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: 4,679,334
Locomotives:  172,251
Rolling Stock:  1,083,593
Locations:  30,508
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Colorado Railroad Museum 2018
   -Added 12/9/2018 4:03:25 PM
CZ Trip to Glenwood Springs
   -Added 12/9/2018 3:45:31 PM
Forney Museum 2014
   -Added 12/9/2018 3:36:00 PM
BNSF O-GATTUL2-04A Office Car Special (BNSF Red River D / Houston SD)@ MP189.75 - Donie, TX
   -Added 12/9/2018 11:36:08 AM
UP P-VMCB 2-06 - Bush Funeral Train / UP 9069 (adv section) (UP Gulf Coast SU / Navasota SD) @ MP71.
   -Added 12/9/2018 11:29:09 AM
NYNJR - Street Running
   -Added 12/9/2018 11:23:42 AM
CN Coal Train at Hammond
   -Added 12/9/2018 10:45:42 AM
NY&LB GG1s and E-8A power in July, 1981
   -Added 12/9/2018 6:55:30 AM
L&N F-2 #835 with ex-MONON #605
   -Added 12/9/2018 6:32:33 AM
L&N GE C30-7's
   -Added 12/9/2018 5:51:36 AM
A Pair of L&N GE B23-7's
   -Added 12/9/2018 5:13:47 AM
2018 Year in Review
   -Added 12/8/2018 10:44:11 PM
Toys for Tots train 12-08-18
   -Added 12/8/2018 9:34:54 PM
Some nice color on this almost Winter day.
   -Added 12/8/2018 8:29:28 PM
Ontario Trains - Niagara Region - November 2018 - Part 2
   -Added 12/8/2018 7:46:21 PM
UP P-WFCS 1-06 - Bush Funeral Train / UP 4141 (UP Gulf Coast SU / Navasota SD) @ MP71.23 - FM 2818
   -Added 12/8/2018 7:11:37 PM
R&N Santa Trips 2018
   -Added 12/8/2018 4:06:45 PM
George H. W. Bush Funereal Train
   -Added 12/8/2018 2:59:33 PM
Heading to Spring, TX
   -Added 12/8/2018 2:41:02 PM
   -Added 12/8/2018 2:00:16 PM
   -Added 12/8/2018 11:23:32 AM
QOHX equipment in CT
   -Added 12/8/2018 7:59:08 AM
PRR: 110th Annual Report ~ December 1956
   -Added 12/8/2018 3:34:04 AM
Steam Kansas
   -Added 12/7/2018 11:25:24 PM
UP Wagoner sub
   -Added 12/7/2018 11:14:59 PM
UP Cherockee sub
   -Added 12/7/2018 10:49:32 PM
UP Jonesboro sub
   -Added 12/7/2018 10:37:33 PM
NS Industrial
   -Added 12/7/2018 7:50:10 PM
Problematic stone train.
   -Added 12/7/2018 7:02:10 PM
JonRailVideos 2018 Railroad Image Album #12 December 2018
   -Added 12/7/2018 12:27:56 PM
Potomac Yard and Alexandria VA - RF&P, Chessie, D&H, CR
   -Added 12/7/2018 12:01:40 PM
GSOX equipment in CT
   -Added 12/7/2018 8:24:16 AM
Shortlines KS
   -Added 12/6/2018 10:19:14 PM
March 2018
   -Added 12/6/2018 10:00:21 PM
Longing for August.
   -Added 12/6/2018 9:28:38 PM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 12/9/2018 4:28:46 PM
JonRailVideos 2018 Railroad Image Album #12 December 2018
   -Updated 12/9/2018 4:19:29 PM
WB Frts on UPRR at Erie NV (Passing Siding) - 2a
   -Updated 12/9/2018 3:46:49 PM
Interesting Finds
   -Updated 12/9/2018 3:32:26 PM
RTD Silverliner Vs
   -Updated 12/9/2018 3:28:12 PM
BNSF Assortment
   -Updated 12/9/2018 3:25:22 PM
Freight Cars
   -Updated 12/9/2018 3:17:08 PM
Contemporary NJ Transit Volume XI
   -Updated 12/9/2018 3:14:59 PM
NS SD60's / SD60I's / SD60M's
   -Updated 12/9/2018 1:52:05 PM
   -Updated 12/9/2018 1:28:47 PM
NS GP38's / GP38AC's
   -Updated 12/9/2018 12:59:42 PM
   -Updated 12/9/2018 12:52:59 PM
Ashley Rodriguez Containers
   -Updated 12/9/2018 12:42:38 PM
Ashley Rodriguez 2018 Locomotive Power
   -Updated 12/9/2018 12:40:51 PM
Ashley Rodriguez 2018 Rolling stock
   -Updated 12/9/2018 12:13:29 PM
UP P-WFCS 1-06 - Bush Funeral Train / UP 4141 (UP Gulf Coast SU / Navasota SD) @ MP71.23 - FM 2818
   -Updated 12/9/2018 12:00:05 PM
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:48:42 AM
APPX Appalachian Railcar Services
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:43:06 AM
AREX Aeropres Corp
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:41:12 AM
ABS Alabama Southern Railroad
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:37:57 AM
AM Arkansas & Missouri Railroad
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:35:23 AM
AMCX Ineos Olefins & Polymers
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:33:51 AM
AMGX AMG Resources Inc
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:32:48 AM
ALY Allegheny and Eastern Railroad
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:31:12 AM
ASOX American Styrenics
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:29:06 AM
AVR Allegheny Valley
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:27:22 AM
ALLX General American Marks
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:25:24 AM
ALPX Alberta Government
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:23:49 AM
ARIX Wells Fargo Rail
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:22:29 AM
AERC Albany & Eastern Railroad
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:20:49 AM
AGPX AG Processing Inc
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:19:13 AM
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:17:59 AM
ATGX Atel Leasing Corp
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:11:57 AM
Auto Train
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:08:44 AM
DB Deutsche Bahn
   -Updated 12/9/2018 11:07:50 AM

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