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: 4,603,931
Locomotives:  170,274
Rolling Stock:  1,071,310
Locations:  30,229
What's New?
New Photo Albums
06/16/2018 Denver, Colorado.
   -Added 6/17/2018 6:58:13 PM
Washington State Department of Transportation (WDTX)
   -Added 6/17/2018 6:31:34 PM
Amtrak (AMTK)
   -Added 6/17/2018 6:26:10 PM
Maine Madness
   -Added 6/17/2018 5:44:23 PM
Freight Cars and Cabooses
   -Added 6/17/2018 3:52:02 PM
Opening Day of CTrail's Operations
   -Added 6/17/2018 12:44:30 PM
Marion, the action begins.
   -Added 6/17/2018 9:19:56 AM
Welcome to Marion
   -Added 6/17/2018 8:47:24 AM
CSX adds a GP40-2 and mate to assist SB mixed freight at Union City, GA
   -Added 6/17/2018 5:59:44 AM
PRR: "Atchison, Topeka, & Ohio" ~ August 1956
   -Added 6/17/2018 3:48:19 AM
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UP Lincoln Local 6-15-2018
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Waiting in the woods at Fairburn
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Galeton Pennsylvania
   -Added 6/16/2018 11:28:43 AM
Rails 2018
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Around Pittsburgh
   -Added 6/16/2018 8:05:09 AM
Chasing UP duo with containers through College Park
   -Added 6/16/2018 6:44:47 AM
One of a kind WE 4000
   -Added 6/15/2018 10:59:57 PM
Railfanning Lexington, Kentucky 12/17
   -Added 6/15/2018 10:47:15 PM
Trains and Planes
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As spring leads into summer
   -Added 6/15/2018 4:08:32 AM
Throwback Thursday
   -Added 6/14/2018 9:37:04 PM
BNSF Butte & Orin Sub's - 2018
   -Added 6/14/2018 9:20:13 PM
   -Added 6/14/2018 3:36:08 PM
Northeast Corridor through Newark, Delaware-July/August 2017
   -Added 6/14/2018 1:28:30 PM
3022 has a surprise
   -Added 6/14/2018 4:27:43 AM
Pan Am Railways - Lowell Hill Branch
   -Added 6/13/2018 10:15:58 PM
Tonight's offering.
   -Added 6/13/2018 10:04:55 PM
Northport Nebraska - June 11, 2018
   -Added 6/13/2018 9:26:45 PM
UP 1943 & More in Iowa
   -Added 6/13/2018 9:14:52 PM
Storage line - Alliance Nebraska June 12, 2018
   -Added 6/13/2018 8:59:26 PM
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
   -Added 6/13/2018 7:54:17 PM
Updated Photo Albums
PRR: "World Famous" ~ September 1973
   -Updated 6/17/2018 7:45:22 PM
CSX Trenton Sub/SEPTA West Trenton Line
   -Updated 6/17/2018 7:42:08 PM
Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) Locomotives
   -Updated 6/17/2018 7:33:31 PM
NS Morrisville Line & Streetrunning
   -Updated 6/17/2018 7:29:46 PM
Redding - Shasta Lake
   -Updated 6/17/2018 7:26:47 PM
   -Updated 6/17/2018 7:25:03 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 6/17/2018 7:11:16 PM
Reading Blue Mountain Northern RBMN
   -Updated 6/17/2018 7:09:37 PM
Railfanning Part 1 of 2018.
   -Updated 6/17/2018 6:37:22 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 6/17/2018 6:35:30 PM
Railfanning Raleigh, N.C. in the 1980's
   -Updated 6/17/2018 6:34:39 PM
   -Updated 6/17/2018 6:13:33 PM
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BNSF rolling stock
   -Updated 6/17/2018 5:58:50 PM
CP Chicago & Milwalkee Sub highlights
   -Updated 6/17/2018 5:18:38 PM
Editing folder
   -Updated 6/17/2018 5:16:44 PM
   -Updated 6/17/2018 4:49:24 PM
The Minnesota Streetcar Museum
   -Updated 6/17/2018 4:26:16 PM
   -Updated 6/17/2018 4:21:15 PM
Around The Twin Cities: Vol. 2
   -Updated 6/17/2018 4:19:15 PM
Charleston and the Tri-County area, South Carolina
   -Updated 6/17/2018 4:17:44 PM
WB Frts on UPRR at Erie NV (Passing Siding) - 2
   -Updated 6/17/2018 4:06:24 PM
CSX - Plymouth Subdivision
   -Updated 6/17/2018 3:49:42 PM
New Mexico
   -Updated 6/17/2018 3:44:33 PM
Sludge's Photos
   -Updated 6/17/2018 2:58:59 PM
PRR: Good Day for Train Watching ~ 25 July 1960
   -Updated 6/17/2018 2:32:10 PM
Transnet Freight Rail locomotives 2
   -Updated 6/17/2018 2:25:10 PM
BN Cabooses aournd Northeastern Nebraska
   -Updated 6/17/2018 1:31:26 PM
2017 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 6/17/2018 1:14:59 PM
   -Updated 6/17/2018 11:57:08 AM
The Ultimate Chicago
   -Updated 6/17/2018 10:38:19 AM
Virginia Railway Express
   -Updated 6/17/2018 10:20:41 AM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 6/17/2018 10:15:11 AM
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Freight Cars
   -Updated 6/17/2018 9:34:53 AM

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