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: 4,881,717
Locomotives:  177,505
Rolling Stock:  1,122,685
Locations:  30,995
What's New?
New Photo Albums
February 2020
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2020 Some tank cars.
   -Added 2/26/2020 5:17:11 PM
From start to finish.
   -Added 2/26/2020 3:42:28 PM
ATW gondolas in CT
   -Added 2/26/2020 9:13:10 AM
Rare ex-NYC RF-16A #8062
   -Added 2/26/2020 5:35:43 AM
NYC RF-16A 1213 "Sharknose"
   -Added 2/26/2020 4:59:49 AM
Gray day shots.
   -Added 2/25/2020 7:07:58 PM
Amtrak mow service
   -Added 2/25/2020 7:06:08 PM
Misc. Twin Cities 02-18-2020
   -Added 2/25/2020 6:34:21 PM
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December 2019
   -Added 2/25/2020 10:26:52 AM
Chasing Pan Am Hoosac Tunnel detour train
   -Added 2/25/2020 10:16:44 AM
3014 leads a northbound manifest train
   -Added 2/25/2020 4:43:59 AM
Day Trip to the CSX River Sub 2-22-2020
   -Added 2/24/2020 11:01:28 PM
Espeelark's Norfolk Southern Collection
   -Added 2/24/2020 9:54:09 PM
Various Passenger Equipment
   -Added 2/24/2020 4:12:39 PM
Columbia-Walla Walla Rwy vol.II
   -Added 2/24/2020 3:15:06 PM
CEFX 1034 and CP 8758
   -Added 2/24/2020 2:26:10 PM
BNSF/UP Mainline Towards Tehatchipi
   -Added 2/24/2020 2:07:54 PM
Wasco Amtrak Station
   -Added 2/24/2020 1:43:19 PM
NYC Fairbanks Morse Switchers
   -Added 2/24/2020 5:52:16 AM
NW 4-8-0 #444
   -Added 2/24/2020 5:25:34 AM
   -Added 2/24/2020 5:02:19 AM
2020 Day trip to Selkirk NY.
   -Added 2/23/2020 10:48:41 PM
Nebraska Central
   -Added 2/23/2020 10:44:48 PM
50 degrees and sunshine.
   -Added 2/23/2020 9:45:14 PM
B&O Muesem 2020
   -Added 2/23/2020 8:18:06 PM
Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District
   -Added 2/23/2020 6:56:41 PM
2020 BNSF La Junta Subdivision
   -Added 2/23/2020 5:25:44 PM
Weekend Railfanning
   -Added 2/23/2020 4:38:21 PM
Looking back to February 1st.
   -Added 2/23/2020 9:47:46 AM
Northern Pacific 4-8-4 #2607
   -Added 2/23/2020 9:44:21 AM
OHCR equipment in CT
   -Added 2/23/2020 6:59:05 AM
Northern Pacific 4-6-2 Pacifics
   -Added 2/23/2020 6:35:24 AM
   -Added 2/23/2020 5:19:54 AM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 2/27/2020 8:06:35 AM
   -Updated 2/27/2020 7:56:36 AM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 2/27/2020 7:43:01 AM
GE C26/C30/C36/U23
   -Updated 2/27/2020 7:19:34 AM
   -Updated 2/27/2020 7:14:26 AM
winter action on the river line
   -Updated 2/27/2020 7:08:00 AM
UP in Illinois
   -Updated 2/27/2020 5:37:27 AM
Illinois Central Lines 2005-2019
   -Updated 2/27/2020 5:32:04 AM
CSX Nahunta Sub
   -Updated 2/27/2020 5:29:40 AM
NorthWestern Indiana
   -Updated 2/27/2020 5:26:51 AM
Jesup Ga 2020
   -Updated 2/27/2020 5:26:16 AM
Hartwell RR
   -Updated 2/27/2020 5:24:42 AM
Indiana Muesum and Extra
   -Updated 2/27/2020 5:16:14 AM
3014 leads a northbound manifest train
   -Updated 2/27/2020 4:46:20 AM
Romance Cars of the Odakyu Electric Railway
   -Updated 2/27/2020 2:46:28 AM
Odakyu Electric Railway Commuter trains
   -Updated 2/27/2020 2:31:46 AM
Roseville Railfanning
   -Updated 2/27/2020 2:19:05 AM
Railfanning Sacramento Area
   -Updated 2/27/2020 1:55:41 AM
December 2019
   -Updated 2/27/2020 1:24:22 AM
TADs CSX 2020
   -Updated 2/26/2020 11:58:56 PM
TADs Conrail Shared assets
   -Updated 2/26/2020 11:58:09 PM
   -Updated 2/26/2020 11:55:32 PM
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
   -Updated 2/26/2020 11:53:00 PM
   -Updated 2/26/2020 11:43:13 PM
Tacoma Area Trains
   -Updated 2/26/2020 11:41:48 PM
Mattoon Trains
   -Updated 2/26/2020 10:47:57 PM
Tuscola Area Trains Part 2
   -Updated 2/26/2020 10:45:10 PM
Tolono IL Trains With Alco
   -Updated 2/26/2020 10:38:03 PM
UP Villa Grove to Mount Vernon IL
   -Updated 2/26/2020 10:32:32 PM
Rbox and other Boxcars
   -Updated 2/26/2020 10:24:12 PM
NS Frieght Cars #2
   -Updated 2/26/2020 10:19:36 PM
SP WP SSW Rio Frieght
   -Updated 2/26/2020 10:09:17 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 2/26/2020 10:04:42 PM
MoW Equipment
   -Updated 2/26/2020 10:01:35 PM
Coop Hoppers #4
   -Updated 2/26/2020 9:59:00 PM

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