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: 4,441,875
Locomotives:  165,920
Rolling Stock:  1,040,495
Locations:  29,941
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Cornwall NW2 #100
   -Added 9/25/2017 7:17:52 AM
Mixed freight on the move at Palmetto, GA
   -Added 9/25/2017 6:04:27 AM
Washington DC
   -Added 9/25/2017 2:24:11 AM
Longview, WA
   -Added 9/25/2017 1:31:58 AM
   -Added 9/24/2017 11:09:16 PM
More of Black River & Western steam and equipment.
   -Added 9/24/2017 10:42:04 PM
Making a Gevo look good.
   -Added 9/24/2017 10:31:02 PM
Bel Del / rare track mileage excursion
   -Added 9/24/2017 9:26:36 PM
Steam in the Valley - 2017
   -Added 9/24/2017 7:27:21 PM
Former CR power after NS-CSX split
   -Added 9/24/2017 6:30:15 PM
   -Added 9/24/2017 5:58:10 PM
Chicago, West Pullman & Southern #46
   -Added 9/24/2017 5:13:53 PM
Central Vermont 2-8-0 #470
   -Added 9/24/2017 4:46:34 PM
Central Vermont 0-8-0 #501
   -Added 9/24/2017 4:34:55 PM
Omaha 09/14/2017 vol 2.
   -Added 9/24/2017 4:34:29 PM
Princeton Indiana 4
   -Added 9/24/2017 3:30:49 PM
TVRM Chichamauga Turn
   -Added 9/24/2017 2:15:42 PM
WPCA11 with a pair of SD40E3s.
   -Added 9/24/2017 2:02:26 PM
Santa Fe 'Bluebonnet' B23-7 at work.
   -Added 9/24/2017 1:43:57 PM
CSS Steeplecab #1014
   -Added 9/24/2017 11:16:01 AM
Colorado & Southern 2-8-2 #803
   -Added 9/24/2017 10:58:00 AM
Rock Island SD40-2 #4793
   -Added 9/24/2017 10:24:21 AM
A couple of Conrail F7A's - late 1970's
   -Added 9/24/2017 10:07:10 AM
Canadian Pacific 4-6-0's
   -Added 9/24/2017 7:10:55 AM
Wasn't expecting to see this.
   -Added 9/23/2017 9:13:15 PM
Arkadelphia Arkansas
   -Added 9/23/2017 8:18:19 PM
Georgia & Florida
   -Added 9/23/2017 7:06:45 PM
Howell Wye, Atlanta Ga.
   -Added 9/23/2017 6:54:18 PM
YN2 SD70MAC 4552
   -Added 9/23/2017 6:39:47 PM
Chicago & Eastern Illinois N-2 Class Mikados
   -Added 9/23/2017 3:57:05 PM
Baltimore & Ohio Doodlebug #6500
   -Added 9/23/2017 12:18:17 PM
B&O Lima-Hamilton LS-1200 #9384
   -Added 9/23/2017 11:59:15 AM
Out With the Old, In With the New
   -Added 9/23/2017 10:44:55 AM
BO 2-8-2 #4575 Boiler Explosion
   -Added 9/23/2017 10:02:30 AM
A Collection of Baltimore & Ohio 0-6-0's
   -Added 9/23/2017 9:05:14 AM
Updated Photo Albums
NS Harrisburg Division
   -Updated 9/25/2017 6:55:22 AM
Pennsylvania Short Lines
   -Updated 9/25/2017 6:55:10 AM
   -Updated 9/25/2017 6:54:53 AM
Norfolk Southern (NS) locos
   -Updated 9/25/2017 6:54:36 AM
NS D8-40CW's
   -Updated 9/25/2017 6:54:19 AM
Interesting railroad cars and/or loads
   -Updated 9/25/2017 6:53:46 AM
Fresno & Tehachapi September 2017
   -Updated 9/25/2017 3:20:04 AM
Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)
   -Updated 9/25/2017 3:11:17 AM
August 2017
   -Updated 9/25/2017 12:58:06 AM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 9/25/2017 12:48:06 AM
RJ Corman Railroad Company
   -Updated 9/24/2017 11:59:55 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 9/24/2017 11:55:59 PM
CN Johnston Yard
   -Updated 9/24/2017 11:55:56 PM
Editing Folder
   -Updated 9/24/2017 11:54:46 PM
1995 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 9/24/2017 11:47:00 PM
BN/BNSF in former Q territory
   -Updated 9/24/2017 10:38:59 PM
Northern New Jersey 2016-2017
   -Updated 9/24/2017 10:31:36 PM
Black River & Western 2015-2016
   -Updated 9/24/2017 10:29:36 PM
Pan Am Railways: Rigby Yard
   -Updated 9/24/2017 10:25:26 PM
UP action in Nebraska, Wyoming and Idaho
   -Updated 9/24/2017 10:06:52 PM
BNSF 2009
   -Updated 9/24/2017 10:05:04 PM
BNSF 2016
   -Updated 9/24/2017 10:02:14 PM
Shortline & Industrial Stuff
   -Updated 9/24/2017 9:56:17 PM
TADs SMS moves Alco 0-6-0 #9
   -Updated 9/24/2017 9:31:29 PM
TADs SMS Lines
   -Updated 9/24/2017 9:30:16 PM
Short Lines 2017
   -Updated 9/24/2017 9:09:48 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 9/24/2017 9:05:47 PM
BNSF Locomotives
   -Updated 9/24/2017 9:00:00 PM
   -Updated 9/24/2017 8:57:18 PM
Norfolk Southern 17
   -Updated 9/24/2017 8:54:01 PM
Other Locomotives
   -Updated 9/24/2017 8:53:37 PM
CSX Locomotives
   -Updated 9/24/2017 8:49:46 PM
   -Updated 9/24/2017 8:49:33 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 9/24/2017 8:39:20 PM
CSX @ West Trenton
   -Updated 9/24/2017 8:09:02 PM

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