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: 4,642,650
Locomotives:  171,349
Rolling Stock:  1,078,026
Locations:  30,393
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Two more video slices.
   -Added 9/23/2018 8:30:13 PM
Cutting the 765 out of my video.
   -Added 9/23/2018 7:52:17 PM
A Bunch of Brand New Canadian National ES44AC Tier 4 Credit Locomotives at the General Electric Fort
   -Added 9/23/2018 5:44:22 PM
NS 18N
   -Added 9/23/2018 4:57:36 PM
NS - 20K
   -Added 9/23/2018 4:00:54 PM
Trains 2018 in FXE Territory
   -Added 9/23/2018 3:24:44 PM
Canadian Pacific Shuswap Subdivision
   -Added 9/23/2018 2:55:23 PM
New York City
   -Added 9/23/2018 2:44:56 PM
Oregon Road trips
   -Added 9/23/2018 1:33:49 PM
Canadian Pacific Thompson Subdivision
   -Added 9/23/2018 12:38:34 PM
Train Photos 1986
   -Added 9/23/2018 11:57:51 AM
Railfanning after Great Midwest Train Show 2017
   -Added 9/23/2018 8:02:48 AM
Last days for CR SW-1's
   -Added 9/23/2018 6:15:53 AM
P901 on CSX Willard Sub at Night
   -Added 9/23/2018 4:55:18 AM
Peoria Sub Rest of 2018
   -Added 9/22/2018 11:37:31 PM
New trains to Paris
   -Added 9/22/2018 10:43:27 PM
Gun show on a stone train.
   -Added 9/22/2018 8:49:56 PM
The unfinished project.
   -Added 9/22/2018 7:23:11 PM
   -Added 9/22/2018 5:37:30 PM
Galesburg - July 2018
   -Added 9/22/2018 2:31:56 PM
North Carolina Railroading
   -Added 9/22/2018 2:16:05 PM
Fall 2018
   -Added 9/22/2018 12:13:34 PM
   -Added 9/22/2018 11:35:50 AM
January 2016
   -Added 9/22/2018 9:44:01 AM
   -Added 9/21/2018 11:17:57 PM
Hudson Colorado
   -Added 9/21/2018 8:56:00 PM
Far from the maddening crowd, that surrounds the 765.
   -Added 9/21/2018 8:45:49 PM
   -Added 9/21/2018 8:11:17 PM
Miscellaneous Stuff
   -Added 9/21/2018 6:38:56 PM
September 2018
   -Added 9/21/2018 4:38:37 PM
Alaska 557
   -Added 9/21/2018 4:09:07 PM
Railfanning "The Region". 12/9/2017
   -Added 9/21/2018 4:07:01 PM
FEC Album
   -Added 9/21/2018 10:11:57 AM
A couple from a Saturday long ago.
   -Added 9/20/2018 9:32:22 PM
Thailand Trains
   -Added 9/20/2018 9:22:39 PM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 9/23/2018 9:43:17 PM
September 2018
   -Updated 9/23/2018 9:43:14 PM
Local railroad pics
   -Updated 9/23/2018 9:42:02 PM
2018 Montreal's Commuters.
   -Updated 9/23/2018 9:41:51 PM
2018 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 9/23/2018 9:26:42 PM
CB&Q Diesel Switchers
   -Updated 9/23/2018 9:25:42 PM
   -Updated 9/23/2018 8:49:49 PM
7-28-18 to 9-28-18 trains
   -Updated 9/23/2018 8:40:38 PM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 9/23/2018 8:23:29 PM
Union Pacific RR in Clark County Area
   -Updated 9/23/2018 7:38:43 PM
Local Shots 2016
   -Updated 9/23/2018 7:34:16 PM
CSX @ W.Trenton
   -Updated 9/23/2018 7:23:23 PM
2014-2017 New Jersey Transit
   -Updated 9/23/2018 7:17:39 PM
Rolling Stock~Double Stack Well Cars 2017
   -Updated 9/23/2018 7:05:30 PM
Portal Bridge on NEC
   -Updated 9/23/2018 6:46:40 PM
Cramerton NC 2018
   -Updated 9/23/2018 6:44:25 PM
2018 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 9/23/2018 6:09:06 PM
The Stourbridge Line files
   -Updated 9/23/2018 5:55:57 PM
   -Updated 9/23/2018 5:50:16 PM
   -Updated 9/23/2018 5:45:25 PM
UP 3069 The Dalles, Oregon
   -Updated 9/23/2018 5:36:51 PM
John H. Walker
   -Updated 9/23/2018 5:06:14 PM
2018 Trains!
   -Updated 9/23/2018 4:44:47 PM
Alaska Railroading
   -Updated 9/23/2018 4:38:03 PM
Pan Am Railways: Rigby Yard
   -Updated 9/23/2018 4:21:31 PM
St. Cloud, MN
   -Updated 9/23/2018 3:37:03 PM
Rice, MN
   -Updated 9/23/2018 3:36:18 PM
   -Updated 9/23/2018 3:34:52 PM
SA-31 2018
   -Updated 9/23/2018 2:28:17 PM
Norfolk Southern D9-40C/CW
   -Updated 9/23/2018 1:22:09 PM
South Texas Aug 2018
   -Updated 9/23/2018 1:03:01 PM
All Cars Stop Here
   -Updated 9/23/2018 12:26:55 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 9/23/2018 12:21:39 PM
South Texas July 2018
   -Updated 9/23/2018 12:21:13 PM
Breezy's Blast from the Past
   -Updated 9/23/2018 12:15:32 PM

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