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: 4,496,194
Locomotives:  167,275
Rolling Stock:  1,051,487
Locations:  30,031
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Tennessee RR
   -Added 12/18/2017 12:56:25 AM
Atlantic & Danville/Norfolk Franklin & Danville
   -Added 12/18/2017 12:49:12 AM
UP visitor on 39G and an MP gon.
   -Added 12/17/2017 11:24:49 PM
NJT snow shots.
   -Added 12/17/2017 11:00:49 PM
Pair of Canucks in South Jersey.
   -Added 12/17/2017 10:25:19 PM
Rail-fanning around Kc Oct 2017.
   -Added 12/17/2017 8:11:00 PM
Lehigh Secondary with some bonus operation on the old Northampton & Bath
   -Added 12/17/2017 7:34:53 PM
CN Centralia Subdivision
   -Added 12/17/2017 6:59:15 PM
Toledo, Cincinnati & St. Louis - Menon, OH - location new to RRPA - 2017
   -Added 12/17/2017 6:22:43 PM
Extra work today.
   -Added 12/17/2017 6:01:07 PM
   -Added 12/17/2017 5:17:10 PM
Ohio Southern depot - Rosewood, OH - 2017
   -Added 12/17/2017 4:04:25 PM
Ohio Electric depot - interurban- Middle Point, OH - 2017
   -Added 12/17/2017 2:43:14 PM
Railfanning Around Joplin, MO
   -Added 12/17/2017 1:03:52 PM
Rail-Fanning 2017 Vol. 8
   -Added 12/17/2017 12:25:37 PM
March 2017
   -Added 12/17/2017 8:51:03 AM
   -Added 12/17/2017 5:36:32 AM
Portland/Salem/Tillamook 2017
   -Added 12/16/2017 10:35:20 PM
Keeping watch over Rock Cut Siding.
   -Added 12/16/2017 8:54:29 PM
Saturday Morning/Afternoon Trains
   -Added 12/16/2017 8:01:57 PM
Danville 2
   -Added 12/16/2017 7:12:52 PM
Canadian Pacific
   -Added 12/16/2017 6:37:52 PM
Pontiac & Wilmington
   -Added 12/16/2017 3:44:18 PM
12/03/2017, vol 4.
   -Added 12/16/2017 3:40:12 PM
Nightime on the Southside
   -Added 12/16/2017 3:31:18 PM
CSX W957 military train loads
   -Added 12/16/2017 2:27:37 PM
Claremore local 12/03/2017
   -Added 12/16/2017 2:10:18 PM
   -Added 12/16/2017 1:08:54 PM
   -Added 12/16/2017 12:32:35 PM
   -Added 12/16/2017 7:45:58 AM
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
   -Added 12/16/2017 3:52:04 AM
Tennessee Valley Railroad
   -Added 12/16/2017 3:50:09 AM
A glimpse of Wheeling in Medina.
   -Added 12/15/2017 8:24:22 PM
Febuary 2017
   -Added 12/15/2017 6:15:49 PM
Oklahoma City, Moore, Norman BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 12/15/2017 4:33:33 PM
Updated Photo Albums
2017 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 12/18/2017 7:28:36 AM
UPRR Salina Yard
   -Updated 12/18/2017 7:25:38 AM
2017 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 12/18/2017 7:19:45 AM
Canadian Pacific-D&H
   -Updated 12/18/2017 5:55:46 AM
Chasing "The Deuce" and others volume 2
   -Updated 12/18/2017 4:15:56 AM
Portland Rails
   -Updated 12/18/2017 1:49:10 AM
Atlantic & North Carolina/Atlantic & East Carolina
   -Updated 12/18/2017 12:47:19 AM
December 2017
   -Updated 12/18/2017 12:24:33 AM
Pastor's Train Pics 2016
   -Updated 12/18/2017 12:02:50 AM
Iowa Interstate (IAIS) Engines and Equipment
   -Updated 12/17/2017 11:55:52 PM
UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 12/17/2017 11:46:22 PM
Miscellaneous NYC Transit
   -Updated 12/17/2017 11:45:36 PM
South Texas Nov 2017
   -Updated 12/17/2017 11:34:44 PM
Railfanning on the Cajon Sub
   -Updated 12/17/2017 11:34:06 PM
   -Updated 12/17/2017 11:23:05 PM
Freight Cars-Rolling Stock & Intermodial Equipment
   -Updated 12/17/2017 11:07:01 PM
TAD's 2017 CSX K trains
   -Updated 12/17/2017 11:00:51 PM
Andrews Trains Around the US
   -Updated 12/17/2017 10:44:32 PM
Purchased and Traded Images - CMP
   -Updated 12/17/2017 10:44:09 PM
South Texas Dec 2017
   -Updated 12/17/2017 10:43:28 PM
CSX The North Mountain Sub
   -Updated 12/17/2017 10:36:28 PM
1988 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 12/17/2017 10:27:02 PM
Norfolk Southern 17
   -Updated 12/17/2017 10:24:50 PM
Nashville, TN
   -Updated 12/17/2017 9:20:15 PM
Portland/Salem/Tillamook 2017
   -Updated 12/17/2017 9:12:12 PM
   -Updated 12/17/2017 9:07:44 PM
   -Updated 12/17/2017 8:33:41 PM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 12/17/2017 8:30:43 PM
New York Transit Museum
   -Updated 12/17/2017 8:15:53 PM
   -Updated 12/17/2017 8:12:46 PM
Arizona/Phoenix railfanning
   -Updated 12/17/2017 8:12:30 PM
NY MTA subway 2017
   -Updated 12/17/2017 7:59:39 PM
Pan Am pictures
   -Updated 12/17/2017 7:30:11 PM
   -Updated 12/17/2017 7:20:51 PM
Misc Pics
   -Updated 12/17/2017 7:20:14 PM

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