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: 4,845,411
Locomotives:  176,339
Rolling Stock:  1,115,472
Locations:  30,915
What's New?
New Photo Albums
2 days after the storm
   -Added 12/15/2019 3:04:30 AM
Conrail photos
   -Added 12/14/2019 10:06:51 PM
Polar Express
   -Added 12/14/2019 10:02:34 PM
Rolling stock
   -Added 12/14/2019 10:02:17 PM
   -Added 12/14/2019 9:18:46 PM
GRLW Santa Train 2019
   -Added 12/14/2019 9:16:47 PM
   -Added 12/14/2019 8:45:37 PM
Eastern Washington Wanderings vol. VI
   -Added 12/14/2019 3:01:57 PM
Western Wanderings vol.II
   -Added 12/14/2019 2:14:54 PM
CRYX reefers
   -Added 12/14/2019 1:30:45 PM
EB Intermodal Frt at Erie NV
   -Added 12/14/2019 11:06:54 AM
Afton OK
   -Added 12/13/2019 9:40:25 PM
UP 4014 passenger cars
   -Added 12/13/2019 2:48:53 PM
Jeffersonville, Ga
   -Added 12/13/2019 9:26:06 AM
   -Added 12/13/2019 5:24:45 AM
11/27/2019 - CP 4422 on H38
   -Added 12/13/2019 12:52:23 AM
11/25/2019 - To Michigan and Back - The Ride Home
   -Added 12/12/2019 10:37:54 PM
Georgia Central
   -Added 12/12/2019 9:22:46 AM
   -Added 12/12/2019 5:30:42 AM
Jack's Railfan Network 2019
   -Added 12/12/2019 4:07:47 AM
Goffs, CA
   -Added 12/11/2019 11:57:53 PM
10 years later.
   -Added 12/11/2019 8:09:43 PM
Dillwyn 12-11-19
   -Added 12/11/2019 7:21:35 PM
   -Added 12/11/2019 5:46:10 PM
Good thing it runs at night.
   -Added 12/11/2019 8:59:37 AM
Pan am
   -Added 12/10/2019 11:28:19 PM
Four railroads in action in Palmer
   -Added 12/10/2019 10:14:59 PM
TADs Amtrak 15 AEM7s headed to Rhode Island
   -Added 12/10/2019 9:06:24 PM
Freight Car Photos 2015
   -Added 12/10/2019 8:52:38 PM
CPDR 2018-2019
   -Added 12/10/2019 6:27:10 PM
Utah 2019
   -Added 12/10/2019 6:25:14 PM
Washington State
   -Added 12/10/2019 5:58:03 PM
Central of Georgia
   -Added 12/10/2019 1:50:25 PM
Central of Georgia 811 & 812
   -Added 12/10/2019 1:15:20 PM
PRR: "The Men And The Machines" ~ May 1964
   -Added 12/10/2019 7:46:31 AM
Updated Photo Albums
The chase is on
   -Updated 12/15/2019 5:05:33 AM
Northeast WI, Fall 2019
   -Updated 12/15/2019 12:33:43 AM
DL & NS Interchange, Portland, PA and surrounding area, Spring 2016
   -Updated 12/15/2019 12:16:31 AM
Engine Pics
   -Updated 12/14/2019 11:31:04 PM
4th Quarter 2019 - CMP
   -Updated 12/14/2019 10:48:48 PM
Andrews Trains Around the US #2
   -Updated 12/14/2019 10:09:23 PM
Other Railroads
   -Updated 12/14/2019 9:50:56 PM
Goffs, CA
   -Updated 12/14/2019 9:33:11 PM
Arrowhead Junction, CA
   -Updated 12/14/2019 9:19:30 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 12/14/2019 8:50:22 PM
Fort Worth and Vicinity
   -Updated 12/14/2019 8:26:49 PM
Graffetti Cars
   -Updated 12/14/2019 7:51:17 PM
2019 Two days at Syracuse NY.
   -Updated 12/14/2019 7:37:30 PM
TADs NS 2019
   -Updated 12/14/2019 7:14:23 PM
Afton OK
   -Updated 12/14/2019 7:12:30 PM
The Ultimate Chicago
   -Updated 12/14/2019 7:12:01 PM
BNSF's Angora Sub 2019
   -Updated 12/14/2019 7:10:03 PM
2019 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 12/14/2019 7:09:54 PM
UP's Transcon 2019
   -Updated 12/14/2019 6:59:57 PM
Union Pacific's Coal Lines 2019
   -Updated 12/14/2019 6:50:32 PM
NS 2019
   -Updated 12/14/2019 6:42:03 PM
Series SM42
   -Updated 12/14/2019 6:34:32 PM
   -Updated 12/14/2019 6:10:41 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 12/14/2019 6:00:39 PM
August 2019
   -Updated 12/14/2019 5:41:28 PM
CSAO Lehigh Line
   -Updated 12/14/2019 5:30:00 PM
JR Chuo East Line
   -Updated 12/14/2019 5:23:56 PM
JRF (Japan Rail Freight)
   -Updated 12/14/2019 5:17:15 PM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 12/14/2019 5:15:01 PM
JR Ome Line
   -Updated 12/14/2019 5:09:28 PM
Santa Fe Remembered
   -Updated 12/14/2019 4:45:33 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 12/14/2019 4:25:17 PM
Quebec Central steam
   -Updated 12/14/2019 4:10:17 PM
TX Trip Aug 2019
   -Updated 12/14/2019 3:11:57 PM
CSX Nashville Terminal Sub 2019
   -Updated 12/14/2019 2:09:41 PM

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