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: 4,417,872
Locomotives:  165,451
Rolling Stock:  1,035,444
Locations:  29,891
What's New?
New Photo Albums
PRR: "GG-1 Gets Its 25 Year Button" ~ SEP 1959
   -Added 8/23/2017 1:02:03 AM
PRR: "The Broadway Makes A Hit" ~ SEP 1959
   -Added 8/23/2017 12:48:56 AM
PRR: "Weather-Proof Locomotives" ~ SEP 1959
   -Added 8/23/2017 12:34:27 AM
Rochelle, IL Trains 8-27-15
   -Added 8/22/2017 11:24:00 PM
   -Added 8/22/2017 11:03:34 PM
Red Orange Yellow
   -Added 8/22/2017 10:46:01 PM
Rochelle, IL Trains 8-15-15
   -Added 8/22/2017 10:41:08 PM
Relco ready
   -Added 8/22/2017 6:30:01 PM
A Rootstown Moment.
   -Added 8/22/2017 5:04:43 PM
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
   -Added 8/22/2017 4:34:40 PM
Rochelle, IL Trains 8-9-15
   -Added 8/22/2017 4:14:30 PM
Rochelle, IL Trains 8-8-15
   -Added 8/22/2017 3:32:37 PM
PRR: "Conway Is Completed" ~ September 1959
   -Added 8/22/2017 1:45:45 PM
Oklahoma City, Moore, BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 8/22/2017 1:02:27 PM
PRR: "Logansport To Effner" ~ September 1952
   -Added 8/22/2017 12:42:44 PM
3 trains, one line. All in HO scale.
   -Added 8/22/2017 12:22:51 PM
Iowa 2017
   -Added 8/22/2017 11:55:32 AM
PRR: Annual Report Color Covers
   -Added 8/22/2017 4:06:10 AM
PRR: "'Atomic' Switch Lamp" ~ NOV-DEC 1958
   -Added 8/22/2017 2:52:36 AM
PRR: "Penn Center" ~ November-December 1958
   -Added 8/22/2017 2:36:14 AM
Illinois 2017
   -Added 8/21/2017 10:37:46 PM
Last night & tonight.
   -Added 8/21/2017 9:25:17 PM
Former Erie Railroad Station- Belleville, NJ
   -Added 8/21/2017 9:12:25 PM
The Eclipse Special
   -Added 8/21/2017 8:47:59 PM
Railfanning Ft. Mitchell, KY 8/20/17
   -Added 8/21/2017 8:47:14 PM
Q330 & the Mexican Belle.
   -Added 8/21/2017 6:54:04 PM
SRNJ GP9 in Woodstown.
   -Added 8/21/2017 6:39:10 PM
BNSF in Washington in 2017
   -Added 8/21/2017 5:31:59 PM
ARIX Wells Cargo Rail Corp
   -Added 8/21/2017 5:14:15 PM
AGPX AG Processing Inc
   -Added 8/21/2017 5:00:21 PM
AMGX AMG Resources Inc
   -Added 8/21/2017 4:56:10 PM
East Moline
   -Added 8/21/2017 1:42:03 PM
Rolling Stock~Covered Hoppers 2015-16
   -Added 8/21/2017 11:00:25 AM
Rolling Stock~Tank Cars 2015-16
   -Added 8/21/2017 10:57:53 AM
Rolling Stock~Auto Haulers 2015-16
   -Added 8/21/2017 10:51:22 AM
Updated Photo Albums
USA: "Piggy-back Ramps" ~ August 1959
   -Updated 8/23/2017 3:03:01 AM
Tehachapi Pass
   -Updated 8/23/2017 2:45:20 AM
   -Updated 8/23/2017 2:34:34 AM
Tehachapi, CA
   -Updated 8/23/2017 12:34:20 AM
   -Updated 8/23/2017 12:04:58 AM
Northeast Corridor Line 2014
   -Updated 8/22/2017 11:26:02 PM
July 2017
   -Updated 8/22/2017 11:08:48 PM
1994 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 8/22/2017 11:01:12 PM
August 2017
   -Updated 8/22/2017 10:49:10 PM
BNSF rolling stock
   -Updated 8/22/2017 10:21:26 PM
Tank Car Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 8/22/2017 10:15:05 PM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 8/22/2017 9:41:28 PM
   -Updated 8/22/2017 9:37:42 PM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 8/22/2017 9:36:07 PM
Trains 37
   -Updated 8/22/2017 9:33:13 PM
   -Updated 8/22/2017 9:09:16 PM
Rich G's Caboose Album
   -Updated 8/22/2017 8:55:16 PM
Topeka KS
   -Updated 8/22/2017 8:46:03 PM
Railroading in the State of Utah
   -Updated 8/22/2017 8:44:49 PM
NP/BNSF Auburn>Pasco
   -Updated 8/22/2017 8:34:43 PM
BNSF roster
   -Updated 8/22/2017 8:27:42 PM
   -Updated 8/22/2017 8:25:56 PM
   -Updated 8/22/2017 8:24:03 PM
Union Pacific 844
   -Updated 8/22/2017 8:22:55 PM
BN/BNSF Seattle south
   -Updated 8/22/2017 8:21:43 PM
AMTK locomotive and passenger equipment
   -Updated 8/22/2017 8:05:12 PM
2017 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 8/22/2017 7:51:28 PM
Locomotive Rosters 1996
   -Updated 8/22/2017 7:45:29 PM
New Mexico
   -Updated 8/22/2017 7:37:54 PM
Missouri Pacific Railroad
   -Updated 8/22/2017 7:27:45 PM
Freight Cars 1996
   -Updated 8/22/2017 7:24:43 PM
river line summer action 2017
   -Updated 8/22/2017 7:18:23 PM
Rails of Houston
   -Updated 8/22/2017 6:31:25 PM
Andrews Trains Around the US
   -Updated 8/22/2017 5:10:29 PM
NS Pittsburgh Line
   -Updated 8/22/2017 4:59:52 PM

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