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: 4,336,220
Locomotives:  164,127
Rolling Stock:  1,013,867
Locations:  29,725
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Railcars Surrey BC 2017-04-23
   -Added 4/26/2017 10:34:19 PM
Dave's Favorite Stations
   -Added 4/26/2017 10:33:08 PM
Amtrak in Ashland
   -Added 4/26/2017 10:19:34 PM
CSX 8881 west in Marion.
   -Added 4/26/2017 9:36:13 PM
Glenn's DODX loads and flatcars
   -Added 4/26/2017 9:07:09 PM
Mane Central The Mountain Division
   -Added 4/26/2017 9:04:23 PM
   -Added 4/26/2017 8:23:20 PM
Decent lashup on WPCA11.
   -Added 4/26/2017 8:18:02 PM
Quick Pick
   -Added 4/26/2017 7:02:49 PM
A Tuesday in April
   -Added 4/26/2017 6:02:46 PM
CSX Locomotives
   -Added 4/26/2017 5:06:45 PM
My Photos 2017
   -Added 4/26/2017 4:53:52 PM
   -Added 4/26/2017 1:37:47 PM
   -Added 4/26/2017 1:26:06 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Added 4/26/2017 1:12:25 PM
George Redmond Diesel photos
   -Added 4/26/2017 12:58:45 PM
   -Added 4/26/2017 12:33:46 PM
Ontario Trains - Niagara Region - March 2017 - Part 2
   -Added 4/26/2017 11:27:21 AM
   -Added 4/26/2017 2:21:44 AM
Samuels Pacific Industries
   -Added 4/26/2017 1:04:19 AM
UP locomotives in Missouri, 2017
   -Added 4/26/2017 12:47:25 AM
April 2017 Spring Break In Atlanta , Ga
   -Added 4/25/2017 11:32:14 PM
Right Place, Right Time
   -Added 4/25/2017 10:44:05 PM
Butler Yard Action.
   -Added 4/25/2017 10:00:15 PM
More Marion C&O.
   -Added 4/25/2017 9:03:37 PM
In the wrong place, as usual.
   -Added 4/25/2017 8:25:41 PM
02/12/2017 & 02/13/2017
   -Added 4/25/2017 8:24:24 PM
Verdigris 04/20/2017.
   -Added 4/25/2017 8:07:01 PM
   -Added 4/25/2017 8:00:37 PM
   -Added 4/25/2017 7:54:26 PM
B&W passenger
   -Added 4/25/2017 7:48:26 PM
Trackside Memories. vol 25.
   -Added 4/25/2017 6:37:59 PM
Claremore, Oklahoma, 04/25/2017.
   -Added 4/25/2017 5:43:01 PM
Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus Train 4/17/17
   -Added 4/25/2017 4:46:31 PM
Valentines Day 2017
   -Added 4/25/2017 4:20:37 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Shiawassee County Michigan rail action
   -Updated 4/27/2017 6:42:04 AM
Chasing "The Deuce" and others
   -Updated 4/27/2017 6:13:38 AM
Series EN57
   -Updated 4/27/2017 3:44:48 AM
Series ET21 (3E)
   -Updated 4/27/2017 2:42:34 AM
Škoda 12E5 (140)
   -Updated 4/27/2017 2:23:37 AM
Some Misc. action shots
   -Updated 4/27/2017 2:19:18 AM
Some Misc. roster shots
   -Updated 4/27/2017 1:04:07 AM
Union Pacific Enid Subdivision part 2
   -Updated 4/27/2017 12:08:30 AM
March 2017 Pt 2
   -Updated 4/26/2017 11:47:47 PM
Misc RR Photos.
   -Updated 4/26/2017 11:42:36 PM
Orange and Grey
   -Updated 4/26/2017 11:12:40 PM
Steve's shots
   -Updated 4/26/2017 11:08:43 PM
Cane toads critters and crocs
   -Updated 4/26/2017 11:03:53 PM
Freight Cars in the Mid-Atlantic states 2016
   -Updated 4/26/2017 11:00:39 PM
Western Australia
   -Updated 4/26/2017 10:58:01 PM
Steve's Steam shots
   -Updated 4/26/2017 10:45:53 PM
State Mine Lithgow NSW
   -Updated 4/26/2017 10:33:16 PM
Burlington Northern Railroad
   -Updated 4/26/2017 10:27:52 PM
BNSF Red Rock Subdivision
   -Updated 4/26/2017 10:17:54 PM
   -Updated 4/26/2017 10:17:50 PM
Pan Am Railways - On MBTA lines
   -Updated 4/26/2017 10:17:07 PM
MBTA - North Side
   -Updated 4/26/2017 10:15:32 PM
Amtrak 2017
   -Updated 4/26/2017 9:58:57 PM
SEPTA 2017
   -Updated 4/26/2017 9:15:30 PM
   -Updated 4/26/2017 9:09:17 PM
Irondale, AL
   -Updated 4/26/2017 9:02:40 PM
Westbound on the Big 4.
   -Updated 4/26/2017 9:01:15 PM
Misc 17
   -Updated 4/26/2017 8:54:40 PM
NJ Transit 2017
   -Updated 4/26/2017 8:53:47 PM
Tanks Car
   -Updated 4/26/2017 8:47:16 PM
April 2017
   -Updated 4/26/2017 8:40:12 PM
Mo Pac freight cars
   -Updated 4/26/2017 8:39:50 PM
Everett north RoW
   -Updated 4/26/2017 8:38:06 PM
   -Updated 4/26/2017 8:36:45 PM
   -Updated 4/26/2017 8:36:10 PM

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