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: 5,020,578
Locomotives:  181,635
Rolling Stock:  1,159,332
Locations:  31,382
What's New?
New Photo Albums
PRR steam display train at Millersburg PA 9/10/1957
   -Added 10/24/2020 8:15:19 PM
Buena Bark MEGAMIX (4)
   -Added 10/24/2020 8:05:02 PM
The Ultimate Buena Park Railfanning-4
   -Added 10/24/2020 7:32:54 PM
A week's worth of action.
   -Added 10/24/2020 7:32:29 PM
BNSF Argentine yard area
   -Added 10/24/2020 2:29:40 PM
Georgetown Rail Equipment (GREX)
   -Added 10/24/2020 2:02:04 PM
Amtrak #11 and #14 Coast Starlights Meet
   -Added 10/24/2020 12:32:13 PM
Metro-North Commuter FL9's
   -Added 10/24/2020 9:29:20 AM
MKT 401B On The Milwaukee Road
   -Added 10/24/2020 9:02:41 AM
CN Engines
   -Added 10/23/2020 9:36:16 PM
UP Falls City sub
   -Added 10/23/2020 9:22:09 PM
UP kansas sub
   -Added 10/23/2020 8:49:27 PM
NY&GL Final Runs
   -Added 10/23/2020 7:48:06 PM
Northern Pacific Box Cars
   -Added 10/23/2020 4:25:24 PM
HMCR Huntsville Yard Job
   -Added 10/23/2020 4:08:08 PM
Wisconsin Northern
   -Added 10/23/2020 3:07:53 PM
C&NW 1962
   -Added 10/23/2020 12:18:21 PM
NS 4359, NS 9878, NS 4115 Lead a Stack Train Westbound
   -Added 10/23/2020 11:41:57 AM
BNSF Topeka sub
   -Added 10/23/2020 12:28:24 AM
BNSF Emporia sub
   -Added 10/23/2020 12:08:07 AM
NYNJR Quiet Monday
   -Added 10/22/2020 8:40:23 PM
South Hokkaido Railway
   -Added 10/22/2020 8:35:35 PM
   -Added 10/22/2020 8:06:05 PM
   -Added 10/22/2020 4:04:10 PM
EB Manifest Frt at Erie NV W/ Pusher
   -Added 10/22/2020 12:13:06 PM
MP 0-8-0 #9711
   -Added 10/22/2020 11:35:35 AM
Norfolk Southern Trains
   -Added 10/22/2020 11:24:56 AM
North Indiana from Amtrak's Blue Water
   -Added 10/22/2020 10:33:56 AM
WPRR/PNWR GP40M-2 #3002
   -Added 10/22/2020 9:59:10 AM
Speeders on the COLT 2020
   -Added 10/22/2020 9:53:27 AM
MILW Rd Doing a Pickup at Kirkland,IL.
   -Added 10/22/2020 9:02:37 AM
Canadian Pacific
   -Added 10/22/2020 7:40:36 AM
Pennsylvania Railroad in Vandalia, IL in 1962
   -Added 10/21/2020 10:36:28 PM
Yearly trip to Altoona 2020- rollingstock at the Horseshoe Curve
   -Added 10/21/2020 7:31:54 PM
PRR: Rose ~> PRR & PRSL Miscellanea
   -Added 10/21/2020 6:44:03 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Michigan's Upper Peninsula 2020
   -Updated 10/25/2020 12:00:36 AM
Highlights of 2020
   -Updated 10/24/2020 11:39:29 PM
NS in the Spartanburg area SC
   -Updated 10/24/2020 11:32:39 PM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 10/24/2020 11:19:22 PM
Pan Am Railways: Rigby Yard
   -Updated 10/24/2020 11:12:14 PM
Some Misc. roster shots
   -Updated 10/24/2020 11:04:23 PM
Pan Am Railways: District 1
   -Updated 10/24/2020 10:58:50 PM
Some Misc. action shots
   -Updated 10/24/2020 10:55:45 PM
Andrew's Railfanning from 2019 & 2020
   -Updated 10/24/2020 10:46:14 PM
Pan Am Railways: District 2
   -Updated 10/24/2020 10:41:38 PM
TADs stations
   -Updated 10/24/2020 9:36:32 PM
RJ Corman Memphis Line 2020
   -Updated 10/24/2020 9:30:11 PM
October 2020 locomotives
   -Updated 10/24/2020 9:25:15 PM
CSX Henderson Subivision 2020
   -Updated 10/24/2020 9:19:34 PM
Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 10/24/2020 9:10:07 PM
2020 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 10/24/2020 8:58:51 PM
June 2018 trip
   -Updated 10/24/2020 8:56:55 PM
PRR: Rose ~> PRR & PRSL Miscellanea
   -Updated 10/24/2020 8:47:14 PM
Union Pacific's Coal Route 2020
   -Updated 10/24/2020 8:32:21 PM
2020 Some grain cars.
   -Updated 10/24/2020 8:25:08 PM
Tank Car Roster Shots
   -Updated 10/24/2020 8:24:00 PM
Twin Cities V3
   -Updated 10/24/2020 7:53:03 PM
Wade Griffis
   -Updated 10/24/2020 7:45:48 PM
Boxcar and Reefer Roster Shots
   -Updated 10/24/2020 7:32:37 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 10/24/2020 7:26:34 PM
The Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
   -Updated 10/24/2020 7:25:43 PM
Lake Superior Railroad Museum
   -Updated 10/24/2020 6:39:55 PM
Buckingham Branch North Mountain sub
   -Updated 10/24/2020 6:39:53 PM
BNSF Staples Subdivision 2.0
   -Updated 10/24/2020 6:29:19 PM
CSX Nashville Terminal Sub 2020
   -Updated 10/24/2020 6:28:16 PM
2020 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 10/24/2020 5:52:00 PM
Fallen Flags 7
   -Updated 10/24/2020 5:36:13 PM
Canadian Rails
   -Updated 10/24/2020 4:59:43 PM
Miscellaneous IA-MO-IL freight car photos
   -Updated 10/24/2020 4:57:52 PM
   -Updated 10/24/2020 4:38:18 PM

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