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: 3,920,851
Locomotives:  153,632
Rolling Stock:  924,163
Locations:  28,742
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Some DGNO catches on Sunday afternoon
   -Added 8/4/2015 2:23:27 AM
Slater, MO area: 8-24-2014
   -Added 8/3/2015 9:36:42 PM
Wanamaker, Kempton, & Southern
   -Added 8/3/2015 8:29:17 PM
East & West in Hudson.
   -Added 8/3/2015 8:19:38 PM
San Timoteo Canyon
   -Added 8/3/2015 7:54:32 PM
Viscose 6 @ Kutztown
   -Added 8/3/2015 7:31:40 PM
Nickel Plate Road Locomotive
   -Added 8/3/2015 4:48:02 PM
CSX North East
   -Added 8/3/2015 4:37:11 PM
NS Canisteo
   -Added 8/3/2015 4:17:58 PM
   -Added 8/3/2015 9:12:28 AM
AMTRAK 8 on 5/8/2015 at Winona, MN.
   -Added 8/3/2015 2:40:51 AM
August 2015 Pt 2
   -Added 8/2/2015 11:42:26 PM
August 2015
   -Added 8/2/2015 11:40:43 PM
Shore Line East Commuter Service
   -Added 8/2/2015 10:41:16 PM
My Pictures
   -Added 8/2/2015 10:33:13 PM
Aug.1 at Goose Island
   -Added 8/2/2015 10:16:51 PM
Conrail family rolling stock
   -Added 8/2/2015 9:58:07 PM
Providence & Worcester
   -Added 8/2/2015 9:36:13 PM
Starrucca Viaduct, Lanesboro, PA
   -Added 8/2/2015 8:51:11 PM
CP East Region / Sunbury Subdivision; CP258 @ MP626.5 - Hallstead, PA
   -Added 8/2/2015 8:32:53 PM
Three On CP
   -Added 8/2/2015 8:13:23 PM
One each way Hudson.
   -Added 8/2/2015 7:59:45 PM
Horseshoe Curve 2015
   -Added 8/2/2015 7:35:47 PM
A Vacation trip around Pine Mountain & Warm Springs, GA
   -Added 8/2/2015 7:17:20 PM
WPCA11 running long hood forward.
   -Added 8/2/2015 7:06:15 PM
39G with an NS SD75.
   -Added 8/2/2015 4:37:13 PM
Q418 with 4 engines.
   -Added 8/2/2015 4:17:48 PM
   -Added 8/2/2015 2:57:27 PM
Lehigh Valley heritage unit
   -Added 8/2/2015 1:07:30 PM
CP East Region; CP DB-11 @ East Binghamton Yard; Binghamton, NY
   -Added 8/2/2015 12:55:12 PM
August 2015
   -Added 8/2/2015 12:52:13 PM
NYS&W Binghamton Shops
   -Added 8/2/2015 12:48:05 PM
NS Harrisburg Division / Southern Tier Line; HO-1 @ SR 214.10 - Chenango River Bridge approach / Sta
   -Added 8/2/2015 12:43:47 PM
NS Harrisburg Division / Southern Tier Line; HO-1 @ SR 214.15 - Chenango River Bridge; Binghamton, N
   -Added 8/2/2015 12:29:58 PM
NS Binghamton Yard; NS205 @ QD Switches / SR 214.01 - Chenango St og
   -Added 8/2/2015 12:24:36 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Misc. Photos
   -Updated 8/4/2015 2:50:36 AM
Buffalo & Pittsburgh
   -Updated 8/4/2015 2:23:55 AM
   -Updated 8/4/2015 2:18:42 AM
Misc. B&LE
   -Updated 8/4/2015 2:18:24 AM
NS AGS South District
   -Updated 8/4/2015 1:36:11 AM
30th St Station - Philadelphia, PA
   -Updated 8/4/2015 1:25:50 AM
July 2015
   -Updated 8/4/2015 1:24:23 AM
Vancouver, WA
   -Updated 8/4/2015 1:08:16 AM
NS East End District
   -Updated 8/4/2015 12:42:16 AM
Trains Around Wisconsin
   -Updated 8/4/2015 12:30:03 AM
UP right of way
   -Updated 8/3/2015 11:52:50 PM
Romulus, Mi
   -Updated 8/3/2015 11:51:47 PM
Livonia, Mi
   -Updated 8/3/2015 11:48:37 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 8/3/2015 11:48:23 PM
Toledo, Oh
   -Updated 8/3/2015 11:47:25 PM
UP freight cars
   -Updated 8/3/2015 11:43:39 PM
August 2015
   -Updated 8/3/2015 11:40:08 PM
Railfan Kyles train photos never before seen!
   -Updated 8/3/2015 11:40:05 PM
UP passenger cars
   -Updated 8/3/2015 11:39:37 PM
Union Pacific
   -Updated 8/3/2015 11:24:10 PM
Rolling stock album
   -Updated 8/3/2015 10:45:11 PM
CRYX Cryo-Trans Reefers
   -Updated 8/3/2015 10:43:58 PM
Leased Locomotive Motive Power
   -Updated 8/3/2015 10:43:09 PM
CSX Motive Power
   -Updated 8/3/2015 10:42:23 PM
BNSF Motive Power
   -Updated 8/3/2015 10:41:54 PM
April 2015
   -Updated 8/3/2015 10:00:56 PM
Some misc. roster shots
   -Updated 8/3/2015 9:59:48 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 8/3/2015 9:56:55 PM
U Misc
   -Updated 8/3/2015 9:56:44 PM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 8/3/2015 9:53:05 PM
Some misc. action shots
   -Updated 8/3/2015 9:50:46 PM
MO railroad depot photos
   -Updated 8/3/2015 9:45:05 PM
TADs 2015 CSX
   -Updated 8/3/2015 9:33:54 PM
Railroading part 3 of 2015.
   -Updated 8/3/2015 9:32:40 PM
John Higginson Photos in Missouri and Illinois 2015
   -Updated 8/3/2015 9:32:40 PM

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