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: 4,602,312
Locomotives:  170,218
Rolling Stock:  1,071,611
Locations:  30,233
What's New?
New Photo Albums
The run around.
   -Added 6/22/2018 7:54:10 PM
Keikyu Railway
   -Added 6/22/2018 7:41:12 PM
Foamin 'cross the USA - Amtrak coast to coast and back
   -Added 6/22/2018 6:50:01 PM
Boston & Maine East Cambridge Roundhouse
   -Added 6/22/2018 4:59:24 PM
Curious BLE 2-10-4 Photo
   -Added 6/22/2018 4:35:05 PM
Just One Train
   -Added 6/22/2018 3:55:54 PM
New Mexico Trip 2018
   -Added 6/22/2018 10:02:05 AM
June 2018
   -Added 6/22/2018 9:43:58 AM
JRF (Japan Rail Freight)
   -Added 6/22/2018 7:46:26 AM
Steam Locomotives of Japan
   -Added 6/22/2018 7:32:41 AM
Tobu Super Express Trains
   -Added 6/22/2018 7:30:32 AM
Republic Steel 0-4-0T #53
   -Added 6/22/2018 7:02:15 AM
Twp BAR 4-6-2 Pacifics
   -Added 6/22/2018 6:32:24 AM
Tragic BAR 2-8-0 #197
   -Added 6/22/2018 6:10:39 AM
BAR 0-6-0 #322
   -Added 6/22/2018 5:48:49 AM
Ayrshire Collieries Heisler #4 - Ayershire, Indiana
   -Added 6/22/2018 5:14:58 AM
Kingsbury, TX
   -Added 6/21/2018 9:56:45 PM
Moody, TX
   -Added 6/21/2018 9:39:22 PM
Clean oldies.
   -Added 6/21/2018 8:52:37 PM
April 2018 in the Upper Midwest
   -Added 6/21/2018 8:31:32 PM
The middle of June
   -Added 6/21/2018 7:52:09 PM
Romance Cars of the Odakyu Electric Railway
   -Added 6/21/2018 7:18:27 PM
ATSF 4-4-2 Atlantics
   -Added 6/21/2018 5:36:15 AM
Ferromex lines 2018
   -Added 6/21/2018 1:17:36 AM
Taylor, TX
   -Added 6/20/2018 10:40:22 PM
Mt Holly
   -Added 6/20/2018 10:08:42 PM
Highbridge driveby
   -Added 6/20/2018 9:24:27 PM
CN Rail Freight Cars - Side A & B
   -Added 6/20/2018 9:10:55 PM
Marion, the mixed up mixer.
   -Added 6/20/2018 7:35:50 PM
Fathers day 2018.
   -Added 6/20/2018 6:48:04 PM
ATSF 2-6-2 #1028
   -Added 6/20/2018 5:55:43 PM
ATSF 2-10-2 #1640
   -Added 6/20/2018 5:42:40 PM
ATSF 4-6-2 #1344
   -Added 6/20/2018 5:31:58 PM
ATSF 0-6-0 #592
   -Added 6/20/2018 5:07:54 PM
The Great New York State Fair 2017
   -Added 6/20/2018 1:11:27 PM
Updated Photo Albums
some times you have to go where the trains are spring 2018
   -Updated 6/22/2018 8:32:06 PM
Burlington Northern
   -Updated 6/22/2018 8:31:38 PM
1989 scans - CMP
   -Updated 6/22/2018 7:49:01 PM
CSX River Line in NJ and NY
   -Updated 6/22/2018 7:09:17 PM
Seaboard System Railroad
   -Updated 6/22/2018 6:49:19 PM
Southern Illinois Trains
   -Updated 6/22/2018 5:26:11 PM
Sludge's Photos
   -Updated 6/22/2018 4:11:26 PM
Andrews Trains Around the US
   -Updated 6/22/2018 3:32:38 PM
Santa Fe - Cabooses
   -Updated 6/22/2018 3:21:37 PM
The Summer Of The CN Flint Subdivision
   -Updated 6/22/2018 3:19:36 PM
Northern New Jersey 2016-2018
   -Updated 6/22/2018 2:43:04 PM
Ohio: The Railfan State
   -Updated 6/22/2018 2:27:57 PM
dan tardanico
   -Updated 6/22/2018 2:01:33 PM
Cape May Seashore Lines
   -Updated 6/22/2018 1:45:14 PM
Ferromex lines 2018
   -Updated 6/22/2018 1:31:49 PM
Winslow Junction/SRNJ
   -Updated 6/22/2018 1:31:33 PM
Fathers day 2018.
   -Updated 6/22/2018 1:16:52 PM
Cramerton NC 2018
   -Updated 6/22/2018 1:06:41 PM
PW gondolas in CT
   -Updated 6/22/2018 12:46:29 PM
Providence & Worcester power in CT
   -Updated 6/22/2018 12:43:53 PM
OCCX covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 6/22/2018 12:42:17 PM
NYC equipment in CT
   -Updated 6/22/2018 12:41:21 PM
NS equipment in CT
   -Updated 6/22/2018 12:40:06 PM
NOKL equipment in CT
   -Updated 6/22/2018 12:38:30 PM
   -Updated 6/22/2018 10:22:58 AM
Chasing Those Winter Blues
   -Updated 6/22/2018 4:17:01 AM
Northeast WI, Spring 2018
   -Updated 6/22/2018 3:47:19 AM
   -Updated 6/22/2018 3:16:28 AM
PRR: Pennsy Pix via Al Chione ~ Various
   -Updated 6/22/2018 3:03:01 AM
June 2018
   -Updated 6/22/2018 12:59:17 AM
Short Lines & regional railroads
   -Updated 6/22/2018 12:30:39 AM
East Deerfield, MA
   -Updated 6/21/2018 11:12:16 PM
   -Updated 6/21/2018 10:50:54 PM
Rail Photos of 2018
   -Updated 6/21/2018 10:14:36 PM
   -Updated 6/21/2018 10:04:06 PM

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