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: 3,648,178
Locomotives:  146,777
Rolling Stock:  859,378
Locations:  28,134
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Amazing train actions 9/20/14
   -Added 9/20/2014 11:40:14 PM
NS Port Road Branch
   -Added 9/20/2014 9:52:47 PM
Hiawatha Pete's RRpicturearchives album
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Freight Cars
   -Added 9/20/2014 9:10:57 PM
Nor Cal 2007
   -Added 9/20/2014 9:08:41 PM
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KCS dumping new ballast
   -Added 9/20/2014 8:06:17 PM
California September 2014
   -Added 9/20/2014 4:55:57 PM
Geneva Weekend - September 2014
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South Texas Aug 2005
   -Added 9/20/2014 4:00:25 PM
More Fall Color Variety
   -Added 9/20/2014 3:32:33 PM
CSX 361 leads Q138.
   -Added 9/20/2014 3:18:11 PM
Palatine Bridge
   -Added 9/20/2014 2:57:44 PM
Starrucca Viaduct
   -Added 9/20/2014 2:40:50 PM
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Binghamton Rail Photos.
   -Added 9/20/2014 10:24:12 AM
Rolling Stock 9-19-14
   -Added 9/20/2014 9:53:49 AM
A visit to Washinton, DC
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Decatur,IL 9/10/14 to 9/19/14
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Alabama Southern Railroad
   -Added 9/19/2014 10:36:05 PM
Decatur, Illinois September 19-21, 2014
   -Added 9/19/2014 9:58:36 PM
Ex BAR / Ex MMA units in the Hermon yard.
   -Added 9/19/2014 9:25:45 PM
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D750 heads west.
   -Added 9/19/2014 9:10:19 PM
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West June 2005
   -Added 9/19/2014 4:33:16 PM
Rock Island in Arkansas & Louisiana
   -Added 9/19/2014 4:28:27 PM
Norfolk Southern Pocahontas Division
   -Added 9/19/2014 3:30:50 PM
CSX Allegheny and New River Division Trains
   -Added 9/19/2014 3:15:19 PM
North Carolina Transportation Museum at Spencer Shops
   -Added 9/19/2014 12:19:18 PM
Success and failure at Alliance.
   -Added 9/19/2014 8:30:34 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Canada/USA trip 2014
   -Updated 9/21/2014 12:02:11 AM
Rail-Fanning 2014 Part 8
   -Updated 9/21/2014 12:00:41 AM
SEPT 2014 Pt 2
   -Updated 9/20/2014 11:51:17 PM
2014 Trip to "Streamliners at Spencer"
   -Updated 9/20/2014 11:37:42 PM
East Tennessee Trains 2014
   -Updated 9/20/2014 11:26:21 PM
September 2014
   -Updated 9/20/2014 11:24:51 PM
Union Pacific 2013
   -Updated 9/20/2014 11:18:03 PM
August 2013 in Southern Ontario
   -Updated 9/20/2014 11:10:53 PM
Trains in New York
   -Updated 9/20/2014 11:08:15 PM
Connecticut Southern Railroad
   -Updated 9/20/2014 10:59:49 PM
Providence & Worcester Railroad
   -Updated 9/20/2014 10:57:16 PM
Decatur, Illinois September 19-21, 2014
   -Updated 9/20/2014 10:56:17 PM
Pan Am Railways - Ayer to Greenfield
   -Updated 9/20/2014 10:51:50 PM
Pan Am Railways - In Ayer, MA
   -Updated 9/20/2014 10:48:58 PM
Around The Twin Cities: Volume Two
   -Updated 9/20/2014 10:47:22 PM
Ashley Rodriguez 2014 Rolling stock
   -Updated 9/20/2014 10:41:56 PM
Pan Am Railways - Stony Brook Line
   -Updated 9/20/2014 10:34:04 PM
TADs 2014 CSX
   -Updated 9/20/2014 10:27:54 PM
CSX 2014
   -Updated 9/20/2014 10:11:47 PM
Andy's Freightcar Photos
   -Updated 9/20/2014 10:08:11 PM
CSX - Plymouth Subdivision
   -Updated 9/20/2014 10:00:55 PM
CSX - Saginaw Subdivision
   -Updated 9/20/2014 10:00:12 PM
CSX - Toledo Terminal Subdivision
   -Updated 9/20/2014 9:58:00 PM
NS Heritage Engines
   -Updated 9/20/2014 9:54:57 PM
NS Pittsburgh Line
   -Updated 9/20/2014 9:48:06 PM
2014 North Central Indiana Railroads
   -Updated 9/20/2014 9:44:24 PM
BNSF 2014
   -Updated 9/20/2014 9:36:10 PM
Freight Trains 2014
   -Updated 9/20/2014 9:28:47 PM
2014 Until.
   -Updated 9/20/2014 9:19:46 PM
NS'S Central Division Second District
   -Updated 9/20/2014 9:01:23 PM
NJ Transit Arrow III MU Cars 2014
   -Updated 9/20/2014 8:49:30 PM
Trains to & from Browns Yard
   -Updated 9/20/2014 8:43:39 PM
Amtrak Passenger Cars 2014
   -Updated 9/20/2014 8:43:04 PM
Contemporary Amtrak
   -Updated 9/20/2014 8:42:31 PM
NJ Transit Electric Engines 2014
   -Updated 9/20/2014 8:36:34 PM

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