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: 4,135,889
Locomotives:  158,619
Rolling Stock:  974,356
Locations:  29,269
What's New?
New Photo Albums
That 70s show.
   -Added 6/28/2016 7:39:36 PM
Lurking in the shadows.
   -Added 6/28/2016 6:43:18 PM
Horseshoe Curve Trip 2009
   -Added 6/28/2016 6:37:04 PM
Union Pacific's Pocatello Subdivision
   -Added 6/28/2016 4:04:17 PM
Finger Lakes Live Steamers, Inc.
   -Added 6/28/2016 3:50:39 PM
Assorted, misc, and ETC stuff
   -Added 6/28/2016 3:39:25 PM
Meaghan Biscoe
   -Added 6/28/2016 2:30:52 PM
Durango & Silverton/Cumbres & Toltec Scenic
   -Added 6/28/2016 3:07:11 AM
PRR "Magna Carta Special" ~ 29 June 1961
   -Added 6/28/2016 2:41:11 AM
Stealth Leader
   -Added 6/27/2016 9:51:48 PM
La Crosse WI Miscellany
   -Added 6/27/2016 8:49:41 PM
Pittsburgh Line and Enola 6/17-6/19
   -Added 6/27/2016 8:27:14 PM
Lincoln Park and DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst
   -Added 6/27/2016 8:25:30 PM
Tie replacement crew on the CN Bala sub
   -Added 6/27/2016 7:27:51 PM
PRR Cab Ride ~ 29 December 1962
   -Added 6/27/2016 5:23:18 PM
Galesburg Railroad Days 2016
   -Added 6/27/2016 5:19:37 PM
summer action on the river line 2016
   -Added 6/27/2016 4:07:50 PM
A hot weekend in Buffalo NY
   -Added 6/27/2016 12:42:25 PM
Eastern Idaho Railroad....the early years
   -Added 6/27/2016 12:17:32 PM
Albany Port 2016
   -Added 6/27/2016 11:49:53 AM
more wagoner sub action
   -Added 6/27/2016 11:32:51 AM
Black, blue, and in 3rd place
   -Added 6/27/2016 11:23:46 AM
PRR-Hollidaysburg, PA ~ HOLLY Vignettes
   -Added 6/27/2016 9:14:48 AM
PRR-Hollidaysburg, PA ~ Topographic Map
   -Added 6/27/2016 8:02:01 AM
   -Added 6/27/2016 6:15:01 AM
Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Lehigh Line; NS 20K @ CP Bound Brook - MP3
   -Added 6/26/2016 11:58:50 PM
Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Lehigh Line; CSX K142 @ CP Bound Brook - M
   -Added 6/26/2016 11:53:55 PM
Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Lehigh Line; CSX Q300 @ CP Boun
   -Added 6/26/2016 11:50:03 PM
Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Port Reading Secondary; NS 65K
   -Added 6/26/2016 11:46:50 PM
Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Lehigh Line; CSX K140 @ CP Bound Brook - M
   -Added 6/26/2016 11:42:46 PM
Railtown 1897
   -Added 6/26/2016 9:57:51 PM
NS 6920 Honoring our Veterans
   -Added 6/26/2016 9:31:07 PM
Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Lehigh Line; NS 212 impersonati
   -Added 6/26/2016 9:15:34 PM
Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Lehigh Line; NS 211 @ CP Bound Brook - MP
   -Added 6/26/2016 9:10:23 PM
Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Lehigh Line; CSX Q439 w/ Brakes In Emergen
   -Added 6/26/2016 8:58:02 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Chicago Rails
   -Updated 6/28/2016 8:03:59 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's mainline stuff
   -Updated 6/28/2016 7:54:33 PM
Trains 2
   -Updated 6/28/2016 7:50:50 PM
NS train pictures
   -Updated 6/28/2016 7:44:30 PM
Southern California Trains 2016
   -Updated 6/28/2016 7:44:29 PM
North Texas 2010-2016
   -Updated 6/28/2016 7:43:44 PM
North Texas 2015-2016
   -Updated 6/28/2016 7:33:41 PM
A hot weekend in Buffalo NY
   -Updated 6/28/2016 7:32:41 PM
Becker, MN
   -Updated 6/28/2016 7:24:24 PM
Down at the depot
   -Updated 6/28/2016 7:20:32 PM
2016 Clinton, IA area
   -Updated 6/28/2016 7:07:03 PM
Amtrak Activity
   -Updated 6/28/2016 6:56:55 PM
2016 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 6/28/2016 6:39:27 PM
   -Updated 6/28/2016 6:26:00 PM
Video screenshots
   -Updated 6/28/2016 6:25:13 PM
   -Updated 6/28/2016 5:45:20 PM
J. Parker Lamb
   -Updated 6/28/2016 5:45:18 PM
   -Updated 6/28/2016 5:39:54 PM
   -Updated 6/28/2016 5:28:12 PM
Chesapeake Western Railway
   -Updated 6/28/2016 5:15:47 PM
   -Updated 6/28/2016 5:15:33 PM
Illinois & Iowa 2016
   -Updated 6/28/2016 5:03:34 PM
misc railroads and stuff
   -Updated 6/28/2016 3:57:09 PM
Norfolk Southern units
   -Updated 6/28/2016 3:54:16 PM
NS Heritages around at in the Delmarva Peninsula
   -Updated 6/28/2016 3:19:30 PM
February 2016
   -Updated 6/28/2016 3:18:00 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's shortlines and regionals
   -Updated 6/28/2016 3:17:53 PM
2016 Montreal's Commuters.
   -Updated 6/28/2016 2:55:44 PM
Short Lines & Leasing
   -Updated 6/28/2016 1:55:07 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 6/28/2016 1:44:47 PM
Amtrak's Empire Builder
   -Updated 6/28/2016 1:42:48 PM
   -Updated 6/28/2016 1:38:42 PM
   -Updated 6/28/2016 1:33:56 PM
New Jersey Transit- River LINE
   -Updated 6/28/2016 1:05:13 PM
NS manifest 38G/39G: 2016
   -Updated 6/28/2016 1:02:17 PM

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