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: 4,550,762
Locomotives:  168,798
Rolling Stock:  1,061,581
Locations:  30,146
What's New?
New Photo Albums
   -Added 3/21/2018 1:22:55 PM
Rock Island
   -Added 3/21/2018 12:46:32 PM
01/31/2018 morning.
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on the Tier 2018
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Action in September 2017
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01/30/2018 morning.
   -Added 3/21/2018 3:50:57 AM
Catch of the (2018) year, so far. 01/30/2018.
   -Added 3/21/2018 3:00:04 AM
01/29/2018 afternoon.
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March 2018
   -Added 3/20/2018 11:01:29 PM
Lehigh Canal Park-Part A
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Ex-BNSF 'Executive' on 39G.
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Trains 49
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Part of Allentown Yard
   -Added 3/20/2018 8:04:22 PM
Ontario 2018
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Steam in the Spreesart
   -Added 3/20/2018 7:27:54 PM
EuroTrip Days 19+20: Berlin and the Train to Muenchen
   -Added 3/20/2018 6:32:03 PM
Some 20 years ago & now.
   -Added 3/20/2018 6:13:50 PM
01/28/2018 evening and night shots.
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Steam Across Saxony and Thuringen
   -Added 3/20/2018 5:44:03 PM
The "New" Illinois Central
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Illinois Central Gulf
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01/28/2018 Claremore morning and noon.
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01/28/2018 the old neighborhood.
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France Trip 2005
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Scandinavian Trip 2006
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MN/WI/IL/IN/MI/OH March 2017
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01/23/2018 sunset shots.
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Chicago Commuter
   -Added 3/19/2018 4:06:37 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Lehigh Line scenes
   -Updated 3/21/2018 2:17:45 PM
Some Conrail roster shots
   -Updated 3/21/2018 2:17:00 PM
CSX C759
   -Updated 3/21/2018 2:16:03 PM
B&O Weed Spray train and other Upstate NY items
   -Updated 3/21/2018 2:09:59 PM
   -Updated 3/21/2018 1:57:49 PM
Reading Railroad Heritage Museum 2014
   -Updated 3/21/2018 1:55:17 PM
NS 39G
   -Updated 3/21/2018 1:55:10 PM
CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 3/21/2018 1:43:05 PM
passin thru Neenah
   -Updated 3/21/2018 1:39:09 PM
   -Updated 3/21/2018 1:08:39 PM
Remnants of the CNW
   -Updated 3/21/2018 12:46:10 PM
CN in Neenah/Menasha
   -Updated 3/21/2018 12:35:40 PM
   -Updated 3/21/2018 12:05:47 PM
NS Watsontown Secondary/Industrial Track
   -Updated 3/21/2018 11:16:31 AM
CN in Oshkosh
   -Updated 3/21/2018 10:40:10 AM
Vagoes Box
   -Updated 3/21/2018 10:29:35 AM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 3/21/2018 10:25:49 AM
Misc catches/Random Album
   -Updated 3/21/2018 10:11:23 AM
   -Updated 3/21/2018 9:31:36 AM
PRR: Annual Report Color Covers ~ 1946-1966
   -Updated 3/21/2018 8:41:58 AM
Some Misc. roster shots
   -Updated 3/21/2018 4:14:38 AM
Staples Sub
   -Updated 3/21/2018 3:35:31 AM
Northeast WI, Winter 2018
   -Updated 3/21/2018 2:16:11 AM
Shreveport Louisiana today
   -Updated 3/21/2018 1:41:56 AM
Portland Rails
   -Updated 3/21/2018 1:41:33 AM
Albany & Eastern
   -Updated 3/20/2018 11:51:30 PM
BNSF Chicago Subdivision
   -Updated 3/20/2018 11:45:48 PM
BNSF rolling stock
   -Updated 3/20/2018 11:06:59 PM
Remants of the Camden & Amboy Railroad
   -Updated 3/20/2018 10:54:56 PM
1995 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 3/20/2018 10:41:29 PM
February 2018
   -Updated 3/20/2018 10:31:49 PM
St. Lawrence & Atlantic
   -Updated 3/20/2018 10:31:46 PM
VRS - Vermont Railway
   -Updated 3/20/2018 10:16:54 PM
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Freight Cars
   -Updated 3/20/2018 9:57:05 PM

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