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: 3,832,216
Locomotives:  151,473
Rolling Stock:  901,784
Locations:  28,595
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Railfan Weekend
   -Added 4/27/2015 9:16:36 PM
October Trip 2011
   -Added 4/27/2015 7:11:26 PM
SP Switchers - EMD
   -Added 4/27/2015 5:38:12 PM
Carbondale, IL Jan. '08
   -Added 4/27/2015 4:24:48 PM
Electric M.U.
   -Added 4/27/2015 1:51:09 PM
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Norman, OK
   -Added 4/27/2015 12:54:57 PM
Moore, OK
   -Added 4/27/2015 12:36:54 PM
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Before and after the Muncie Train Show.
   -Added 4/27/2015 10:34:36 AM
Short trip to Leipsic OH 4/28/2013
   -Added 4/27/2015 10:31:35 AM
Spring Trip pics 2013
   -Added 4/27/2015 10:28:21 AM
Some trains in Connersville IN 7/18/2014
   -Added 4/27/2015 10:21:30 AM
Busy Day on the NS at North Columbus
   -Added 4/27/2015 9:44:49 AM
Trip with my friend to New Haven 6/20/2014
   -Added 4/27/2015 9:20:47 AM
GNTX equipment in CT
   -Added 4/27/2015 8:33:54 AM
Trip to New Haven IN 9/7/2014
   -Added 4/27/2015 8:20:05 AM
Going home from Peoria IL
   -Added 4/27/2015 8:16:48 AM
Trip to Deshler OH 8/16/2014
   -Added 4/27/2015 6:35:03 AM
Track Side April 2015
   -Added 4/26/2015 11:03:23 PM
Rolling Stock April 2015
   -Added 4/26/2015 11:02:27 PM
Pulling Power April 2015
   -Added 4/26/2015 11:01:39 PM
Interesting rolling stock: 2015
   -Added 4/26/2015 10:56:46 PM
GM&O 1980 to 1990
   -Added 4/26/2015 10:15:14 PM
South Texas Dec 2005
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March 1994
   -Added 4/26/2015 9:33:17 PM
Nice Colors
   -Added 4/26/2015 9:23:05 PM
University JCT. MPLS 2015
   -Added 4/26/2015 9:17:12 PM
Mertztown Pa Today
   -Added 4/26/2015 7:58:27 PM
NS OCS at Columbus, Ohio / KY Derby Special
   -Added 4/26/2015 6:53:44 PM
Big Blue.
   -Added 4/26/2015 6:39:55 PM
NS trackage right trains CSX Florence Division CN&L
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SP Freight Locos - EMD
   -Added 4/26/2015 3:09:48 PM
5-24-1996 - Patrick Harris Photos
   -Added 4/26/2015 1:54:10 PM
Canadian National in Wisconsin (2002-2011)
   -Added 4/26/2015 1:10:23 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Saskatchewan Canada
   -Updated 4/27/2015 11:30:35 PM
Union Pacific
   -Updated 4/27/2015 10:42:43 PM
Pan Am Railways - Stony Brook Line
   -Updated 4/27/2015 10:42:32 PM
TADs 2015 CSX
   -Updated 4/27/2015 10:00:07 PM
KCS Shreveport, La.
   -Updated 4/27/2015 9:57:12 PM
Brian Edmund Jones collection
   -Updated 4/27/2015 8:56:37 PM
Twin Cities Light Rail
   -Updated 4/27/2015 8:51:47 PM
Dorian's album.
   -Updated 4/27/2015 8:45:47 PM
NS'S Alabama Division Birmingham East End District
   -Updated 4/27/2015 8:32:18 PM
SW Washington/NW Oregon 2
   -Updated 4/27/2015 8:23:39 PM
Elevators and the Grain Business
   -Updated 4/27/2015 7:27:03 PM
NJ Transit Electric Engines 2015
   -Updated 4/27/2015 7:25:12 PM
2015 Clinton, IA area
   -Updated 4/27/2015 7:25:03 PM
NJT ALP-45DP Engines 2015
   -Updated 4/27/2015 7:22:54 PM
Industrials/Work Equipment
   -Updated 4/27/2015 7:18:44 PM
Trains around East Tennessee 1990s-2002
   -Updated 4/27/2015 7:15:21 PM
GO Transit
   -Updated 4/27/2015 7:11:21 PM
1980-90s CSX and Seaboard System around East Tennessee
   -Updated 4/27/2015 7:07:39 PM
Local railroad pics
   -Updated 4/27/2015 6:59:49 PM
Southern Railway/Norfolk Southern 1980s Part 2
   -Updated 4/27/2015 6:56:58 PM
   -Updated 4/27/2015 6:40:54 PM
5 hrs on the river line on easter sunday
   -Updated 4/27/2015 6:38:59 PM
2015 A day at Selkirk yard.
   -Updated 4/27/2015 6:29:19 PM
Southern Railway/Norfolk Southern 1980s Part 3
   -Updated 4/27/2015 6:25:24 PM
Locomotives-General Electric (GE)
   -Updated 4/27/2015 6:13:12 PM
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spring time action on nys&w 2015
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2015 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 4/27/2015 6:00:58 PM
Locos in W. Mass.
   -Updated 4/27/2015 5:58:44 PM
   -Updated 4/27/2015 5:55:45 PM
NS Harrisburg Line
   -Updated 4/27/2015 5:53:30 PM
Savannah & Atlanta 4-6-2 750 in 1983
   -Updated 4/27/2015 4:56:15 PM
Reading and Northern
   -Updated 4/27/2015 4:46:59 PM
NS Illinois Division 2013 & 2015
   -Updated 4/27/2015 3:57:30 PM

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