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: 3,501,912
Locomotives:  143,509
Rolling Stock:  824,029
Locations:  27,810
What's New?
New Photo Albums
C Dirks
   -Added 4/24/2014 5:51:50 PM
DGNO and BNSF Vol. 2
   -Added 4/24/2014 4:25:42 PM
Nitwits know no boundaries.
   -Added 4/24/2014 4:09:17 PM
A visit to Barberton.
   -Added 4/24/2014 1:56:24 PM
Rolling Stock 4-18-14
   -Added 4/24/2014 1:46:46 PM
CSX 5419 and CSX 283
   -Added 4/24/2014 1:41:10 PM
NS 6545
   -Added 4/24/2014 1:34:35 PM
Wheeling on a Sunday.
   -Added 4/24/2014 1:34:23 PM
CSX 3064 mixes west.
   -Added 4/24/2014 1:21:49 PM
UP Mojave Yard
   -Added 4/24/2014 1:08:34 PM
MBTA Commuter Rail II
   -Added 4/24/2014 11:15:09 AM
train photos from buffalo, ny
   -Added 4/24/2014 8:22:54 AM
   -Added 4/24/2014 7:56:09 AM
Miscellaneous West Coast Stuff
   -Added 4/24/2014 12:54:23 AM
BNSF's Interbay Yard
   -Added 4/23/2014 9:48:53 PM
KCS Pittsburg Dodger with extra power
   -Added 4/23/2014 9:34:30 PM
Leviathan after sunset.
   -Added 4/23/2014 9:13:39 PM
Cajon Pass/Beaumont Hill 2014
   -Added 4/23/2014 8:41:37 PM
April 23, 2014
   -Added 4/23/2014 8:17:22 PM
Harrisburg Line
   -Added 4/23/2014 7:49:31 PM
   -Added 4/23/2014 6:17:22 PM
BNSF Transcon Action
   -Added 4/23/2014 4:07:20 PM
Pictures I took in Wildwood Yard VIII
   -Added 4/23/2014 3:00:32 PM
   -Added 4/23/2014 2:34:34 PM
CSX Jacksonville Division 2014
   -Added 4/23/2014 12:10:05 PM
Decatur, Illinois April 11-13 2014
   -Added 4/22/2014 11:04:51 PM
Two Ringling Bros. circus trains in and around Lynchburg, VA
   -Added 4/22/2014 10:07:17 PM
Burlington Northern Railroad Caboose
   -Added 4/22/2014 10:06:25 PM
Msc Scans 1998-2005 approximate date
   -Added 4/22/2014 9:33:13 PM
Moody Monday
   -Added 4/22/2014 8:00:29 PM
Leviathan, the people.
   -Added 4/22/2014 6:54:27 PM
Got skunked.
   -Added 4/22/2014 6:21:55 PM
Around The Mississippi River Valley.
   -Added 4/22/2014 5:44:08 PM
   -Added 4/22/2014 4:48:44 PM
CN 2014
   -Added 4/22/2014 4:32:00 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Trains in and around Ohio 2014
   -Updated 4/24/2014 7:55:26 PM
Pasco Area April 2014
   -Updated 4/24/2014 7:55:00 PM
spring time on the river line
   -Updated 4/24/2014 7:51:10 PM
RCA Slide Scans from the Past
   -Updated 4/24/2014 7:47:53 PM
CSX Heritage Cars #4
   -Updated 4/24/2014 7:43:00 PM
Conrail Frieght Cars & Cabooses
   -Updated 4/24/2014 7:37:58 PM
Favorites Of 2013
   -Updated 4/24/2014 6:55:38 PM
NJ Transit Passenger Cars
   -Updated 4/24/2014 6:49:08 PM
KCS Shreveport, La.
   -Updated 4/24/2014 6:46:32 PM
spring time on the river line volume #2
   -Updated 4/24/2014 6:43:49 PM
Amtrak Northeast Corridor 2014
   -Updated 4/24/2014 6:41:26 PM
North Shore Scenic Railroad
   -Updated 4/24/2014 6:31:34 PM
Railroad Logos
   -Updated 4/24/2014 6:17:33 PM
Cajon Pass/Beaumont Hill 2014
   -Updated 4/24/2014 6:11:06 PM
   -Updated 4/24/2014 6:08:20 PM
   -Updated 4/24/2014 5:39:12 PM
Miscellaneous Railroads' Power
   -Updated 4/24/2014 5:08:05 PM
April 2014
   -Updated 4/24/2014 5:02:33 PM
Union Pacific Power
   -Updated 4/24/2014 4:59:20 PM
   -Updated 4/24/2014 4:57:58 PM
New England Fanning Volume I
   -Updated 4/24/2014 4:31:59 PM
NJ Transit 2014
   -Updated 4/24/2014 4:18:39 PM
Rich Gorddards Long Island Rail Road Album
   -Updated 4/24/2014 3:49:36 PM
Ste.Agathe Sub (CP and AMT)
   -Updated 4/24/2014 3:41:21 PM
   -Updated 4/24/2014 2:58:24 PM
Japan Railways; Track, Signal and Maintenence of Way
   -Updated 4/24/2014 2:41:25 PM
   -Updated 4/24/2014 2:31:34 PM
Z files
   -Updated 4/24/2014 2:29:57 PM
mtl&regions trains photos
   -Updated 4/24/2014 2:04:29 PM
Conrail Beesleys Point Secondary
   -Updated 4/24/2014 1:02:40 PM
Railtrekkers Canadian National
   -Updated 4/24/2014 12:43:58 PM
Railtrekkers BNSF
   -Updated 4/24/2014 12:39:48 PM
NS'S Alabama Division AGS South District
   -Updated 4/24/2014 12:32:06 PM
Amtrak [2011]
   -Updated 4/24/2014 12:28:02 PM
Oil train passages through Lynchburg, VA
   -Updated 4/24/2014 12:24:30 PM

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