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: 4,293,951
Locomotives:  162,808
Rolling Stock:  1,006,143
Locations:  29,646
What's New?
New Photo Albums
WAMX SW1200 #1213 - Kansas City, KS
   -Added 2/21/2017 6:37:28 AM
DJTX Gondolas - Kansas City, KS
   -Added 2/21/2017 5:52:27 AM
Rolling Stock
   -Added 2/20/2017 11:18:22 PM
   -Added 2/20/2017 11:17:00 PM
Railfanning Virginia 2017
   -Added 2/20/2017 10:29:50 PM
Trains 13
   -Added 2/20/2017 10:06:35 PM
The Vermonter in Vermont
   -Added 2/20/2017 9:47:54 PM
Didn't know how sick I would be in just a few hours.
   -Added 2/20/2017 9:34:01 PM
A Day Out At Marion Ohio 2017
   -Added 2/20/2017 9:12:22 PM
CN U70261 Bessemer Subdivision
   -Added 2/20/2017 3:41:41 PM
BNSF Heritage hoppers
   -Added 2/20/2017 3:31:45 PM
Wisconsin Miscellany
   -Added 2/20/2017 3:27:51 PM
Syracuse, NY 2007-2009
   -Added 2/20/2017 2:17:10 PM
Chicago & North Western Diesels, Album #2 1586-4166
   -Added 2/20/2017 1:43:40 PM
Cincinnati Northern - bridge - St. Henry, OH - location new to RRPA
   -Added 2/20/2017 12:03:21 PM
Cincinnati Northern - cross buck - Celina, OH
   -Added 2/20/2017 11:47:17 AM
Cincinnati Northern - former right of way- Rockford, OH
   -Added 2/20/2017 11:37:39 AM
Freight Cars in the Mid-Atlantic states 2017
   -Added 2/20/2017 11:17:29 AM
Cincinnati Northern - bridge remnants - Rockford, OH - location new to RRPA
   -Added 2/20/2017 11:00:43 AM
DJJX Gondolas - Kansas City, KS
   -Added 2/20/2017 9:14:27 AM
Yard Power - BNSF Galesburg Yard
   -Added 2/20/2017 6:31:57 AM
Galesburg BNSF Yard - Sept, 2015
   -Added 2/20/2017 6:07:14 AM
Tennille, GA | SAN and NS
   -Added 2/20/2017 12:17:52 AM
Abandoned Shore Fast Line
   -Added 2/19/2017 10:53:28 PM
MOW - Richmond BC 2017-02-19
   -Added 2/19/2017 10:35:12 PM
Trains on Sunday 2-19-17
   -Added 2/19/2017 9:30:09 PM
Switching River Valley Paper.
   -Added 2/19/2017 7:21:32 PM
Odds and Ends on 2-18-17
   -Added 2/19/2017 6:44:28 PM
In the Face of BNSF 1725
   -Added 2/19/2017 5:22:52 PM
Batavia NY 2-19-17
   -Added 2/19/2017 5:16:32 PM
02/19/17: Joliet, IL (Tower Restoration Under Way)
   -Added 2/19/2017 2:59:49 PM
Northeast Corridor Line 2017
   -Added 2/19/2017 2:51:22 PM
Transfer duties.
   -Added 2/19/2017 12:37:53 PM
Strasburg & Amtrak
   -Added 2/19/2017 7:39:11 AM
   -Added 2/18/2017 11:11:50 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Starting 2017 with NYS&W action
   -Updated 2/21/2017 6:54:26 AM
Maryland and Delaware
   -Updated 2/21/2017 2:52:03 AM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 2/21/2017 2:12:57 AM
Elsewhere in California
   -Updated 2/21/2017 2:11:40 AM
Trains In West Virgina
   -Updated 2/21/2017 2:07:31 AM
Gondola Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 2/21/2017 12:22:45 AM
CSX In Connelllsville Area 2017 Set
   -Updated 2/20/2017 11:39:54 PM
1996 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 2/20/2017 11:36:48 PM
Folkston, GA
   -Updated 2/20/2017 11:20:42 PM
Autorack Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 2/20/2017 11:09:11 PM
Waycross, GA
   -Updated 2/20/2017 10:41:04 PM
VRS - Vermont Railway
   -Updated 2/20/2017 10:18:48 PM
New England Central Railroad in Vermont
   -Updated 2/20/2017 10:07:04 PM
Trains 12
   -Updated 2/20/2017 10:04:48 PM
Claremont Concord Railroad
   -Updated 2/20/2017 10:02:51 PM
Pan Am Railways - Connecticut River Line
   -Updated 2/20/2017 10:01:06 PM
BNSF Motive Power
   -Updated 2/20/2017 9:40:04 PM
Washington County Railroad
   -Updated 2/20/2017 9:30:43 PM
A little Amtrak & Coaster action (San Diego Ca).
   -Updated 2/20/2017 9:29:17 PM
Restored, Fallen flags & Museum Locomotives
   -Updated 2/20/2017 9:26:27 PM
Industrial motive power
   -Updated 2/20/2017 9:25:25 PM
February 2017
   -Updated 2/20/2017 9:05:05 PM
Jackson Mississippi
   -Updated 2/20/2017 9:03:31 PM
   -Updated 2/20/2017 8:47:10 PM
NS Alabama Division AGS North District...Jan-June 2017
   -Updated 2/20/2017 8:41:05 PM
North Texas Railroads 1965 - 1968
   -Updated 2/20/2017 8:14:09 PM
mtl&regions trains photos
   -Updated 2/20/2017 8:10:38 PM
Loads & Loads of coal - and a few MTs
   -Updated 2/20/2017 8:05:52 PM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 2/20/2017 8:00:28 PM
TADs NS 2017
   -Updated 2/20/2017 8:00:16 PM
CaliforniaRailfan101's Best of Emeryville, CA
   -Updated 2/20/2017 7:56:15 PM
My Photos
   -Updated 2/20/2017 7:01:50 PM
   -Updated 2/20/2017 6:40:28 PM
   -Updated 2/20/2017 6:09:52 PM
Work photos
   -Updated 2/20/2017 6:00:09 PM

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