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: 4,533,146
Locomotives:  168,328
Rolling Stock:  1,058,067
Locations:  30,108
What's New?
New Photo Albums
RCT&HS Layout Work Session
   -Added 2/17/2018 8:40:32 PM
Passenger Cars - Misc Roads
   -Added 2/17/2018 7:42:37 PM
Finding Sperry.
   -Added 2/17/2018 5:47:41 PM
NS 65K
   -Added 2/17/2018 4:22:06 PM
Switzerland 2017
   -Added 2/17/2018 4:10:30 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Added 2/17/2018 2:52:35 PM
   -Added 2/17/2018 2:21:13 PM
12/27/2017, vol 1.
   -Added 2/17/2018 1:39:59 PM
Morning trackside dec 4
   -Added 2/17/2018 9:10:16 AM
Virginia Railway Express
   -Added 2/16/2018 10:31:37 PM
Folkston, Georgia January, 2018
   -Added 2/16/2018 8:49:52 PM
Artificial Blizzard
   -Added 2/16/2018 6:22:19 PM
   -Added 2/16/2018 5:27:17 PM
European Railway Stations
   -Added 2/16/2018 5:16:03 PM
dodge city ford bucklin
   -Added 2/16/2018 4:05:37 PM
NS 5311 & CSX 4421 At Port Reading
   -Added 2/16/2018 3:24:42 PM
Best Friend of Charleston
   -Added 2/16/2018 3:11:14 PM
12/26/2017, vol 2.
   -Added 2/16/2018 2:12:13 PM
2018 Train Photographs
   -Added 2/16/2018 1:11:54 PM
"Railroad" Magazine Illustrations ~ 1940-2004
   -Added 2/16/2018 2:55:26 AM
No sir, not me.
   -Added 2/15/2018 11:08:38 PM
BNSF at Shenandoah Junction and other 2014
   -Added 2/15/2018 7:24:20 PM
Trains Vacation (2/3) 2014
   -Added 2/15/2018 5:11:02 PM
12/26/2017, vol 1.
   -Added 2/15/2018 5:00:16 PM
NJ Transit - 2007
   -Added 2/15/2018 4:45:31 PM
   -Added 2/15/2018 2:02:18 PM
BNSF 2018
   -Added 2/15/2018 1:33:28 PM
Claremore, Ok, Christmas, 2017.
   -Added 2/15/2018 1:29:51 PM
Pryor, Ok, Christmas 2017.
   -Added 2/15/2018 1:19:02 PM
12/24/2017. Early christmas.
   -Added 2/15/2018 1:05:03 PM
12/23/2017, last 2 trains.
   -Added 2/15/2018 12:17:53 PM
new jersey transit shots
   -Added 2/15/2018 6:29:57 AM
3 CSX elephants play in the rain.
   -Added 2/14/2018 9:51:01 PM
MOW equipment in NJ overtime
   -Added 2/14/2018 7:13:31 PM
   -Added 2/14/2018 6:41:21 PM
Updated Photo Albums
South Dakota
   -Updated 2/17/2018 11:37:02 PM
European Railway Stations
   -Updated 2/17/2018 11:32:55 PM
Trains 39
   -Updated 2/17/2018 11:27:39 PM
Wishram to Pasco
   -Updated 2/17/2018 11:05:42 PM
JonRailVideos 2018 Railroad Image Album #2 February
   -Updated 2/17/2018 10:46:08 PM
Folkston, Georgia January, 2018
   -Updated 2/17/2018 10:29:16 PM
Becker, MN
   -Updated 2/17/2018 10:28:46 PM
Waite Park, MN
   -Updated 2/17/2018 10:27:54 PM
CSX Trenton Subdivison End of August 2017
   -Updated 2/17/2018 10:23:16 PM
2017 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 2/17/2018 9:59:41 PM
2018 Trip to the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show.
   -Updated 2/17/2018 9:59:23 PM
Covered hoppers
   -Updated 2/17/2018 9:44:32 PM
NW/SOU/NS frt cars
   -Updated 2/17/2018 9:41:11 PM
PRR/PC/CR frt cars
   -Updated 2/17/2018 9:38:24 PM
Canadian frt cars
   -Updated 2/17/2018 9:33:27 PM
Vancouver to Avery
   -Updated 2/17/2018 9:24:26 PM
1995 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 2/17/2018 9:20:03 PM
Random frt cars
   -Updated 2/17/2018 9:03:24 PM
BN/BNSF roster
   -Updated 2/17/2018 9:00:50 PM
NP/BNSF Spokane>Pasco
   -Updated 2/17/2018 8:56:50 PM
Some Conrail roster shots
   -Updated 2/17/2018 8:25:40 PM
passin thru Neenah
   -Updated 2/17/2018 8:19:30 PM
Southern Railway of British Columbia (SRY)
   -Updated 2/17/2018 8:17:11 PM
   -Updated 2/17/2018 8:13:39 PM
Amtrak California
   -Updated 2/17/2018 7:58:22 PM
   -Updated 2/17/2018 7:42:23 PM
dodge city ford bucklin
   -Updated 2/17/2018 7:26:02 PM
CSX Maryland
   -Updated 2/17/2018 7:21:59 PM
CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 2/17/2018 7:20:28 PM
Vancouver, WA
   -Updated 2/17/2018 7:18:46 PM
NS Alabama Division AGS North District...Jan-June 2018
   -Updated 2/17/2018 6:08:44 PM
February 2018
   -Updated 2/17/2018 6:07:02 PM
Pan Am Railways - Shirley to Royalston
   -Updated 2/17/2018 6:06:03 PM
Southern Illinois Trains
   -Updated 2/17/2018 6:01:54 PM
Rails around the Twin Ports
   -Updated 2/17/2018 5:59:51 PM

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