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!

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Select one of the links from the menu on the left to begin browsing the collection.
Site Stats
Photos: 3,859,118
Locomotives:  152,207
Rolling Stock:  908,563
Locations:  28,641
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Leviathan at 5 PM.
   -Added 5/26/2015 9:34:04 PM
Trip to Cincinnati Model Train show. 2012
   -Added 5/26/2015 9:09:53 PM
Leviathan and my trip aboard.
   -Added 5/26/2015 9:02:06 PM
Westfield and Dunkirk
   -Added 5/26/2015 8:59:18 PM
Leviathan at midday.
   -Added 5/26/2015 8:05:48 PM
The three that came through before UP 1988
   -Added 5/26/2015 7:09:32 PM
NS 23N with "Dirtybird", a couple manifests, and a empty coal train
   -Added 5/26/2015 5:38:43 PM
   -Added 5/26/2015 3:59:37 PM
CSX RF&P Subdivision 2015
   -Added 5/26/2015 11:45:50 AM
NS Conway Yards
   -Added 5/25/2015 11:41:37 PM
Month in review May 2015
   -Added 5/25/2015 11:33:20 PM
Morning Moves.
   -Added 5/25/2015 10:28:55 PM
BN/BNSF Right of Way
   -Added 5/25/2015 10:22:04 PM
EJ&E 703
   -Added 5/25/2015 9:33:05 PM
Walt Disney World Railroad 2015
   -Added 5/25/2015 9:31:54 PM
Railroading part 3 of 2015.
   -Added 5/25/2015 8:58:36 PM
NS 5033 rescues Amtrak Regional train 156 at Lynchburg
   -Added 5/25/2015 8:34:33 PM
MN/WI/IL/IN Dec 2014
   -Added 5/25/2015 8:18:02 PM
Holiday Weekend.
   -Added 5/25/2015 8:06:54 PM
Sunset Limited Alpine, Texas
   -Added 5/25/2015 7:59:14 PM
Birmingham Terminal Railway (BHRR)
   -Added 5/25/2015 5:54:06 PM
Scenic Scenes
   -Added 5/25/2015 5:15:34 PM
   -Added 5/25/2015 4:51:47 PM
Macon Ga, 4/11/2015
   -Added 5/25/2015 4:43:59 PM
Leviathan in Wellington.
   -Added 5/25/2015 4:27:48 PM
Nemo & Oak Ridge 4/17-18
   -Added 5/25/2015 3:57:48 PM
North Country Trip
   -Added 5/25/2015 3:45:53 PM
Erie RR Crossing of Indiana State Highway 15
   -Added 5/25/2015 3:21:29 PM
Erie Western
   -Added 5/25/2015 2:46:35 PM
Villa Grove & IC
   -Added 5/25/2015 2:18:38 PM
New Year's Trip 2013
   -Added 5/25/2015 2:07:00 PM
1066 on CP 939 along with 6920.
   -Added 5/25/2015 1:38:49 PM
Alabama & Gulf Coast railroad
   -Added 5/25/2015 12:41:47 PM
Southern Tier mixed
   -Added 5/25/2015 12:30:45 PM
Two at Peru Center Road
   -Added 5/25/2015 11:35:12 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Railroading 2015
   -Updated 5/27/2015 1:46:36 AM
Progress Rail, Tacoma, WA
   -Updated 5/27/2015 1:12:42 AM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 5/27/2015 12:43:28 AM
2nd Quarter 2015 - CMP
   -Updated 5/26/2015 11:43:07 PM
May 2015
   -Updated 5/26/2015 11:42:39 PM
Caboose, Stations, Tracks, Landmarks etc.
   -Updated 5/26/2015 11:22:02 PM
Rolling Stock, various types and Companies
   -Updated 5/26/2015 11:21:17 PM
Union Pacific in 2015
   -Updated 5/26/2015 11:18:27 PM
April 2015 Pt2
   -Updated 5/26/2015 10:53:51 PM
Pan Am Railways - Stony Brook Line
   -Updated 5/26/2015 10:45:16 PM
Rail-Fanning 2015 Vol. 5
   -Updated 5/26/2015 10:42:44 PM
TADs 2015 CSX
   -Updated 5/26/2015 10:40:44 PM
CaliforniaRailfan101's Best of the Martinez/Benicia Area
   -Updated 5/26/2015 10:35:02 PM
   -Updated 5/26/2015 10:27:17 PM
   -Updated 5/26/2015 10:07:38 PM
river line spring time action album 2
   -Updated 5/26/2015 10:03:46 PM
Pittsburgh Line 2015
   -Updated 5/26/2015 9:56:52 PM
CB&Q Steam
   -Updated 5/26/2015 8:07:41 PM
NJ Transit Electric Engines 2015
   -Updated 5/26/2015 7:37:26 PM
Freight Trains 2015
   -Updated 5/26/2015 7:34:30 PM
Durant II
   -Updated 5/26/2015 7:26:09 PM
Heritage Units/Units of Interest 2015
   -Updated 5/26/2015 7:01:11 PM
Harrisburg Line May 2015
   -Updated 5/26/2015 6:56:48 PM
Dunkirk, NY area photos
   -Updated 5/26/2015 6:54:47 PM
Freight Trains in Norman, OK
   -Updated 5/26/2015 6:53:27 PM
Locos in W. Mass.
   -Updated 5/26/2015 6:43:06 PM
New Year's Trip 2013
   -Updated 5/26/2015 6:12:50 PM
Last days for Alco RS11's at Morrisville in summer, 1977.
   -Updated 5/26/2015 6:08:03 PM
East Tennessee Trains 2015
   -Updated 5/26/2015 6:01:04 PM
Long Island Rail Road
   -Updated 5/26/2015 5:48:50 PM
Contemporary Amtrak
   -Updated 5/26/2015 5:47:40 PM
Contemporary NJ Transit Volume VIII
   -Updated 5/26/2015 5:47:14 PM
2015 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 5/26/2015 5:46:01 PM
Penn Central
   -Updated 5/26/2015 5:37:33 PM
   -Updated 5/26/2015 5:32:23 PM

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