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: 3,968,169
Locomotives:  154,394
Rolling Stock:  936,790
Locations:  28,868
What's New?
New Photo Albums
WE 7368 works the empties.
   -Added 10/6/2015 8:57:59 PM
NS 8414 leads a four pack east.
   -Added 10/6/2015 8:26:19 PM
Past Horseshoe Curve and on to Gallitzin!
   -Added 10/6/2015 7:57:17 PM
Macungie Today
   -Added 10/6/2015 7:43:36 PM
Three train Sunday 10/4/15
   -Added 10/6/2015 5:36:26 PM
Rolling Stock - Covered Hoppers - Kansas City Southern
   -Added 10/6/2015 3:02:15 PM
C4s on a mixed freight
   -Added 10/6/2015 12:48:22 PM
NKP 765 - Heading Home
   -Added 10/6/2015 9:53:16 AM
We are in emergency.
   -Added 10/6/2015 7:48:45 AM
   -Added 10/6/2015 7:09:28 AM
   -Added 10/6/2015 7:05:34 AM
Wisconsin MILW Depots and Other Railroad Structures
   -Added 10/6/2015 3:13:02 AM
2015 4Q
   -Added 10/5/2015 10:33:34 PM
Ophiem, IL: 12-04-2011
   -Added 10/5/2015 10:19:10 PM
Rocktober Pt 2
   -Added 10/5/2015 9:59:49 PM
A steamy day off.
   -Added 10/5/2015 9:11:09 PM
   -Added 10/5/2015 8:12:11 PM
Evening Racks.
   -Added 10/5/2015 7:10:56 PM
Last days of Conrail Alco RS11's at Bethlehem
   -Added 10/5/2015 6:52:07 PM
Pacific Northwest
   -Added 10/5/2015 6:09:04 PM
Trains in the Valley 10-3-15
   -Added 10/5/2015 3:11:00 PM
2015 3Q
   -Added 10/5/2015 2:26:56 PM
Iowa Traction
   -Added 10/5/2015 1:26:17 PM
Norman, Moore and Oklahoma City. Brand New BNSF ET44C4s 3993 & 3966 Tied Down
   -Added 10/5/2015 12:35:33 PM
Conrail train WPPA-40
   -Added 10/5/2015 12:20:56 PM
Working on the Railroad
   -Added 10/5/2015 7:08:36 AM
Wisconsin C&NW Depots and Other Railroad Structures
   -Added 10/5/2015 3:14:48 AM
Northeast WI, Fall 2015
   -Added 10/5/2015 2:32:07 AM
   -Added 10/4/2015 9:34:19 PM
   -Added 10/4/2015 9:15:03 PM
   -Added 10/4/2015 8:50:51 PM
Amsterdam, NY
   -Added 10/4/2015 8:28:16 PM
Spillertown, IL
   -Added 10/4/2015 7:37:50 PM
OT&C Fall Run
   -Added 10/4/2015 7:35:59 PM
3 Great Days of Brand New ET44C4's Tier 4's at GE Fort Worth Locomotive Plant
   -Added 10/4/2015 7:19:55 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 10/6/2015 10:23:52 PM
3 Great Days of Brand New ET44C4's Tier 4's at GE Fort Worth Locomotive Plant
   -Updated 10/6/2015 10:17:38 PM
2015 Summer Trip to the USA.
   -Updated 10/6/2015 10:10:55 PM
Two locomotives involved in minor derailment at Lynchburg.
   -Updated 10/6/2015 10:09:12 PM
Some New York action shots
   -Updated 10/6/2015 9:59:09 PM
Some misc. roster shots
   -Updated 10/6/2015 9:56:43 PM
Pan Am Railways - Ayer, MA
   -Updated 10/6/2015 9:38:45 PM
MRS Logistica
   -Updated 10/6/2015 9:22:02 PM
TADs 2015 CSX
   -Updated 10/6/2015 8:57:07 PM
TADs 2015 CSX K oil trains
   -Updated 10/6/2015 8:55:58 PM
Senior Year Part II
   -Updated 10/6/2015 8:50:38 PM
   -Updated 10/6/2015 8:44:45 PM
US Wagons
   -Updated 10/6/2015 8:40:15 PM
CSX 2015
   -Updated 10/6/2015 8:31:15 PM
Canadian pacific and Canadian National MOW!
   -Updated 10/6/2015 8:29:14 PM
Port of LA & LB Photos
   -Updated 10/6/2015 8:26:50 PM
Walkersville Southern 2013
   -Updated 10/6/2015 8:17:26 PM
Conrail Beesleys Point Secondary
   -Updated 10/6/2015 8:11:21 PM
Walkersville Southern 2014
   -Updated 10/6/2015 7:59:55 PM
   -Updated 10/6/2015 7:59:13 PM
Arizona, New Mexico, And California
   -Updated 10/6/2015 7:55:06 PM
   -Updated 10/6/2015 7:48:47 PM
Providence & Worcester
   -Updated 10/6/2015 7:47:07 PM
Soo Trains
   -Updated 10/6/2015 7:46:09 PM
   -Updated 10/6/2015 7:44:50 PM
P Misc
   -Updated 10/6/2015 7:43:52 PM
Wisconsin Central
   -Updated 10/6/2015 7:41:56 PM
Norfolk Southern SD's
   -Updated 10/6/2015 7:39:32 PM
Norfolk Southern GP's
   -Updated 10/6/2015 7:29:01 PM
Pacific Northwest
   -Updated 10/6/2015 7:27:22 PM
Norfolk Southern D9-40C/CW
   -Updated 10/6/2015 7:24:07 PM
Norfolk Southern ES4x
   -Updated 10/6/2015 7:16:38 PM
More Chicago Railroading
   -Updated 10/6/2015 6:46:18 PM
2015 Some grain cars.
   -Updated 10/6/2015 6:41:55 PM
Trains in Norman, OK
   -Updated 10/6/2015 6:26:30 PM

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