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: 3,768,580
Locomotives:  149,570
Rolling Stock:  888,475
Locations:  28,374
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway with Ainsley
   -Added 1/28/2015 10:49:49 AM
Railfaning with Ryan: Trip 4; Chasing the Polar Express
   -Added 1/28/2015 10:15:46 AM
Railfanning with my Girlfriend: Seneca
   -Added 1/28/2015 9:43:44 AM
Virginia Autumn Special
   -Added 1/28/2015 9:24:26 AM
B&O Camelback #1632
   -Added 1/28/2015 7:32:45 AM
Misc ATSF Items
   -Added 1/28/2015 5:46:28 AM
Alton & Southern 2-8-2 #10
   -Added 1/28/2015 5:26:07 AM
An Early Ann Arbot 4-4-2
   -Added 1/28/2015 5:09:15 AM
Railfanning Pics
   -Added 1/28/2015 3:24:19 AM
foreign power in spartanburg
   -Added 1/27/2015 10:49:51 PM
Restore 384
   -Added 1/27/2015 10:19:40 PM
Wabash 4-8-2 #2822
   -Added 1/27/2015 10:05:32 PM
Simpson Timber Co Shay #7
   -Added 1/27/2015 9:49:04 PM
TPW Alco RS2 #202
   -Added 1/27/2015 9:15:34 PM
NS train 601 stopped on the White Siding in Memphis
   -Added 1/27/2015 8:47:04 PM
Amherst Ohio
   -Added 1/27/2015 8:43:49 PM
Ashley Rodriguez Rolling stock 2015
   -Added 1/27/2015 8:31:01 PM
   -Added 1/27/2015 8:10:31 PM
P&LE 2-8-2 #210
   -Added 1/27/2015 6:32:05 PM
Connecticut Southern
   -Added 1/27/2015 6:14:34 PM
BNSF 6262 leads coal train
   -Added 1/27/2015 6:11:30 PM
   -Added 1/27/2015 6:08:11 PM
Railfan Trip to New Canaan
   -Added 1/27/2015 6:07:51 PM
Cherokee yard, Cherokee Sub
   -Added 1/27/2015 5:49:25 PM
CSX blue on the NS Memphis District!!
   -Added 1/27/2015 5:34:28 PM
Freight Car
   -Added 1/27/2015 4:41:27 PM
Union Pacific
   -Added 1/27/2015 4:36:04 PM
Early Week Color.
   -Added 1/27/2015 4:16:11 PM
   -Added 1/27/2015 3:53:04 PM
spartanburg train photos
   -Added 1/27/2015 3:34:43 PM
2015 1Q
   -Added 1/27/2015 3:17:21 PM
Rush Hour at State Line
   -Added 1/27/2015 11:50:41 AM
Amtrak [2015]
   -Added 1/27/2015 10:37:14 AM
Conrail MOW equipment
   -Added 1/27/2015 10:24:46 AM
Southeast Texas Railfanning
   -Added 1/27/2015 8:23:04 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Butler, IN and area Oct 4th - 5th 2008
   -Updated 1/28/2015 11:10:42 AM
KCS'S Transcontinental Division Meridian Sub
   -Updated 1/28/2015 10:48:50 AM
Union Pacific [2008]
   -Updated 1/28/2015 10:45:11 AM
winter action on the river line 2014-2015
   -Updated 1/28/2015 10:37:17 AM
January 2015
   -Updated 1/28/2015 10:35:28 AM
Meridian Southern Railway
   -Updated 1/28/2015 10:28:11 AM
Sophomore Year Railfaning
   -Updated 1/28/2015 10:12:59 AM
Railfanning on the way to visit my Girlfriend
   -Updated 1/28/2015 10:09:55 AM
2014 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 1/28/2015 10:03:17 AM
Rail-Fanning 2015 Vol. 1
   -Updated 1/28/2015 10:02:09 AM
2014 A few days in the US.
   -Updated 1/28/2015 9:51:34 AM
winter action on nys&w 2014-2015
   -Updated 1/28/2015 9:01:48 AM
MWCX equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/28/2015 8:24:20 AM
Foreign visitors on the river line winter 2014-2015
   -Updated 1/28/2015 8:24:20 AM
INTX equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/28/2015 8:23:32 AM
ICE equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/28/2015 8:21:29 AM
HS equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/28/2015 8:19:39 AM
GATX tank cars in CT
   -Updated 1/28/2015 8:04:37 AM
FURX equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/28/2015 7:09:50 AM
CNW equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/28/2015 7:08:15 AM
CN box cars in CT
   -Updated 1/28/2015 7:04:27 AM
Miscellaneous Michigan shots
   -Updated 1/28/2015 3:51:47 AM
NYSW Maple Festival Trains
   -Updated 1/28/2015 3:33:06 AM
Northeast WI, Winter 2015
   -Updated 1/28/2015 3:14:05 AM
Conrail in the Southern Tier
   -Updated 1/28/2015 2:19:29 AM
BNSF Delta Yard Everett WA
   -Updated 1/28/2015 12:53:36 AM
BNSF Scenic Sub Everett Highline
   -Updated 1/28/2015 12:32:19 AM
BNSF Lowell WA in the 21st Century
   -Updated 1/28/2015 12:23:59 AM
Train Photos 2015
   -Updated 1/28/2015 12:13:15 AM
Electric locomotives
   -Updated 1/28/2015 12:08:08 AM
BNSF Southern Transcon 2015.
   -Updated 1/27/2015 11:52:56 PM
crude oil & Ethanol's
   -Updated 1/27/2015 11:27:43 PM
   -Updated 1/27/2015 11:25:46 PM
Glenn's pics from around the country
   -Updated 1/27/2015 11:18:27 PM
Southern Ontario January 2015
   -Updated 1/27/2015 11:12:11 PM

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