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: 4,278,683
Locomotives:  162,341
Rolling Stock:  1,003,155
Locations:  29,610
What's New?
New Photo Albums
January 2017
   -Added 1/24/2017 8:08:01 PM
Rails around the Twin Ports
   -Added 1/24/2017 7:56:51 PM
Fort Scott Hub
   -Added 1/24/2017 7:53:04 PM
Penobscot 2017
   -Added 1/24/2017 4:53:37 PM
Montreal to Knowlton May 27th 1973
   -Added 1/24/2017 4:10:38 PM
Santa Fe
   -Added 1/24/2017 3:36:15 PM
Southern Tier
   -Added 1/24/2017 3:32:23 PM
Peoria sub December 2016
   -Added 1/24/2017 2:22:43 PM
Montreal to Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon January 21th, 1973
   -Added 1/24/2017 1:18:36 PM
Milwaukee Road Diesel Roster Photos - Album #3
   -Added 1/24/2017 11:56:09 AM
   -Added 1/24/2017 11:06:03 AM
It's in the books.
   -Added 1/24/2017 10:16:35 AM
CN Canton Subdivision
   -Added 1/24/2017 7:16:26 AM
Frosted tankcars
   -Added 1/23/2017 10:02:27 PM
2017 stuff
   -Added 1/23/2017 8:32:50 PM
A triumphant reentry.
   -Added 1/23/2017 5:27:13 PM
Lincoln, NE, January 2017
   -Added 1/23/2017 3:41:03 PM
Ponchartrain Railroad
   -Added 1/23/2017 3:27:55 PM
Misc Westbound Tank Cars
   -Added 1/23/2017 1:08:38 PM
Misc Westbound Reefers
   -Added 1/23/2017 12:36:03 PM
BNSF Aurora Sub And UP Geneva sub December 6, 2016
   -Added 1/23/2017 11:20:03 AM
Peoria Sub November 2016
   -Added 1/23/2017 10:47:33 AM
CSX double-stacks and BNSF empties at College Park and Red Oak, GA
   -Added 1/23/2017 7:46:57 AM
FEC 101 JAN 21 2017
   -Added 1/23/2017 7:43:20 AM
Westbound Boxcars at Dolton, IL
   -Added 1/23/2017 7:30:47 AM
IHB GenSet #2140
   -Added 1/23/2017 6:49:21 AM
Sunday's Foggy Four
   -Added 1/23/2017 6:31:49 AM
When a Caboose Becomes a Shoving Platform
   -Added 1/23/2017 6:21:36 AM
IHB Coil Cars & 1 NS Coil Car - Dolton, IL
   -Added 1/23/2017 5:51:54 AM
Sultran Gondolas
   -Added 1/22/2017 11:18:05 PM
Fall 2014
   -Added 1/22/2017 11:01:19 PM
Southern 4501 November 2014
   -Added 1/22/2017 10:39:23 PM
UP 2727 at UP Green River, Wyoming
   -Added 1/22/2017 10:23:55 PM
A Heavy Light Engine Move
   -Added 1/22/2017 10:20:04 PM
Rolling Stock Scans (R)
   -Added 1/22/2017 10:10:14 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Freight Cars 2015
   -Updated 1/24/2017 8:12:57 PM
MoW & Critterz
   -Updated 1/24/2017 8:10:00 PM
Loads & Loads of coal - and a few MTs
   -Updated 1/24/2017 7:03:48 PM
   -Updated 1/24/2017 6:49:59 PM
   -Updated 1/24/2017 6:33:25 PM
Work photos
   -Updated 1/24/2017 6:33:00 PM
Kansas City Southern
   -Updated 1/24/2017 6:30:24 PM
G Misc
   -Updated 1/24/2017 6:26:25 PM
Chicago Area Railfan Trip: Arrival Into and Railfanning Around Chicago (02/25-03/01/16)
   -Updated 1/24/2017 6:22:32 PM
   -Updated 1/24/2017 6:13:05 PM
Rolling Stock 2006-2019.83
   -Updated 1/24/2017 6:10:23 PM
Union Pacific 'round Wisconsin
   -Updated 1/24/2017 6:07:18 PM
   -Updated 1/24/2017 6:06:12 PM
D Misc
   -Updated 1/24/2017 6:03:18 PM
New Orleans LA 1995-2003
   -Updated 1/24/2017 6:02:14 PM
   -Updated 1/24/2017 5:47:35 PM
Burlington Northern Railroad Caboose
   -Updated 1/24/2017 5:33:52 PM
Pastor's Train Pics 2015
   -Updated 1/24/2017 5:30:44 PM
Norfolk Southern 2017
   -Updated 1/24/2017 5:30:25 PM
(ATN) Alabama & Tennessee River Railroad 2017
   -Updated 1/24/2017 5:05:15 PM
Burlington Northern End Cab Switchers
   -Updated 1/24/2017 4:42:01 PM
New Camera Testing
   -Updated 1/24/2017 4:31:31 PM
Signs & Signals
   -Updated 1/24/2017 4:31:09 PM
BNSF Staples Subdivision
   -Updated 1/24/2017 4:10:34 PM
Oregon, California & Eastern
   -Updated 1/24/2017 4:02:46 PM
C Misc
   -Updated 1/24/2017 3:49:04 PM
Long Island Rail Road Album
   -Updated 1/24/2017 3:45:54 PM
Conrail Freight Cars
   -Updated 1/24/2017 3:45:17 PM
Philadelphia, Bethlehem, and New England
   -Updated 1/24/2017 3:39:22 PM
F Misc
   -Updated 1/24/2017 3:36:53 PM
Alcos Only!
   -Updated 1/24/2017 3:35:45 PM
   -Updated 1/24/2017 3:25:22 PM
Burlington Northern Railroad
   -Updated 1/24/2017 3:18:13 PM
CSX - Chessie Seaboard Multiplied
   -Updated 1/24/2017 3:13:56 PM
Freight Cars 2016
   -Updated 1/24/2017 2:52:11 PM

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