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: 4,398,627
Locomotives:  165,163
Rolling Stock:  1,029,335
Locations:  29,851
What's New?
New Photo Albums
NS research train 33/34 and other trains, Amtrak and NS.
   -Added 7/24/2017 3:54:08 PM
Some summer cleaning
   -Added 7/24/2017 3:57:07 AM
Railfanning in Central Florida - July 2017
   -Added 7/24/2017 12:35:22 AM
   -Added 7/23/2017 10:33:11 PM
An 8.5 leader.
   -Added 7/23/2017 10:19:48 PM
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St Louis Area
   -Added 7/23/2017 3:46:24 PM
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NYNJR - Bay Ridge Depature
   -Added 7/23/2017 12:32:16 PM
Northbound mixed freight at the CSX overpass
   -Added 7/23/2017 7:49:23 AM
4 pack mixology.
   -Added 7/23/2017 7:48:07 AM
Series 36WE
   -Added 7/23/2017 5:22:36 AM
Buckingham Branch RR
   -Added 7/22/2017 11:43:23 PM
Independence Day 2017! Timothy Holliday. Vol 2.
   -Added 7/22/2017 10:05:44 PM
NS 1067 & 8104 within minutes of one another.
   -Added 7/22/2017 7:36:07 PM
Erie Lackawanna ex-RPO at Warren,Ohio
   -Added 7/22/2017 3:29:41 PM
Santa Fe F units at Somerville,Tx
   -Added 7/22/2017 2:54:14 PM
Peoria sub June 2017
   -Added 7/22/2017 1:39:54 PM
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Moore, Norman BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 7/22/2017 12:25:11 AM
EFCX Cylindrical Grain Hoppers
   -Added 7/21/2017 10:54:44 PM
Chattanooga TN.
   -Added 7/21/2017 9:25:16 PM
Berea Ohio for a bit.
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BNSF rolling stock
   -Added 7/21/2017 3:42:12 PM
Trains in Memphis TN - July 2017
   -Added 7/21/2017 2:45:09 PM
Staples Mill Road Station
   -Added 7/21/2017 12:14:35 PM
W&LE and CSX
   -Added 7/20/2017 10:58:37 PM
CSX in Duval County
   -Added 7/20/2017 10:44:31 PM
A Trio For Fred
   -Added 7/20/2017 10:40:28 PM
Wrong track racks.
   -Added 7/20/2017 10:24:28 PM
From the Top of Manhattan to the Bottom of Queens
   -Added 7/20/2017 9:16:18 PM
NP/BNSF E Washington
   -Added 7/20/2017 8:57:06 PM
June 2017 in the Upper Midwest
   -Added 7/20/2017 8:25:48 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Old Slides/Photos ~ Thomas G. Acheson
   -Updated 7/24/2017 4:22:32 PM
Lake Superior Railroad Museum
   -Updated 7/24/2017 4:17:43 PM
Carl F. Nelson Photos
   -Updated 7/24/2017 4:07:31 PM
Old Slides ~ 1960s
   -Updated 7/24/2017 4:06:27 PM
Bob Jordan ~ Other
   -Updated 7/24/2017 4:04:13 PM
Old Slides ~ 1970s
   -Updated 7/24/2017 4:00:59 PM
South Texas July 2017
   -Updated 7/24/2017 3:59:49 PM
What you can see in Lima Ohiio
   -Updated 7/24/2017 3:38:46 PM
Minnesota Transportation Museum
   -Updated 7/24/2017 3:35:09 PM
   -Updated 7/24/2017 3:22:27 PM
Shipping Containers
   -Updated 7/24/2017 2:48:57 PM
Burlington Northern Railroad E9's
   -Updated 7/24/2017 2:03:57 PM
Ringling Brothers Circus Train Moves
   -Updated 7/24/2017 1:26:43 PM
CP Chicago & Milwalkee Sub highlights
   -Updated 7/24/2017 1:21:35 PM
Moore, Norman BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Updated 7/24/2017 12:22:26 PM
Interesting Rolling Stock in New England: COVERED HOPPERS
   -Updated 7/24/2017 12:17:10 PM
   -Updated 7/24/2017 12:10:15 PM
BN Frt Locos - EMD (SDs/F45)
   -Updated 7/24/2017 11:53:20 AM
Burlington Northern Railroad
   -Updated 7/24/2017 11:21:08 AM
My Wanderings
   -Updated 7/24/2017 11:07:27 AM
MBTA Photos
   -Updated 7/24/2017 10:40:22 AM
TP&W July 2017 - September 2017
   -Updated 7/24/2017 9:19:17 AM
2017 Train Photographs
   -Updated 7/24/2017 7:23:09 AM
Amtrak in Ashland
   -Updated 7/24/2017 7:09:06 AM
   -Updated 7/24/2017 7:08:08 AM
Doswell Yard
   -Updated 7/24/2017 7:06:13 AM
Buckingham Branch RR
   -Updated 7/24/2017 7:05:38 AM
Chicagoland 1989-1990
   -Updated 7/24/2017 6:51:49 AM
Canadian Pacific-D&H
   -Updated 7/24/2017 5:59:34 AM
Amtrak GG1's and CR operations at Harrisburg in June, 1977
   -Updated 7/24/2017 5:52:35 AM
CP Binghamton south
   -Updated 7/24/2017 5:21:09 AM
From the N&W Bellevue Yard Tower - December 31, 1967
   -Updated 7/24/2017 5:09:04 AM
Staples Sub
   -Updated 7/24/2017 4:32:57 AM
   -Updated 7/24/2017 4:14:24 AM
IRM 2017
   -Updated 7/24/2017 3:39:21 AM

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