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: 4,495,161
Locomotives:  167,259
Rolling Stock:  1,051,223
Locations:  30,030
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Portland/Salem/Tillamook 2017
   -Added 12/16/2017 10:35:20 PM
Keeping watch over Rock Cut Siding.
   -Added 12/16/2017 8:54:29 PM
Saturday Morning/Afternoon Trains
   -Added 12/16/2017 8:01:57 PM
Danville 2
   -Added 12/16/2017 7:12:52 PM
Canadian Pacific
   -Added 12/16/2017 6:37:52 PM
Pontiac & Wilmington
   -Added 12/16/2017 3:44:18 PM
12/03/2017, vol 4.
   -Added 12/16/2017 3:40:12 PM
Nightime on the Southside
   -Added 12/16/2017 3:31:18 PM
CSX W957 military train loads
   -Added 12/16/2017 2:27:37 PM
Claremore local 12/03/2017
   -Added 12/16/2017 2:10:18 PM
   -Added 12/16/2017 1:08:54 PM
   -Added 12/16/2017 12:32:35 PM
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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
   -Added 12/16/2017 3:52:04 AM
Tennessee Valley Railroad
   -Added 12/16/2017 3:50:09 AM
A glimpse of Wheeling in Medina.
   -Added 12/15/2017 8:24:22 PM
Febuary 2017
   -Added 12/15/2017 6:15:49 PM
Oklahoma City, Moore, Norman BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 12/15/2017 4:33:33 PM
   -Added 12/15/2017 4:31:19 PM
Strasburg, PA December 2016
   -Added 12/15/2017 3:56:47 PM
Canadian National
   -Added 12/15/2017 10:17:31 AM
PRR: "Horseshoe Curve" ~ 2006
   -Added 12/15/2017 3:59:33 AM
USA: "Coffee-Break" ~ November 1954
   -Added 12/15/2017 2:36:32 AM
PRR: "Horseshoe Centenary" ~ November 1954
   -Added 12/15/2017 2:16:14 AM
Norman, Moore BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 12/14/2017 11:47:52 PM
October-November 2016
   -Added 12/14/2017 6:26:06 PM
12/03/2017, vol 3
   -Added 12/14/2017 5:40:26 PM
June 2016
   -Added 12/14/2017 4:17:17 PM
The Valley comes and goes.
   -Added 12/14/2017 7:12:16 AM
TADs SEPTA 901 delivery
   -Added 12/13/2017 11:15:45 PM
LBM's Central Florida Album
   -Added 12/13/2017 10:50:34 PM
Oregon Railway Heritage Foundation
   -Added 12/13/2017 10:08:17 PM
The Columbia River Gorge in the Snow
   -Added 12/13/2017 9:41:04 PM
The Portland Holiday Express in the Snow
   -Added 12/13/2017 9:16:27 PM
Mount Hood Railroad Freight Action
   -Added 12/13/2017 9:03:34 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Rail-Fanning 2017 Vol. 7
   -Updated 12/17/2017 12:34:19 AM
Covered Hoppers
   -Updated 12/17/2017 12:03:04 AM
   -Updated 12/16/2017 11:46:01 PM
Freight Cars
   -Updated 12/16/2017 11:03:08 PM
Washington 2017
   -Updated 12/16/2017 10:31:26 PM
CSX - Saginaw Subdivision
   -Updated 12/16/2017 9:59:08 PM
Twin Cities Area
   -Updated 12/16/2017 9:21:27 PM
BNSF in Wisconsin & Minnesota
   -Updated 12/16/2017 9:18:35 PM
   -Updated 12/16/2017 9:18:13 PM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 12/16/2017 9:15:46 PM
   -Updated 12/16/2017 9:08:33 PM
Canadian National in Wisconsin - 2017
   -Updated 12/16/2017 9:04:03 PM
Amtrak in the Southeastern US
   -Updated 12/16/2017 9:02:56 PM
NS RP-E4C Road Slugs
   -Updated 12/16/2017 9:02:04 PM
   -Updated 12/16/2017 9:01:16 PM
Interesting railroad cars and/or loads
   -Updated 12/16/2017 9:00:35 PM
NS SD70M's
   -Updated 12/16/2017 8:59:45 PM
Carolina Coastal Railway (CLNA)
   -Updated 12/16/2017 8:59:18 PM
Raleigh, NC Union Station project
   -Updated 12/16/2017 8:59:03 PM
CSX ES44AH's # 3000-3249
   -Updated 12/16/2017 8:58:41 PM
   -Updated 12/16/2017 8:53:04 PM
Sacramento Amtrak Station Photos
   -Updated 12/16/2017 8:52:05 PM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 12/16/2017 8:29:13 PM
   -Updated 12/16/2017 7:57:52 PM
Z files
   -Updated 12/16/2017 7:45:18 PM
JonRailVideos 2017 Railroad Image Album #2
   -Updated 12/16/2017 7:28:40 PM
Trenton Sub
   -Updated 12/16/2017 6:57:47 PM
   -Updated 12/16/2017 6:55:13 PM
Freight Cars-Rolling Stock & Intermodial Equipment
   -Updated 12/16/2017 6:49:54 PM
UP in Wisconsin & Iowa
   -Updated 12/16/2017 6:34:22 PM
BNSF Newton Yard
   -Updated 12/16/2017 6:25:14 PM
NS Alabama Division AGS North District...July-Dec. 2017
   -Updated 12/16/2017 6:21:28 PM
Illinois Central
   -Updated 12/16/2017 6:16:19 PM
   -Updated 12/16/2017 6:07:00 PM
America's Central Port
   -Updated 12/16/2017 5:59:49 PM

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