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: 5,017,998
Locomotives:  181,588
Rolling Stock:  1,158,742
Locations:  31,372
What's New?
New Photo Albums
LNE 2-8-0C #27 Camelback
   -Added 10/20/2020 9:32:43 AM
Wabash Station at Litchfield and Work Train
   -Added 10/20/2020 1:52:58 AM
Erie E8A's at Dearborn Station, Chicago
   -Added 10/20/2020 1:31:40 AM
Rail-Fanning 2020 Vol. 8
   -Added 10/19/2020 11:20:17 PM
CTA Lake Street EL in 1962
   -Added 10/19/2020 8:26:29 PM
Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad
   -Added 10/19/2020 7:26:16 PM
Marinette Tomahawk & Western
   -Added 10/19/2020 6:33:03 PM
VIA LRC-2 #6901
   -Added 10/19/2020 5:34:24 PM
Rochester & Southern GP40 #101
   -Added 10/19/2020 5:06:03 PM
PRR around Camden
   -Added 10/19/2020 4:54:39 PM
LLPX GP38-2 #2287
   -Added 10/19/2020 4:51:19 PM
Mixed Bag at Defiance
   -Added 10/19/2020 11:24:18 AM
CSX DeWitt Yard 10/18/20
   -Added 10/19/2020 9:06:59 AM
Wanamaker Kempton & Southern Pumpkin Train
   -Added 10/19/2020 9:04:53 AM
Fall train action 2020 river line
   -Added 10/19/2020 7:49:44 AM
South Texas Oct 2020
   -Added 10/18/2020 10:56:03 PM
   -Added 10/18/2020 9:41:51 PM
Union Pacific Watsonville Yard August 10th.
   -Added 10/18/2020 9:30:32 PM
DM&E Hoppers
   -Added 10/18/2020 9:10:05 PM
Railroad buildings
   -Added 10/18/2020 7:53:50 PM
SSW GP40-2 #7647 (Cotton Belt)
   -Added 10/18/2020 7:45:13 PM
ATSF 0-6-0 #592 Yard Switcher
   -Added 10/18/2020 7:10:20 PM
   -Added 10/18/2020 7:05:31 PM
Erie railroad steam
   -Added 10/18/2020 6:11:36 PM
RDC Chase with Homer
   -Added 10/18/2020 3:50:16 PM
Reading & Northern
   -Added 10/18/2020 3:35:18 PM
Pennsylvania Excursion Lines
   -Added 10/18/2020 12:59:43 PM
   -Added 10/18/2020 1:37:13 AM
Valley Transit Authority
   -Added 10/17/2020 11:22:52 PM
   -Added 10/17/2020 8:59:59 PM
Michigan's Upper Peninsula 2020
   -Added 10/17/2020 8:36:24 PM
Strasburg 2020
   -Added 10/17/2020 8:20:32 PM
New Hope & Ivyland Fall Foliage trains
   -Added 10/17/2020 8:00:22 PM
Day Trip Train Chase_Oct. 14, 2020
   -Added 10/17/2020 7:34:20 PM
CSX Florence Division Augusta
   -Added 10/17/2020 6:56:30 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 10/20/2020 1:29:24 PM
Randy Curlin Collection 6
   -Updated 10/20/2020 1:28:40 PM
New York Capital Region Railfanning
   -Updated 10/20/2020 12:24:52 PM
   -Updated 10/20/2020 12:21:40 PM
Shiawassee County Michigan rail action
   -Updated 10/20/2020 12:15:49 PM
CSX Boston Line Railfanning
   -Updated 10/20/2020 12:00:39 PM
SMW equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2020 11:44:59 AM
Providence & Worcester power in CT vol 2
   -Updated 10/20/2020 11:43:29 AM
NS box cars in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2020 11:41:18 AM
NS coil steel cars in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2020 11:39:41 AM
NAHX equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2020 11:36:10 AM
KCS equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2020 11:34:39 AM
Fallen Flags 7
   -Updated 10/20/2020 11:26:56 AM
Southern Ry
   -Updated 10/20/2020 10:52:39 AM
Canadian Rails
   -Updated 10/20/2020 10:41:41 AM
Fall train action 2020 river line
   -Updated 10/20/2020 10:20:34 AM
October 2020 locomotives
   -Updated 10/20/2020 8:36:36 AM
PRR: Rose ~> PRR Steam Locomotives
   -Updated 10/20/2020 6:52:20 AM
NS Pittsburgh Line
   -Updated 10/20/2020 6:36:38 AM
Boxcar and Reefer Roster Shots
   -Updated 10/20/2020 6:26:50 AM
Gondola Roster Shots
   -Updated 10/20/2020 5:19:08 AM
JRF (Japan Rail Freight)
   -Updated 10/20/2020 2:14:32 AM
Union Pacific Railfanning
   -Updated 10/20/2020 2:09:31 AM
JR Hokkaido Railway
   -Updated 10/20/2020 1:35:07 AM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 10/19/2020 11:18:22 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 10/19/2020 11:17:58 PM
2011-12-11, freight cars
   -Updated 10/19/2020 11:07:25 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 10/19/2020 10:41:52 PM
BNSF railfanning
   -Updated 10/19/2020 10:29:41 PM
Canadian Pacific Power
   -Updated 10/19/2020 9:53:24 PM
ATSF - EMD Frt Locos (GP35)
   -Updated 10/19/2020 9:36:07 PM
UP Hinkle north
   -Updated 10/19/2020 9:27:34 PM
NS/CSX 2020
   -Updated 10/19/2020 9:16:12 PM
Union Pacific railfanning
   -Updated 10/19/2020 8:12:10 PM
October 2020
   -Updated 10/19/2020 8:05:30 PM

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