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!

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Select one of the links from the menu on the left to begin browsing the collection.
Site Stats
Photos: 4,459,809
Locomotives:  166,517
Rolling Stock:  1,043,354
Locations:  29,969
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Derailment on the CSX Philly Sub
   -Added 10/18/2017 12:13:38 PM
PESA 218Mb (SA132)
   -Added 10/18/2017 11:37:46 AM
PESA 214M (SA106)
   -Added 10/18/2017 10:34:00 AM
PESA 218M (SA131)
   -Added 10/18/2017 10:17:28 AM
PESA 214Ma (SA103)
   -Added 10/18/2017 10:11:33 AM
Running of the SD60's and 40"s
   -Added 10/18/2017 5:57:07 AM
Cincinnati & Lake Erie - interurban - New Hampshire, OH - location new to RRPA - 2017
   -Added 10/17/2017 9:08:45 PM
Speeders on the COLT
   -Added 10/17/2017 6:01:39 PM
EL's depot in Kent Ohio
   -Added 10/17/2017 5:26:49 PM
Celebrating 2 years. Vol 1
   -Added 10/17/2017 1:07:41 PM
Right Of Way
   -Added 10/17/2017 11:49:05 AM
SD40s rule on the Wheeling.
   -Added 10/17/2017 7:21:12 AM
Other Equipment
   -Added 10/16/2017 11:08:03 PM
CVSR 1822 an RS18u enters Akron.
   -Added 10/16/2017 10:15:39 PM
Norfolk Southern Kentucky Division
   -Added 10/16/2017 7:18:42 PM
Frying Pan for Breakfast
   -Added 10/16/2017 6:45:21 PM
Trains in Chicago - 4/2/2005
   -Added 10/16/2017 3:19:51 PM
MTA New York City Transit
   -Added 10/16/2017 12:16:05 PM
RBMN 425 - The Rock Star of Eastern Pennsylvania Railfandom
   -Added 10/16/2017 12:01:30 PM
Arthur Kill railfanning
   -Added 10/16/2017 12:38:21 AM
Nanaimo, BC
   -Added 10/15/2017 11:13:38 PM
South Texas Oct 2017
   -Added 10/15/2017 10:04:33 PM
5 years ago this weekend.
   -Added 10/15/2017 9:50:10 PM
   -Added 10/15/2017 8:49:41 PM
Buckingham Branch and Amtrak 10-15-17
   -Added 10/15/2017 8:27:37 PM
CSX in Maysville 10/1/17
   -Added 10/15/2017 7:18:18 PM
CSX former Toledo & Ohio Central - Wapak, OH -2017
   -Added 10/15/2017 6:18:40 PM
CVSR 1822 an RS18u leads out of Peninsula.
   -Added 10/15/2017 6:08:48 PM
PRR: "Sunnyside Yard" ~ May 1948
   -Added 10/15/2017 5:59:59 PM
NS 212 Hits Semi-Truck
   -Added 10/15/2017 5:56:05 PM
IRM Diesel Days 2017
   -Added 10/15/2017 5:49:11 PM
Railfanning NS
   -Added 10/15/2017 4:45:09 PM
FEC GEs Aug 2017
   -Added 10/15/2017 4:00:52 PM
Horseshoe Curve Trip
   -Added 10/15/2017 3:06:30 PM
   -Added 10/15/2017 10:31:31 AM
Updated Photo Albums
A collection of Cabooses
   -Updated 10/18/2017 2:20:53 PM
Richard & Michael Cameron's West Coast Photo Scans
   -Updated 10/18/2017 2:20:07 PM
NS Bloomington Dist. Oct - Dec 2017
   -Updated 10/18/2017 11:58:19 AM
Pastor's Train Pics 2016
   -Updated 10/18/2017 11:57:24 AM
BNSF 2006
   -Updated 10/18/2017 11:56:10 AM
TPW Oct. - Dec. 2017
   -Updated 10/18/2017 11:52:48 AM
   -Updated 10/18/2017 10:23:30 AM
   -Updated 10/18/2017 10:21:41 AM
2017 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 10/18/2017 10:20:39 AM
2017 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 10/18/2017 10:13:11 AM
Indiana Southern Railroad
   -Updated 10/18/2017 8:59:56 AM
Diesel railcar from PESA Bydgoszcz
   -Updated 10/18/2017 8:49:45 AM
Series ST44 (M62)
   -Updated 10/18/2017 8:25:35 AM
Series SM42
   -Updated 10/18/2017 8:23:04 AM
Bombardier (diesel)
   -Updated 10/18/2017 8:20:36 AM
Series SU46
   -Updated 10/18/2017 8:15:15 AM
Canadian Photos
   -Updated 10/18/2017 8:14:40 AM
Steam in Poland
   -Updated 10/18/2017 8:09:36 AM
   -Updated 10/18/2017 8:09:18 AM
Series ST45
   -Updated 10/18/2017 7:54:00 AM
Russian lokomotives
   -Updated 10/18/2017 7:43:43 AM
Susie Q - Early Eighties
   -Updated 10/18/2017 7:03:19 AM
Series ET21 (3E)
   -Updated 10/18/2017 7:03:09 AM
Jon Allen
   -Updated 10/18/2017 6:53:44 AM
Out and back
   -Updated 10/18/2017 3:45:22 AM
Donner Pass and the valley
   -Updated 10/18/2017 3:29:16 AM
Rocktober 2017 Pt 2
   -Updated 10/18/2017 2:23:39 AM
September 2017 Pt 2
   -Updated 10/18/2017 2:12:36 AM
PRR: Wreck at New Portage Junction ~ 1916
   -Updated 10/18/2017 1:22:33 AM
UP Motive Power
   -Updated 10/18/2017 1:14:24 AM
Thankfuls - Diesel
   -Updated 10/18/2017 12:29:44 AM
ABC, RJ Corman, Local Photos, ETC. 2017
   -Updated 10/18/2017 12:24:50 AM
Passenger cars
   -Updated 10/17/2017 11:51:25 PM
BNSF Motive Power
   -Updated 10/17/2017 11:45:53 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 10/17/2017 11:06:48 PM

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