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: 4,590,562
Locomotives:  169,852
Rolling Stock:  1,069,323
Locations:  30,206
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Meridian and surrounding, night & day: May 2018.
   -Added 5/20/2018 8:22:53 PM
South Texas May 2018
   -Added 5/20/2018 8:11:56 PM
CSX D750 passes the Transit Center in Akron.
   -Added 5/20/2018 7:01:04 PM
CSX Main Line Sub 2018
   -Added 5/20/2018 6:20:03 PM
CSX Nashville Terminal 2018
   -Added 5/20/2018 6:18:13 PM
Portland & Western - 2017
   -Added 5/20/2018 4:44:44 PM
BNSF - 2017
   -Added 5/20/2018 4:43:04 PM
Black Friday SoCal Railfanning - Nov 26, 2016
   -Added 5/20/2018 4:07:02 PM
Pioneer's Michigan Southern/Elkhart & Western RR's 01-06-2016
   -Added 5/20/2018 4:00:14 PM
Eastbound Trailer & Intermodal Train At Auburn Street
   -Added 5/20/2018 3:04:21 PM
New England trains.
   -Added 5/20/2018 10:55:25 AM
Standard Cab Leaders
   -Added 5/20/2018 10:53:32 AM
New Years Trip 2016
   -Added 5/20/2018 8:05:12 AM
CSXT coil steel cars in CT
   -Added 5/20/2018 7:28:01 AM
Central Valley August 11, 2016
   -Added 5/20/2018 2:41:11 AM
Central Valley 07/18/2016
   -Added 5/20/2018 2:03:51 AM
Christie & Eckley Pier July 11, 2016
   -Added 5/20/2018 1:42:17 AM
Illinois Central Railroad
   -Added 5/19/2018 9:16:55 PM
Kodachrome aka Painted Lady
   -Added 5/19/2018 6:25:49 PM
Borrowed my son's D800.
   -Added 5/19/2018 4:16:39 PM
   -Added 5/19/2018 3:35:57 PM
Norfolk Southern - 2010
   -Added 5/19/2018 2:54:32 PM
CSX - 2010
   -Added 5/19/2018 2:50:02 PM
Norfolk Southern - 2013
   -Added 5/19/2018 2:40:09 PM
03/09/2018 (morning trains).
   -Added 5/19/2018 1:22:18 PM
Trip with my friend to East Wayne Yard in New Haven: 8/15/2015
   -Added 5/19/2018 9:54:39 AM
Central Valley July 8, 2016
   -Added 5/19/2018 2:56:58 AM
QNS&L SD40-2 310 and more
   -Added 5/18/2018 10:16:41 PM
Daylight action on the Wheeling.
   -Added 5/18/2018 8:18:14 PM
SEPTA Regional Rail
   -Added 5/18/2018 7:43:17 PM
Spring Break Railfanning 2018
   -Added 5/18/2018 6:47:39 PM
Out East: Bellevue, OH
   -Added 5/18/2018 6:03:22 PM
Fullerton Railroad Days 2016
   -Added 5/18/2018 5:59:59 PM
KCS Train 101 - Gulfport
   -Added 5/18/2018 5:39:42 PM
Cajon Pass Railfanning - 11/27/15
   -Added 5/18/2018 5:04:02 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Patience pays off
   -Updated 5/21/2018 4:12:38 AM
Northeast WI, Spring 2018
   -Updated 5/21/2018 3:43:32 AM
NS Morrisville Line & Streetrunning
   -Updated 5/21/2018 2:59:33 AM
   -Updated 5/21/2018 2:56:26 AM
CSX River Line/Metro-North Hudson Line
   -Updated 5/21/2018 2:54:56 AM
GE C30-7/C30-7A/C30-7MP/C36-7/C36ME
   -Updated 5/21/2018 2:50:13 AM
GE AC44i
   -Updated 5/21/2018 2:49:29 AM
Box Car
   -Updated 5/21/2018 2:48:01 AM
   -Updated 5/21/2018 2:46:58 AM
Flat Cars
   -Updated 5/21/2018 2:46:05 AM
Tank Cars
   -Updated 5/21/2018 2:45:19 AM
Covered Hopper
   -Updated 5/21/2018 2:43:27 AM
Trains 2018
   -Updated 5/21/2018 2:34:59 AM
   -Updated 5/21/2018 2:29:43 AM
   -Updated 5/21/2018 2:29:22 AM
   -Updated 5/21/2018 2:29:03 AM
   -Updated 5/21/2018 1:49:21 AM
South Texas April 2018
   -Updated 5/21/2018 12:05:02 AM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 5/20/2018 11:56:32 PM
CSX In Connelllsville Area 2018 Set
   -Updated 5/20/2018 11:47:23 PM
trains at home
   -Updated 5/20/2018 11:26:44 PM
Freight Cars
   -Updated 5/20/2018 11:26:06 PM
Around The Twin Cities: Vol. 2
   -Updated 5/20/2018 10:30:24 PM
NJT Trains, Stations, and Infrastructure
   -Updated 5/20/2018 10:29:58 PM
   -Updated 5/20/2018 10:14:54 PM
South Texas Feb 2018
   -Updated 5/20/2018 9:58:39 PM
03/09/2018 (morning trains).
   -Updated 5/20/2018 9:55:25 PM
Vermont Railway
   -Updated 5/20/2018 9:36:35 PM
Misc. rolling stock
   -Updated 5/20/2018 9:23:46 PM
Breezy's Blast from the Past
   -Updated 5/20/2018 9:22:18 PM
   -Updated 5/20/2018 9:17:22 PM
Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad and Allegheny Valley Railroad (SWP and AVR)
   -Updated 5/20/2018 8:59:58 PM
EMD DDM 45 e SD40
   -Updated 5/20/2018 8:51:27 PM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 5/20/2018 8:38:51 PM
   -Updated 5/20/2018 8:26:10 PM

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