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: 4,591,921
Locomotives:  169,890
Rolling Stock:  1,069,466
Locations:  30,211
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Four in Fostoria
   -Added 5/24/2018 9:25:58 PM
Lunchtime look.
   -Added 5/24/2018 9:25:48 PM
Industrial Engines of Chicagos South Side. May 24th Edition
   -Added 5/24/2018 8:27:46 PM
   -Added 5/24/2018 7:15:32 PM
NS 1071 Mini Chase - Stockton to Knightsen
   -Added 5/24/2018 5:51:38 PM
April Calrailfans Meet - Lathrop - April 16, 2016
   -Added 5/24/2018 4:55:51 PM
October CRF Meet - Binney Jct
   -Added 5/24/2018 4:24:03 PM
SA-22 2018
   -Added 5/24/2018 3:44:54 PM
SIMX equipment in CT
   -Added 5/24/2018 7:19:15 AM
Parked engines
   -Added 5/24/2018 5:47:41 AM
General Electric Transportation Systems (GECX)
   -Added 5/24/2018 1:51:30 AM
Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey Circus Train Chase - Aug 11, 2015
   -Added 5/24/2018 12:55:34 AM
SoCal Railfanning - Montebello and Commerce Aug 27 2016
   -Added 5/23/2018 11:09:31 PM
SoCal Railfanning - Aug 26, 2016 - Thenard and Lomita
   -Added 5/23/2018 10:52:37 PM
Industrial Engines of Chicagos South Side. May 23rd Edition
   -Added 5/23/2018 10:18:42 PM
Houston TX may 2018
   -Added 5/23/2018 10:16:08 PM
Great Northern #174419 (Class GTS - High Side Gondola) @ Flynn, TX
   -Added 5/23/2018 8:36:26 PM
Outta here.
   -Added 5/23/2018 8:22:09 PM
Soldier Summit
   -Added 5/23/2018 7:27:09 PM
CN Sorel, Quebec, Canada train station - then and now
   -Added 5/23/2018 6:49:58 PM
Cisco and Monticello IL trip
   -Added 5/23/2018 6:21:49 PM
Ferromex FXE Box Cars
   -Added 5/23/2018 2:46:07 PM
Northern Alberta Railways (NAR) Box Cars
   -Added 5/23/2018 2:14:15 PM
Lots of Cabooses, and a Genset
   -Added 5/23/2018 1:44:08 PM
NS 048 RBBX 4/28/2008
   -Added 5/23/2018 9:09:40 AM
New Railfanning Trackside Photos Of 2018
   -Added 5/23/2018 4:11:40 AM
Getting ready for tomorrow.
   -Added 5/22/2018 9:41:18 PM
Orlando Northwestern Railroad
   -Added 5/22/2018 7:53:51 PM
Texas Mexican (TM) Box Car
   -Added 5/22/2018 5:09:46 PM
Bangor and Aroostook Box Cars
   -Added 5/22/2018 4:40:18 PM
Atlantic & Western RR (ATW) Box Cars
   -Added 5/22/2018 4:12:42 PM
2018 A second day trip to Syracuse NY
   -Added 5/22/2018 1:15:36 PM
NKP 765's Visit to NEPA
   -Added 5/22/2018 12:14:56 PM
ABOX 52263
   -Added 5/22/2018 7:38:12 AM
8/21 and 8/22
   -Added 5/22/2018 4:02:01 AM
Updated Photo Albums
BNSF rolling stock
   -Updated 5/24/2018 10:46:44 PM
Salisbury, NC
   -Updated 5/24/2018 10:45:23 PM
TAD's 2018 CSX
   -Updated 5/24/2018 10:22:19 PM
TADs 2018 CSX K trains
   -Updated 5/24/2018 10:21:38 PM
TADs NS 2018
   -Updated 5/24/2018 10:20:51 PM
CR Southern Secondary
   -Updated 5/24/2018 9:46:45 PM
BN/BNSF Seattle
   -Updated 5/24/2018 8:52:23 PM
   -Updated 5/24/2018 8:48:38 PM
NP/BNSF Auburn>Pasco
   -Updated 5/24/2018 8:44:08 PM
FEC motive power through the years
   -Updated 5/24/2018 8:39:29 PM
BNSF Columbia River Subdivision
   -Updated 5/24/2018 8:35:27 PM
Southern California Coast
   -Updated 5/24/2018 8:33:53 PM
Photos from my travels
   -Updated 5/24/2018 8:19:46 PM
Freight Cars-Rolling Stock & Intermodial Equipment
   -Updated 5/24/2018 8:15:56 PM
   -Updated 5/24/2018 8:15:50 PM
Kansas City Southern - Meridian Speedway
   -Updated 5/24/2018 8:14:06 PM
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe
   -Updated 5/24/2018 7:42:45 PM
2018 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 5/24/2018 7:40:48 PM
2018 A second day trip to Syracuse NY
   -Updated 5/24/2018 7:27:14 PM
Trains 2018
   -Updated 5/24/2018 6:55:13 PM
Amtrak's Empire Builder
   -Updated 5/24/2018 6:30:46 PM
BNSF 2018
   -Updated 5/24/2018 6:28:28 PM
   -Updated 5/24/2018 6:27:17 PM
   -Updated 5/24/2018 6:25:38 PM
CP Rail 2
   -Updated 5/24/2018 6:25:36 PM
Hawaii Railroad Photos
   -Updated 5/24/2018 6:01:03 PM
Merci Train (French Gratitude Train) Photos
   -Updated 5/24/2018 5:29:12 PM
   -Updated 5/24/2018 5:21:53 PM
CP 2015-2018
   -Updated 5/24/2018 4:04:39 PM
SA-31 2018
   -Updated 5/24/2018 3:42:28 PM
   -Updated 5/24/2018 3:10:51 PM
JonRailVideos 2018 Railroad Image Album #5 May 2018
   -Updated 5/24/2018 2:21:18 PM
ATW equipment in CT
   -Updated 5/24/2018 2:06:11 PM
WFRX equipment in CT
   -Updated 5/24/2018 2:03:53 PM
WC equipment in CT
   -Updated 5/24/2018 1:49:15 PM

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