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: 4,484,284
Locomotives:  167,021
Rolling Stock:  1,049,026
Locations:  30,008
What's New?
New Photo Albums
   -Added 11/24/2017 1:14:18 PM
Thanksgiving 2017. Vol 4.
   -Added 11/24/2017 9:41:46 AM
It's Saturday, I'm off work, I've got time.
   -Added 11/24/2017 8:09:39 AM
Thanksgiving 2017. Vol 3.
   -Added 11/24/2017 7:56:43 AM
Finger Lakes Railway Power
   -Added 11/24/2017 7:47:33 AM
Oil train pauses at Dodson Road
   -Added 11/24/2017 6:58:33 AM
Thanksgiving 2017. Vol 2.
   -Added 11/23/2017 11:24:00 PM
Thanksgiving 2017. Vol 1.
   -Added 11/23/2017 9:15:46 PM
Frank C. Phillips Photos
   -Added 11/23/2017 6:58:59 PM
Four Sites, Four Hours, Four Trains
   -Added 11/23/2017 6:25:01 PM
Incoming stone.
   -Added 11/23/2017 3:48:51 PM
Ontario Trains - Niagara Region - October 2017 - Part 1
   -Added 11/23/2017 2:34:36 PM
Total miscellaneous mix of recent pics.
   -Added 11/23/2017 2:24:26 PM
   -Added 11/23/2017 10:24:08 AM
Railfanning with Caleb 10/29/17
   -Added 11/22/2017 10:18:35 PM
Homecoming, vol 10.
   -Added 11/22/2017 10:14:04 PM
2002 UP Olympic Torch Relay Train, Oklahoma City, BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 11/22/2017 7:23:53 PM
   -Added 11/22/2017 6:36:12 PM
EQUX equipment in CT
   -Added 11/22/2017 10:40:10 AM
US Army special at Red Oak, GA
   -Added 11/22/2017 8:57:06 AM
Stone in the rain.
   -Added 11/21/2017 10:13:09 PM
Railfanning with Caleb 11/11/17
   -Added 11/21/2017 9:45:51 PM
Southern Pacific and Rio Grande in Utah
   -Added 11/21/2017 8:06:21 PM
California Passenger Trains
   -Added 11/21/2017 6:34:51 PM
Mount Vernon Terminal Railway (MVT)
   -Added 11/21/2017 6:27:21 PM
Homecoming, vol 9.
   -Added 11/21/2017 5:03:29 PM
Bear Mountain Bridge
   -Added 11/21/2017 8:33:59 AM
10/25/2017 1 hour, plenty of opportunities
   -Added 11/21/2017 4:02:10 AM
CSX The North Mountain Sub
   -Added 11/20/2017 11:04:17 PM
Valley Falls, RI
   -Added 11/20/2017 10:42:54 PM
Moore, Norman BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 11/20/2017 9:59:46 PM
New London 11/17
   -Added 11/20/2017 7:25:53 PM
Running wrong rail in the rain.
   -Added 11/20/2017 5:30:54 PM
L&N 1971-1972
   -Added 11/20/2017 4:20:37 PM
Homecoming, vol 8.
   -Added 11/20/2017 3:10:25 PM
Updated Photo Albums
November 2017
   -Updated 11/24/2017 3:06:34 PM
EMD GT26 e GT46
   -Updated 11/24/2017 2:54:41 PM
South Texas Jan Mar 2003
   -Updated 11/24/2017 2:52:49 PM
Simpson Railroad
   -Updated 11/24/2017 2:51:52 PM
South Texas Nov 2017
   -Updated 11/24/2017 2:30:19 PM
   -Updated 11/24/2017 1:29:46 PM
Pastor's Train Pics 2016
   -Updated 11/24/2017 12:57:48 PM
Somewhere in Wisco
   -Updated 11/24/2017 12:01:35 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 11/24/2017 12:01:02 PM
Neenah, WI
   -Updated 11/24/2017 11:52:05 AM
Shiawassee County Michigan rail action
   -Updated 11/24/2017 10:09:01 AM
Norfolk Southern 17
   -Updated 11/24/2017 9:17:36 AM
Out East: Strasburg, PA
   -Updated 11/24/2017 9:08:55 AM
Rail Photos From Canada
   -Updated 11/24/2017 8:37:55 AM
passin thru Neenah
   -Updated 11/24/2017 7:53:26 AM
Potash on the CN Mainline
   -Updated 11/24/2017 7:52:43 AM
The fall action is plentiful in the Dewitt Yard
   -Updated 11/24/2017 6:49:55 AM
NYSW Northern Division
   -Updated 11/24/2017 4:43:49 AM
Canadian Pacific-D&H
   -Updated 11/24/2017 3:15:52 AM
Staples Sub
   -Updated 11/24/2017 2:59:44 AM
Location, Winona, MN.
   -Updated 11/24/2017 2:05:35 AM
CN Leithton Subdivision
   -Updated 11/24/2017 1:40:55 AM
"Trains" Magazine Illustrations ~ 1940-2004
   -Updated 11/24/2017 1:21:24 AM
NECR: Roxbury Subdivision
   -Updated 11/24/2017 12:46:30 AM
   -Updated 11/23/2017 11:48:38 PM
Notember 2017
   -Updated 11/23/2017 11:27:52 PM
Short Lines
   -Updated 11/23/2017 11:09:36 PM
ARR - E & F units
   -Updated 11/23/2017 10:36:25 PM
ARR - Anchorage north
   -Updated 11/23/2017 10:23:18 PM
Fallen Flags N-Z (Not in any other album)
   -Updated 11/23/2017 10:07:55 PM
Thankfuls - Favorites
   -Updated 11/23/2017 10:04:40 PM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 11/23/2017 9:31:06 PM
Misc 2007
   -Updated 11/23/2017 9:25:59 PM
   -Updated 11/23/2017 8:44:18 PM
Action on CP.
   -Updated 11/23/2017 8:31:03 PM

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