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: 5,726,740
Locomotives:  194,759
Rolling Stock:  1,323,110
Locations:  32,445
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Northern Pacific Locomotives
   -Added 10/3/2023 4:13:57 PM
Great Northern Locomotives
   -Added 10/3/2023 4:08:32 PM
The Frisco
   -Added 10/3/2023 4:02:52 PM
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
   -Added 10/3/2023 3:59:15 PM
End of September - Early October
   -Added 10/3/2023 3:00:48 PM
EB Empty Unit Open Hooper Car Frt at Erie NV
   -Added 10/3/2023 2:31:01 PM
Lake Superior RR Museum - MOW Items
   -Added 10/3/2023 10:18:05 AM
Lake Superior RR Museum - Assorted Cars
   -Added 10/3/2023 9:08:40 AM
I135 & B729
   -Added 10/3/2023 7:35:33 AM
McGiffiert Log Loader
   -Added 10/3/2023 6:18:24 AM
D&RGW Diesels
   -Added 10/2/2023 9:18:11 PM
South Texas Oct 2023
   -Added 10/2/2023 9:04:47 PM
Lake Superior RR Museum - Electric Locos
   -Added 10/2/2023 4:51:38 PM
Lake Superior RR Museum - Diesel Locos
   -Added 10/2/2023 12:50:34 PM
TSR 7 Royall St interchange
   -Added 10/2/2023 12:49:35 PM
Texas State Railroad #7 at MP27.19 - Loop 256; Palestine, TX
   -Added 10/2/2023 12:41:52 PM
Texas State Railroad #7 - bringing up the rear
   -Added 10/2/2023 12:23:10 PM
Texas State Railroad #30 - test run w/ freight
   -Added 10/2/2023 12:04:37 PM
Texas State Railroad #30 - preparation for post-repair break in run
   -Added 10/2/2023 11:21:34 AM
Fort Worth & Denver Railroad
   -Added 10/2/2023 10:46:20 AM
TADs East Broad Top RR
   -Added 10/2/2023 10:43:48 AM
Colorado & Southern
   -Added 10/2/2023 10:43:01 AM
Lake Superior RR Museum - Steam Locomotives
   -Added 10/2/2023 10:00:53 AM
DMIR Endion Station
   -Added 10/2/2023 9:42:29 AM
Arkansas & Missouri RR Pictures
   -Added 10/2/2023 9:36:59 AM
Additional North Shore Scenic RR Roster
   -Added 10/2/2023 6:48:16 AM
R. L. Fenwick Photos
   -Added 10/1/2023 9:25:57 PM
Canadian Pacific/CPKC Rockford Sub
   -Added 10/1/2023 7:23:04 PM
D&RGW Steam
   -Added 10/1/2023 7:18:45 PM
Dave Straight - D&RGW
   -Added 10/1/2023 5:54:12 PM
Our North Shore Ride - Duluth, MN
   -Added 10/1/2023 5:29:41 PM
CSX I137 & I138
   -Added 10/1/2023 3:38:38 PM
UP Omaha Subdivision
   -Added 10/1/2023 2:26:21 PM
   -Added 10/1/2023 1:03:08 PM
Museum & Kids October 2023
   -Added 10/1/2023 12:38:09 PM
Updated Photo Albums
2023 First trip of the year to Syracuse NY.
   -Updated 10/3/2023 5:04:07 PM
2023 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 10/3/2023 4:59:53 PM
Automotriz FXE -TTGX-
   -Updated 10/3/2023 4:45:38 PM
AutoMotriz PW
   -Updated 10/3/2023 4:45:02 PM
AutoMotriz NKCR
   -Updated 10/3/2023 4:44:18 PM
AutoMotriz -KCS-
   -Updated 10/3/2023 4:44:02 PM
AutoMotriz GT
   -Updated 10/3/2023 4:42:55 PM
Automotriz CN -TTGX-
   -Updated 10/3/2023 4:42:30 PM
Automotriz CP
   -Updated 10/3/2023 4:41:12 PM
Automotriz BN
   -Updated 10/3/2023 4:40:41 PM
May 2023
   -Updated 10/3/2023 3:46:30 PM
Interesting railroad cars and/or loads
   -Updated 10/3/2023 3:31:43 PM
CSX 2022
   -Updated 10/3/2023 2:39:37 PM
CSX 2023
   -Updated 10/3/2023 2:37:25 PM
NYSW 2023+
   -Updated 10/3/2023 2:28:04 PM
   -Updated 10/3/2023 2:25:33 PM
West Brownsville
   -Updated 10/3/2023 2:14:40 PM
Chicagoland/NW IN
   -Updated 10/3/2023 2:00:06 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 10/3/2023 1:54:57 PM
USA: Ingles ~> "Train Master Tribute" ~ 1973
   -Updated 10/3/2023 1:29:01 PM
AEX covered hoppers in CT vol 3
   -Updated 10/3/2023 1:25:37 PM
Providence & Worcester power in CT vol 3
   -Updated 10/3/2023 1:03:13 PM
OCCX covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 10/3/2023 12:59:33 PM
WFRX equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/3/2023 12:54:57 PM
Cape Main Line
   -Updated 10/3/2023 12:36:02 PM
West Coast Branch Lines
   -Updated 10/3/2023 12:33:43 PM
CSX New England Division
   -Updated 10/3/2023 12:08:59 PM
2023 Spartanburg, SC
   -Updated 10/3/2023 11:03:11 AM
BNSF SD9 in 2010
   -Updated 10/3/2023 10:54:15 AM
Delta Southern RR
   -Updated 10/3/2023 10:51:35 AM
Freight Cars of the WSOR 2023
   -Updated 10/3/2023 10:14:30 AM
Freight Cars of CN's Neenah Subdivision 2023
   -Updated 10/3/2023 10:07:20 AM
Rolling Stock October 2023
   -Updated 10/3/2023 10:06:47 AM
Fox Valley Photos: 07/01/23-09/30/23
   -Updated 10/3/2023 10:03:34 AM
Reading & Northern Steam Locomotive 2102
   -Updated 10/3/2023 9:55:28 AM

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