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: 3,891,805
Locomotives:  152,976
Rolling Stock:  915,911
Locations:  28,697
What's New?
New Photo Albums
CSX 9014 east with a CN assist.
   -Added 7/2/2015 5:17:37 PM
Scranton Trains
   -Added 7/2/2015 4:50:17 PM
When PC E-units joined CNJ GP40P's to serve the NY&LB at South Amboy
   -Added 7/2/2015 4:27:45 PM
We have a flamer
   -Added 7/2/2015 2:55:29 PM
SOO Line units
   -Added 7/2/2015 12:30:24 PM
Early 1990's
   -Added 7/2/2015 11:11:02 AM
   -Added 7/2/2015 6:31:09 AM
Electric traction
   -Added 7/2/2015 12:16:49 AM
Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway
   -Added 7/1/2015 11:50:33 PM
7 EMDs & A Nice Small Town Scene.
   -Added 7/1/2015 9:27:19 PM
Was it still 1968 at South Amboy station?
   -Added 7/1/2015 8:52:32 PM
Excursions GA Blue Ridge Scenic RR
   -Added 7/1/2015 8:23:32 PM
NS Greenville District
   -Added 7/1/2015 7:38:13 PM
CSX 75 west.
   -Added 7/1/2015 7:09:00 PM
   -Added 7/1/2015 6:53:30 PM
CSX 8504 west.
   -Added 7/1/2015 6:45:36 PM
CSX 835 east.
   -Added 7/1/2015 6:25:27 PM
Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska
   -Added 7/1/2015 5:42:32 PM
St Marys Railroad Georgia
   -Added 7/1/2015 4:26:58 PM
Scandinavia trip - day 1 in Germany
   -Added 7/1/2015 7:06:20 AM
   -Added 7/1/2015 1:17:41 AM
NS Under a Kodachrome Sky
   -Added 6/30/2015 10:25:44 PM
CSX 252 west.
   -Added 6/30/2015 10:16:07 PM
Valley girl basking in the sun.
   -Added 6/30/2015 9:53:04 PM
The Monongahela Heritage unit
   -Added 6/30/2015 8:58:38 PM
The Bowline at night
   -Added 6/30/2015 8:23:10 PM
CSX 7731 east at BD Tower.
   -Added 6/30/2015 7:11:56 PM
Special UP units in Dayton TX 6/30/2015
   -Added 6/30/2015 5:42:49 PM
Four pack of EMD SD70's on 16Z & more action from June including a NS RP-E4D
   -Added 6/30/2015 5:17:38 PM
Street Running
   -Added 6/30/2015 3:23:40 PM
NS 600 w/all DC power, NS 736, 22N, 397, 17Z and 17A.
   -Added 6/30/2015 11:49:55 AM
Chasing N&W 2156 through New Haven
   -Added 6/30/2015 10:24:56 AM
NS "Whiteface" D9 on NS 601 and more action from June
   -Added 6/30/2015 10:24:07 AM
art work on the rails
   -Added 6/30/2015 7:31:53 AM
Conrail in the Southern Tier-Delaware and New York Division
   -Added 6/30/2015 4:26:14 AM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 7/2/2015 5:22:58 PM
Trains in the Greater Pittston Area
   -Updated 7/2/2015 5:21:04 PM
Video screenshots
   -Updated 7/2/2015 5:02:06 PM
Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway
   -Updated 7/2/2015 4:40:43 PM
Scandinavia trip - day 1 in Germany
   -Updated 7/2/2015 4:27:30 PM
2015 Some grain cars.
   -Updated 7/2/2015 4:17:59 PM
2015 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 7/2/2015 3:51:18 PM
2015 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 7/2/2015 3:34:41 PM
Dan Patch Corridor
   -Updated 7/2/2015 3:17:13 PM
CB&Q Passenger Diesels
   -Updated 7/2/2015 2:35:56 PM
Ghosts of Railroading's Past
   -Updated 7/2/2015 2:25:00 PM
Railfanning Around Ohio
   -Updated 7/2/2015 2:23:04 PM
California State Railroad Museum Collection
   -Updated 7/2/2015 2:19:41 PM
Roaring Camp Railroads
   -Updated 7/2/2015 1:49:51 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 7/2/2015 1:23:44 PM
CSX Trasportation
   -Updated 7/2/2015 1:22:14 PM
BNSF Railway
   -Updated 7/2/2015 1:15:02 PM
Union Pacfic
   -Updated 7/2/2015 1:10:36 PM
NS heritage units
   -Updated 7/2/2015 12:34:32 PM
   -Updated 7/2/2015 12:03:17 PM
I'm in Utah now 2015
   -Updated 7/2/2015 11:53:31 AM
   -Updated 7/2/2015 11:45:42 AM
Local railroad pics
   -Updated 7/2/2015 11:03:32 AM
   -Updated 7/2/2015 10:51:29 AM
   -Updated 7/2/2015 10:49:26 AM
Conrail Beesleys Point Secondary
   -Updated 7/2/2015 9:30:11 AM
   -Updated 7/2/2015 8:40:44 AM
Railroading 2015
   -Updated 7/2/2015 2:36:25 AM
Pavonia Yard - Camden, NJ
   -Updated 7/2/2015 2:13:51 AM
NICTD South Shore Line
   -Updated 7/2/2015 1:33:26 AM
   -Updated 7/2/2015 1:30:14 AM
NS/NW/SOU/ITC Freight Cars
   -Updated 7/2/2015 1:28:20 AM
   -Updated 7/2/2015 12:58:34 AM
2015 Montreal's Commuters.
   -Updated 7/2/2015 12:01:19 AM
South Texas June 2015
   -Updated 7/1/2015 11:37:18 PM

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