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: 4,941,299
Locomotives:  179,365
Rolling Stock:  1,135,671
Locations:  31,141
What's New?
New Photo Albums
CSSSB R-2 Boxcabs
   -Added 6/6/2020 4:41:59 PM
CRIP H-15-44 #400
   -Added 6/6/2020 4:00:29 PM
The Kyle Railroad
   -Added 6/6/2020 3:41:22 PM
Pandrol Jackson HTT Railgrinder
   -Added 6/6/2020 1:19:48 PM
   -Added 6/6/2020 9:34:00 AM
CP 4-6-0 Ten Wheelers
   -Added 6/6/2020 8:51:23 AM
General American Builders Photos
   -Added 6/6/2020 7:48:48 AM
Bob Jordan ~ Colorado & Southern
   -Added 6/5/2020 9:30:13 PM
Bob Jordan ~ Chicago & North Western
   -Added 6/5/2020 9:26:42 PM
Tehachapi Mainline Through Monolith CA
   -Added 6/5/2020 8:40:52 PM
CMQ Job 211
   -Added 6/5/2020 8:39:28 PM
Texas and Louisiana Railfanning
   -Added 6/5/2020 7:44:59 PM
   -Added 6/5/2020 2:47:03 PM
CP 2-10-0 Decapods
   -Added 6/5/2020 11:42:14 AM
Ontario Trains - Niagara Region - March 2020 - Part 1
   -Added 6/5/2020 11:27:11 AM
CP 2-10-4, Class T-1c
   -Added 6/5/2020 8:15:20 AM
CSX K163 plus NYSW overflow
   -Added 6/5/2020 8:12:25 AM
CP 2-10-4 Selkirks, Class T-1b
   -Added 6/5/2020 7:42:30 AM
Visit to Steamtown 8/13/2019
   -Added 6/5/2020 12:11:54 AM
June 2020
   -Added 6/4/2020 8:20:22 PM
Action on the Wheeling & Lake Erie
   -Added 6/4/2020 8:11:54 PM
Misc. Septa
   -Added 6/4/2020 5:56:10 PM
CP 2-10-4 Selkirks, Class T-1a
   -Added 6/4/2020 4:34:38 PM
CP 0-8-0 Steam Yard Switchers
   -Added 6/4/2020 1:20:04 PM
EB Intermodal Frt at Erie NV
   -Added 6/4/2020 12:15:16 PM
Assorted Tankers Behind IC #6250
   -Added 6/4/2020 10:28:27 AM
Assorted Covered Hoppers Behind IC #6250
   -Added 6/4/2020 10:04:41 AM
Assorted Boxcars Behind IC #6250
   -Added 6/4/2020 9:50:38 AM
IC SD40-3 #6250
   -Added 6/4/2020 6:57:59 AM
Assorted Flatcars Behind IC #6250
   -Added 6/4/2020 6:27:32 AM
MOCX Hoppers behind IC #6250
   -Added 6/4/2020 6:13:48 AM
Doswell Diamond Crossing
   -Added 6/3/2020 10:17:25 PM
   -Added 6/3/2020 9:13:22 PM
Peabody KS
   -Added 6/3/2020 8:13:59 PM
Misc Cars from CSX Train
   -Added 6/3/2020 5:07:22 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Penn Central’s 30th Street Station
   -Updated 6/6/2020 4:49:01 PM
Rock Island
   -Updated 6/6/2020 4:47:37 PM
Amtrak rainbow years in the northeast
   -Updated 6/6/2020 4:40:16 PM
   -Updated 6/6/2020 4:26:03 PM
   -Updated 6/6/2020 4:19:15 PM
Diesels on the Pennsy
   -Updated 6/6/2020 4:15:21 PM
EB Intermodal Frt at Erie NV
   -Updated 6/6/2020 3:08:45 PM
   -Updated 6/6/2020 2:41:54 PM
Great Northern
   -Updated 6/6/2020 2:29:52 PM
Chicago and Northwestern
   -Updated 6/6/2020 2:25:49 PM
Burlington Northern
   -Updated 6/6/2020 2:22:19 PM
Fallen Flags 5
   -Updated 6/6/2020 1:45:54 PM
Northern Pacific
   -Updated 6/6/2020 1:44:29 PM
Randy Curlin Collection 3
   -Updated 6/6/2020 1:30:51 PM
   -Updated 6/6/2020 11:30:22 AM
March 2020
   -Updated 6/6/2020 11:18:30 AM
Seaboard System Locomotives
   -Updated 6/6/2020 11:08:54 AM
Misc. Motive Power
   -Updated 6/6/2020 11:07:43 AM
Fun in (and around) Folkston
   -Updated 6/6/2020 11:05:13 AM
   -Updated 6/6/2020 11:03:12 AM
Soo Line
   -Updated 6/6/2020 10:58:41 AM
Caboose gallery
   -Updated 6/6/2020 10:54:22 AM
Engine Pics
   -Updated 6/6/2020 10:01:52 AM
Freight Cars
   -Updated 6/6/2020 9:57:03 AM
PRR: Howerter ~> Pennsy Switching Diesels
   -Updated 6/6/2020 9:50:26 AM
Foggy Day in Perry, KS
   -Updated 6/6/2020 9:11:37 AM
Providence & Worcester ballast hoppers in CT vol. 2
   -Updated 6/6/2020 9:03:08 AM
Northeast WI, Spring 2020
   -Updated 6/6/2020 3:43:05 AM
   -Updated 6/6/2020 1:49:41 AM
   -Updated 6/6/2020 1:48:19 AM
BNSF Railfanning
   -Updated 6/6/2020 1:15:07 AM
passin thru Neenah
   -Updated 6/6/2020 12:40:55 AM
22 May 2020
   -Updated 6/5/2020 11:47:09 PM
Andrews Trains Around the US #2
   -Updated 6/5/2020 11:14:00 PM
29 May 2020
   -Updated 6/5/2020 10:38:24 PM

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