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: 4,575,875
Locomotives:  169,552
Rolling Stock:  1,067,356
Locations:  30,173
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Shepherd and St. Johns
   -Added 4/25/2018 9:08:04 PM
02/24/2018, short day, part 1.
   -Added 4/25/2018 7:10:31 PM
Power in Hudson
   -Added 4/25/2018 6:23:14 PM
CP Marquette Sub
   -Added 4/25/2018 5:54:47 PM
CP River Sub
   -Added 4/25/2018 5:45:38 PM
Norfolk Southern Lines Trains
   -Added 4/25/2018 1:54:52 PM
   -Added 4/25/2018 12:59:39 PM
4th Tuesday April 2018 Newton KS
   -Added 4/25/2018 9:41:28 AM
WAMX in Winfield KS
   -Added 4/24/2018 11:35:58 PM
   -Added 4/24/2018 11:29:40 PM
The ABCs of railroading.
   -Added 4/24/2018 10:24:46 PM
South Texas April 2018
   -Added 4/24/2018 9:07:26 PM
Illinois Railway Museum
   -Added 4/24/2018 6:49:16 PM
Canadian Pacific Tomah Sub
   -Added 4/24/2018 6:41:48 PM
BNSF Aurora Sub
   -Added 4/24/2018 6:21:33 PM
April 2018
   -Added 4/24/2018 5:21:27 PM
4-21-2018 Tolono
   -Added 4/24/2018 5:16:19 PM
4-21-2018 Sadorus
   -Added 4/24/2018 4:53:47 PM
4-21-2018 Bement Area
   -Added 4/24/2018 4:33:43 PM
Coffeeville Kansas
   -Added 4/24/2018 2:50:58 PM
4-21-2018 Decatur Part 2
   -Added 4/24/2018 2:43:47 PM
Peachtree City GA
   -Added 4/24/2018 11:05:26 AM
4-21-2018 Decatur Part 1
   -Added 4/24/2018 9:33:43 AM
4-21-2018 Decatur Wabic Area
   -Added 4/24/2018 8:47:30 AM
Hamilton Ontario and surrounding area
   -Added 4/24/2018 8:16:06 AM
   -Added 4/24/2018 4:03:43 AM
Phone shots
   -Added 4/24/2018 3:35:02 AM
Short day (02/23/2018).
   -Added 4/24/2018 12:43:31 AM
02/22/2018, vol 2.
   -Added 4/23/2018 11:52:03 PM
A Peninsula morning
   -Added 4/23/2018 10:08:10 PM
Mass Central
   -Added 4/23/2018 8:57:58 PM
March 2018 in the Upper Midwest
   -Added 4/23/2018 8:41:02 PM
UP Hump Operations - Englewood Yard, Houston
   -Added 4/23/2018 5:17:59 PM
4-21-2018 Cisco Illinois
   -Added 4/23/2018 5:12:34 PM
02/22/2018, vol 1.
   -Added 4/23/2018 5:03:44 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Irondale, AL
   -Updated 4/25/2018 10:08:27 PM
April 2018
   -Updated 4/25/2018 8:57:19 PM
2018 Photos
   -Updated 4/25/2018 8:38:16 PM
Model Railroads
   -Updated 4/25/2018 8:32:32 PM
   -Updated 4/25/2018 8:29:22 PM
KCS Shreveport, La.
   -Updated 4/25/2018 8:28:32 PM
Rolling stock March 2018
   -Updated 4/25/2018 8:18:56 PM
some times you have to go where the trains are spring 2018
   -Updated 4/25/2018 8:11:51 PM
2018 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 4/25/2018 8:05:31 PM
2018 Day trip to Syracuse NY.
   -Updated 4/25/2018 7:44:21 PM
Lake Yard
   -Updated 4/25/2018 7:21:53 PM
   -Updated 4/25/2018 7:20:07 PM
The Ultimate Chicago
   -Updated 4/25/2018 7:16:17 PM
CSX In Connelllsville Area 2018 Set
   -Updated 4/25/2018 7:12:01 PM
Various GE locomotives
   -Updated 4/25/2018 7:00:28 PM
GEVO variations
   -Updated 4/25/2018 6:34:57 PM
April 2018 locomotive shots
   -Updated 4/25/2018 6:13:14 PM
Hamilton Ontario and surrounding area
   -Updated 4/25/2018 6:11:38 PM
BNSF Aurora Sub
   -Updated 4/25/2018 6:01:31 PM
Northern Pacific Railway
   -Updated 4/25/2018 6:01:18 PM
EMD GP locomotives
   -Updated 4/25/2018 5:59:21 PM
Short day (02/23/2018).
   -Updated 4/25/2018 5:15:38 PM
SP - Cabooses
   -Updated 4/25/2018 5:08:29 PM
   -Updated 4/25/2018 4:30:00 PM
Yazoo District
   -Updated 4/25/2018 4:16:32 PM
   -Updated 4/25/2018 4:14:57 PM
   -Updated 4/25/2018 3:57:59 PM
WB Frts on UPRR at Erie NV (Passing Siding) - 2
   -Updated 4/25/2018 3:05:16 PM
Albany & Eastern
   -Updated 4/25/2018 3:04:29 PM
CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 4/25/2018 2:48:45 PM
Dash 8 locomotives
   -Updated 4/25/2018 2:45:33 PM
TAD's 2018 CSX
   -Updated 4/25/2018 2:29:59 PM
KCS High Oak Yard
   -Updated 4/25/2018 1:57:09 PM
CB&Q Passenger Rolling Stock
   -Updated 4/25/2018 1:19:38 PM
John H. Walker
   -Updated 4/25/2018 1:15:11 PM

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