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: 4,955,045
Locomotives:  179,783
Rolling Stock:  1,139,194
Locations:  31,176
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Up North 2019: Mason City, IA-Superior, WI: 7/16/2019
   -Added 7/2/2020 9:09:31 AM
Hometown Trifecta of the NYS&W
   -Added 7/2/2020 8:34:13 AM
CP North Toronto Sub
   -Added 7/2/2020 7:40:35 AM
Starting July
   -Added 7/1/2020 10:02:08 PM
June 2020 Second Half
   -Added 7/1/2020 9:24:25 PM
INEL GE switcher
   -Added 7/1/2020 9:19:09 PM
Port of Muskogee GPs
   -Added 7/1/2020 9:05:03 PM
Sandersville Railroad
   -Added 7/1/2020 8:33:04 PM
Chicago trip
   -Added 6/30/2020 6:13:17 PM
Moffat Tunnel Sub
   -Added 6/30/2020 5:25:41 PM
Up North 2019: UP 4014 and More: 7/15/2019
   -Added 6/30/2020 1:11:51 PM
EB Manifest Frt terminating at Arden Yard
   -Added 6/29/2020 6:07:06 PM
CSX 2020
   -Added 6/29/2020 1:45:29 PM
Illinois Central Heritage Day
   -Added 6/28/2020 11:30:19 PM
A few surprises at the DeWitt Yard
   -Added 6/28/2020 6:44:24 PM
CP trains
   -Added 6/28/2020 5:42:03 PM
B&H line
   -Added 6/28/2020 5:38:22 PM
NJT Electrified Stretch of Mtc-Btn Line During Lockdown
   -Added 6/28/2020 5:19:55 PM
Shoreview, MN
   -Added 6/28/2020 4:53:03 PM
Doswell to Gordonsville
   -Added 6/28/2020 3:45:55 PM
Amtrak train at Jefferson City, MO on 8-4-19
   -Added 6/27/2020 11:37:03 PM
Rocktober 2019
   -Added 6/27/2020 11:18:29 PM
   -Added 6/27/2020 10:58:38 PM
NC Transportation Museum, Spencer NC
   -Added 6/27/2020 10:29:11 PM
Iowa Railroading
   -Added 6/27/2020 10:20:35 PM
Griffith, IN 6-27-20
   -Added 6/27/2020 5:03:28 PM
Missouri Pacific GP38-2's
   -Added 6/27/2020 4:43:21 PM
BART in... Wyoming?
   -Added 6/27/2020 4:24:56 PM
Boston and Maine GP40-2s at Portland, ME
   -Added 6/27/2020 3:34:48 PM
Sunday Night Tank Car Shuffle with a Couple of Surprises
   -Added 6/27/2020 3:07:26 PM
VA Summer 2020
   -Added 6/27/2020 1:50:08 PM
Great Northwestern Railway vol.III
   -Added 6/27/2020 1:37:23 PM
The week in a few pictures.
   -Added 6/27/2020 8:34:39 AM
   -Added 6/27/2020 7:47:22 AM
PRR: Special History Study ~ Juniata Shops
   -Added 6/27/2020 6:20:58 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 7/2/2020 10:21:42 AM
COER equipment in CT
   -Updated 7/2/2020 9:29:51 AM
CNA equipment in CT
   -Updated 7/2/2020 9:28:38 AM
CN box cars in CT
   -Updated 7/2/2020 9:27:31 AM
CDEX equipment in CT
   -Updated 7/2/2020 9:25:45 AM
Providence & Worcester power in CT vol 2
   -Updated 7/2/2020 9:24:17 AM
WWPX equipment in CT
   -Updated 7/2/2020 9:20:22 AM
Up North 2019: UP 4014 and More: 7/15/2019
   -Updated 7/2/2020 9:06:16 AM
ATSF - EMD Frt Locos (GP30)
   -Updated 7/2/2020 8:54:15 AM
CP North Toronto Sub take 1
   -Updated 7/2/2020 8:18:23 AM
Southern Illinois Railfanning
   -Updated 7/2/2020 8:12:10 AM
Colebrook Siding,
   -Updated 7/2/2020 4:40:31 AM
Mud Bay West
   -Updated 7/2/2020 4:39:06 AM
CSX Power
   -Updated 7/2/2020 1:31:35 AM
Union Pacific Railfanning
   -Updated 7/2/2020 1:14:48 AM
   -Updated 7/2/2020 1:08:05 AM
BNSF Railfanning
   -Updated 7/2/2020 12:55:10 AM
   -Updated 7/2/2020 12:07:50 AM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 7/1/2020 11:09:41 PM
Bob Jordan ~ Santa Fe
   -Updated 7/1/2020 10:25:19 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 7/1/2020 10:18:12 PM
June 2020 locomotives
   -Updated 7/1/2020 9:55:24 PM
BNSF Heritage hoppers
   -Updated 7/1/2020 9:46:13 PM
BNSF's Angora Sub 2020
   -Updated 7/1/2020 9:44:39 PM
Overland Route: Donner Pass, The Valley and Palisade Canyon
   -Updated 7/1/2020 9:35:06 PM
VRF Shots
   -Updated 7/1/2020 9:25:02 PM
TADs misc freight cars & MofW
   -Updated 7/1/2020 8:43:04 PM
TADs CSX 2020
   -Updated 7/1/2020 8:41:07 PM
TADs Amtrak
   -Updated 7/1/2020 8:39:48 PM
TADs NJ Transit & pre
   -Updated 7/1/2020 8:38:28 PM
BN/BNSF Seattle south
   -Updated 7/1/2020 8:09:50 PM
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway
   -Updated 7/1/2020 8:08:33 PM
AC44i e C44EMI
   -Updated 7/1/2020 7:59:49 PM
Vagoes FCA VLI e MRS
   -Updated 7/1/2020 7:37:28 PM
   -Updated 7/1/2020 7:19:57 PM

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