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: 3,797,293
Locomotives:  150,375
Rolling Stock:  895,197
Locations:  28,455
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Housatonic Railroad Ex-BAR #22
   -Added 3/4/2015 5:32:27 AM
Washington, DC
   -Added 3/4/2015 12:37:36 AM
Point of Rocks, MD
   -Added 3/3/2015 11:03:23 PM
   -Added 3/3/2015 10:28:05 PM
Trains in Sacramento & Stockton 2-28-15
   -Added 3/3/2015 10:10:13 PM
One small snapshot from a video I took today.
   -Added 3/3/2015 8:29:11 PM
Assortment of NS and CSX power, including a GP39.
   -Added 3/3/2015 8:14:50 PM
CNO&TP (Tennessee) 02.28.2015
   -Added 3/3/2015 7:57:59 PM
Light Rail
   -Added 3/3/2015 7:56:50 PM
March 2015
   -Added 3/3/2015 7:13:54 PM
Ontario Trains - January 2015 - Part 2
   -Added 3/3/2015 7:03:12 PM
CNO&TP (Tennessee) 02.27.2015
   -Added 3/3/2015 6:47:07 PM
Unknown Dates (1995-2004)
   -Added 3/3/2015 6:20:40 PM
CNO&TP (Tennessee) 02.26.2015
   -Added 3/3/2015 5:40:29 PM
BNSF #7433
   -Added 3/3/2015 5:06:20 PM
CNO&TP (Northern Kentucky) 07.11.2014
   -Added 3/3/2015 5:03:03 PM
CNO&TP (Northern Kentucky) 06.27.2014
   -Added 3/3/2015 4:40:16 PM
Feb. 2015 in the Upper Midwest - Pt. 2
   -Added 3/3/2015 4:39:48 PM
   -Added 3/3/2015 4:29:39 PM
CNO&TP (Northern Kentucky) 06.12.2014
   -Added 3/3/2015 4:13:29 PM
Rosters at Rupert
   -Added 3/3/2015 4:09:32 PM
Feb. 2015 in the Upper Midwest - Pt. 1
   -Added 3/3/2015 3:47:28 PM
SEWA-March 2015
   -Added 3/3/2015 2:53:26 PM
NS 9041 and NS 6703
   -Added 3/3/2015 1:33:19 PM
Auto-Train Corporation
   -Added 3/3/2015 10:11:54 AM
   -Added 3/3/2015 6:51:08 AM
A surprise or 2 on BNSF on 2/7/2015.
   -Added 3/3/2015 3:16:05 AM
March 2015
   -Added 3/2/2015 11:17:46 PM
One small snapshot from a video I took today.
   -Added 3/2/2015 10:41:53 PM
   -Added 3/2/2015 9:56:48 PM
   -Added 3/2/2015 8:11:29 PM
   -Added 3/2/2015 7:59:52 PM
A Nice Monday.
   -Added 3/2/2015 7:10:37 PM
they call it graffiti
   -Added 3/1/2015 9:11:04 PM
Foggy Sunday Railfanning
   -Added 3/1/2015 8:17:47 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Some misc. roster shots
   -Updated 3/4/2015 6:02:04 AM
Some Conrail roster shots
   -Updated 3/4/2015 5:56:23 AM
Railfanning Pictures Of 2015
   -Updated 3/4/2015 5:12:18 AM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 3/4/2015 4:35:42 AM
CP on the Southern Tier
   -Updated 3/4/2015 4:27:21 AM
Conrail on the ex New York Central
   -Updated 3/4/2015 4:22:04 AM
Canadian Pacific-D&H
   -Updated 3/4/2015 4:13:31 AM
   -Updated 3/4/2015 4:03:39 AM
Conrail in the Southern Tier
   -Updated 3/4/2015 3:57:59 AM
TJY Productions' UP Photos
   -Updated 3/4/2015 12:51:46 AM
2014 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 3/4/2015 12:51:26 AM
Miscellaneous Photos
   -Updated 3/4/2015 12:02:43 AM
   -Updated 3/3/2015 11:38:56 PM
EMD GP locomotives
   -Updated 3/3/2015 11:33:32 PM
Black River & Western 2011-2014
   -Updated 3/3/2015 11:29:18 PM
Various GE locomotives
   -Updated 3/3/2015 11:13:17 PM
NS Locomotives
   -Updated 3/3/2015 11:04:41 PM
CSX's River Subdivision
   -Updated 3/3/2015 10:55:52 PM
Misc cars
   -Updated 3/3/2015 10:48:59 PM
SW Washington/NW Oregon 2
   -Updated 3/3/2015 10:45:21 PM
Pan Am Railways - Ayer, MA
   -Updated 3/3/2015 10:34:17 PM
February , 2015
   -Updated 3/3/2015 10:27:16 PM
BNSF family covered hoppers
   -Updated 3/3/2015 10:19:31 PM
Gettysburg, PA
   -Updated 3/3/2015 10:16:34 PM
   -Updated 3/3/2015 10:13:14 PM
Random boxcars
   -Updated 3/3/2015 10:06:28 PM
BN/BNSF Washington State
   -Updated 3/3/2015 10:03:50 PM
Random freight car
   -Updated 3/3/2015 9:59:53 PM
Trains in Missouri
   -Updated 3/3/2015 9:54:26 PM
Union Pacific
   -Updated 3/3/2015 9:52:57 PM
Model Railroad Freight Cars
   -Updated 3/3/2015 9:42:25 PM
Model Railroad Steam Locomotives
   -Updated 3/3/2015 9:41:02 PM
Model Railroad Diesel Locomotives
   -Updated 3/3/2015 9:39:19 PM
March 2015
   -Updated 3/3/2015 9:38:45 PM
Union Pacific Seattle
   -Updated 3/3/2015 9:21:55 PM

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