3022 and GMTX 9000
   -Updated 8/18/2019 9:29:16 PM
CN in Marinette
   -Updated 8/18/2019 9:24:13 PM
Michigan's Upper Peninsula
   -Updated 8/18/2019 9:05:44 PM
Pastor's Train Pics 2017 (part 2)
   -Updated 8/18/2019 8:38:13 PM
Norfolk Southern "Heritage" units
   -Updated 8/18/2019 8:32:29 PM
Griffith Indiana
   -Updated 8/18/2019 7:52:44 PM
Pittsburgh 08-2019
   -Updated 8/18/2019 7:52:44 PM
Misc Louisiana Photos
   -Updated 8/18/2019 7:46:25 PM
Cramerton, NC 2019
   -Updated 8/18/2019 7:40:28 PM

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