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: 4,199,100
Locomotives:  160,428
Rolling Stock:  984,577
Locations:  29,437
What's New?
New Photo Albums
The twins are out for the night.
   -Added 9/26/2016 7:07:56 AM
Wrong track mixer.
   -Added 9/26/2016 6:47:07 AM
Stone at Summit.
   -Added 9/25/2016 11:39:59 PM
All 20 NS Heritage Units
   -Added 9/25/2016 10:47:16 PM
Wheeling & Lake Erie Afternoon Stone train
   -Added 9/25/2016 10:35:37 PM
Roster Shots
   -Added 9/25/2016 9:57:12 PM
URHS Festival 2016 - Boonton, NJ
   -Added 9/25/2016 9:47:41 PM
September 2016
   -Added 9/25/2016 9:44:56 PM
Last day of Steam in the valley for 2016
   -Added 9/25/2016 8:52:02 PM
NKP 767 in the Valley
   -Added 9/25/2016 8:49:27 PM
Needed a westbound for this light.
   -Added 9/25/2016 8:25:47 PM
Waiting on MGA Heritage
   -Added 9/25/2016 8:00:14 PM
I hate to see this.
   -Added 9/25/2016 7:32:27 PM
Bad angle, nice consist.
   -Added 9/25/2016 7:11:24 PM
Ft. Smith Trolley Museum
   -Added 9/25/2016 4:44:41 PM
Rockville Bridge
   -Added 9/25/2016 4:06:30 PM
Ontario Trains - August 2016 - Part 4
   -Added 9/25/2016 3:33:23 PM
   -Added 9/25/2016 1:35:19 PM
All I wanted to do was find a bathroom
   -Added 9/25/2016 12:59:14 PM
   -Added 9/25/2016 11:37:08 AM
   -Added 9/25/2016 11:25:19 AM
Roseville Railfanning 9/24/16
   -Added 9/25/2016 11:04:13 AM
KBR equipment in CT
   -Added 9/25/2016 8:38:01 AM
A pair of C40-8W's woke up a PTC, Ga Sunday morning
   -Added 9/25/2016 7:42:02 AM
Bridging the gap.
   -Added 9/25/2016 7:30:05 AM
MILW S12 #909
   -Added 9/25/2016 7:05:30 AM
Indiana Southern #6853
   -Added 9/25/2016 6:51:32 AM
Ironton #751
   -Added 9/25/2016 4:37:37 AM
EL F7A #6331
   -Added 9/25/2016 4:25:19 AM
CSS R2 #704 & 705
   -Added 9/25/2016 3:58:54 AM
CR E44 #4435
   -Added 9/25/2016 3:51:04 AM
C&O Scale Test Car Z3
   -Added 9/25/2016 3:26:15 AM
CNW F7A #408
   -Added 9/25/2016 3:13:18 AM
CNJ DR-4-4-15 #77
   -Added 9/25/2016 2:55:27 AM
BLE SD7 #453
   -Added 9/25/2016 2:45:56 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Jeff Van Cleve's shortlines and regionals
   -Updated 9/26/2016 9:13:46 AM
Seaboard System RR Locomotives
   -Updated 9/26/2016 9:12:48 AM
SSEX gondolas in CT
   -Updated 9/26/2016 9:07:13 AM
   -Updated 9/26/2016 9:00:54 AM
Amtrak in the Southeastern US
   -Updated 9/26/2016 8:39:15 AM
Carolina Coastal Railway (CLNA)
   -Updated 9/26/2016 8:38:50 AM
   -Updated 9/26/2016 8:36:59 AM
State of North Carolina (RNCX) Passenger Trains & Locomotives
   -Updated 9/26/2016 8:29:17 AM
CEFX Lease Units
   -Updated 9/26/2016 8:28:33 AM
NS D8-40C's
   -Updated 9/26/2016 8:27:44 AM
CSX Florence Division North End Subdivision
   -Updated 9/26/2016 8:26:57 AM
Foreign Power in the Carolinas
   -Updated 9/26/2016 8:26:29 AM
NS SD70M-2's
   -Updated 9/26/2016 8:25:46 AM
last weekend of summer 2016 rail fanning
   -Updated 9/26/2016 8:00:27 AM
~ Altoona Action ~ 1960-1965
   -Updated 9/26/2016 5:37:33 AM
~ Everyday Hollidaysburg, PA ~
   -Updated 9/26/2016 5:17:28 AM
   -Updated 9/26/2016 5:01:56 AM
NS Pittsburgh Line
   -Updated 9/26/2016 4:54:32 AM
Back to local action
   -Updated 9/26/2016 4:20:55 AM
South Texas Aug 2016
   -Updated 9/26/2016 3:45:35 AM
South Texas July 2016
   -Updated 9/26/2016 3:18:01 AM
PRR: Altoona Bridges ~ 7th Street
   -Updated 9/26/2016 3:08:34 AM
PRR: Altoona Bridges ~ 12th Street
   -Updated 9/26/2016 2:32:56 AM
PRR: Altoona Bridges ~ 4th Street
   -Updated 9/26/2016 2:06:48 AM
~ Extra Board ~
   -Updated 9/26/2016 1:55:00 AM
CSAO Chemical Coast Line 2011-2016
   -Updated 9/26/2016 12:50:55 AM
Railfanning Pictures Of 2016
   -Updated 9/26/2016 12:25:02 AM
CSX Heritage Units
   -Updated 9/26/2016 12:04:16 AM
NS heritage units and Special paint schemes
   -Updated 9/25/2016 11:41:11 PM
September 2016
   -Updated 9/25/2016 11:33:15 PM
June 2015
   -Updated 9/25/2016 10:31:20 PM
Norfolk Southern Aug - Dec 2016
   -Updated 9/25/2016 9:52:00 PM
Family Lines System, Roster Shots- Connellsville, Pa Area
   -Updated 9/25/2016 9:48:37 PM
   -Updated 9/25/2016 9:37:56 PM
Flatcar Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 9/25/2016 9:37:29 PM

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