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 2011 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: 3,679,444
Locomotives:  147,432
Rolling Stock:  866,330
Locations:  28,194
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Conrail on the ex Pennsy
   -Added 10/20/2014 12:50:33 AM
   -Added 10/19/2014 11:53:52 PM
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7-1/2 Hour Tour
   -Added 10/19/2014 11:14:15 PM
Wichita, KS 10/19/14
   -Added 10/19/2014 9:38:07 PM
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Saturday EMDs
   -Added 10/19/2014 8:30:50 PM
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Nahant Iowa
   -Added 10/19/2014 7:44:02 PM
Along the way.
   -Added 10/19/2014 6:36:16 PM
CVSR used to go to Canton.
   -Added 10/19/2014 6:11:26 PM
While they were still loaded.
   -Added 10/19/2014 6:02:21 PM
Today's stone.
   -Added 10/19/2014 5:25:41 PM
St. Paul, MN
   -Added 10/19/2014 11:34:38 AM
   -Added 10/18/2014 11:05:24 PM
Iowa Northern Railway
   -Added 10/18/2014 9:41:51 PM
Iowa Traction
   -Added 10/18/2014 9:31:04 PM
September 2014 Special Edition: Idaho and Montana Part 3
   -Added 10/18/2014 8:39:40 PM
New Photos
   -Added 10/18/2014 8:30:40 PM
Interesting Railcars
   -Added 10/18/2014 8:24:58 PM
UPY 899
   -Added 10/18/2014 8:04:18 PM
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NS 507
   -Added 10/18/2014 6:32:23 PM
Eastern Ontario
   -Added 10/18/2014 3:21:29 PM
September 2014 Special Edition: Idaho and Montana Part 2
   -Added 10/18/2014 1:44:28 PM
September 2014 Special Edition: Idaho and Montana Part 1
   -Added 10/18/2014 12:00:59 PM
Grand Rapids & Vicinity; June 2014
   -Added 10/18/2014 8:58:47 AM
With a heads up from Jeff Hartung.
   -Added 10/18/2014 6:43:05 AM
Chicago to Defiance OH Part2
   -Added 10/18/2014 1:41:01 AM
Fond du Lac
   -Added 10/17/2014 11:27:09 PM
NS 8100 (NKP) tied down at Columbus, Ohio
   -Added 10/17/2014 10:32:47 PM
Q389 power.
   -Added 10/17/2014 10:19:49 PM
G&W shortline trip
   -Added 10/17/2014 9:11:17 PM
SAM Shortline
   -Added 10/17/2014 8:08:27 PM
A slightly different stone train.
   -Added 10/17/2014 11:22:29 AM
Updated Photo Albums
October 2014
   -Updated 10/20/2014 8:55:21 AM
September 2014
   -Updated 10/20/2014 8:52:23 AM
Georgia and the Carolinas
   -Updated 10/20/2014 8:46:15 AM
CN Group Stock
   -Updated 10/20/2014 8:28:28 AM
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CP Group Stock
   -Updated 10/20/2014 8:18:46 AM
Norfolk Southern C11 - 10/8/13
   -Updated 10/20/2014 7:19:19 AM
SSEX equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2014 7:10:57 AM
MWCX equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2014 7:09:28 AM
MMA equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2014 7:07:58 AM
DWC equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2014 7:07:10 AM
CN equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2014 7:05:44 AM
ACFX covered hoppers in CT vol. 2
   -Updated 10/20/2014 7:04:42 AM
UTLX tank cars in CT
   -Updated 10/20/2014 7:03:03 AM
Harrisburg Line in September & October 2014
   -Updated 10/20/2014 6:16:33 AM
Passenger Cars
   -Updated 10/20/2014 6:07:39 AM
Grafitti Tag 'Victims' : Mr. HBAK!
   -Updated 10/20/2014 3:58:59 AM
Northeast WI, Fall 2014
   -Updated 10/20/2014 3:33:39 AM
Long Island RR
   -Updated 10/20/2014 3:23:27 AM
   -Updated 10/20/2014 2:35:00 AM
BNSF Mainline East; Denver to Keenesburg, CO.
   -Updated 10/20/2014 2:13:59 AM
Meridian District
   -Updated 10/20/2014 2:08:35 AM
Grand Trunk Western
   -Updated 10/20/2014 1:48:59 AM
Trains on Color Slides
   -Updated 10/20/2014 1:07:04 AM
Almost Home
   -Updated 10/20/2014 12:58:02 AM
2014 Photos
   -Updated 10/20/2014 12:07:51 AM
Amtrak Northeast Corridor Service
   -Updated 10/19/2014 11:48:31 PM
Pan Am Railways - Connecticut River Line
   -Updated 10/19/2014 11:42:23 PM
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   -Updated 10/19/2014 11:33:38 PM
BNSF Caboose & MOW
   -Updated 10/19/2014 11:21:48 PM
TADs New Hope & Ivyland
   -Updated 10/19/2014 11:21:10 PM
TADs 2014 CSX
   -Updated 10/19/2014 11:19:16 PM
Mississippi River Trips
   -Updated 10/19/2014 11:15:01 PM
Rail-Fanning 2014 Part 9
   -Updated 10/19/2014 11:01:25 PM

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