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: 4,237,507
Locomotives:  161,538
Rolling Stock:  991,442
Locations:  29,532
What's New?
New Photo Albums
December 2016
   -Added 12/2/2016 10:33:06 AM
WWUX equipment in CT
   -Added 12/2/2016 8:24:44 AM
December 2016
   -Added 12/2/2016 1:07:15 AM
Early evening extra and slab train.
   -Added 12/1/2016 11:25:40 PM
Tiger Siblings.
   -Added 12/1/2016 10:26:26 PM
December 2016
   -Added 12/1/2016 9:30:46 PM
   -Added 12/1/2016 9:15:30 PM
Glenn's BNSF Executive MAC's
   -Added 12/1/2016 8:51:22 PM
Glenn's BNSF SD70MAC's
   -Added 12/1/2016 8:49:17 PM
The Belfast & Mooshead Lake RR
   -Added 12/1/2016 8:42:21 PM
KCS 2857 saves the Gulfport local
   -Added 12/1/2016 8:38:45 PM
Glenn's BNSF SD70ACe's
   -Added 12/1/2016 8:12:15 PM
Rolling Stock Scans (S)
   -Added 12/1/2016 8:08:19 PM
November 2016
   -Added 12/1/2016 4:36:35 PM
Taking a break from RRPictureArchives.net
   -Added 12/1/2016 2:53:52 PM
Oklahoma City, Moore, Norman
   -Added 12/1/2016 11:00:56 AM
Cell Phone Pics in Moore
   -Added 12/1/2016 10:31:52 AM
Late November Gray Sky Goodies
   -Added 12/1/2016 7:51:09 AM
Great Northern Railway SDP40 325
   -Added 11/30/2016 7:17:36 PM
I would like your opinion please.
   -Added 11/30/2016 6:34:24 PM
Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri Railroad
   -Added 11/30/2016 4:09:02 PM
In loving memory
   -Added 11/30/2016 1:09:09 PM
Panorama (B): Hollidaysburg, PA ~ September 1965
   -Added 11/30/2016 12:42:55 PM
Panorama (A): Hollidaysburg, PA ~ September 1965
   -Added 11/30/2016 12:06:25 PM
CP US Holiday Train in Ontario
   -Added 11/30/2016 10:36:25 AM
Delete Theses
   -Added 11/30/2016 10:24:47 AM
PRR: Old-Time PRR in Hollidaysburg, PA
   -Added 11/29/2016 10:49:54 PM
CSX - Bales Road - Kenton, OH - various dates - album 2
   -Added 11/29/2016 10:16:24 PM
Chasing my friend.
   -Added 11/29/2016 8:37:34 PM
Rolling Stock Scans (N)
   -Added 11/29/2016 7:08:38 PM
Baltimore and Ohio 903
   -Added 11/29/2016 4:47:59 PM
NEC holiday action and extras.
   -Added 11/29/2016 1:22:25 PM
RC Ops
   -Added 11/29/2016 8:28:03 AM
Freight trains Switzerland 2016
   -Added 11/29/2016 5:04:10 AM
David & Goliath.
   -Added 11/28/2016 10:39:13 PM
Updated Photo Albums
ON/MI/MN/WI/IL June-July 2000
   -Updated 12/2/2016 12:56:44 PM
Espee in Southern California
   -Updated 12/2/2016 10:41:18 AM
Shiawassee County Michigan rail action
   -Updated 12/2/2016 10:41:09 AM
New Orleans LA 1995-2003
   -Updated 12/2/2016 10:20:10 AM
NS 39G
   -Updated 12/2/2016 10:12:45 AM
Pavonia Yard - Camden, NJ
   -Updated 12/2/2016 9:55:30 AM
Norfolk Southern Aug - Dec 2016
   -Updated 12/2/2016 9:42:27 AM
NS equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/2/2016 8:34:32 AM
TBOX box cars in CT
   -Updated 12/2/2016 8:33:12 AM
OCCX equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/2/2016 8:29:57 AM
AEX covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 12/2/2016 8:27:25 AM
Long Island RR
   -Updated 12/2/2016 5:06:16 AM
NYS&W and NS action
   -Updated 12/2/2016 4:20:46 AM
LIRR Queens Village
   -Updated 12/2/2016 3:39:01 AM
   -Updated 12/2/2016 2:47:31 AM
Chemult to Cruzatte
   -Updated 12/1/2016 11:50:55 PM
Salt Creek Trestle to Cruzatte
   -Updated 12/1/2016 11:49:37 PM
2016 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 12/1/2016 11:41:13 PM
Back Down South Again Atlanta ,Ga & Austell, Ga Pt 2
   -Updated 12/1/2016 11:34:25 PM
   -Updated 12/1/2016 10:19:26 PM
BN/BNSF Everett north
   -Updated 12/1/2016 9:50:33 PM
BNSF roster
   -Updated 12/1/2016 9:42:42 PM
Pastor's Train Pics 2014
   -Updated 12/1/2016 9:40:48 PM
Everett north RoW
   -Updated 12/1/2016 9:39:01 PM
   -Updated 12/1/2016 9:34:15 PM
Rolling Stock Scans (C)
   -Updated 12/1/2016 9:04:30 PM
Hot slab cars
   -Updated 12/1/2016 9:04:04 PM
Rolling Stock Scans (N)
   -Updated 12/1/2016 8:49:54 PM
2016 Trains
   -Updated 12/1/2016 8:35:49 PM
Loads & Loads of coal - and a few MTs
   -Updated 12/1/2016 8:15:39 PM
Belfast & Moosehead Lake - The Corn Wreck
   -Updated 12/1/2016 8:13:16 PM
Indiana Southern
   -Updated 12/1/2016 8:09:16 PM
Jesup 2016
   -Updated 12/1/2016 8:06:13 PM
Princeton Indiana 3
   -Updated 12/1/2016 8:02:58 PM
CSX Nahunta Sub
   -Updated 12/1/2016 7:56:28 PM

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