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: 4,728,377
Locomotives:  173,198
Rolling Stock:  1,091,315
Locations:  30,646
What's New?
New Photo Albums
CSX helper operations at Fairburn
   -Added 3/24/2019 2:58:57 PM
CSX helper operations at Union City
   -Added 3/24/2019 7:34:18 AM
How things "stacked" up in Hudson Ohio.
   -Added 3/23/2019 8:14:09 PM
UP action in Jefferson City MO March 2019
   -Added 3/23/2019 6:53:28 PM
CSX LN2 pairs roll EB through Union City
   -Added 3/23/2019 3:02:22 PM
Tennessee Photos
   -Added 3/23/2019 1:45:29 PM
joel shanus
   -Added 3/23/2019 12:09:45 PM
Old EMD’s work boxcars at Fairburn
   -Added 3/23/2019 11:34:46 AM
CSX 2019
   -Added 3/22/2019 9:37:32 PM
A couple of squarecabs and a 50.
   -Added 3/22/2019 9:15:42 PM
Roanoke TX 3-20-19
   -Added 3/22/2019 9:05:58 PM
Springtime in Newton KS Yard
   -Added 3/22/2019 7:33:25 PM
C&O 0-8-0 Switchers
   -Added 3/22/2019 5:15:10 PM
Shots taken by my son
   -Added 3/22/2019 4:21:22 PM
2019 Cabooses
   -Added 3/22/2019 4:04:48 PM
Norfolk & Western. Locomotives
   -Added 3/22/2019 11:17:43 AM
Norfolk & Western. Business
   -Added 3/22/2019 11:11:09 AM
Norfolk & Western. Caboose
   -Added 3/22/2019 10:33:46 AM
Western Kansas and Colorado
   -Added 3/22/2019 10:30:30 AM
NFD Norfolk, Franklin & Danville
   -Added 3/22/2019 10:22:39 AM
Mobile, AL
   -Added 3/21/2019 10:29:28 PM
BNSF 2019
   -Added 3/21/2019 9:05:35 PM
Wheeling's Medina Job.
   -Added 3/21/2019 7:56:32 PM
CSX 3161 & CSX 531 Lead An Eastbound Intermodal Train
   -Added 3/21/2019 6:52:03 PM
C&O 2-8-4 Kanawhas
   -Added 3/21/2019 6:04:53 AM
The end of the line for 6914
   -Added 3/21/2019 4:52:45 AM
Walt Disney World
   -Added 3/20/2019 11:34:18 PM
   -Added 3/20/2019 10:11:55 PM
Foley, AL
   -Added 3/20/2019 9:23:58 PM
Bsor 3-12-19
   -Added 3/20/2019 8:37:39 PM
ns 3-14-19
   -Added 3/20/2019 7:32:04 PM
Glad that I was lazy.
   -Added 3/20/2019 7:21:15 PM
Delaware & Hudson
   -Added 3/20/2019 12:02:34 AM
Summit St. on the last full day of Winter.
   -Added 3/19/2019 9:22:03 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Added 3/19/2019 2:55:16 PM
Updated Photo Albums
2019 Trip to the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show.
   -Updated 3/24/2019 3:05:57 PM
PRR: Laws ~> PRR Freight Locomotives
   -Updated 3/24/2019 3:02:43 PM
South Texas Feb 2019
   -Updated 3/24/2019 1:32:10 PM
R.J. Corman Memphis Line 2019
   -Updated 3/24/2019 1:22:23 PM
CSX Henderson Sub 2019
   -Updated 3/24/2019 1:12:36 PM
March 2019
   -Updated 3/24/2019 1:02:24 PM
BNSF 2018
   -Updated 3/24/2019 12:54:19 PM
2019 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 3/24/2019 11:14:48 AM
UTLX tank cars in CT
   -Updated 3/24/2019 10:35:15 AM
Conrail Freight Cars
   -Updated 3/24/2019 10:34:40 AM
Mid West Photo Fun
   -Updated 3/24/2019 10:31:03 AM
IC equipment in CT
   -Updated 3/24/2019 10:30:47 AM
TRIX open hoppers in CT
   -Updated 3/24/2019 10:13:24 AM
Western Kansas and Colorado
   -Updated 3/24/2019 9:16:54 AM
January-June 2019
   -Updated 3/24/2019 3:19:56 AM
Northeast WI, Winter 2019
   -Updated 3/24/2019 3:16:21 AM
February 2019
   -Updated 3/24/2019 12:57:03 AM
Pan Am Railways - Northern Main Line
   -Updated 3/23/2019 11:25:10 PM
Pan Am Railways - On MBTA lines
   -Updated 3/23/2019 11:14:02 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 3/23/2019 11:03:25 PM
1st Quarter 2019 - CMP
   -Updated 3/23/2019 10:03:50 PM
   -Updated 3/23/2019 9:26:26 PM
2019 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 3/23/2019 8:56:54 PM
BN/BNSF Spokane E
   -Updated 3/23/2019 8:12:30 PM
ATSF/BNSF roster
   -Updated 3/23/2019 8:06:46 PM
   -Updated 3/23/2019 8:04:12 PM
PRR: Pennsy Pix by Mr. T.M. Flattley, Jr.
   -Updated 3/23/2019 7:35:31 PM
Shiawassee County Michigan rail action
   -Updated 3/23/2019 7:24:58 PM
Lancaster and Chester
   -Updated 3/23/2019 7:14:27 PM
CN - Holly Subdivision
   -Updated 3/23/2019 6:59:46 PM
Mo Pac freight cars
   -Updated 3/23/2019 6:55:45 PM
BNSF roster
   -Updated 3/23/2019 6:53:58 PM
Wash. St. branchlines
   -Updated 3/23/2019 6:52:55 PM
CB&Q Passenger Diesels
   -Updated 3/23/2019 5:40:18 PM
Norfolk Southern Piedmont Division R line
   -Updated 3/23/2019 5:02:50 PM

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