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: 4,358,074
Locomotives:  164,429
Rolling Stock:  1,018,645
Locations:  29,764
What's New?
New Photo Albums
URHS special move and working Boonton yard
   -Added 5/25/2017 8:29:47 PM
CP MoW Weed Spraying Train
   -Added 5/25/2017 5:03:19 PM
May 2017
   -Added 5/25/2017 5:02:08 PM
NS Harrisburg Division / Freight Line; 14R @ HA563.70 - Private Road gc; Otego, NY
   -Added 5/25/2017 3:47:28 PM
Battenkill Eagle Bridge Turn in snow
   -Added 5/25/2017 3:42:34 PM
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey LAST southbound combined train
   -Added 5/25/2017 2:59:51 PM
NS Harrisburg Division / Freight Line; 14R @ CP HA557; Pony Farm Road og; Oneonta, NY
   -Added 5/25/2017 12:24:39 PM
NS Harrisburg Division / Freight Line; 14R @ HA568.45 - Private Road gc; Unadilla, NY
   -Added 5/25/2017 12:22:18 PM
NS Harrisburg Division / Freight Line; 14R @ CP HA587 - Private Road gc; Afton, NY
   -Added 5/25/2017 12:18:59 PM
CN Local at Rondout
   -Added 5/25/2017 11:13:16 AM
Worldwide Locomotives
   -Added 5/25/2017 10:45:52 AM
Union Pacific's Cache Valley Local 2017
   -Added 5/25/2017 7:26:19 AM
Morristown, NJ
   -Added 5/24/2017 11:29:58 PM
Just arriving.
   -Added 5/24/2017 8:53:52 PM
Depots Illinois
   -Added 5/24/2017 5:15:45 PM
Rolling Stock COS
   -Added 5/24/2017 2:48:55 PM
   -Added 5/23/2017 10:28:51 PM
Export GE units for Angola arrive and depart Lynchburg, VA.
   -Added 5/23/2017 9:30:17 PM
Seashore Trolley Museum - interurban - Kennebunkport, ME
   -Added 5/23/2017 8:10:09 PM
Warwick Railway - 50 ton Atlas - Cranston, RI - 1975
   -Added 5/23/2017 7:31:43 PM
Ashland County Hwy 681
   -Added 5/23/2017 7:00:44 PM
Chicago & North Western Day at IRM
   -Added 5/23/2017 6:13:13 PM
Alcos and a bridge.
   -Added 5/23/2017 5:50:45 PM
Pre-work 05/17/2017
   -Added 5/23/2017 4:10:45 PM
Post-work 05/14/2017
   -Added 5/23/2017 4:07:14 PM
Pre-work 05/16/2017
   -Added 5/23/2017 3:25:29 PM
Railfanning Southeast Texas Spring and Summer 2008
   -Added 5/23/2017 3:13:56 PM
Perryville 5-23-17
   -Added 5/23/2017 3:06:35 PM
Pre-work 05/09/2017
   -Added 5/23/2017 2:29:10 PM
   -Added 5/23/2017 1:48:08 PM
   -Added 5/23/2017 1:05:44 PM
   -Added 5/23/2017 10:27:49 AM
Just a quick look.
   -Added 5/22/2017 11:26:54 PM
Zebra trio mixes west.
   -Added 5/22/2017 10:10:18 PM
March 2017 in the Upper Midwest
   -Added 5/22/2017 10:04:26 PM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 5/25/2017 9:40:02 PM
1st Quarter 2017 - CMP
   -Updated 5/25/2017 9:21:09 PM
Trains 20
   -Updated 5/25/2017 9:02:19 PM
Trains 2017
   -Updated 5/25/2017 8:59:00 PM
   -Updated 5/25/2017 8:31:43 PM
FEC motive power through the years
   -Updated 5/25/2017 8:11:28 PM
UP Motive Power
   -Updated 5/25/2017 7:50:40 PM
NS Motive Power
   -Updated 5/25/2017 7:49:03 PM
CP Motive Power
   -Updated 5/25/2017 7:48:28 PM
BNSF Motive Power
   -Updated 5/25/2017 7:47:32 PM
BN Frt Locos - EMD (Fs/GPs)
   -Updated 5/25/2017 7:34:26 PM
2017 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 5/25/2017 7:31:51 PM
Georgia Action
   -Updated 5/25/2017 6:40:04 PM
May 2017
   -Updated 5/25/2017 6:38:18 PM
2017 Some grain cars.
   -Updated 5/25/2017 6:28:09 PM
UP Locomotives
   -Updated 5/25/2017 5:59:55 PM
CP Locomotives
   -Updated 5/25/2017 5:57:52 PM
Other Locomotives
   -Updated 5/25/2017 5:56:28 PM
Railfanning on the BNSF Chillicothe Subdivision
   -Updated 5/25/2017 5:46:41 PM
   -Updated 5/25/2017 5:40:02 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 5/25/2017 5:37:12 PM
CN Leithton Subdivision
   -Updated 5/25/2017 5:36:25 PM
   -Updated 5/25/2017 5:34:28 PM
Rolling Stock & Intermodial Equipment
   -Updated 5/25/2017 5:29:49 PM
   -Updated 5/25/2017 5:08:06 PM
~ Extra Board ~
   -Updated 5/25/2017 4:41:27 PM
SP/UP/AMTK in Salem, OR
   -Updated 5/25/2017 4:39:59 PM
UP Salem to Albany
   -Updated 5/25/2017 4:39:11 PM
Portland to Biggs
   -Updated 5/25/2017 4:13:48 PM
Vancouver to Avery
   -Updated 5/25/2017 4:12:03 PM
Trains in the USA
   -Updated 5/25/2017 2:22:17 PM
CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 5/25/2017 2:06:09 PM
Jesup Georgia April, 2017
   -Updated 5/25/2017 2:01:40 PM
TADs SEPTA and prior
   -Updated 5/25/2017 1:54:59 PM
TAD's 2017 CSX
   -Updated 5/25/2017 1:54:33 PM

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