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 2011 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: 3,624,967
Locomotives:  146,344
Rolling Stock:  852,140
Locations:  28,092
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Grafitti Tag 'Victims' : Mr. HBAK!
   -Added 9/2/2014 12:44:56 AM
Cajon Pass and more
   -Added 9/2/2014 12:32:52 AM
Donner Pass
   -Added 9/1/2014 10:48:18 PM
Union Pacific engines in Missouri-July 2014
   -Added 9/1/2014 10:21:05 PM
Pan Am Railways #382
   -Added 9/1/2014 9:13:27 PM
MMA sitting in the jackman yard
   -Added 9/1/2014 9:06:55 PM
Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway Plows
   -Added 9/1/2014 9:01:12 PM
Central Maine & Quebec Railway
   -Added 9/1/2014 8:53:31 PM
UP DFW SU / Hearne SD; UP #5735 [GE AC44CWCTE], UP #5563 [AC44CWCTE], UP #5840 [GE AC44CWCTE]; Buffa
   -Added 9/1/2014 8:45:55 PM
BNSF Gulf Division/ Houston Subdivision;BNSF #5531 [GE C44-9W] NS #9728 [GE C40-9W]; Normangee, TX
   -Added 9/1/2014 8:32:16 PM
BNSF Gulf Division/Houston Subdivision; BNSF #7203 [GE ES44DC], BNSF #777 [GE C44-9W]; Jewett, TX
   -Added 9/1/2014 8:12:16 PM
BNSF Gulf Division / Houston Subdivision; 5138 w/ DODX 40391 - pair of M1A2 SEP MBT
   -Added 9/1/2014 7:39:04 PM
Through the window in New York
   -Added 9/1/2014 6:31:16 PM
Reidsville Road Crossing
   -Added 9/1/2014 6:10:34 PM
Misc freight car photos and other photos: 6-14-2014
   -Added 9/1/2014 5:51:30 PM
   -Added 9/1/2014 5:13:15 PM
Leaser Locomotives
   -Added 9/1/2014 4:42:36 PM
Along the Rails of Kansas: August 2014
   -Added 9/1/2014 4:28:06 PM
Folkston GA
   -Added 9/1/2014 3:40:50 PM
Cayce SC
   -Added 9/1/2014 2:21:34 PM
Ride the Rails Saturday with DRGW #491
   -Added 9/1/2014 1:00:03 PM
Depew Station
   -Added 9/1/2014 12:26:12 PM
NS 1072 leading NS 747 and chase plus other
   -Added 9/1/2014 11:09:59 AM
Saying "I DO." on a train.
   -Added 9/1/2014 10:53:58 AM
BNSF Mixed Freight in Irving
   -Added 9/1/2014 10:44:17 AM
NS Intermodal - CRSA 8/27/14
   -Added 9/1/2014 7:51:40 AM
Ohio trip 2014
   -Added 9/1/2014 7:18:09 AM
NS Racks and Stacks
   -Added 9/1/2014 7:00:52 AM
Shenandoah Junction CSX side 2014
   -Added 9/1/2014 5:22:04 AM
White Post Catches
   -Added 9/1/2014 5:01:51 AM
NS Ethanol - CRSA Lehigh Line
   -Added 8/31/2014 11:54:46 PM
Why I love mixers.
   -Added 8/31/2014 11:24:12 PM
CSX L128 - 8/27/14
   -Added 8/31/2014 10:43:17 PM
TFM SD70MAC Leads Norfolk Southern 36Q
   -Added 8/31/2014 10:34:45 PM
I found Bigfoot!!!!
   -Added 8/31/2014 9:12:38 PM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 9/2/2014 4:09:08 AM
CaliforniaRailfan101's Best of the Niles Canyon Railway, Sunol, and Niles, CA
   -Updated 9/2/2014 2:51:25 AM
June-July-August 2014 over 300 new photos!
   -Updated 9/2/2014 2:47:56 AM
South Texas Aug 2014
   -Updated 9/2/2014 1:38:40 AM
CSX Keystone Sub, Broadford, Pa
   -Updated 9/2/2014 12:54:04 AM
Shots From The Collection
   -Updated 9/2/2014 12:53:48 AM
Family Lines System, Roster Shots- Connellsville, Pa Area
   -Updated 9/2/2014 12:49:52 AM
B&O and C&O, Rolling Stock- Connellsville, Pa Area
   -Updated 9/2/2014 12:47:42 AM
Rail-Fanning 2014 Part 7
   -Updated 9/2/2014 12:45:57 AM
Gondola Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 9/2/2014 12:34:50 AM
Hurricane Isaac Reroute
   -Updated 9/2/2014 12:19:57 AM
North Alabama 2013
   -Updated 9/2/2014 12:19:40 AM
CP's on the Gainesville Midland
   -Updated 9/2/2014 12:18:43 AM
Fall Season 2013
   -Updated 9/2/2014 12:17:55 AM
Rolling Stock Rolling Past my Lens...
   -Updated 9/1/2014 11:56:29 PM
Staples Sub Clear Lake
   -Updated 9/1/2014 11:30:12 PM
Mississippi River Valley '14
   -Updated 9/1/2014 10:52:24 PM
   -Updated 9/1/2014 10:48:47 PM
Canadian Pacific
   -Updated 9/1/2014 10:37:37 PM
Open top Hoppers
   -Updated 9/1/2014 10:18:11 PM
crude oil & Ethanol's
   -Updated 9/1/2014 10:11:24 PM
Random covered hoppers
   -Updated 9/1/2014 10:01:39 PM
Random 21st century tank cars
   -Updated 9/1/2014 9:59:33 PM
Freight Cars 2014
   -Updated 9/1/2014 9:57:03 PM
   -Updated 9/1/2014 9:55:20 PM
Pan Am Railways - Stony Brook Line
   -Updated 9/1/2014 9:54:42 PM
BNSF Action in Irving!
   -Updated 9/1/2014 9:54:28 PM
Freight Trains 2014
   -Updated 9/1/2014 9:50:29 PM
Miscellaneous Railroads
   -Updated 9/1/2014 9:46:58 PM
Cumbres & Toltec
   -Updated 9/1/2014 9:26:05 PM
   -Updated 9/1/2014 9:24:23 PM
   -Updated 9/1/2014 9:21:47 PM
Citx / Cefx
   -Updated 9/1/2014 9:17:01 PM
JULY 2014 Pt 2
   -Updated 9/1/2014 9:10:01 PM
BNSF Group Stock
   -Updated 9/1/2014 8:50:28 PM

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