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: 5,475,735
Locomotives:  191,958
Rolling Stock:  1,281,534
Locations:  32,250
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Early February 2023
   -Added 2/4/2023 4:03:23 PM
NS 35N
   -Added 2/4/2023 3:40:04 PM
Eastbound Signal- Limited Clear, NS 62V takes the Royce Running Track
   -Added 2/4/2023 2:09:49 PM
Funeral engines and other catches...
   -Added 2/4/2023 1:24:13 PM
Frisco 2-8-0 Consolidations - Class 1200
   -Added 2/4/2023 5:28:25 AM
Rolling Stock - Flat Cars with loads
   -Added 2/3/2023 10:15:01 PM
Lease Locomotives
   -Added 2/3/2023 9:38:57 PM
C&S rolling stock
   -Added 2/3/2023 8:16:10 PM
NS 22X
   -Added 2/3/2023 7:56:26 PM
South Texas Feb 2023
   -Added 2/3/2023 11:33:28 AM
   -Added 2/3/2023 10:12:49 AM
   -Added 2/3/2023 9:02:35 AM
Febuary 2023
   -Added 2/2/2023 11:52:43 PM
October 2022
   -Added 2/2/2023 7:32:20 PM
AB 4005 has worked the Metro.
   -Added 2/2/2023 12:05:23 PM
Mid Winter Stone
   -Added 2/2/2023 11:43:23 AM
2023 UPRR Lost Springs Subdivision
   -Added 2/2/2023 11:06:03 AM
Autoracks - TTGX, etc.
   -Added 2/2/2023 11:01:00 AM
ARMN rolling stock
   -Added 2/2/2023 10:59:10 AM
CMO rolling stock
   -Added 2/2/2023 10:58:02 AM
BKTY rolling stock
   -Added 2/2/2023 10:56:51 AM
DWC rolling stock
   -Added 2/1/2023 11:14:10 PM
2023-02 Neenah Sub
   -Added 2/1/2023 10:57:53 PM
Bridges Over Franklin County, Massachusetts
   -Added 2/1/2023 8:58:37 PM
Redwood City
   -Added 2/1/2023 9:59:43 AM
Amtrak Northeast Corridor Line 2023
   -Added 2/1/2023 9:28:47 AM
Misc California Diesels
   -Added 2/1/2023 7:56:12 AM
Eastern Idaho Diesels
   -Added 2/1/2023 7:04:24 AM
San Francisco
   -Added 2/1/2023 5:24:49 AM
Railfanning 2023
   -Added 1/31/2023 11:26:42 PM
ATSF One Man Velocipede
   -Added 1/31/2023 6:46:45 PM
Railfanning 2021
   -Added 1/31/2023 4:03:37 PM
More January Photos
   -Added 1/31/2023 3:18:12 PM
Rare Lehigh & Hudson River 2-8-2 #70
   -Added 1/31/2023 9:05:30 AM
UP GP40-2
   -Added 1/31/2023 8:56:48 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Canadian Rails - July 2022- July 2023
   -Updated 2/4/2023 4:29:34 PM
2023 Railfan Photos
   -Updated 2/4/2023 3:23:26 PM
Glen P. Koshiol Collection
   -Updated 2/4/2023 3:04:42 PM
CSX Action in Cumberland, Maryland - June 2001
   -Updated 2/4/2023 2:27:30 PM
Centralia, IL
   -Updated 2/4/2023 2:08:09 PM
Steve's Freightcar Slides
   -Updated 2/4/2023 2:04:36 PM
UP GP38-2
   -Updated 2/4/2023 1:29:51 PM
Pan Am Railways: District 2
   -Updated 2/4/2023 12:45:50 PM
Pan Am Railways: District 1
   -Updated 2/4/2023 12:43:52 PM
South Texas Feb 2023
   -Updated 2/4/2023 11:59:56 AM
St. Lawrence & Atlantic
   -Updated 2/4/2023 11:43:11 AM
   -Updated 2/4/2023 11:13:30 AM
Slide Collection Scans
   -Updated 2/4/2023 11:07:52 AM
   -Updated 2/4/2023 11:05:57 AM
   -Updated 2/4/2023 10:58:53 AM
Tanks Car
   -Updated 2/4/2023 10:50:38 AM
Steve's Locomotive slides
   -Updated 2/4/2023 10:36:19 AM
Steve's Freightcars 2003 and later
   -Updated 2/4/2023 9:56:39 AM
   -Updated 2/4/2023 9:17:15 AM
Rapid City Pierre & Eastern
   -Updated 2/4/2023 9:13:22 AM
November 2022
   -Updated 2/4/2023 8:58:09 AM
UP GP40M-2
   -Updated 2/4/2023 8:33:05 AM
   -Updated 2/4/2023 6:54:13 AM
   -Updated 2/4/2023 3:48:32 AM
Hanford BNSF
   -Updated 2/4/2023 3:39:41 AM
   -Updated 2/4/2023 2:06:03 AM
South Texas Dec 2022
   -Updated 2/4/2023 2:01:42 AM
South Texas Jan 2023
   -Updated 2/4/2023 1:16:49 AM
Railfanning the Peninsula: San Jose to Lawrence, July-December 2022
   -Updated 2/4/2023 12:02:29 AM
Some Misc. roster shots
   -Updated 2/3/2023 11:58:14 PM
Railfanning with the drone.
   -Updated 2/3/2023 11:37:10 PM
TADs NS 2023
   -Updated 2/3/2023 11:27:49 PM
   -Updated 2/3/2023 11:14:50 PM
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
   -Updated 2/3/2023 11:13:35 PM
Fallen Flags
   -Updated 2/3/2023 10:59:02 PM

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