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 2011 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: 3,679,716
Locomotives:  147,449
Rolling Stock:  866,384
Locations:  28,195
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Paris Ontario
   -Added 10/20/2014 5:01:51 PM
   -Added 10/20/2014 3:44:36 PM
Northeast Corridor
   -Added 10/20/2014 1:22:40 PM
CNJ Steam Camelbacks
   -Added 10/20/2014 12:29:35 PM
6 trains at Martinez, CA 10-11-14
   -Added 10/20/2014 12:16:35 PM
B&M Steam Locos
   -Added 10/20/2014 11:57:21 AM
J&L Steel Switcher
   -Added 10/20/2014 11:41:00 AM
A meet in my favor.
   -Added 10/20/2014 10:53:11 AM
BNSF 4445 & an eastbound mixer.
   -Added 10/20/2014 10:28:49 AM
CSX 754 and eastbound racks.
   -Added 10/20/2014 10:11:35 AM
Empty stone on the CSX.
   -Added 10/20/2014 9:48:11 AM
Another morning's stone train.
   -Added 10/20/2014 9:29:03 AM
Conrail on the ex Pennsy
   -Added 10/20/2014 12:50:33 AM
   -Added 10/19/2014 11:53:52 PM
   -Added 10/19/2014 11:44:51 PM
7-1/2 Hour Tour
   -Added 10/19/2014 11:14:15 PM
Wichita, KS 10/19/14
   -Added 10/19/2014 9:38:07 PM
   -Added 10/19/2014 8:43:17 PM
Saturday EMDs
   -Added 10/19/2014 8:30:50 PM
   -Added 10/19/2014 8:21:08 PM
Nahant Iowa
   -Added 10/19/2014 7:44:02 PM
Along the way.
   -Added 10/19/2014 6:36:16 PM
CVSR used to go to Canton.
   -Added 10/19/2014 6:11:26 PM
While they were still loaded.
   -Added 10/19/2014 6:02:21 PM
Today's stone.
   -Added 10/19/2014 5:25:41 PM
St. Paul, MN
   -Added 10/19/2014 11:34:38 AM
   -Added 10/18/2014 11:05:24 PM
Iowa Northern Railway
   -Added 10/18/2014 9:41:51 PM
Iowa Traction
   -Added 10/18/2014 9:31:04 PM
September 2014 Special Edition: Idaho and Montana Part 3
   -Added 10/18/2014 8:39:40 PM
New Photos
   -Added 10/18/2014 8:30:40 PM
Interesting Railcars
   -Added 10/18/2014 8:24:58 PM
UPY 899
   -Added 10/18/2014 8:04:18 PM
   -Added 10/18/2014 7:26:39 PM
NS 507
   -Added 10/18/2014 6:32:23 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Wheeling and Lake Erie
   -Updated 10/20/2014 5:12:47 PM
2014 Summer Trip to the USA.
   -Updated 10/20/2014 5:12:09 PM
Orlando Trains
   -Updated 10/20/2014 5:07:06 PM
John Higginson Photos 2014
   -Updated 10/20/2014 4:58:39 PM
NS and UP heritage engines
   -Updated 10/20/2014 4:55:33 PM
UP Cima/Caliente Subs...
   -Updated 10/20/2014 4:53:36 PM
UP 70's/80's stuff Around Las Vegas, NV
   -Updated 10/20/2014 4:43:59 PM
Heritage and Special Paint Schemes
   -Updated 10/20/2014 4:40:18 PM
Chicagoland 2014
   -Updated 10/20/2014 4:31:27 PM
   -Updated 10/20/2014 4:27:54 PM
CSX 2014
   -Updated 10/20/2014 4:25:59 PM
Canadian Roster shots
   -Updated 10/20/2014 4:20:39 PM
In and Around Franklin Canyon
   -Updated 10/20/2014 3:43:59 PM
CaliforniaRailfan101's Best of Crockett, CA
   -Updated 10/20/2014 3:41:42 PM
NS Anniston District
   -Updated 10/20/2014 3:24:27 PM
   -Updated 10/20/2014 3:18:20 PM
CSX in 2014
   -Updated 10/20/2014 2:29:29 PM
Union Pacific 2014
   -Updated 10/20/2014 2:02:49 PM
Shortline, Regional, and Industrial Power 2014
   -Updated 10/20/2014 1:48:53 PM
PA/NJ May 2014
   -Updated 10/20/2014 1:48:26 PM
October 2013 in Southern Ontario
   -Updated 10/20/2014 1:42:10 PM
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
   -Updated 10/20/2014 1:08:56 PM
Kansas City Southern
   -Updated 10/20/2014 12:45:36 PM
NS Family Rolling Stock
   -Updated 10/20/2014 12:43:48 PM
Amtrak 2014
   -Updated 10/20/2014 12:43:17 PM
Misc Stock A to C
   -Updated 10/20/2014 12:41:29 PM
Mexican Rolling Stock
   -Updated 10/20/2014 12:39:55 PM
Misc Stock P to S
   -Updated 10/20/2014 12:38:32 PM
Misc Stock T to V
   -Updated 10/20/2014 12:35:49 PM
Wheeling & Lake Erie
   -Updated 10/20/2014 12:34:15 PM
CSX Family Album
   -Updated 10/20/2014 12:31:31 PM
Misc Stock L to O
   -Updated 10/20/2014 12:21:07 PM
TTX Group
   -Updated 10/20/2014 12:19:35 PM
Other Canadian Stock
   -Updated 10/20/2014 12:18:16 PM
   -Updated 10/20/2014 12:15:44 PM

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