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: 4,957,344
Locomotives:  179,794
Rolling Stock:  1,139,674
Locations:  31,184
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Western New York and Pennsylvania
   -Added 7/5/2020 10:32:16 PM
Canadian Pacific 2020
   -Added 7/5/2020 10:06:40 PM
July 2020
   -Added 7/5/2020 10:06:10 PM
Union Pacific in the 30s, 40s, and 50s
   -Added 7/5/2020 9:11:29 PM
JonRailVideos 2020 Railroad Image Album #7 July 2020
   -Added 7/5/2020 6:45:25 PM
South Carolina
   -Added 7/5/2020 4:20:55 PM
North Carolina 2010
   -Added 7/5/2020 1:45:10 PM
Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum
   -Added 7/5/2020 1:14:15 PM
Indiana July 2020
   -Added 7/5/2020 11:27:46 AM
Ferromex on CSX's River Line
   -Added 7/5/2020 11:21:40 AM
GACX covered hoppers in CT
   -Added 7/5/2020 10:27:13 AM
   -Added 7/5/2020 9:48:05 AM
Up North 2019: North Shore Scenic Railway and Museum
   -Added 7/5/2020 9:41:50 AM
   -Added 7/5/2020 9:06:47 AM
Late May activity on the home town railroad
   -Added 7/5/2020 2:51:24 AM
2020-07-03 Heyworth Illinois
   -Added 7/4/2020 11:36:45 PM
2020-07-03 Emden Illinois
   -Added 7/4/2020 11:17:35 PM
2020-07-03 Hartsburg Illinois
   -Added 7/4/2020 11:03:42 PM
May 2020 rolling stock
   -Added 7/4/2020 9:26:30 PM
Canadian National
   -Added 7/4/2020 5:39:54 PM
Monon, IN 7-4-20
   -Added 7/4/2020 2:43:47 PM
Colorado Railroad Museum 2020
   -Added 7/4/2020 2:01:18 PM
Northshore Mining Company
   -Added 7/4/2020 10:57:52 AM
Western Great Lakes 2019
   -Added 7/4/2020 7:28:28 AM
USA: "Allegheny Portage Railroad" ~ 1833
   -Added 7/3/2020 8:50:45 PM
The last of June.
   -Added 7/3/2020 8:36:10 PM
Six Abandoned Septa Trolleys
   -Added 7/3/2020 8:17:48 PM
July so far.
   -Added 7/3/2020 7:40:45 PM
R&N F Unit Trip
   -Added 7/3/2020 6:49:15 PM
Material rodante EFOM
   -Added 7/3/2020 6:04:08 PM
Mix of freight and passenger around South Jersey.
   -Added 7/3/2020 5:53:14 PM
DM&CI (Des Moines & Central Iowa)
   -Added 7/3/2020 1:30:25 PM
Amtrak 2020
   -Added 7/3/2020 1:34:58 AM
Railfanning Bakersfield,CA
   -Added 7/2/2020 11:38:59 PM
RJ Corman Western Ohio Lines
   -Added 7/2/2020 10:35:00 PM
Updated Photo Albums
BNSF Railfanning
   -Updated 7/6/2020 3:26:13 AM
Late May activity on the home town railroad
   -Updated 7/6/2020 3:24:54 AM
Museum Equipment
   -Updated 7/6/2020 2:44:20 AM
Northeast WI, Spring 2020
   -Updated 7/6/2020 2:30:37 AM
   -Updated 7/6/2020 2:05:47 AM
Rocktober 2019
   -Updated 7/6/2020 1:41:54 AM
Union Pacific Railfanning
   -Updated 7/6/2020 12:50:44 AM
NS Chicago Line
   -Updated 7/6/2020 12:49:49 AM
Misc Illinois Photos: Album 2
   -Updated 7/6/2020 12:48:28 AM
Railfanning Wisconsin
   -Updated 7/6/2020 12:47:57 AM
Galesburg, IL
   -Updated 7/6/2020 12:47:07 AM
Franklin Park, IL
   -Updated 7/6/2020 12:44:54 AM
East Chicago, IN
   -Updated 7/6/2020 12:40:24 AM
Tagged Equipment/Rolling Stock
   -Updated 7/6/2020 12:13:44 AM
CSX @ W.Trenton
   -Updated 7/6/2020 12:03:00 AM
Penn Central on the NEC
   -Updated 7/5/2020 11:45:05 PM
Union Pacific railfanning
   -Updated 7/5/2020 11:41:56 PM
   -Updated 7/5/2020 11:23:54 PM
The GG1 Graveyard
   -Updated 7/5/2020 11:16:29 PM
   -Updated 7/5/2020 11:12:58 PM
May 2020 rolling stock
   -Updated 7/5/2020 11:04:46 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 7/5/2020 10:32:55 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 7/5/2020 10:24:05 PM
KCS on Rich Mountain and elsewhere
   -Updated 7/5/2020 10:11:25 PM
The rainbow days of Conrail
   -Updated 7/5/2020 9:51:20 PM
Steam on the Pennsy
   -Updated 7/5/2020 9:42:53 PM
Ashley Rodriguez Railroad Related Trailers
   -Updated 7/5/2020 9:40:52 PM
Railfanning on the Cajon Sub
   -Updated 7/5/2020 9:38:10 PM
Ashley Rodriguez ATSF property
   -Updated 7/5/2020 9:34:40 PM
   -Updated 7/5/2020 9:18:52 PM
Freight Cars-Rolling Stock & Intermodial Equipment
   -Updated 7/5/2020 9:11:05 PM
Sound Transit
   -Updated 7/5/2020 9:10:55 PM
   -Updated 7/5/2020 9:07:24 PM
CN - Flint Subdivision
   -Updated 7/5/2020 8:55:57 PM
2020 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 7/5/2020 8:53:25 PM

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