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: 4,821,902
Locomotives:  175,512
Rolling Stock:  1,111,505
Locations:  30,838
What's New?
New Photo Albums
2019 Photos
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October 2019
   -Added 10/15/2019 5:11:54 PM
Big Steam on the Road to Paradise
   -Added 10/15/2019 1:29:47 PM
PRR: "New York Division" ~ January 1942
   -Added 10/15/2019 11:34:26 AM
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9014's first northbound run
   -Added 10/15/2019 3:07:10 AM
SoCal Trip 2019
   -Added 10/14/2019 3:08:14 PM
Vinita Oklahoma
   -Added 10/14/2019 12:32:53 PM
Strasburg Rail Road: Norfolk and Western Steam Reunion-October 13, 2019
   -Added 10/14/2019 12:14:51 PM
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad "Frostburg Flyer"-July 6, 2019
   -Added 10/14/2019 12:13:41 PM
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Fall Flyer.
   -Added 10/13/2019 9:59:17 PM
On my way to someplace else.
   -Added 10/13/2019 9:20:23 PM
Sunny Sunday Stone.
   -Added 10/13/2019 6:16:56 PM
Hometown, PA high trestle
   -Added 10/13/2019 6:04:55 PM
Ohio Rail Experience: DT&I Special - “The North End”
   -Added 10/13/2019 5:01:14 PM
Florida Photos
   -Added 10/12/2019 10:02:58 PM
South Texas March 2003
   -Added 10/12/2019 9:01:22 PM
October 2019 Locomotives
   -Added 10/12/2019 8:54:35 PM
A late July catch.
   -Added 10/12/2019 8:17:45 PM
Brand New Baffinlad Et44acs
   -Added 10/12/2019 7:42:30 PM
MVPX 3452 [EMD SW1500] on the H-HOUTUL @ MP185 - Newby, TX
   -Added 10/12/2019 7:05:23 PM
A trio of varied GE power forwards the eastbound stacker.
   -Added 10/12/2019 6:19:58 PM
"Ride the Bloom"
   -Added 10/12/2019 5:00:16 PM
Westbound Signal Clear Track 2, NS 9855 Leads a Stack Train
   -Added 10/12/2019 3:40:35 PM
Westbound single stacker.
   -Added 10/12/2019 1:59:01 PM
Freight move on the WS
   -Added 10/12/2019 10:39:42 AM
An altogether different stone train.
   -Added 10/12/2019 9:47:51 AM
PRSL: "Penn-Reading Seashore" ~ August 1941
   -Added 10/12/2019 9:33:46 AM
CBFX equipment in CT
   -Added 10/12/2019 8:31:10 AM
Catching NYS&W's SD33ECOS together for a second time
   -Added 10/12/2019 3:06:31 AM
West Trenton Line
   -Added 10/12/2019 12:39:41 AM
Dusk in Doswell
   -Added 10/11/2019 10:20:49 PM
09/08/2019 - The Great Trek Across CN, Part VII
   -Added 10/11/2019 8:46:17 PM
An accidental find.
   -Added 10/11/2019 8:34:44 PM
Updated Photo Albums
TADs CSX 2019
   -Updated 10/15/2019 11:47:28 PM
TADs Amtrak
   -Updated 10/15/2019 11:45:59 PM
TADs LIRR passenger cars, cabooses, freight cars & misc. photos
   -Updated 10/15/2019 11:44:53 PM
Pittsburgh 10-2019
   -Updated 10/15/2019 11:21:06 PM
BNSF Seattle Sub
   -Updated 10/15/2019 11:15:53 PM
BN & BNSF Lakeside Sub
   -Updated 10/15/2019 10:27:16 PM
July 2019
   -Updated 10/15/2019 9:32:10 PM
   -Updated 10/15/2019 9:19:02 PM
Around The Twin Cities: Vol. 2
   -Updated 10/15/2019 9:06:16 PM
Model and Park Trains
   -Updated 10/15/2019 9:03:09 PM
Pan Am Railways: District 1
   -Updated 10/15/2019 8:52:45 PM
Some New York action shots
   -Updated 10/15/2019 8:52:18 PM
Pan Am Railways: Rigby Yard
   -Updated 10/15/2019 8:50:07 PM
Various Michigan Locations 2017 & 2018
   -Updated 10/15/2019 7:59:48 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 10/15/2019 7:42:28 PM
2019-07-01, Knob Noster, MO
   -Updated 10/15/2019 7:24:43 PM
2019 Two days at Syracuse NY.
   -Updated 10/15/2019 7:09:43 PM
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Burlington Northern in Washington and North Idaho
   -Updated 10/15/2019 6:36:05 PM
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SoCal Trip 2019
   -Updated 10/15/2019 6:30:10 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 10/15/2019 6:17:35 PM
ATSF New Mexico Division Mountainair East
   -Updated 10/15/2019 6:00:45 PM
   -Updated 10/15/2019 5:46:54 PM
Guadalupe, CA
   -Updated 10/15/2019 5:41:56 PM
CB&Q Steam
   -Updated 10/15/2019 5:17:18 PM
September 2019
   -Updated 10/15/2019 4:48:24 PM
Fallen Flags 3
   -Updated 10/15/2019 4:28:32 PM
NS Bloomington District 2019
   -Updated 10/15/2019 4:23:59 PM
CSX Florence Division Aberdeen Subdivision
   -Updated 10/15/2019 3:55:47 PM
Vinita Oklahoma
   -Updated 10/15/2019 3:55:00 PM
   -Updated 10/15/2019 2:07:17 PM
Engine Pics
   -Updated 10/15/2019 1:40:08 PM
NS Heritage Units
   -Updated 10/15/2019 12:45:25 PM
Strasburg Rail Road: Norfolk and Western Steam Reunion-October 13, 2019
   -Updated 10/15/2019 11:44:00 AM

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