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: 4,575,309
Locomotives:  169,544
Rolling Stock:  1,067,239
Locations:  30,171
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Illinois Railway Museum
   -Added 4/24/2018 6:49:16 PM
Canadian Pacific Tomah Sub
   -Added 4/24/2018 6:41:48 PM
BNSF Aurora Sub
   -Added 4/24/2018 6:21:33 PM
April 2018
   -Added 4/24/2018 5:21:27 PM
4-21-2018 Tolono
   -Added 4/24/2018 5:16:19 PM
4-21-2018 Sadorus
   -Added 4/24/2018 4:53:47 PM
4-21-2018 Bement Area
   -Added 4/24/2018 4:33:43 PM
Coffeeville Kansas
   -Added 4/24/2018 2:50:58 PM
4-21-2018 Decatur Part 2
   -Added 4/24/2018 2:43:47 PM
Peachtree City GA
   -Added 4/24/2018 11:05:26 AM
4-21-2018 Decatur Part 1
   -Added 4/24/2018 9:33:43 AM
4-21-2018 Decatur Wabic Area
   -Added 4/24/2018 8:47:30 AM
Hamilton Ontario and surrounding area
   -Added 4/24/2018 8:16:06 AM
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Phone shots
   -Added 4/24/2018 3:35:02 AM
Short day (02/23/2018).
   -Added 4/24/2018 12:43:31 AM
02/22/2018, vol 2.
   -Added 4/23/2018 11:52:03 PM
A Peninsula morning
   -Added 4/23/2018 10:08:10 PM
Mass Central
   -Added 4/23/2018 8:57:58 PM
March 2018 in the Upper Midwest
   -Added 4/23/2018 8:41:02 PM
UP Hump Operations - Englewood Yard, Houston
   -Added 4/23/2018 5:17:59 PM
4-21-2018 Cisco Illinois
   -Added 4/23/2018 5:12:34 PM
02/22/2018, vol 1.
   -Added 4/23/2018 5:03:44 PM
Rock Train! (02/22/2018).
   -Added 4/23/2018 4:16:32 PM
Asbury Mo
   -Added 4/23/2018 2:44:52 PM
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Several on 9/24/2006 on BNSF and CP
   -Added 4/23/2018 10:48:55 AM
Anderson MO
   -Added 4/23/2018 6:35:45 AM
KCS 2017 holiday express
   -Added 4/23/2018 6:25:27 AM
Siloam Springs Arkansas
   -Added 4/23/2018 2:05:21 AM
   -Added 4/22/2018 10:12:49 PM
A Spring day in the National Park
   -Added 4/22/2018 8:09:07 PM
Everett RR #11 Steam into Morrisons Cove
   -Added 4/22/2018 8:04:01 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Tank Cars
   -Updated 4/24/2018 8:40:42 PM
Boxcar and Reefer Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 4/24/2018 8:39:49 PM
Northeast Corridor Line 2018
   -Updated 4/24/2018 8:28:53 PM
The Ultimate Chicago
   -Updated 4/24/2018 8:27:29 PM
Misc RR Photos
   -Updated 4/24/2018 8:04:12 PM
Flatcar Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 4/24/2018 7:57:43 PM
Ex-C&NW Tracks Around Madison
   -Updated 4/24/2018 7:52:14 PM
Z files
   -Updated 4/24/2018 7:44:15 PM
2018 Day trip to Syracuse NY.
   -Updated 4/24/2018 7:41:18 PM
April 2018 locomotive shots
   -Updated 4/24/2018 7:35:27 PM
TAD's 2018 CSX
   -Updated 4/24/2018 7:26:03 PM
Union Pacific Pacific Northwest
   -Updated 4/24/2018 7:22:46 PM
TADs SEPTA & prior
   -Updated 4/24/2018 7:18:08 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 4/24/2018 6:55:00 PM
new jersey transit shots
   -Updated 4/24/2018 6:40:41 PM
April 2018
   -Updated 4/24/2018 6:32:36 PM
Grand Rapids & Vicinity 2017
   -Updated 4/24/2018 6:17:34 PM
   -Updated 4/24/2018 6:09:41 PM
Video screenshots
   -Updated 4/24/2018 6:00:15 PM
Whose Railroad Is This?
   -Updated 4/24/2018 5:41:06 PM
some times you have to go where the trains are spring 2018
   -Updated 4/24/2018 5:28:14 PM
1995 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 4/24/2018 5:04:13 PM
Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad
   -Updated 4/24/2018 4:49:36 PM
KCS High Oak Yard
   -Updated 4/24/2018 3:57:35 PM
VIA Rail Canada
   -Updated 4/24/2018 3:34:06 PM
Canadian National Railway
   -Updated 4/24/2018 3:32:55 PM
John H. Walker
   -Updated 4/24/2018 3:30:21 PM
General Electric Company
   -Updated 4/24/2018 3:23:29 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 4/24/2018 2:35:16 PM
Rails at Reusens
   -Updated 4/24/2018 1:03:19 PM
March/April 2018
   -Updated 4/24/2018 12:33:40 PM
CSX Boston Line Railfanning
   -Updated 4/24/2018 11:12:57 AM
Northside of Boston Railfanning
   -Updated 4/24/2018 10:59:50 AM
Trains 2018
   -Updated 4/24/2018 10:22:51 AM
   -Updated 4/24/2018 9:49:20 AM

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