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: 4,933,051
Locomotives:  179,088
Rolling Stock:  1,133,536
Locations:  31,126
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Southeast Kansas
   -Added 5/25/2020 2:49:56 PM
Norfolk Southern Piedmont Division R line r100-0
   -Added 5/25/2020 1:53:51 PM
Lancaster and Chester Railroad
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Griffith, Indiana 1969
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Rochelle trip
   -Added 5/25/2020 11:02:33 AM
CBQ Depot - Thomson, IL
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2019-08-01, Otterville, MO
   -Added 5/24/2020 10:31:19 PM
Sticker Shock
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Former IC Tunnel - East Dubuque, IL
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Decatur, IL 5-24-20
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March 2020 in the Upper Midwest.
   -Added 5/24/2020 4:57:23 PM
KCS 4006 on Memorial day
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SE Kansas & Tulsa: 3 Steam Engines, Cabooses, and More
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Just a Saturday morning walk in the park.
   -Added 5/24/2020 10:13:29 AM
BNSF MOW at Prairie du Chien, WI
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Boscobel Depot, Wisconsin
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When Amtrak was looking to replace the GG1’s
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Black Earth Depot - Wisconsin
   -Added 5/24/2020 5:08:50 AM
WSOR Janesville Terminal
   -Added 5/24/2020 4:22:34 AM
Model trains
   -Added 5/24/2020 4:13:49 AM
A quick pick up and delivery
   -Added 5/24/2020 2:46:23 AM
South Texas May 2020
   -Added 5/24/2020 12:40:10 AM
It took all day.
   -Added 5/23/2020 5:49:36 PM
North American Railcar Operators Association
   -Added 5/23/2020 3:38:00 PM
Emporia (March 14, 2020)
   -Added 5/23/2020 1:50:29 PM
Illinois Central, Markham, Illinois 1969
   -Added 5/23/2020 12:17:42 PM
CR B36-7 #5001-5019
   -Added 5/23/2020 12:10:40 PM
Dorval-Montreal PQE
   -Added 5/23/2020 9:44:06 AM
Updated Photo Albums
J&J Photos
   -Updated 5/25/2020 3:37:59 PM
passin thru Neenah
   -Updated 5/25/2020 3:35:42 PM
CSX on the Bowline
   -Updated 5/25/2020 3:29:52 PM
May 2020 locomotives
   -Updated 5/25/2020 3:29:12 PM
Memories 2020 (Older)
   -Updated 5/25/2020 3:05:16 PM
CP 2015-2021
   -Updated 5/25/2020 2:54:10 PM
PRR: Howerter ~> Pennsy Electrics
   -Updated 5/25/2020 2:13:04 PM
Pavonia Yard - Camden, NJ
   -Updated 5/25/2020 1:15:53 PM
NS Heritage Units
   -Updated 5/25/2020 1:03:18 PM
Odds and Ends
   -Updated 5/25/2020 12:27:06 PM
Washington shortlines
   -Updated 5/25/2020 12:19:17 PM
Grantville, Kansas
   -Updated 5/25/2020 12:13:55 PM
Illinois/Iowa Action
   -Updated 5/25/2020 12:05:14 PM
Miscellaneous Steam Pics
   -Updated 5/25/2020 12:04:12 PM
Shortline & Industrial Stuff
   -Updated 5/25/2020 11:45:46 AM
Train Stations in Virginia
   -Updated 5/25/2020 11:40:08 AM
VRF Shots
   -Updated 5/25/2020 11:33:10 AM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 5/25/2020 11:27:58 AM
Ashley Rodriguez Railroad Related Trailers
   -Updated 5/25/2020 11:27:35 AM
Ashley Rodriguez Containers
   -Updated 5/25/2020 11:26:54 AM
Ashley Rodriguez 2020 Rolling stock
   -Updated 5/25/2020 11:23:21 AM
Ashley Rodriguez 2020 Motivepower
   -Updated 5/25/2020 11:16:32 AM
CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 5/25/2020 10:57:43 AM
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Missouri 2017-
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June 2014
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A quick pick up and delivery
   -Updated 5/25/2020 3:11:59 AM
Randy Curlin Collection 3
   -Updated 5/25/2020 2:47:55 AM
Scrapped, Sold, and Off-Roster: A-C
   -Updated 5/25/2020 1:52:43 AM
New Jersey Transit
   -Updated 5/25/2020 1:25:31 AM
beerNut's 2006-2129 Locos
   -Updated 5/25/2020 1:20:49 AM
Union Pacific Railfanning
   -Updated 5/25/2020 12:58:47 AM
Trenton Sub
   -Updated 5/25/2020 12:55:32 AM

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