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: 4,612,766
Locomotives:  170,642
Rolling Stock:  1,073,151
Locations:  30,292
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Trains of railroads that no longer exist in Japan
   -Added 7/15/2018 4:54:42 PM
Pan Am Southern
   -Added 7/8/2018 11:25:05 PM
Michigan Transit Museum
   -Added 7/8/2018 10:02:06 PM
JR Tokaido lines in the Kanto Plain
   -Added 7/8/2018 9:30:10 PM
A 2 headed silver snake.
   -Added 7/8/2018 8:35:29 PM
Petersburg Area 7-08-18
   -Added 7/8/2018 8:25:09 PM
All on one car
   -Added 7/8/2018 7:11:18 PM
JR Chuo West Line
   -Added 7/8/2018 5:58:36 PM
MUDM 7-8-18
   -Added 7/8/2018 4:59:09 PM
Washington Union Station
   -Added 7/8/2018 3:31:43 PM
Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad Museum
   -Added 7/8/2018 9:46:32 AM
   -Added 7/8/2018 9:17:55 AM
On the move out of Fairburn yard
   -Added 7/8/2018 8:38:57 AM
Kominato Railway
   -Added 7/8/2018 6:18:00 AM
JR Sobu Line
   -Added 7/8/2018 5:09:36 AM
IRM July 2018
   -Added 7/8/2018 2:02:41 AM
Steel plant switchers in Coatesville, PA.
   -Added 7/7/2018 10:23:19 PM
Catching the last move of the day.
   -Added 7/7/2018 10:18:55 PM
Union Pacific in Iowa
   -Added 7/7/2018 9:53:27 PM
Allanson Road
   -Added 7/7/2018 8:42:40 PM
Flying objects
   -Added 7/7/2018 8:04:32 PM
Iowa River Railroad in Steamboat Rock and Ackley, Iowa
   -Added 7/7/2018 7:53:34 PM
PRR: "Pennsy's Famous Horseshoe Curve" ~ 1954
   -Added 7/7/2018 3:59:08 PM
CN 4-6-2 Pacifics
   -Added 7/7/2018 8:51:02 AM
RGCX equipment in CT
   -Added 7/7/2018 5:13:26 AM
Tsukuba Express (TX)
   -Added 7/7/2018 5:12:36 AM
Providence & Worcester power in CT vol 2
   -Added 7/7/2018 5:09:10 AM
Nagareyama Line
   -Added 7/7/2018 4:07:18 AM
JR Hokkaido Railway
   -Added 7/7/2018 2:08:53 AM
Minnesota Commercial Railway
   -Added 7/6/2018 9:26:05 PM
Freshly outshopped CBFX #1581 [EMD SW1500] on H-TEAAMY; Flynn, TX
   -Added 7/6/2018 8:15:09 PM
A trio of toasters.
   -Added 7/6/2018 7:19:17 PM
Shizutetsu Railway
   -Added 7/6/2018 6:00:24 PM
New York
   -Added 7/6/2018 5:58:23 PM
July 2018
   -Added 7/6/2018 5:00:49 PM
Updated Photo Albums
GEVO variations
   -Updated 7/17/2018 4:18:04 PM
May 2018 locomotive shots
   -Updated 7/17/2018 3:13:10 PM
TADs NS 2018
   -Updated 7/17/2018 3:01:57 PM
Various GE locomotives
   -Updated 7/17/2018 12:27:48 PM
UPRR Frts at Erie NV (Passing Siding)
   -Updated 7/17/2018 12:24:38 PM
Train meets
   -Updated 7/17/2018 7:14:55 AM
Transnet Freight Rail locomotives 2
   -Updated 7/17/2018 5:45:46 AM
Some Misc. roster shots
   -Updated 7/17/2018 2:32:20 AM
Ashley Rodriguez 2018 Locomotive Power
   -Updated 7/17/2018 2:04:30 AM
Freight Cars-Rolling Stock & Intermodial Equipment
   -Updated 7/17/2018 1:59:52 AM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 7/16/2018 11:25:55 PM
Around Pittsburgh
   -Updated 7/16/2018 11:21:33 PM
Boxcar and Reefer Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 7/16/2018 10:13:08 PM
Belvidere & Delaware River Railway
   -Updated 7/16/2018 10:03:55 PM
July/August 2018
   -Updated 7/16/2018 9:25:04 PM
Trackside around Southern California
   -Updated 7/16/2018 8:37:44 PM
BN/BNSF Seattle north
   -Updated 7/16/2018 8:13:42 PM
Ex-C&NW Tracks Around Madison
   -Updated 7/16/2018 6:30:37 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 7/16/2018 5:00:19 PM
Joint Line
   -Updated 7/16/2018 3:56:03 PM
Heritage Amtrak units at Lynchburg, VA
   -Updated 7/16/2018 2:16:12 PM
Bored in Bathurst TOO RIGHT
   -Updated 7/16/2018 3:08:36 AM
CSX and NS 2018
   -Updated 7/16/2018 12:03:10 AM
Norfolk Southern's Illinois Division
   -Updated 7/15/2018 10:35:45 PM
   -Updated 7/15/2018 9:21:00 PM
Conrail from the late 90's
   -Updated 7/15/2018 8:59:49 PM
UP Locals
   -Updated 7/15/2018 8:50:18 PM
Santa Fe - Cabooses
   -Updated 7/15/2018 4:00:44 PM
Donner Pass and the valley
   -Updated 7/15/2018 11:26:04 AM
Union Pacific 'round Wisconsin
   -Updated 7/15/2018 9:41:05 AM
Engine Pics
   -Updated 7/15/2018 8:12:44 AM
Columbus & Greenville
   -Updated 7/15/2018 1:36:14 AM
CSX Bruceton/Memphis Subs 2018
   -Updated 7/14/2018 11:19:14 PM
St. Lawrence & Atlantic
   -Updated 7/14/2018 9:43:47 PM
Chicago and North Western
   -Updated 7/14/2018 9:28:35 PM

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