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: 4,361,772
Locomotives:  164,485
Rolling Stock:  1,019,247
Locations:  29,770
What's New?
New Photo Albums
   -Added 5/29/2017 6:01:08 AM
American Muscle
   -Added 5/28/2017 11:08:10 PM
CSX Tallahassee visit. 05-25-17
   -Added 5/28/2017 10:14:50 PM
Stone for a minute.
   -Added 5/28/2017 9:35:25 PM
The Coolpix and a pumpkin.
   -Added 5/28/2017 9:21:13 PM
May 2017
   -Added 5/28/2017 8:19:54 PM
Black River & Western ALCO 2-8-0 #60
   -Added 5/28/2017 8:15:00 PM
Shortlines Indiana
   -Added 5/28/2017 5:47:57 PM
Southbound double-stacks out of Red Oak, GA
   -Added 5/28/2017 5:12:59 PM
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The twins are on the road.
   -Added 5/28/2017 3:48:54 PM
Trains 23
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How I got to see Red N Ready.
   -Added 5/28/2017 2:20:46 PM
Nogales-Obregon. Sonora, Mexico
   -Added 5/28/2017 11:48:02 AM
More Gloom.
   -Added 5/28/2017 8:03:06 AM
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Rolling stock on the BNSF
   -Added 5/28/2017 4:48:05 AM
Hamburg, PA
   -Added 5/27/2017 10:23:08 PM
Enola, PA
   -Added 5/27/2017 9:38:54 PM
Switching the power around.
   -Added 5/27/2017 9:13:29 PM
Two for one.
   -Added 5/27/2017 8:22:51 PM
PRR Varnish
   -Added 5/27/2017 7:54:02 PM
Bayview Junction, Hamilton, Ontario - May 2017
   -Added 5/27/2017 7:30:35 PM
Houston TX 5/27/17
   -Added 5/27/2017 6:59:58 PM
Southbound covered hoppers out of Red Oak, GA
   -Added 5/27/2017 6:00:04 PM
2017: EMD GP40-2’s handle the Union City, GA locals.
   -Added 5/27/2017 4:11:23 PM
Post-work 05/22/2017
   -Added 5/27/2017 3:05:37 PM
Back to work, but first...
   -Added 5/27/2017 2:54:14 PM
Delmarva Central Railroad/NS railroad - Late 2016 and, 2017
   -Added 5/27/2017 1:35:12 PM
A very epic weekend (05/20/2017).
   -Added 5/27/2017 12:49:09 PM
A very epic weekend (05/19/2017).
   -Added 5/27/2017 12:20:40 PM
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Pre-work 05/18/2017
   -Added 5/27/2017 11:41:51 AM
MN/WI/AZ/FL/MB/ON March-May 2017
   -Added 5/27/2017 11:28:48 AM
PRR: "World Famous" ~ September 1973
   -Added 5/27/2017 2:20:02 AM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 5/29/2017 7:20:03 AM
T Freight Cars
   -Updated 5/29/2017 5:58:58 AM
Aussie National green and yellow
   -Updated 5/29/2017 2:09:57 AM
East Deerfield, MA
   -Updated 5/29/2017 2:05:50 AM
Staples Sub
   -Updated 5/29/2017 1:26:33 AM
Canadian railroads
   -Updated 5/29/2017 12:04:53 AM
BNSF roster
   -Updated 5/29/2017 12:03:53 AM
BN/BNSF roster
   -Updated 5/29/2017 12:02:23 AM
BN/BNSF Seattle
   -Updated 5/29/2017 12:01:41 AM
Sound Transit - Sounder
   -Updated 5/28/2017 11:56:15 PM
Local Shots 15
   -Updated 5/28/2017 11:47:09 PM
Railfanning Across The USA
   -Updated 5/28/2017 11:29:32 PM
   -Updated 5/28/2017 11:16:15 PM
UP Seattle
   -Updated 5/28/2017 11:09:52 PM
   -Updated 5/28/2017 11:06:42 PM
Rails Around Gopher Land
   -Updated 5/28/2017 11:03:17 PM
Steam Trains Across The USA
   -Updated 5/28/2017 10:25:43 PM
2017, Jefferson City, MO
   -Updated 5/28/2017 10:18:18 PM
Union Pacific 17
   -Updated 5/28/2017 10:06:36 PM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 5/28/2017 10:04:18 PM
Canadian Photos
   -Updated 5/28/2017 9:43:57 PM
NJ Transit
   -Updated 5/28/2017 9:43:13 PM
Trains to & from Browns Yard
   -Updated 5/28/2017 9:40:11 PM
Thankfuls - Favorites
   -Updated 5/28/2017 9:39:35 PM
Short Lines
   -Updated 5/28/2017 9:36:24 PM
Mike Ondecker Photos
   -Updated 5/28/2017 9:34:18 PM
CSX @ West Trenton
   -Updated 5/28/2017 9:32:17 PM
Lyons, KS
   -Updated 5/28/2017 9:20:58 PM
Southern California Action
   -Updated 5/28/2017 8:55:31 PM
Canadian Pacific Railway
   -Updated 5/28/2017 8:16:36 PM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 5/28/2017 8:10:37 PM
Folkston, GA - 2017
   -Updated 5/28/2017 8:10:28 PM
2017 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 5/28/2017 7:48:55 PM
May 2017
   -Updated 5/28/2017 7:38:01 PM
Grimsby, Illinois
   -Updated 5/28/2017 7:31:17 PM

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