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: 5,721,702
Locomotives:  194,611
Rolling Stock:  1,322,190
Locations:  32,432
What's New?
New Photo Albums
CSX 5264 & 5284
   -Added 9/24/2023 11:12:08 PM
Star Train
   -Added 9/24/2023 10:05:44 PM
C&O Heritage Museum
   -Added 9/24/2023 9:48:14 PM
Mt. Rainier Scenic 2023
   -Added 9/24/2023 9:37:18 PM
Oak Ridge visit 8/17/2022
   -Added 9/24/2023 9:33:11 PM
September 24, 2023
   -Added 9/24/2023 8:49:21 PM
Only 2 moves caught this weekend.
   -Added 9/24/2023 8:18:14 PM
KRL 164003 - 16 axle SHD depressed center flat on H-TEAAMY 1-24 @ MP159.36 - OSR gc
   -Added 9/24/2023 6:24:17 PM
Dave Straight - C&S
   -Added 9/24/2023 6:13:56 PM
CSX M370
   -Added 9/24/2023 6:09:02 PM
Signs, Plaques & Logos 9/2023
   -Added 9/24/2023 5:48:30 PM
Museum & Kids September 2023
   -Added 9/24/2023 5:11:57 PM
Track Side September 2023
   -Added 9/24/2023 4:49:58 PM
Dave Straight - CRI&P
   -Added 9/24/2023 4:47:12 PM
Nickel Plate Express
   -Added 9/24/2023 1:58:30 PM
Pullimg Power 2023 September
   -Added 9/24/2023 12:36:30 PM
NS east X 3.
   -Added 9/24/2023 8:19:31 AM
Coil Steel Car TILX
   -Added 9/24/2023 12:51:33 AM
Coil Steel Car BNSF
   -Added 9/24/2023 12:49:29 AM
Seaboard System heritage unit- CSX 1982
   -Added 9/23/2023 11:10:15 PM
CB&Q Steam
   -Added 9/23/2023 9:40:52 PM
Canadian Rails - July 2023- July 2024
   -Added 9/23/2023 9:04:08 PM
Dave Straight - CB&Q
   -Added 9/23/2023 9:00:21 PM
Dave Straight - Miscellaneous
   -Added 9/23/2023 8:40:02 PM
Dave Straight - BN
   -Added 9/23/2023 7:46:42 PM
Boston & Albany Steam
   -Added 9/23/2023 7:43:18 PM
Jerry Pittman photos
   -Added 9/23/2023 7:37:07 PM
AT&SF Steam Power
   -Added 9/23/2023 5:32:42 PM
Dave Straight - AT&SF
   -Added 9/23/2023 4:34:31 PM
CN Wabtec AC44C6M rebuild
   -Added 9/23/2023 1:48:11 PM
CSX 3046 & CSX 868 Lead Intermodal Train I 032 East on Track 2.
   -Added 9/23/2023 12:49:50 PM
EB Empty Unit Open Hooper Car Frt at Erie NV
   -Added 9/23/2023 10:58:07 AM
AT&SF Diesel Power
   -Added 9/22/2023 10:48:35 PM
California trip 2023
   -Added 9/22/2023 8:29:12 AM
The Many Faces Of The Genesee and Wyoming
   -Added 9/21/2023 3:09:59 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Short Lines & regional railroads
   -Updated 9/28/2023 9:47:47 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 9/28/2023 9:43:45 PM
September 2023
   -Updated 9/28/2023 5:34:09 PM
Central/Southern IL area
   -Updated 9/28/2023 4:33:45 PM
   -Updated 9/28/2023 2:14:26 PM
Regional & Short Line RR's
   -Updated 9/28/2023 11:27:09 AM
Old Trains
   -Updated 9/28/2023 11:02:18 AM
1970s-Present Freight Car photos
   -Updated 9/28/2023 10:59:16 AM
Freight Cars
   -Updated 9/28/2023 10:59:03 AM
Region Railfanning
   -Updated 9/28/2023 10:31:34 AM
The chase is on
   -Updated 9/28/2023 5:49:20 AM
NE Wisconsin
   -Updated 9/27/2023 10:58:43 PM
Midwest Railroading
   -Updated 9/27/2023 10:27:05 PM
Randy Curlin Collection 10
   -Updated 9/27/2023 10:10:54 PM
Randy Curlin Collection 11
   -Updated 9/27/2023 10:09:35 PM
WSOR Madison Subdivision
   -Updated 9/27/2023 9:50:36 PM
Georgia, the Carolinas and Tennessee
   -Updated 9/27/2023 8:37:13 PM
fallen flags
   -Updated 9/27/2023 7:20:36 PM
Juniata Terminal Company
   -Updated 9/27/2023 2:29:32 PM
Freight Cars of CN's Neenah Subdivision 2023
   -Updated 9/27/2023 2:22:10 PM
   -Updated 9/27/2023 2:10:03 PM
Pullimg Power 2023 September
   -Updated 9/27/2023 12:55:59 PM
Museum & Kids September 2023
   -Updated 9/27/2023 9:43:30 AM
Track Side September 2023
   -Updated 9/27/2023 9:42:33 AM
Summer 2023 locomotives
   -Updated 9/27/2023 8:52:48 AM
BN switch engines
   -Updated 9/26/2023 8:15:26 PM
WSOR Prairie du Chien Subdivision
   -Updated 9/26/2023 8:11:42 PM
Nickel Plate Express
   -Updated 9/26/2023 8:09:54 PM
   -Updated 9/26/2023 8:09:39 PM
Seaboard Coast Line Rolling Stock
   -Updated 9/26/2023 7:38:49 PM
UP Villa Grove To Mount Vernon 2
   -Updated 9/26/2023 5:04:16 PM
Modesto, CA
   -Updated 9/26/2023 1:01:09 PM
Union Pacific over Donner Pass
   -Updated 9/26/2023 11:53:46 AM
GNWR covered hoppers in CT vol 4
   -Updated 9/26/2023 11:48:00 AM
CAEX equipment in CT
   -Updated 9/26/2023 11:46:11 AM

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