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: 5,089,026
Locomotives:  183,366
Rolling Stock:  1,179,665
Locations:  31,589
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Dick Knoll
   -Added 3/2/2021 2:12:07 AM
Shelly Materials
   -Added 3/1/2021 9:15:24 PM
Late February - Early March
   -Added 3/1/2021 8:54:51 PM
Railfanning 2021 Part 1!!
   -Added 3/1/2021 8:46:26 PM
Rare Snow Event in Gainesville Texas
   -Added 3/1/2021 5:51:52 PM
   -Added 3/1/2021 3:27:05 PM
Feburary 27 2021
   -Added 3/1/2021 2:22:14 PM
A Few Minutes in Nashville
   -Added 3/1/2021 12:38:33 AM
Sound Transit and BNSF in Edmonds
   -Added 2/28/2021 9:52:36 PM
Coast Starlight in SLO
   -Added 2/28/2021 9:36:20 PM
Niles Canyon Railway
   -Added 2/28/2021 9:28:13 PM
Coil Cars
   -Added 2/28/2021 9:24:56 PM
Covered Hoppers
   -Added 2/28/2021 9:18:51 PM
   -Added 2/28/2021 8:55:08 PM
   -Added 2/28/2021 8:27:57 PM
   -Added 2/28/2021 7:12:53 PM
   -Added 2/28/2021 6:54:51 PM
February 28, 2021
   -Added 2/28/2021 4:41:49 PM
R&N Ride & Dine Train
   -Added 2/28/2021 3:16:00 PM
Mulberry, FL
   -Added 2/28/2021 2:51:55 PM
Power for Wheeling train 291.
   -Added 2/28/2021 1:36:09 PM
CSX this month.
   -Added 2/28/2021 12:19:13 PM
NS 8114 leads 24M.
   -Added 2/28/2021 8:18:31 AM
Series 48WE
   -Added 2/28/2021 6:25:57 AM
Kenefick Park
   -Added 2/28/2021 12:52:26 AM
Duluth in 2016
   -Added 2/27/2021 11:37:47 PM
San Francisco Streetcars
   -Added 2/27/2021 11:31:58 PM
Washington 2015
   -Added 2/27/2021 11:14:33 PM
Promontory Point
   -Added 2/27/2021 11:08:11 PM
Locomotives at NY's Worlds Fairs
   -Added 2/27/2021 8:46:17 PM
February 27, 2021
   -Added 2/27/2021 5:32:50 PM
CSX Florence Division Hamlet terminal
   -Added 2/27/2021 5:10:51 PM
ETTX 909619
   -Added 2/27/2021 4:18:50 PM
NS 1049 & NS 3644 Lead Train 18N East.
   -Added 2/27/2021 2:45:17 PM
A look back to September 29 1997
   -Added 2/27/2021 2:01:59 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Containers and trailers
   -Updated 3/2/2021 5:19:10 AM
Covered hoppers
   -Updated 3/2/2021 5:15:20 AM
   -Updated 3/2/2021 5:12:21 AM
KCS Heavener Sub in Arkansas
   -Updated 3/2/2021 4:59:41 AM
CSX / CMRR 12/5/2015
   -Updated 3/2/2021 4:10:21 AM
CSX 2018-2019
   -Updated 3/2/2021 3:15:50 AM
BNSF Railfanning
   -Updated 3/2/2021 2:36:59 AM
Leased Power
   -Updated 3/2/2021 2:13:21 AM
Union Pacific Railfanning
   -Updated 3/2/2021 1:52:13 AM
Canadian Pacific Power
   -Updated 3/2/2021 1:34:45 AM
Norfolk Southern Power
   -Updated 3/2/2021 1:27:29 AM
passin thru Neenah
   -Updated 3/2/2021 1:18:16 AM
Chesapeake & Ohio GP7/9s
   -Updated 3/2/2021 12:26:22 AM
CSX Quality in Motion??
   -Updated 3/2/2021 12:17:52 AM
Espeelark's Miscellaneous RR Photos
   -Updated 3/1/2021 10:34:48 PM
PRR: Pennsy Steam Locomotive Portraits 4
   -Updated 3/1/2021 10:34:45 PM
Espeelark's Freight Car Collection
   -Updated 3/1/2021 10:32:57 PM
Espeelark's CSXT Collection
   -Updated 3/1/2021 10:27:01 PM
Espeelark's Southern Pacific Collection
   -Updated 3/1/2021 10:06:28 PM
Espeelark's Norfolk Southern Collection
   -Updated 3/1/2021 10:02:36 PM
National Train Day 2015
   -Updated 3/1/2021 10:01:34 PM
CSX Action- Dawson, Pa area
   -Updated 3/1/2021 9:57:52 PM
Espeelark's Amtrak Collection
   -Updated 3/1/2021 9:52:37 PM
Rapid City Pierre & Eastern
   -Updated 3/1/2021 9:41:59 PM
CSX Keystone Sub Connellsville Area 2011 Set
   -Updated 3/1/2021 9:41:37 PM
The Ultimate Chicago
   -Updated 3/1/2021 9:39:02 PM
Amtrak, Varnish and Vanna
   -Updated 3/1/2021 9:37:28 PM
Espeelark's Conrail Collection
   -Updated 3/1/2021 9:29:18 PM
National Train Day 2014
   -Updated 3/1/2021 9:13:22 PM
February 2021 locomotives
   -Updated 3/1/2021 9:04:28 PM
Espeelark's UP Collection
   -Updated 3/1/2021 8:48:26 PM
Freight Cars in the Mid-Atlantic states 2017
   -Updated 3/1/2021 8:27:39 PM
ARR ANC south
   -Updated 3/1/2021 8:15:42 PM
ARR ANC north
   -Updated 3/1/2021 8:15:14 PM
Amtrak rolling stock
   -Updated 3/1/2021 8:14:41 PM

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