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: 4,383,248
Locomotives:  164,903
Rolling Stock:  1,024,569
Locations:  29,807
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Four in Twenty Minutes
   -Added 6/28/2017 9:37:45 PM
Englewood yard 6/28/17
   -Added 6/28/2017 7:02:49 PM
Tennessee Southern in 2017
   -Added 6/28/2017 5:39:26 PM
PRR: "50th Anniversary" ~ 1960
   -Added 6/28/2017 2:05:27 PM
PRR: "High Line" ~ 1960
   -Added 6/28/2017 1:43:36 PM
PRR: "Altoona Builds for the Future" ~ 1961
   -Added 6/28/2017 1:20:21 PM
Santa Fe 3416
   -Added 6/28/2017 12:08:49 PM
Tennessee Southern in 2016
   -Added 6/28/2017 11:23:55 AM
Union Pacific
   -Added 6/28/2017 10:53:30 AM
IC/ICG Covered Hoppers
   -Added 6/28/2017 7:10:00 AM
IC/ICG Flats
   -Added 6/28/2017 7:08:36 AM
IC/ICG Boxcars
   -Added 6/28/2017 7:07:10 AM
Norfolk Southern Pittsburgh Line
   -Added 6/27/2017 10:21:30 PM
Owasso, OK, 06/21/2017 pre-work
   -Added 6/27/2017 8:59:32 PM
"NYC+PRR: What Does It Mean?" ~ 1958
   -Added 6/27/2017 8:16:46 PM
PRR: "Trailers on Flatcars" ~ 1954
   -Added 6/27/2017 7:24:55 PM
PRR: Brett's "Speed and Security" ~ 1926
   -Added 6/27/2017 7:09:14 PM
2017 A few days at Syracuse NY
   -Added 6/27/2017 1:26:01 PM
   -Added 6/27/2017 11:59:43 AM
A new switcher for Cotter Merchandise Storage.
   -Added 6/27/2017 10:45:56 AM
Action on the old EL.
   -Added 6/26/2017 8:32:32 PM
   -Added 6/26/2017 7:13:12 PM
Somerset, KY 6/26/2017
   -Added 6/26/2017 6:54:00 PM
Boothbay Railway Village, Maine
   -Added 6/26/2017 11:55:11 AM
Moore, Norman
   -Added 6/26/2017 10:07:26 AM
Norfolk Southern locomotives
   -Added 6/26/2017 9:04:53 AM
The Saturday Yard Crew.
   -Added 6/26/2017 6:48:33 AM
A way out west
   -Added 6/25/2017 10:19:15 PM
Amtrak on the Q
   -Added 6/25/2017 10:11:50 PM
Freight cars
   -Added 6/25/2017 10:04:34 PM
NYC ex CR Covered Hoppers
   -Added 6/25/2017 9:05:34 PM
   -Added 6/25/2017 8:23:40 PM
Two clicks of the shutter.
   -Added 6/25/2017 8:07:18 PM
Evansville & Western Railway
   -Added 6/25/2017 7:48:41 PM
Sunny morning stone.
   -Added 6/25/2017 7:45:43 PM
Updated Photo Albums
1995 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 6/28/2017 9:29:57 PM
Various Steam
   -Updated 6/28/2017 9:23:50 PM
UP Oregon
   -Updated 6/28/2017 9:20:22 PM
Outstate MN
   -Updated 6/28/2017 9:17:25 PM
Ships & barges
   -Updated 6/28/2017 9:13:57 PM
Photographer's Favorites
   -Updated 6/28/2017 9:13:24 PM
   -Updated 6/28/2017 9:11:33 PM
BNSF/ATSF roster
   -Updated 6/28/2017 9:08:06 PM
   -Updated 6/28/2017 9:05:15 PM
2017 A few days at Syracuse NY
   -Updated 6/28/2017 8:51:43 PM
   -Updated 6/28/2017 8:51:16 PM
Hinckley Sub
   -Updated 6/28/2017 8:49:29 PM
TAD's 2017 CSX
   -Updated 6/28/2017 8:41:54 PM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 6/28/2017 8:41:16 PM
BN/BNSF Oregon
   -Updated 6/28/2017 8:26:34 PM
   -Updated 6/28/2017 8:24:20 PM
road trip spring 2017
   -Updated 6/28/2017 7:06:23 PM
CN Leithton Subdivision
   -Updated 6/28/2017 7:02:50 PM
CN Joliet Subdivision
   -Updated 6/28/2017 6:55:21 PM
Railfanning on the BNSF Chillicothe Subdivision
   -Updated 6/28/2017 6:45:09 PM
Texas Trains
   -Updated 6/28/2017 6:35:50 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's Industrial files
   -Updated 6/28/2017 6:16:31 PM
Down at the depot
   -Updated 6/28/2017 6:15:37 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's shortlines and regionals
   -Updated 6/28/2017 6:14:46 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's mainline stuff
   -Updated 6/28/2017 6:11:55 PM
Seaboard System Railroad
   -Updated 6/28/2017 6:01:33 PM
Norfolk Southern from 2009
   -Updated 6/28/2017 5:16:36 PM
South Texas June 2017
   -Updated 6/28/2017 4:33:35 PM
Vancouver to Avery
   -Updated 6/28/2017 4:28:26 PM
Portland to Biggs
   -Updated 6/28/2017 4:20:07 PM
Eugene, OR
   -Updated 6/28/2017 4:11:00 PM
Albany to Eugene
   -Updated 6/28/2017 4:08:36 PM
Northern Indaina
   -Updated 6/28/2017 3:42:23 PM
Norfolk Southern CNO&TP 2nd District
   -Updated 6/28/2017 1:45:37 PM
Norfolk Southern Southern-East District
   -Updated 6/28/2017 1:40:04 PM

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