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: 4,161,363
Locomotives:  159,320
Rolling Stock:  979,337
Locations:  29,320
What's New?
New Photo Albums
NUCX Rolling Stock
   -Added 7/29/2016 9:41:52 AM
PRR: "Centipedes" ~ 1960-1964
   -Added 7/29/2016 4:55:46 AM
PRR: M.U. Electrics ~ 1964-1965
   -Added 7/29/2016 2:49:44 AM
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
   -Added 7/28/2016 10:00:02 PM
NKP 765 Janesville Excursion
   -Added 7/28/2016 7:16:07 PM
BNSF Madill Subdivision
   -Added 7/28/2016 4:59:44 PM
Miscellaneous Photos
   -Added 7/28/2016 4:55:32 PM
Union Pacific Railroad Pine Bluff Subdivision
   -Added 7/28/2016 4:08:15 PM
The Death of a station, Ingersoll Ontario
   -Added 7/28/2016 3:45:20 PM
PRR 4666, "Doodlebug" ~ September 1965
   -Added 7/28/2016 2:18:01 AM
Trains 5
   -Added 7/28/2016 1:08:31 AM
Blacklands Railroad
   -Added 7/28/2016 12:40:08 AM
   -Added 7/27/2016 10:41:15 PM
2016 Miscellaneous
   -Added 7/27/2016 10:14:37 PM
Saturday morning.
   -Added 7/27/2016 8:51:13 PM
More Wisconsin Treats
   -Added 7/27/2016 8:33:36 PM
NS 1068-Erie RR Heritage Unit
   -Added 7/27/2016 8:25:19 PM
Gibsonville, NC
   -Added 7/27/2016 8:17:24 PM
Pomona Yard
   -Added 7/27/2016 8:09:28 PM
Trains in Central Minnesota
   -Added 7/27/2016 8:03:40 PM
Friday evening.
   -Added 7/27/2016 7:21:04 PM
PRR: "Altoona Makes Machines" ~ April 1956
   -Added 7/27/2016 5:46:03 PM
Boston & Maine Steam Locomotives
   -Added 7/27/2016 5:24:34 PM
PRR: "Pennsy Aerotrain" ~ April 1956
   -Added 7/27/2016 5:18:25 PM
CBTX cars
   -Added 7/27/2016 5:07:44 PM
GATX page 2
   -Added 7/27/2016 3:35:56 PM
Post-merger UP units
   -Added 7/27/2016 2:07:25 PM
INTX Rolling Stock
   -Added 7/27/2016 1:33:20 PM
PPRX tank cars
   -Added 7/27/2016 1:05:29 PM
BLHX Rolling Stock
   -Added 7/27/2016 12:56:11 PM
Reading #1734 Wreck
   -Added 7/27/2016 11:55:09 AM
LCEX Rolling Stock
   -Added 7/27/2016 11:23:10 AM
PRR: Birmingham, PA ~1965-1968
   -Added 7/27/2016 10:31:20 AM
TTZX Rolling Stock
   -Added 7/27/2016 10:29:00 AM
Rare Yawkey-Bisselle Lumber 2-6-0 #19
   -Added 7/27/2016 10:20:14 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Chicago Rails
   -Updated 7/29/2016 5:35:15 PM
Conrail Shared Assets
   -Updated 7/29/2016 5:14:25 PM
CSX Baltimore Divison
   -Updated 7/29/2016 5:12:15 PM
Pan Am Railways: Rigby Yard
   -Updated 7/29/2016 5:06:38 PM
CB&Q Freight Diesels
   -Updated 7/29/2016 5:03:06 PM
Chicago Area Railfan Trip: Arrival Into and Railfanning Around Chicago (02/25-03/01/16)
   -Updated 7/29/2016 4:52:05 PM
Trains in Central Minnesota
   -Updated 7/29/2016 4:04:00 PM
TAD's 2016 CSX
   -Updated 7/29/2016 2:22:49 PM
New Orleans LA 1995-2003
   -Updated 7/29/2016 2:08:55 PM
Cartersville Georgia
   -Updated 7/29/2016 2:05:28 PM
TPW July 2016
   -Updated 7/29/2016 1:29:40 PM
KCS Rolling Stock
   -Updated 7/29/2016 1:14:39 PM
CMO Rolling Stock
   -Updated 7/29/2016 1:07:02 PM
summer action on the river line 2016
   -Updated 7/29/2016 12:33:55 PM
CHTT Rolling Stock
   -Updated 7/29/2016 12:14:04 PM
AOK equipment in CT
   -Updated 7/29/2016 11:46:21 AM
ACFX covered hoppers in CT vol. 2
   -Updated 7/29/2016 11:45:00 AM
GNWR covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 7/29/2016 11:43:02 AM
AEX covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 7/29/2016 11:41:37 AM
BNSF Rolling Stock
   -Updated 7/29/2016 11:31:39 AM
Railtrekkers Union Pacific
   -Updated 7/29/2016 11:25:23 AM
   -Updated 7/29/2016 11:19:35 AM
2016 Miscellaneous
   -Updated 7/29/2016 11:04:21 AM
TFM Rolling Stock
   -Updated 7/29/2016 11:03:52 AM
SOO Rolling Stock
   -Updated 7/29/2016 10:53:32 AM
   -Updated 7/29/2016 10:48:49 AM
July 2016
   -Updated 7/29/2016 10:18:45 AM
RVPR Rolling Stock
   -Updated 7/29/2016 10:17:18 AM
2016 Train Photographs
   -Updated 7/29/2016 9:55:34 AM
Denver RTD
   -Updated 7/29/2016 8:35:40 AM
Central Texas Freight 2015-2016
   -Updated 7/29/2016 8:08:35 AM
Railtrekkers BNSF
   -Updated 7/29/2016 8:00:02 AM
Railtrekkers TRRA
   -Updated 7/29/2016 7:26:34 AM
PRR: Spring Meadow Crossing ~ 1964-1965
   -Updated 7/29/2016 3:45:20 AM
Trains 5
   -Updated 7/29/2016 3:23:30 AM

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