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: 3,497,977
Locomotives:  143,488
Rolling Stock:  823,491
Locations:  27,801
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Jordan Spreader and old MP boxcar
   -Added 4/19/2014 11:14:54 AM
WITX Carbon Cars
   -Added 4/19/2014 10:42:26 AM
NS Intermodal Hammers Southbound at Columbus
   -Added 4/19/2014 10:02:20 AM
   -Added 4/19/2014 8:23:57 AM
Leviathan from Sugarcreek to Wellington.
   -Added 4/19/2014 7:41:26 AM
MOW Kansas Colorado Nebraska 2013
   -Added 4/18/2014 11:51:41 PM
Leviathan comes out of hibernation.
   -Added 4/18/2014 11:40:37 PM
Rochester & Southern chase 4/13/2014
   -Added 4/18/2014 10:49:09 PM
UTCX Rolling Stock
   -Added 4/18/2014 9:37:09 PM
Boone & Scenic Valley Museum photos
   -Added 4/18/2014 9:35:19 PM
Tim Johnston
   -Added 4/18/2014 9:06:27 PM
NYSW 2014
   -Added 4/18/2014 8:12:13 PM
   -Added 4/18/2014 6:09:23 PM
Elsie Nebraska
   -Added 4/18/2014 5:54:06 PM
   -Added 4/18/2014 4:56:54 PM
   -Added 4/18/2014 4:03:14 PM
Long Hood NS Local at North Columbus.
   -Added 4/18/2014 3:29:49 PM
Kansas and Nebraska power
   -Added 4/18/2014 1:58:13 PM
Static Displays
   -Added 4/18/2014 9:50:27 AM
Leviathan CPRR 63 walk around.
   -Added 4/18/2014 7:04:56 AM
   -Added 4/18/2014 6:54:30 AM
Favorites Of 2014
   -Added 4/18/2014 6:48:55 AM
Moving Kansas and Nebraska grain 2013
   -Added 4/18/2014 6:35:36 AM
Favorites Of 2013
   -Added 4/18/2014 6:04:04 AM
Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska RR Depots and Hotels
   -Added 4/18/2014 6:00:29 AM
Texas Rock Crusher Railway Company
   -Added 4/17/2014 11:52:06 PM
Gulf, Colorado & San Saba power
   -Added 4/17/2014 11:21:23 PM
Zipping through Zephyr
   -Added 4/17/2014 11:10:11 PM
   -Added 4/17/2014 10:49:56 PM
Texas Pacifico power
   -Added 4/17/2014 10:31:48 PM
   -Added 4/17/2014 9:08:43 PM
Some trains in Winona, MN. on 2/27/2014 on the CP River Sub.
   -Added 4/17/2014 9:00:57 PM
   -Added 4/17/2014 8:52:27 PM
PA/NJ March 2014
   -Added 4/17/2014 8:29:25 PM
Out of my element
   -Added 4/17/2014 7:22:25 PM
Updated Photo Albums
UTLX Tank Cars
   -Updated 4/19/2014 12:59:50 PM
NJ Transit Passenger Cars
   -Updated 4/19/2014 12:43:14 PM
The SD70M-2, SD40-2, and GP40-2 road
   -Updated 4/19/2014 12:30:06 PM
Sound Transit - Sounder service
   -Updated 4/19/2014 12:21:16 PM
BNSF - Washington State
   -Updated 4/19/2014 12:19:15 PM
UP Chicago service unit
   -Updated 4/19/2014 12:18:39 PM
BNSF - Seattle
   -Updated 4/19/2014 12:17:33 PM
Union Pacific - Washington state
   -Updated 4/19/2014 12:13:24 PM
SOO Line
   -Updated 4/19/2014 12:12:35 PM
Montana Rail Link
   -Updated 4/19/2014 11:45:29 AM
Sound Transit - Link light rail
   -Updated 4/19/2014 11:38:29 AM
Random boxcars
   -Updated 4/19/2014 11:34:51 AM
TADs 2014 CSX
   -Updated 4/19/2014 11:34:07 AM
TADs CSX K04- crude oil trains
   -Updated 4/19/2014 11:33:17 AM
Random freight car
   -Updated 4/19/2014 11:32:46 AM
BNSF family freight cars
   -Updated 4/19/2014 11:30:59 AM
Random covered hoppers
   -Updated 4/19/2014 11:29:24 AM
Hoppers (Covered)(Misc)
   -Updated 4/19/2014 11:18:30 AM
Burlington Northern Santa Fé [2012]
   -Updated 4/19/2014 11:07:04 AM
April 2013 in Southern Ontario
   -Updated 4/19/2014 11:01:02 AM
Moving Kansas and Nebraska grain 2013
   -Updated 4/19/2014 10:50:06 AM
Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska RR Depots and Hotels
   -Updated 4/19/2014 10:44:38 AM
The Old Main Line Sub
   -Updated 4/19/2014 10:34:26 AM
Corey's Pictures
   -Updated 4/19/2014 10:34:17 AM
East Tennessee Trains 2014
   -Updated 4/19/2014 10:28:28 AM
Train Pics
   -Updated 4/19/2014 10:19:03 AM
1996 In And Around Tulsa Part 1
   -Updated 4/19/2014 9:43:45 AM
Whose Railroad Is This?
   -Updated 4/19/2014 9:33:32 AM
North Shore Scenic Railroad
   -Updated 4/19/2014 8:30:12 AM
2104 Train Photographs
   -Updated 4/19/2014 7:46:44 AM
1996 In And Around Tulsa Part 2
   -Updated 4/19/2014 3:15:43 AM
   -Updated 4/19/2014 2:20:01 AM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 4/19/2014 1:19:29 AM
ft scott ks pics
   -Updated 4/19/2014 1:13:18 AM
Missouri, Illinois
   -Updated 4/19/2014 12:46:14 AM

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