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: 4,681,623
Locomotives:  172,254
Rolling Stock:  1,084,049
Locations:  30,517
What's New?
New Photo Albums
May 2018
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NS Medley
   -Added 12/14/2018 8:28:49 PM
Chessie - B&O - C&O - WM - Roster Shots
   -Added 12/14/2018 4:10:20 PM
PRR: Steam Passenger Meldey ~ 1946-1959
   -Added 12/14/2018 1:03:38 PM
PRR: Steam Freight Medley ~ 1946-1959
   -Added 12/14/2018 1:00:45 PM
PRR: Pennsy Pix by Mr. David Sweetland
   -Added 12/14/2018 8:29:12 AM
New Haven Alco PA1 #775
   -Added 12/14/2018 6:12:48 AM
Missouri Pacific RS-11 #952 & 948
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Sunny 9-1-18
   -Added 12/13/2018 8:02:28 PM
European Street Cars
   -Added 12/13/2018 1:53:16 PM
SLSF Crane #99044
   -Added 12/13/2018 6:34:04 AM
AutoTrain Water Car
   -Added 12/13/2018 6:14:18 AM
Misc Flatcars with US Army Loads
   -Added 12/13/2018 5:58:41 AM
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Milwaukee Road 4-6-2's
   -Added 12/13/2018 5:26:04 AM
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September 2018 rolling stock
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L&N FP7's
   -Added 12/12/2018 5:10:41 AM
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Chicago - December 2018
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April 2018
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EB Frts at Erie Passing Siding NV -2b
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OJ's-Mason City to Galesburg
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Shortlines MO
   -Added 12/10/2018 9:45:52 PM
Railfanning the CSXT NO&M Subdivison 12/10/2018
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Back when it was still Summer.
   -Added 12/10/2018 8:39:57 PM
Railfanning Utica and Amsterdam
   -Added 12/10/2018 7:49:18 PM
CSX GP38-3's & GP40-3's
   -Added 12/10/2018 7:15:32 PM
I don't like Winter, but............
   -Added 12/10/2018 7:13:47 PM
UP 4141 At UP Home Plate December 09, 2018
   -Added 12/10/2018 6:28:33 PM
Updated Photo Albums
TADs NS 2018
   -Updated 12/15/2018 12:11:41 PM
CB&Q Passenger Rolling Stock
   -Updated 12/15/2018 12:00:46 PM
MBTA Other
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MBTA Light Rail
   -Updated 12/15/2018 11:39:48 AM
CMPX Compass Capitol Corporation
   -Updated 12/15/2018 11:32:20 AM
SEPTA 2018
   -Updated 12/15/2018 11:29:28 AM
April 2018
   -Updated 12/15/2018 11:27:23 AM
European Street Cars
   -Updated 12/15/2018 11:26:19 AM
Northeast Corridor Line 2018
   -Updated 12/15/2018 11:00:55 AM
Providence & Worcester power in CT vol 2
   -Updated 12/15/2018 10:48:32 AM
ADMX equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/15/2018 10:20:08 AM
ADLX equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/15/2018 10:17:42 AM
TBOX box cars in CT vol 2
   -Updated 12/15/2018 10:15:18 AM
OCCX covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 12/15/2018 10:12:34 AM
Pan Am pictures
   -Updated 12/15/2018 9:58:41 AM
Series SM42
   -Updated 12/15/2018 9:06:19 AM
Mechanicville NY area - D&H, B&M, Guilford
   -Updated 12/15/2018 8:31:06 AM
Chessie - B&O - C&O - WM - Roster Shots
   -Updated 12/15/2018 8:23:58 AM
When the weather was better
   -Updated 12/15/2018 3:30:30 AM
PRR: PRR-PC-CR Postal Cards ~ 1900-1976
   -Updated 12/15/2018 2:43:06 AM
BNSF 2007
   -Updated 12/14/2018 11:40:07 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 12/14/2018 11:16:29 PM
Around The Twin Cities: Vol. 2
   -Updated 12/14/2018 10:29:49 PM
BN & BNSF Lakeside Sub
   -Updated 12/14/2018 10:22:42 PM
St. Lawrence & Atlantic
   -Updated 12/14/2018 10:09:09 PM
Hoppers cars at bound brook
   -Updated 12/14/2018 10:02:24 PM
September 2018 rolling stock
   -Updated 12/14/2018 9:40:32 PM
December 2018 locomotives
   -Updated 12/14/2018 9:07:43 PM
Ships & barges
   -Updated 12/14/2018 8:43:10 PM
2018 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 12/14/2018 8:40:43 PM
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