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: 3,812,627
Locomotives:  150,868
Rolling Stock:  897,752
Locations:  28,495
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Oregon, OH
   -Added 3/30/2015 3:57:20 PM
Minneapolis & St. Louis, CNW remnants
   -Added 3/30/2015 3:23:05 PM
Tulsa, OK
   -Added 3/30/2015 11:14:49 AM
Houston and Dayton, TX
   -Added 3/30/2015 9:08:24 AM
R.I.P. SRT 4302
   -Added 3/30/2015 12:28:48 AM
Boston North Station
   -Added 3/29/2015 10:52:52 PM
CSAO/Lehigh Line 2015
   -Added 3/29/2015 9:15:47 PM
Bainbridge, GA finds
   -Added 3/29/2015 8:40:20 PM
CVSR 800 up close.
   -Added 3/29/2015 8:23:07 PM
Ontario Trains - February 2015 - Part 2
   -Added 3/29/2015 7:56:19 PM
Metuchen Station
   -Added 3/29/2015 7:53:32 PM
Raritan Central Motive Power
   -Added 3/29/2015 7:29:48 PM
NE Ohio - 05/30/1968 - Kent, Ohio
   -Added 3/29/2015 6:30:46 PM
Nice Colors
   -Added 3/29/2015 5:33:08 PM
Mothballed Amtrak Turboliners, HHP8's & F40's - Bear, DE
   -Added 3/29/2015 4:29:13 PM
Central Florida 2015-03-29
   -Added 3/29/2015 3:33:14 PM
Two "Executive" MAC's lead coal empties
   -Added 3/29/2015 12:40:56 PM
March 22, 2015 Northern KY
   -Added 3/29/2015 9:50:12 AM
PROX tank cars in CT
   -Added 3/29/2015 9:11:31 AM
CNJ 113 / Minersville Easter Bunny Train
   -Added 3/29/2015 6:26:32 AM
CNJ 113 Easter Bunny Special
   -Added 3/28/2015 11:01:28 PM
Frenchtown Township, MI
   -Added 3/28/2015 10:54:09 PM
SD80MAC on 506 and a rusty RS1 a few miles away.
   -Added 3/28/2015 10:41:29 PM
3 Trains Thursday
   -Added 3/28/2015 10:40:23 PM
John Higginson Photos in Missouri and Illinois 2015
   -Added 3/28/2015 10:18:00 PM
Monroe, MI
   -Added 3/28/2015 9:59:40 PM
Carleton, MI
   -Added 3/28/2015 9:24:11 PM
Chemical Coast Secondary -Sewaren, N.J.
   -Added 3/28/2015 8:54:18 PM
More Rainy Stone.
   -Added 3/28/2015 7:34:44 PM
NE Ohio - 05/30/1968 - Canton, Ohio
   -Added 3/28/2015 7:11:34 PM
   -Added 3/28/2015 6:58:04 PM
Bob Kalal
   -Added 3/27/2015 12:32:16 PM
Uncle Pete at Columbus, Ohio
   -Added 3/26/2015 6:10:25 PM
Erie County New York
   -Added 3/26/2015 3:08:49 PM
   -Added 3/26/2015 10:57:22 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Freight Cars 2014
   -Updated 3/30/2015 3:59:00 PM
Hutchinson Subdivision
   -Updated 3/30/2015 3:55:02 PM
March 2015
   -Updated 3/30/2015 3:54:14 PM
Toledo, Oh
   -Updated 3/30/2015 3:51:56 PM
   -Updated 3/30/2015 3:41:38 PM
Cramerton NC 2015
   -Updated 3/30/2015 3:10:30 PM
CN Yazoo Sub
   -Updated 3/30/2015 3:03:09 PM
CB&Q Steam
   -Updated 3/30/2015 2:33:33 PM
March 2015
   -Updated 3/30/2015 2:18:15 PM
March 2015
   -Updated 3/30/2015 2:13:22 PM
Trains of the Tier
   -Updated 3/30/2015 2:10:48 PM
BNSF-Harper, KS
   -Updated 3/30/2015 2:08:08 PM
Union Pacific Railroad
   -Updated 3/30/2015 1:59:53 PM
CSX on the Bowline
   -Updated 3/30/2015 1:58:52 PM
BNSF-Central Kansas
   -Updated 3/30/2015 1:58:41 PM
   -Updated 3/30/2015 1:46:50 PM
Central Florida 2015-03-29
   -Updated 3/30/2015 1:46:40 PM
Georgia and the Carolinas
   -Updated 3/30/2015 1:41:52 PM
BNSF-Walton, KS
   -Updated 3/30/2015 1:41:41 PM
Lehigh Line scenes
   -Updated 3/30/2015 1:34:26 PM
K&O Railroad
   -Updated 3/30/2015 1:32:17 PM
   -Updated 3/30/2015 12:27:42 PM
Highlights of 2015
   -Updated 3/30/2015 12:12:48 PM
CR Pemberton Branch
   -Updated 3/30/2015 11:58:19 AM
Series 401Da
   -Updated 3/30/2015 11:57:06 AM
East Tennessee Trains 2015
   -Updated 3/30/2015 11:52:37 AM
Canadian National 2015
   -Updated 3/30/2015 11:34:37 AM
Railfanning on Pi Day 2015 in SE Wisconsin
   -Updated 3/30/2015 11:25:04 AM
Union Pacific 2015
   -Updated 3/30/2015 11:12:50 AM
Robert Jones
   -Updated 3/30/2015 11:06:27 AM
Stevens Point, WI
   -Updated 3/30/2015 10:55:05 AM
Bob Kalal
   -Updated 3/30/2015 10:23:35 AM
CITX equipment in CT
   -Updated 3/30/2015 10:00:44 AM
   -Updated 3/30/2015 9:58:32 AM
CEFX equipment in CT
   -Updated 3/30/2015 9:58:20 AM

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