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: 5,721,448
Locomotives:  194,605
Rolling Stock:  1,321,895
Locations:  32,432
What's New?
New Photo Albums
KRL 164003 - 16 axle SHD depressed center flat on H-TEAAMY 1-24 @ MP159.36 - OSR gc
   -Added 9/24/2023 6:24:17 PM
CSX M370
   -Added 9/24/2023 6:09:02 PM
Signs, Plaques & Logos 9/2023
   -Added 9/24/2023 5:48:30 PM
Museum & Kids
   -Added 9/24/2023 5:11:57 PM
Track Side 2023
   -Added 9/24/2023 4:49:58 PM
Pullimg Power
   -Added 9/24/2023 12:36:30 PM
NS east X 3.
   -Added 9/24/2023 8:19:31 AM
Seaboard System heritage unit- CSX 1982
   -Added 9/23/2023 11:10:15 PM
CN Wabtec AC44C6M rebuild
   -Added 9/23/2023 1:48:11 PM
CSX 3046 & CSX 868 Lead Intermodal Train I 032 East on Track 2.
   -Added 9/23/2023 12:49:50 PM
The Many Faces Of The Genesee and Wyoming
   -Added 9/21/2023 3:09:59 PM
GMTX Motive Power
   -Added 9/21/2023 11:22:34 AM
WAMX Motive Power
   -Added 9/21/2023 11:19:20 AM
NJDOT 4101 "Bluebird" heritage unit.
   -Added 9/20/2023 10:58:19 PM
Trains around Ohio
   -Added 9/20/2023 10:29:21 PM
NS research 94G, NS 289, the VGN unit on tr. 24X, and AMTK 66
   -Added 9/19/2023 8:47:51 PM
Some Missouri Eastern action..
   -Added 9/19/2023 5:17:15 PM
   -Added 9/19/2023 2:40:38 PM
May 2023
   -Added 9/19/2023 10:20:37 AM
Hello Strangers
   -Added 9/18/2023 12:27:49 PM
At Work Various Locations (Greta)
   -Added 9/18/2023 7:21:38 AM
Trains around Michigan
   -Added 9/18/2023 12:28:10 AM
The many faces of steam.
   -Added 9/17/2023 8:54:21 PM
Trains around Chicago
   -Added 9/17/2023 6:11:54 PM
NS 1006 & NS 4096 lead an Autorack Train Westbound on Track 2
   -Added 9/17/2023 3:25:10 PM
Lafayette, 10-22-05
   -Added 9/17/2023 9:58:57 AM
RJ Corman in Dover Ohio.
   -Added 9/16/2023 3:22:06 PM
Thnree days in September
   -Added 9/16/2023 9:35:15 AM
Caliente, CA
   -Added 9/15/2023 11:31:40 PM
NS research train, 94G, and AMTK 66 at Lynchburg, VA.
   -Added 9/15/2023 8:35:32 PM
July 2023 in the Upper Midwest
   -Added 9/15/2023 12:50:45 PM
   -Added 9/14/2023 10:53:45 PM
American Canyon, NV
   -Added 9/14/2023 9:47:04 PM
Wadsworth, NV
   -Added 9/14/2023 9:38:10 PM
CSX M369
   -Added 9/14/2023 2:19:47 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Miscellaneous Pictures
   -Updated 9/24/2023 7:53:06 PM
Indiana 2023
   -Updated 9/24/2023 7:32:58 PM
EB Empty Unit Open Hooper Car Frt at Erie NV
   -Updated 9/24/2023 7:21:21 PM
Michigan (Fall 2023)
   -Updated 9/24/2023 6:44:27 PM
Old Slides/Photos ~ 1930s
   -Updated 9/24/2023 5:44:47 PM
Old Slides ~ 1960s
   -Updated 9/24/2023 4:59:21 PM
More of Breezy's roster shots
   -Updated 9/24/2023 4:52:53 PM
CB&Q Steam
   -Updated 9/24/2023 4:42:15 PM
Dave Straight - CB&Q
   -Updated 9/24/2023 4:40:06 PM
RBMN 2023
   -Updated 9/24/2023 4:23:02 PM
Illinois 2023
   -Updated 9/24/2023 4:02:25 PM
   -Updated 9/24/2023 2:45:02 PM
2023 First trip of the year to Syracuse NY.
   -Updated 9/24/2023 2:30:36 PM
Randy Curlin Collection 10
   -Updated 9/24/2023 1:13:39 PM
CN Superior Subdivision
   -Updated 9/24/2023 1:11:52 PM
   -Updated 9/24/2023 1:08:28 PM
WSOR Madison Subdivision
   -Updated 9/24/2023 12:33:13 PM
WSOR Waukesha Subdivision
   -Updated 9/24/2023 12:32:28 PM
APR: "Allegheny Portage Railroad" ~ 1997
   -Updated 9/24/2023 12:25:57 PM
AEX covered hoppers in CT vol 3
   -Updated 9/24/2023 12:17:57 PM
IANR equipment in CT
   -Updated 9/24/2023 12:14:22 PM
GNWR covered hoppers in CT vol 4
   -Updated 9/24/2023 12:11:24 PM
FPCX equipment in CT
   -Updated 9/24/2023 12:08:28 PM
CGTX equipment in CT
   -Updated 9/24/2023 12:03:23 PM
ACFX covered hoppers in CT vol. 2
   -Updated 9/24/2023 11:50:17 AM
PRR: PRR-PC-CR Postal Cards ~ 1900-1999
   -Updated 9/24/2023 11:47:10 AM
LRT & Regional Passenger Motive Power
   -Updated 9/24/2023 9:45:14 AM
Regional & Short Line RR's
   -Updated 9/24/2023 9:38:19 AM
Industrial motive power
   -Updated 9/24/2023 9:34:57 AM
Leased Locomotive Motive Power
   -Updated 9/24/2023 9:34:15 AM
LLPX Motive Power
   -Updated 9/24/2023 9:20:08 AM
Various Michigan (& some Ontario) Locations 2022
   -Updated 9/24/2023 8:33:33 AM
California trip 2023
   -Updated 9/24/2023 7:57:04 AM
Galesburg, IL
   -Updated 9/24/2023 7:56:47 AM
Kingsburg, CA
   -Updated 9/24/2023 7:14:14 AM

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