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: 4,134,327
Locomotives:  158,561
Rolling Stock:  974,188
Locations:  29,266
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Railtown 1897
   -Added 6/26/2016 9:57:51 PM
NS 6920 Honoring our Veterans
   -Added 6/26/2016 9:31:07 PM
6/25/2016: Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Lehigh Line; NS 212 impersonati
   -Added 6/26/2016 9:15:34 PM
Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Lehigh Line; NS 211 @ CP Bound Brook - MP
   -Added 6/26/2016 9:10:23 PM
Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Lehigh Line; CSX Q439 w/ Brakes In Emergen
   -Added 6/26/2016 8:58:02 PM
Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Lehigh Line; CSX Q388 @ CP Bound Brook - M
   -Added 6/26/2016 8:55:14 PM
Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Lehigh Line; NS 22V @ CP Bound Brook - MP3
   -Added 6/26/2016 8:50:28 PM
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Kansas City Southern (KCS)
   -Added 6/26/2016 7:39:35 PM
Strasburg Railroad 2016
   -Added 6/26/2016 7:39:23 PM
Blacklands Railroad (BLR)
   -Added 6/26/2016 7:28:04 PM
After the nit wit cleared.
   -Added 6/26/2016 6:52:40 PM
WORA 80 tonner - St. Marys, OH
   -Added 6/26/2016 6:39:44 PM
An evening on the Wheeling
   -Added 6/26/2016 6:19:42 PM
February 2016
   -Added 6/26/2016 5:40:06 PM
Steam Into History
   -Added 6/26/2016 4:04:35 PM
Union Pacific's Cache Valley Branch
   -Added 6/26/2016 3:32:47 PM
NKP caboose and depot - Payne, OH
   -Added 6/26/2016 2:31:16 PM
   -Added 6/26/2016 2:20:10 PM
Chicago Railanning
   -Added 6/26/2016 2:05:21 PM
Wabash depot - Antwerp, OH
   -Added 6/26/2016 12:43:31 PM
Amtrak Chicago
   -Added 6/26/2016 12:40:58 PM
Amtrak Auto Train
   -Added 6/26/2016 12:14:16 PM
SPEG engine shed - Ohio City, OH
   -Added 6/26/2016 11:24:35 AM
Nit Wit in action.
   -Added 6/26/2016 10:52:18 AM
Railfanning in Kansas City, Missouri - June 2016
   -Added 6/26/2016 10:28:56 AM
AB 1501 greets the morning.
   -Added 6/26/2016 10:24:18 AM
NS 9455 east.
   -Added 6/26/2016 9:29:08 AM
CP Laggan Sub June 2016 trip
   -Added 6/25/2016 11:39:15 PM
   -Added 6/25/2016 11:15:35 PM
Memphis, NY 2015
   -Added 6/25/2016 9:56:58 PM
CSX G076 at Solvay, NY April 28, 2015
   -Added 6/25/2016 9:16:02 PM
Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Excursion Train May 9, 2015
   -Added 6/25/2016 9:07:59 PM
A little Uncle Pete with my salt & pepper.
   -Added 6/25/2016 8:47:36 PM
Trains 2
   -Added 6/25/2016 6:45:49 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Pastor's Train Pics 2013
   -Updated 6/26/2016 10:07:17 PM
Brand New EMD Tier 4 In UP Paint
   -Updated 6/26/2016 10:06:17 PM
Shortline, Regional, and Industrial Power 2016
   -Updated 6/26/2016 10:01:37 PM
CSX in 2016
   -Updated 6/26/2016 9:56:51 PM
Freight Cars 2012
   -Updated 6/26/2016 9:55:57 PM
Freight Cars 2013
   -Updated 6/26/2016 9:55:10 PM
Freight Cars 2014
   -Updated 6/26/2016 9:48:46 PM
June 2016 Pt 2
   -Updated 6/26/2016 9:48:18 PM
Union Pacific 2016
   -Updated 6/26/2016 9:47:47 PM
Trenton Sub
   -Updated 6/26/2016 9:36:07 PM
Railfanning Tullytown
   -Updated 6/26/2016 9:32:34 PM
2016 Clinton, IA area
   -Updated 6/26/2016 9:28:43 PM
2016 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 6/26/2016 9:20:23 PM
Northern CA June 2016
   -Updated 6/26/2016 8:56:20 PM
Trains 2
   -Updated 6/26/2016 8:54:26 PM
James Pope Photos
   -Updated 6/26/2016 8:45:01 PM
Newton Falls, OH
   -Updated 6/26/2016 8:43:11 PM
Album 1
   -Updated 6/26/2016 8:27:58 PM
NS train pictures
   -Updated 6/26/2016 8:07:27 PM
NS Operation Lifesaver GP40-2 on 391 and more trains from April on the NS Memphis West District
   -Updated 6/26/2016 7:46:49 PM
Vintage Diesels
   -Updated 6/26/2016 7:29:12 PM
   -Updated 6/26/2016 7:20:24 PM
Norfolk Southern Piedmont Division W line
   -Updated 6/26/2016 7:01:56 PM
Trains 2016
   -Updated 6/26/2016 5:47:49 PM
Allentown & Auburn Topton Yard: 6/15/16
   -Updated 6/26/2016 5:44:27 PM
   -Updated 6/26/2016 5:44:12 PM
   -Updated 6/26/2016 5:29:10 PM
J. Parker Lamb
   -Updated 6/26/2016 5:27:49 PM
Union Pacific AMINGR
   -Updated 6/26/2016 4:53:03 PM
Varnish and Vanna
   -Updated 6/26/2016 4:41:01 PM
The last days of Reading colors at Abrams yard. February, 1977.
   -Updated 6/26/2016 4:40:42 PM
Salt Creek Trestle to Cruzatte
   -Updated 6/26/2016 4:16:23 PM
Illinois & Iowa 2016
   -Updated 6/26/2016 3:59:52 PM
KCM&O-Never Finished
   -Updated 6/26/2016 3:43:28 PM
NS Harrisburg Line
   -Updated 6/26/2016 3:20:48 PM

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