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: 4,727,149
Locomotives:  173,142
Rolling Stock:  1,090,993
Locations:  30,641
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Summit St. on the last full day of Winter.
   -Added 3/19/2019 9:22:03 PM
Rolling Stock
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Canadian Pacific
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Union Pacific
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Chasing KCS 100 & Trains at Hattiesburg 3-18-2019
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Pan Am
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Joplin Missouri
   -Added 3/18/2019 9:26:39 PM
PRR: Pennsy Pix via Demonlum
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Spring 2019
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A New One and Some Others
   -Added 3/18/2019 6:50:57 PM
Empties from Akron
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Luzerne & Susquehanna
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Leased Locomotives
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Reading & Northern
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Norfolk Southern
   -Added 3/18/2019 5:41:02 PM
BGCM Pulling Out Storage Cars CSP 2nd Sub
   -Added 3/18/2019 2:17:33 PM
Railfanning Rocklin
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Norfolk Southern RP-E4C
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Norfolk Southern RPU6
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Norfolk Southern RP-M4C ECO
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BNSF oil buffer car
   -Added 3/18/2019 12:47:06 PM
I love the EMDs.
   -Added 3/17/2019 8:34:46 PM
HMCR 8539
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Columbus Kansas
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One east on one.
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NS Reading Line
   -Added 3/17/2019 12:52:27 PM
4 Trains at Hattiesburg, MS 3-16-2019
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Sequatchie Valley 2019
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Norfolk Southern 2019
   -Added 3/16/2019 9:04:24 PM
A little of this and a bit of that.
   -Added 3/16/2019 7:48:40 PM
Southern New Jersey 2017
   -Added 3/16/2019 3:41:45 PM
CSX River Line
   -Added 3/16/2019 12:40:32 PM
Updated Photo Albums
BNSF rolling stock
   -Updated 3/19/2019 10:20:32 PM
1st Quarter 2019 - CMP
   -Updated 3/19/2019 10:18:57 PM
   -Updated 3/19/2019 9:58:26 PM
Great Falls Mt
   -Updated 3/19/2019 9:45:32 PM
Variety of Locomotive Power
   -Updated 3/19/2019 9:35:37 PM
Morristown & Erie Railway
   -Updated 3/19/2019 9:08:33 PM
2019 Trip to the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show.
   -Updated 3/19/2019 9:04:50 PM
Whippany, NJ
   -Updated 3/19/2019 8:13:06 PM
BNSF's Casper Sub/Cody Branch 2019
   -Updated 3/19/2019 7:36:29 PM
Alliance, NE 2019
   -Updated 3/19/2019 7:28:52 PM
BNSF's Angora Sub 2019
   -Updated 3/19/2019 7:25:55 PM
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February 2019
   -Updated 3/19/2019 5:48:22 PM
Cotton Belt 2-6-0 #191
   -Updated 3/19/2019 5:46:01 PM
CB&Q Freight Diesels
   -Updated 3/19/2019 5:39:56 PM
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CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 3/19/2019 4:53:13 PM
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PRR: Pennsy Pix via Demonlum
   -Updated 3/19/2019 3:38:01 PM
Pittsburgh 03-2019
   -Updated 3/19/2019 3:27:38 PM
March 2019 Locomotives
   -Updated 3/19/2019 3:24:01 PM
New England Railroads 2019.
   -Updated 3/19/2019 2:45:16 PM
Joplin Missouri
   -Updated 3/19/2019 2:37:33 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 3/19/2019 2:33:38 PM
SEPTA 2019
   -Updated 3/19/2019 1:30:46 PM
BNSF 2008
   -Updated 3/19/2019 12:38:59 PM
Reading & Northern
   -Updated 3/19/2019 12:34:41 PM
Jeffrey Lawrence
   -Updated 3/19/2019 12:24:50 PM
Luzerne & Susquehanna
   -Updated 3/19/2019 11:39:39 AM
PRR: Philadelphia's Frankford Junction ~ '46-'68
   -Updated 3/19/2019 10:08:03 AM
   -Updated 3/19/2019 9:54:36 AM
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