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: 4,841,727
Locomotives:  176,151
Rolling Stock:  1,114,800
Locations:  30,901
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Oct. 2019 in the Upper Midwest
   -Added 12/5/2019 9:20:50 PM
Ontario Trains - Niagara Region - September 2019 - Part 1
   -Added 12/5/2019 5:30:42 PM
PRR: Mine-To-Market Unit Train ~ July 1964
   -Added 12/5/2019 9:32:59 AM
09/13/2019 - The Great Trek Across CN, Part XII
   -Added 12/5/2019 1:07:44 AM
Aiken Railway 11/13/18
   -Added 12/4/2019 10:12:09 PM
Around Marias Pass
   -Added 12/4/2019 7:50:30 PM
Rail Trip 2019 Part II
   -Added 12/4/2019 6:54:14 PM
Railfanning Martinez
   -Added 12/4/2019 3:28:22 PM
UP 1996 chase and other stuff....
   -Added 12/4/2019 3:13:37 PM
PRR: The 12 Divisions Of The PRR ~ March 1964
   -Added 12/4/2019 1:53:50 PM
Oregon Trains
   -Added 12/4/2019 1:52:52 PM
WB Unit Maintenence of Way Frt at Erie NV
   -Added 12/4/2019 11:35:07 AM
PRR: "More Depressed-Center Flatcars" ~ 1964
   -Added 12/4/2019 7:17:24 AM
June 29th activity
   -Added 12/4/2019 3:06:17 AM
1970's and 1980's UK pics.
   -Added 12/3/2019 9:03:34 PM
   -Added 12/3/2019 2:29:53 PM
2014 UK Vacation - DIDCOT
   -Added 12/3/2019 12:42:37 PM
PRR: Pennsy K-4S #1361 In Action ~ 1952-1987
   -Added 12/3/2019 8:29:19 AM
Rail Trip 2019 Part I
   -Added 12/2/2019 10:04:54 PM
09/12/2019 - The Great Trek Across CN, Part XI
   -Added 12/2/2019 10:01:40 PM
Pittsburgh 12-2019
   -Added 12/2/2019 4:08:23 PM
Sunday Evening Railfanning 12-1-2019
   -Added 12/2/2019 2:50:48 PM
Black Friday Railfanning 11-29-2019
   -Added 12/2/2019 2:13:27 PM
Hickory Creek
   -Added 12/2/2019 2:03:31 PM
Minnesota Commercial Railroad - October 1993
   -Added 12/1/2019 11:56:01 PM
South Texas Dec 2019
   -Added 12/1/2019 9:38:41 PM
Progress Rail
   -Added 12/1/2019 4:49:40 PM
A few icy day roster shots
   -Added 12/1/2019 4:42:15 PM
Ringling Brothers
   -Added 12/1/2019 3:35:42 PM
Raritan Central Railroad
   -Added 12/1/2019 1:56:06 PM
Olmsted Falls a month ago.
   -Added 12/1/2019 1:50:52 PM
09/11/2019 - The Great Trek Across CN, Part X
   -Added 12/1/2019 1:13:43 AM
Freight cars 2003-2004
   -Added 11/30/2019 8:56:52 PM
UP 4014
   -Added 11/30/2019 7:56:47 PM
CN diesel locomotives in 1954 color scheme
   -Added 11/30/2019 5:17:46 PM
Updated Photo Albums
DL & NS Interchange, Portland, PA and surrounding area, Spring 2016
   -Updated 12/5/2019 10:39:23 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's Class I stuff
   -Updated 12/5/2019 10:36:35 PM
TADs CSX 2019
   -Updated 12/5/2019 10:25:58 PM
TADs NS 2019
   -Updated 12/5/2019 10:24:58 PM
TADs Long Island RR EMDs
   -Updated 12/5/2019 10:24:01 PM
TADs LIRR passenger cars, cabooses, freight cars & misc. photos
   -Updated 12/5/2019 10:20:54 PM
TADs LIRR Power Cars (FA anf F units 600-622)
   -Updated 12/5/2019 10:19:27 PM
TADs NY Subway system
   -Updated 12/5/2019 10:18:18 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's builders and leasers
   -Updated 12/5/2019 9:59:27 PM
Iowa Train Photos
   -Updated 12/5/2019 9:52:53 PM
Rail Trip 2019 Part II
   -Updated 12/5/2019 9:49:36 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 12/5/2019 9:43:35 PM
Freight Cars
   -Updated 12/5/2019 9:13:38 PM
2019 Two days at Syracuse NY.
   -Updated 12/5/2019 7:55:27 PM
BNSF Staples Subdivision 2.0
   -Updated 12/5/2019 7:48:33 PM
1970's and 1980's UK pics.
   -Updated 12/5/2019 5:57:47 PM
WSOR Madison Subdivision
   -Updated 12/5/2019 5:10:01 PM
NS Cement Secondary
   -Updated 12/5/2019 4:15:16 PM
WSOR Fox Lake Subdivision
   -Updated 12/5/2019 4:01:30 PM
Roseville Railfanning
   -Updated 12/5/2019 3:44:38 PM
SCL daze
   -Updated 12/5/2019 3:23:15 PM
   -Updated 12/5/2019 3:21:18 PM
Stockton, CA Railfanning
   -Updated 12/5/2019 3:15:22 PM
Connell, WA
   -Updated 12/5/2019 3:11:35 PM
Vancouver, WA - N Yard 2017-2019
   -Updated 12/5/2019 2:42:51 PM
Railfanning Modesto 3/23/19
   -Updated 12/5/2019 2:06:38 PM
Janesville 2012-2017
   -Updated 12/5/2019 2:01:56 PM
NS 2019
   -Updated 12/5/2019 2:01:26 PM
UCRY equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/5/2019 1:31:35 PM
TRIX open hoppers in CT
   -Updated 12/5/2019 1:30:30 PM
NOKL equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/5/2019 1:27:13 PM
GCCX equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/5/2019 1:25:31 PM
COER equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/5/2019 1:24:14 PM
CB&Q Passenger Diesels
   -Updated 12/5/2019 12:06:25 PM
   -Updated 12/5/2019 11:46:25 AM

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