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: 3,705,897
Locomotives:  148,133
Rolling Stock:  873,097
Locations:  28,262
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Odds and Ends Oct.-Nov. 2014
   -Added 11/21/2014 8:52:48 PM
First Run of FEC GEVOs on Train 101
   -Added 11/21/2014 8:01:06 PM
Wheeling's 300.
   -Added 11/21/2014 7:27:54 PM
A "Rail" Discovery - Cape May Sand Plant Tracks
   -Added 11/21/2014 7:24:34 PM
Amtrak in Decatur,IL
   -Added 11/21/2014 6:46:09 PM
   -Added 11/21/2014 5:37:43 PM
Drag Race at State Line.
   -Added 11/21/2014 11:35:23 AM
IC & ICG Cars - Griffith, IN
   -Added 11/21/2014 9:57:03 AM
GTW CArs - Griffith, IN
   -Added 11/21/2014 9:38:00 AM
Blue and Yellow Jackpot!
   -Added 11/21/2014 7:09:48 AM
FHRX Hoppers - Griffith, IN
   -Added 11/21/2014 6:58:24 AM
Chessie System (VLIX) SD18 #7311!!!!
   -Added 11/21/2014 6:52:57 AM
BLE Cars - Griffith, IN
   -Added 11/21/2014 6:43:19 AM
AM Gondolas - Griffith, IN
   -Added 11/21/2014 6:22:17 AM
Just Before the Storm
   -Added 11/21/2014 5:57:04 AM
Misc Cars - Griffith, IN
   -Added 11/21/2014 5:11:34 AM
SKSX Tankers - Griffith, IN
   -Added 11/21/2014 5:02:35 AM
IPBX Tankers - Griffith, IN
   -Added 11/21/2014 4:44:45 AM
IHB Coil Cars - Griffith, IN
   -Added 11/21/2014 4:36:36 AM
CHSX Cars - Griffith, IN
   -Added 11/21/2014 4:25:23 AM
"New" LTEX Unit
   -Added 11/20/2014 11:54:46 PM
   -Added 11/20/2014 11:15:33 PM
AAPRCO Convention St. Louis 1988 Part II
   -Added 11/20/2014 8:13:44 PM
WOW, Take a Look at this.
   -Added 11/20/2014 7:40:59 PM
Museums Pennsylvania
   -Added 11/20/2014 7:08:49 PM
Light Engines, Railfans, Train Q 438
   -Added 11/20/2014 6:55:34 PM
Atglen & Susquehanna E44s- last look
   -Added 11/20/2014 5:53:14 PM
Detroit 2014
   -Added 11/20/2014 11:31:00 AM
More Watching Wheeling Work.
   -Added 11/20/2014 10:28:16 AM
B&M 4-6-2 #3649
   -Added 11/20/2014 9:22:10 AM
Midweek Color
   -Added 11/20/2014 8:40:25 AM
ATSF 4-4-2 Atlantics
   -Added 11/20/2014 8:06:20 AM
Tom Klein
   -Added 11/20/2014 7:11:55 AM
B&A 2-8-4's Berkshires
   -Added 11/20/2014 6:47:47 AM
Reading 2-8-0C Camelbacks
   -Added 11/20/2014 5:46:22 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Long Island at night
   -Updated 11/22/2014 2:57:59 AM
Along the Rails of Kansas: December 2012
   -Updated 11/22/2014 2:43:31 AM
Canadian National
   -Updated 11/22/2014 2:34:12 AM
Southern Pacific 9010 50th Birthday Celebration (05/10/2014)
   -Updated 11/22/2014 2:31:42 AM
NS East End District
   -Updated 11/22/2014 1:50:15 AM
Postals and Pics
   -Updated 11/22/2014 1:32:35 AM
Rolling Stock - Open Hoppers
   -Updated 11/22/2014 1:24:22 AM
Rolling Stock - Covered Hoppers
   -Updated 11/22/2014 1:18:57 AM
Notember 2014 Pt 2
   -Updated 11/22/2014 1:11:40 AM
   -Updated 11/22/2014 12:52:18 AM
Auto racks-Herington, KS on 3-31-2013
   -Updated 11/22/2014 12:45:33 AM
Rolling Stock - Ferromex Hoppers
   -Updated 11/22/2014 12:42:57 AM
Paynesville Subdivision
   -Updated 11/22/2014 12:33:52 AM
Freight Cars
   -Updated 11/22/2014 12:25:43 AM
Colorado's Front Range; (With a good helping of Great Western, too!)
   -Updated 11/22/2014 12:25:37 AM
Locomotives - Ferromex
   -Updated 11/22/2014 12:20:51 AM
   -Updated 11/21/2014 11:20:54 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 11/21/2014 10:59:08 PM
Wildwood, Florida
   -Updated 11/21/2014 10:48:22 PM
   -Updated 11/21/2014 10:34:54 PM
BNSF 2014
   -Updated 11/21/2014 10:32:24 PM
Rolling Stock - Gondolas
   -Updated 11/21/2014 10:30:46 PM
New England Central
   -Updated 11/21/2014 10:27:36 PM
KCS 2014
   -Updated 11/21/2014 10:26:28 PM
January 2014 - colorful power makes a return
   -Updated 11/21/2014 10:23:40 PM
   -Updated 11/21/2014 10:18:26 PM
UP Chicago service unit
   -Updated 11/21/2014 10:14:01 PM
Chessie System (VLIX) SD18 #7311!!!!
   -Updated 11/21/2014 10:13:14 PM
Rolling Stock - Ferromex Gondolas
   -Updated 11/21/2014 10:10:47 PM
steam and diesel
   -Updated 11/21/2014 9:31:09 PM
Kansas City Southern Ry.
   -Updated 11/21/2014 9:26:20 PM
BNSF Roster
   -Updated 11/21/2014 9:05:28 PM
Dilworth Terminal
   -Updated 11/21/2014 8:57:12 PM
NS'S Alabama Division AGS South District
   -Updated 11/21/2014 8:52:53 PM
Union Pacific from 2011
   -Updated 11/21/2014 8:00:16 PM

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