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: 4,494,613
Locomotives:  167,241
Rolling Stock:  1,050,993
Locations:  30,030
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
   -Added 12/16/2017 3:52:04 AM
Tennessee Valley Railroad
   -Added 12/16/2017 3:50:09 AM
A glimpse of Wheeling in Medina.
   -Added 12/15/2017 8:24:22 PM
Febuary 2017
   -Added 12/15/2017 6:15:49 PM
Oklahoma City, Moore, Norman BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 12/15/2017 4:33:33 PM
   -Added 12/15/2017 4:31:19 PM
Strasburg, PA December 2016
   -Added 12/15/2017 3:56:47 PM
Canadian National
   -Added 12/15/2017 10:17:31 AM
PRR: "Horseshoe Curve" ~ 2006
   -Added 12/15/2017 3:59:33 AM
USA: "Coffee-Break" ~ November 1954
   -Added 12/15/2017 2:36:32 AM
PRR: "Horseshoe Centenary" ~ November 1954
   -Added 12/15/2017 2:16:14 AM
Norman, Moore BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 12/14/2017 11:47:52 PM
October-November 2016
   -Added 12/14/2017 6:26:06 PM
12/03/2017, vol 3
   -Added 12/14/2017 5:40:26 PM
June 2016
   -Added 12/14/2017 4:17:17 PM
The Valley comes and goes.
   -Added 12/14/2017 7:12:16 AM
TADs SEPTA 901 delivery
   -Added 12/13/2017 11:15:45 PM
LBM's Central Florida Album
   -Added 12/13/2017 10:50:34 PM
Oregon Railway Heritage Foundation
   -Added 12/13/2017 10:08:17 PM
The Columbia River Gorge in the Snow
   -Added 12/13/2017 9:41:04 PM
The Portland Holiday Express in the Snow
   -Added 12/13/2017 9:16:27 PM
Mount Hood Railroad Freight Action
   -Added 12/13/2017 9:03:34 PM
Two CSX trains at hollow road
   -Added 12/13/2017 8:42:11 PM
Little Rock
   -Added 12/13/2017 8:25:44 PM
The Washington Center
   -Added 12/13/2017 8:19:58 PM
Light snow and the matching 40.
   -Added 12/13/2017 6:43:49 PM
EB Frts on UPRR at Maule Ave NV (Passing Siding)
   -Added 12/13/2017 1:24:38 PM
   -Added 12/13/2017 9:19:40 AM
Williamsport Santa Train
   -Added 12/12/2017 9:23:38 PM
The forgotten files
   -Added 12/11/2017 4:07:39 AM
Richardson International
   -Added 12/11/2017 1:31:32 AM
Norman, Moore, Oklahoma City BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 12/10/2017 11:25:37 PM
Trains in the Snow
   -Added 12/10/2017 9:15:19 PM
Norfolk Sothern
   -Added 12/10/2017 9:12:45 PM
kc weekend thanksgiving 2017
   -Added 12/10/2017 5:59:46 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Some Switchers
   -Updated 12/16/2017 1:41:02 AM
Locomotive Maintenance Centre
   -Updated 12/16/2017 12:47:24 AM
Orange and Grey
   -Updated 12/16/2017 12:45:13 AM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 12/15/2017 10:33:59 PM
   -Updated 12/15/2017 10:31:46 PM
Amtrak - Pass Cars (Steam)
   -Updated 12/15/2017 10:16:09 PM
November/December 2017
   -Updated 12/15/2017 9:59:19 PM
   -Updated 12/15/2017 9:28:25 PM
Stations and RR structures
   -Updated 12/15/2017 9:27:21 PM
State of North Carolina (RNCX) Passenger Trains & Locomotives
   -Updated 12/15/2017 9:26:50 PM
   -Updated 12/15/2017 9:26:27 PM
Railfanning Raleigh, N.C. in the 1980's
   -Updated 12/15/2017 9:26:01 PM
NS GP60's
   -Updated 12/15/2017 9:25:30 PM
CSX CW44AC's # 500-599
   -Updated 12/15/2017 9:25:07 PM
NS SD70M-2's
   -Updated 12/15/2017 9:24:28 PM
NS SD60E's
   -Updated 12/15/2017 9:24:09 PM
CSX ES44AH's # 3000-3249
   -Updated 12/15/2017 9:23:54 PM
Pastor's Train Pics 2016
   -Updated 12/15/2017 8:55:09 PM
Miscellaneous RR
   -Updated 12/15/2017 8:23:16 PM
2017 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 12/15/2017 8:15:21 PM
EMD DDM 45 e SD40
   -Updated 12/15/2017 6:43:18 PM
   -Updated 12/15/2017 6:42:38 PM
2017 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 12/15/2017 6:37:53 PM
South Texas Nov 2017
   -Updated 12/15/2017 6:33:43 PM
SKOL Chanute Subdivision
   -Updated 12/15/2017 5:06:43 PM
CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 12/15/2017 2:19:59 PM
foreign visitors fall 2017
   -Updated 12/15/2017 1:39:07 PM
EB Frts on UPRR at Maule Ave NV (Passing Siding)
   -Updated 12/15/2017 1:16:02 PM
East Alabama/West Central Georgia Rail Pics
   -Updated 12/15/2017 12:23:51 PM
WWUX equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/15/2017 11:13:08 AM
WC equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/15/2017 10:48:30 AM
SHPX equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/15/2017 10:47:03 AM
ICG equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/15/2017 10:45:32 AM
TBOX box cars in CT
   -Updated 12/15/2017 10:43:01 AM
Rolling Stock 17
   -Updated 12/15/2017 9:42:24 AM

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