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: 3,766,939
Locomotives:  149,539
Rolling Stock:  888,137
Locations:  28,371
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Southeast Texas Railfanning
   -Added 1/27/2015 8:23:04 AM
Frisco 4-8-4 #4502, "The Meteor"
   -Added 1/27/2015 7:18:37 AM
SCL U33B #1723
   -Added 1/27/2015 6:58:32 AM
Reading Camelback #560
   -Added 1/27/2015 6:44:44 AM
PRR E44 #4403
   -Added 1/27/2015 6:18:22 AM
PRR Doodlebug #4663
   -Added 1/27/2015 5:55:42 AM
New Haven Early Electrics
   -Added 1/27/2015 5:42:59 AM
Conrail in Syracuse
   -Added 1/27/2015 3:07:22 AM
Along the Rails of Nebraska: January 2015
   -Added 1/27/2015 2:35:27 AM
BNSF Lowell...21st Century
   -Added 1/27/2015 12:35:51 AM
Train Photos 2015
   -Added 1/27/2015 12:30:09 AM
BNSF 2015
   -Added 1/26/2015 10:27:52 PM
Jan. 2015 in the Upper Midwest - Pt. 1
   -Added 1/26/2015 9:29:25 PM
January 1994
   -Added 1/26/2015 9:27:16 PM
Vinita,Afton and Fairland OK
   -Added 1/26/2015 9:02:43 PM
Moreland Ga.
   -Added 1/26/2015 7:10:33 PM
   -Added 1/26/2015 6:58:39 PM
Two NS Dash-9's with four tankers
   -Added 1/26/2015 6:29:15 PM
   -Added 1/26/2015 5:21:55 PM
Rolling stock
   -Added 1/26/2015 4:58:04 PM
URHS Transportation Heritage Festival - September 21, 2014
   -Added 1/26/2015 3:35:36 PM
   -Added 1/26/2015 1:02:31 PM
Railfanning on the way to visit my Girlfriend
   -Added 1/26/2015 12:34:56 PM
Florida Trip
   -Added 1/26/2015 11:55:06 AM
Railfaning in Jacksonville
   -Added 1/26/2015 11:34:09 AM
U. S. Sugar
   -Added 1/26/2015 10:09:02 AM
Missouri Pacific Mikado #1565
   -Added 1/26/2015 9:33:34 AM
CS SD9 #831
   -Added 1/26/2015 9:09:53 AM
CO 4-8-4 614T Experimental Locomotive
   -Added 1/26/2015 8:50:09 AM
MILW 2-8-2 #312
   -Added 1/26/2015 8:28:44 AM
A Winter's Night.
   -Added 1/26/2015 8:24:39 AM
Lehigh Valley 2-10-2 #4045
   -Added 1/26/2015 7:58:01 AM
NW 2-6-6-2 #1461
   -Added 1/26/2015 4:48:40 AM
Hattiesburg, MS Trip 1-25-2015
   -Added 1/25/2015 11:05:59 PM
East at Amherst.
   -Added 1/25/2015 11:00:50 PM
Updated Photo Albums
DMM equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/27/2015 8:47:44 AM
CGTX equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/27/2015 8:45:59 AM
CEFX equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/27/2015 8:43:06 AM
AZER equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/27/2015 8:41:13 AM
ATW equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/27/2015 8:39:23 AM
Miscellaneous Conrail shots
   -Updated 1/27/2015 6:39:33 AM
Miscellaneous Michigan shots
   -Updated 1/27/2015 6:36:16 AM
Intermodal Equipment
   -Updated 1/27/2015 3:11:12 AM
Canadian Pacific-D&H
   -Updated 1/27/2015 2:59:22 AM
NS/NW/SOU/ITC Freight Cars
   -Updated 1/27/2015 2:53:06 AM
CP on the Southern Tier
   -Updated 1/27/2015 2:45:41 AM
Freight Cars 2013
   -Updated 1/27/2015 2:41:53 AM
Conrail in the Southern Tier
   -Updated 1/27/2015 2:25:20 AM
   -Updated 1/27/2015 2:20:02 AM
NS'S Alabama Division AGS South District
   -Updated 1/27/2015 2:18:32 AM
KCS'S Transcontinental Division Meridian Sub
   -Updated 1/27/2015 2:10:52 AM
BNSF Airslides and covered hoppers in Buffer Service
   -Updated 1/27/2015 1:35:36 AM
Freight Cars 2014
   -Updated 1/27/2015 1:34:52 AM
CaliforniaRailfan101's Best of Emeryville, CA
   -Updated 1/27/2015 12:50:08 AM
January 2015
   -Updated 1/27/2015 12:02:47 AM
Altoona / Cresson / Cassandra / misc NY/PA
   -Updated 1/26/2015 11:39:29 PM
Misc locomotives
   -Updated 1/26/2015 11:35:56 PM
Canadian Pacific
   -Updated 1/26/2015 11:30:23 PM
CSX Freight Cars
   -Updated 1/26/2015 11:29:36 PM
Tank Cars
   -Updated 1/26/2015 11:24:15 PM
NS East End District
   -Updated 1/26/2015 10:41:29 PM
Trains In the Snow
   -Updated 1/26/2015 10:32:29 PM
Thankfuls - Diesel
   -Updated 1/26/2015 10:30:01 PM
Misc. Pics by Lester Luallin
   -Updated 1/26/2015 10:21:22 PM
   -Updated 1/26/2015 10:19:31 PM
Thankfuls - Steam
   -Updated 1/26/2015 10:17:45 PM
BNSF Scenic Sub Everett Jct-Howarth Park
   -Updated 1/26/2015 8:59:52 PM
CSX - Toledo Terminal Subdivision
   -Updated 1/26/2015 8:52:56 PM
October 1993
   -Updated 1/26/2015 8:39:29 PM
CSX - Detroit Subdivision
   -Updated 1/26/2015 8:38:37 PM

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