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: 4,136,250
Locomotives:  158,631
Rolling Stock:  974,435
Locations:  29,270
What's New?
New Photo Albums
PRR "Wye Switches" ~ 1960-1965
   -Added 6/29/2016 1:01:32 AM
UP's Salt Lake Sub. Weber Canyon, Echo Canyon and more. Album #1.
   -Added 6/28/2016 10:02:49 PM
Lucky Catches
   -Added 6/28/2016 9:04:17 PM
Historic Locomotives: Diesel and Gas Powered
   -Added 6/28/2016 9:02:11 PM
Almost out of light.
   -Added 6/28/2016 8:35:16 PM
Circus Train Chase Blue unit
   -Added 6/28/2016 8:20:07 PM
That 70s show.
   -Added 6/28/2016 7:39:36 PM
Lurking in the shadows.
   -Added 6/28/2016 6:43:18 PM
Horseshoe Curve Trip 2009
   -Added 6/28/2016 6:37:04 PM
Union Pacific's Pocatello Subdivision
   -Added 6/28/2016 4:04:17 PM
Finger Lakes Live Steamers, Inc.
   -Added 6/28/2016 3:50:39 PM
Assorted, misc, and ETC stuff
   -Added 6/28/2016 3:39:25 PM
Meaghan Biscoe
   -Added 6/28/2016 2:30:52 PM
Durango & Silverton/Cumbres & Toltec Scenic
   -Added 6/28/2016 3:07:11 AM
PRR "Magna Carta Special" ~ 29 June 1961
   -Added 6/28/2016 2:41:11 AM
Stealth Leader
   -Added 6/27/2016 9:51:48 PM
La Crosse WI Miscellany
   -Added 6/27/2016 8:49:41 PM
Pittsburgh Line and Enola 6/17-6/19
   -Added 6/27/2016 8:27:14 PM
Lincoln Park and DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst
   -Added 6/27/2016 8:25:30 PM
Tie replacement crew on the CN Bala sub
   -Added 6/27/2016 7:27:51 PM
PRR Cab Ride ~ 29 December 1962
   -Added 6/27/2016 5:23:18 PM
Galesburg Railroad Days 2016
   -Added 6/27/2016 5:19:37 PM
summer action on the river line 2016
   -Added 6/27/2016 4:07:50 PM
A hot weekend in Buffalo NY
   -Added 6/27/2016 12:42:25 PM
Eastern Idaho Railroad....the early years
   -Added 6/27/2016 12:17:32 PM
Albany Port 2016
   -Added 6/27/2016 11:49:53 AM
more wagoner sub action
   -Added 6/27/2016 11:32:51 AM
Black, blue, and in 3rd place
   -Added 6/27/2016 11:23:46 AM
PRR-Hollidaysburg, PA ~ HOLLY Vignettes
   -Added 6/27/2016 9:14:48 AM
PRR-Hollidaysburg, PA ~ Topographic Map
   -Added 6/27/2016 8:02:01 AM
   -Added 6/27/2016 6:15:01 AM
Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Lehigh Line; NS 20K @ CP Bound Brook - MP3
   -Added 6/26/2016 11:58:50 PM
Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Lehigh Line; CSX K142 @ CP Bound Brook - M
   -Added 6/26/2016 11:53:55 PM
Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Lehigh Line; CSX Q300 @ CP Boun
   -Added 6/26/2016 11:50:03 PM
Conrail Shared Assets Operations; North Jersey District / Port Reading Secondary; NS 65K
   -Added 6/26/2016 11:46:50 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Freight Cars 2015
   -Updated 6/29/2016 3:12:41 AM
Freight Cars 2013
   -Updated 6/29/2016 3:04:45 AM
Freight Cars 2012
   -Updated 6/29/2016 2:57:08 AM
Freight Cars 2014
   -Updated 6/29/2016 2:47:19 AM
   -Updated 6/29/2016 2:35:21 AM
Rocky Mountaineer Vacations (RMRX)
   -Updated 6/29/2016 2:21:45 AM
Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
   -Updated 6/29/2016 1:57:15 AM
Discovery Bay Railroad (DBRR)
   -Updated 6/29/2016 1:38:30 AM
   -Updated 6/29/2016 1:10:58 AM
2016 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 6/29/2016 12:38:14 AM
Trains 2
   -Updated 6/29/2016 12:21:21 AM
2016 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 6/28/2016 11:52:40 PM
Springfield to Westfir
   -Updated 6/28/2016 11:34:32 PM
Album 1
   -Updated 6/28/2016 11:32:58 PM
Salt Creek Trestle to Cruzatte
   -Updated 6/28/2016 11:31:50 PM
Pan Am Railways - Ayer, MA
   -Updated 6/28/2016 11:21:31 PM
   -Updated 6/28/2016 11:19:27 PM
MBTA - North Side
   -Updated 6/28/2016 11:19:13 PM
North Texas 2010-2016
   -Updated 6/28/2016 11:18:40 PM
Ships & barges
   -Updated 6/28/2016 11:17:41 PM
Oakridge to Heather
   -Updated 6/28/2016 11:16:38 PM
BN/BNSF Seattle south
   -Updated 6/28/2016 10:50:15 PM
   -Updated 6/28/2016 10:46:08 PM
BN/BNSF - Seattle
   -Updated 6/28/2016 10:43:12 PM
Sound Transit - Sounder
   -Updated 6/28/2016 10:41:01 PM
Random freight car
   -Updated 6/28/2016 10:38:50 PM
St. Lawrence & Atlantic
   -Updated 6/28/2016 10:14:29 PM
Central Texas 2008
   -Updated 6/28/2016 10:12:35 PM
MOW Central Texas
   -Updated 6/28/2016 9:50:18 PM
Central Texas 2011
   -Updated 6/28/2016 9:44:30 PM
Stand-by 2
   -Updated 6/28/2016 9:42:37 PM
   -Updated 6/28/2016 9:39:07 PM
Train Pics
   -Updated 6/28/2016 9:39:03 PM
Trains 2011 - 2016
   -Updated 6/28/2016 9:36:20 PM
Stand-by 1
   -Updated 6/28/2016 9:35:32 PM

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