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: 4,095,871
Locomotives:  157,436
Rolling Stock:  968,028
Locations:  29,125
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Summer Afternoon at Needham Junction
   -Added 4/29/2016 11:06:56 PM
Several BNSF trains and a DGNO local on the Madill Sub
   -Added 4/29/2016 10:42:04 PM
Lafarge Loads
   -Added 4/29/2016 8:41:55 PM
Along the Rails of Kansas: March 2016
   -Added 4/29/2016 8:25:09 PM
NS 1006 with auto racks east.
   -Added 4/29/2016 8:07:43 PM
UP 1983 leading 23N and a CP AC44CW!
   -Added 4/29/2016 6:28:27 PM
2016 Maine Spring
   -Added 4/29/2016 3:55:27 PM
Maine Central - Newport Jct
   -Added 4/29/2016 3:47:08 PM
BLS Cargo, Switzerland, launches its first Vectron
   -Added 4/29/2016 3:45:18 PM
2014 Photos
   -Added 4/29/2016 2:59:06 PM
2015 Photos
   -Added 4/29/2016 11:02:47 AM
October 2015
   -Added 4/29/2016 8:54:09 AM
KCS everywhere else
   -Added 4/29/2016 4:18:03 AM
Follow that train!
   -Added 4/29/2016 3:53:53 AM
2016 Indiana and Illinois pt 1
   -Added 4/29/2016 1:03:48 AM
NS 7552 east.
   -Added 4/28/2016 9:48:35 PM
misc rail road shots
   -Added 4/28/2016 9:04:57 PM
Erie-Lackawanna Near the End of its Days
   -Added 4/28/2016 8:12:37 PM
NS Geometry train
   -Added 4/28/2016 2:50:53 PM
January 2016, Jefferson City, MO
   -Added 4/28/2016 10:09:55 AM
High plains drifting 2/2016
   -Added 4/28/2016 4:30:51 AM
Naugatuck Railroad's new leaser
   -Added 4/28/2016 12:00:01 AM
   -Added 4/27/2016 9:04:40 PM
611 Weekend
   -Added 4/27/2016 8:46:48 PM
Part Of Former CNJ Right Of Way Roselle Park- Roselle,N.J.
   -Added 4/27/2016 8:24:16 PM
Wellsboro, Indiana April 23, 2016
   -Added 4/27/2016 7:06:43 PM
Kansas city area action including Emporia Ks.
   -Added 4/27/2016 6:50:43 PM
Yuma AZ, 24 Apr 2016
   -Added 4/27/2016 2:03:09 PM
Bella Italia - 10 days through northern Italy
   -Added 4/27/2016 3:56:29 AM
Dad's shots from Sunnyside
   -Added 4/27/2016 2:53:57 AM
   -Added 4/27/2016 12:45:46 AM
My favorite CSX Paint leads a mixer west.
   -Added 4/26/2016 8:55:58 PM
The ABC transfer run.
   -Added 4/26/2016 7:42:44 PM
Rochelle, IL April 20-22, 2016
   -Added 4/26/2016 6:45:01 PM
Norfolk Southern C23 - 4/26/16
   -Added 4/26/2016 3:35:46 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Finding trains around Phoenix
   -Updated 4/30/2016 8:24:31 AM
Is 2016 the end of SD50-2's on ballast trains in Tyrone, GA?
   -Updated 4/30/2016 6:53:42 AM
Bella Italia - 10 days through northern Italy
   -Updated 4/30/2016 5:43:44 AM
Series SM42
   -Updated 4/30/2016 5:02:01 AM
KCS Heavener Sub
   -Updated 4/30/2016 3:56:40 AM
   -Updated 4/30/2016 2:37:20 AM
Kansas city area action including Emporia Ks.
   -Updated 4/30/2016 1:41:01 AM
CSX Yard Action
   -Updated 4/30/2016 12:55:26 AM
April 2016 Pt 2
   -Updated 4/30/2016 12:52:13 AM
Chicago Area Railfan Trip (02/23-03/04/16)
   -Updated 4/30/2016 12:28:27 AM
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad
   -Updated 4/29/2016 11:59:03 PM
2015 Trip to Bailey yard (Railfest 2015), North Platte Nebraska.
   -Updated 4/29/2016 11:55:10 PM
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Collection
   -Updated 4/29/2016 11:44:55 PM
2016 - Selected Rolling Stock
   -Updated 4/29/2016 11:34:49 PM
Walbridge, Oh
   -Updated 4/29/2016 11:30:01 PM
2016 Photos
   -Updated 4/29/2016 11:17:24 PM
Pan Am Railways - Ayer to Greenfield
   -Updated 4/29/2016 10:57:19 PM
Thankfuls - Diesel
   -Updated 4/29/2016 10:20:39 PM
When Brewster, Ohio Was "Little Hagerstown"
   -Updated 4/29/2016 10:03:24 PM
Arizona, New Mexico, And California
   -Updated 4/29/2016 10:03:17 PM
BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 4/29/2016 9:50:34 PM
Milwaukee Right of Way
   -Updated 4/29/2016 9:47:36 PM
Railroad scenes
   -Updated 4/29/2016 9:47:16 PM
Vintage Equipment
   -Updated 4/29/2016 9:46:17 PM
MILW rolling stock
   -Updated 4/29/2016 9:45:21 PM
Random passenger cars
   -Updated 4/29/2016 9:41:08 PM
SP Freight Locos - GE
   -Updated 4/29/2016 9:05:58 PM
Canadian National in Wisconsin (2012-Present)
   -Updated 4/29/2016 8:32:40 PM
CSX in Connellsville Area 2016 Set
   -Updated 4/29/2016 8:21:11 PM
Union Pacific (UP) Engines and Equipment
   -Updated 4/29/2016 7:46:20 PM
Illinois Central
   -Updated 4/29/2016 7:45:31 PM
FEC motive power through the years
   -Updated 4/29/2016 6:40:24 PM
Carpenter's Bluff
   -Updated 4/29/2016 6:37:56 PM
Canadian Photos
   -Updated 4/29/2016 5:38:38 PM
Akron Canton and Youngstown
   -Updated 4/29/2016 5:35:28 PM

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