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: 3,619,884
Locomotives:  146,340
Rolling Stock:  851,595
Locations:  28,084
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Railfan Trip 9/88
   -Added 8/30/2014 1:31:38 AM
Decatur,IL 9/87
   -Added 8/29/2014 11:19:36 PM
Paducah,KY 11/1989
   -Added 8/29/2014 9:42:17 PM
Glenn's DBUX Tankcars
   -Added 8/29/2014 9:05:38 PM
Glenn's CTCX Tankcars
   -Added 8/29/2014 8:41:12 PM
Miloma, MN
   -Added 8/29/2014 8:05:46 PM
All New To Me
   -Added 8/29/2014 4:11:45 PM
Germantown and Collierville
   -Added 8/29/2014 3:48:57 PM
Signals Are Cool!
   -Added 8/29/2014 3:34:54 PM
CSX Queensgate Eng House 08/28/2014 Cincinnati,Ohio
   -Added 8/29/2014 3:16:19 PM
EMDs roll through Vancouver, USA one January day.
   -Added 8/29/2014 2:54:40 PM
Cumbres & Toltec
   -Added 8/29/2014 12:48:19 PM
Engine blackout
   -Added 8/29/2014 11:51:08 AM
Springfield, MN
   -Added 8/29/2014 10:43:39 AM
Merrill, IA
   -Added 8/29/2014 10:41:03 AM
Hinton, IA
   -Added 8/29/2014 10:34:53 AM
Heron Lake, MN
   -Added 8/29/2014 10:31:02 AM
Carnes, IA
   -Added 8/29/2014 10:27:11 AM
Stone under a fiery sky.
   -Added 8/29/2014 10:22:55 AM
   -Added 8/29/2014 6:16:48 AM
Norton, KS
   -Added 8/29/2014 12:46:32 AM
Limon, CO
   -Added 8/29/2014 12:32:51 AM
Decatur,IL 8/28/2014
   -Added 8/28/2014 10:36:38 PM
Eastern Washington RR
   -Added 8/28/2014 9:03:03 PM
NS K38
   -Added 8/28/2014 8:59:26 PM
UP Reisor Sub Vol. 1
   -Added 8/28/2014 8:15:37 PM
Leasers, BNSF, and Exports at Collier Yard
   -Added 8/28/2014 8:05:51 PM
   -Added 8/28/2014 7:43:11 PM
A Trip to Erie Pa.
   -Added 8/28/2014 7:21:31 PM
Memphis,Germantown, and Collierville train pictures
   -Added 8/28/2014 3:34:08 PM
Ernston Road Railroad Bridge- Old & New
   -Added 8/28/2014 3:24:09 PM
IA/NE/KS/OK/TX/MN/WI/NY/SD May-June 2014
   -Added 8/28/2014 2:57:05 PM
Canon City, CO
   -Added 8/28/2014 1:28:09 PM
Wiggins, CO
   -Added 8/28/2014 12:35:22 PM
Pipestone, MN
   -Added 8/28/2014 12:05:30 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Chicago Railroading
   -Updated 8/30/2014 8:11:14 AM
NJ Transit 2014
   -Updated 8/30/2014 7:37:05 AM
August 2014
   -Updated 8/30/2014 7:25:02 AM
Steve's Passenger & Transit
   -Updated 8/30/2014 7:24:11 AM
0070's UPRR
   -Updated 8/30/2014 7:23:29 AM
0070's Amtrak
   -Updated 8/30/2014 7:15:45 AM
Amtrak in the Connellsville Area
   -Updated 8/30/2014 3:10:05 AM
Covered Hopper Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 8/30/2014 2:46:10 AM
Amtrak and commuters
   -Updated 8/30/2014 2:20:20 AM
Northeast WI, Summer 2014
   -Updated 8/30/2014 2:15:19 AM
Virginia Railway Express
   -Updated 8/30/2014 1:39:09 AM
Norfolk Southern 2014
   -Updated 8/30/2014 1:37:07 AM
Gondola Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 8/30/2014 12:40:26 AM
CSX in Connellsville Area 2014 Set
   -Updated 8/30/2014 12:31:10 AM
Flatcar Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 8/30/2014 12:17:17 AM
Glenn's TILX Tankcars
   -Updated 8/29/2014 11:14:14 PM
Norfolk Southern SD's
   -Updated 8/29/2014 11:07:30 PM
SW Washington/NW Oregon 2
   -Updated 8/29/2014 10:53:18 PM
Glenn's Tank Cars
   -Updated 8/29/2014 10:52:49 PM
June 2014
   -Updated 8/29/2014 10:36:09 PM
Glenn's GATX Tankcars
   -Updated 8/29/2014 10:07:24 PM
Static Displays
   -Updated 8/29/2014 9:39:09 PM
   -Updated 8/29/2014 9:26:58 PM
Southern Ontario August 2014
   -Updated 8/29/2014 9:16:58 PM
   -Updated 8/29/2014 9:10:32 PM
   -Updated 8/29/2014 8:51:52 PM
Glenn's 4-Bay Covered Hoppers
   -Updated 8/29/2014 8:36:55 PM
Glenn's 3-Bay Covered Hoppers
   -Updated 8/29/2014 8:33:36 PM
Glenn's 2-Bay Covered Hoppers
   -Updated 8/29/2014 8:27:47 PM
Conrail Frieght Cars & Cabooses
   -Updated 8/29/2014 8:16:47 PM
   -Updated 8/29/2014 7:26:59 PM
CN Group Stock
   -Updated 8/29/2014 7:25:55 PM
CSX Family Album
   -Updated 8/29/2014 7:24:40 PM
BNSF Motive Power
   -Updated 8/29/2014 7:23:35 PM
BNSF Group Stock
   -Updated 8/29/2014 7:22:42 PM

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