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: 3,649,170
Locomotives:  146,805
Rolling Stock:  859,522
Locations:  28,138
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Allentown & Auburn RR
   -Added 9/21/2014 11:13:38 PM
TADs URHS collection
   -Added 9/21/2014 10:44:35 PM
   -Added 9/21/2014 10:26:57 PM
Fred Flintstone, I found Dino
   -Added 9/21/2014 9:54:05 PM
Chasing the Pine Tree Limited - Schenectady to Williamstown, MA
   -Added 9/21/2014 9:51:46 PM
URHS Open House 14
   -Added 9/21/2014 9:51:26 PM
Railfan trip with Allan
   -Added 9/21/2014 9:42:04 PM
One light engine.
   -Added 9/21/2014 9:24:05 PM
On the eve of Fall.
   -Added 9/21/2014 8:35:10 PM
CSRR Railfan's Weekend 2014
   -Added 9/21/2014 8:33:35 PM
Fall 2014
   -Added 9/21/2014 8:23:30 PM
URHS Transportation Heritage Festival 2014
   -Added 9/21/2014 7:51:57 PM
Stored MBTA equipment
   -Added 9/21/2014 7:34:16 PM
The Southern Heritage unit
   -Added 9/21/2014 7:17:31 PM
Thomasville trip 9/9/14
   -Added 9/21/2014 6:57:37 PM
West Virginia - Aug 2014
   -Added 9/21/2014 5:29:35 PM
Lehigh Line-September 15,2014
   -Added 9/21/2014 3:35:25 PM
   -Added 9/21/2014 3:18:15 PM
KCS in Georgia/2014
   -Added 9/21/2014 3:01:16 PM
Valdosta, GA
   -Added 9/21/2014 9:19:04 AM
   -Added 9/21/2014 6:25:03 AM
   -Added 9/21/2014 6:16:09 AM
Mazon IL to Galesburg
   -Added 9/21/2014 2:07:27 AM
Amazing train actions 9/20/14
   -Added 9/20/2014 11:40:14 PM
NS Port Road Branch
   -Added 9/20/2014 9:52:47 PM
Pine Tree Limited
   -Added 9/20/2014 9:15:21 PM
Freight Cars
   -Added 9/20/2014 9:10:57 PM
Nor Cal 2007
   -Added 9/20/2014 9:08:41 PM
   -Added 9/20/2014 8:40:13 PM
KCS dumping new ballast
   -Added 9/20/2014 8:06:17 PM
California September 2014
   -Added 9/20/2014 4:55:57 PM
Geneva Weekend - September 2014
   -Added 9/20/2014 4:16:37 PM
South Texas Aug 2005
   -Added 9/20/2014 4:00:25 PM
More Fall Color Variety
   -Added 9/20/2014 3:32:33 PM
CSX 361 leads Q138.
   -Added 9/20/2014 3:18:11 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 9/22/2014 2:13:50 AM
CP on the Southern Tier
   -Updated 9/22/2014 2:13:13 AM
CSX 2014
   -Updated 9/22/2014 12:29:15 AM
Covered Hoppers
   -Updated 9/22/2014 12:05:22 AM
   -Updated 9/22/2014 12:03:28 AM
Central Missouri Pictures
   -Updated 9/22/2014 12:00:27 AM
   -Updated 9/21/2014 11:49:11 PM
   -Updated 9/21/2014 11:46:52 PM
Southern Ontario September 2014
   -Updated 9/21/2014 11:38:03 PM
Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad and Allegheny Valley Railroad (SWP and AVR)
   -Updated 9/21/2014 11:03:40 PM
Conway Scenic Railroad
   -Updated 9/21/2014 10:45:28 PM
TADs Oyster Bay Museum
   -Updated 9/21/2014 10:42:49 PM
2014 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 9/21/2014 10:38:29 PM
NS'S Central Division Third District
   -Updated 9/21/2014 10:29:08 PM
North Carolina 2014-2015
   -Updated 9/21/2014 10:17:10 PM
2014 Trip to "Streamliners at Spencer"
   -Updated 9/21/2014 10:14:15 PM
TADs New Hope & Ivyland
   -Updated 9/21/2014 10:13:44 PM
TADs Black River & Western
   -Updated 9/21/2014 10:12:49 PM
Rolling stock album
   -Updated 9/21/2014 9:58:50 PM
NS Motive Power
   -Updated 9/21/2014 9:52:03 PM
   -Updated 9/21/2014 9:50:32 PM
Leased Locomotive Motive Power
   -Updated 9/21/2014 9:49:23 PM
UP Motive Power
   -Updated 9/21/2014 9:47:59 PM
CN Motive Power
   -Updated 9/21/2014 9:46:50 PM
BNSF Motive Power
   -Updated 9/21/2014 9:45:44 PM
Alberta Grain Cars
   -Updated 9/21/2014 9:41:52 PM
August 2013 in Southern Ontario
   -Updated 9/21/2014 9:34:53 PM
CSX 2014
   -Updated 9/21/2014 9:34:07 PM
   -Updated 9/21/2014 9:33:52 PM
California September 2014
   -Updated 9/21/2014 9:27:33 PM
Out State Minesota 1980s
   -Updated 9/21/2014 9:23:14 PM
VIA Rail
   -Updated 9/21/2014 9:00:46 PM
Canada/USA trip 2014
   -Updated 9/21/2014 8:59:38 PM
C N Locomotives
   -Updated 9/21/2014 8:49:33 PM
Around The Twin Cities: Volume Two
   -Updated 9/21/2014 8:21:18 PM

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