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: 5,007,574
Locomotives:  181,197
Rolling Stock:  1,155,895
Locations:  31,331
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Rail traffic in Georgia
   -Added 10/1/2020 10:06:52 AM
Whitewater Valley RR #25 - 1974
   -Added 10/1/2020 7:39:07 AM
EMD SD70's
   -Added 9/30/2020 11:08:42 PM
Chicago Amtrak
   -Added 9/30/2020 10:14:07 PM
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Few trains on NS Lafayette District 9-29-20
   -Added 9/30/2020 11:50:43 AM
Bernadotte Line 2020
   -Added 9/30/2020 12:53:58 AM
Pan Am Railways Office Car Special
   -Added 9/29/2020 9:15:01 PM
An early fall Sunday on the NYS&W
   -Added 9/29/2020 8:46:56 PM
Bellevue Fostoria Marion Deshler 2020 rail trip
   -Added 9/29/2020 6:35:03 PM
Signals- Restricting and Medium Approach, CSX Train Q 412
   -Added 9/29/2020 4:10:42 PM
From the slide box 2000-2001
   -Added 9/29/2020 1:37:16 PM
WC flat cars in CT
   -Added 9/29/2020 11:02:29 AM
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Wheeling & Lake Erie
   -Added 9/28/2020 10:55:42 PM
BCR Port Sub, 80th Street overpass
   -Added 9/28/2020 10:48:22 PM
Southwest Missouri 11
   -Added 9/28/2020 10:23:44 PM
Railfanning with Will Newberry 9/19/20
   -Added 9/28/2020 9:25:45 PM
HMCR northbound 2018
   -Added 9/28/2020 8:02:01 PM
Stony Point, NY - CSX River Sub.
   -Added 9/28/2020 7:06:58 PM
Highland Falls, NY - CSX River Sub
   -Added 9/28/2020 5:55:40 PM
Bridgeview September Trip
   -Added 9/28/2020 5:10:55 PM
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CNJ 4-6-0 Camelbacks
   -Added 9/28/2020 9:13:20 AM
Decatur, IL - September 2020
   -Added 9/28/2020 3:27:13 AM
West Yellowstone, MT
   -Added 9/27/2020 7:34:51 PM
PRR: Rose ~> PRR Diesel-Electric Medley
   -Added 9/27/2020 6:47:37 PM
CR - Morrisville Yard
   -Added 9/27/2020 2:40:17 PM
Altoona Trip 9/26 - 9/27
   -Added 9/27/2020 11:33:25 AM
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The day that 5095 left town
   -Added 9/27/2020 2:46:24 AM
Shortline action: July 2020,
   -Added 9/26/2020 11:14:33 PM
Laurel, MT
   -Added 9/26/2020 9:09:06 PM
Forsyth, MT
   -Added 9/26/2020 9:07:20 PM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 10/1/2020 11:13:52 AM
Steve's Locomotives 2003 and newer
   -Updated 10/1/2020 11:12:37 AM
May 2020
   -Updated 10/1/2020 11:09:15 AM
July 2020
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:36:38 AM
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:35:12 AM
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S Freight Cars
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:29:29 AM
PROX page 2
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:23:07 AM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:22:59 AM
BNSF rolling stock
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:20:55 AM
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:20:12 AM
OFOX cars
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:16:56 AM
General Electric - NATX, NAHX
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:14:26 AM
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:09:36 AM
GNWR covered hoppers in CT vol 2
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:09:29 AM
FPCX equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:06:18 AM
M Freight Cars
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:05:39 AM
NS: Heritage units
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:03:53 AM
CAEX equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:03:50 AM
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   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:01:56 AM
NS in the Spartanburg area SC
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:01:40 AM
NS: Signals on main line Upstate SC & more
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:01:00 AM
I Freight Cars
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:00:46 AM
NS: "High-Hoods" GP's & SD's
   -Updated 10/1/2020 10:00:19 AM
   -Updated 10/1/2020 9:58:27 AM
GTW Coil Cars
   -Updated 10/1/2020 9:56:48 AM
   -Updated 10/1/2020 9:55:51 AM
Sequatchie Valley Railroad (Short line)
   -Updated 10/1/2020 9:54:24 AM
GATX page 2
   -Updated 10/1/2020 9:54:19 AM
Pickens Railway (Short line)
   -Updated 10/1/2020 9:53:47 AM
Hartwell Railroad (Short line)
   -Updated 10/1/2020 9:51:13 AM
GACX - covered hopper
   -Updated 10/1/2020 9:49:48 AM
Greenville & Western (Short line)
   -Updated 10/1/2020 9:49:42 AM
FURX freight cars
   -Updated 10/1/2020 9:48:29 AM

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