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: 3,499,076
Locomotives:  143,486
Rolling Stock:  823,440
Locations:  27,806
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Steam Rescans
   -Added 4/21/2014 3:19:13 AM
Norfolk Southern Upstate SC
   -Added 4/21/2014 3:15:17 AM
UP 2014
   -Added 4/21/2014 12:12:35 AM
Plainview, Texas
   -Added 4/20/2014 11:55:20 PM
UP Bailey Yard from the Golden Spike Tower
   -Added 4/20/2014 10:32:42 PM
BNSF Action
   -Added 4/20/2014 9:06:31 PM
CSXT Q617 & CSXT L180-19
   -Added 4/20/2014 8:43:19 PM
NJT Main Line 2014
   -Added 4/20/2014 7:43:59 PM
Leviathan, assembly required.
   -Added 4/20/2014 7:14:39 PM
Pig Pen, the Sitting Duck. NS 8105
   -Added 4/20/2014 6:46:43 PM
Leviathan - 04/19/2014
   -Added 4/20/2014 5:31:58 PM
A ride behind SOU 630... Grundy, VA, to Devon, WV, and return.
   -Added 4/20/2014 5:28:46 PM
Roscoe, Synder, and Pacific Outside braced boxcar.
   -Added 4/20/2014 3:28:55 PM
East Penn Railroad
   -Added 4/20/2014 1:29:43 PM
Rosenberg, TX 4/19/14
   -Added 4/20/2014 12:57:39 PM
   -Added 4/20/2014 8:29:44 AM
Amtrak to New Orleans
   -Added 4/20/2014 6:26:35 AM
BNSF 2014
   -Added 4/19/2014 11:44:05 PM
   -Added 4/19/2014 11:18:04 PM
Norfolk Southern April 19, 2014
   -Added 4/19/2014 11:17:04 PM
Q649 Learns Patience
   -Added 4/19/2014 10:40:45 PM
   -Added 4/19/2014 10:37:26 PM
Q602 and Q601
   -Added 4/19/2014 10:22:08 PM
Flag raising and dedication ceremony at NYSW Hawthorne Station
   -Added 4/19/2014 8:54:36 PM
Saturday's Lashup's
   -Added 4/19/2014 8:34:00 PM
EGSX coal cars
   -Added 4/19/2014 8:30:27 PM
Leviathan, off the trucks and onto the rails.
   -Added 4/19/2014 8:07:35 PM
Some old Berea shots...
   -Added 4/19/2014 8:06:59 PM
NYCTA Work trains
   -Added 4/19/2014 7:44:14 PM
CSX in Wellington
   -Added 4/19/2014 7:30:31 PM
BNSF family freight cars
   -Added 4/19/2014 7:18:39 PM
Open air car ride behind The Leviathan
   -Added 4/19/2014 7:12:29 PM
Railwatch 2014 and a wet one!
   -Added 4/19/2014 7:12:24 PM
Out and About with CPRR 63(Leviathan) in Wellington
   -Added 4/19/2014 6:49:15 PM
   -Added 4/19/2014 5:13:34 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Army Railfanning
   -Updated 4/21/2014 3:25:23 AM
2014 2Q
   -Updated 4/21/2014 1:41:58 AM
Rolling Stock & Intermodial Equipment
   -Updated 4/21/2014 12:40:52 AM
LIRR 467 Restoration
   -Updated 4/21/2014 12:27:45 AM
Rail-Fanning 2014 Part 3
   -Updated 4/21/2014 12:14:30 AM
Fallen Flags, Museum Pieces & Displays
   -Updated 4/21/2014 12:04:37 AM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 4/20/2014 11:56:38 PM
ATSF freight cars
   -Updated 4/20/2014 11:47:12 PM
1996 In And Around Tulsa Part 2
   -Updated 4/20/2014 11:46:10 PM
1st Quarter 2014 - CMP
   -Updated 4/20/2014 11:45:46 PM
Passenger & Freight Stations
   -Updated 4/20/2014 11:43:06 PM
Union Pacific RR (Nevada)
   -Updated 4/20/2014 11:40:27 PM
BNSF family open top hoppers
   -Updated 4/20/2014 11:38:46 PM
BNSF Chicago Sub: Album 2
   -Updated 4/20/2014 11:37:22 PM
BNSF - Washington State
   -Updated 4/20/2014 11:34:19 PM
Bridges, Trestles & Tunnels
   -Updated 4/20/2014 11:33:59 PM
Towers, Tanks & Turntables
   -Updated 4/20/2014 11:21:33 PM
Black River & Western 2011-2013
   -Updated 4/20/2014 11:05:53 PM
Signals, Signs & Trackside Oddities
   -Updated 4/20/2014 11:02:10 PM
Montana Miscellany
   -Updated 4/20/2014 11:01:00 PM
April 2014
   -Updated 4/20/2014 10:59:13 PM
Misc Union Pacific locomotive photos
   -Updated 4/20/2014 10:51:49 PM
April 2014
   -Updated 4/20/2014 10:42:18 PM
Golden Spike Tower
   -Updated 4/20/2014 10:35:42 PM
2001 In And Around Tulsa
   -Updated 4/20/2014 10:21:45 PM
Don Sharer
   -Updated 4/20/2014 10:12:31 PM
Indiana Night Shots
   -Updated 4/20/2014 10:00:51 PM
Trains West of the Mississippi
   -Updated 4/20/2014 9:50:01 PM
Winslow Junction/SRNJ
   -Updated 4/20/2014 9:43:21 PM
BN/BNSF in former Q territory
   -Updated 4/20/2014 9:30:34 PM
Piedmont NC/SC area
   -Updated 4/20/2014 9:09:16 PM
CSXT'S Atlanta Division Boyles Terminal Sub
   -Updated 4/20/2014 9:05:55 PM
November 2013
   -Updated 4/20/2014 9:00:45 PM
   -Updated 4/20/2014 8:59:51 PM
NS'S Alabama Divison AGS North District
   -Updated 4/20/2014 8:58:12 PM

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