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: 4,462,647
Locomotives:  166,542
Rolling Stock:  1,044,041
Locations:  29,972
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Saturday Railfanning
   -Added 10/22/2017 5:10:37 PM
POVA (Pend Oreille Valley Railroad)
   -Added 10/22/2017 2:45:25 PM
KCS in MS 2010s
   -Added 10/22/2017 2:09:31 PM
   -Added 10/21/2017 11:33:31 PM
Bath Rd.
   -Added 10/21/2017 10:37:16 PM
When you just have to take some shots.
   -Added 10/21/2017 10:05:04 PM
Lancaster County Shortline Tour
   -Added 10/21/2017 9:03:38 PM
   -Added 10/21/2017 8:27:08 PM
Mostly Sunny Northeast Ohio - 10/16/2017 to 10/20/2017
   -Added 10/21/2017 8:23:23 PM
Ashland 10-21-17
   -Added 10/21/2017 7:17:51 PM
DICX Dry Ice Carbonic
   -Added 10/21/2017 6:39:09 PM
DCLX Dow Chemical Canada Inc
   -Added 10/21/2017 6:34:58 PM
   -Added 10/21/2017 6:32:37 PM
DBCX BASF Corporation
   -Added 10/21/2017 6:30:58 PM
PRR: "The Pennsylvania Special" ~ April 1972
   -Added 10/21/2017 5:02:15 PM
Celebrating 2 years. Vol 5.
   -Added 10/21/2017 2:26:42 PM
October 2017
   -Added 10/21/2017 9:55:14 AM
TP&W Fairbury Turn 10-1-17
   -Added 10/21/2017 9:01:49 AM
Early Winter Wanderings in Pennsylvania
   -Added 10/21/2017 6:20:53 AM
Union Pacific - Gila Subdivision - 09/23/2017
   -Added 10/21/2017 2:04:13 AM
CSX O032-13 July 13, 2017
   -Added 10/20/2017 11:49:41 PM
Rochelle, IL Trains 9-19-15
   -Added 10/20/2017 11:28:36 PM
UPRR Topeka Subdivision
   -Added 10/20/2017 10:40:44 PM
Across Cascade Locks.
   -Added 10/20/2017 10:06:09 PM
Naugatuck Railroad
   -Added 10/20/2017 6:47:35 PM
Lhoist North American
   -Added 10/20/2017 4:52:13 PM
September 2017
   -Added 10/20/2017 4:16:46 PM
August 2017
   -Added 10/20/2017 3:41:35 PM
Abandoned line (10/15/2017).
   -Added 10/20/2017 3:08:54 PM
The Joliet Rocket
   -Added 10/20/2017 2:14:03 PM
MRS Rolling Stock
   -Added 10/20/2017 1:54:51 PM
Celebrating 2 years. Vol 4.
   -Added 10/20/2017 1:41:56 PM
Celebrating 2 years. Vol 3.
   -Added 10/20/2017 12:20:31 PM
Lincoln Funeral Train site - PCC & StL depot - St. Paris, OH - 2017
   -Added 10/20/2017 12:14:36 PM
Orange Empire Railway Museum
   -Added 10/19/2017 5:42:03 PM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 10/22/2017 6:44:07 PM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 10/22/2017 6:37:05 PM
Vermont 2017
   -Updated 10/22/2017 6:17:31 PM
ABC, RJ Corman, Local Photos, ETC. 2017
   -Updated 10/22/2017 6:16:46 PM
CSX 2017
   -Updated 10/22/2017 6:13:19 PM
2017 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 10/22/2017 5:59:06 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 10/22/2017 5:44:34 PM
SOO Line
   -Updated 10/22/2017 5:24:52 PM
BNSF's Casper Sub 2017
   -Updated 10/22/2017 5:15:03 PM
BNSF 2006
   -Updated 10/22/2017 5:12:05 PM
Andrews Trains Around the US
   -Updated 10/22/2017 5:06:54 PM
   -Updated 10/22/2017 4:17:59 PM
BNSF La Junta Subdivision
   -Updated 10/22/2017 4:10:42 PM
Illinois Central
   -Updated 10/22/2017 3:47:01 PM
Canadian National in Wisconsin - 2017
   -Updated 10/22/2017 3:37:01 PM
BNSF in MS 2010-2017
   -Updated 10/22/2017 3:20:19 PM
Wisconsin Central
   -Updated 10/22/2017 3:08:30 PM
South Texas Oct 2017
   -Updated 10/22/2017 2:55:18 PM
BC Rail
   -Updated 10/22/2017 2:46:23 PM
South Texas Sep 2016
   -Updated 10/22/2017 2:43:43 PM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 10/22/2017 2:22:56 PM
More South Texas Sep 2017
   -Updated 10/22/2017 1:54:01 PM
Palouse River and Coulee City P&L Branch
   -Updated 10/22/2017 1:06:33 PM
Regionals and Shortlines
   -Updated 10/22/2017 12:51:37 PM
New Mexico
   -Updated 10/22/2017 12:26:20 PM
   -Updated 10/22/2017 10:51:25 AM
UPRR Herington Yard
   -Updated 10/22/2017 10:11:53 AM
Las Vegas Area 2017
   -Updated 10/22/2017 9:36:53 AM
Out and back
   -Updated 10/22/2017 4:55:53 AM
Spending time with a Highhood
   -Updated 10/22/2017 4:30:00 AM
Northeast and Central WI, Summer 2017
   -Updated 10/22/2017 2:53:12 AM
Thilmany Pulp and Paper Freight Cars
   -Updated 10/22/2017 2:50:11 AM
Paradise, MT
   -Updated 10/22/2017 12:51:38 AM
Trenton Sub
   -Updated 10/22/2017 12:50:03 AM
TAD's CSX 2017
   -Updated 10/21/2017 11:37:50 PM

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