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: 3,644,984
Locomotives:  146,685
Rolling Stock:  857,808
Locations:  28,125
What's New?
New Photo Albums
The Conrail Michigan Line ~ 1993 to 2000.
   -Added 9/17/2014 11:39:50 AM
CSX High and Wide loads
   -Added 9/17/2014 10:23:33 AM
Colorful Wheeling resting in Bellevue.
   -Added 9/17/2014 9:51:18 AM
CSX 7720 & the stubby mixer.
   -Added 9/17/2014 6:48:52 AM
   -Added 9/17/2014 5:44:53 AM
611 visits Decatur 8/83
   -Added 9/17/2014 12:00:40 AM
North Carolina Railfanning
   -Added 9/16/2014 11:25:19 PM
Amtrak 2014
   -Added 9/16/2014 11:05:28 PM
Two From CP's Yard.
   -Added 9/16/2014 6:06:27 PM
Illinois Central Blue Devil Leads NS K38
   -Added 9/16/2014 6:03:12 PM
White River Jct. Glory Days
   -Added 9/16/2014 4:49:27 PM
Downriver Detoit
   -Added 9/16/2014 4:18:32 PM
Rolling Stock: Guilford/PanAm
   -Added 9/16/2014 2:34:10 PM
San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI)
   -Added 9/16/2014 11:59:37 AM
Ohio Locomotive Works.
   -Added 9/16/2014 10:16:22 AM
CSX 7815 and a Furbee mix it up.
   -Added 9/16/2014 9:57:00 AM
One I didn't expect to see.
   -Added 9/16/2014 9:22:03 AM
Be patient, your crew is coming.
   -Added 9/16/2014 9:05:02 AM
   -Added 9/16/2014 8:25:19 AM
CSXT in and around Plymouth MI
   -Added 9/16/2014 8:16:04 AM
RK September 2014
   -Added 9/16/2014 1:04:51 AM
Wheeling & Lake Erie
   -Added 9/16/2014 12:21:28 AM
U of M tracks
   -Added 9/15/2014 11:21:04 PM
Minneapolis tracks
   -Added 9/15/2014 10:45:20 PM
   -Added 9/15/2014 10:37:25 PM
Hanging Out ar AC Tower in Marion
   -Added 9/15/2014 9:22:08 PM
Almost got skunked.
   -Added 9/15/2014 8:00:56 PM
Louisville KY
   -Added 9/15/2014 7:55:00 PM
Wheeling gets ready for the day.
   -Added 9/15/2014 7:32:11 PM
San Diego, CA
   -Added 9/15/2014 7:15:04 PM
Steam in the Valley 2014 - NKP 765
   -Added 9/15/2014 6:06:08 PM
Manchester, GA
   -Added 9/15/2014 6:03:25 PM
Weber Canyon, Sept. 2014
   -Added 9/15/2014 5:59:48 PM
CSX in Folkston, GA 2014
   -Added 9/15/2014 4:36:07 PM
CSX in Waycross, GA
   -Added 9/15/2014 4:32:41 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Pittsburgh PCC Streetcars
   -Updated 9/17/2014 1:31:33 PM
Regional Transportation Authority
   -Updated 9/17/2014 1:19:13 PM
Early CSX
   -Updated 9/17/2014 12:42:13 PM
   -Updated 9/17/2014 12:34:17 PM
   -Updated 9/17/2014 12:33:33 PM
NS Brunswick District
   -Updated 9/17/2014 12:30:39 PM
Jesup Ga 2014
   -Updated 9/17/2014 12:12:59 PM
   -Updated 9/17/2014 11:53:10 AM
Stations and structues, NY and NJ
   -Updated 9/17/2014 11:30:53 AM
Downriver Detoit
   -Updated 9/17/2014 11:02:25 AM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 9/17/2014 10:50:19 AM
CSX 2014
   -Updated 9/17/2014 10:08:09 AM
Pulling Power September 2014
   -Updated 9/17/2014 10:05:16 AM
Rolling Stock September 2014
   -Updated 9/17/2014 10:03:07 AM
Big Steam down the Delaware River - NYS&W 142
   -Updated 9/17/2014 9:13:16 AM
GNWR equipment in CT
   -Updated 9/17/2014 8:33:12 AM
GCCX equipment in CT
   -Updated 9/17/2014 8:31:23 AM
nysw summer action 2014
   -Updated 9/17/2014 8:31:19 AM
Hanging Out ar AC Tower in Marion
   -Updated 9/17/2014 8:22:30 AM
summer actin on the river line volume 2
   -Updated 9/17/2014 8:07:25 AM
Canada/USA trip 2014
   -Updated 9/17/2014 6:35:39 AM
0070's Amtrak
   -Updated 9/17/2014 2:41:47 AM
Autorack Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 9/17/2014 2:38:40 AM
Gondola Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 9/17/2014 2:36:03 AM
   -Updated 9/17/2014 2:16:22 AM
Canadian Pacific-D&H
   -Updated 9/17/2014 2:10:50 AM
   -Updated 9/17/2014 2:07:09 AM
   -Updated 9/17/2014 2:04:51 AM
CSX in Connellsville Area 2014 Set
   -Updated 9/17/2014 2:03:24 AM
Conrail in the Southern Tier
   -Updated 9/17/2014 1:52:18 AM
   -Updated 9/17/2014 1:12:21 AM
Wheeling & Lake Erie
   -Updated 9/17/2014 1:10:18 AM
CSX 2014
   -Updated 9/17/2014 12:29:16 AM
Andrews Trains Around the US
   -Updated 9/17/2014 12:26:00 AM
Pennsylvania Northeastern 2014
   -Updated 9/17/2014 12:22:00 AM

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