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: 4,273,761
Locomotives:  162,284
Rolling Stock:  1,002,315
Locations:  29,607
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Wheeling and Cleveland Commerical Railroad, out and about.
   -Added 1/21/2017 10:43:01 PM
CVSR 6777 is back.
   -Added 1/21/2017 10:09:55 PM
Central Vermont
   -Added 1/21/2017 8:31:34 PM
   -Added 1/21/2017 7:13:52 PM
NS manifest 38G/39G: 2017
   -Added 1/21/2017 7:12:04 PM
CVSR 6777 inauguration run
   -Added 1/21/2017 7:06:17 PM
CVSR 2017 First Run
   -Added 1/21/2017 6:39:19 PM
Delaware Lackawanna PT-97 westbound across the Poconos with mid-train helpers.
   -Added 1/21/2017 6:32:43 PM
2017 Norfolk Southern Piedmont Division W line
   -Added 1/21/2017 6:13:12 PM
Roseville Railfanning 1/19/17
   -Added 1/21/2017 5:52:39 PM
Eastbound Misc Cars
   -Added 1/21/2017 5:43:15 PM
Army special sped through Red Oak, GA.
   -Added 1/21/2017 5:36:38 PM
Janurary 2017
   -Added 1/21/2017 5:36:28 PM
Railfanning pictures in Denver, Colorado
   -Added 1/21/2017 4:50:51 PM
CSX NB single-stacks and mixed freight at Fairburn, GA
   -Added 1/21/2017 3:51:45 PM
Ex-PRSL 2003 on Q418.
   -Added 1/21/2017 1:07:00 PM
CVSR 6777 is back on track.
   -Added 1/21/2017 12:20:56 PM
The Great Western Railway - 2013
   -Added 1/21/2017 12:01:29 PM
SEPTA 2017
   -Added 1/21/2017 11:53:45 AM
Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum - Plant City, FL
   -Added 1/21/2017 11:44:49 AM
CSX C40-8 7605 and ES40DC 5206 hustle double-stacks through Red Oak, GA
   -Added 1/21/2017 11:31:22 AM
Amtrak 2017
   -Added 1/21/2017 10:58:38 AM
Eastbound Gondolas
   -Added 1/21/2017 10:16:24 AM
Norfolk Southern 2017
   -Added 1/21/2017 10:06:25 AM
Eastbound Flatcars
   -Added 1/21/2017 10:01:56 AM
Misc. Locomotive Photos
   -Added 1/21/2017 9:42:49 AM
Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton
   -Added 1/21/2017 9:21:36 AM
Eastbound Boxcars
   -Added 1/21/2017 9:08:23 AM
Eastbound INRD Coal Hoppers
   -Added 1/21/2017 8:43:50 AM
CSX GE/EMD pair hold with double-stacks at Red Oak, GA
   -Added 1/21/2017 8:03:37 AM
8 Days in January
   -Added 1/21/2017 7:53:10 AM
Westbound Tankers
   -Added 1/21/2017 6:51:45 AM
Rare CP Coil Car
   -Added 1/21/2017 6:36:31 AM
8800hp roll empty hoppers NB through Peachtree City and Tyrone, GA
   -Added 1/21/2017 6:26:37 AM
Westbound Covered Hoppers
   -Added 1/21/2017 6:16:26 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Trains 9
   -Updated 1/22/2017 12:30:43 AM
Heartland Rails
   -Updated 1/21/2017 10:46:57 PM
Andrews Trains Around the US
   -Updated 1/21/2017 10:45:01 PM
Other Locomotives
   -Updated 1/21/2017 10:44:50 PM
CP Locomotives
   -Updated 1/21/2017 10:40:55 PM
UP Seattle
   -Updated 1/21/2017 10:32:24 PM
Covered Hopper Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 1/21/2017 10:30:04 PM
BN/BNSF - Seattle
   -Updated 1/21/2017 10:29:02 PM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 1/21/2017 10:27:21 PM
beerNut's 2006-2129 Locos
   -Updated 1/21/2017 10:17:12 PM
Contemporary Amtrak
   -Updated 1/21/2017 10:16:58 PM
NS Locomotives
   -Updated 1/21/2017 10:06:01 PM
Princeton, IN
   -Updated 1/21/2017 9:42:08 PM
New Jersey Transit
   -Updated 1/21/2017 9:35:04 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 1/21/2017 9:34:22 PM
Fairfield, IL
   -Updated 1/21/2017 9:20:21 PM
Locomotive Scans (Misc)
   -Updated 1/21/2017 9:14:39 PM
Rolling Stock Scans (J)
   -Updated 1/21/2017 9:07:25 PM
   -Updated 1/21/2017 8:30:36 PM
Rolling Stock Scans (H)
   -Updated 1/21/2017 8:27:45 PM
Random frt cars
   -Updated 1/21/2017 8:24:27 PM
GN/BN/BNSF Spokane W
   -Updated 1/21/2017 8:19:11 PM
Rolling stock
   -Updated 1/21/2017 8:01:41 PM
Rolling Stock Scans (G)
   -Updated 1/21/2017 8:01:11 PM
Mount Vernon, IL
   -Updated 1/21/2017 7:51:31 PM
Montana RoW
   -Updated 1/21/2017 7:34:55 PM
Montana Rail Link
   -Updated 1/21/2017 7:31:28 PM
Canadian National - Jackson, Miss
   -Updated 1/21/2017 7:26:05 PM
   -Updated 1/21/2017 7:19:10 PM
Southern California Trains
   -Updated 1/21/2017 7:07:38 PM
Private Contractors
   -Updated 1/21/2017 6:59:17 PM
Rolling Stock Scans (CSX)
   -Updated 1/21/2017 6:56:52 PM
Sound Transit - Sounder
   -Updated 1/21/2017 6:52:40 PM
CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 1/21/2017 6:46:29 PM
Ships & barges
   -Updated 1/21/2017 6:34:16 PM

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