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: 4,960,151
Locomotives:  179,850
Rolling Stock:  1,140,584
Locations:  31,189
What's New?
New Photo Albums
RR Graffiti....you hate it or you love it......
   -Added 7/11/2020 9:33:59 PM
Wheeling train 261.
   -Added 7/11/2020 9:12:28 PM
Grand Trunk Western
   -Added 7/11/2020 4:52:42 PM
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio
   -Added 7/11/2020 4:23:15 PM
B&P derailment in East Aurora
   -Added 7/11/2020 3:02:08 PM
3 tigers play in the rain.
   -Added 7/11/2020 1:39:57 PM
Randy Curlin Collection 5
   -Added 7/11/2020 1:24:50 PM
summer 2020 river line
   -Added 7/11/2020 1:08:37 PM
PRR: "Modern Locomotives And Cars: 1939"
   -Added 7/11/2020 12:50:49 PM
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern
   -Added 7/11/2020 11:41:36 AM
Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific
   -Added 7/11/2020 11:31:05 AM
West Colton Freight Cars
   -Added 7/11/2020 11:19:52 AM
WB Manifest Frt at Erie NV
   -Added 7/11/2020 9:58:16 AM
Pan Am District 3
   -Added 7/11/2020 3:50:56 AM
July 2020
   -Added 7/10/2020 11:37:08 PM
Conrail WPCA-51
   -Added 7/10/2020 11:31:40 PM
EMDX 7205 and EMDX 7238 at KCS Knoche Yard Kansas City, Missouri
   -Added 7/10/2020 10:27:42 PM
A day off.
   -Added 7/10/2020 7:10:28 PM
SA-2 Delivers Two Coil Steel Cars To OEG Materials
   -Added 7/10/2020 3:24:03 PM
NS 1702 Parked in Port Reading Yard
   -Added 7/10/2020 2:50:40 PM
Bessemer and Lake Erie
   -Added 7/10/2020 11:25:51 AM
Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad
   -Added 7/9/2020 11:05:50 PM
   -Added 7/9/2020 10:38:01 PM
A few trains on 7-9-20
   -Added 7/9/2020 6:04:11 PM
Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range
   -Added 7/9/2020 4:47:53 PM
July 2020 locomotives
   -Added 7/9/2020 1:41:50 PM
RMTX equipment in CT
   -Added 7/9/2020 11:57:28 AM
Chicago South Shore & South Bend, 1971 & 1972
   -Added 7/9/2020 11:11:47 AM
West Michigan RR / Great Lakes Locomotive Leasing
   -Added 7/9/2020 9:40:17 AM
Canadian Pacific 1972
   -Added 7/9/2020 8:51:36 AM
Exploring the Heritage
   -Added 7/8/2020 7:03:59 PM
2018 Travels
   -Added 7/8/2020 6:04:12 PM
Belt Railway of Chicago (BRC)
   -Added 7/7/2020 8:47:45 AM
CSX Maintenance Equipment
   -Added 7/7/2020 1:40:01 AM
Pittsburg Kansas
   -Added 7/6/2020 9:14:49 PM
Updated Photo Albums
TADs NS heritage & special paint units
   -Updated 7/11/2020 10:27:07 PM
CSX Tallahassee, FL, GA and AL, others 2019.
   -Updated 7/11/2020 10:26:51 PM
BNSF Railfanning
   -Updated 7/11/2020 10:14:42 PM
CSX Henderson Subivision 2020
   -Updated 7/11/2020 10:06:45 PM
Museum Equipment
   -Updated 7/11/2020 10:03:28 PM
CSX Chattanooga Subdivision 2020
   -Updated 7/11/2020 10:01:46 PM
Swiss Trains
   -Updated 7/11/2020 9:27:13 PM
VRF Shots
   -Updated 7/11/2020 9:01:57 PM
2020 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 7/11/2020 9:00:08 PM
MOW equipment in tri-states over time
   -Updated 7/11/2020 8:56:05 PM
Tuscola Area Trains Part 2
   -Updated 7/11/2020 8:54:46 PM
2020 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 7/11/2020 8:40:29 PM
COVID-19 Railfanning
   -Updated 7/11/2020 8:35:38 PM
UP Motive Power
   -Updated 7/11/2020 8:32:40 PM
CSX Heritage Cars #4
   -Updated 7/11/2020 8:19:02 PM
Freight car photos, July-Sept 2019
   -Updated 7/11/2020 7:57:40 PM
2020 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 7/11/2020 7:51:51 PM
ILSX Motive Power
   -Updated 7/11/2020 7:49:26 PM
CSX Motive Power
   -Updated 7/11/2020 7:48:18 PM
CP Motive Power
   -Updated 7/11/2020 7:47:17 PM
CN Motive Power
   -Updated 7/11/2020 7:46:32 PM
BNSF Motive Power
   -Updated 7/11/2020 7:45:30 PM
Georgia Action
   -Updated 7/11/2020 6:28:40 PM
Twin Cities V3
   -Updated 7/11/2020 5:52:38 PM
CSX on the Bowline
   -Updated 7/11/2020 5:34:01 PM
   -Updated 7/11/2020 5:32:13 PM
CB&Q Passenger Rolling Stock
   -Updated 7/11/2020 5:30:33 PM
Robert Jackson
   -Updated 7/11/2020 5:29:20 PM
BNSF Staples Sub 2.0
   -Updated 7/11/2020 5:12:21 PM
   -Updated 7/11/2020 5:01:33 PM
   -Updated 7/11/2020 4:59:14 PM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 7/11/2020 4:55:10 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 7/11/2020 4:31:32 PM
Southern Railway Locomotives
   -Updated 7/11/2020 4:15:13 PM
W.C. Wiese/Amtrak
   -Updated 7/11/2020 4:00:49 PM

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