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: 3,627,792
Locomotives:  146,341
Rolling Stock:  852,714
Locations:  28,101
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Q501 Moves Power
   -Added 9/2/2014 11:16:03 PM
A couple of last looks.
   -Added 9/2/2014 10:57:31 PM
NS 8104 Valley Girl leading 64W
   -Added 9/2/2014 10:27:39 PM
SEPT 2014 Pt 2
   -Added 9/2/2014 10:19:52 PM
SEPT 2014
   -Added 9/2/2014 10:18:37 PM
Trip to Southern Cali and ABQland
   -Added 9/2/2014 9:24:51 PM
Smoking Amtrak 29 Capital limted
   -Added 9/2/2014 9:04:30 PM
Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern Railroad
   -Added 9/2/2014 8:44:29 PM
Heading for Toledo
   -Added 9/2/2014 8:26:19 PM
South Alabama Trip
   -Added 9/2/2014 8:00:28 PM
Hermon Rail Yard
   -Added 9/2/2014 6:21:35 PM
Old Town Rail Yard
   -Added 9/2/2014 6:06:45 PM
September 2014
   -Added 9/2/2014 5:57:45 PM
A Nice Way To Start Sept-2014.
   -Added 9/2/2014 5:54:29 PM
Paint Rock Alabama
   -Added 9/2/2014 3:27:44 PM
XTRA Intermodal 45 foot container
   -Added 9/2/2014 3:05:54 PM
Sept 2014
   -Added 9/2/2014 2:28:03 PM
Transit Road Depew NY
   -Added 9/2/2014 2:16:05 PM
PRR 6755's Late 2014 Images
   -Added 9/2/2014 11:00:52 AM
MEC 382 on the main line in Hermon
   -Added 9/2/2014 6:28:48 AM
Downtown Bangor
   -Added 9/2/2014 6:26:15 AM
Grafitti Tag 'Victims' : Mr. HBAK!
   -Added 9/2/2014 12:44:56 AM
Cajon Pass and more
   -Added 9/2/2014 12:32:52 AM
Donner Pass
   -Added 9/1/2014 10:48:18 PM
Union Pacific engines in Missouri-July 2014
   -Added 9/1/2014 10:21:05 PM
Pan Am Railways #382
   -Added 9/1/2014 9:13:27 PM
MMA sitting in the jackman yard
   -Added 9/1/2014 9:06:55 PM
Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway Plows
   -Added 9/1/2014 9:01:12 PM
Central Maine & Quebec Railway
   -Added 9/1/2014 8:53:31 PM
UP DFW SU / Hearne SD; UP #5735 [GE AC44CWCTE], UP #5563 [AC44CWCTE], UP #5840 [GE AC44CWCTE]; Buffa
   -Added 9/1/2014 8:45:55 PM
BNSF Gulf Division/ Houston Subdivision;BNSF #5531 [GE C44-9W] NS #9728 [GE C40-9W]; Normangee, TX
   -Added 9/1/2014 8:32:16 PM
BNSF Gulf Division/Houston Subdivision; BNSF #7203 [GE ES44DC], BNSF #777 [GE C44-9W]; Jewett, TX
   -Added 9/1/2014 8:12:16 PM
BNSF Gulf Division / Houston Subdivision; 5138 w/ DODX 40391 - pair of M1A2 SEP MBT
   -Added 9/1/2014 7:39:04 PM
Through the window in New York
   -Added 9/1/2014 6:31:16 PM
Reidsville Road Crossing
   -Added 9/1/2014 6:10:34 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Cajon Pass and more
   -Updated 9/3/2014 2:54:33 AM
Colorado's Front Range
   -Updated 9/3/2014 2:42:10 AM
Rolling Stock Rolling Past my Lens...
   -Updated 9/3/2014 2:00:51 AM
Marion, OH
   -Updated 9/3/2014 1:48:44 AM
0070's BNSF Railway
   -Updated 9/3/2014 1:33:34 AM
   -Updated 9/3/2014 1:07:01 AM
Ridgefield Park,NJ 2014-
   -Updated 9/3/2014 1:03:58 AM
Since March
   -Updated 9/3/2014 12:56:00 AM
AUG 2014 Pt 2
   -Updated 9/3/2014 12:33:08 AM
Rail-Fanning 2014 Part 7
   -Updated 9/3/2014 12:21:22 AM
Andrews Trains Around the US
   -Updated 9/3/2014 12:10:56 AM
Waldwick,NJ 2014-
   -Updated 9/2/2014 11:51:54 PM
Phillipi Rd - Columbus, OH
   -Updated 9/2/2014 11:27:59 PM
   -Updated 9/2/2014 11:12:08 PM
August 2014
   -Updated 9/2/2014 11:01:50 PM
SW Washington/NW Oregon 2
   -Updated 9/2/2014 11:00:13 PM
South Texas Aug 2014
   -Updated 9/2/2014 10:42:00 PM
Donner Pass
   -Updated 9/2/2014 10:35:46 PM
Misc. Pics by Lester Luallin
   -Updated 9/2/2014 10:22:47 PM
Mississippi River Valley '14
   -Updated 9/2/2014 10:19:06 PM
Canadian Pacific
   -Updated 9/2/2014 9:29:51 PM
   -Updated 9/2/2014 9:23:17 PM
NJ Transit Passenger Cars 2014
   -Updated 9/2/2014 9:22:21 PM
2014 Clinton, IA area
   -Updated 9/2/2014 9:20:14 PM
NJ Transit ALP-45DP Engines 2014
   -Updated 9/2/2014 9:19:22 PM
Misc Stock D to F
   -Updated 9/2/2014 9:14:46 PM
   -Updated 9/2/2014 9:13:10 PM
BNSF Group Stock
   -Updated 9/2/2014 9:12:04 PM
Misc Stock A to C
   -Updated 9/2/2014 9:10:22 PM
   -Updated 9/2/2014 9:07:23 PM
Bruce Budris
   -Updated 9/2/2014 8:43:57 PM
Kentucky and Southern Indiana 2014 - JL Scott
   -Updated 9/2/2014 8:37:31 PM
   -Updated 9/2/2014 8:19:55 PM
Cartersville Georgia
   -Updated 9/2/2014 8:14:29 PM
   -Updated 9/2/2014 7:52:43 PM

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