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: 4,442,484
Locomotives:  165,949
Rolling Stock:  1,040,629
Locations:  29,942
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Ontario Trains - Niagara Region - July 2017 - Part 2
   -Added 9/26/2017 12:40:18 PM
BNSF ES44C4 4222 in Moore and Amtrak in Norman BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 9/26/2017 11:27:24 AM
NS Heritage Units
   -Added 9/26/2017 11:09:37 AM
PRR: Atterbury's M-1 Engines: Part 2 ~ 1979
   -Added 9/26/2017 10:49:48 AM
Erie DS44-1000 #603
   -Added 9/26/2017 7:42:59 AM
Rare Edgemoor & Manetta 0-4-0T #5
   -Added 9/26/2017 7:24:20 AM
A pair of EL trains in the 1960's
   -Added 9/26/2017 6:57:42 AM
DMIR 2-8-8-4 #236
   -Added 9/26/2017 6:42:57 AM
USA: "Low-Nose Lookout" ~ March 1964
   -Added 9/26/2017 3:22:48 AM
MofW Equipment
   -Added 9/25/2017 11:52:43 PM
A Year Later
   -Added 9/25/2017 8:37:32 PM
A visit to Medina
   -Added 9/25/2017 7:23:46 PM
NS AC44C6M's
   -Added 9/25/2017 7:18:10 PM
CVSR 1822 and 6771
   -Added 9/25/2017 6:03:48 PM
Scattered Sightings
   -Added 9/25/2017 5:29:38 PM
NS -18N
   -Added 9/25/2017 4:06:26 PM
Moore, Norman BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 9/25/2017 2:21:00 PM
BNSF Heritage Covered Hoppers
   -Added 9/25/2017 1:48:55 PM
California Western Railbus M300
   -Added 9/25/2017 8:32:45 AM
California Western Steam Locos
   -Added 9/25/2017 7:48:26 AM
Cornwall NW2 #100
   -Added 9/25/2017 7:17:52 AM
Mixed freight on the move at Palmetto, GA
   -Added 9/25/2017 6:04:27 AM
Washington DC
   -Added 9/25/2017 2:24:11 AM
Longview, WA
   -Added 9/25/2017 1:31:58 AM
   -Added 9/24/2017 11:09:16 PM
More of Black River & Western steam and equipment.
   -Added 9/24/2017 10:42:04 PM
Making a Gevo look good.
   -Added 9/24/2017 10:31:02 PM
Bel Del / rare track mileage excursion
   -Added 9/24/2017 9:26:36 PM
Steam in the Valley - 2017
   -Added 9/24/2017 7:27:21 PM
Former CR power after NS-CSX split
   -Added 9/24/2017 6:30:15 PM
   -Added 9/24/2017 5:58:10 PM
Chicago, West Pullman & Southern #46
   -Added 9/24/2017 5:13:53 PM
Central Vermont 2-8-0 #470
   -Added 9/24/2017 4:46:34 PM
Central Vermont 0-8-0 #501
   -Added 9/24/2017 4:34:55 PM
Omaha 09/14/2017 vol 2.
   -Added 9/24/2017 4:34:29 PM
Updated Photo Albums
2017 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 9/26/2017 5:48:39 PM
   -Updated 9/26/2017 5:33:41 PM
DC Streetcar
   -Updated 9/26/2017 2:37:48 PM
Short Lines
   -Updated 9/26/2017 2:34:41 PM
The WSOR Northern Division
   -Updated 9/26/2017 1:52:55 PM
BNSF Locomotives
   -Updated 9/26/2017 1:09:54 PM
TADs RR Museum of PA
   -Updated 9/26/2017 12:55:14 PM
TADs Black River & Western
   -Updated 9/26/2017 12:51:47 PM
CSX Locomotives
   -Updated 9/26/2017 12:50:18 PM
UP Locomotives
   -Updated 9/26/2017 12:48:45 PM
NS Locomotives
   -Updated 9/26/2017 12:46:52 PM
Other Locomotives
   -Updated 9/26/2017 12:43:24 PM
CN Locomotives
   -Updated 9/26/2017 12:31:14 PM
New Orleans
   -Updated 9/26/2017 12:12:26 PM
Amtrak 2017
   -Updated 9/26/2017 12:00:16 PM
csx slug fest
   -Updated 9/26/2017 11:54:14 AM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 9/26/2017 11:25:53 AM
Private Owner
   -Updated 9/26/2017 10:52:56 AM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 9/26/2017 10:52:20 AM
   -Updated 9/26/2017 10:50:28 AM
Short Lines
   -Updated 9/26/2017 10:49:45 AM
Steam Locomotives
   -Updated 9/26/2017 10:49:02 AM
1996 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 9/26/2017 10:28:11 AM
NEC Railfanning north of New York City.
   -Updated 9/26/2017 10:00:10 AM
Trains of America 2017
   -Updated 9/26/2017 9:55:19 AM
Union Pacific
   -Updated 9/26/2017 8:19:10 AM
Norfolk Southern SD's
   -Updated 9/26/2017 8:16:39 AM
Norfolk Southern D9-40C/CW
   -Updated 9/26/2017 8:14:33 AM
Norfolk Southern Freight
   -Updated 9/26/2017 8:12:47 AM
Norfolk Southern stuff
   -Updated 9/26/2017 8:04:46 AM
Norfolk Southern ES4x
   -Updated 9/26/2017 8:03:11 AM
BVRY Brandywine Valley Railroad
   -Updated 9/26/2017 7:57:12 AM
Somewhere in Wisco
   -Updated 9/26/2017 6:38:54 AM
Susquehanna action in mid spring
   -Updated 9/26/2017 4:07:12 AM
South Texas Sep 2017
   -Updated 9/26/2017 3:38:22 AM

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