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: 5,022,071
Locomotives:  181,684
Rolling Stock:  1,159,998
Locations:  31,386
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Independent Locomotive Servicing
   -Added 10/26/2020 9:53:46 PM
Other Railroads
   -Added 10/26/2020 9:41:15 PM
The EL Painted ALP45DP Unit on NJT Mtc-Btn Line Shuttles
   -Added 10/26/2020 9:27:30 PM
CiT Group/Captial Finance, Inc
   -Added 10/26/2020 9:21:43 PM
Rail-Fanning 2020 Vol. 9
   -Added 10/26/2020 5:25:42 PM
Railroad operations around Manhattan
   -Added 10/26/2020 4:06:56 PM
Dakota & Iowa Railroad
   -Added 10/26/2020 2:51:35 PM
Eastbound Signal Advance Apporach and NS Train H-76
   -Added 10/26/2020 2:26:33 PM
BNSF 98038 - Brandt / Freightliner R4 moving two ballast hoppers
   -Added 10/26/2020 2:15:53 PM
BNSF 187 [EMD GP60] Bluebonnet @ MP157.75 - Normangee, TX
   -Added 10/26/2020 1:54:05 PM
BNSF 9778 - SD70MAC Exec unit on the Teague local @ MP185.23 - FM3501gc; Newby, TX
   -Added 10/26/2020 1:49:17 PM
NYSW Special Move 10/2020
   -Added 10/26/2020 1:03:57 PM
Waterloo Railway Company (Illinois Central)
   -Added 10/26/2020 12:37:33 PM
Graffiti on Wheels
   -Added 10/26/2020 11:47:58 AM
PRR 4-4-4-4 #5542 "Duplex Drive"
   -Added 10/26/2020 9:36:19 AM
San Diego MTS LRV's
   -Added 10/26/2020 8:50:49 AM
   -Added 10/26/2020 7:52:32 AM
Farewell to the Dundee Spur Train
   -Added 10/25/2020 10:47:47 PM
Summer 2014.
   -Added 10/25/2020 9:28:30 PM
Politicking around the Midwest
   -Added 10/25/2020 8:48:13 PM
CNS&M 1963 at Highwood Shops
   -Added 10/25/2020 8:13:26 PM
The elusive #1
   -Added 10/25/2020 7:43:56 PM
EB Manifest Frt at Erie NV W/ Pusher
   -Added 10/25/2020 5:18:49 PM
PRR: Rose ~> Trenton Action ~ 1947-1967
   -Added 10/25/2020 4:56:05 PM
CB&Q 5632 Fan Trip to Dubuque, Iowa 4/28/1963
   -Added 10/25/2020 2:10:53 PM
   -Added 10/25/2020 1:52:54 PM
Meridian & Bigbee Box Cars
   -Added 10/25/2020 12:33:42 PM
Dover 10/24/2020
   -Added 10/25/2020 12:09:23 PM
CRI&P at Ottawa, IL in 1963
   -Added 10/25/2020 11:39:49 AM
CB&Q 4960 Fan Trip to Ottawa 7/11/1963
   -Added 10/25/2020 10:54:01 AM
A Pair of MTA EMU's
   -Added 10/25/2020 8:33:08 AM
A Pair of MP 4-6-2 Pscifics
   -Added 10/25/2020 7:37:09 AM
CB&Q 4960 Fan Trip to Streator 7/4/1963
   -Added 10/25/2020 1:29:18 AM
PRR steam display train at Millersburg PA 9/10/1957
   -Added 10/24/2020 8:15:19 PM
Buena Bark MEGAMIX (4)
   -Added 10/24/2020 8:05:02 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Norfolk Southern from 2020-9
   -Updated 10/26/2020 10:57:09 PM
Politicking around the Midwest
   -Updated 10/26/2020 10:57:01 PM
Leased Power
   -Updated 10/26/2020 10:46:48 PM
2016-2019 Virginia photos
   -Updated 10/26/2020 10:43:39 PM
Rolling stock
   -Updated 10/26/2020 10:43:09 PM
Boxcar and Reefer Roster Shots
   -Updated 10/26/2020 10:38:08 PM
BNSF rolling stock
   -Updated 10/26/2020 10:33:03 PM
Franklin Park, IL
   -Updated 10/26/2020 10:26:22 PM
St. Louis, MO
   -Updated 10/26/2020 10:26:07 PM
Industrials Kansas
   -Updated 10/26/2020 10:25:11 PM
   -Updated 10/26/2020 10:21:53 PM
Interesting Graffiti
   -Updated 10/26/2020 10:18:51 PM
Railcar Loads
   -Updated 10/26/2020 10:13:08 PM
CN Wisconsin and beyond
   -Updated 10/26/2020 10:10:27 PM
New Hope & Ivyland Fall Foliage trains
   -Updated 10/26/2020 9:38:07 PM
Depots Kansas
   -Updated 10/26/2020 9:35:42 PM
The Ultimate Buena Park Railfanning-4
   -Updated 10/26/2020 9:25:36 PM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 10/26/2020 9:24:19 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 10/26/2020 9:20:34 PM
TADs NS 2020
   -Updated 10/26/2020 9:13:17 PM
Southern Pacific UP Patches
   -Updated 10/26/2020 9:11:54 PM
2020 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 10/26/2020 8:36:24 PM
Open Hopper Roster Shots
   -Updated 10/26/2020 8:35:46 PM
Union Pacific
   -Updated 10/26/2020 8:32:13 PM
CP Rail
   -Updated 10/26/2020 8:19:04 PM
Erie railroad steam
   -Updated 10/26/2020 8:18:14 PM
Signals and signage
   -Updated 10/26/2020 8:16:54 PM
PRR in Philly
   -Updated 10/26/2020 8:13:32 PM
   -Updated 10/26/2020 8:12:19 PM
Coop Hoppers #4
   -Updated 10/26/2020 7:36:19 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 10/26/2020 7:29:11 PM
Stacks & Frieght Cars
   -Updated 10/26/2020 7:28:42 PM
NS Frieght Cars #2
   -Updated 10/26/2020 7:21:36 PM
CN Owned Frieght Cars
   -Updated 10/26/2020 7:18:12 PM
   -Updated 10/26/2020 7:12:58 PM

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