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: 4,613,768
Locomotives:  170,678
Rolling Stock:  1,073,533
Locations:  30,296
What's New?
New Photo Albums
First inagural run of a SEPTA ACS-64.
   -Added 7/21/2018 11:50:13 PM
SP4728 Caboose (A Gem in the Desert) - 07/21/2018
   -Added 7/21/2018 10:46:23 PM
First time in two weeks.
   -Added 7/21/2018 9:54:24 PM
Old abandon Box Cars and other in Japan
   -Added 7/21/2018 9:41:29 PM
Z742 and a Bonus
   -Added 7/21/2018 7:44:06 PM
British Columbia's Majestic Thompson River Valley - 2018
   -Added 7/21/2018 6:52:09 PM
Mixed Pictures
   -Added 7/21/2018 5:02:32 PM
Northwest Railway Museum Operations and Displays
   -Added 7/21/2018 4:46:09 PM
BNSF Red River Division / Houston Subdivision; H-TEAPTX (FEC 106) @ MP159.65 - OSR gc; Normangee, TX
   -Added 7/18/2018 6:41:25 PM
PRR: Centipede Celebration ~ May 1973
   -Added 7/18/2018 5:46:36 PM
Florida East Coast #106 [EMD SD70M-2] @ BNSF Red River Division - Teague Yard; Teague TX
   -Added 7/18/2018 3:51:53 PM
Omiya Railway Museum
   -Added 7/15/2018 5:11:29 PM
Trains of railroads that no longer exist in Japan
   -Added 7/15/2018 4:54:42 PM
Arkansas UP BNSF
   -Added 7/14/2018 8:22:45 PM
TNMR SD9043MAC and UP C40-8s @ Riverdale
   -Added 7/14/2018 12:14:06 PM
   -Added 7/12/2018 1:11:19 AM
Northwest Railway Museum Collection
   -Added 7/11/2018 11:26:51 PM
JR Musashino Line
   -Added 7/10/2018 5:08:54 PM
Tobu Regular Commuter trains
   -Added 7/10/2018 2:34:42 AM
Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line
   -Added 7/9/2018 7:21:55 PM
Yokohama Municipal Subway
   -Added 7/9/2018 6:21:11 PM
JR Yokohama Line
   -Added 7/9/2018 6:16:21 PM
JR Nambu Line
   -Added 7/9/2018 5:53:47 PM
Pan Am Southern
   -Added 7/8/2018 11:25:05 PM
Michigan Transit Museum
   -Added 7/8/2018 10:02:06 PM
JR Tokaido lines in the Kanto Plain
   -Added 7/8/2018 9:30:10 PM
A 2 headed silver snake.
   -Added 7/8/2018 8:35:29 PM
Petersburg Area 7-08-18
   -Added 7/8/2018 8:25:09 PM
Port of Albany Railroad
   -Added 7/8/2018 7:39:39 PM
All on one car
   -Added 7/8/2018 7:11:18 PM
JR Chuo West Line
   -Added 7/8/2018 5:58:36 PM
MUDM 7-8-18
   -Added 7/8/2018 4:59:09 PM
Washington Union Station
   -Added 7/8/2018 3:31:43 PM
Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad Museum
   -Added 7/8/2018 9:46:32 AM
   -Added 7/8/2018 9:17:55 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Northeast WI, Spring 2018
   -Updated 7/22/2018 4:29:53 AM
PRR: Centipede Celebration ~ May 1973
   -Updated 7/22/2018 4:16:15 AM
JR Tokaido lines in the Kanto Plain
   -Updated 7/22/2018 3:57:38 AM
PRR: Jones ~> Orangeville Pix ~ Circa 1953
   -Updated 7/22/2018 3:31:34 AM
Long Hood Forward!
   -Updated 7/22/2018 3:29:10 AM
MNA pics around carthage mo
   -Updated 7/22/2018 2:59:04 AM
PRR: Pennsy Fire Power ~ 1904-2008
   -Updated 7/22/2018 2:59:01 AM
Yokohama Municipal Subway
   -Updated 7/22/2018 1:58:54 AM
Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
   -Updated 7/22/2018 1:30:03 AM
PRR-PC-CR: Altoona Action ~ 1915-1996
   -Updated 7/22/2018 1:22:08 AM
Laurel Montana - Billings Montana 2018
   -Updated 7/22/2018 1:20:22 AM
Tobu Regular Commuter trains
   -Updated 7/22/2018 1:17:48 AM
Gondola Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 7/22/2018 1:07:15 AM
BNSF Heritage hoppers
   -Updated 7/22/2018 1:01:37 AM
BNSF's Casper Subdivision 2018
   -Updated 7/22/2018 12:52:33 AM
Tank Car Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 7/22/2018 12:48:53 AM
~ Extra Board ~
   -Updated 7/22/2018 12:44:09 AM
BNSF's Cody Branchline 2018
   -Updated 7/22/2018 12:42:02 AM
Springfield, MO Area Trains
   -Updated 7/21/2018 11:53:34 PM
Local Shots 2016
   -Updated 7/21/2018 11:39:14 PM
   -Updated 7/21/2018 11:26:23 PM
Autorack Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 7/21/2018 11:12:20 PM
Flatcar Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 7/21/2018 11:05:16 PM
Chicago & North Western Railway
   -Updated 7/21/2018 10:50:06 PM
June 2018
   -Updated 7/21/2018 10:23:09 PM
Boxcar and Reefer Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 7/21/2018 10:10:49 PM
Santa Fe - Cabooses
   -Updated 7/21/2018 9:49:46 PM
   -Updated 7/21/2018 9:40:17 PM
Sound Transit - Sounder
   -Updated 7/21/2018 9:33:55 PM
BNSF rolling stock
   -Updated 7/21/2018 9:31:31 PM
UP Seattle
   -Updated 7/21/2018 9:29:42 PM
Covered Hopper Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 7/21/2018 9:19:11 PM
Here and There
   -Updated 7/21/2018 9:14:01 PM
Flying objects
   -Updated 7/21/2018 9:08:33 PM
BN/BNSF Seattle north
   -Updated 7/21/2018 9:04:59 PM

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