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 2011 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: 3,734,746
Locomotives:  148,695
Rolling Stock:  880,828
Locations:  28,311
What's New?
New Photo Albums
One on 12/19/2014 in Winona, MN.
   -Added 12/22/2014 1:28:36 AM
Cape May Seashore Lines 2014
   -Added 12/21/2014 8:29:06 PM
   -Added 12/21/2014 8:15:11 PM
BNSF on CSX K041-19 and other caught
   -Added 12/21/2014 8:11:23 PM
Winchester & Western Railroad 2014
   -Added 12/21/2014 8:11:00 PM
1-18-2014, Mexico, MO
   -Added 12/21/2014 8:00:08 PM
Icy Stone
   -Added 12/21/2014 5:30:34 PM
Rare BNSF-NS intermodal!!
   -Added 12/21/2014 5:23:39 PM
CN in Plover
   -Added 12/21/2014 4:28:14 PM
CN in Waupaca
   -Added 12/21/2014 3:52:53 PM
CN Manitowoc and Plymouth Subdivisions
   -Added 12/21/2014 3:25:39 PM
CN in Little Chute and Kaukauna
   -Added 12/21/2014 3:19:55 PM
Genesee & Wyoming - Locomotive Destroyed in Fire
   -Added 12/21/2014 3:11:50 PM
Rare Power in Worcester, MA 12-21-14
   -Added 12/21/2014 2:32:20 PM
CN Shawano Subdivision
   -Added 12/21/2014 1:19:49 PM
   -Added 12/21/2014 12:28:54 PM
CN in Appleton and the Kimberly Subdivision
   -Added 12/21/2014 12:24:45 PM
   -Added 12/21/2014 11:28:36 AM
Railfanning the CP (ex DME) Waseca and Tracy Subs August 2, 2014
   -Added 12/21/2014 8:02:12 AM
SSW equipment in CT
   -Added 12/21/2014 7:07:38 AM
425 Tamaqua Trips
   -Added 12/21/2014 6:06:26 AM
Misc cars, Abilene & Herington, KS-3/31/2013
   -Added 12/21/2014 1:37:33 AM
What I didn't see.
   -Added 12/20/2014 9:56:08 PM
Amtrak P937-18
   -Added 12/20/2014 9:23:15 PM
Norfolk and Western Magazine. October 1923
   -Added 12/20/2014 5:36:06 PM
Browns Yard Santa Train -2014
   -Added 12/20/2014 4:46:27 PM
Around Seattle
   -Added 12/20/2014 4:17:29 PM
Indiana Harbor Belt
   -Added 12/20/2014 3:45:21 PM
NS 9455
   -Added 12/20/2014 3:14:38 PM
West 2009
   -Added 12/20/2014 3:09:31 PM
BNSF-Boeing planes
   -Added 12/20/2014 2:44:06 PM
NS 956 OCS Columbia, S.C.
   -Added 12/20/2014 2:10:47 PM
All GE's on this coal train
   -Added 12/20/2014 1:22:54 PM
Two Cloudy Days in December, but oh the Variety!!!
   -Added 12/20/2014 10:51:14 AM
Moncton, NB Canada - Spring 2014
   -Added 12/20/2014 10:31:58 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Amtrak Locomotives
   -Updated 12/22/2014 2:10:34 PM
Misc Stock P to S
   -Updated 12/22/2014 1:54:52 PM
Misc Stock A to C
   -Updated 12/22/2014 1:52:25 PM
Wisconsin & Iowa Railroad Co.
   -Updated 12/22/2014 1:47:52 PM
NC Shortlines
   -Updated 12/22/2014 1:27:50 PM
   -Updated 12/22/2014 1:27:19 PM
Arizona, New Mexico, And California
   -Updated 12/22/2014 1:18:55 PM
CSX 2013/2014
   -Updated 12/22/2014 12:01:23 PM
Freight Cars 2014
   -Updated 12/22/2014 11:37:14 AM
Misc Stock D to F
   -Updated 12/22/2014 9:44:32 AM
   -Updated 12/22/2014 9:42:35 AM
   -Updated 12/22/2014 9:33:38 AM
Norfolk and Western Magazine. October 1923
   -Updated 12/22/2014 9:31:00 AM
UP Family Album
   -Updated 12/22/2014 9:25:45 AM
fall , winter action 2014 foreign visitors on the river line
   -Updated 12/22/2014 8:51:52 AM
fall, winter, action 2014 river line
   -Updated 12/22/2014 8:24:06 AM
CN equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/22/2014 7:39:48 AM
BCOL equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/22/2014 7:37:37 AM
ATW equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/22/2014 7:36:27 AM
Browns Yard Santa Train -2014
   -Updated 12/22/2014 6:44:55 AM
Long Island at night
   -Updated 12/22/2014 4:32:56 AM
Greenwich Yard - Philadelphia, PA
   -Updated 12/22/2014 4:32:38 AM
Long Island RR
   -Updated 12/22/2014 4:24:46 AM
LIRR electrics
   -Updated 12/22/2014 4:18:56 AM
Providence & Worcester
   -Updated 12/22/2014 4:05:35 AM
Paducah & Louisville Railway
   -Updated 12/22/2014 3:56:17 AM
Cajon Pass and the LA Basin
   -Updated 12/22/2014 3:48:44 AM
CSX 2014
   -Updated 12/22/2014 3:47:46 AM
Metro North
   -Updated 12/22/2014 3:44:48 AM
South Texas Dec 2014
   -Updated 12/22/2014 3:13:10 AM
Amtrak and commuters
   -Updated 12/22/2014 3:05:40 AM
Short lines, regionals, and industrial units.
   -Updated 12/22/2014 2:42:19 AM
SRT -State Railway of Thailand Rolling Stock
   -Updated 12/22/2014 12:31:42 AM
Southern Missouri Photos
   -Updated 12/21/2014 11:53:18 PM
Illinois pictures
   -Updated 12/21/2014 11:47:49 PM

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