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: 5,040,369
Locomotives:  182,212
Rolling Stock:  1,167,192
Locations:  31,435
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Melrose Park, IL
   -Added 12/3/2020 9:23:12 PM
November 2020 rolling stock
   -Added 12/3/2020 9:17:11 PM
December 2020 locomotives
   -Added 12/3/2020 7:17:42 PM
Misc Vehicular Flats - Griffith, IN
   -Added 12/3/2020 5:57:09 PM
   -Added 12/3/2020 1:38:27 PM
BCOL & CN Locos - Griffith, IN
   -Added 12/3/2020 11:14:34 AM
SWISS Regional trains
   -Added 12/3/2020 9:13:09 AM
CN 7 Unit Lashup - Griffith, IN
   -Added 12/3/2020 8:05:15 AM
Misc Cars - Griffith, IN
   -Added 12/3/2020 7:30:54 AM
Pittsburgh 12-2020
   -Added 12/2/2020 9:22:53 PM
Union Pacific
   -Added 12/2/2020 9:16:38 PM
Stonefort, IL
   -Added 12/2/2020 9:00:39 PM
The Kringle Santa Train on the Morristown & Erie RR
   -Added 12/2/2020 8:38:09 PM
Rail-Fanning 2020 Vol. 11
   -Added 12/2/2020 6:05:32 PM
Misc Tank Cars - Tuscola, IL
   -Added 12/2/2020 4:33:11 PM
My Grandpa's
   -Added 12/2/2020 3:35:03 PM
Ohio trains and railroad stuff
   -Added 12/2/2020 11:42:17 AM
OCPX Tankers - Tuscola, IL
   -Added 12/2/2020 11:17:44 AM
Misc Covered Hoppers - Tuscola, IL
   -Added 12/2/2020 10:54:41 AM
Burlington Junction Rwy GP16's
   -Added 12/2/2020 10:19:47 AM
Chillicothe, IL and CN Geo car on IAIS 11-28-20
   -Added 12/2/2020 9:54:42 AM
Hoppers at Quincy, IL
   -Added 12/2/2020 6:56:49 AM
NS Welded Rail Work Train
   -Added 12/2/2020 5:57:41 AM
San Luis & Rio Grande/ Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
   -Added 12/2/2020 12:20:24 AM
Northlake, IL
   -Added 12/1/2020 10:20:41 PM
Medina Ohio
   -Added 12/1/2020 10:09:26 PM
4060 leads CL2 southbound to Cortland
   -Added 12/1/2020 9:22:01 PM
   -Added 12/1/2020 3:40:07 PM
Fall train action 2020 river line part 2
   -Added 12/1/2020 9:55:46 AM
Storage Lines - Granite City, IL
   -Added 12/1/2020 7:27:57 AM
California Western RR 2005
   -Added 11/30/2020 11:11:37 PM
Central New England
   -Added 11/30/2020 5:38:39 PM
Lester Ohio
   -Added 11/30/2020 4:33:56 PM
Amtrak Lincoln Service w/Cimarron River
   -Added 11/30/2020 4:24:03 PM
Canadian National Anniversaries on CSX Riverline
   -Added 11/30/2020 10:03:44 AM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 12/4/2020 1:01:28 PM
Northern Indaina
   -Updated 12/4/2020 12:54:06 PM
NS Cement Secondary
   -Updated 12/4/2020 10:08:38 AM
CSX Quality in Motion??
   -Updated 12/4/2020 9:41:12 AM
The Ultimate Los Angeles Area Railfanning!
   -Updated 12/4/2020 9:30:18 AM
Providence & Worcester Railroad
   -Updated 12/4/2020 8:15:01 AM
TADs New Hope Railroad
   -Updated 12/4/2020 12:49:25 AM
TADs NS 2020
   -Updated 12/4/2020 12:27:28 AM
Railfanning part 2 of 2020,
   -Updated 12/3/2020 11:01:53 PM
The Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
   -Updated 12/3/2020 10:36:48 PM
1989 scans - CMP
   -Updated 12/3/2020 10:12:23 PM
Canadian Rails
   -Updated 12/3/2020 10:08:50 PM
Rail-Fanning 2020 Vol. 11
   -Updated 12/3/2020 10:04:42 PM
Burlington Northern in the 1970s
   -Updated 12/3/2020 9:44:06 PM
NS 2020
   -Updated 12/3/2020 9:43:04 PM
BNSF in Emporia (11-30-2019)
   -Updated 12/3/2020 9:33:37 PM
2020 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 12/3/2020 9:33:25 PM
Pan Am Railways - Greenfield to Mechanicville
   -Updated 12/3/2020 9:27:01 PM
Glenview, IL
   -Updated 12/3/2020 9:18:17 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 12/3/2020 9:12:22 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 12/3/2020 9:12:10 PM
Random passenger
   -Updated 12/3/2020 9:09:47 PM
Des Plaines, IL
   -Updated 12/3/2020 9:07:43 PM
Oregon shortlines
   -Updated 12/3/2020 9:03:25 PM
Elk Grove, IL
   -Updated 12/3/2020 9:02:13 PM
Bedford Park, IL
   -Updated 12/3/2020 8:56:26 PM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 12/3/2020 8:50:53 PM
FEC/CSX/Amtrak/TriRail in South Florida
   -Updated 12/3/2020 8:04:13 PM
2020 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 12/3/2020 7:55:51 PM
Pan Am Railways - Royalston to Greenfield
   -Updated 12/3/2020 7:15:39 PM
BNSF Staples Subdivision III
   -Updated 12/3/2020 7:09:56 PM
TADs East Penn lines
   -Updated 12/3/2020 6:33:50 PM
TADs stations
   -Updated 12/3/2020 6:31:16 PM
TADs CSX 2020
   -Updated 12/3/2020 6:28:34 PM
1991 scans - CMP
   -Updated 12/3/2020 6:20:05 PM

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