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: 4,514,078
Locomotives:  167,688
Rolling Stock:  1,054,536
Locations:  30,063
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Eastbound NS in Hudson.
   -Added 1/17/2018 7:08:35 PM
Winchester, Brunswick, Union Bridge '94
   -Added 1/17/2018 5:58:28 PM
Waynesboro, MS: MDS and others.
   -Added 1/17/2018 5:54:53 PM
2018 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Added 1/17/2018 3:49:05 PM
12/12/2017, Claremore, Oklahoma.
   -Added 1/17/2018 1:36:03 PM
Jan 2018
   -Added 1/17/2018 1:25:07 PM
Westerly 1/13/18
   -Added 1/17/2018 10:51:12 AM
Old Saybrook 12/30/17
   -Added 1/17/2018 10:45:37 AM
Boston Day Trip 12/26/17
   -Added 1/17/2018 10:25:53 AM
Westerly 12/25/17
   -Added 1/17/2018 10:20:11 AM
New London 11/24/17
   -Added 1/17/2018 10:17:40 AM
Misc Items - BC Forest Discovery Centre
   -Added 1/17/2018 8:01:09 AM
Misc Diesels - BC Forest Discovery Centre
   -Added 1/17/2018 6:55:01 AM
27th International Narrow Gauge Railway Rally
   -Added 1/17/2018 6:52:38 AM
Vancouver Downtown Historic Railway (Olympic Line)
   -Added 1/17/2018 1:29:49 AM
Ashley Rodriguez 2018 Locomotive Power
   -Added 1/16/2018 10:56:36 PM
Joining the program already in progress.
   -Added 1/16/2018 8:46:40 PM
12/12/2017 Pryor, Oklahoma.
   -Added 1/16/2018 4:12:44 PM
12/11/2017 volume 2.
   -Added 1/16/2018 3:57:15 PM
1-14-2018 Joliet Illinois
   -Added 1/16/2018 3:31:06 PM
1-14-2018 Wheaton Illinois
   -Added 1/16/2018 3:16:40 PM
12/11/2017 volume 1.
   -Added 1/16/2018 3:02:03 PM
Pittsburgh Trip 2009
   -Added 1/16/2018 2:56:33 PM
Cramerton NC 2018
   -Added 1/16/2018 12:00:49 PM
12/10/2017 volume 2.
   -Added 1/16/2018 11:42:14 AM
DODX empty flats 01\16\2018
   -Added 1/16/2018 11:38:35 AM
EuroTrip Day 5: Strasbourg and Karlsruhe
   -Added 1/16/2018 2:55:18 AM
EuroTrip Day 4: Baden Wurtemburg
   -Added 1/16/2018 2:27:27 AM
EuroTrip Day 3: Arrival
   -Added 1/16/2018 2:20:56 AM
EuroTrip Day 2: The Big Apple
   -Added 1/16/2018 2:06:40 AM
EuroTrip 2017: Day 1 P092-05
   -Added 1/16/2018 1:53:19 AM
Riding a True Streamliner
   -Added 1/16/2018 12:50:22 AM
Idaho Northern & Pacific
   -Added 1/15/2018 11:01:31 PM
Altoona and area 7/2015
   -Added 1/15/2018 8:52:59 PM
New CP AC44CW Rebuilds
   -Added 1/15/2018 7:16:04 PM
Updated Photo Albums
January 2018
   -Updated 1/17/2018 8:08:44 PM
My Rolling Stock
   -Updated 1/17/2018 8:03:39 PM
John H. Walker
   -Updated 1/17/2018 8:02:00 PM
Clear Lake, MN
   -Updated 1/17/2018 8:01:57 PM
TTX Freight Equipment
   -Updated 1/17/2018 7:58:20 PM
Altoona and area 7/2015
   -Updated 1/17/2018 7:53:00 PM
   -Updated 1/17/2018 7:44:44 PM
TADs CSX 2018
   -Updated 1/17/2018 7:35:10 PM
TADs NS 2018
   -Updated 1/17/2018 7:33:47 PM
Tanks Car
   -Updated 1/17/2018 7:25:55 PM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 1/17/2018 7:14:17 PM
1995 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 1/17/2018 7:00:28 PM
Meridian and surrounding, night & day: January 2018
   -Updated 1/17/2018 6:45:02 PM
CB&Q Diesel Switchers
   -Updated 1/17/2018 6:31:10 PM
   -Updated 1/17/2018 6:09:24 PM
Trains in the USA
   -Updated 1/17/2018 4:37:44 PM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 1/17/2018 3:41:37 PM
Amtrak on the old PRR Mainline
   -Updated 1/17/2018 2:24:18 PM
The Road to Paradise
   -Updated 1/17/2018 2:23:39 PM
Pastor's Train Pics 2016
   -Updated 1/17/2018 2:20:22 PM
   -Updated 1/17/2018 2:14:35 PM
Amtrak 2018
   -Updated 1/17/2018 1:35:20 PM
Railroad Tankers
   -Updated 1/17/2018 1:31:00 PM
12/12/2017 Pryor, Oklahoma.
   -Updated 1/17/2018 1:20:51 PM
Mothballed/Retired Amtrak Equipment (AEM-7's, HHP-8's, F40's, & Turboliners)
   -Updated 1/17/2018 12:52:12 PM
Rails at Reusens
   -Updated 1/17/2018 12:38:26 PM
Mid West Photo Fun
   -Updated 1/17/2018 11:11:42 AM
Freight Cars
   -Updated 1/17/2018 10:31:16 AM
New London 11/23/17
   -Updated 1/17/2018 10:13:21 AM
BN/BNSF in former Q territory
   -Updated 1/17/2018 9:58:46 AM
Indiana Transportation Museum
   -Updated 1/17/2018 9:20:08 AM
Lease Units
   -Updated 1/17/2018 9:01:23 AM
Amtrak and commuter trains on the NEC
   -Updated 1/17/2018 6:46:20 AM
Santa gave me a scanner for Christmas
   -Updated 1/17/2018 6:18:00 AM
KCS Heavener Sub in Arkansas
   -Updated 1/17/2018 5:47:55 AM

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