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: 3,858,714
Locomotives:  152,189
Rolling Stock:  908,537
Locations:  28,641
What's New?
New Photo Albums
NS Conway Yards
   -Added 5/25/2015 11:41:37 PM
Month in review May 2015
   -Added 5/25/2015 11:33:20 PM
Morning Moves.
   -Added 5/25/2015 10:28:55 PM
BN/BNSF Right of Way
   -Added 5/25/2015 10:22:04 PM
EJ&E 703
   -Added 5/25/2015 9:33:05 PM
Walt Disney World Railroad 2015
   -Added 5/25/2015 9:31:54 PM
Railroading part 3 of 2015.
   -Added 5/25/2015 8:58:36 PM
NS 5033 rescues Amtrak Regional train 156 at Lynchburg
   -Added 5/25/2015 8:34:33 PM
MN/WI/IL/IN Dec 2014
   -Added 5/25/2015 8:18:02 PM
Holiday Weekend.
   -Added 5/25/2015 8:06:54 PM
Sunset Limited Alpine, Texas
   -Added 5/25/2015 7:59:14 PM
Birmingham Terminal Railway (BHRR)
   -Added 5/25/2015 5:54:06 PM
Scenic Scenes
   -Added 5/25/2015 5:15:34 PM
   -Added 5/25/2015 4:51:47 PM
Macon Ga, 4/11/2015
   -Added 5/25/2015 4:43:59 PM
Leviathan in Wellington.
   -Added 5/25/2015 4:27:48 PM
Nemo & Oak Ridge 4/17-18
   -Added 5/25/2015 3:57:48 PM
North Country Trip
   -Added 5/25/2015 3:45:53 PM
Erie RR Crossing of Indiana State Highway 15
   -Added 5/25/2015 3:21:29 PM
Erie Western
   -Added 5/25/2015 2:46:35 PM
Villa Grove & IC
   -Added 5/25/2015 2:18:38 PM
New Year's Trip 2013
   -Added 5/25/2015 2:07:00 PM
1066 on CP 939 along with 6920.
   -Added 5/25/2015 1:38:49 PM
Alabama & Gulf Coast railroad
   -Added 5/25/2015 12:41:47 PM
Southern Tier mixed
   -Added 5/25/2015 12:30:45 PM
Two at Peru Center Road
   -Added 5/25/2015 11:35:12 AM
TXOR 2015
   -Added 5/25/2015 8:23:15 AM
The Abraham Lincoln Funeral car.
   -Added 5/25/2015 7:31:04 AM
Cresson Trip 2015
   -Added 5/25/2015 6:51:57 AM
Around Kansas City Missouri near I435
   -Added 5/25/2015 1:27:10 AM
A KCS ACe and some UP action
   -Added 5/24/2015 10:58:29 PM
Black River and Western Trip
   -Added 5/24/2015 10:30:06 PM
UP Takes Over Again!
   -Added 5/24/2015 10:27:47 PM
J&J Picnic 2015
   -Added 5/24/2015 9:52:36 PM
Dunkirk, NY area photos
   -Added 5/24/2015 9:27:17 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Penn Central
   -Updated 5/26/2015 11:07:07 AM
Union Pacific [2010]
   -Updated 5/26/2015 11:03:18 AM
Trains of the Tier
   -Updated 5/26/2015 10:55:10 AM
Romulus, Mi
   -Updated 5/26/2015 10:53:00 AM
CSX 2015
   -Updated 5/26/2015 10:33:26 AM
Pan Am railways
   -Updated 5/26/2015 10:07:14 AM
CVSR and predecessors
   -Updated 5/26/2015 10:05:55 AM
Thankfuls - Favorites
   -Updated 5/26/2015 10:00:50 AM
river line spring time action album 2
   -Updated 5/26/2015 9:53:34 AM
   -Updated 5/26/2015 9:53:02 AM
Branson Scenic Railway
   -Updated 5/26/2015 9:48:40 AM
Upstate NY mixed
   -Updated 5/26/2015 9:24:31 AM
foreigon visitors on csx river line spring 2015
   -Updated 5/26/2015 8:36:22 AM
NS'S Alabama Division AGS South District
   -Updated 5/26/2015 8:18:47 AM
B&O Dock Branch & Belt Line
   -Updated 5/26/2015 8:15:35 AM
spring time action on nys&w 2015
   -Updated 5/26/2015 7:56:48 AM
Some misc. roster shots
   -Updated 5/26/2015 7:40:34 AM
Lincoln Park & Brooks Ave. mixed
   -Updated 5/26/2015 7:26:14 AM
New Year's Trip 2013
   -Updated 5/26/2015 6:48:25 AM
Canadian Commuters
   -Updated 5/26/2015 4:32:06 AM
Canadian Pacific in Canada
   -Updated 5/26/2015 4:14:54 AM
Freight cars and MOW equipment
   -Updated 5/26/2015 4:05:27 AM
   -Updated 5/26/2015 3:57:27 AM
Canadian National
   -Updated 5/26/2015 3:38:45 AM
CSX's Parsons Yard - Columbus, OH
   -Updated 5/26/2015 12:56:28 AM
NS' Watkins Yard - Columbus, OH
   -Updated 5/26/2015 12:45:02 AM
Rolling Stock, various types and Companies
   -Updated 5/25/2015 11:44:37 PM
April 2015 Pt2
   -Updated 5/25/2015 11:36:40 PM
2nd Quarter 2015 - CMP
   -Updated 5/25/2015 11:27:03 PM
Washington & Idaho Railroad Random Shots
   -Updated 5/25/2015 11:20:21 PM
CSX Q418
   -Updated 5/25/2015 11:15:37 PM
Pavonia Yard - Camden, NJ
   -Updated 5/25/2015 11:06:51 PM
   -Updated 5/25/2015 10:59:34 PM
Freight Trains 2015
   -Updated 5/25/2015 10:48:21 PM
Some Conrail roster shots
   -Updated 5/25/2015 10:37:43 PM

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