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: 5,132,718
Locomotives:  184,053
Rolling Stock:  1,191,142
Locations:  31,667
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Recovered 2006/07 Oregon Photos
   -Added 5/13/2021 12:14:50 AM
Tennessee 2021
   -Added 5/12/2021 4:49:14 PM
Harpers Ferry
   -Added 5/12/2021 4:36:55 PM
Wiener Linien Streetcars (Vienna Lines)
   -Added 5/12/2021 3:32:21 PM
EB Empty Hopper Frt at Erie NV
   -Added 5/12/2021 10:02:12 AM
Lotsa EMDs
   -Added 5/11/2021 11:21:58 PM
Union Pacific Big Boys.
   -Added 5/11/2021 10:17:23 PM
H-TEADYT1-11A (w/ 4 conventional cabs - elephant style) @ MP168.46 - FM977gc; Flynn, TX
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Freight cars tanks Specialties
   -Added 5/11/2021 3:54:30 PM
Budapest Trams - 2018
   -Added 5/11/2021 9:00:34 AM
Early May 2021
   -Added 5/11/2021 7:28:47 AM
Misc Gondolas - Griffith, IN
   -Added 5/11/2021 5:47:54 AM
CSX W845
   -Added 5/10/2021 10:20:13 PM
Cajon Pass
   -Added 5/10/2021 9:34:21 PM
TADs Rebirth of LIRR 602, L&N 309 FA-2
   -Added 5/10/2021 9:18:44 PM
Misc Flatcars & Hoppers - Griffith, IN
   -Added 5/10/2021 5:41:30 PM
Misc Boxcars - Griffith, IN
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PPRX Tank Cars - Griffith, IN
   -Added 5/10/2021 3:20:33 PM
A CN "Sandwich" - Griffith, IN
   -Added 5/10/2021 3:01:39 PM
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National Train day 2021 Trains
   -Added 5/10/2021 11:54:52 AM
May 1 2021
   -Added 5/10/2021 11:47:32 AM
Vehicular Flats Graffiti - Fostoria, OH
   -Added 5/10/2021 10:50:40 AM
NS "Horse Race" - Fostoria, OH
   -Added 5/10/2021 9:57:21 AM
BNSF Double Stack Cars - Fostoria, OH
   -Added 5/10/2021 9:04:59 AM
Misc Double Stack Cars - Fostoria, OH
   -Added 5/10/2021 6:22:44 AM
Early Morning CSX Duo - Fostoria, OH
   -Added 5/10/2021 5:56:19 AM
Early Morning NS & UP Trio - Fostoria, OH
   -Added 5/10/2021 5:28:21 AM
Visiting CSX
   -Added 5/9/2021 9:47:23 PM
South Texas July 2000
   -Added 5/9/2021 7:00:13 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 5/13/2021 1:00:51 AM
December 2019
   -Updated 5/13/2021 12:47:18 AM
Some Misc. action shots
   -Updated 5/13/2021 12:04:50 AM
CSX Action in Manchester, Georgia - July 2003
   -Updated 5/12/2021 11:44:39 PM
UP action in Arizona and New Mexico
   -Updated 5/12/2021 11:43:40 PM
Action in Texas
   -Updated 5/12/2021 11:38:19 PM
Shortline & Industrial Stuff
   -Updated 5/12/2021 11:35:14 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 5/12/2021 11:34:04 PM
Andrews Trains Around the US #2
   -Updated 5/12/2021 11:26:07 PM
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TADs CSX 2021
   -Updated 5/12/2021 10:32:52 PM
2021 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 5/12/2021 10:24:31 PM
The Ultimate Chicago
   -Updated 5/12/2021 10:19:55 PM
Portland to Biggs
   -Updated 5/12/2021 10:11:40 PM
Biggs to Hinkle
   -Updated 5/12/2021 10:08:56 PM
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Pittsburgh 04-2021
   -Updated 5/12/2021 9:49:50 PM
MBTA - North Side
   -Updated 5/12/2021 8:57:10 PM
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Union Pacific Big Boys.
   -Updated 5/12/2021 8:36:52 PM
Canadian Rails - July 2020- July 2021
   -Updated 5/12/2021 7:07:50 PM
   -Updated 5/12/2021 6:10:24 PM
Shiawassee County Michigan rail action
   -Updated 5/12/2021 5:15:39 PM
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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
   -Updated 5/12/2021 4:40:47 PM
ATSF - EMD Frt Locos (SD45)
   -Updated 5/12/2021 3:50:28 PM
Delta Southern RR
   -Updated 5/12/2021 3:45:18 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 5/12/2021 3:25:09 PM
Steve's Freightcar Slides
   -Updated 5/12/2021 3:20:24 PM
BNSF Staples Subdivision 2021
   -Updated 5/12/2021 2:59:48 PM
Memories 2021
   -Updated 5/12/2021 2:32:25 PM
passin thru Neenah
   -Updated 5/12/2021 1:49:07 PM
Potash on the CN Mainline
   -Updated 5/12/2021 1:36:52 PM
Cramerton, NC 2021
   -Updated 5/12/2021 12:30:01 PM
January-May 2021
   -Updated 5/12/2021 12:29:05 PM

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