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: 4,215,300
Locomotives:  160,943
Rolling Stock:  987,828
Locations:  29,469
What's New?
New Photo Albums
A Fakebonnet Dash 9, a CSX SD40-2, and more in Livingston, MT
   -Added 10/23/2016 1:37:53 PM
LV Flint Hill Rd. and Gulf Rd. Summer 1975
   -Added 10/23/2016 1:03:53 PM
PC E8A #4299
   -Added 10/23/2016 12:09:11 PM
CN in Fort Erie, Ontario in the summer of 1975
   -Added 10/23/2016 12:04:01 PM
Moosehead 2016
   -Added 10/23/2016 12:03:54 PM
PC E7A #4211
   -Added 10/23/2016 11:56:56 AM
LN FP7A #656
   -Added 10/23/2016 11:43:33 AM
Meet me in Hudson.
   -Added 10/23/2016 10:47:58 AM
Rock Island E8A #657
   -Added 10/23/2016 9:30:18 AM
A Fallen Flag on a Fallen Flag
   -Added 10/23/2016 9:11:23 AM
Misc Gondolas
   -Added 10/23/2016 8:59:01 AM
CIT Group 2 Bay Covered Hoppers
   -Added 10/23/2016 7:58:25 AM
TILX 2 Bay Covered Hoppers
   -Added 10/23/2016 7:31:32 AM
OMNX Gondolas
   -Added 10/23/2016 7:15:13 AM
CIGX Gondolas
   -Added 10/23/2016 7:00:02 AM
Former Conrail GE’s and an SD40-2 join mixed freight runs through Union City, GA
   -Added 10/23/2016 6:27:09 AM
White Tankers
   -Added 10/23/2016 6:01:07 AM
Black Tankers
   -Added 10/23/2016 5:42:39 AM
Misc Covered Hoppers
   -Added 10/23/2016 5:04:12 AM
   -Added 10/22/2016 8:55:03 PM
Memphis Trip - 10/22/2016
   -Added 10/22/2016 5:38:39 PM
Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad
   -Added 10/22/2016 5:22:39 PM
Carolina Piedmont a GWI company
   -Added 10/22/2016 4:04:13 PM
   -Added 10/22/2016 4:00:22 PM
Oak Point Drive-by October 2016
   -Added 10/22/2016 11:57:08 AM
"GE brings good things to light."
   -Added 10/22/2016 10:24:23 AM
Accidentally after work.
   -Added 10/22/2016 9:04:03 AM
Misc Gondolas
   -Added 10/22/2016 7:23:26 AM
   -Added 10/22/2016 7:06:38 AM
Misc Boxcars
   -Added 10/22/2016 6:45:06 AM
Cold Morning Run
   -Added 10/22/2016 5:56:35 AM
Misc Cars
   -Added 10/22/2016 5:33:50 AM
CRGX Tankers
   -Added 10/22/2016 5:15:35 AM
BNSF Reefers
   -Added 10/22/2016 5:04:38 AM
2 Bay Gray Hoppers - A whole bunch!
   -Added 10/22/2016 4:41:32 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Alfred Lynch
   -Updated 10/23/2016 3:41:00 PM
Union Pacific Railroad
   -Updated 10/23/2016 3:18:24 PM
Chicago Transit Authority
   -Updated 10/23/2016 3:17:59 PM
PRR: Wilmington to Altoona ~ 28 March 1965
   -Updated 10/23/2016 3:11:23 PM
3Q 2016
   -Updated 10/23/2016 3:03:34 PM
Here 'n There
   -Updated 10/23/2016 2:30:10 PM
LV Rochester Jct. August 1974
   -Updated 10/23/2016 2:21:53 PM
Union Pacific 'round Wisconsin
   -Updated 10/23/2016 1:59:21 PM
East Tennessee Trains 2016
   -Updated 10/23/2016 1:17:13 PM
CSX- EMD Wide-body tri-axles
   -Updated 10/23/2016 1:01:26 PM
Series ST44 (M62)
   -Updated 10/23/2016 12:59:47 PM
South Texas Oct 2016
   -Updated 10/23/2016 12:57:17 PM
   -Updated 10/23/2016 12:51:41 PM
   -Updated 10/23/2016 12:49:14 PM
CSX coal bethgons
   -Updated 10/23/2016 12:28:07 PM
CSX coal bethgons- Gray patchouts
   -Updated 10/23/2016 12:11:06 PM
August 1975 and close to the end at Hornell
   -Updated 10/23/2016 11:57:24 AM
EL in Hornell - March 1976
   -Updated 10/23/2016 11:55:29 AM
Florida East Coast Railway Trains
   -Updated 10/23/2016 10:58:21 AM
NS in Eastern Virginia
   -Updated 10/23/2016 10:38:47 AM
Fort Lee Military Railroad
   -Updated 10/23/2016 10:09:50 AM
W&A Album II
   -Updated 10/23/2016 10:00:15 AM
TRIX equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/23/2016 8:47:58 AM
   -Updated 10/23/2016 7:39:02 AM
Alan Hall
   -Updated 10/23/2016 6:35:40 AM
East Coast Railfan Trip featuring the AEM-7 Farewell Train (06/18-06/19/16)
   -Updated 10/23/2016 3:33:20 AM
Loco's in Suburbia
   -Updated 10/23/2016 1:47:12 AM
Worthington, OH
   -Updated 10/23/2016 1:43:33 AM
Burnside, KY 10/16/2016
   -Updated 10/23/2016 1:10:48 AM
Potash on the CN Mainline
   -Updated 10/23/2016 12:47:15 AM
TP&W Sept 2016 - Dec 2016
   -Updated 10/23/2016 12:42:43 AM
   -Updated 10/23/2016 12:34:35 AM
Canadian national locomotives 2
   -Updated 10/22/2016 11:59:07 PM
   -Updated 10/22/2016 11:47:22 PM
passin thru Neenah
   -Updated 10/22/2016 11:43:52 PM

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