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: 4,698,664
Locomotives:  172,353
Rolling Stock:  1,087,021
Locations:  30,572
What's New?
New Photo Albums
2019 Amtrak/CSX Allendale and Hampton Counties South Carolina
   -Added 1/18/2019 9:21:03 PM
Maine Central
   -Added 1/18/2019 8:36:51 PM
3 in 30
   -Added 1/18/2019 8:31:35 PM
Boston and Maine
   -Added 1/18/2019 8:00:53 PM
Guilford Rail System
   -Added 1/18/2019 6:42:24 PM
Busy Foggy Morning
   -Added 1/18/2019 4:32:44 PM
Steam Arkansas
   -Added 1/18/2019 12:44:37 PM
   -Added 1/18/2019 5:26:44 AM
5361, the work horse
   -Added 1/18/2019 3:18:34 AM
Chicagoland Freight Cars
   -Added 1/18/2019 12:42:56 AM
Blue Island Freight Cars
   -Added 1/18/2019 12:35:56 AM
Some D750 moves.
   -Added 1/17/2019 10:04:55 PM
Alliance, NE 2019
   -Added 1/17/2019 8:20:44 PM
Rail-Fanning 2018 Vol. 8
   -Added 1/17/2019 8:12:21 PM
January 2019
   -Added 1/17/2019 4:42:17 PM
2 Train Morning
   -Added 1/17/2019 3:58:34 PM
   -Added 1/17/2019 6:13:01 AM
   -Added 1/16/2019 10:44:10 PM
CSX Traffic on the Buckingham Branch RR
   -Added 1/16/2019 9:28:24 PM
Nashville & Western 2019
   -Added 1/16/2019 8:29:54 PM
Decent Monday
   -Added 1/16/2019 8:13:48 PM
October Coke
   -Added 1/16/2019 7:41:47 PM
IA/IL/IN/MN/WI Dec 2018
   -Added 1/16/2019 3:15:00 PM
EB Frts at Erie NV ( East & West ends of Passing Siding)
   -Added 1/16/2019 12:11:17 PM
   -Added 1/16/2019 5:49:31 AM
Catching a local.
   -Added 1/15/2019 10:45:33 PM
Isaiah Moats
   -Added 1/15/2019 10:10:05 PM
KCS 4006- Veterans Unit Davenport, IA
   -Added 1/15/2019 10:04:38 PM
BNSF's Butte Sub 2019
   -Added 1/15/2019 8:35:46 PM
Wells Fargo Rail / First Union Rail Leasing (FURX)
   -Added 1/15/2019 8:19:47 PM
CSX Road Slug
   -Added 1/15/2019 5:44:44 PM
SP 1785
   -Added 1/15/2019 4:23:30 PM
Trains At Portland Union Station
   -Added 1/15/2019 4:02:26 PM
NS Bloomington District 2019
   -Added 1/15/2019 3:47:12 PM
SP 4449 Running The Holiday Train Portland, OR
   -Added 1/15/2019 3:04:14 PM
Updated Photo Albums
5361, the work horse
   -Updated 1/19/2019 3:24:05 AM
Pan Am Railways: District 2
   -Updated 1/19/2019 2:36:10 AM
Pan Am Railways: Rigby Yard
   -Updated 1/19/2019 2:18:36 AM
St. Lawrence & Atlantic
   -Updated 1/19/2019 2:11:38 AM
Pan Am Railways: District 1
   -Updated 1/19/2019 1:37:14 AM
   -Updated 1/19/2019 1:31:32 AM
   -Updated 1/19/2019 1:22:44 AM
Roseville Railfanning
   -Updated 1/19/2019 1:16:09 AM
   -Updated 1/19/2019 1:13:43 AM
Series ST44 (M62, 311D)
   -Updated 1/19/2019 12:52:08 AM
Slide Scans
   -Updated 1/18/2019 11:51:05 PM
   -Updated 1/18/2019 11:04:46 PM
   -Updated 1/18/2019 10:46:42 PM
Train Collections
   -Updated 1/18/2019 10:43:00 PM
Union Pacific La Grande Subdivision
   -Updated 1/18/2019 10:33:59 PM
1st Quarter 2019 - CMP
   -Updated 1/18/2019 10:02:22 PM
NS East Carolina Business Unit
   -Updated 1/18/2019 9:50:03 PM
Pastor's Train Pics 2016 (Part 2)
   -Updated 1/18/2019 9:28:55 PM
CSX former C&O mainline
   -Updated 1/18/2019 9:28:43 PM
TADs CSX 2019
   -Updated 1/18/2019 9:18:23 PM
Milwaukee RoW
   -Updated 1/18/2019 9:09:34 PM
UP passenger
   -Updated 1/18/2019 9:04:51 PM
NS Washington District, B line, and Casanova branch.
   -Updated 1/18/2019 9:03:30 PM
2018 Fall trip to Syracuse NY.
   -Updated 1/18/2019 8:55:28 PM
BN/BNSF Spokane
   -Updated 1/18/2019 8:27:06 PM
CSX S line North of Hamlet
   -Updated 1/18/2019 8:14:32 PM
Union Pacific Pacific Northwest
   -Updated 1/18/2019 7:53:57 PM
CSX Wilmington Subdivision
   -Updated 1/18/2019 7:51:29 PM
   -Updated 1/18/2019 7:32:56 PM
Northern Florida Railroads
   -Updated 1/18/2019 7:30:33 PM
Eastern Georgia Railroads
   -Updated 1/18/2019 7:17:18 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 1/18/2019 7:16:58 PM
Pasco to Spokane
   -Updated 1/18/2019 7:06:03 PM
Oregon Trunk
   -Updated 1/18/2019 6:56:33 PM
CSX River Line in NJ and NY
   -Updated 1/18/2019 6:40:42 PM

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