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: 4,098,585
Locomotives:  157,552
Rolling Stock:  968,634
Locations:  29,131
What's New?
New Photo Albums
A Busy Day On The Lehigh Line
   -Added 5/4/2016 4:17:50 PM
CSXing the Conrail
   -Added 5/4/2016 3:37:44 PM
Norfolk Southern C23 #2 - 5/3/16
   -Added 5/4/2016 3:11:00 PM
HZRX 343 close to sundown
   -Added 5/4/2016 2:48:23 PM
Norfolk Southern C23 #1 - 5/3/16
   -Added 5/4/2016 1:18:34 PM
ATSF 2-6-2's
   -Added 5/4/2016 10:36:39 AM
CSS Interurban #15
   -Added 5/4/2016 7:41:41 AM
Rock Island 4-8-2 #4057
   -Added 5/4/2016 7:26:37 AM
   -Added 5/4/2016 5:52:33 AM
C&O 4-4-2's
   -Added 5/4/2016 4:34:53 AM
C&O 2-10-4's
   -Added 5/4/2016 4:08:20 AM
C&O 2-10-2's
   -Added 5/4/2016 3:27:01 AM
Wigwag, Semaphores and more
   -Added 5/4/2016 12:01:13 AM
Honesdale, PA
   -Added 5/3/2016 11:22:28 PM
James E. Strates carnival train.
   -Added 5/3/2016 10:53:49 PM
Two tigers and a blue bird.
   -Added 5/3/2016 8:49:41 PM
   -Added 5/3/2016 8:48:29 PM
NS 7707 with 2 others elephant style east.
   -Added 5/3/2016 6:46:24 PM
Baldwin 26
   -Added 5/3/2016 5:18:55 PM
May 2015
   -Added 5/3/2016 4:57:35 PM
Peoria sub April 2016
   -Added 5/3/2016 11:19:12 AM
C&O 2-8-8-2 "Chesapeakes"
   -Added 5/3/2016 6:11:49 AM
At the end of the day.
   -Added 5/2/2016 9:54:56 PM
Rail-Fanning 2016 Vol. 4
   -Added 5/2/2016 8:50:17 PM
kansas city pics april 2016
   -Added 5/2/2016 8:40:41 PM
May 2016
   -Added 5/2/2016 7:59:06 PM
A morning walk with permission.
   -Added 5/2/2016 7:54:22 PM
At the GRACE interlocking (Amtrak Northeast Corridor)
   -Added 5/2/2016 7:29:18 PM
Seeing the Light
   -Added 5/2/2016 7:02:48 PM
Date and Location Unknown
   -Added 5/2/2016 6:36:56 PM
NS Cement Secondary
   -Added 5/2/2016 4:50:23 PM
Belvidere, Martins Creek and Easton, PA 2016
   -Added 5/2/2016 4:44:57 PM
   -Added 5/2/2016 4:07:43 PM
Eastern Washington Gateway with MRL 290
   -Added 5/2/2016 1:11:06 PM
Yuba City California
   -Added 5/1/2016 11:11:27 PM
Updated Photo Albums
2016 Train Photographs
   -Updated 5/4/2016 4:53:27 PM
Cabooses Tennesssee
   -Updated 5/4/2016 4:51:27 PM
K&O Railroad
   -Updated 5/4/2016 4:31:48 PM
2014 Photos
   -Updated 5/4/2016 4:02:28 PM
CSX running double reds through Tiffin, OH
   -Updated 5/4/2016 3:48:33 PM
Part Of Former CNJ Right Of Way Roselle Park- Roselle,N.J.
   -Updated 5/4/2016 3:27:42 PM
SP Freight Locos - GE
   -Updated 5/4/2016 3:21:55 PM
Washington - Various
   -Updated 5/4/2016 3:05:14 PM
Connell, WA
   -Updated 5/4/2016 3:01:44 PM
Project 931
   -Updated 5/4/2016 2:59:34 PM
Rail Fan to the Future
   -Updated 5/4/2016 2:50:00 PM
CSX Freight Cars
   -Updated 5/4/2016 2:45:03 PM
D&RGW Narrow Gauge
   -Updated 5/4/2016 2:25:30 PM
   -Updated 5/4/2016 12:54:22 PM
Cajon Pass 2016
   -Updated 5/4/2016 12:47:52 PM
Oregon Railroads - AERC/Albany & Eastern Railroad and Rick Franklin Corporation
   -Updated 5/4/2016 12:46:48 PM
   -Updated 5/4/2016 11:46:35 AM
Freight Trains 2016
   -Updated 5/4/2016 10:51:41 AM
FEC motive power through the years
   -Updated 5/4/2016 10:18:59 AM
   -Updated 5/4/2016 10:04:52 AM
TBOX equipment in CT
   -Updated 5/4/2016 9:23:51 AM
Providence & Worcester MOW equipment in CT
   -Updated 5/4/2016 9:19:11 AM
Providence & Worcester RR RoW in CT
   -Updated 5/4/2016 9:18:07 AM
Providence & Worcester power in CT
   -Updated 5/4/2016 9:17:13 AM
Penn Central
   -Updated 5/4/2016 9:05:06 AM
spring time action on the river line 2016
   -Updated 5/4/2016 7:11:32 AM
Only yellow jackets
   -Updated 5/4/2016 6:56:10 AM
nys& w spring time action
   -Updated 5/4/2016 6:43:00 AM
Dad's photos
   -Updated 5/4/2016 4:59:40 AM
Dad's shots from Sunnyside
   -Updated 5/4/2016 3:40:26 AM
Dad in Europe
   -Updated 5/4/2016 3:19:18 AM
Dad in Penn Station
   -Updated 5/4/2016 3:09:46 AM
DL & NS Interchange, Portland, PA and surrounding area, Winter 2016
   -Updated 5/4/2016 12:02:41 AM
Rail-Fanning 2016 Vol. 4
   -Updated 5/3/2016 11:44:06 PM
April 2016 Pt 2
   -Updated 5/3/2016 11:38:10 PM

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