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: 4,011,631
Locomotives:  155,516
Rolling Stock:  949,328
Locations:  28,958
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Thanksgiving Sunday 2015
   -Added 11/30/2015 7:56:51 AM
Statesboro, GA
   -Added 11/29/2015 10:51:37 PM
   -Added 11/29/2015 10:39:50 PM
Fostoria 11-29-15
   -Added 11/29/2015 9:14:22 PM
Whose Train Is This?
   -Added 11/29/2015 8:13:39 PM
Along the Rails of Kansas: June 2015
   -Added 11/29/2015 7:50:17 PM
CP Holiday Train and More Around Saratoga Springs, NY
   -Added 11/29/2015 7:33:52 PM
Amtrak engine 156 rescues Amtrak train 156 at Lynchburg, VA.
   -Added 11/29/2015 6:53:34 PM
Tuscola & Saginaw Railway
   -Added 11/29/2015 6:46:38 PM
A loaded coal train with Executive MAC DPU and more on BNSF's Madill Sub!
   -Added 11/29/2015 6:29:48 PM
Slices of my day.
   -Added 11/29/2015 6:01:06 PM
A nice fall day along the Hudson
   -Added 11/29/2015 3:43:27 PM
CP Holiday Train
   -Added 11/29/2015 10:46:07 AM
CP Packman tankcar on CSX Q165!
   -Added 11/29/2015 10:27:49 AM
2 New UP Gensets on CSX Q393 on the Willad Sub!!!
   -Added 11/29/2015 10:14:57 AM
Fallen Flags
   -Added 11/29/2015 8:31:57 AM
Remnants of the Pennsy.
   -Added 11/29/2015 8:23:47 AM
   -Added 11/29/2015 6:10:50 AM
Mixed freight on the move at PTC and Tyrone, GA in March, 2014.
   -Added 11/29/2015 5:21:33 AM
Kansas City 1984
   -Added 11/29/2015 12:40:54 AM
Northeast Ohio - 1996
   -Added 11/28/2015 10:13:23 PM
Trains and rolling stock 11-26-15
   -Added 11/28/2015 10:06:09 PM
   -Added 11/28/2015 9:52:40 PM
Manchester, Ga 11/28/15
   -Added 11/28/2015 9:38:52 PM
Galesburg, Illinois
   -Added 11/28/2015 9:32:16 PM
   -Added 11/28/2015 8:54:19 PM
Crockett Area
   -Added 11/28/2015 8:42:45 PM
Hopper Cars
   -Added 11/28/2015 8:40:07 PM
Roster Shots '14/'15
   -Added 11/28/2015 7:21:17 PM
Color me Wheeling.
   -Added 11/28/2015 6:43:33 PM
   -Added 11/28/2015 4:54:49 PM
Oct. 2015 in the Upper Midwest
   -Added 11/28/2015 3:40:51 PM
Tulsa Area-November 7
   -Added 11/28/2015 1:43:09 PM
RBMN 1548
   -Added 11/28/2015 12:42:46 PM
NS Northbound at Lincoln Avenue
   -Added 11/28/2015 11:20:27 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Chicago Rails
   -Updated 11/30/2015 10:10:51 AM
November 2015
   -Updated 11/30/2015 10:04:36 AM
Fall action on the river sub
   -Updated 11/30/2015 8:21:35 AM
Canadian passenger trains
   -Updated 11/30/2015 4:38:39 AM
Canadian Commuters
   -Updated 11/30/2015 4:01:37 AM
October 2015
   -Updated 11/30/2015 1:53:44 AM
Glenview, IL
   -Updated 11/30/2015 1:01:32 AM
CSX 2015
   -Updated 11/30/2015 12:48:02 AM
NS 2015
   -Updated 11/30/2015 12:46:47 AM
Augusta, GA
   -Updated 11/30/2015 12:12:33 AM
November 2015
   -Updated 11/29/2015 10:58:32 PM
ALCo's in the Poconos
   -Updated 11/29/2015 10:53:30 PM
2015 Summer Trip to the USA.
   -Updated 11/29/2015 10:45:15 PM
MEC/Guilford locos
   -Updated 11/29/2015 10:40:56 PM
   -Updated 11/29/2015 10:36:26 PM
UP Bailey Yard/North Platte
   -Updated 11/29/2015 10:35:19 PM
   -Updated 11/29/2015 10:32:45 PM
   -Updated 11/29/2015 10:28:21 PM
   -Updated 11/29/2015 10:17:08 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 11/29/2015 10:16:51 PM
matt w
   -Updated 11/29/2015 9:50:36 PM
November 2015
   -Updated 11/29/2015 9:46:43 PM
Rail Fan to the Future
   -Updated 11/29/2015 9:27:15 PM
BNSF at Goffs & Goffs Rd.
   -Updated 11/29/2015 9:26:50 PM
Amtrak 2015
   -Updated 11/29/2015 8:51:12 PM
X's Train Stuff
   -Updated 11/29/2015 8:41:32 PM
North Carolina 2014-2015
   -Updated 11/29/2015 8:40:15 PM
NS Portland Secondary
   -Updated 11/29/2015 8:30:15 PM
UP Chicago service unit
   -Updated 11/29/2015 8:16:36 PM
CSX 2015
   -Updated 11/29/2015 7:48:04 PM
   -Updated 11/29/2015 7:27:05 PM
TADs NJ Transit and pre
   -Updated 11/29/2015 7:11:24 PM
TAD's Amtrak
   -Updated 11/29/2015 7:04:25 PM
TADs 2015 CSX K oil trains
   -Updated 11/29/2015 7:03:23 PM
TADs misc freight cars and MofW equipment
   -Updated 11/29/2015 7:02:30 PM

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