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: 4,213,624
Locomotives:  160,863
Rolling Stock:  987,472
Locations:  29,468
What's New?
New Photo Albums
West Chester Railroad at Cheyney.
   -Added 10/20/2016 11:17:35 PM
The Red Train RB&BB Circus Train 2016
   -Added 10/20/2016 10:53:36 PM
CSX 5486
   -Added 10/20/2016 9:49:50 PM
Misc Gondolas
   -Added 10/20/2016 9:34:56 PM
MWCX Gondolas
   -Added 10/20/2016 9:25:12 PM
Black and Whites from the Bottom of the Box
   -Added 10/20/2016 6:21:59 PM
Misc Covered Hoppers
   -Added 10/20/2016 6:20:36 PM
Interesting Boxcars
   -Added 10/20/2016 5:52:54 PM
INRD Open Hopper Cars
   -Added 10/20/2016 5:27:07 PM
   -Added 10/20/2016 4:55:35 PM
POTX - Potash Corporation
   -Added 10/20/2016 3:08:46 PM
UP 844 visit to St Louis and beyond
   -Added 10/20/2016 8:26:23 AM
Action around US Route 11 part 2
   -Added 10/20/2016 6:43:15 AM
PRR: Altoona, PA ~ Derailment ~ 21 May 1965
   -Added 10/20/2016 3:17:50 AM
New England Travels 2016-Glory Days at White River Junction
   -Added 10/19/2016 11:26:15 PM
Bettes Corners
   -Added 10/19/2016 8:19:41 PM
The first part of the Week Around La Crosse WI
   -Added 10/19/2016 8:02:03 PM
Union Pacific 844 St. Louis, MO - Chester, IL 2016-10-19
   -Added 10/19/2016 6:25:55 PM
New England Central 2016
   -Added 10/19/2016 6:21:19 PM
NS New Holland Branch
   -Added 10/19/2016 5:18:17 PM
FEC 148
   -Added 10/19/2016 4:36:02 PM
Peavey SD7 #444
   -Added 10/19/2016 4:15:58 PM
USAX RSD-1 #8030
   -Added 10/19/2016 4:03:18 PM
TRIRAIL 10 18 16
   -Added 10/19/2016 3:48:58 PM
RDG GP7 622
   -Added 10/19/2016 3:45:03 PM
UP EMD's on 27G
   -Added 10/19/2016 1:28:46 PM
SRC: Strasburg Rail Road ~ 11 August 1963
   -Added 10/19/2016 1:17:26 PM
Stored Locomotives on the old GM Lead in Oklahoma City
   -Added 10/19/2016 12:36:02 PM
Georgia Trip 7-2016
   -Added 10/19/2016 10:15:42 AM
PC RS1 9931
   -Added 10/19/2016 10:11:47 AM
PRR E8A 5894
   -Added 10/19/2016 9:45:04 AM
The ultimate virtue
   -Added 10/19/2016 9:15:29 AM
Big Bang's Carney's Restaurant
   -Added 10/19/2016 6:30:24 AM
NYSW GP18 #1804
   -Added 10/19/2016 6:05:02 AM
PC HH660 #9411
   -Added 10/19/2016 5:43:02 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Action around US Route 11 part 2
   -Updated 10/21/2016 4:13:47 AM
Milwaukee Road 261
   -Updated 10/21/2016 4:13:38 AM
Some misc. roster shots
   -Updated 10/21/2016 3:13:42 AM
NJT Atlantic City Line
   -Updated 10/21/2016 2:16:42 AM
September 2016
   -Updated 10/21/2016 12:46:32 AM
UP 844 visit to St Louis and beyond
   -Updated 10/21/2016 12:12:51 AM
2016 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 10/20/2016 11:38:11 PM
East Coast Railfan Trip featuring the AEM-7 Farewell Train (06/18-06/19/16)
   -Updated 10/20/2016 11:35:29 PM
General pictures
   -Updated 10/20/2016 11:16:12 PM
Pastor's Train Pics 2014
   -Updated 10/20/2016 11:01:10 PM
Northern New Jersey 2016
   -Updated 10/20/2016 10:46:47 PM
At the Signal
   -Updated 10/20/2016 10:45:43 PM
2014-2015 New Jersey Transit
   -Updated 10/20/2016 10:43:12 PM
MBTA - North Side
   -Updated 10/20/2016 10:40:27 PM
Union Pacific Pacific Northwest
   -Updated 10/20/2016 10:25:51 PM
2015-2016 Minnesota and nearby states
   -Updated 10/20/2016 9:28:14 PM
NS Atl South
   -Updated 10/20/2016 8:41:58 PM
CSX Georgia action photos
   -Updated 10/20/2016 8:30:17 PM
Altoona, Cresson PA and the Horseshoe Curve Sept. 3-5 2016
   -Updated 10/20/2016 8:17:56 PM
CP 2015/2017
   -Updated 10/20/2016 7:59:49 PM
   -Updated 10/20/2016 7:50:28 PM
only nevada
   -Updated 10/20/2016 7:47:29 PM
NS Alabama Division AGS North District...July-Dec. 2016
   -Updated 10/20/2016 7:44:00 PM
2016 Photos
   -Updated 10/20/2016 7:37:56 PM
3Q 2016
   -Updated 10/20/2016 7:33:34 PM
wicked desert
   -Updated 10/20/2016 7:25:45 PM
   -Updated 10/20/2016 7:23:47 PM
BNSF Southwestern Album
   -Updated 10/20/2016 6:54:31 PM
Freight Cars - 2016
   -Updated 10/20/2016 6:33:37 PM
Miscellaneous Finds
   -Updated 10/20/2016 5:52:48 PM
   -Updated 10/20/2016 5:49:19 PM
UP - Council Bluffs, Iowa (H&W Film)
   -Updated 10/20/2016 5:45:22 PM
Union Pacific Railroad
   -Updated 10/20/2016 5:19:27 PM
Kentucky Trains
   -Updated 10/20/2016 4:30:25 PM
Union Pacific 844 St. Louis, MO - Chester, IL 2016-10-19
   -Updated 10/20/2016 3:46:57 PM

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