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: 4,513,719
Locomotives:  167,674
Rolling Stock:  1,054,503
Locations:  30,063
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Vancouver Downtown Historic Railway (Olympic Line)
   -Added 1/17/2018 1:29:49 AM
Ashley Rodriguez 2018 Locomotive Power
   -Added 1/16/2018 10:56:36 PM
Joining the program already in progress.
   -Added 1/16/2018 8:46:40 PM
12/12/2017 Pryor, Oklahoma.
   -Added 1/16/2018 4:12:44 PM
12/11/2017 volume 2.
   -Added 1/16/2018 3:57:15 PM
1-14-2018 Joliet Illinois
   -Added 1/16/2018 3:31:06 PM
1-14-2018 Wheaton Illinois
   -Added 1/16/2018 3:16:40 PM
12/11/2017 volume 1.
   -Added 1/16/2018 3:02:03 PM
Pittsburgh Trip 2009
   -Added 1/16/2018 2:56:33 PM
Cramerton NC 2018
   -Added 1/16/2018 12:00:49 PM
12/10/2017 volume 2.
   -Added 1/16/2018 11:42:14 AM
DODX empty flats 01\16\2018
   -Added 1/16/2018 11:38:35 AM
EuroTrip Day 5: Strasbourg and Karlsruhe
   -Added 1/16/2018 2:55:18 AM
EuroTrip Day 4: Baden Wurtemburg
   -Added 1/16/2018 2:27:27 AM
EuroTrip Day 3: Arrival
   -Added 1/16/2018 2:20:56 AM
EuroTrip Day 2: The Big Apple
   -Added 1/16/2018 2:06:40 AM
EuroTrip 2017: Day 1 P092-05
   -Added 1/16/2018 1:53:19 AM
Riding a True Streamliner
   -Added 1/16/2018 12:50:22 AM
Idaho Northern & Pacific
   -Added 1/15/2018 11:01:31 PM
New CP AC44CW Rebuilds
   -Added 1/15/2018 7:16:04 PM
All day overcast turns into a photo op.
   -Added 1/15/2018 7:12:32 PM
Chasing the Ocean
   -Added 1/15/2018 6:36:13 PM
Reading Company Schuylkill County
   -Added 1/15/2018 1:44:59 PM
Doswell Yard 1-15-18
   -Added 1/15/2018 1:26:51 PM
Both sides of Seasons Rd.
   -Added 1/15/2018 6:45:26 AM
Crew Speeder - BC Forest Discovery Centre
   -Added 1/15/2018 6:44:29 AM
Shays & Climax - BC Forest Discovery Centre
   -Added 1/15/2018 5:58:02 AM
F763-04 Derailment
   -Added 1/14/2018 10:56:16 PM
Riding the Ocean Limited on Renaissance Cars
   -Added 1/14/2018 10:29:03 PM
Railfaning in Montreal
   -Added 1/14/2018 9:58:42 PM
Museum Duty 1-14-18
   -Added 1/14/2018 9:40:02 PM
Traveling to Canada on Amtrak
   -Added 1/14/2018 9:28:45 PM
CSX Santa Train Deadhead
   -Added 1/14/2018 9:03:29 PM
Palisade Canyon, Nevada
   -Added 1/14/2018 6:58:52 PM
VIA RDC Testing in Bathurst, NB
   -Added 1/14/2018 5:30:44 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Black and White
   -Updated 1/17/2018 5:24:26 AM
   -Updated 1/17/2018 12:04:15 AM
Ashley Rodriguez 2017 Photos
   -Updated 1/16/2018 11:14:15 PM
TADs CSX 2018
   -Updated 1/16/2018 10:18:09 PM
Pastor's Train Pics 2016
   -Updated 1/16/2018 10:13:29 PM
TTC - Toronto Transit Comission
   -Updated 1/16/2018 10:01:17 PM
EL Memories
   -Updated 1/16/2018 9:59:50 PM
Thankfuls - Favorites
   -Updated 1/16/2018 9:57:58 PM
   -Updated 1/16/2018 9:38:45 PM
Centerbeam flatcars
   -Updated 1/16/2018 9:36:59 PM
Editing folder
   -Updated 1/16/2018 9:33:31 PM
Freight Cars in the Mid-Atlantic states 2016
   -Updated 1/16/2018 9:31:38 PM
   -Updated 1/16/2018 9:30:20 PM
   -Updated 1/16/2018 9:27:34 PM
Covered Hoppers
   -Updated 1/16/2018 9:25:30 PM
Lancaster and Chester
   -Updated 1/16/2018 9:22:11 PM
Tank Cars
   -Updated 1/16/2018 9:20:50 PM
Depots & Structures
   -Updated 1/16/2018 9:18:42 PM
JonRailVideos 2018 Railroad Image Album #1
   -Updated 1/16/2018 9:08:34 PM
The Road to Paradise
   -Updated 1/16/2018 9:04:32 PM
Amtrak on the old PRR Mainline
   -Updated 1/16/2018 9:04:04 PM
   -Updated 1/16/2018 8:48:43 PM
Video screenshots
   -Updated 1/16/2018 8:44:14 PM
Bulkhead Flatcar
   -Updated 1/16/2018 8:14:25 PM
PS2 Style Hopper Cars
   -Updated 1/16/2018 8:10:59 PM
Canadian national locomotives 2
   -Updated 1/16/2018 8:06:33 PM
   -Updated 1/16/2018 7:52:33 PM
Union Pacific Enid Subdivision part 2
   -Updated 1/16/2018 7:41:04 PM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 1/16/2018 7:35:36 PM
TADs NS 2018
   -Updated 1/16/2018 7:24:49 PM
Susie Q - Early Eighties
   -Updated 1/16/2018 7:05:30 PM
Conrail, NS, CSX - Oak Island Yard
   -Updated 1/16/2018 6:27:11 PM
Conrail - NS - Portland, PA MetEd Gen Station
   -Updated 1/16/2018 6:20:13 PM
Action on CP.
   -Updated 1/16/2018 6:06:45 PM
Toronto Transit Commission
   -Updated 1/16/2018 6:02:59 PM

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