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: 4,806,985
Locomotives:  175,219
Rolling Stock:  1,108,019
Locations:  30,822
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Utah State Railroad Museum Collection
   -Added 9/16/2019 12:45:29 AM
Things weren't looking good
   -Added 9/15/2019 7:46:09 PM
Germany Railfanning Trip Day 2
   -Added 9/15/2019 7:45:06 PM
KCS Heavener sub
   -Added 9/15/2019 7:14:30 PM
Germany Railfanning Trip Day 1
   -Added 9/15/2019 6:50:03 PM
   -Added 9/15/2019 4:36:03 PM
Chasing the past VI.
   -Added 9/15/2019 1:51:49 PM
   -Added 9/15/2019 12:30:09 PM
Raritan Center Railway - August 2019
   -Added 9/15/2019 10:08:17 AM
Midway Minute
   -Added 9/15/2019 8:54:18 AM
USA: Harrisburg "Hot Spot" ~ February 1945
   -Added 9/15/2019 5:15:16 AM
Fordville Behind the Scenes
   -Added 9/14/2019 10:57:06 PM
from the slide box
   -Added 9/14/2019 9:51:23 PM
WB Intermodal Frt at Erie NV
   -Added 9/14/2019 6:58:59 PM
My favorite freighter.
   -Added 9/14/2019 6:14:21 PM
CSX pair heads out dry, but a helper gets a downpour
   -Added 9/14/2019 5:26:58 PM
Another look at Winter in NE Ohio.
   -Added 9/14/2019 3:18:19 PM
It's not going to work this way.
   -Added 9/14/2019 1:25:54 PM
PRR: Steam Turbine's Driving Gear ~ June 1945
   -Added 9/14/2019 9:20:44 AM
Santa Fe - EMD Frt Locos (GP7-GP60)
   -Added 9/14/2019 8:22:27 AM
   -Added 9/14/2019 7:42:19 AM
More from the slide box
   -Added 9/13/2019 10:21:38 PM
Cooling things off a bit.
   -Added 9/13/2019 9:39:42 PM
kansas city weekend aug 2019
   -Added 9/13/2019 5:34:02 PM
USA: Walschaert Valve Gear ~ November 1947
   -Added 9/13/2019 3:38:59 PM
GE C30-7
   -Added 9/13/2019 10:34:20 AM
WC gondolas in CT
   -Added 9/13/2019 8:13:14 AM
The thread for 4/25/19
   -Added 9/13/2019 5:34:52 AM
PRR: "Pennsylvania's Turbine Engine" ~ JAN 1945
   -Added 9/13/2019 3:04:47 AM
South Texas Aug 2019
   -Added 9/12/2019 7:01:11 PM
Freight Car Photos 2016
   -Added 9/12/2019 5:08:26 PM
Jacksonville Trip 9/7/2019
   -Added 9/12/2019 4:52:04 PM
USA: Railroad Whistle Signals ~ March 1945
   -Added 9/12/2019 12:48:22 PM
South Texas Sep 2019
   -Added 9/12/2019 11:29:49 AM
Berea, OH
   -Added 9/11/2019 10:27:28 PM
Updated Photo Albums
USA: Harrisburg "Hot Spot" ~ February 1945
   -Updated 9/16/2019 6:04:33 AM
   -Updated 9/16/2019 3:45:59 AM
Series SM42
   -Updated 9/16/2019 2:49:08 AM
Union Pacific railfanning
   -Updated 9/16/2019 1:46:05 AM
June 2019-December 2019
   -Updated 9/16/2019 1:34:44 AM
WB Intermodal Frt at Erie NV
   -Updated 9/16/2019 12:04:52 AM
Volunteering at the Western Railway Musuem
   -Updated 9/16/2019 12:03:29 AM
Pacific Locomotive Association/Golden Gate Railroad Museum
   -Updated 9/15/2019 11:08:33 PM
beerNut's 2006-2129 Locos
   -Updated 9/15/2019 11:07:42 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 9/15/2019 10:59:46 PM
2019 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 9/15/2019 9:24:43 PM
Locomotive Roster Photos 2019
   -Updated 9/15/2019 9:15:26 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 9/15/2019 8:55:57 PM
Ashley Rodriguez 2019 Locomotive Motive Power
   -Updated 9/15/2019 8:48:20 PM
from the slide box
   -Updated 9/15/2019 8:47:45 PM
AVR 2014-2019
   -Updated 9/15/2019 8:29:40 PM
CSX Tallahassee Sub: 1997-1998
   -Updated 9/15/2019 8:11:04 PM
NS Alabama Division AGS North District...July-Dec 2019
   -Updated 9/15/2019 8:04:31 PM
2019 Second day trip to Syracuse NY.
   -Updated 9/15/2019 7:23:35 PM
spring summer action river line
   -Updated 9/15/2019 7:14:37 PM
2019 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 9/15/2019 6:50:47 PM
Tobu Super Express Trains
   -Updated 9/15/2019 5:52:47 PM
Tsukuba Express (TX)
   -Updated 9/15/2019 5:44:51 PM
BNSF railfanning
   -Updated 9/15/2019 5:34:32 PM
JRF (Japan Rail Freight)
   -Updated 9/15/2019 5:32:29 PM
   -Updated 9/15/2019 5:19:40 PM
Norfolk Southern "Heritage" units
   -Updated 9/15/2019 4:59:54 PM
   -Updated 9/15/2019 4:23:01 PM
JonRailVideos 2019 Railroad Image Album #9 September 2019
   -Updated 9/15/2019 3:00:17 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 9/15/2019 2:05:19 PM
Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society
   -Updated 9/15/2019 1:43:09 PM
Berrien County, Michigan
   -Updated 9/15/2019 1:38:28 PM
Lost Railway Museum
   -Updated 9/15/2019 1:23:06 PM
Duluth and Cloquet, MN
   -Updated 9/15/2019 12:44:44 PM
Locos in W. Mass.
   -Updated 9/15/2019 11:58:00 AM

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