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: 4,400,504
Locomotives:  165,172
Rolling Stock:  1,029,777
Locations:  29,856
What's New?
New Photo Albums
PRR: "Grif Teller: PRR Calendar Artist" ~ 1953
   -Added 7/27/2017 1:48:19 AM
PRR: Tom Hollyman's Odyssey ~ 1953
   -Added 7/27/2017 1:08:06 AM
   -Added 7/26/2017 11:56:26 PM
   -Added 7/26/2017 11:48:29 PM
Something different.
   -Added 7/26/2017 10:48:22 PM
PRR: Engineman Morgan's New Switcher ~ 1953
   -Added 7/26/2017 8:39:20 PM
Odds & ends.
   -Added 7/26/2017 7:33:10 PM
" Say Cheese To The Rail Fan"
   -Added 7/26/2017 3:37:02 PM
Old & New Signals At Port Reading , NJ
   -Added 7/26/2017 3:09:05 PM
Union Pacific
   -Added 7/26/2017 2:10:29 PM
Moore, Norman BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 7/26/2017 12:50:05 PM
Northwestern Ohio
   -Added 7/26/2017 11:53:31 AM
Stone to Kent.
   -Added 7/26/2017 6:35:23 AM
Uncommon BNSF GE units on NS Local Job
   -Added 7/26/2017 5:27:51 AM
Working Together For a Cleaner State - Norfolk Southern ECO Units
   -Added 7/26/2017 4:58:10 AM
Trains 35
   -Added 7/26/2017 1:21:56 AM
   -Added 7/25/2017 11:05:47 PM
   -Added 7/25/2017 9:42:15 PM
Downtown Richmond
   -Added 7/25/2017 9:06:50 PM
An Hour at North Baltimore
   -Added 7/25/2017 7:24:55 PM
CVSR on a wet Saturday Morning.
   -Added 7/25/2017 2:39:56 PM
The Maiden & the Mixer.
   -Added 7/25/2017 7:50:00 AM
Mixer and a Bluebird Leaser.
   -Added 7/25/2017 7:08:11 AM
2017 Cheyenne Frontier Days train
   -Added 7/25/2017 2:10:19 AM
Brian Brant
   -Added 7/24/2017 10:48:20 PM
UPS east.
   -Added 7/24/2017 9:34:41 PM
Containers west.
   -Added 7/24/2017 8:40:15 PM
Railfanning Pictures Of 2017
   -Added 7/24/2017 5:19:01 PM
   -Added 7/24/2017 4:58:53 PM
NS research train 33/34 and other trains, Amtrak and NS.
   -Added 7/24/2017 3:54:08 PM
Some summer cleaning
   -Added 7/24/2017 3:57:07 AM
Railfanning in Central Florida - July 2017
   -Added 7/24/2017 12:35:22 AM
   -Added 7/23/2017 10:33:11 PM
An 8.5 leader.
   -Added 7/23/2017 10:19:48 PM
   -Added 7/23/2017 8:17:32 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 7/27/2017 1:58:46 AM
Loads & Loads of coal - and a few MTs
   -Updated 7/27/2017 1:57:48 AM
   -Updated 7/27/2017 1:43:15 AM
Hinckley Sub
   -Updated 7/27/2017 1:28:45 AM
Twin Cities Area
   -Updated 7/27/2017 12:59:50 AM
NS: Pittsburgh Line
   -Updated 7/27/2017 12:51:12 AM
June 2017 Pt 2
   -Updated 7/27/2017 12:00:37 AM
Some Misc. action shots
   -Updated 7/26/2017 11:55:20 PM
   -Updated 7/26/2017 11:43:32 PM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 7/26/2017 11:38:58 PM
Fond du Lac, WI
   -Updated 7/26/2017 11:13:22 PM
2016 Eastern Pennsylvania
   -Updated 7/26/2017 11:07:34 PM
Mileposts, signs, and markers
   -Updated 7/26/2017 10:44:31 PM
State of North Carolina (RNCX) Passenger Trains & Locomotives
   -Updated 7/26/2017 10:41:30 PM
   -Updated 7/26/2017 10:38:17 PM
Rolling stock- NS Mon Line / Loveridge Secondary / Manor Branch
   -Updated 7/26/2017 10:37:57 PM
   -Updated 7/26/2017 10:37:25 PM
   -Updated 7/26/2017 10:37:12 PM
Railfanning Raleigh, N.C. in the 1980's
   -Updated 7/26/2017 10:36:29 PM
   -Updated 7/26/2017 10:23:21 PM
TAD's 2017 CSX
   -Updated 7/26/2017 10:08:17 PM
   -Updated 7/26/2017 9:50:46 PM
1998 Trains - CMP
   -Updated 7/26/2017 9:33:19 PM
Trains 35
   -Updated 7/26/2017 9:27:09 PM
Pan Am Railways - Greenfield to Mechanicville
   -Updated 7/26/2017 9:26:22 PM
Pan Am Railways - Royalston to Greenfield
   -Updated 7/26/2017 9:22:25 PM
Amtrak Vermonter
   -Updated 7/26/2017 9:15:06 PM
   -Updated 7/26/2017 9:14:18 PM
NS Alabama Division AGS North District...July-Dec. 2017
   -Updated 7/26/2017 9:13:28 PM
ATSF freight cars
   -Updated 7/26/2017 9:08:36 PM
   -Updated 7/26/2017 9:03:31 PM
Pan Am Railways - Ayer, MA
   -Updated 7/26/2017 9:02:46 PM
Butler, WI
   -Updated 7/26/2017 8:59:55 PM
New York subways (MTA) 2011 to 2016
   -Updated 7/26/2017 8:59:49 PM
UP E Washington
   -Updated 7/26/2017 8:50:10 PM

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