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: 4,379,780
Locomotives:  164,848
Rolling Stock:  1,023,615
Locations:  29,801
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Auto racks and slab cars.
   -Added 6/22/2017 6:59:57 AM
Early april action
   -Added 6/22/2017 6:36:32 AM
   -Added 6/22/2017 12:02:07 AM
Solo act.
   -Added 6/21/2017 7:50:22 PM
Two-Way Pair
   -Added 6/21/2017 5:56:00 PM
Bob Jordan ~ Amtrak
   -Added 6/21/2017 5:26:14 PM
Between assignments at Pitcairn, PA in October, 1977.
   -Added 6/21/2017 4:43:26 PM
   -Added 6/21/2017 1:04:38 PM
Frigid December days at Selkirk
   -Added 6/21/2017 8:25:50 AM
CSX X804-20 Storage Move
   -Added 6/20/2017 9:25:07 PM
Maine Central - Waterville to Bangor
   -Added 6/20/2017 8:02:50 PM
Railfanning pictures in Cheyenne, Wyoming
   -Added 6/20/2017 7:31:04 PM
Happy 100 Birthday, #60
   -Added 6/20/2017 7:27:08 PM
   -Added 6/20/2017 6:38:54 PM
Five 40s, each one different.
   -Added 6/20/2017 5:22:03 PM
   -Added 6/20/2017 12:46:03 PM
KCS Coal Empty in Norman, OK BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 6/20/2017 12:29:03 PM
   -Added 6/20/2017 9:33:08 AM
Mega Mixer.
   -Added 6/20/2017 7:46:42 AM
Waiting at Palmetto, GA
   -Added 6/20/2017 6:45:06 AM
A busy Sunday morning in Peachtree City
   -Added 6/20/2017 5:41:43 AM
Cylindrical Hoppers
   -Added 6/19/2017 11:42:48 PM
Philadelphia, Marlton & Medford ROW remnants.
   -Added 6/19/2017 10:43:38 PM
Montana Rail Link Missoula Montana, Spokane, Wa, Sprague, Wa as I catch BNSF 3738 heading west as A
   -Added 6/19/2017 10:29:00 PM
St. Louis Museum of Transportation
   -Added 6/19/2017 9:05:58 PM
Nickel Plate #765 in Chicago
   -Added 6/19/2017 6:48:42 PM
Wells Fargo Rail - WFRX (ex. SRY Rail Link Boxcars)
   -Added 6/19/2017 6:39:09 PM
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
   -Added 6/19/2017 5:50:28 PM
NS Bernadotte Line, New Orleans
   -Added 6/19/2017 5:10:20 PM
Southeastern Kansas
   -Added 6/19/2017 4:48:25 PM
Delmarva Central RR
   -Added 6/19/2017 3:25:22 PM
You Don't Know What You Can Find Sitting In A Rail Yard
   -Added 6/19/2017 10:00:44 AM
Stack train meet, and CSX AC44CW low number operations.
   -Added 6/19/2017 6:58:20 AM
Eastbound racks.
   -Added 6/19/2017 6:40:48 AM
   -Added 6/19/2017 12:59:28 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Norfolk Southern from 2009
   -Updated 6/22/2017 2:25:19 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 6/22/2017 2:24:20 PM
CSX In Connelllsville Area 2017 Set
   -Updated 6/22/2017 2:19:35 PM
June 2017
   -Updated 6/22/2017 2:10:33 PM
Boxcar and Reefer Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 6/22/2017 1:54:07 PM
   -Updated 6/22/2017 12:53:09 PM
Some Misc. roster shots
   -Updated 6/22/2017 12:52:25 PM
Illinois Central Gulf
   -Updated 6/22/2017 12:37:01 PM
   -Updated 6/22/2017 11:12:27 AM
   -Updated 6/22/2017 10:54:49 AM
   -Updated 6/22/2017 10:48:13 AM
2017 Clinton, IA area
   -Updated 6/22/2017 10:27:18 AM
Phreight Photos
   -Updated 6/22/2017 10:13:00 AM
CSX Keystone Sub
   -Updated 6/22/2017 9:47:53 AM
2017 Train Photographs
   -Updated 6/22/2017 8:48:52 AM
Paducah & Louisville
   -Updated 6/22/2017 7:45:20 AM
2017: CSX’s Fairburn sorting yard no longer all EMD
   -Updated 6/22/2017 7:30:59 AM
2017: EMD GP40-2’s handle the Union City, GA locals.
   -Updated 6/22/2017 6:50:39 AM
MAY 2017
   -Updated 6/22/2017 1:42:37 AM
   -Updated 6/21/2017 11:56:09 PM
   -Updated 6/21/2017 11:11:07 PM
Misc - Ohio
   -Updated 6/21/2017 10:26:16 PM
TAD's 2017 CSX
   -Updated 6/21/2017 9:37:18 PM
Pan Am pictures
   -Updated 6/21/2017 9:16:49 PM
NJ Transit 2017
   -Updated 6/21/2017 9:05:50 PM
Meridian and surrounding, night & day: June 2017
   -Updated 6/21/2017 9:05:40 PM
   -Updated 6/21/2017 8:44:30 PM
Amtrak 2017
   -Updated 6/21/2017 8:39:22 PM
BNSF Across Springfield And Turners, Missouri
   -Updated 6/21/2017 8:18:04 PM
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway
   -Updated 6/21/2017 8:09:04 PM
CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 6/21/2017 7:32:12 PM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 6/21/2017 7:21:26 PM
Action at Guadalupe 5-26-17
   -Updated 6/21/2017 6:55:02 PM
South Texas June 2017
   -Updated 6/21/2017 6:30:20 PM
Lansing Area Railfanning
   -Updated 6/21/2017 5:27:27 PM

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