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: 3,658,524
Locomotives:  146,967
Rolling Stock:  861,799
Locations:  28,150
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Blue Island Junction
   -Added 9/30/2014 2:58:43 AM
Dolton Junction
   -Added 9/30/2014 2:43:18 AM
Some SP Survivors
   -Added 9/30/2014 2:21:19 AM
   -Added 9/30/2014 12:05:41 AM
MILWAUKEE 261 and more
   -Added 9/30/2014 12:01:55 AM
Reading BLUELINER #9123:repaint project
   -Added 9/29/2014 11:43:41 PM
Crunch Time.
   -Added 9/29/2014 10:02:16 PM
Weekend Trains
   -Added 9/29/2014 9:54:09 PM
Curve #10 at MP 7.5
   -Added 9/29/2014 9:07:34 PM
   -Added 9/29/2014 6:49:35 AM
Retired MKT Boxcar
   -Added 9/29/2014 2:40:58 AM
Wrecked CN 2191
   -Added 9/28/2014 11:59:15 PM
Trains over the Weekend
   -Added 9/28/2014 11:41:28 PM
Only empties.
   -Added 9/28/2014 9:51:43 PM
Abandoned Trains - Essington, PA
   -Added 9/28/2014 9:04:40 PM
   -Added 9/28/2014 8:40:34 PM
   -Added 9/28/2014 8:34:21 PM
Missouri Pacific frt cars
   -Added 9/28/2014 8:31:54 PM
   -Added 9/28/2014 8:26:41 PM
Waldo, Arkansas-09272014
   -Added 9/28/2014 8:17:44 PM
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NS G66
   -Added 9/28/2014 7:11:19 PM
Crawford Hill
   -Added 9/28/2014 6:23:06 PM
Nice Suprise & More.
   -Added 9/28/2014 6:15:30 PM
CN Rivers Subdivision
   -Added 9/28/2014 5:52:53 PM
Saturday / Sunday Treats
   -Added 9/28/2014 5:51:59 PM
Homage to Tower VN
   -Added 9/28/2014 4:04:11 PM
   -Added 9/28/2014 3:54:47 PM
9-27-2014 Dolton Il.
   -Added 9/28/2014 2:29:19 PM
Random Locations; Traveling Around in 2014
   -Added 9/28/2014 2:24:54 PM
9-27-2014 Blue Island Il.
   -Added 9/28/2014 2:06:49 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Canada/USA trip 2014
   -Updated 9/30/2014 5:27:51 AM
Mount Washington Cog Railway 1980, 2000, 2010, and 2012
   -Updated 9/30/2014 5:26:06 AM
3-State chase of Pan Am's North Bennington Turn
   -Updated 9/30/2014 5:20:28 AM
Metro North
   -Updated 9/30/2014 3:35:32 AM
Train Locomotive Picks
   -Updated 9/30/2014 3:22:36 AM
   -Updated 9/30/2014 3:18:04 AM
Amtrak and commuters
   -Updated 9/30/2014 3:09:08 AM
   -Updated 9/30/2014 2:44:03 AM
Consolidated Rail Corporation Kick Start
   -Updated 9/30/2014 2:38:12 AM
Delaware & Hudson
   -Updated 9/30/2014 2:33:01 AM
Conrail everywhere but the Southern Tier
   -Updated 9/30/2014 2:26:36 AM
Providence & Worcester Railroad
   -Updated 9/30/2014 2:16:36 AM
Short lines, regionals, and industrial units.
   -Updated 9/30/2014 2:13:15 AM
BNSF Mainline East; Denver to Keenesburg, CO.
   -Updated 9/30/2014 2:03:26 AM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 9/30/2014 1:56:53 AM
CaliforniaRailfan101's Best of the Martinez/Benicia Area
   -Updated 9/30/2014 1:50:19 AM
Cabooses and other rolling stock
   -Updated 9/30/2014 1:46:47 AM
SEPT 2014 Pt 2
   -Updated 9/30/2014 12:01:41 AM
Autorack Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 9/29/2014 11:58:54 PM
2014 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 9/29/2014 11:58:25 PM
Tank Car Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 9/29/2014 11:53:45 PM
Northtown Yard, MPLS
   -Updated 9/29/2014 11:51:41 PM
Milwaukee Road 261
   -Updated 9/29/2014 11:51:28 PM
Elk River, MN 2014
   -Updated 9/29/2014 11:51:13 PM
Andover, MN
   -Updated 9/29/2014 11:51:02 PM
Covered Hopper Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 9/29/2014 11:50:15 PM
   -Updated 9/29/2014 11:40:09 PM
Flatcar Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 9/29/2014 11:26:39 PM
SRT -State Railway of Thailand's MoW, Track, Signals; and as a Modern working Musieum
   -Updated 9/29/2014 11:21:44 PM
Gondola Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 9/29/2014 11:16:45 PM
TJY Productions' UP Photos
   -Updated 9/29/2014 11:14:38 PM
NS Action on the Harrisburg, Reading, & Lehigh Lines
   -Updated 9/29/2014 11:08:37 PM
Columbia, SC
   -Updated 9/29/2014 11:05:58 PM
CSX in Connellsville Area 2014 Set
   -Updated 9/29/2014 10:52:29 PM
Random covered hoppers
   -Updated 9/29/2014 10:46:18 PM

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