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: 3,501,694
Locomotives:  143,506
Rolling Stock:  823,970
Locations:  27,810
What's New?
New Photo Albums
A visit to Barberton.
   -Added 4/24/2014 1:56:24 PM
Rolling Stock 4-18-14
   -Added 4/24/2014 1:46:46 PM
CSX 5419 and CSX 283
   -Added 4/24/2014 1:41:10 PM
NS 6545
   -Added 4/24/2014 1:34:35 PM
Wheeling on a Sunday.
   -Added 4/24/2014 1:34:23 PM
CSX 3064 mixes west.
   -Added 4/24/2014 1:21:49 PM
UP Mojave Yard
   -Added 4/24/2014 1:08:34 PM
MBTA Commuter Rail II
   -Added 4/24/2014 11:15:09 AM
train photos from buffalo, ny
   -Added 4/24/2014 8:22:54 AM
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Miscellaneous West Coast Stuff
   -Added 4/24/2014 12:54:23 AM
BNSF's Interbay Yard
   -Added 4/23/2014 9:48:53 PM
KCS Pittsburg Dodger with extra power
   -Added 4/23/2014 9:34:30 PM
Leviathan after sunset.
   -Added 4/23/2014 9:13:39 PM
Cajon Pass/Beaumont Hill 2014
   -Added 4/23/2014 8:41:37 PM
April 23, 2014
   -Added 4/23/2014 8:17:22 PM
Harrisburg Line
   -Added 4/23/2014 7:49:31 PM
   -Added 4/23/2014 6:17:22 PM
BNSF Transcon Action
   -Added 4/23/2014 4:07:20 PM
Pictures I took in Wildwood Yard VIII
   -Added 4/23/2014 3:00:32 PM
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CSX Jacksonville Division 2014
   -Added 4/23/2014 12:10:05 PM
Decatur, Illinois April 11-13 2014
   -Added 4/22/2014 11:04:51 PM
Two Ringling Bros. circus trains in and around Lynchburg, VA
   -Added 4/22/2014 10:07:17 PM
Burlington Northern Railroad Caboose
   -Added 4/22/2014 10:06:25 PM
Msc Scans 1998-2005 approximate date
   -Added 4/22/2014 9:33:13 PM
Moody Monday
   -Added 4/22/2014 8:00:29 PM
Leviathan, the people.
   -Added 4/22/2014 6:54:27 PM
Got skunked.
   -Added 4/22/2014 6:21:55 PM
Around The Mississippi River Valley.
   -Added 4/22/2014 5:44:08 PM
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CN 2014
   -Added 4/22/2014 4:32:00 PM
Newton Railroad Park 3
   -Added 4/22/2014 2:22:28 PM
ATSF Depot Post, Texas
   -Added 4/22/2014 1:33:05 PM
Interchange Rule 90
   -Added 4/22/2014 1:28:17 PM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 4/24/2014 2:41:27 PM
Japan Railways; Track, Signal and Maintenence of Way
   -Updated 4/24/2014 2:41:25 PM
   -Updated 4/24/2014 2:31:34 PM
Z files
   -Updated 4/24/2014 2:29:57 PM
mtl&regions trains photos
   -Updated 4/24/2014 2:04:29 PM
NJ Transit Passenger Cars
   -Updated 4/24/2014 1:27:32 PM
Cajon Pass/Beaumont Hill 2014
   -Updated 4/24/2014 1:16:26 PM
Conrail Beesleys Point Secondary
   -Updated 4/24/2014 1:02:40 PM
Railtrekkers Canadian National
   -Updated 4/24/2014 12:43:58 PM
Railtrekkers BNSF
   -Updated 4/24/2014 12:39:48 PM
NS'S Alabama Division AGS South District
   -Updated 4/24/2014 12:32:06 PM
Amtrak [2011]
   -Updated 4/24/2014 12:28:02 PM
Oil train passages through Lynchburg, VA
   -Updated 4/24/2014 12:24:30 PM
Alabama Southern Railroad
   -Updated 4/24/2014 12:17:11 PM
East Broad Top
   -Updated 4/24/2014 12:14:50 PM
Morristown & Erie and the Whippany Railway Museum
   -Updated 4/24/2014 11:46:57 AM
Thankfuls - Steam
   -Updated 4/24/2014 11:42:30 AM
BNSF Transcon Action
   -Updated 4/24/2014 11:22:57 AM
BNSF Mainline East; Denver to Keenesburg, CO.
   -Updated 4/24/2014 11:09:19 AM
NS'S Alabama Division 3B North District
   -Updated 4/24/2014 10:54:13 AM
N&W Steam Excursions
   -Updated 4/24/2014 10:51:14 AM
Railtrekkers Freight cars
   -Updated 4/24/2014 10:44:57 AM
Rail-Fanning 2014 Part 3
   -Updated 4/24/2014 10:37:10 AM
Fallen Flags, Museum Pieces & Displays
   -Updated 4/24/2014 10:02:34 AM
   -Updated 4/24/2014 10:00:14 AM
Canadian National
   -Updated 4/24/2014 9:58:33 AM
MBTA Commuter Rail
   -Updated 4/24/2014 9:45:42 AM
   -Updated 4/24/2014 9:34:42 AM
Ohio Central
   -Updated 4/24/2014 9:25:03 AM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 4/24/2014 9:05:11 AM
Wheeling and Lake Erie
   -Updated 4/24/2014 9:04:58 AM
Norfolk Southern D9-40C/CW
   -Updated 4/24/2014 8:54:26 AM
Norfolk Southern B/C40-8
   -Updated 4/24/2014 8:49:27 AM
N Misc
   -Updated 4/24/2014 8:47:40 AM
M Misc
   -Updated 4/24/2014 8:46:34 AM

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