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: 4,314,216
Locomotives:  163,247
Rolling Stock:  1,010,179
Locations:  29,683
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Frisco Museum of The American Railroad
   -Added 3/27/2017 11:51:12 PM
Heritage units
   -Added 3/27/2017 11:27:02 PM
Dead Line
   -Added 3/27/2017 10:56:54 PM
George Hopkins - Canadian Pacific Railway Photos
   -Added 3/27/2017 10:43:15 PM
After hours.
   -Added 3/27/2017 8:50:44 PM
CVSR 6777 Akron
   -Added 3/27/2017 8:41:22 PM
AC44I da Brado
   -Added 3/27/2017 8:05:53 PM
Old Slides ~ 1960s
   -Added 3/27/2017 6:37:10 PM
Old Slides ~ 1990s
   -Added 3/27/2017 6:36:06 PM
Carl F. Nelson Photos
   -Added 3/27/2017 6:32:58 PM
Bob Jensen ~ Other
   -Added 3/27/2017 6:28:46 PM
Bob Jensen ~ Santa Fe
   -Added 3/27/2017 6:17:12 PM
Old Slides ~ 1970s
   -Added 3/27/2017 6:13:16 PM
Final Farewell vol 1
   -Added 3/27/2017 5:28:29 PM
PRR: "Centennial Album" ~ April 1946
   -Added 3/27/2017 3:19:03 PM
D&H and B&M Labor Day operations at Mechanicville, NY in 1981
   -Added 3/27/2017 5:39:02 AM
Reading & Northern
   -Added 3/26/2017 10:14:29 PM
Industrial Locomotives
   -Added 3/26/2017 9:58:17 PM
Hatttiesburg, MS
   -Added 3/26/2017 5:16:43 PM
Meridian, AL
   -Added 3/26/2017 5:09:21 PM
Boigee, AL
   -Added 3/26/2017 4:46:55 PM
Falkville, AL
   -Added 3/26/2017 4:38:18 PM
NS Inman II
   -Added 3/26/2017 4:37:51 PM
Cullman, AL
   -Added 3/26/2017 4:19:15 PM
Dallas Area Rapid Transit
   -Added 3/26/2017 3:41:32 PM
Canadian National in Wisconsin - 2012
   -Added 3/26/2017 3:39:05 PM
Houston TX March 25 2017
   -Added 3/26/2017 3:09:11 PM
Ever hopeful......
   -Added 3/26/2017 3:04:24 PM
Kansas city area action Jan 2017.
   -Added 3/26/2017 2:40:13 PM
RailWatchers' Pictures
   -Added 3/26/2017 2:34:29 PM
NW2 Switcher Winchester, VA
   -Added 3/26/2017 11:14:53 AM
   -Added 3/26/2017 11:04:04 AM
The Queen of Stone
   -Added 3/26/2017 10:24:53 AM
Series 15D, 16D, ST48
   -Added 3/26/2017 3:21:38 AM
Trains 14
   -Added 3/26/2017 2:59:32 AM
Updated Photo Albums
CSXT Locomotives
   -Updated 3/28/2017 2:15:11 AM
Mike Ondecker Photos
   -Updated 3/28/2017 2:12:06 AM
South Texas Jan 2017
   -Updated 3/28/2017 1:37:26 AM
GE AC44i
   -Updated 3/28/2017 1:07:30 AM
GE C30-7/C30-7A/C30-7MP/C36-7/C36ME
   -Updated 3/28/2017 1:04:44 AM
GE C44-9WM/C44EMi
   -Updated 3/28/2017 1:00:30 AM
Mow Equipment
   -Updated 3/28/2017 12:59:15 AM
Covered Hopper
   -Updated 3/28/2017 12:58:11 AM
   -Updated 3/28/2017 12:54:25 AM
Flat Cars
   -Updated 3/28/2017 12:52:49 AM
Tank Cars
   -Updated 3/28/2017 12:51:10 AM
Box Car
   -Updated 3/28/2017 12:49:43 AM
March 2017
   -Updated 3/27/2017 11:56:19 PM
Trains in Norman, OK
   -Updated 3/27/2017 11:20:08 PM
Editing folder
   -Updated 3/27/2017 11:18:02 PM
Trains 2011 - 2017
   -Updated 3/27/2017 11:16:39 PM
BN/BNSF Stevens Pass
   -Updated 3/27/2017 11:11:25 PM
BNSF Locomotives
   -Updated 3/27/2017 11:10:18 PM
NS in the Spartanburg area SC
   -Updated 3/27/2017 11:10:06 PM
1st Quarter 2017 - CMP
   -Updated 3/27/2017 11:07:13 PM
Rolling Stock, various types and Companies
   -Updated 3/27/2017 11:04:26 PM
Trains 14
   -Updated 3/27/2017 10:55:40 PM
Other Locomotives
   -Updated 3/27/2017 10:54:32 PM
Union Pacific/BNSF
   -Updated 3/27/2017 10:49:46 PM
Industrial Locomotives
   -Updated 3/27/2017 10:23:58 PM
Canadian railroads
   -Updated 3/27/2017 10:08:36 PM
BNSF family frt cars
   -Updated 3/27/2017 10:05:10 PM
BN/BNSF Everett north
   -Updated 3/27/2017 9:59:04 PM
   -Updated 3/27/2017 9:56:00 PM
   -Updated 3/27/2017 9:51:06 PM
Everett north RoW
   -Updated 3/27/2017 9:47:21 PM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 3/27/2017 9:30:07 PM
   -Updated 3/27/2017 9:28:59 PM
NS Alabama Division AGS North District...Jan-June 2017
   -Updated 3/27/2017 9:20:51 PM
Grubby Day Shots
   -Updated 3/27/2017 9:16:16 PM

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