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: 4,576,050
Locomotives:  169,552
Rolling Stock:  1,067,366
Locations:  30,174
What's New?
New Photo Albums
A visit to Kent netted some CSX.
   -Added 4/26/2018 6:32:44 AM
PNWR Astoria Line
   -Added 4/25/2018 11:44:11 PM
Shepherd and St. Johns
   -Added 4/25/2018 9:08:04 PM
02/24/2018, short day, part 1.
   -Added 4/25/2018 7:10:31 PM
Power in Hudson
   -Added 4/25/2018 6:23:14 PM
CP Marquette Sub
   -Added 4/25/2018 5:54:47 PM
CP River Sub
   -Added 4/25/2018 5:45:38 PM
Norfolk Southern Lines Trains
   -Added 4/25/2018 1:54:52 PM
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4th Tuesday April 2018 Newton KS
   -Added 4/25/2018 9:41:28 AM
WAMX in Winfield KS
   -Added 4/24/2018 11:35:58 PM
   -Added 4/24/2018 11:29:40 PM
The ABCs of railroading.
   -Added 4/24/2018 10:24:46 PM
South Texas April 2018
   -Added 4/24/2018 9:07:26 PM
Illinois Railway Museum
   -Added 4/24/2018 6:49:16 PM
Canadian Pacific Tomah Sub
   -Added 4/24/2018 6:41:48 PM
BNSF Aurora Sub
   -Added 4/24/2018 6:21:33 PM
April 2018
   -Added 4/24/2018 5:21:27 PM
4-21-2018 Tolono
   -Added 4/24/2018 5:16:19 PM
4-21-2018 Sadorus
   -Added 4/24/2018 4:53:47 PM
4-21-2018 Bement Area
   -Added 4/24/2018 4:33:43 PM
Coffeeville Kansas
   -Added 4/24/2018 2:50:58 PM
4-21-2018 Decatur Part 2
   -Added 4/24/2018 2:43:47 PM
Peachtree City GA
   -Added 4/24/2018 11:05:26 AM
4-21-2018 Decatur Part 1
   -Added 4/24/2018 9:33:43 AM
4-21-2018 Decatur Wabic Area
   -Added 4/24/2018 8:47:30 AM
Hamilton Ontario and surrounding area
   -Added 4/24/2018 8:16:06 AM
   -Added 4/24/2018 4:03:43 AM
Phone shots
   -Added 4/24/2018 3:35:02 AM
Short day (02/23/2018).
   -Added 4/24/2018 12:43:31 AM
02/22/2018, vol 2.
   -Added 4/23/2018 11:52:03 PM
A Peninsula morning
   -Added 4/23/2018 10:08:10 PM
Mass Central
   -Added 4/23/2018 8:57:58 PM
March 2018 in the Upper Midwest
   -Added 4/23/2018 8:41:02 PM
UP Hump Operations - Englewood Yard, Houston
   -Added 4/23/2018 5:17:59 PM
Updated Photo Albums
South Texas March 2018
   -Updated 4/26/2018 7:15:16 AM
COER equipment in CT
   -Updated 4/26/2018 7:06:30 AM
CNIS equipment in CT
   -Updated 4/26/2018 7:03:23 AM
The chase is on
   -Updated 4/26/2018 6:02:27 AM
Ashley Rodriguez 2018 Rolling stock
   -Updated 4/26/2018 3:20:03 AM
Ashley Rodriguez 2018 Locomotive Power
   -Updated 4/26/2018 3:10:51 AM
Seattle to Vancouver, WA
   -Updated 4/26/2018 1:22:01 AM
   -Updated 4/26/2018 1:11:31 AM
Maintenance of Way
   -Updated 4/26/2018 1:11:14 AM
EMD GP locomotives
   -Updated 4/26/2018 1:04:25 AM
   -Updated 4/26/2018 12:51:24 AM
Trains in Salem, OR
   -Updated 4/26/2018 12:42:48 AM
Trains in Windsor, ON. Canada
   -Updated 4/26/2018 12:37:12 AM
   -Updated 4/26/2018 12:36:30 AM
CSX: Chicago Line
   -Updated 4/25/2018 11:56:08 PM
Winona, MN. 2015
   -Updated 4/25/2018 11:53:19 PM
Oregon Trunk
   -Updated 4/25/2018 11:38:20 PM
Model Railroads
   -Updated 4/25/2018 11:36:39 PM
   -Updated 4/25/2018 11:30:32 PM
TAD's 2018 CSX
   -Updated 4/25/2018 11:27:55 PM
   -Updated 4/25/2018 11:04:01 PM
Irondale, AL
   -Updated 4/25/2018 11:01:17 PM
   -Updated 4/25/2018 10:52:49 PM
North Central PA
   -Updated 4/25/2018 10:32:12 PM
April 2018
   -Updated 4/25/2018 8:57:19 PM
2018 Photos
   -Updated 4/25/2018 8:38:16 PM
   -Updated 4/25/2018 8:29:22 PM
KCS Shreveport, La.
   -Updated 4/25/2018 8:28:32 PM
Rolling stock March 2018
   -Updated 4/25/2018 8:18:56 PM
some times you have to go where the trains are spring 2018
   -Updated 4/25/2018 8:11:51 PM
2018 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 4/25/2018 8:05:31 PM
2018 Day trip to Syracuse NY.
   -Updated 4/25/2018 7:44:21 PM
Lake Yard
   -Updated 4/25/2018 7:21:53 PM
   -Updated 4/25/2018 7:20:07 PM
The Ultimate Chicago
   -Updated 4/25/2018 7:16:17 PM

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