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: 3,967,280
Locomotives:  154,364
Rolling Stock:  936,219
Locations:  28,866
What's New?
New Photo Albums
2015 3Q
   -Added 10/5/2015 2:26:56 PM
Iowa Traction
   -Added 10/5/2015 1:26:17 PM
Norman, Moore and Oklahoma City. Brand New BNSF ET44C4s 3993 & 3966 Tied Down
   -Added 10/5/2015 12:35:33 PM
Conrail train WPPA-40
   -Added 10/5/2015 12:20:56 PM
Working on the Railroad
   -Added 10/5/2015 7:08:36 AM
Wisconsin C&NW Depots and Other Railroad Structures
   -Added 10/5/2015 3:14:48 AM
Northeast WI, Fall 2015
   -Added 10/5/2015 2:32:07 AM
   -Added 10/4/2015 9:34:19 PM
   -Added 10/4/2015 9:15:03 PM
   -Added 10/4/2015 8:50:51 PM
Amsterdam, NY
   -Added 10/4/2015 8:28:16 PM
Spillertown, IL
   -Added 10/4/2015 7:37:50 PM
OT&C Fall Run
   -Added 10/4/2015 7:35:59 PM
3 Great Days of Brand New ET44C4's Tier 4's at GE Fort Worth Locomotive Plant
   -Added 10/4/2015 7:19:55 PM
Two locomotives involved in minor derailment at Lynchburg.
   -Added 10/4/2015 7:06:03 PM
Marion, IL
   -Added 10/4/2015 6:43:40 PM
Hawesville, KY
   -Added 10/4/2015 6:32:37 PM
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad
   -Added 10/4/2015 6:10:19 PM
Baskett, KY
   -Added 10/4/2015 5:55:11 PM
NS Spartanburg, SC
   -Added 10/4/2015 3:47:14 PM
NS Enola Yard
   -Added 10/4/2015 2:03:12 PM
Durango & Silverton Fall Colors 9-27-15
   -Added 10/4/2015 12:58:03 PM
Ontario Trains - September 2015
   -Added 10/4/2015 12:15:19 PM
Durango Silverton Fall Colors 9-26-15
   -Added 10/4/2015 11:58:37 AM
Best Shots Part 20
   -Added 10/4/2015 11:52:39 AM
Metro North 4906 GP40PH-2
   -Added 10/4/2015 9:23:28 AM
NS I2A, 16A, I5Q, and 391 with a recent repaint
   -Added 10/4/2015 8:51:33 AM
D750 a quick pass.
   -Added 10/4/2015 8:36:54 AM
October 2015
   -Added 10/4/2015 12:29:37 AM
Southwest Georgia action 9/2/15
   -Added 10/3/2015 7:31:11 PM
Port of La & LB Photos
   -Added 10/3/2015 6:52:10 PM
EMD 4-axles and a few B40-8’s handle the Union City and Fairburn, GA locals
   -Added 10/3/2015 2:18:07 PM
The Kiamichi Railroad, Plus Some BNSF
   -Added 10/3/2015 2:04:34 PM
NS 8102 Pennsylvania Railroad Heritage Unit
   -Added 10/3/2015 1:05:04 PM
BNSF 7928 At Linden
   -Added 10/3/2015 12:23:39 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Southern Pacific 1992-1994
   -Updated 10/5/2015 2:49:19 PM
Burlington Northern Railroad
   -Updated 10/5/2015 2:36:35 PM
2015 Summer Trip to the USA.
   -Updated 10/5/2015 1:12:49 PM
Phreight Photos
   -Updated 10/5/2015 11:57:43 AM
   -Updated 10/5/2015 11:41:24 AM
Norfolk Southern 2015
   -Updated 10/5/2015 11:31:45 AM
Short Lines, Switching and Tourist Railroads
   -Updated 10/5/2015 11:22:06 AM
Union Pacific [2008]
   -Updated 10/5/2015 11:18:51 AM
CSX 2015
   -Updated 10/5/2015 11:07:47 AM
Some misc. roster shots
   -Updated 10/5/2015 10:46:59 AM
January 2015
   -Updated 10/5/2015 10:46:33 AM
Rails at Reusens
   -Updated 10/5/2015 10:43:48 AM
nysw 2015 summer action
   -Updated 10/5/2015 10:34:52 AM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 10/5/2015 10:04:16 AM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 10/5/2015 10:01:31 AM
OCCX equipment in CT
   -Updated 10/5/2015 9:18:50 AM
GNWR covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 10/5/2015 9:17:35 AM
CN covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 10/5/2015 9:13:26 AM
North Carolina 2014-2015
   -Updated 10/5/2015 8:19:52 AM
summer foreigon visitors on the river line
   -Updated 10/5/2015 8:10:36 AM
South Texas Sep 2015
   -Updated 10/5/2015 7:54:28 AM
   -Updated 10/5/2015 7:04:55 AM
   -Updated 10/5/2015 6:58:42 AM
Conrail in the Southern Tier-Susquehanna and Mahoning Divisions
   -Updated 10/5/2015 4:42:27 AM
Freight cars and MOW equipment
   -Updated 10/5/2015 4:19:32 AM
NYSW Northern Division
   -Updated 10/5/2015 4:15:44 AM
Conrail in the Southern Tier-Delaware and New York Division
   -Updated 10/5/2015 4:07:40 AM
Steam Locomotives
   -Updated 10/5/2015 1:38:47 AM
UP Motive Power
   -Updated 10/5/2015 1:37:35 AM
Industrial motive power
   -Updated 10/5/2015 1:36:52 AM
CN Motive Power
   -Updated 10/5/2015 1:35:32 AM
Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad and Allegheny Valley Railroad (SWP and AVR)
   -Updated 10/5/2015 1:27:37 AM
CSX in Connellsville Area 2015 Set
   -Updated 10/5/2015 1:15:06 AM
Northern New Jersey 2014-2015
   -Updated 10/4/2015 10:42:28 PM
   -Updated 10/4/2015 10:27:52 PM

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