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: 5,776,225
Locomotives:  195,659
Rolling Stock:  1,333,873
Locations:  32,489
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Another lack luster performance.
   -Added 11/28/2023 9:50:13 PM
Glamis 2023
   -Added 11/28/2023 9:08:53 PM
Travel Town
   -Added 11/28/2023 4:14:45 PM
November 25, 2023
   -Added 11/28/2023 3:57:13 PM
Running like someone was chasing me.
   -Added 11/28/2023 2:24:16 PM
Few and far between.
   -Added 11/28/2023 2:08:43 PM
End of November 2023
   -Added 11/28/2023 10:05:34 AM
TADs CP Holiday Train chase
   -Added 11/27/2023 11:23:58 PM
Tolvas 3 Bahías CP
   -Added 11/27/2023 7:47:18 PM
New Hope & Ivyland and Pennsylvania Northeastern Units
   -Added 11/27/2023 6:19:09 PM
CPKC US Holiday Train - 2023
   -Added 11/27/2023 4:53:38 PM
   -Added 11/27/2023 4:34:43 PM
Lease Locomotives
   -Added 11/27/2023 4:18:27 PM
Santa Fe
   -Added 11/27/2023 4:17:16 PM
Southern Pacific
   -Added 11/27/2023 1:52:51 PM
CPKC in Illinois
   -Added 11/27/2023 1:32:27 PM
Buckingham Branch Railroad
   -Added 11/27/2023 11:45:28 AM
CSX Florence Division
   -Added 11/27/2023 11:04:03 AM
Southern Railway Heritage Unit
   -Added 11/26/2023 7:49:28 PM
Shoulder Railfanning on Port Jefferson Ferry Trip
   -Added 11/26/2023 7:49:17 PM
North Pole Adventure
   -Added 11/26/2023 5:20:21 PM
CSX in Cuyahoga Falls.
   -Added 11/26/2023 4:15:33 PM
NS in Hudson Ohio.
   -Added 11/26/2023 3:03:57 PM
   -Added 11/26/2023 12:26:12 PM
Waldwick, Ramsey, and Allendale Railfanning
   -Added 11/25/2023 11:03:24 PM
Loaded coal and empty oil.
   -Added 11/25/2023 8:49:37 PM
90's Greatest Hits
   -Added 11/25/2023 8:48:50 PM
North Jersey 11/24/2023
   -Added 11/25/2023 5:43:08 PM
14 units, but only 3 trains.
   -Added 11/25/2023 5:13:20 PM
Pre 2023
   -Added 11/25/2023 1:56:15 PM
NS 9530 & NS 9931 Lead a Short Stack Train
   -Added 11/25/2023 12:03:26 PM
   -Added 11/25/2023 10:22:49 AM
Pt. Claire
   -Added 11/25/2023 2:18:45 AM
Pt. Claire
   -Added 11/25/2023 2:00:54 AM
   -Added 11/24/2023 8:59:26 PM
Updated Photo Albums
CSX Florence Division
   -Updated 11/28/2023 9:52:29 PM
Georgia, the Carolinas and Tennessee
   -Updated 11/28/2023 8:40:52 PM
   -Updated 11/28/2023 8:06:08 PM
East Alabama/West Central Georgia Rail Pics
   -Updated 11/28/2023 7:49:19 PM
   -Updated 11/28/2023 7:35:42 PM
Miscellaneous RR
   -Updated 11/28/2023 7:22:41 PM
Peaker service Brighton MI
   -Updated 11/28/2023 7:16:36 PM
YRC 2023
   -Updated 11/28/2023 7:16:29 PM
Bellevue ohio
   -Updated 11/28/2023 7:04:27 PM
Csx Plymouth sub
   -Updated 11/28/2023 6:42:14 PM
New Hope & Ivyland and Pennsylvania Northeastern Units
   -Updated 11/28/2023 6:25:29 PM
Eastern Great Lakes 2021 & 2022
   -Updated 11/28/2023 5:39:08 PM
Lease Locomotives
   -Updated 11/28/2023 4:28:29 PM
   -Updated 11/28/2023 2:06:28 PM
MoW & Equipment
   -Updated 11/28/2023 12:59:10 PM
New Territory
   -Updated 11/28/2023 12:57:04 PM
Rolling stock for Metal transport
   -Updated 11/28/2023 12:45:52 PM
Rolling Stock November 2023
   -Updated 11/28/2023 11:57:00 AM
Engine Pics
   -Updated 11/28/2023 11:33:01 AM
CSX Baltimore Divison
   -Updated 11/28/2023 11:13:05 AM
CSX New England Division
   -Updated 11/28/2023 11:10:10 AM
Freight Cars
   -Updated 11/28/2023 8:59:36 AM
   -Updated 11/28/2023 8:40:16 AM
SP - EMD Frt Locos (SD40T-2)
   -Updated 11/28/2023 7:15:47 AM
Some Misc. roster shots
   -Updated 11/28/2023 12:33:40 AM
   -Updated 11/27/2023 11:15:34 PM
US Photos
   -Updated 11/27/2023 10:41:35 PM
TADs misc shortline units
   -Updated 11/27/2023 10:23:45 PM
Rolling Stock, various types and Companies
   -Updated 11/27/2023 10:16:14 PM
TADs Amtrak
   -Updated 11/27/2023 10:07:03 PM
TADs CN & CP & subsidiaries
   -Updated 11/27/2023 10:04:05 PM
Shoulder Railfanning on Port Jefferson Ferry Trip
   -Updated 11/27/2023 10:00:54 PM
   -Updated 11/27/2023 9:58:14 PM
Gondolas TILX
   -Updated 11/27/2023 9:28:32 PM
Tolvas 3 Bahías CTRN
   -Updated 11/27/2023 9:27:50 PM

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