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: 3,919,459
Locomotives:  153,596
Rolling Stock:  923,969
Locations:  28,741
What's New?
New Photo Albums
KCS Southern Belle OCS - Wylie Intermodal Facility
   -Added 7/31/2015 10:52:19 PM
South Georgia adventure 7/26/15
   -Added 7/31/2015 9:55:36 PM
Wheeling and the iPhone.
   -Added 7/31/2015 8:39:31 PM
Wisconsin 2015
   -Added 7/31/2015 8:30:42 PM
Wisconsin 2015
   -Added 7/31/2015 8:28:51 PM
WSOR & More
   -Added 7/31/2015 6:12:01 PM
Manchester, Ga 7/31/2015
   -Added 7/31/2015 5:12:23 PM
Brantford Ontario the last day in July
   -Added 7/31/2015 5:00:51 PM
UP On 64W
   -Added 7/31/2015 4:58:43 PM
Trains Around Wisconsin
   -Added 7/31/2015 4:40:31 PM
NS 16Z with seven units!
   -Added 7/31/2015 3:34:43 PM
NS 8104 Lehigh Valley Heriatge Unit
   -Added 7/31/2015 3:30:04 PM
Misc photos
   -Added 7/31/2015 2:06:36 PM
Locomotive Collection
   -Added 7/31/2015 1:26:50 PM
   -Added 7/31/2015 6:31:31 AM
NS Heritage Units 2015
   -Added 7/30/2015 11:51:41 PM
East Penn 2015
   -Added 7/30/2015 10:27:23 PM
D750, an engine for each car.
   -Added 7/30/2015 10:07:50 PM
Beacon Railfanning
   -Added 7/30/2015 9:12:34 PM
Milwaukee caboose
   -Added 7/30/2015 9:08:26 PM
Horseshoe Curve helper operations and Altoona action in 1979
   -Added 7/30/2015 9:03:56 PM
Eldon MO
   -Added 7/30/2015 8:56:44 PM
Gerald MO
   -Added 7/30/2015 8:48:49 PM
Union MO
   -Added 7/30/2015 8:41:58 PM
Bombardier ALP-45DP
   -Added 7/30/2015 8:12:28 PM
   -Added 7/30/2015 7:01:19 PM
   -Added 7/30/2015 4:08:22 PM
Trip to Winchester
   -Added 7/30/2015 3:37:23 PM
CN Winnipeg Area
   -Added 7/30/2015 2:15:48 PM
Going South: Illinois and Iowa - June 2015
   -Added 7/30/2015 2:04:33 PM
NS in Deleware
   -Added 7/30/2015 11:40:48 AM
Blue Train and Rovos Rail Ttavels
   -Added 7/30/2015 11:39:50 AM
Various Michigan Pictures
   -Added 7/30/2015 10:24:45 AM
Railfanning Trenton
   -Added 7/30/2015 8:47:31 AM
Around Southeast Texas
   -Added 7/30/2015 6:20:16 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Northeast WI, Summer 2015
   -Updated 8/1/2015 1:28:33 AM
Vancouver, WA
   -Updated 8/1/2015 1:01:09 AM
NREX Mount Vernon IL Shops
   -Updated 8/1/2015 12:30:22 AM
Dash 8 locomotives
   -Updated 8/1/2015 12:01:42 AM
   -Updated 7/31/2015 11:57:06 PM
EMD GP locomotives
   -Updated 7/31/2015 11:49:31 PM
GEVO varations
   -Updated 7/31/2015 11:37:40 PM
Railfanning Around Ohio
   -Updated 7/31/2015 11:35:55 PM
   -Updated 7/31/2015 11:26:14 PM
Bulkhead Flatcar
   -Updated 7/31/2015 11:21:24 PM
Tank Cars
   -Updated 7/31/2015 11:19:07 PM
Freight Trains 2015
   -Updated 7/31/2015 11:13:27 PM
Centerbeam flatcars
   -Updated 7/31/2015 11:08:36 PM
Canadian National in Wisconsin (2012-Present)
   -Updated 7/31/2015 10:56:48 PM
Union Pacific 2015
   -Updated 7/31/2015 10:46:16 PM
   -Updated 7/31/2015 10:33:48 PM
   -Updated 7/31/2015 10:25:18 PM
Rolling stock album
   -Updated 7/31/2015 10:22:58 PM
CRYX Cryo-Trans Reefers
   -Updated 7/31/2015 10:22:14 PM
CSX Motive Power
   -Updated 7/31/2015 10:21:23 PM
NS Motive Power
   -Updated 7/31/2015 10:20:41 PM
UP Motive Power
   -Updated 7/31/2015 10:20:06 PM
Illinois Central
   -Updated 7/31/2015 10:19:44 PM
Passenger Cars
   -Updated 7/31/2015 10:19:31 PM
Leased Locomotive Motive Power
   -Updated 7/31/2015 10:19:26 PM
BNSF Motive Power
   -Updated 7/31/2015 10:18:27 PM
CSX on the Bowline
   -Updated 7/31/2015 9:52:30 PM
   -Updated 7/31/2015 9:47:05 PM
TheSd90mac-Railfanner footage 2014
   -Updated 7/31/2015 9:44:14 PM
2015 Clinton, IA area
   -Updated 7/31/2015 9:35:38 PM
Older images from TheSd90mac-Railfanner
   -Updated 7/31/2015 9:29:20 PM
NS--AGS North Division..July-Dec. 2015
   -Updated 7/31/2015 9:20:16 PM
A Former Reading Pup Let out of the Doghouse
   -Updated 7/31/2015 9:09:22 PM
NS Griffin Dist. in Georgia pt. 2
   -Updated 7/31/2015 9:02:13 PM
BN Locos - ALCO
   -Updated 7/31/2015 9:02:05 PM

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