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: 4,516,588
Locomotives:  167,733
Rolling Stock:  1,054,888
Locations:  30,069
What's New?
New Photo Albums
EuroTrip Day 8: Bern
   -Added 1/21/2018 9:09:12 PM
EuroTrip Day 7: Europa Park and Freiburg
   -Added 1/21/2018 8:42:24 PM
2018 Some grain cars.
   -Added 1/21/2018 7:59:58 PM
January 2018
   -Added 1/21/2018 7:10:12 PM
White Plains and Tarrytown
   -Added 1/21/2018 5:42:03 PM
Oct. & Nov. 2017 in the Upper Midwest
   -Added 1/21/2018 5:18:17 PM
Ex-MP Station, Kirkwood, MO
   -Added 1/21/2018 5:08:10 PM
EB Missouri River Runner - Kirkwood, MO
   -Added 1/21/2018 3:36:57 PM
1-20-2018 Danville East Yard
   -Added 1/21/2018 2:29:15 PM
Rochelle, Illinois Trip 7-7-2017
   -Added 1/21/2018 2:26:53 PM
2018 - Walkersville Southern
   -Added 1/21/2018 11:03:29 AM
That's Not Right...
   -Added 1/21/2018 10:41:41 AM
Finally, the tanker moves.
   -Added 1/21/2018 9:21:37 AM
National Museum of Transportation - Freight & MOW #2
   -Added 1/21/2018 8:10:51 AM
Phone Pictures
   -Added 1/21/2018 12:34:10 AM
Southern Illinois Trains
   -Added 1/20/2018 11:34:43 PM
National NYCRR Museum 1-20-18
   -Added 1/20/2018 8:05:05 PM
FWRHS 1-20-18
   -Added 1/20/2018 7:48:33 PM
(ATN) Alabama & Tennessee River Railroad 2018
   -Added 1/20/2018 7:14:16 PM
Moore, Norman, Oklahoma City BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 1/20/2018 7:11:19 PM
Opening day on CVSR.
   -Added 1/20/2018 5:07:26 PM
No time to spare.
   -Added 1/20/2018 12:14:41 PM
National Museum of Transportation - Steam #2
   -Added 1/20/2018 8:50:59 AM
PRR: "RPO Cars" ~ December 1967
   -Added 1/20/2018 2:52:06 AM
PRR: Dziobko In Hollidaysburg, PA ~ 1953 & 1955
   -Added 1/20/2018 1:38:12 AM
   -Added 1/19/2018 7:18:19 PM
West on the eastbound.
   -Added 1/19/2018 6:39:29 PM
12/12/2017 Claremore local.
   -Added 1/19/2018 5:26:34 PM
WAMX units on BNSF manifest 12/12/2017.
   -Added 1/19/2018 4:17:18 PM
January Thaw
   -Added 1/19/2018 3:36:37 PM
   -Added 1/19/2018 12:52:37 AM
Halloween Grafitti cement Hopper
   -Added 1/18/2018 10:51:10 PM
   -Added 1/18/2018 10:48:15 PM
   -Added 1/18/2018 9:49:07 PM
   -Added 1/18/2018 9:23:09 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Freight Cars
   -Updated 1/21/2018 9:16:00 PM
CSX Batavia NY
   -Updated 1/21/2018 9:09:08 PM
   -Updated 1/21/2018 9:02:24 PM
   -Updated 1/21/2018 8:54:53 PM
Video screenshots
   -Updated 1/21/2018 8:49:39 PM
Meridian and surrounding, night & day: January 2018
   -Updated 1/21/2018 8:49:11 PM
Redding - Shasta Lake
   -Updated 1/21/2018 8:32:50 PM
   -Updated 1/21/2018 8:27:03 PM
Canadian Pacific Mason City subdivision
   -Updated 1/21/2018 8:19:10 PM
   -Updated 1/21/2018 7:18:37 PM
Various Steam
   -Updated 1/21/2018 7:16:34 PM
   -Updated 1/21/2018 7:13:43 PM
   -Updated 1/21/2018 7:02:00 PM
   -Updated 1/21/2018 7:01:40 PM
Pan Am Railways: Rigby Yard
   -Updated 1/21/2018 6:59:53 PM
St. Lawrence & Atlantic
   -Updated 1/21/2018 6:56:29 PM
CP Chicago & Milwalkee Sub highlights
   -Updated 1/21/2018 6:56:13 PM
Pictures I took in Wildwood Yard XIV
   -Updated 1/21/2018 6:33:06 PM
WB Frts on UPRR at Erie NV (Passing Siding)-2
   -Updated 1/21/2018 6:19:42 PM
Southern Illinois Trains
   -Updated 1/21/2018 6:18:40 PM
CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 1/21/2018 6:09:23 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 1/21/2018 5:44:25 PM
Freight Cars in the Mid-Atlantic states 2016
   -Updated 1/21/2018 5:32:40 PM
EB Frts on UPRR at Erie NV (Passing Siding)-2
   -Updated 1/21/2018 4:13:05 PM
2017 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 1/21/2018 4:08:02 PM
Local railroad pics
   -Updated 1/21/2018 3:54:29 PM
2-Bay Type/Size Hopper's
   -Updated 1/21/2018 2:49:13 PM
EMD GP locomotives
   -Updated 1/21/2018 2:46:40 PM
2017 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 1/21/2018 1:16:51 PM
Union Pacific 2016
   -Updated 1/21/2018 12:14:52 PM
One day in June 1974
   -Updated 1/21/2018 12:06:33 PM
Shiawassee County Michigan rail action
   -Updated 1/21/2018 10:20:47 AM
UPRR Herington Yard
   -Updated 1/21/2018 10:19:11 AM
UPRR Topeka Subdivision
   -Updated 1/21/2018 10:10:53 AM
National Museum of Transportation - Freight & MOW #1
   -Updated 1/21/2018 10:04:06 AM

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