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: 5,070,718
Locomotives:  182,868
Rolling Stock:  1,175,788
Locations:  31,548
What's New?
New Photo Albums
A Pair of Monon Steam Locomotives
   -Added 1/22/2021 8:08:42 AM
Freight Cars Jan 2021
   -Added 1/21/2021 11:00:36 PM
Slow week.
   -Added 1/21/2021 8:06:42 PM
Richmond Pacific
   -Added 1/21/2021 7:38:06 PM
Southern Idaho '94-'99
   -Added 1/21/2021 6:45:10 PM
   -Added 1/21/2021 6:33:14 PM
January 2021
   -Added 1/21/2021 6:10:14 PM
Northern Idaho '99
   -Added 1/21/2021 5:28:37 PM
Misc. Albert Lea Sub, September 16, 2020
   -Added 1/21/2021 4:50:23 PM
Nighttime H37, September 15, 2020
   -Added 1/21/2021 3:56:51 PM
FEC 2021
   -Added 1/21/2021 3:35:58 PM
Red Wing, Minnesota at Night, September 14, 2020
   -Added 1/21/2021 3:33:14 PM
CSX Syracuse Area 2021
   -Added 1/21/2021 2:21:27 PM
Looking back at July 13 1999
   -Added 1/21/2021 12:52:32 PM
WB Manifest Frt at Erie NV W-Pusher
   -Added 1/21/2021 11:23:35 AM
National Railway Equip - IL
   -Added 1/21/2021 10:22:47 AM
A Pair of NKP 4-6-2 Pacifics
   -Added 1/21/2021 8:25:14 AM
NKP 4-6-4 #170 Hudson
   -Added 1/21/2021 6:15:07 AM
A Trio of NKP 2-8-4 Berkshires
   -Added 1/21/2021 5:47:10 AM
NS 7133
   -Added 1/21/2021 2:56:23 AM
Utah '93-'98
   -Added 1/20/2021 10:28:47 PM
   -Added 1/20/2021 8:38:00 PM
Northfield, Minnesota at Night, September 12, 2020
   -Added 1/20/2021 8:05:19 PM
Wyoming '96-'05
   -Added 1/20/2021 6:12:00 PM
Three NKP Yard Switchers
   -Added 1/20/2021 5:38:34 PM
Late December on the NYS&W
   -Added 1/20/2021 4:21:10 PM
Alliance Nebraska 2021
   -Added 1/20/2021 3:01:28 PM
Reading Company (RCTHS) '94, '97
   -Added 1/19/2021 9:25:33 PM
CSX 3163 leads train Q 032
   -Added 1/19/2021 8:32:59 PM
Middle Division, 2021
   -Added 1/19/2021 8:10:44 PM
A Look Back at November 14, 1997
   -Added 1/19/2021 7:39:06 PM
Tuesday - SNOW day!!!
   -Added 1/19/2021 7:27:39 PM
BNSF's Valley Sub 2021
   -Added 1/19/2021 7:05:55 PM
Reading & Northern '94, '97
   -Added 1/19/2021 6:57:06 PM
EJE ROW, Hartsdale Junction - Schererville, IN
   -Added 1/19/2021 10:19:01 AM
Updated Photo Albums
WB Manifest Frt at Erie NV W-Pusher
   -Updated 1/22/2021 9:46:01 AM
Steve's Freightcar Slides
   -Updated 1/22/2021 9:31:58 AM
January 2021 locomotives
   -Updated 1/22/2021 8:43:16 AM
   -Updated 1/22/2021 8:32:24 AM
Shiawassee County Michigan rail action
   -Updated 1/22/2021 8:17:07 AM
Trains in Oklahoma (Fall 2017)
   -Updated 1/22/2021 7:41:26 AM
CSX Quality in Motion??
   -Updated 1/22/2021 4:58:44 AM
CSX in Connellsville Area 2015 Set
   -Updated 1/22/2021 1:37:45 AM
Scrapped, Sold, and Off-Roster: M-R
   -Updated 1/22/2021 12:55:53 AM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 1/21/2021 11:18:40 PM
Some Conrail roster shots
   -Updated 1/21/2021 11:12:16 PM
Major carriers: Engines / Locomotives
   -Updated 1/21/2021 11:02:51 PM
Trains 2011 - 2021
   -Updated 1/21/2021 10:54:43 PM
NS in the Spartanburg area SC
   -Updated 1/21/2021 10:49:55 PM
Rolling Stock, various types and Companies
   -Updated 1/21/2021 10:47:02 PM
RR Graffiti....you hate it or you love it......
   -Updated 1/21/2021 10:40:52 PM
covered hoppers
   -Updated 1/21/2021 10:11:45 PM
TADs CSX 2021
   -Updated 1/21/2021 9:43:45 PM
Wheeling & Lake Erie
   -Updated 1/21/2021 9:29:53 PM
2021 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 1/21/2021 9:29:32 PM
ND&W Railroad
   -Updated 1/21/2021 9:22:05 PM
Bay Area Rapid Transit
   -Updated 1/21/2021 7:56:00 PM
Engine Pics
   -Updated 1/21/2021 7:48:29 PM
CSX Kanawah cabin creek subs
   -Updated 1/21/2021 7:32:21 PM
Northeastern Short, Regional
   -Updated 1/21/2021 7:28:58 PM
BN/BNSF caboose
   -Updated 1/21/2021 7:26:04 PM
Industrials Coal mines and prep plants in Appalachia
   -Updated 1/21/2021 7:06:57 PM
Shortlines Kentucky
   -Updated 1/21/2021 6:27:11 PM
Shortlines Illinois
   -Updated 1/21/2021 6:21:25 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 1/21/2021 6:19:26 PM
   -Updated 1/21/2021 5:51:54 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 1/21/2021 5:34:22 PM
2021 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 1/21/2021 5:25:12 PM
2020-07-25, Freight car photos: Otterville, MO
   -Updated 1/21/2021 4:43:08 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's Class I stuff
   -Updated 1/21/2021 4:18:13 PM

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