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: 4,615,446
Locomotives:  170,726
Rolling Stock:  1,073,735
Locations:  30,300
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Nagasaki City Tram
   -Added 7/23/2018 6:20:46 AM
As the days get longer
   -Added 7/23/2018 5:54:32 AM
Akasawa Forest Railway
   -Added 7/23/2018 5:26:59 AM
Yokokawa Railway Museum
   -Added 7/23/2018 3:06:16 AM
PRR: The Westenberger Collection ~ Various
   -Added 7/23/2018 1:09:12 AM
Kentucky Railfanning Trip Day 9
   -Added 7/22/2018 9:51:08 PM
Kentucky Railfanning Trip Day 8
   -Added 7/22/2018 9:45:27 PM
Kentucky Railfanning Trip Day 7
   -Added 7/22/2018 9:42:24 PM
Kentucky Railfanning Trip Day 6
   -Added 7/22/2018 9:39:17 PM
Hokuriku Railroad
   -Added 7/22/2018 9:21:56 PM
South Track bridge over Cajon Creek
   -Added 7/22/2018 9:08:26 PM
Kentucky Railfanning Trip Day 5
   -Added 7/22/2018 8:21:24 PM
Romney Railway in Japan
   -Added 7/22/2018 8:16:25 PM
Red Wing, MN
   -Added 7/22/2018 8:14:45 PM
Kentucky Railfanning Trip Days 3 and 4
   -Added 7/22/2018 8:10:30 PM
Kentucky Railfanning Trip Day 2
   -Added 7/22/2018 7:59:26 PM
Oigawa Railway
   -Added 7/22/2018 7:38:06 PM
A rare UP standard cab with flag embelm!
   -Added 7/22/2018 6:04:44 PM
MN 2018
   -Added 7/22/2018 5:16:29 PM
Marion, an eastbound.
   -Added 7/22/2018 4:13:28 PM
Assorted passenger cars & locomotives
   -Added 7/22/2018 4:07:12 PM
Trains in Oklahoma (Spring 2018)
   -Added 7/22/2018 2:35:27 PM
PRR: "Triple Train Treat" ~ December 1967
   -Added 7/22/2018 12:44:22 PM
Williams Grove Railroad
   -Added 7/22/2018 12:43:57 PM
NS Pittsburgh Division
   -Added 7/22/2018 12:39:12 PM
Former Central of New Jersey Railroad Station at Matawan, NJ
   -Added 7/22/2018 11:49:00 AM
   -Added 7/22/2018 10:49:00 AM
HVRM 7-21-18
   -Added 7/22/2018 10:30:07 AM
Saturday in the Valley.
   -Added 7/22/2018 9:18:06 AM
A 7-unit mix makes up an afternoon train at Fairburn
   -Added 7/22/2018 9:08:48 AM
A UP pair and a trio of ex-BN EMD’s team up at Fairburn
   -Added 7/22/2018 5:25:19 AM
First inagural run of a SEPTA ACS-64.
   -Added 7/21/2018 11:50:13 PM
SP4728 Caboose (A Gem in the Desert) - 07/21/2018
   -Added 7/21/2018 10:46:23 PM
First time in two weeks.
   -Added 7/21/2018 9:54:24 PM
Old abandon Box Cars and other in Japan
   -Added 7/21/2018 9:41:29 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Washington state Wanderings
   -Updated 7/23/2018 9:41:27 AM
Montana Miscellany
   -Updated 7/23/2018 9:40:37 AM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 7/23/2018 9:38:22 AM
Trains in Oklahoma (Spring 2018)
   -Updated 7/23/2018 9:34:24 AM
Heritage Amtrak units at Lynchburg, VA
   -Updated 7/23/2018 9:32:00 AM
Union Pacific Railroad
   -Updated 7/23/2018 8:59:14 AM
Reading Blue Mountain Northern RBMN
   -Updated 7/23/2018 8:38:13 AM
British Columbia's Majestic Thompson River Valley - 2018
   -Updated 7/23/2018 8:26:21 AM
Amtrak's Empire Builder
   -Updated 7/23/2018 8:19:10 AM
   -Updated 7/23/2018 8:12:58 AM
Providence & Worcester ballast hoppers in CT
   -Updated 7/23/2018 8:12:43 AM
   -Updated 7/23/2018 8:08:42 AM
USA: Allegheny Portage Railroad ~ July 1972
   -Updated 7/23/2018 8:00:44 AM
Steam Locomotives of Japan
   -Updated 7/23/2018 7:58:23 AM
   -Updated 7/23/2018 6:48:51 AM
Trains of railroads that no longer exist in Japan
   -Updated 7/23/2018 5:18:47 AM
JR Hokkaido Railway
   -Updated 7/23/2018 4:19:16 AM
Thilmany Pulp and Paper Freight Cars
   -Updated 7/23/2018 3:52:02 AM
Northeast WI, Spring 2018
   -Updated 7/23/2018 3:25:25 AM
Battenkill Railroad
   -Updated 7/23/2018 3:22:53 AM
Amtrak and commuter trains on the NEC
   -Updated 7/23/2018 1:41:20 AM
JR Yokohama Line
   -Updated 7/23/2018 1:10:11 AM
JR Nambu Line
   -Updated 7/23/2018 12:32:34 AM
June 2018 Pt 2
   -Updated 7/23/2018 12:22:24 AM
June 2018
   -Updated 7/22/2018 11:55:33 PM
Buckingham Branch RR
   -Updated 7/22/2018 11:09:17 PM
1990 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:31:39 PM
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:26:04 PM
Pottstown, Pa
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:25:17 PM
AMTRAK 30th Street Station
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:24:28 PM
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:23:59 PM
Spring Street Yard
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:23:24 PM
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:16:18 PM
SEPTA - Norristown Transportation Center
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:15:36 PM
2018 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:15:08 PM

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