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: 4,620,932
Locomotives:  170,930
Rolling Stock:  1,075,126
Locations:  30,328
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Glenn's UP CCRCL's
   -Added 8/10/2018 8:33:32 PM
Slides (not mine ones I have bought)
   -Added 8/10/2018 1:27:43 AM
Santa Fe - MOW
   -Added 8/8/2018 7:57:55 PM
PRR no. 60 and ARC no. 88 in Hockessin, DE-July 4, 2018
   -Added 8/6/2018 10:54:53 AM
PRR: Westenberger ~> PRR Postal Cards
   -Added 8/5/2018 8:34:04 AM
CSX 5122 leads an EMD trio at Union City, GA
   -Added 8/5/2018 7:03:14 AM
Steam Engines at the Virginia Museum of Transportation
   -Added 8/4/2018 9:50:51 PM
Chasing SB and NB mixed freight from Fairburn to Palmetto
   -Added 8/4/2018 5:45:17 PM
Train Stations in Virginia
   -Added 8/4/2018 5:23:45 PM
   -Added 8/4/2018 5:16:00 PM
Ontario Trains - Niagara Region - July 2018 - Part 1
   -Added 8/4/2018 11:38:44 AM
Cumbres & Toltec
   -Added 8/4/2018 10:30:56 AM
Glenn's UP ES44AC's
   -Added 8/4/2018 12:14:26 AM
Stevens Pass -The BN years
   -Added 8/3/2018 11:43:45 PM
JonRailVideos 2018 Railroad Image Album #8 August 2018
   -Added 8/3/2018 9:37:04 PM
TADs NY & Atlantic RR
   -Added 8/3/2018 8:50:14 PM
Westbound through Hudson
   -Added 8/3/2018 6:26:55 PM
   -Added 8/3/2018 12:39:21 PM
Pittsburgh 08-2018
   -Added 8/3/2018 12:23:49 PM
One station, two trains.
   -Added 8/2/2018 9:33:36 PM
Quebec City
   -Added 8/2/2018 9:18:14 PM
   -Added 8/2/2018 9:05:34 PM
Rainy Day at the Oklahoma Railway Museum
   -Added 8/2/2018 7:06:29 PM
Pauls Valley and Davis: Steam Engine and Stations!
   -Added 8/2/2018 4:31:43 PM
PR -32 And Its Friendly Crew
   -Added 8/2/2018 3:17:04 PM
   -Added 8/2/2018 12:28:02 PM
August 2018
   -Added 8/1/2018 11:12:26 PM
BNSF Red River Division / Houston Subdivision; U-BNTCAK0-32T (nb agg empty) meets H-TEAEGW1-01A (sb
   -Added 8/1/2018 10:20:33 PM
BNSF Red River Division / Houston Subdivision; H-TEAPTX1-31A (at night) @ MP 168.46
   -Added 8/1/2018 10:15:26 PM
A Valley Saturday
   -Added 8/1/2018 7:27:49 PM
USA: "The Big Diesel That Didn't" ~ January 1963
   -Added 8/1/2018 12:15:21 PM
Friday night experiment
   -Added 8/1/2018 6:24:41 AM
SRS: Sperry Rail Service #130 ~ January 1963
   -Added 8/1/2018 3:14:42 AM
Tuesday Railfanning 7/31/2018
   -Added 7/31/2018 10:21:18 PM
Guthrie: Train Meets and Santa Fe Depot
   -Added 7/31/2018 8:47:05 PM
Updated Photo Albums
PRR: Westenberger ~> PRR Postal Cards
   -Updated 8/16/2018 1:46:45 AM
Slides (not mine ones I have bought)
   -Updated 8/16/2018 12:53:03 AM
CN Wisconsin and beyond
   -Updated 8/16/2018 12:19:43 AM
Canadian Pacific ex-MILW Mainline 2007-2009
   -Updated 8/15/2018 10:46:17 PM
Maryland Railroading
   -Updated 8/15/2018 6:48:36 PM
   -Updated 8/15/2018 5:38:21 PM
Heritage Amtrak units at Lynchburg, VA
   -Updated 8/15/2018 6:25:33 AM
   -Updated 8/14/2018 11:44:28 PM
SA-31 2018
   -Updated 8/14/2018 11:27:56 PM
Foreign Power in the Carolinas
   -Updated 8/14/2018 9:57:20 PM
CSX ES44AH's 800-899
   -Updated 8/14/2018 9:56:41 PM
   -Updated 8/14/2018 9:56:00 PM
SP 8565 East. 6/17/1985
   -Updated 8/14/2018 8:21:51 PM
   -Updated 8/14/2018 6:30:21 PM
Anatomy Of The Y. & M. V.
   -Updated 8/14/2018 3:42:55 PM
TADs Lease, loaner, or in transit units
   -Updated 8/14/2018 8:45:25 AM
Central Texas Freight 2015-2016
   -Updated 8/14/2018 7:29:03 AM
Garden State - 2015
   -Updated 8/14/2018 4:59:17 AM
PRR-PC-CR: Electric Locomotives ~ 1951-1996
   -Updated 8/14/2018 2:35:32 AM
   -Updated 8/13/2018 11:57:44 PM
June 2018 Locomotives
   -Updated 8/13/2018 9:53:16 PM
   -Updated 8/13/2018 8:08:27 PM
Trains of Iowa
   -Updated 8/13/2018 4:10:06 PM
CSX & NS Millen, Jesup and Folkston, Georgia April, 2018
   -Updated 8/13/2018 1:58:34 PM
The Shortline Baglist
   -Updated 8/13/2018 1:49:09 PM
Dash 8 locomotives
   -Updated 8/13/2018 1:35:56 PM
   -Updated 8/13/2018 1:32:32 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 8/13/2018 1:26:41 PM
BNSF's Valley Sub - 2018
   -Updated 8/13/2018 12:54:18 PM
Burlington Northern Railroad SD40-2
   -Updated 8/13/2018 9:13:10 AM
PRR: Wye Switches ~ 1960-1965
   -Updated 8/13/2018 3:46:10 AM
The Trains of Amtrak's NEC
   -Updated 8/13/2018 3:25:44 AM
Arkansas mainline power Jul 2018
   -Updated 8/13/2018 12:37:16 AM
Arkansas mainline action Jul 2018
   -Updated 8/13/2018 12:36:21 AM
Ferrocarriles Mexicanos
   -Updated 8/13/2018 12:15:42 AM

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