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: 3,891,101
Locomotives:  152,962
Rolling Stock:  915,715
Locations:  28,695
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Scandinavia trip - day 1 in Germany
   -Added 7/1/2015 7:06:20 AM
   -Added 7/1/2015 1:17:41 AM
NS Under a Kodachrome Sky
   -Added 6/30/2015 10:25:44 PM
CSX 252 west.
   -Added 6/30/2015 10:16:07 PM
Valley girl basking in the sun.
   -Added 6/30/2015 9:53:04 PM
The Monongahela Heritage unit
   -Added 6/30/2015 8:58:38 PM
The Bowline at night
   -Added 6/30/2015 8:23:10 PM
CSX 7731 east at BD Tower.
   -Added 6/30/2015 7:11:56 PM
Special UP units in Dayton TX 6/30/2015
   -Added 6/30/2015 5:42:49 PM
Four pack of EMD SD70's on 16Z & more action from June including a NS RP-E4D
   -Added 6/30/2015 5:17:38 PM
Street Running
   -Added 6/30/2015 3:23:40 PM
NS 600 w/all DC power, NS 736, 22N, 397, 17Z and 17A.
   -Added 6/30/2015 11:49:55 AM
Chasing N&W 2156 through New Haven
   -Added 6/30/2015 10:24:56 AM
NS "Whiteface" D9 on NS 601 and more action from June
   -Added 6/30/2015 10:24:07 AM
art work on the rails
   -Added 6/30/2015 7:31:53 AM
Conrail in the Southern Tier-Delaware and New York Division
   -Added 6/30/2015 4:26:14 AM
Espee in Schneider 5/29/2014
   -Added 6/30/2015 12:38:10 AM
CSX 5472 west.
   -Added 6/29/2015 8:41:26 PM
   -Added 6/29/2015 7:29:44 PM
CSX 600 west.
   -Added 6/29/2015 7:19:34 PM
Fresh Ann Arbor Paint!
   -Added 6/29/2015 6:48:26 PM
California 2015
   -Added 6/29/2015 6:39:16 PM
FEC 101 JAN 12 2015
   -Added 6/29/2015 5:40:26 PM
Norman, OK
   -Added 6/29/2015 2:45:53 PM
Moore, OK
   -Added 6/29/2015 12:54:09 PM
Moore, OK
   -Added 6/29/2015 12:32:17 PM
Oklahoma City, OK
   -Added 6/29/2015 10:55:54 AM
csx river line summer action 2015
   -Added 6/29/2015 6:48:08 AM
CSX R186 (BNSF Re-Route)
   -Added 6/28/2015 10:47:32 PM
North Bay, ON
   -Added 6/28/2015 10:44:47 PM
   -Added 6/28/2015 10:12:51 PM
NS Heritage & More.
   -Added 6/28/2015 9:36:05 PM
BNSF Railway
   -Added 6/28/2015 6:25:50 PM
Trip to Illinois - 2015
   -Added 6/28/2015 6:05:29 PM
AB 1501 runs the transfer job.
   -Added 6/28/2015 7:11:22 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Pastor's Train Pics 2013
   -Updated 7/1/2015 10:56:50 AM
Penn Central
   -Updated 7/1/2015 10:49:53 AM
Local railroad pics
   -Updated 7/1/2015 10:30:27 AM
CB&Q Steam
   -Updated 7/1/2015 10:21:59 AM
Depots & Structures
   -Updated 7/1/2015 10:16:06 AM
   -Updated 7/1/2015 8:43:54 AM
BNSF 2015
   -Updated 7/1/2015 8:38:03 AM
VTR Father’s Day Excursion behind Alco RS-1 number 405
   -Updated 7/1/2015 8:35:01 AM
Short Lines & Leasing
   -Updated 7/1/2015 8:32:35 AM
Short Lines
   -Updated 7/1/2015 7:59:03 AM
   -Updated 7/1/2015 7:54:59 AM
   -Updated 7/1/2015 7:26:12 AM
csx river line summer action 2015
   -Updated 7/1/2015 7:20:59 AM
Conrail in the Southern Tier-Susquehanna and Mahoning Divisions
   -Updated 7/1/2015 4:05:49 AM
   -Updated 7/1/2015 3:47:04 AM
LIRR electrics
   -Updated 7/1/2015 3:16:17 AM
Delaware & Hudson
   -Updated 7/1/2015 3:03:41 AM
NS 39G
   -Updated 7/1/2015 3:01:39 AM
   -Updated 7/1/2015 2:55:41 AM
South Jersey Rolling Stock
   -Updated 7/1/2015 2:49:24 AM
CSX C759
   -Updated 7/1/2015 2:45:22 AM
CaliforniaRailfan101's Best of CalTrain's Peninsula Subdivision
   -Updated 7/1/2015 2:31:54 AM
Railroading 2015
   -Updated 7/1/2015 2:03:18 AM
October 2014
   -Updated 7/1/2015 12:40:13 AM
Andrews Trains Around the US
   -Updated 7/1/2015 12:23:10 AM
Lower Mainland Railfanning
   -Updated 7/1/2015 12:19:15 AM
June 2015 Pt 2
   -Updated 6/30/2015 11:59:10 PM
Railroading part 3 of 2015.
   -Updated 6/30/2015 11:00:28 PM
   -Updated 6/30/2015 10:34:26 PM
Pan Am Railways - Ayer, MA
   -Updated 6/30/2015 10:33:24 PM
Pan Am Railways - Hoosick Valley - MA, VT, and NY
   -Updated 6/30/2015 10:03:48 PM
Rails at Reusens
   -Updated 6/30/2015 9:49:26 PM
NS Locomotives
   -Updated 6/30/2015 9:38:25 PM
CP Locomotives
   -Updated 6/30/2015 9:29:44 PM
Metro North
   -Updated 6/30/2015 9:27:58 PM

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