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: 3,941,409
Locomotives:  154,059
Rolling Stock:  929,934
Locations:  28,806
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Sept 2015 Pt 2
   -Added 9/1/2015 1:55:21 PM
Harrisburg Line Sept 2015
   -Added 9/1/2015 12:34:44 PM
Amtrak's Indycar Train & Black Widow day 8-30-15
   -Added 9/1/2015 1:59:20 AM
Found Photos!
   -Added 8/31/2015 11:49:42 PM
Buy a Zebra, get 2 Big Macs.
   -Added 8/31/2015 10:37:53 PM
Alco quick look.
   -Added 8/31/2015 9:30:00 PM
Three on CP, Including Belles.
   -Added 8/31/2015 9:12:05 PM
The wave & the whimsical sky.
   -Added 8/31/2015 9:08:07 PM
Old Saybrook
   -Added 8/31/2015 7:58:48 PM
West Kingston
   -Added 8/31/2015 7:50:07 PM
A Colorful Lineup
   -Added 8/31/2015 7:45:18 PM
CSX 5423 with coke westbound.
   -Added 8/31/2015 7:27:43 PM
A Very Short Train
   -Added 8/31/2015 7:04:54 PM
UP SD70ACe's
   -Added 8/31/2015 5:36:27 PM
   -Added 8/31/2015 5:33:59 PM
NS SD40E's
   -Added 8/31/2015 5:26:50 PM
Into the Morning Sun at Willowcreek
   -Added 8/31/2015 5:16:07 PM
NS C40-9W's
   -Added 8/31/2015 5:03:44 PM
NS C40-8W's
   -Added 8/31/2015 5:01:27 PM
   -Added 8/31/2015 4:53:10 PM
RJ Corman
   -Added 8/31/2015 4:47:55 PM
NS SD70M's
   -Added 8/31/2015 4:45:39 PM
NS SD60M's
   -Added 8/31/2015 4:44:05 PM
   -Added 8/31/2015 4:41:07 PM
Lynchburg Regional gets an additional engine
   -Added 8/31/2015 3:47:50 PM
   -Added 8/31/2015 9:16:14 AM
Baldwin-Westinghouse Vision Cab Locomotives
   -Added 8/31/2015 8:18:51 AM
BNSF 8319 at the BNSF Denver Fuel Pits.
   -Added 8/30/2015 11:12:55 PM
   -Added 8/30/2015 11:11:47 PM
   -Added 8/30/2015 11:08:35 PM
TADs Allentown & Auburn RR
   -Added 8/30/2015 11:07:04 PM
   -Added 8/30/2015 11:05:02 PM
   -Added 8/30/2015 11:04:49 PM
A Citirail GEVO leading a mixed freight, a Fakebonnet Dash 9 and a BNSF Heritage 3 Dash 9 repaint!
   -Added 8/30/2015 10:42:00 PM
BNSF 7928 North of Great Falls, Montana
   -Added 8/30/2015 10:37:38 PM
Updated Photo Albums
August 2015
   -Updated 9/1/2015 4:07:05 PM
Lease Power 2015
   -Updated 9/1/2015 3:57:23 PM
Shortline, Regional, and Industrial Power 2015
   -Updated 9/1/2015 3:50:47 PM
2015 Summer Trip to the USA.
   -Updated 9/1/2015 3:47:39 PM
CSX in 2015
   -Updated 9/1/2015 3:40:31 PM
150708 Diesel Locomotives
   -Updated 9/1/2015 3:37:42 PM
SCL daze
   -Updated 9/1/2015 3:08:37 PM
CB&Q Steam
   -Updated 9/1/2015 3:00:32 PM
Norfolk Southern 2015
   -Updated 9/1/2015 2:53:25 PM
NS in Georgia/2015
   -Updated 9/1/2015 2:15:23 PM
KCS in Georgia/2015
   -Updated 9/1/2015 2:13:52 PM
BNSF in Georgia/2015
   -Updated 9/1/2015 2:11:48 PM
2015 Clinton, IA area
   -Updated 9/1/2015 2:05:55 PM
Amtrak [2009]
   -Updated 9/1/2015 11:23:22 AM
Travels to and around New York
   -Updated 9/1/2015 11:10:41 AM
TADs 2015 CSX K oil trains
   -Updated 9/1/2015 10:38:41 AM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 9/1/2015 10:36:46 AM
Some misc. roster shots
   -Updated 9/1/2015 10:32:11 AM
CSX in Connellsville Area 2015 Set
   -Updated 9/1/2015 8:13:20 AM
   -Updated 9/1/2015 8:04:11 AM
August 2015
   -Updated 9/1/2015 8:01:37 AM
Coil Steel Car Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 9/1/2015 7:57:29 AM
Amtrak 2015
   -Updated 9/1/2015 7:51:19 AM
Providence & Worcester ballast hoppers in CT
   -Updated 9/1/2015 7:36:57 AM
Providence & Worcester power in CT
   -Updated 9/1/2015 6:58:45 AM
OCCX equipment in CT
   -Updated 9/1/2015 6:55:49 AM
NS equipment in CT
   -Updated 9/1/2015 6:54:43 AM
GNWR covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 9/1/2015 6:53:36 AM
AEX covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 9/1/2015 6:51:44 AM
   -Updated 9/1/2015 5:34:50 AM
NYSW Northern Division
   -Updated 9/1/2015 4:45:54 AM
Steam trains
   -Updated 9/1/2015 4:34:36 AM
Norfolk Southern Steam
   -Updated 9/1/2015 4:19:25 AM
EL commuters after the fall
   -Updated 9/1/2015 4:01:44 AM
Railroading 2015
   -Updated 9/1/2015 2:31:59 AM

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