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: 5,200,943
Locomotives:  185,580
Rolling Stock:  1,208,011
Locations:  31,808
What's New?
New Photo Albums
AM Alcos in 1988
   -Added 9/19/2021 9:57:13 AM
September 2021
   -Added 9/18/2021 11:28:21 PM
Box Car -KCSM-
   -Added 9/18/2021 11:18:39 PM
Cisternas -IPBX-
   -Added 9/18/2021 11:15:44 PM
FEC in Cocoa, Florida
   -Added 9/18/2021 10:25:52 PM
1960s/1970s Rio Grande Diesels
   -Added 9/18/2021 10:04:35 PM
Passenger Equipment - Southern
   -Added 9/18/2021 9:43:20 PM
Passenger Equipment - Southern Pacific
   -Added 9/18/2021 9:40:01 PM
Passenger Equipment - D&RGW
   -Added 9/18/2021 9:34:42 PM
Tolvas 5 Bahías -CEMX-
   -Added 9/18/2021 8:04:55 PM
Tolvas 5 Bahías -GPFX-
   -Added 9/18/2021 5:34:57 PM
Box Car -SRN-
   -Added 9/18/2021 5:30:01 PM
Box Car -KCS-
   -Added 9/18/2021 5:03:25 PM
Box Car -NOKL-
   -Added 9/18/2021 4:49:03 PM
WB Loaded Unit Hooper Frt at Eire NV W-MTrnSlv-Pshrs
   -Added 9/18/2021 4:20:11 PM
Tolvas 2 Bahías FXE
   -Added 9/18/2021 4:09:12 PM
Góndola DEAX
   -Added 9/18/2021 3:49:52 PM
CSX River Line
   -Added 9/18/2021 10:58:37 AM
A little ABC on the CT&V.
   -Added 9/18/2021 9:28:01 AM
August 2021
   -Added 9/17/2021 11:43:21 PM
End of the Week around La Crosse WI
   -Added 9/17/2021 9:11:31 PM
1970s Midwestern Railroads
   -Added 9/17/2021 6:57:57 PM
Excursion and fan trip tickets
   -Added 9/17/2021 5:26:23 AM
Passenger Equipment - Union Pacific
   -Added 9/16/2021 10:19:55 PM
1960s/70s Union Pacific
   -Added 9/16/2021 10:08:58 PM
F. R. Kern Photos
   -Added 9/16/2021 8:57:28 PM
Mercer Landmark Latty Grain - Paulding, OH
   -Added 9/16/2021 8:56:45 PM
Ralph H. Payne Photos
   -Added 9/16/2021 8:55:56 PM
May 2021
   -Added 9/16/2021 8:55:37 PM
Bert Pennypacker Photos
   -Added 9/16/2021 8:51:20 PM
Steamy September
   -Added 9/16/2021 8:04:42 PM
Mercer Landmark Latty Agronomy - Paulding, OH
   -Added 9/16/2021 7:53:53 PM
   -Added 9/16/2021 5:58:05 PM
Conniff Photos
   -Added 9/16/2021 5:32:16 PM
Early September
   -Added 9/16/2021 4:20:52 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 9/19/2021 12:28:30 PM
WB Loaded Unit Hooper Frt at Eire NV W-MTrnSlv-Pshrs
   -Updated 9/19/2021 11:19:02 AM
   -Updated 9/19/2021 10:45:24 AM
Recent and Interesting
   -Updated 9/19/2021 10:33:10 AM
Union Pacific Action in Taylor, Texas - October 2009
   -Updated 9/19/2021 10:21:52 AM
Engine Pics
   -Updated 9/19/2021 10:09:06 AM
Freight Cars
   -Updated 9/19/2021 10:05:14 AM
PRR: Mann ~> Duplex Portraits
   -Updated 9/19/2021 9:38:06 AM
PRR: Pennsy Pix via Mr. Bob Lorenz
   -Updated 9/19/2021 8:45:43 AM
Topeka (Fall 2019)
   -Updated 9/19/2021 7:29:41 AM
Boxcar and Reefer Roster Shots
   -Updated 9/19/2021 4:18:04 AM
Roberts Bank (Deltaport)
   -Updated 9/19/2021 3:58:34 AM
Covered Hopper Roster Shots
   -Updated 9/19/2021 2:18:04 AM
Darlington Trip
   -Updated 9/19/2021 1:53:34 AM
BNSF Railfanning
   -Updated 9/19/2021 1:49:23 AM
Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
   -Updated 9/19/2021 12:58:47 AM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 9/19/2021 12:46:44 AM
2021-05-24, UCEX hopper photos, Syracuse, MO
   -Updated 9/18/2021 11:59:37 PM
August 2021
   -Updated 9/18/2021 11:27:07 PM
   -Updated 9/18/2021 11:08:05 PM
   -Updated 9/18/2021 10:51:41 PM
Tank Car Roster Shots
   -Updated 9/18/2021 10:44:12 PM
PRR: Mann ~> Electric Portraits
   -Updated 9/18/2021 10:21:42 PM
Old Slides/Photos ~ 1940s
   -Updated 9/18/2021 10:16:11 PM
Passenger Equipment - Union Pacific
   -Updated 9/18/2021 9:15:15 PM
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway
   -Updated 9/18/2021 9:06:56 PM
1960s/70s Union Pacific
   -Updated 9/18/2021 9:06:09 PM
Georgia and the Carolinas
   -Updated 9/18/2021 8:58:24 PM
BNSF's Butte Sub 2021 part 2
   -Updated 9/18/2021 8:51:54 PM
2021 Railfanning
   -Updated 9/18/2021 8:08:28 PM
Gondola Roster Shots
   -Updated 9/18/2021 7:42:45 PM
CSX Henderson Sub 2021
   -Updated 9/18/2021 7:39:18 PM
2021 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 9/18/2021 7:14:15 PM
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
   -Updated 9/18/2021 7:04:57 PM
GE - C44 / AC44i
   -Updated 9/18/2021 6:20:31 PM

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