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: 3,765,997
Locomotives:  149,506
Rolling Stock:  888,006
Locations:  28,369
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Nickel Plate FM Diesel Switcher
   -Added 1/26/2015 9:17:41 AM
CS SD9 #831
   -Added 1/26/2015 9:09:53 AM
CO 4-8-4 614T Experimental Locomotive
   -Added 1/26/2015 8:50:09 AM
MILW 2-8-2 #312
   -Added 1/26/2015 8:28:44 AM
A Winter's Night.
   -Added 1/26/2015 8:24:39 AM
Lehigh Valley 2-10-2 #4045
   -Added 1/26/2015 7:58:01 AM
NW 2-6-6-2 #1461
   -Added 1/26/2015 4:48:40 AM
Hattiesburg, MS Trip 1-25-2015
   -Added 1/25/2015 11:05:59 PM
East at Amherst.
   -Added 1/25/2015 11:00:50 PM
3 Trains Friday Night
   -Added 1/25/2015 10:39:24 PM
Illinois Terminal Heritage Unit
   -Added 1/25/2015 10:09:52 PM
Horseshoe Curve 1960
   -Added 1/25/2015 9:49:59 PM
IL Shortlines
   -Added 1/25/2015 9:20:57 PM
CSXT and Norfolk Southern Action
   -Added 1/25/2015 9:13:21 PM
SP Party in Riverdale
   -Added 1/25/2015 7:39:08 PM
Two From Sunday.
   -Added 1/25/2015 6:18:00 PM
Four from last Sunday
   -Added 1/25/2015 5:55:02 PM
Canadian National 2015
   -Added 1/25/2015 3:46:38 PM
Former CGW
   -Added 1/25/2015 3:31:09 PM
Three in the Morning
   -Added 1/25/2015 2:07:29 PM
Norfolk Southern in Worcester, MA!!!
   -Added 1/25/2015 2:07:12 PM
   -Added 1/25/2015 1:26:15 PM
Jan 2015
   -Added 1/25/2015 1:12:59 PM
   -Added 1/25/2015 1:12:50 PM
Little Rock-01242015
   -Added 1/25/2015 12:40:10 PM
Harrisburg Line Jan 2015
   -Added 1/25/2015 11:30:32 AM
Bridge Shots
   -Added 1/25/2015 11:17:29 AM
Fired up on the Bridge
   -Added 1/25/2015 11:02:01 AM
CN box cars in CT
   -Added 1/25/2015 8:21:35 AM
CN covered hoppers in CT
   -Added 1/25/2015 8:17:00 AM
GNWR box cars in CT
   -Added 1/25/2015 8:07:10 AM
Spartanburg Photos
   -Added 1/25/2015 6:34:22 AM
January 2015
   -Added 1/25/2015 5:06:12 AM
Series 222M
   -Added 1/25/2015 1:53:08 AM
General Album
   -Added 1/24/2015 10:57:55 PM
Updated Photo Albums
KCS'S Transcontinental Division Meridian Sub
   -Updated 1/26/2015 9:17:39 AM
NS'S Alabama Division Birmingham East End District
   -Updated 1/26/2015 9:07:34 AM
NS'S Alabama Division AGS South District
   -Updated 1/26/2015 8:49:19 AM
2014 A few days in the US.
   -Updated 1/26/2015 8:31:17 AM
ATW equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/26/2015 7:04:10 AM
AGPX equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/26/2015 7:01:24 AM
   -Updated 1/26/2015 6:58:38 AM
ACFX covered hoppers in CT vol. 2
   -Updated 1/26/2015 6:58:03 AM
UTLX tank cars in CT
   -Updated 1/26/2015 6:56:23 AM
SHQX equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/26/2015 5:53:22 AM
OCCX equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/26/2015 5:50:53 AM
GNWR covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 1/26/2015 5:49:19 AM
Cabooses and other rolling stock
   -Updated 1/26/2015 4:49:01 AM
CaliforniaRailfan101's Best of Emeryville, CA
   -Updated 1/26/2015 4:26:26 AM
Series S200
   -Updated 1/26/2015 4:11:36 AM
Conrail in the Southern Tier
   -Updated 1/26/2015 3:15:06 AM
CSX 2015
   -Updated 1/26/2015 2:16:08 AM
Conrail on the ex New York Central
   -Updated 1/26/2015 2:09:04 AM
CP on the Southern Tier
   -Updated 1/26/2015 1:37:29 AM
Canadian Pacific-D&H
   -Updated 1/26/2015 1:08:58 AM
   -Updated 1/26/2015 12:55:26 AM
   -Updated 1/26/2015 12:32:02 AM
Cam Shots NE Florida Action 2008
   -Updated 1/26/2015 12:26:36 AM
Altoona / Cresson / Cassandra / misc NY/PA
   -Updated 1/25/2015 11:01:00 PM
Union Pacific 2015
   -Updated 1/25/2015 10:41:56 PM
East Tennessee Trains 2015
   -Updated 1/25/2015 10:35:44 PM
TADs 2015 CSX K oil trains
   -Updated 1/25/2015 10:24:09 PM
TADs CSX 2015
   -Updated 1/25/2015 10:23:32 PM
CSX 2015
   -Updated 1/25/2015 10:18:17 PM
Lehigh Line scenes
   -Updated 1/25/2015 9:46:49 PM
Mount Washington Cog Railway
   -Updated 1/25/2015 9:37:11 PM
Chicago Railroading
   -Updated 1/25/2015 9:20:44 PM
   -Updated 1/25/2015 9:15:54 PM
Northeast Corridor
   -Updated 1/25/2015 9:03:44 PM
Staples Sub
   -Updated 1/25/2015 8:56:09 PM

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