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: 5,002,586
Locomotives:  181,009
Rolling Stock:  1,154,530
Locations:  31,312
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Trip Out East 9/13-9/20/2020
   -Added 9/21/2020 10:34:40 AM
Two days with 3016 and 9000
   -Added 9/21/2020 2:58:54 AM
Misc Locomotives - September 2020
   -Added 9/21/2020 12:19:44 AM
Afternoon in Ashland
   -Added 9/20/2020 10:10:10 PM
Railfanning Buena Park,CA-3
   -Added 9/20/2020 7:08:38 PM
SMS Power
   -Added 9/20/2020 6:32:06 PM
More Spokane, WA
   -Added 9/20/2020 5:25:32 PM
2020-09-19 Merom Station Indiana
   -Added 9/20/2020 5:22:16 PM
2020-09-19 Riverton Indiana
   -Added 9/20/2020 5:01:51 PM
CP 2-10-4 #5903
   -Added 9/20/2020 4:06:40 PM
Randy Curlin Collection 7 WP
   -Added 9/20/2020 2:20:40 PM
St Lawrence & Hudson SD40's
   -Added 9/20/2020 11:54:04 AM
Wabash 0-6-0 Yard Switchers
   -Added 9/20/2020 10:15:14 AM
CP 7019
   -Added 9/20/2020 9:08:27 AM
Scrapped, Sold, and Off-Roster: G-L
   -Added 9/20/2020 2:41:53 AM
Saturday Sightings.
   -Added 9/19/2020 10:14:25 PM
Ware, Mt
   -Added 9/19/2020 6:52:02 PM
BNSF #256 [EMD SD75M] @ MP 168.5 - Flynn, TX
   -Added 9/19/2020 6:25:39 PM
Pig's Eye 9/19/2020
   -Added 9/19/2020 5:24:38 PM
Wabash 2-6-0 #576 & 587
   -Added 9/19/2020 4:41:33 PM
Signal-Medium Approach and CSX Train Q -300
   -Added 9/19/2020 3:41:55 PM
EB Manifest Frt at Erie NV W-Pusher
   -Added 9/19/2020 11:54:23 AM
Missouri Miscellaneous
   -Added 9/18/2020 4:29:06 PM
From the slide box 2001-2002 action in the southeast
   -Added 9/18/2020 11:29:31 AM
From the slide box 2001-2002 Georgia
   -Added 9/18/2020 8:53:57 AM
   -Added 9/18/2020 4:30:19 AM
2011-12-11, freight cars
   -Added 9/18/2020 2:34:47 AM
CN Waukesha Sub
   -Added 9/18/2020 2:30:31 AM
From the slide box 2001-2002 Florida
   -Added 9/17/2020 10:37:55 PM
Another new PTC unit.
   -Added 9/17/2020 6:46:12 PM
Railfanning with other railfans
   -Added 9/17/2020 4:33:57 PM
NS KC & St Loius Lines & the Transcon
   -Added 9/17/2020 3:56:28 PM
The Downeastah
   -Added 9/17/2020 1:18:16 PM
   -Added 9/17/2020 12:51:54 PM
May 2020
   -Added 9/17/2020 11:58:53 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Steve's Freightcars 2003 and later
   -Updated 9/21/2020 11:14:40 AM
September 2020 locomotives
   -Updated 9/21/2020 11:07:17 AM
Tuscola Area Trains Part 2
   -Updated 9/21/2020 11:05:18 AM
Amtrak The never made Profit railroad
   -Updated 9/21/2020 10:45:23 AM
Steve's Passenger & Transit
   -Updated 9/21/2020 10:25:06 AM
PRR: Rose ~> Meadows Engine Service Tracks
   -Updated 9/21/2020 10:01:03 AM
Missouri Miscellaneous
   -Updated 9/21/2020 9:40:36 AM
Jeff Van Cleve's Class I stuff
   -Updated 9/21/2020 9:39:09 AM
   -Updated 9/21/2020 7:58:40 AM
Canadian Rails
   -Updated 9/21/2020 7:48:33 AM
Norfolk Southern Waynesboro
   -Updated 9/21/2020 7:09:56 AM
Gondola Roster Shots
   -Updated 9/21/2020 3:31:15 AM
Northeast WI, Spring 2020
   -Updated 9/21/2020 3:03:38 AM
Canadian National
   -Updated 9/21/2020 3:00:19 AM
Northeast WI, Summer 2020
   -Updated 9/21/2020 2:32:43 AM
   -Updated 9/21/2020 2:25:05 AM
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway
   -Updated 9/21/2020 1:10:15 AM
Boxcar and Reefer Roster Shots
   -Updated 9/21/2020 12:41:08 AM
   -Updated 9/20/2020 11:36:05 PM
BNSF's Butte Sub 2020
   -Updated 9/20/2020 11:32:49 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 9/20/2020 11:32:17 PM
More Locomotives
   -Updated 9/20/2020 11:27:49 PM
railroad signals
   -Updated 9/20/2020 11:22:01 PM
Misc Intermodal
   -Updated 9/20/2020 11:16:47 PM
September 2020
   -Updated 9/20/2020 10:12:57 PM
TADs CSX 2020
   -Updated 9/20/2020 9:54:00 PM
Vancouver Railfanning
   -Updated 9/20/2020 9:31:32 PM
Trip to Springfield, MA
   -Updated 9/20/2020 9:19:47 PM
Reading & Northern 2020
   -Updated 9/20/2020 9:11:08 PM
Randy Curlin Collection 6
   -Updated 9/20/2020 9:04:06 PM
2020 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 9/20/2020 9:01:29 PM
Coil Steel Car Roster Shots
   -Updated 9/20/2020 8:24:39 PM
Chicago, Milwaukee, Staint Paul & Pacific in the 1970s
   -Updated 9/20/2020 8:14:52 PM
CSX Henderson Subivision 2020
   -Updated 9/20/2020 8:12:07 PM
   -Updated 9/20/2020 8:08:49 PM

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