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: 4,756,093
Locomotives:  173,961
Rolling Stock:  1,096,001
Locations:  30,698
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Big Boy Trip May 11th-12th 2019
   -Added 5/21/2019 9:32:45 AM
CSX 137 and 5406 lead an eastbound mixed freight train
   -Added 5/21/2019 4:31:58 AM
An evening in the tiger's den.
   -Added 5/20/2019 9:25:53 PM
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Miami OK
   -Added 5/19/2019 9:45:56 PM
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Weekend in the Valley.
   -Added 5/19/2019 7:16:58 PM
Interesting Rolling Stock in New England: AUTO RACKS
   -Added 5/19/2019 7:08:51 PM
IAIS 6988 Chillicothe Excursions
   -Added 5/19/2019 6:06:14 PM
Shadows, Etc. - 2019
   -Added 5/19/2019 2:48:04 PM
Hot Springs, NC
   -Added 5/18/2019 10:15:41 PM
Monroe, NC
   -Added 5/18/2019 10:09:12 PM
NS Lehigh Line Hillsborough, NJ
   -Added 5/18/2019 3:55:21 PM
Ashland 5/12/19
   -Added 5/18/2019 12:56:29 AM
Alcoa Collection
   -Added 5/18/2019 12:01:33 AM
AMTRAK Keystone Corridor
   -Added 5/17/2019 11:32:19 PM
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Suppertime stone train.
   -Added 5/16/2019 8:44:02 PM
Reading & Northern RDC Fundraiser
   -Added 5/16/2019 8:19:14 PM
LSRC - Plymouth Line
   -Added 5/16/2019 8:15:20 PM
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5361 and a rainbow
   -Added 5/15/2019 10:08:26 PM
Nevada Northern Railway Museum
   -Added 5/15/2019 8:12:44 PM
   -Added 5/15/2019 4:27:08 PM
Warm Wednesday at Newton Kansas
   -Added 5/15/2019 3:27:53 PM
Railfanning the NS N.O & N.E District 5-14-2019
   -Added 5/15/2019 2:41:02 PM
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South Shore
   -Added 5/15/2019 5:06:14 AM
Kennecott Copper Corporation - Nevada Mines (KCC-NMD)
   -Added 5/14/2019 11:26:23 PM
Oroville, CA and Chico, CA
   -Added 5/14/2019 11:10:44 PM
Amtrak Coast Starlight (Los Angeles to Sacramento)
   -Added 5/14/2019 10:57:02 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Vancouver, WA - Service Yard 2017-2019
   -Updated 5/21/2019 8:03:58 PM
January-June 2019
   -Updated 5/21/2019 7:43:49 PM
Cramerton, NC 2019
   -Updated 5/21/2019 7:30:56 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 5/21/2019 7:04:46 PM
   -Updated 5/21/2019 7:01:06 PM
Rolling Stock 2006-2019.83
   -Updated 5/21/2019 6:40:16 PM
CB&Q Steam
   -Updated 5/21/2019 6:31:25 PM
2019 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 5/21/2019 6:29:06 PM
Illinois Railway Museum 2019
   -Updated 5/21/2019 6:26:12 PM
Vancouver, WA - N Yard 2017-2019
   -Updated 5/21/2019 6:20:32 PM
CB&Q Depots
   -Updated 5/21/2019 6:19:24 PM
Rolling Stock U-Z
   -Updated 5/21/2019 5:55:54 PM
Rolling Stock R-T
   -Updated 5/21/2019 5:53:19 PM
Rolling Stock M-Q
   -Updated 5/21/2019 5:51:03 PM
Rolling Stock G-L
   -Updated 5/21/2019 5:47:36 PM
Rolling Stock A-F
   -Updated 5/21/2019 5:45:18 PM
SEPTA 2019
   -Updated 5/21/2019 5:30:33 PM
Memories 2019 (Canadian)
   -Updated 5/21/2019 5:30:24 PM
2019 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 5/21/2019 5:27:12 PM
2019 Amtrak/CSX Allendale and Hampton Counties South Carolina
   -Updated 5/21/2019 5:18:37 PM
May 2019 locomotives
   -Updated 5/21/2019 4:18:03 PM
Panama and Costa Rica
   -Updated 5/21/2019 4:14:32 PM
Memories 2019 (Older)
   -Updated 5/21/2019 4:04:45 PM
beerNut's 2006-2129 Locos
   -Updated 5/21/2019 3:32:43 PM
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
   -Updated 5/21/2019 3:09:34 PM
Steamtown National Historic Site
   -Updated 5/21/2019 3:05:35 PM
2019 Montreal's Commuters.
   -Updated 5/21/2019 2:44:47 PM
   -Updated 5/21/2019 1:40:28 PM
Taking a Dump - Ballast and riprap
   -Updated 5/21/2019 12:42:50 PM
Reading & Northern
   -Updated 5/21/2019 12:35:38 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 5/21/2019 12:22:12 PM
Washington - Various
   -Updated 5/21/2019 12:15:26 PM
OCCX covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 5/21/2019 11:51:49 AM
Vancouver, WA Misc Locations
   -Updated 5/21/2019 11:36:54 AM
Oregon - Various Locations
   -Updated 5/21/2019 11:34:09 AM

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