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: 4,591,169
Locomotives:  169,861
Rolling Stock:  1,069,400
Locations:  30,210
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Texas Mexican (TM) Box Car
   -Added 5/22/2018 5:09:46 PM
Bangor and Aroostook Box Cars
   -Added 5/22/2018 4:40:18 PM
Atlantic & Western RR (ATW) Box Cars
   -Added 5/22/2018 4:12:42 PM
2018 A second day trip to Syracuse NY
   -Added 5/22/2018 1:15:36 PM
NKP 765's Visit to NEPA
   -Added 5/22/2018 12:14:56 PM
ABOX 52263
   -Added 5/22/2018 7:38:12 AM
8/21 and 8/22
   -Added 5/22/2018 4:02:01 AM
   -Added 5/22/2018 12:16:59 AM
   -Added 5/22/2018 12:00:42 AM
2018 i n the Winona, MN. area
   -Added 5/21/2018 10:46:44 PM
Railfanning The St. Louis Area
   -Added 5/21/2018 9:33:16 PM
A memory jog
   -Added 5/21/2018 9:01:23 PM
BNSF Red River Division / Houston Subdivision; U-JSPTEA5-20 (LORAM DC-3 Ditcher) @ MP185 - Newby, TX
   -Added 5/21/2018 8:35:17 PM
May 2018 Jasper
   -Added 5/21/2018 7:07:03 PM
March 2018
   -Added 5/21/2018 4:52:19 PM
   -Added 5/21/2018 4:47:28 PM
Union Pacific - 2017
   -Added 5/21/2018 11:40:15 AM
My Pictures
   -Added 5/21/2018 11:38:54 AM
Black Friday 2017 Railfanning - San Bernardino and Needles Sub
   -Added 5/21/2018 10:55:26 AM
03/09/2018. Afternoon, vol 1.
   -Added 5/21/2018 7:43:49 AM
MBKX equipment in CT
   -Added 5/21/2018 7:36:07 AM
Meridian and surrounding, night & day: May 2018.
   -Added 5/20/2018 8:22:53 PM
South Texas May 2018
   -Added 5/20/2018 8:11:56 PM
CSX D750 passes the Transit Center in Akron.
   -Added 5/20/2018 7:01:04 PM
CSX Main Line Sub 2018
   -Added 5/20/2018 6:20:03 PM
CSX Nashville Terminal 2018
   -Added 5/20/2018 6:18:13 PM
Portland & Western - 2017
   -Added 5/20/2018 4:44:44 PM
BNSF - 2017
   -Added 5/20/2018 4:43:04 PM
Black Friday SoCal Railfanning - Nov 26, 2016
   -Added 5/20/2018 4:07:02 PM
Pioneer's Michigan Southern/Elkhart & Western RR's 01-06-2016
   -Added 5/20/2018 4:00:14 PM
Eastbound Trailer & Intermodal Train At Auburn Street
   -Added 5/20/2018 3:04:21 PM
New England trains.
   -Added 5/20/2018 10:55:25 AM
Standard Cab Leaders
   -Added 5/20/2018 10:53:32 AM
New Years Trip 2016
   -Added 5/20/2018 8:05:12 AM
CSXT coil steel cars in CT
   -Added 5/20/2018 7:28:01 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Burlington Northern Rolling Stock
   -Updated 5/22/2018 6:42:04 PM
ferrocarriles mexicanos
   -Updated 5/22/2018 6:04:14 PM
Springfield to Westfir
   -Updated 5/22/2018 5:25:32 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's mainline stuff
   -Updated 5/22/2018 5:09:07 PM
Down at the depot
   -Updated 5/22/2018 5:07:29 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's Industrial files
   -Updated 5/22/2018 5:06:34 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's Tourist Lines and Museums
   -Updated 5/22/2018 5:05:13 PM
   -Updated 5/22/2018 4:05:52 PM
Union Pacific Railroad
   -Updated 5/22/2018 3:54:27 PM
Norfolk & Western
   -Updated 5/22/2018 3:53:00 PM
   -Updated 5/22/2018 3:38:05 PM
Norfolk Southern SD's
   -Updated 5/22/2018 2:00:03 PM
Norfolk Southern GP's
   -Updated 5/22/2018 1:57:33 PM
Norfolk Southern Freight
   -Updated 5/22/2018 1:54:20 PM
Norfolk Southern D9-40C/CW
   -Updated 5/22/2018 1:51:02 PM
M Misc
   -Updated 5/22/2018 1:46:52 PM
I Misc
   -Updated 5/22/2018 1:44:14 PM
Burlington Northern Railroad
   -Updated 5/22/2018 1:00:58 PM
2018 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 5/22/2018 1:00:30 PM
NS Watsontown Secondary/Industrial Track
   -Updated 5/22/2018 11:27:29 AM
Random frt cars
   -Updated 5/22/2018 11:07:30 AM
SP rolling stock
   -Updated 5/22/2018 11:06:02 AM
Miscellaneous RR
   -Updated 5/22/2018 11:04:36 AM
Random passenger
   -Updated 5/22/2018 11:02:27 AM
BN(SF) Psgr cars
   -Updated 5/22/2018 11:00:53 AM
UP Seattle south
   -Updated 5/22/2018 10:59:00 AM
Union Pacific Railroad Rolling Stock
   -Updated 5/22/2018 10:39:38 AM
May 2018
   -Updated 5/22/2018 10:30:31 AM
   -Updated 5/22/2018 10:10:02 AM
Breezy's Blast from the Past
   -Updated 5/22/2018 9:39:27 AM
   -Updated 5/22/2018 9:27:43 AM
OMNX equipment in CT
   -Updated 5/22/2018 9:01:54 AM
NYC equipment in CT
   -Updated 5/22/2018 8:57:56 AM
NS equipment in CT
   -Updated 5/22/2018 8:56:21 AM
Tuscola Area Trains
   -Updated 5/22/2018 8:25:59 AM

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