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: 4,668,615
Locomotives:  172,013
Rolling Stock:  1,082,057
Locations:  30,461
What's New?
New Photo Albums
A Pair of Westbound IHBGP40-2's
   -Added 11/15/2018 7:19:56 AM
November 2018
   -Added 11/15/2018 6:31:37 AM
Hot Metal Bottle Train Ambles By
   -Added 11/15/2018 6:26:30 AM
Yukon Railroad Photos
   -Added 11/14/2018 11:33:34 PM
Europe 2018 Days 7, 12, + 14: Berlin
   -Added 11/14/2018 10:36:28 PM
Europe 2018 Day 6: the Children's Railway Berliner Parkeisenbahn
   -Added 11/14/2018 9:43:30 PM
Europe 2018 Day 5: Doubleheader to Dosky
   -Added 11/14/2018 8:22:01 PM
Europe 2018 Day 4: Riding behind a Mikado
   -Added 11/14/2018 7:45:47 PM
Playing in traffic
   -Added 11/14/2018 7:13:38 PM
Norfolk Southern Pochantas Division 2018
   -Added 11/14/2018 5:56:47 PM
TOAX Articulated Vehicular Flats
   -Added 11/14/2018 5:34:36 PM
Misc Gondolas
   -Added 11/14/2018 5:11:42 PM
NS Gondolas
   -Added 11/14/2018 4:56:53 PM
Galesburg & Burlington 9-11-2014
   -Added 11/14/2018 4:43:45 PM
Dolton March 16th, 2014
   -Added 11/14/2018 4:13:49 PM
CR gondolas
   -Added 11/14/2018 3:44:17 PM
TADs SEPTA moves 615
   -Added 11/14/2018 2:40:08 PM
Streator June 25th 2014
   -Added 11/14/2018 1:28:31 PM
Lafayette March 11th, 2014
   -Added 11/14/2018 12:40:34 PM
N&W Gondolas
   -Added 11/14/2018 6:46:22 AM
Gary Rwy Gondolas
   -Added 11/14/2018 6:01:05 AM
One day, multiple pursuits
   -Added 11/14/2018 4:28:43 AM
Coal hoppers and gons
   -Added 11/14/2018 3:57:37 AM
UP Little Rock sub action Nov 2018
   -Added 11/13/2018 10:20:35 PM
Bob Jordan ~ Burlington Northern
   -Added 11/13/2018 5:52:14 PM
11-09-2018 Homer Illinois
   -Added 11/13/2018 3:27:42 PM
11-09-2018 Sidney Illinois
   -Added 11/13/2018 2:53:47 PM
June 2017
   -Added 11/13/2018 2:51:14 PM
   -Added 11/13/2018 2:49:23 PM
KLRX equipment in CT
   -Added 11/13/2018 8:09:05 AM
West through Hudson
   -Added 11/13/2018 6:54:30 AM
Milwaukee Boxcabs E22AB & E47A
   -Added 11/13/2018 5:29:57 AM
McCloud River RR 2-6-2 #25
   -Added 11/13/2018 4:55:48 AM
Lehigh & New England 2-8-0C #29 Camelback
   -Added 11/13/2018 4:36:36 AM
Louisville, New Albany & Corydon 4-4-0 #5
   -Added 11/13/2018 4:11:36 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Washington County Railroad
   -Updated 11/15/2018 12:23:49 PM
2018 - Selected Rolling Stock
   -Updated 11/15/2018 12:07:53 PM
Ashley Rodriguez Railroad Related Trailers
   -Updated 11/15/2018 11:45:59 AM
Ashley Rodriguez 2018 Rolling stock
   -Updated 11/15/2018 11:44:05 AM
WP - Locomotives
   -Updated 11/15/2018 11:28:43 AM
2017 - Selected Rolling Stock
   -Updated 11/15/2018 11:19:53 AM
Ashley Rodriguez 2018 Locomotive Power
   -Updated 11/15/2018 11:16:07 AM
November 2018
   -Updated 11/15/2018 9:25:29 AM
IC equipment in CT
   -Updated 11/15/2018 8:03:45 AM
DWC equipment in CT
   -Updated 11/15/2018 7:59:24 AM
COER equipment in CT
   -Updated 11/15/2018 7:57:13 AM
CNA equipment in CT
   -Updated 11/15/2018 7:54:47 AM
One day, multiple pursuits
   -Updated 11/15/2018 3:26:06 AM
Northeast WI and UP of MI, Fall 2018
   -Updated 11/15/2018 2:33:08 AM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 11/15/2018 1:32:20 AM
British Columbia Railroad Photos
   -Updated 11/14/2018 11:02:04 PM
2017 Eastern Pennsylvania
   -Updated 11/14/2018 10:42:27 PM
Fountain Derailment 2008
   -Updated 11/14/2018 10:27:20 PM
TADs NS 2018
   -Updated 11/14/2018 9:52:00 PM
Freight Cars in the Mid-Atlantic states 2016
   -Updated 11/14/2018 9:29:33 PM
CSXT Freight Cars
   -Updated 11/14/2018 9:20:15 PM
   -Updated 11/14/2018 9:20:11 PM
BNSF 2007
   -Updated 11/14/2018 9:16:44 PM
2018 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 11/14/2018 9:09:18 PM
CSX power in the mid-atlantic states
   -Updated 11/14/2018 8:42:11 PM
CSX CW44AC's # 200-299
   -Updated 11/14/2018 8:41:51 PM
Carolina Coastal Railway (CLNA)
   -Updated 11/14/2018 8:32:36 PM
CSX SD50 / SD50-2 / SD50-3's
   -Updated 11/14/2018 8:29:54 PM
Stations and RR structures
   -Updated 11/14/2018 8:26:38 PM
Mileposts, signs, and markers
   -Updated 11/14/2018 8:24:46 PM
NS Piedmont Division Charleston (SC) District
   -Updated 11/14/2018 8:24:05 PM
NS AC44C6M's
   -Updated 11/14/2018 8:23:16 PM
NS Harrisburg Division
   -Updated 11/14/2018 8:22:45 PM
   -Updated 11/14/2018 7:47:28 PM
Canadian Pacific Office car Special
   -Updated 11/14/2018 7:44:49 PM

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