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: 4,215,517
Locomotives:  160,952
Rolling Stock:  987,858
Locations:  29,470
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Chasing MRL's 844 Local plus railfanning in Lombard Canyon!
   -Added 10/23/2016 6:52:56 PM
   -Added 10/23/2016 6:52:51 PM
CSX Florence Division Spartansburg sub
   -Added 10/23/2016 5:28:23 PM
Train Museum Bus Day
   -Added 10/23/2016 5:15:15 PM
RB bridge in August 1975
   -Added 10/23/2016 5:09:21 PM
A Fakebonnet Dash 9, a CSX SD40-2, and more in Livingston!
   -Added 10/23/2016 1:37:53 PM
LV Flint Hill Rd. and Gulf Rd. Summer 1975
   -Added 10/23/2016 1:03:53 PM
PC E8A #4299
   -Added 10/23/2016 12:09:11 PM
CN in Fort Erie, Ontario in the summer of 1975
   -Added 10/23/2016 12:04:01 PM
Moosehead 2016
   -Added 10/23/2016 12:03:54 PM
PC E7A #4211
   -Added 10/23/2016 11:56:56 AM
LN FP7A #656
   -Added 10/23/2016 11:43:33 AM
Meet me in Hudson.
   -Added 10/23/2016 10:47:58 AM
Rock Island E8A #657
   -Added 10/23/2016 9:30:18 AM
A Fallen Flag on a Fallen Flag
   -Added 10/23/2016 9:11:23 AM
Misc Gondolas
   -Added 10/23/2016 8:59:01 AM
CIT Group 2 Bay Covered Hoppers
   -Added 10/23/2016 7:58:25 AM
TILX 2 Bay Covered Hoppers
   -Added 10/23/2016 7:31:32 AM
OMNX Gondolas
   -Added 10/23/2016 7:15:13 AM
CIGX Gondolas
   -Added 10/23/2016 7:00:02 AM
Former Conrail GE’s and an SD40-2 join mixed freight runs through Union City, GA
   -Added 10/23/2016 6:27:09 AM
White Tankers
   -Added 10/23/2016 6:01:07 AM
Black Tankers
   -Added 10/23/2016 5:42:39 AM
Misc Covered Hoppers
   -Added 10/23/2016 5:04:12 AM
   -Added 10/22/2016 8:55:03 PM
Memphis Trip - 10/22/2016
   -Added 10/22/2016 5:38:39 PM
Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad
   -Added 10/22/2016 5:22:39 PM
Carolina Piedmont a GWI company
   -Added 10/22/2016 4:04:13 PM
   -Added 10/22/2016 4:00:22 PM
Oak Point Drive-by October 2016
   -Added 10/22/2016 11:57:08 AM
"GE brings good things to light."
   -Added 10/22/2016 10:24:23 AM
Accidentally after work.
   -Added 10/22/2016 9:04:03 AM
Misc Gondolas
   -Added 10/22/2016 7:23:26 AM
   -Added 10/22/2016 7:06:38 AM
Misc Boxcars
   -Added 10/22/2016 6:45:06 AM
Updated Photo Albums
CSX (and NYS&W) action.
   -Updated 10/24/2016 4:14:15 AM
Diane's train shots
   -Updated 10/24/2016 3:18:21 AM
Along the CN Main
   -Updated 10/24/2016 12:04:48 AM
September 2016
   -Updated 10/23/2016 11:40:10 PM
TAD's Amtrak
   -Updated 10/23/2016 11:02:14 PM
Portage, WI
   -Updated 10/23/2016 10:45:38 PM
Milford-Bennington Railroad
   -Updated 10/23/2016 10:28:30 PM
Miscellaneous Railroads
   -Updated 10/23/2016 10:05:52 PM
passin thru Neenah
   -Updated 10/23/2016 9:52:22 PM
   -Updated 10/23/2016 9:33:08 PM
2016 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 10/23/2016 9:21:03 PM
   -Updated 10/23/2016 8:43:32 PM
TP&W Sept 2016 - Dec 2016
   -Updated 10/23/2016 8:22:44 PM
2016 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 10/23/2016 8:02:04 PM
Pastor's Train Pics 2014
   -Updated 10/23/2016 7:57:56 PM
Miscellaneous Photos
   -Updated 10/23/2016 7:56:44 PM
CSX - Chessie Seaboard Multiplied
   -Updated 10/23/2016 7:40:20 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 10/23/2016 7:30:10 PM
Railroading In Virginia & North Carolina Album
   -Updated 10/23/2016 7:01:17 PM
current events
   -Updated 10/23/2016 6:59:03 PM
CB&Q Freight Diesels
   -Updated 10/23/2016 6:57:04 PM
New York & Atlantic Railway
   -Updated 10/23/2016 6:50:54 PM
Hoppers and box cars
   -Updated 10/23/2016 6:43:54 PM
Southern Pacific - Shreveport LA
   -Updated 10/23/2016 6:29:08 PM
3Q 2016
   -Updated 10/23/2016 6:29:01 PM
Becker, MN
   -Updated 10/23/2016 6:18:04 PM
Clear Lake, MN
   -Updated 10/23/2016 6:17:26 PM
My Rolling Stock
   -Updated 10/23/2016 6:15:56 PM
CSX - Detroit Subdivision
   -Updated 10/23/2016 5:33:25 PM
More Locomotives
   -Updated 10/23/2016 5:20:50 PM
CP 2015/2017
   -Updated 10/23/2016 5:12:17 PM
CSX Florence Division CN&L 2016
   -Updated 10/23/2016 5:01:42 PM
East Coast Railfan Trip featuring the AEM-7 Farewell Train (06/18-06/19/16)
   -Updated 10/23/2016 4:51:52 PM
N&W 611
   -Updated 10/23/2016 4:51:33 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's mainline stuff
   -Updated 10/23/2016 4:51:03 PM

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