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: 3,762,008
Locomotives:  149,454
Rolling Stock:  887,596
Locations:  28,368
What's New?
New Photo Albums
1990's visit to Illinois
   -Added 1/24/2015 10:43:21 PM
D750 with a Helm GP40-2.
   -Added 1/24/2015 9:45:06 PM
3 pumpkins & more.
   -Added 1/24/2015 8:06:25 PM
That rotten fence.
   -Added 1/24/2015 7:39:12 PM
   -Added 1/24/2015 6:34:40 PM
Vintage Slides/Photos
   -Added 1/24/2015 6:08:08 PM
Snow-capped coal train on the CSX at Columbus.
   -Added 1/24/2015 4:39:03 PM
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KCS/KCSM in 2015
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E8 and more
   -Added 1/24/2015 3:28:08 PM
GETX equipment in CT
   -Added 1/24/2015 3:23:21 PM
CSX trains and power
   -Added 1/24/2015 2:59:46 PM
Lease Power 2015
   -Added 1/24/2015 2:53:00 PM
Around London Ontario
   -Added 1/24/2015 2:08:55 PM
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Mid winter 2015 - CSX Rochester & Buffalo Terminal Subs
   -Added 1/24/2015 10:49:07 AM
MARC 2015
   -Added 1/23/2015 10:02:16 PM
Friday Colors.
   -Added 1/23/2015 8:12:25 PM
PRR #9069 (Baldwin DS44-1000)
   -Added 1/23/2015 2:44:15 PM
Burlington Northern Railroad SD7, SD9, and SD24
   -Added 1/23/2015 10:53:21 AM
Catenary Lines, Catenary Poles, Catenary Wires, and Third Rails
   -Added 1/22/2015 7:21:03 PM
CN gondolas in CT
   -Added 1/22/2015 7:15:54 AM
Norfolk Southern
   -Added 1/21/2015 11:18:00 PM
DOTX FRA move at Lynchburg
   -Added 1/21/2015 11:09:10 PM
2015 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Added 1/21/2015 9:28:05 PM
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BNSF, UP & NS in Memphis
   -Added 1/21/2015 5:39:45 PM
A Little Snow Today.
   -Added 1/21/2015 4:45:13 PM
New Jersey Transits
   -Added 1/21/2015 12:04:28 PM
CSX eastbounds in Snow.
   -Added 1/21/2015 9:03:09 AM
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   -Added 1/20/2015 10:33:00 PM
Turntable and Roundhouse
   -Added 1/20/2015 9:32:41 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Pavonia Yard - Camden, NJ
   -Updated 1/24/2015 10:46:10 PM
January 2015
   -Updated 1/24/2015 10:46:10 PM
December 2013
   -Updated 1/24/2015 10:38:45 PM
Arizona, New Mexico, And California
   -Updated 1/24/2015 10:27:16 PM
Masters of the rattle can
   -Updated 1/24/2015 10:14:11 PM
Friday Colors.
   -Updated 1/24/2015 10:12:09 PM
UP Chicago service unit
   -Updated 1/24/2015 10:05:58 PM
Random Akron.
   -Updated 1/24/2015 9:57:24 PM
2014 A few days in the US.
   -Updated 1/24/2015 9:55:05 PM
Central Ohio
   -Updated 1/24/2015 9:52:36 PM
Auto racks-Herington, KS on 3-31-2013
   -Updated 1/24/2015 9:49:06 PM
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Pan Am Railways - Connecticut River Line
   -Updated 1/24/2015 9:36:03 PM
Pan Am Railways - Ayer to Greenfield
   -Updated 1/24/2015 9:34:07 PM
Pan Am Railways - Ayer, MA
   -Updated 1/24/2015 9:32:08 PM
   -Updated 1/24/2015 9:27:21 PM
My Ann Arbor pictures.
   -Updated 1/24/2015 9:26:45 PM
KCS 2015
   -Updated 1/24/2015 9:22:17 PM
Conrail Beesleys Point Secondary
   -Updated 1/24/2015 9:22:13 PM
New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad
   -Updated 1/24/2015 9:13:31 PM
October 1993
   -Updated 1/24/2015 9:03:12 PM
Pan Am Railways - Stony Brook Line
   -Updated 1/24/2015 8:58:40 PM
2015 Train Photographs
   -Updated 1/24/2015 8:27:29 PM
2015 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 1/24/2015 8:25:51 PM
FEC (Florida East Coast Railway)
   -Updated 1/24/2015 8:08:31 PM
Pittsburgh PCC Streetcars
   -Updated 1/24/2015 7:54:23 PM
Rolling stock album
   -Updated 1/24/2015 7:18:40 PM
CRYX Cryo-Trans Reefers
   -Updated 1/24/2015 7:16:53 PM
Soo Line Rolling Stock
   -Updated 1/24/2015 7:16:15 PM
Leased Locomotive Motive Power
   -Updated 1/24/2015 7:15:35 PM
UP Motive Power
   -Updated 1/24/2015 7:15:07 PM
NS Motive Power
   -Updated 1/24/2015 7:14:28 PM
   -Updated 1/24/2015 7:13:54 PM
CN Motive Power
   -Updated 1/24/2015 7:13:47 PM

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