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: 4,614,214
Locomotives:  170,693
Rolling Stock:  1,073,615
Locations:  30,297
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Former Central of New Jersey Railroad Station at Matawan, NJ
   -Added 7/22/2018 11:49:00 AM
   -Added 7/22/2018 10:49:00 AM
HVRM 7-21-18
   -Added 7/22/2018 10:30:07 AM
Saturday in the Valley.
   -Added 7/22/2018 9:18:06 AM
A 7-unit mix makes up an afternoon train at Fairburn
   -Added 7/22/2018 9:08:48 AM
A UP pair and a trio of ex-BN EMD’s team up at Fairburn
   -Added 7/22/2018 5:25:19 AM
First inagural run of a SEPTA ACS-64.
   -Added 7/21/2018 11:50:13 PM
SP4728 Caboose (A Gem in the Desert) - 07/21/2018
   -Added 7/21/2018 10:46:23 PM
First time in two weeks.
   -Added 7/21/2018 9:54:24 PM
Old abandon Box Cars and other in Japan
   -Added 7/21/2018 9:41:29 PM
Z742 and a Bonus
   -Added 7/21/2018 7:44:06 PM
British Columbia's Majestic Thompson River Valley - 2018
   -Added 7/21/2018 6:52:09 PM
Mixed Pictures
   -Added 7/21/2018 5:02:32 PM
Northwest Railway Museum Operations and Displays
   -Added 7/21/2018 4:46:09 PM
JR Ome Line
   -Added 7/19/2018 9:07:58 PM
Lake Shore Limited - New England Section - Summer 2018
   -Added 7/19/2018 10:52:10 AM
BNSF Red River Division / Houston Subdivision; H-TEAPTX (FEC 106) @ MP159.65 - OSR gc; Normangee, TX
   -Added 7/18/2018 6:41:25 PM
PRR: Centipede Celebration ~ May 1973
   -Added 7/18/2018 5:46:36 PM
Florida East Coast #106 [EMD SD70M-2] @ BNSF Red River Division - Teague Yard; Teague TX
   -Added 7/18/2018 3:51:53 PM
South Texas July 2018
   -Added 7/16/2018 7:20:03 PM
Omiya Railway Museum
   -Added 7/15/2018 5:11:29 PM
Trains of railroads that no longer exist in Japan
   -Added 7/15/2018 4:54:42 PM
Arkansas UP BNSF
   -Added 7/14/2018 8:22:45 PM
TNMR SD9043MAC and UP C40-8s @ Riverdale
   -Added 7/14/2018 12:14:06 PM
   -Added 7/12/2018 1:11:19 AM
Northwest Railway Museum Collection
   -Added 7/11/2018 11:26:51 PM
Great Overland Station in Topeka, Kansas
   -Added 7/11/2018 3:18:20 PM
JR Saikyo Line
   -Added 7/11/2018 7:37:46 AM
Joshin Railway
   -Added 7/10/2018 5:13:12 PM
JR Musashino Line
   -Added 7/10/2018 5:08:54 PM
JR Hachiko Line
   -Added 7/10/2018 2:39:21 AM
Tobu Regular Commuter trains
   -Added 7/10/2018 2:34:42 AM
Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line
   -Added 7/9/2018 7:21:55 PM
Yokohama Municipal Subway
   -Added 7/9/2018 6:21:11 PM
JR Yokohama Line
   -Added 7/9/2018 6:16:21 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Gondola Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 7/22/2018 12:32:32 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 7/22/2018 12:28:04 PM
PRR: Pennsy Fire Power ~ 1904-2008
   -Updated 7/22/2018 12:25:34 PM
British Columbia's Majestic Thompson River Valley - 2018
   -Updated 7/22/2018 12:14:36 PM
NS/NW/SOU/ITC Freight Cars
   -Updated 7/22/2018 11:55:38 AM
TTX Freight Equipment
   -Updated 7/22/2018 11:53:39 AM
Freight Cars in the Mid-Atlantic states 2018
   -Updated 7/22/2018 11:52:06 AM
"Trains" Magazine Illustrations ~ 1940-2004
   -Updated 7/22/2018 11:52:03 AM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 7/22/2018 11:49:14 AM
Lake Shore Limited - New England Section - Summer 2018
   -Updated 7/22/2018 11:45:26 AM
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
   -Updated 7/22/2018 11:40:18 AM
   -Updated 7/22/2018 11:16:44 AM
Jeff Van Cleve's Passenger Rail
   -Updated 7/22/2018 11:04:48 AM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 7/22/2018 11:03:56 AM
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:42:40 AM
CSX SW1500's / MP15AC's
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:29:29 AM
CSX SD70AC's / ACe's
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:15:44 AM
CSX locos
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:08:34 AM
NS ES44DC's / ES40DC's
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:07:49 AM
Carolina Southern Railroad (CALA)
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:06:55 AM
Central and South Texas June 2018
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:04:08 AM
   -Updated 7/22/2018 10:01:05 AM
NS Piedmont Division Danville District
   -Updated 7/22/2018 9:59:17 AM
Norfolk Southern (NS) locos
   -Updated 7/22/2018 9:57:13 AM
NS GP40-2's
   -Updated 7/22/2018 9:56:38 AM
CSX GP38-3's
   -Updated 7/22/2018 9:55:45 AM
NS Alabama Division AGS North District...July-Dec 2018
   -Updated 7/22/2018 9:47:06 AM
NS Harrisburg Division
   -Updated 7/22/2018 9:39:54 AM
Interesting railroad cars and/or loads
   -Updated 7/22/2018 9:39:27 AM
BNSF 2006
   -Updated 7/22/2018 9:32:19 AM
UPRR Salina Yard
   -Updated 7/22/2018 9:23:52 AM
Providence & Worcester ballast hoppers in CT
   -Updated 7/22/2018 9:21:29 AM
   -Updated 7/22/2018 9:19:04 AM
NATX equipment in CT
   -Updated 7/22/2018 9:17:29 AM
CP equipment in CT
   -Updated 7/22/2018 9:16:10 AM

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