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: 3,794,187
Locomotives:  150,278
Rolling Stock:  894,716
Locations:  28,447
What's New?
New Photo Albums
St Paul Sub
   -Added 2/27/2015 1:16:35 AM
Work train in South Jersey.
   -Added 2/26/2015 11:22:13 PM
   -Added 2/26/2015 10:58:08 PM
Q138 & the relentless Winter.
   -Added 2/26/2015 10:22:29 PM
Canadian railroads
   -Added 2/26/2015 10:21:12 PM
BNSF 5860 - again
   -Added 2/26/2015 8:49:05 PM
   -Added 2/26/2015 8:19:53 PM
A Very Nice Thursday.
   -Added 2/26/2015 7:56:08 PM
DO 2
   -Added 2/26/2015 7:45:08 PM
February 2015
   -Added 2/26/2015 6:32:33 PM
BN Locos - ALCO
   -Added 2/26/2015 5:59:01 PM
CSX 2015
   -Added 2/26/2015 5:49:07 PM
CN 2013
   -Added 2/26/2015 5:28:44 PM
CN 2015
   -Added 2/26/2015 5:26:09 PM
Pictures I Took in Wildwood Yard X
   -Added 2/26/2015 4:26:23 PM
It takes three railroads to pull empty oil cans on K637.
   -Added 2/26/2015 3:43:13 PM
Leap 1 Railroad club
   -Added 2/26/2015 11:59:41 AM
CSX 394! on Q394!
   -Added 2/26/2015 10:43:14 AM
   -Added 2/26/2015 8:29:07 AM
Freight Cars 2015
   -Added 2/25/2015 11:23:05 PM
Just before work.
   -Added 2/25/2015 8:38:52 PM
This is Winter.
   -Added 2/25/2015 7:38:46 PM
UP/CNW collection
   -Added 2/25/2015 5:49:36 PM
CSX "SH" Line Andrews Sub
   -Added 2/25/2015 5:47:48 PM
CSX "S" Line Norlina Sub
   -Added 2/25/2015 5:45:30 PM
Saturday Road Trip in Eastern WA
   -Added 2/25/2015 1:22:54 PM
   -Added 2/25/2015 12:54:02 AM
Canadian National
   -Added 2/25/2015 12:06:41 AM
1997? Or 2015?
   -Added 2/24/2015 11:19:04 PM
Union Pacific
   -Added 2/24/2015 11:19:04 PM
VRS - Green Mountain Railroad
   -Added 2/24/2015 11:11:48 PM
Caboose Hotel
   -Added 2/24/2015 10:18:00 PM
So Many Pics, So Little Time
   -Added 2/24/2015 10:05:21 PM
John's Reefers
   -Added 2/24/2015 9:06:14 PM
John's Boxcars
   -Added 2/24/2015 8:20:41 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Twin Cities
   -Updated 2/27/2015 1:10:53 AM
2014 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 2/27/2015 12:49:27 AM
2014 Some grain cars.
   -Updated 2/27/2015 12:42:39 AM
Chicago Transit Authority
   -Updated 2/27/2015 12:14:43 AM
Heritage Units
   -Updated 2/27/2015 12:04:24 AM
Railroading 2015
   -Updated 2/26/2015 11:54:45 PM
   -Updated 2/26/2015 11:54:07 PM
2014 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 2/26/2015 11:29:21 PM
2014 A few days in the US.
   -Updated 2/26/2015 11:04:36 PM
Boeing cars
   -Updated 2/26/2015 10:44:51 PM
February 2015 Pt 2
   -Updated 2/26/2015 10:40:14 PM
Miscellaneous Railroads
   -Updated 2/26/2015 10:36:19 PM
BN/BNSF - Seattle
   -Updated 2/26/2015 10:35:41 PM
Random freight car
   -Updated 2/26/2015 10:35:09 PM
Sound Transit - Sounder
   -Updated 2/26/2015 10:34:16 PM
Random covered hoppers
   -Updated 2/26/2015 10:32:37 PM
February 2015
   -Updated 2/26/2015 10:24:52 PM
Chicago Railroading
   -Updated 2/26/2015 10:17:32 PM
BNSF Caboose & MOW
   -Updated 2/26/2015 10:08:47 PM
Milwaukee Right of Way
   -Updated 2/26/2015 9:59:18 PM
Idaho Trains
   -Updated 2/26/2015 9:56:19 PM
SW Washington/NW Oregon 2
   -Updated 2/26/2015 9:44:53 PM
February , 2015
   -Updated 2/26/2015 9:35:17 PM
Streamliners at Spencer trip 2014
   -Updated 2/26/2015 9:30:08 PM
Columbia Basin/Wash Central
   -Updated 2/26/2015 9:20:23 PM
Pan Am Railways - Ayer, MA
   -Updated 2/26/2015 9:12:10 PM
Interesting Railcars
   -Updated 2/26/2015 9:11:50 PM
Pan Am Railways - Northern Main Line
   -Updated 2/26/2015 9:09:29 PM
TADs CSX 2015
   -Updated 2/26/2015 9:08:13 PM
Intermodal cars
   -Updated 2/26/2015 9:06:04 PM
TADs 2015 CSX K oil trains
   -Updated 2/26/2015 9:05:50 PM
CaliforniaRailfan101's Best of McClellan Park, North Highlands, CA
   -Updated 2/26/2015 9:01:44 PM
CSX "SH" Line Andrews Sub
   -Updated 2/26/2015 8:59:01 PM
NS GP38-2's #5500 series
   -Updated 2/26/2015 8:57:07 PM
Interesting freight cars and/or loads
   -Updated 2/26/2015 8:55:58 PM

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