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: 5,022,742
Locomotives:  181,707
Rolling Stock:  1,160,163
Locations:  31,390
What's New?
New Photo Albums
CB&Q Diesel Shop at Clyde Yard
   -Added 10/27/2020 8:44:32 PM
CB&Q 4960 in Clyde Yard Roundhouse 1965
   -Added 10/27/2020 8:00:35 PM
Union Pacific (UP)
   -Added 10/27/2020 7:46:05 PM
Black River & Western - Pumpkin Junction 2020
   -Added 10/27/2020 4:21:06 PM
Detroit & Mackinac Box Cars
   -Added 10/27/2020 3:07:39 PM
Pielet Brothers Scrap Yard and EMD Scrap Line 1963
   -Added 10/27/2020 2:28:48 PM
CTA in Chicago and Oak Park 1963
   -Added 10/27/2020 12:50:21 PM
SOU 2-8-2 #4837
   -Added 10/27/2020 10:49:40 AM
Southside of Boston Railfanning
   -Added 10/27/2020 10:39:48 AM
Nicholas Taylor
   -Added 10/27/2020 9:56:49 AM
   -Added 10/27/2020 4:58:58 AM
Independent Locomotive Servicing
   -Added 10/26/2020 9:53:46 PM
Other Railroads
   -Added 10/26/2020 9:41:15 PM
The EL Painted ALP45DP Unit on NJT Mtc-Btn Line Shuttles
   -Added 10/26/2020 9:27:30 PM
CiT Group/Captial Finance, Inc
   -Added 10/26/2020 9:21:43 PM
Rail-Fanning 2020 Vol. 9
   -Added 10/26/2020 5:25:42 PM
Railroad operations around Manhattan
   -Added 10/26/2020 4:06:56 PM
Dakota & Iowa Railroad
   -Added 10/26/2020 2:51:35 PM
Eastbound Signal Advance Apporach and NS Train H-76
   -Added 10/26/2020 2:26:33 PM
BNSF 98038 - Brandt / Freightliner R4 moving two ballast hoppers
   -Added 10/26/2020 2:15:53 PM
BNSF 187 [EMD GP60] Bluebonnet @ MP157.75 - Normangee, TX
   -Added 10/26/2020 1:54:05 PM
BNSF 9778 - SD70MAC Exec unit on the Teague local @ MP185.23 - FM3501gc; Newby, TX
   -Added 10/26/2020 1:49:17 PM
NYSW Special Move 10/2020
   -Added 10/26/2020 1:03:57 PM
Waterloo Railway Company (Illinois Central)
   -Added 10/26/2020 12:37:33 PM
Graffiti on Wheels
   -Added 10/26/2020 11:47:58 AM
PRR 4-4-4-4 #5542 "Duplex Drive"
   -Added 10/26/2020 9:36:19 AM
San Diego MTS LRV's
   -Added 10/26/2020 8:50:49 AM
   -Added 10/26/2020 7:52:32 AM
Farewell to the Dundee Spur Train
   -Added 10/25/2020 10:47:47 PM
Summer 2014.
   -Added 10/25/2020 9:28:30 PM
Politicking around the Midwest
   -Added 10/25/2020 8:48:13 PM
CNS&M 1963 at Highwood Shops
   -Added 10/25/2020 8:13:26 PM
The elusive #1
   -Added 10/25/2020 7:43:56 PM
EB Manifest Frt at Erie NV W/ Pusher
   -Added 10/25/2020 5:18:49 PM
PRR: Rose ~> Trenton Action ~ 1947-1967
   -Added 10/25/2020 4:56:05 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Oakridge to Heather
   -Updated 10/27/2020 9:43:53 PM
NS in the Spartanburg area SC
   -Updated 10/27/2020 9:41:22 PM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 10/27/2020 9:19:25 PM
Freight Cars
   -Updated 10/27/2020 9:03:46 PM
2016-2019 Virginia photos
   -Updated 10/27/2020 9:02:18 PM
Engine Pics
   -Updated 10/27/2020 9:00:01 PM
Tank Car Roster Shots
   -Updated 10/27/2020 8:45:40 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 10/27/2020 8:33:30 PM
2020 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 10/27/2020 8:21:11 PM
The Ultimate Buena Park Railfanning-4
   -Updated 10/27/2020 8:20:04 PM
October 2020 locomotives
   -Updated 10/27/2020 7:59:48 PM
Shortline action: July 2020,
   -Updated 10/27/2020 7:52:14 PM
2020 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 10/27/2020 7:34:59 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 10/27/2020 7:23:43 PM
Toronto Transit Commission
   -Updated 10/27/2020 7:19:48 PM
Model Railroads
   -Updated 10/27/2020 7:14:56 PM
Union Pacific railfanning
   -Updated 10/27/2020 7:02:23 PM
Reading & Northern 2020
   -Updated 10/27/2020 6:49:49 PM
Rail-Fanning 2020 Vol. 9
   -Updated 10/27/2020 6:31:03 PM
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway
   -Updated 10/27/2020 6:29:58 PM
Chemult, OR to Doris, CA
   -Updated 10/27/2020 6:21:34 PM
MBTA - North Side
   -Updated 10/27/2020 5:24:40 PM
   -Updated 10/27/2020 4:58:15 PM
Toronto CP Galt, MacTier and North Toronto Subs
   -Updated 10/27/2020 4:11:32 PM
BNSF railfanning
   -Updated 10/27/2020 3:33:26 PM
CB&Q Steam
   -Updated 10/27/2020 3:30:17 PM
Pittsburgh 10-2020
   -Updated 10/27/2020 3:21:34 PM
CSX's Trenton Line & other locations
   -Updated 10/27/2020 1:16:04 PM
Franklin Park, IL
   -Updated 10/27/2020 12:50:28 PM
Canadian Rails
   -Updated 10/27/2020 12:34:05 PM
August 2020
   -Updated 10/27/2020 11:31:15 AM
Iowa Train Photos
   -Updated 10/27/2020 11:04:40 AM
Providence & Worcester RR RoW in CT
   -Updated 10/27/2020 10:44:48 AM
Providence & Worcester power in CT vol 2
   -Updated 10/27/2020 10:43:48 AM
OCCX covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 10/27/2020 10:41:49 AM

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