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: 4,051,267
Locomotives:  156,473
Rolling Stock:  959,207
Locations:  29,049
What's New?
New Photo Albums
A couple BNSF trains.
   -Added 2/11/2016 12:53:37 AM
Chasing KCS Train Job 16
   -Added 2/10/2016 11:18:04 PM
Best of 2015
   -Added 2/10/2016 11:13:50 PM
CSXT Q606-22
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Pavonia Yard and engine house: 2016
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Short Lines
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CA TX Trip Jun 2008
   -Added 2/10/2016 9:22:01 PM
OI-16 Approaches Browns Yard
   -Added 2/10/2016 8:45:29 PM
UCEX hoppers: Jefferson City, MO; 4-18-2015
   -Added 2/10/2016 8:40:32 PM
trains on the Tier 2016
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Fitzwater Yard with permission.
   -Added 2/10/2016 8:14:55 PM
NS Mon. subdivision .
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Snowy evening/night with NS plus NS 911
   -Added 2/10/2016 7:28:25 PM
WPCA51 hauls a stone train.
   -Added 2/10/2016 7:23:06 PM
Pumpkins in the Snow in Ohio
   -Added 2/10/2016 7:05:05 PM
Fallen Flag Rolling Stock
   -Added 2/10/2016 5:10:31 PM
Loram ballast cleaner - CSX Rochester Sub
   -Added 2/10/2016 3:39:47 PM
A CSX C40-8 and an ex-CR C40-8W roll through Union City
   -Added 2/10/2016 5:56:52 AM
BN(SF) RoW Everett north
   -Added 2/9/2016 11:35:14 PM
39G with SD90MAC plus some abandoned sidings.
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Norfolk Southern C23 - 8/13/14
   -Added 2/9/2016 6:12:53 PM
Williamston, MI
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Elsewhere at Durand, MI
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Action at Ainger
   -Added 2/9/2016 12:16:49 PM
Baldwin, MI
   -Added 2/9/2016 12:03:35 PM
Action at/near Hamler, OH
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Mark Center, OH
   -Added 2/9/2016 11:41:26 AM
csx river line winter action 2016
   -Added 2/9/2016 6:54:18 AM
Southeast Texas Railfanning
   -Added 2/9/2016 12:31:53 AM
A couple I worked with.
   -Added 2/8/2016 10:41:51 PM
Super Bowl Sunday 2016
   -Added 2/8/2016 9:09:43 PM
My trip on the White Pass
   -Added 2/8/2016 8:32:02 PM
Updated Photo Albums
February 2016
   -Updated 2/11/2016 12:28:59 AM
Andrews Trains Around the US
   -Updated 2/11/2016 12:02:30 AM
   -Updated 2/10/2016 11:56:27 PM
BNSF 2004
   -Updated 2/10/2016 11:42:28 PM
2016 1Q
   -Updated 2/10/2016 11:00:15 PM
February 2016
   -Updated 2/10/2016 10:33:27 PM
2015 Pennsylvania Photos
   -Updated 2/10/2016 10:11:55 PM
2015 West Virginia Photos
   -Updated 2/10/2016 10:04:32 PM
New Orleans LA 1995-2003
   -Updated 2/10/2016 9:55:20 PM
Different sidings and Industries
   -Updated 2/10/2016 9:49:04 PM
NS R-Line
   -Updated 2/10/2016 9:42:27 PM
kcs mexico sub across mo
   -Updated 2/10/2016 9:28:09 PM
some times you have to go where the trains are
   -Updated 2/10/2016 9:13:02 PM
2015 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 2/10/2016 9:12:26 PM
Trains Around The Midwest
   -Updated 2/10/2016 9:08:24 PM
2015 Trip to Bailey yard (Railfest 2015), North Platte Nebrasks.
   -Updated 2/10/2016 9:01:46 PM
2015 Some grain cars.
   -Updated 2/10/2016 8:46:38 PM
A Crane With a Web Page
   -Updated 2/10/2016 8:01:46 PM
Steven W. Schuman
   -Updated 2/10/2016 7:15:59 PM
MoW & Critterz
   -Updated 2/10/2016 7:11:09 PM
Freight Cars
   -Updated 2/10/2016 7:08:35 PM
Chessie System
   -Updated 2/10/2016 7:03:29 PM
beerNut's 2006-2129 Locos
   -Updated 2/10/2016 6:48:06 PM
CSX 2016
   -Updated 2/10/2016 6:39:25 PM
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Switchstand Rail Shots
   -Updated 2/10/2016 5:34:20 PM
Covered hoppers
   -Updated 2/10/2016 4:55:01 PM
SEPTA Transit Worker's Union strike Day 2: 30th Street Station operations
   -Updated 2/10/2016 4:48:24 PM
New England Winter
   -Updated 2/10/2016 4:30:38 PM
Cartersville Georgia
   -Updated 2/10/2016 3:38:37 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 2/10/2016 3:26:00 PM
2016 Clinton, IA area
   -Updated 2/10/2016 1:24:01 PM
Quad Cities Area
   -Updated 2/10/2016 1:23:16 PM
A collection of rolling stock
   -Updated 2/10/2016 12:07:50 PM
Yellow and blue
   -Updated 2/10/2016 12:02:37 PM

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