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: 4,201,457
Locomotives:  160,504
Rolling Stock:  984,808
Locations:  29,443
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Getting under way.
   -Added 9/29/2016 10:06:58 PM
Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources Collection
   -Added 9/29/2016 9:28:34 PM
Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources
   -Added 9/29/2016 9:26:01 PM
New Brunswick Southern / Maine Northern Railway
   -Added 9/29/2016 5:18:05 PM
La Grange, Illinois - 1969
   -Added 9/29/2016 5:13:49 PM
Member's Weekend 2016
   -Added 9/29/2016 3:32:24 PM
Trains on 08/11/2016
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CSX SD40-2 leader missing the nose logo, plus NS action.
   -Added 9/29/2016 12:54:53 PM
Moore and Norman
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Greenwich Yard locals and yard jobs.
   -Added 9/28/2016 11:32:40 PM
Ontario Trains - September 28, 2016 - ALCO RS18 in Action
   -Added 9/28/2016 10:25:31 PM
Co-Gen switcher on a 6-unit CA11 lash-up.
   -Added 9/28/2016 9:55:49 PM
Q137 and the city.
   -Added 9/28/2016 8:25:19 PM
CSX 8410 @ Jesup, Ga. 4-5-2016
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Sibley-Henrietta and Hardin on the Transcon
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BNSF Transcon IL day 2
   -Added 9/28/2016 1:40:38 AM
Breaking the rules.
   -Added 9/27/2016 10:03:44 PM
Heritage/Special Units
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Stone & sun, I'm happy.
   -Added 9/27/2016 8:35:56 PM
NYNJRR - Second float
   -Added 9/27/2016 8:34:00 PM
NYNJRR - First float
   -Added 9/27/2016 7:49:25 PM
September 27, 2016
   -Added 9/27/2016 6:25:19 PM
A busy Sunday on the Madill Sub - Chasing the Amtrak Exhibit Train
   -Added 9/27/2016 2:55:25 PM
Moore, Norman, Oklahoma City, Midwest City
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Builder Times Two
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PRR: Harrisburg, PA ~ 23 August 1961
   -Added 9/27/2016 1:11:12 AM
Black River & Western's "Triple Header" Excursion
   -Added 9/26/2016 11:06:12 PM
Only time for 1
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The twins are up early.
   -Added 9/26/2016 9:34:25 PM
CPR 2317, 1246 and 1293 steam operation at Steamtown, Bellows Falls, VT October 1979
   -Added 9/26/2016 8:20:33 PM
Farewell to NKP 765/767.
   -Added 9/26/2016 7:58:50 PM
765's return home.
   -Added 9/26/2016 4:14:48 PM
765 morning preperation.
   -Added 9/26/2016 4:00:18 PM
Updated Photo Albums
September 2016 Pt 2
   -Updated 9/29/2016 11:09:20 PM
2016 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 9/29/2016 11:07:06 PM
2016 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 9/29/2016 11:01:21 PM
1996 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 9/29/2016 10:49:08 PM
Missouri Railroad Photos
   -Updated 9/29/2016 10:44:19 PM
South Texas July 2016
   -Updated 9/29/2016 9:56:23 PM
Pan Am Railways - On MBTA lines
   -Updated 9/29/2016 9:52:45 PM
MBTA - North Side
   -Updated 9/29/2016 9:51:08 PM
Eastern Iowa
   -Updated 9/29/2016 9:30:26 PM
Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad and Allegheny Valley Railroad (SWP and AVR)
   -Updated 9/29/2016 9:27:36 PM
Georgia Southwestern RR
   -Updated 9/29/2016 9:12:21 PM
Thankfuls - Diesel
   -Updated 9/29/2016 8:48:54 PM
2016 Clinton, IA area
   -Updated 9/29/2016 8:46:11 PM
Shaker Heights Rapid Transit
   -Updated 9/29/2016 8:43:13 PM
Canadian Photos
   -Updated 9/29/2016 8:37:42 PM
Norfolk Southern
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Pan Am Railways: District 3
   -Updated 9/29/2016 7:08:03 PM
Remnants of the CNW
   -Updated 9/29/2016 7:03:13 PM
East Coast Railfan Trip featuring the AEM-7 Farewell Train (06/18-06/19/16)
   -Updated 9/29/2016 6:58:37 PM
Union Pacific Railroad
   -Updated 9/29/2016 6:46:32 PM
SEPTA Transit Worker's Union strike Day 2 and 14: NEC operations.
   -Updated 9/29/2016 6:37:41 PM
Last days for Alco RS11's at Morrisville in summer, 1977.
   -Updated 9/29/2016 6:08:58 PM
Pan Am Railways: District 1
   -Updated 9/29/2016 6:03:32 PM
Contemporary NJ Transit Volume IX
   -Updated 9/29/2016 6:03:05 PM
Maine Eastern
   -Updated 9/29/2016 6:01:15 PM
East Tennessee Trains 2016
   -Updated 9/29/2016 6:00:47 PM
Andrews Trains Around the US
   -Updated 9/29/2016 5:51:34 PM
North Texas Power, Rolling Stock, Rust Buckets and Quality Graffiti
   -Updated 9/29/2016 5:43:56 PM
Action on CP.
   -Updated 9/29/2016 5:34:59 PM
Swiss Special Promotion Colours on Re 460/465
   -Updated 9/29/2016 5:33:43 PM
Central Maine & Quebec
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NS Piedmont Division Raleigh District
   -Updated 9/29/2016 2:19:54 PM
NS SD60E's
   -Updated 9/29/2016 2:17:22 PM
East Deerfield Yard
   -Updated 9/29/2016 1:19:44 PM

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