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: 4,137,917
Locomotives:  158,684
Rolling Stock:  974,552
Locations:  29,272
What's New?
New Photo Albums
RVPR equipment in CT
   -Added 7/1/2016 12:20:07 PM
Signal Demolition at CP 215 in Little Falls.
   -Added 7/1/2016 11:16:25 AM
July 2016
   -Added 7/1/2016 9:33:01 AM
~ Museum Bound ~
   -Added 7/1/2016 3:28:25 AM
UP Wichita, KS
   -Added 7/1/2016 2:47:55 AM
KCS Siloam Springs
   -Added 7/1/2016 1:04:27 AM
Sunday Transfer Duties. Part III
   -Added 6/30/2016 10:40:55 PM
Norfolk Southern BX01 Local
   -Added 6/30/2016 10:40:46 PM
CWRO Railway
   -Added 6/30/2016 10:13:02 PM
Delaware Lackawanna
   -Added 6/30/2016 10:07:58 PM
June 2016
   -Added 6/30/2016 9:43:39 PM
An Afternoon at South Charleston
   -Added 6/30/2016 9:39:34 PM
A Trip to Midwest Railway Historical Society
   -Added 6/30/2016 9:38:27 PM
Q137 yet again.
   -Added 6/30/2016 8:09:23 PM
Trains 6-27-2016
   -Added 6/30/2016 7:20:11 PM
Locomotives - MI
   -Added 6/30/2016 6:18:23 PM
Rackin' on a Sunday.
   -Added 6/30/2016 3:19:22 PM
CF&E new signals
   -Added 6/30/2016 1:23:44 PM
CSX Chicago Line (CP-286)
   -Added 6/30/2016 12:36:24 PM
Ohio Trip Part 1 CSX, WLE, ABC, and NS
   -Added 6/30/2016 12:27:14 PM
Q015 yet again.
   -Added 6/30/2016 9:14:24 AM
A CEFX SD45R joins a CSX AC44CW running autoracks at PTC, GA.
   -Added 6/30/2016 7:05:51 AM
Amtrak Power ~ 1976-1992
   -Added 6/30/2016 3:22:23 AM
Ontario Midland
   -Added 6/29/2016 10:16:22 PM
TADs Bi Centennial units
   -Added 6/29/2016 9:47:12 PM
NJT Trains: June and old Oct. Photos
   -Added 6/29/2016 9:32:18 PM
NS 1068 leads 55W
   -Added 6/29/2016 9:22:38 PM
Mansfield Station and Yard
   -Added 6/29/2016 9:02:52 PM
Oregon Railroad Photos
   -Added 6/29/2016 8:33:31 PM
Oregon Railroads - EPTC/East Portland Traction Company
   -Added 6/29/2016 8:30:20 PM
Virginia Museum of Transporation
   -Added 6/29/2016 7:45:45 PM
Wheeling morning moves.
   -Added 6/29/2016 7:44:00 PM
Amtrak Train Sta.
   -Added 6/29/2016 4:40:25 PM
Adirondack Scenic Railway
   -Added 6/29/2016 4:17:23 PM
Amusement Park Railroads
   -Added 6/29/2016 4:13:47 PM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 7/1/2016 1:00:10 PM
Trains 2
   -Updated 7/1/2016 12:54:47 PM
Wiregrass Central Action
   -Updated 7/1/2016 12:47:28 PM
SSEX gondolas in CT
   -Updated 7/1/2016 12:21:47 PM
CGTX equipment in CT
   -Updated 7/1/2016 12:17:31 PM
AEX covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 7/1/2016 12:16:16 PM
ACFX covered hoppers in CT vol. 2
   -Updated 7/1/2016 12:15:32 PM
OCCX equipment in CT
   -Updated 7/1/2016 12:12:46 PM
Milepost 215
   -Updated 7/1/2016 11:08:30 AM
East Tennessee Trains 2016
   -Updated 7/1/2016 10:58:18 AM
Paul Hess Trains
   -Updated 7/1/2016 10:50:23 AM
CSX in new paint
   -Updated 7/1/2016 10:47:59 AM
Penn Central
   -Updated 7/1/2016 10:41:34 AM
   -Updated 7/1/2016 10:12:57 AM
BNSF 2016
   -Updated 7/1/2016 9:57:42 AM
NJ Transit 2016
   -Updated 7/1/2016 9:45:14 AM
Down at the depot
   -Updated 7/1/2016 9:44:55 AM
Amtrak Activity
   -Updated 7/1/2016 9:19:19 AM
Jeff Van Cleve's mainline stuff
   -Updated 7/1/2016 9:09:35 AM
Jeff Van Cleve's Industrial files
   -Updated 7/1/2016 8:54:19 AM
Fightin' fifties and an SD40-2 handle ballast chores in Tyrone, GA.
   -Updated 7/1/2016 7:33:35 AM
Switzerland 2016
   -Updated 7/1/2016 5:31:08 AM
Freight Cars 2015
   -Updated 7/1/2016 4:14:24 AM
Freight Cars 2014
   -Updated 7/1/2016 4:09:24 AM
Freight Cars 2013
   -Updated 7/1/2016 4:00:43 AM
Freight Cars 2012
   -Updated 7/1/2016 3:43:27 AM
~ Extra Board ~
   -Updated 7/1/2016 2:42:10 AM
Andrews Trains Around the US
   -Updated 7/1/2016 1:19:01 AM
Tim Johnston
   -Updated 7/1/2016 1:14:40 AM
   -Updated 7/1/2016 1:04:33 AM
Amtrak Power ~ 1976-1992
   -Updated 7/1/2016 12:42:18 AM
2016 2Q
   -Updated 7/1/2016 12:36:43 AM
Local Shots 15
   -Updated 7/1/2016 12:09:59 AM
June 2016
   -Updated 6/30/2016 11:42:39 PM
Pan Am Railways - Greenfield to Mechanicville
   -Updated 6/30/2016 11:09:48 PM

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