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: 4,336,695
Locomotives:  164,131
Rolling Stock:  1,014,076
Locations:  29,728
What's New?
New Photo Albums
McCloud River Railroad/McCloud Railway
   -Added 4/28/2017 5:37:45 PM
Škoda 71E (163)
   -Added 4/28/2017 2:26:57 AM
CSX Tilford Eng Pitt
   -Added 4/28/2017 1:45:46 AM
The F's arrive in Lackawaxen! Lackawaxen, PA
   -Added 4/27/2017 10:05:44 PM
NYS&W Central Division / CNYK Line; BH-1 @ MP110.54 - Lackawaxen River Bridge (eyebar deck truss); L
   -Added 4/27/2017 9:54:01 PM
NYS&W Central Division / CNYK Line; bridge span deflection testing @ MP117.76 - Tusten Bridge (thru
   -Added 4/27/2017 9:47:30 PM
NYS&W Central Division / CNYK Line; BH-1 @ MP121.71 - State Route 52 og; Narrowsburg, NY
   -Added 4/27/2017 9:41:30 PM
NS 8338 west at AC Tower.
   -Added 4/27/2017 9:37:31 PM
NYS&W Central Division / CNYK Line; BH-1 @ MP145.10 - Basket Brook (deck plate girder); Basket, NY
   -Added 4/27/2017 9:34:24 PM
CSX, NS and beyond: Mobile, AL
   -Added 4/27/2017 9:00:08 PM
Vagoes Box
   -Added 4/27/2017 8:49:59 PM
March, the all month Lion.
   -Added 4/27/2017 5:20:21 PM
   -Added 4/27/2017 12:09:41 PM
London Underground D78 Stock Farewell
   -Added 4/27/2017 9:55:41 AM
CN Fulton Sub
   -Added 4/27/2017 9:43:01 AM
Railcars Surrey BC 2017-04-23
   -Added 4/26/2017 10:34:19 PM
Dave's Favorite Stations
   -Added 4/26/2017 10:33:08 PM
Amtrak in Ashland
   -Added 4/26/2017 10:19:34 PM
CSX 8881 west in Marion.
   -Added 4/26/2017 9:36:13 PM
Glenn's DODX loads and flatcars
   -Added 4/26/2017 9:07:09 PM
Mane Central The Mountain Division
   -Added 4/26/2017 9:04:23 PM
   -Added 4/26/2017 8:23:20 PM
Decent lashup on WPCA11.
   -Added 4/26/2017 8:18:02 PM
Quick Pick
   -Added 4/26/2017 7:02:49 PM
A Tuesday in April
   -Added 4/26/2017 6:02:46 PM
CSX Locomotives
   -Added 4/26/2017 5:06:45 PM
My Photos 2017
   -Added 4/26/2017 4:53:52 PM
   -Added 4/26/2017 1:37:47 PM
   -Added 4/26/2017 1:26:06 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Added 4/26/2017 1:12:25 PM
George Redmond Diesel photos
   -Added 4/26/2017 12:58:45 PM
   -Added 4/26/2017 12:33:46 PM
Ontario Trains - Niagara Region - March 2017 - Part 2
   -Added 4/26/2017 11:27:21 AM
   -Added 4/26/2017 2:21:44 AM
Samuels Pacific Industries
   -Added 4/26/2017 1:04:19 AM
Updated Photo Albums
My Amtrak
   -Updated 4/28/2017 7:40:41 PM
   -Updated 4/28/2017 7:00:15 PM
   -Updated 4/28/2017 6:31:29 PM
Diesel Locomotives
   -Updated 4/28/2017 5:22:27 PM
BNSF Wayzata Subdivision
   -Updated 4/28/2017 2:39:44 PM
The Maine Central
   -Updated 4/28/2017 2:37:45 PM
BNSF Staples Subdivision 2.0
   -Updated 4/28/2017 2:31:42 PM
Guadalupe, CA
   -Updated 4/28/2017 2:15:56 PM
Maine Central The Back Road
   -Updated 4/28/2017 2:13:05 PM
Union Pacific RR at Erie NV (Passing Siding)
   -Updated 4/28/2017 1:51:52 PM
Trains of Chicago
   -Updated 4/28/2017 12:36:43 PM
Missouri Pacific Railroad
   -Updated 4/28/2017 12:02:15 PM
BNSF in 2016
   -Updated 4/28/2017 11:55:37 AM
Maine Central The Dover-Foxcroft Branch
   -Updated 4/28/2017 11:17:27 AM
Hamlet CSX
   -Updated 4/28/2017 11:16:57 AM
Misc. CSX
   -Updated 4/28/2017 11:06:26 AM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 4/28/2017 10:58:26 AM
Aberdeen and Rockfish
   -Updated 4/28/2017 10:51:25 AM
Thankfuls - Favorites
   -Updated 4/28/2017 10:50:50 AM
N&W (Not at Brewster, Ohio)
   -Updated 4/28/2017 10:49:05 AM
Images Processed Into Black and White
   -Updated 4/28/2017 10:47:23 AM
Mike Ondecker Photos
   -Updated 4/28/2017 10:45:00 AM
Some Conrail roster shots
   -Updated 4/28/2017 10:37:45 AM
NJ Transit 2017
   -Updated 4/28/2017 10:35:15 AM
April 2017
   -Updated 4/28/2017 10:28:26 AM
   -Updated 4/28/2017 10:23:38 AM
Trains of America 2017
   -Updated 4/28/2017 9:10:41 AM
More winter action 16-17
   -Updated 4/28/2017 3:30:52 AM
Penn Central 1
   -Updated 4/28/2017 3:09:59 AM
Some Misc. action shots
   -Updated 4/28/2017 1:42:48 AM
Andrews Trains Around the US
   -Updated 4/27/2017 11:43:00 PM
Amtrak in Ashland
   -Updated 4/27/2017 11:39:37 PM
2017 Train Pictures
   -Updated 4/27/2017 11:28:09 PM
Track machines
   -Updated 4/27/2017 11:18:29 PM
Electric traction
   -Updated 4/27/2017 11:14:51 PM

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