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: 4,837,385
Locomotives:  175,934
Rolling Stock:  1,114,197
Locations:  30,884
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Vandalia, IL
   -Added 11/20/2019 9:38:43 PM
My day in pictures.
   -Added 11/20/2019 8:22:49 PM
UK 2019
   -Added 11/20/2019 7:45:58 PM
EB Intermodal Frt at Erie NV
   -Added 11/20/2019 3:06:03 PM
PRR: "Conway Yard" ~ January 1954
   -Added 11/20/2019 12:03:59 PM
UP 4014 chase
   -Added 11/20/2019 8:04:36 AM
Second round of activity on 6/11
   -Added 11/20/2019 4:45:37 AM
Splitting the Interstate
   -Added 11/19/2019 9:52:06 PM
Sept. 2019 in the Upper Midwest
   -Added 11/19/2019 9:39:21 PM
BSOR 5010 11-12-19
   -Added 11/19/2019 8:38:43 PM
Old No 7
   -Added 11/19/2019 8:11:49 PM
Union Pacific 4014 Big Boy in Topeka
   -Added 11/19/2019 7:24:36 PM
Best of 2019
   -Added 11/19/2019 11:08:17 AM
August 2019 in the Upper Midwest
   -Added 11/18/2019 9:20:49 PM
09/10/2019 - The Great Trek Across CN, Part IX
   -Added 11/18/2019 9:15:22 PM
Union Pacific 4014 Big Boy in KCMO
   -Added 11/18/2019 7:05:42 PM
Amtrak and a freight
   -Added 11/18/2019 6:59:43 PM
UP LHA-41 @ Gulf Coast Service Unit / Hearne Subdivision - MP45.50 - Nucor; Jewett, TX
   -Added 11/18/2019 6:33:39 PM
BNSF 174 [EMD GP60] on L-RDV8141-18 @ Red River Division / Houston Subdivision; MP189.75 - Stratum C
   -Added 11/18/2019 6:28:16 PM
BNSF 174 [EMD GP60] on L-RDV8141-18 @ Red River Division / Houston Subdivision; MP184.57 - private g
   -Added 11/18/2019 6:22:32 PM
   -Added 11/18/2019 1:03:15 PM
Locomotive Roster Photos 2018
   -Added 11/18/2019 12:38:33 PM
Freight Car Photos June 2018
   -Added 11/18/2019 12:35:10 PM
Union Pacific Steam
   -Added 11/18/2019 4:15:47 AM
After 5095 arrived on the property
   -Added 11/18/2019 3:04:04 AM
6 shots before the sun goes down
   -Added 11/17/2019 5:01:15 PM
WE 5413
   -Added 11/17/2019 3:04:17 PM
   -Added 11/17/2019 2:19:35 PM
Norfolk Southern Atlanta to Washington mainline
   -Added 11/17/2019 1:23:34 PM
Utah July 1986
   -Added 11/17/2019 1:20:32 PM
Extras before UP 4014
   -Added 11/17/2019 12:01:48 PM
Canadian Pacific steam around Montreal, Quebec.
   -Added 11/17/2019 10:51:31 AM
PRR: Rubber-Tired Street Tractors ~ NOV 1953
   -Added 11/17/2019 9:02:16 AM
Neptune Bulk Terminals
   -Added 11/16/2019 10:39:20 PM
Connersville, IN
   -Added 11/16/2019 10:02:02 PM
Updated Photo Albums
UP 4014 chase is Ark & OK
   -Updated 11/20/2019 10:06:05 PM
Iowa Train Photos
   -Updated 11/20/2019 9:55:54 PM
TADs NS 2019
   -Updated 11/20/2019 9:48:56 PM
TADs CSX 2019
   -Updated 11/20/2019 9:48:07 PM
Freight Cars
   -Updated 11/20/2019 9:30:58 PM
Washington County Railroad
   -Updated 11/20/2019 9:11:38 PM
Pittsburgh 11-2019
   -Updated 11/20/2019 8:39:51 PM
2019 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 11/20/2019 8:31:18 PM
2019 Two days at Syracuse NY.
   -Updated 11/20/2019 7:49:50 PM
4th Quarter 2019 - CMP
   -Updated 11/20/2019 7:49:21 PM
June 2019-December 2019
   -Updated 11/20/2019 7:24:12 PM
Locomotive Roster Photos 2019
   -Updated 11/20/2019 7:23:18 PM
Train trips
   -Updated 11/20/2019 7:01:37 PM
Ex-C&NW Tracks Around Madison
   -Updated 11/20/2019 6:56:47 PM
Canadian Pacific ex-MILW Mainline 2013
   -Updated 11/20/2019 6:52:33 PM
WSOR Madison Subdivision
   -Updated 11/20/2019 6:41:55 PM
PRR: "Pennsy" Magazine Illustrations ~ 1952-1968
   -Updated 11/20/2019 6:14:10 PM
WSOR Prairie du Chien Subdivision
   -Updated 11/20/2019 5:58:47 PM
   -Updated 11/20/2019 5:49:16 PM
Steve's Passenger & Transit
   -Updated 11/20/2019 4:49:47 PM
State of North Carolina (RNCX) Passenger Trains & Locomotives
   -Updated 11/20/2019 4:14:02 PM
Amtrak in the Southeastern US
   -Updated 11/20/2019 4:13:03 PM
Stations and RR structures
   -Updated 11/20/2019 4:11:42 PM
NS Piedmont Division Raleigh District
   -Updated 11/20/2019 4:11:16 PM
NS ES44DC's / ES40DC's
   -Updated 11/20/2019 4:10:41 PM
Raleigh, NC Union Station project
   -Updated 11/20/2019 4:08:43 PM
CSX GP38-3's & GP40-3's
   -Updated 11/20/2019 4:08:21 PM
NS AC44C6M's
   -Updated 11/20/2019 4:07:36 PM
Short Lines and Industrials
   -Updated 11/20/2019 3:31:25 PM
CB&Q Freight Diesels
   -Updated 11/20/2019 2:41:38 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's Class I stuff
   -Updated 11/20/2019 1:56:13 PM
UP Seattle
   -Updated 11/20/2019 1:56:07 PM
   -Updated 11/20/2019 1:52:01 PM
Miscellaneous Steam Pics
   -Updated 11/20/2019 1:38:27 PM
The North East Corridor
   -Updated 11/20/2019 12:37:50 PM

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