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: 4,413,994
Locomotives:  165,402
Rolling Stock:  1,034,334
Locations:  29,884
What's New?
New Photo Albums
UP Locomotive Power 2015-16
   -Added 8/17/2017 12:44:36 AM
Como-Harriet Trolly
   -Added 8/16/2017 11:21:03 PM
Eastern NC Freight Cars
   -Added 8/16/2017 10:03:19 PM
Racks west.
   -Added 8/16/2017 9:08:59 PM
California Day 3
   -Added 8/16/2017 7:13:16 PM
ISO Code 22G1 dry box containers
   -Added 8/16/2017 12:06:10 PM
CMQ equipment in CT
   -Added 8/16/2017 9:07:39 AM
PRR: "Old Broad Street" ~ June 1952
   -Added 8/16/2017 4:01:50 AM
USA: PRR's President Clement ~ March 1936
   -Added 8/16/2017 2:39:37 AM
PRR: "Altoona Locomotive Shop" ~ NOV 1962
   -Added 8/16/2017 2:18:04 AM
Railroad Days 2017, Day 2, Vol 1.
   -Added 8/16/2017 1:20:15 AM
A first look at this train.
   -Added 8/15/2017 9:23:59 PM
California Day 2
   -Added 8/15/2017 7:48:20 PM
2017 Summer
   -Added 8/15/2017 6:20:03 PM
CA51 with a few stone loads.
   -Added 8/15/2017 4:40:55 PM
Catching The Train From My Truck
   -Added 8/15/2017 4:12:36 PM
UP 5457
   -Added 8/15/2017 3:51:12 PM
Almost a coal drag only trip...
   -Added 8/15/2017 3:01:15 PM
Last looks at this train.
   -Added 8/15/2017 2:13:31 PM
Steamtown Nay Aug Gorge Limited
   -Added 8/15/2017 12:11:51 PM
USA: St. Patrick's Day Flood ~ March 1936
   -Added 8/15/2017 10:46:09 AM
Nevada and Utah - July 2017
   -Added 8/15/2017 4:29:02 AM
5 unit C759.
   -Added 8/14/2017 10:48:21 PM
Stacks into the sun.
   -Added 8/14/2017 9:49:56 PM
California Day 1
   -Added 8/14/2017 9:28:55 PM
Argent Lumber Co Roy Keeley Collection
   -Added 8/14/2017 9:02:36 PM
nys&w summer action 2017
   -Added 8/14/2017 5:54:37 PM
Coal with pushers.
   -Added 8/14/2017 5:34:56 PM
Sand Patch Tunnel 8-9-17
   -Added 8/14/2017 2:59:32 PM
Trains 37
   -Added 8/14/2017 1:20:05 PM
2017 Diesel Days
   -Added 8/14/2017 11:55:04 AM
Shoe Factory Road
   -Added 8/14/2017 9:46:54 AM
Housatonic Railroad
   -Added 8/14/2017 6:35:30 AM
Illinois Railway Museum
   -Added 8/13/2017 10:32:27 PM
Raritan Central Railway
   -Added 8/13/2017 10:25:13 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Norfolk Southern 2016
   -Updated 8/17/2017 3:52:52 AM
CSX in 2016
   -Updated 8/17/2017 3:36:30 AM
   -Updated 8/17/2017 3:28:59 AM
Railfanning on the Cajon Sub
   -Updated 8/17/2017 3:02:48 AM
Series 207M (SA101 and SA102)
   -Updated 8/17/2017 2:46:41 AM
Trains In and Around ST. Paul, MIn
   -Updated 8/17/2017 1:45:11 AM
PRR: "Altoona Locomotive Shop" ~ NOV 1962
   -Updated 8/17/2017 1:24:28 AM
Grand Junction, CO
   -Updated 8/17/2017 1:05:38 AM
Union Pacific 2016
   -Updated 8/17/2017 12:49:56 AM
Long Island Rail Road Album
   -Updated 8/17/2017 12:40:25 AM
Railroad Days 2017, Day 2, Vol 1.
   -Updated 8/17/2017 12:05:07 AM
   -Updated 8/16/2017 11:50:12 PM
June 2017
   -Updated 8/16/2017 11:42:57 PM
Amtrak Vermonter
   -Updated 8/16/2017 11:16:59 PM
Rails Around Gopher Land
   -Updated 8/16/2017 11:12:03 PM
CSX In Connelllsville Area 2017 Set
   -Updated 8/16/2017 10:56:23 PM
July 2017
   -Updated 8/16/2017 10:53:38 PM
   -Updated 8/16/2017 10:40:26 PM
Soo Line 1003
   -Updated 8/16/2017 10:34:36 PM
1994 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 8/16/2017 10:12:20 PM
mtl&regions trains photos
   -Updated 8/16/2017 10:07:26 PM
foreign visitors summer river line 2017
   -Updated 8/16/2017 9:59:32 PM
river line summer action 2017
   -Updated 8/16/2017 9:38:00 PM
   -Updated 8/16/2017 9:37:40 PM
   -Updated 8/16/2017 9:22:47 PM
BN/BNSF Seattle north
   -Updated 8/16/2017 9:12:58 PM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 8/16/2017 8:56:24 PM
Andrews Trains Around the US
   -Updated 8/16/2017 8:52:48 PM
Chicago & North Western Railway
   -Updated 8/16/2017 8:50:59 PM
   -Updated 8/16/2017 8:36:56 PM
TAD's 2017 CSX
   -Updated 8/16/2017 8:16:36 PM
   -Updated 8/16/2017 7:51:26 PM
Canadian Pacific Railway
   -Updated 8/16/2017 7:08:28 PM
   -Updated 8/16/2017 6:13:53 PM
Hoppers and box cars
   -Updated 8/16/2017 5:00:13 PM

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