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: 4,536,134
Locomotives:  168,391
Rolling Stock:  1,059,071
Locations:  30,113
What's New?
New Photo Albums
ASOX covered hoppers in CT
   -Added 2/24/2018 7:57:24 AM
Misc Covered Hoppers - Griffith, IN
   -Added 2/24/2018 7:28:09 AM
Misc Gondolas - Griffith, IN
   -Added 2/24/2018 6:58:13 AM
Misc Boxcars
   -Added 2/24/2018 6:34:24 AM
Boxcar Red - Typical Examples
   -Added 2/24/2018 6:08:57 AM
USA: Sperry Rail Service Cars ~ 1955 & 1975
   -Added 2/24/2018 12:28:06 AM
CVSR 365, she's an LG1550
   -Added 2/23/2018 10:21:48 PM
Freight car slides bought from Ebay
   -Added 2/23/2018 9:47:16 PM
Norman, Moore, Oklahoma City BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 2/23/2018 8:26:32 PM
Railfanning in the Midwest
   -Added 2/23/2018 5:38:38 PM
12/29/2017, afternoon action.
   -Added 2/23/2018 4:35:43 PM
   -Added 2/23/2018 1:45:26 PM
   -Added 2/23/2018 1:42:11 PM
PRR: Healey ~> PRR Switching Engines, circa 1948
   -Added 2/23/2018 11:54:19 AM
Morning Misc Cars on the "J"
   -Added 2/23/2018 6:24:35 AM
RCRX Tankers on the "J"
   -Added 2/23/2018 6:14:31 AM
Morning Gondolas on the "J"
   -Added 2/23/2018 5:45:07 AM
Wheeling Sightings.
   -Added 2/22/2018 10:05:38 PM
Morning Flatcars on the "J"
   -Added 2/22/2018 5:33:02 PM
Morning Boxcars on the "J"
   -Added 2/22/2018 4:59:28 PM
A "J" on the "J"
   -Added 2/22/2018 4:27:32 PM
New jersey locomotives Feb 2018
   -Added 2/22/2018 4:12:37 PM
12/29/2017, morning action.
   -Added 2/22/2018 4:10:39 PM
RJ Corman Memphis Line 2018
   -Added 2/22/2018 3:22:55 PM
Metro-North - 2017
   -Added 2/22/2018 3:09:17 PM
CSX Henderson Sub 2018
   -Added 2/22/2018 3:07:28 PM
CSX Transportation - 2017
   -Added 2/22/2018 3:04:42 PM
Buffalo & Pittsburgh
   -Added 2/22/2018 2:16:17 PM
12/28/2017, festive old girl!
   -Added 2/22/2018 10:20:36 AM
USA: Healey ~> Railfan Outings ~ 1938 & 1941
   -Added 2/22/2018 9:33:25 AM
GMTX NW2 and GECX 8-40CW
   -Added 2/22/2018 9:13:04 AM
Misc Eastbound Cars on the J
   -Added 2/22/2018 9:02:59 AM
PRR: Healey ~> PRR's Philly Ferries ~ Circa 1947
   -Added 2/22/2018 8:07:35 AM
Interesting Eastbound Tankers on the J
   -Added 2/22/2018 7:15:19 AM
Eastbound Flatcars on the J
   -Added 2/22/2018 6:43:09 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Local railroad pics
   -Updated 2/24/2018 8:43:36 AM
12/29/2017, afternoon action.
   -Updated 2/24/2018 8:39:42 AM
Engine Pics
   -Updated 2/24/2018 8:38:40 AM
Freight Cars of Interest
   -Updated 2/24/2018 8:17:19 AM
GNWR covered hoppers in CT vol 2
   -Updated 2/24/2018 8:07:38 AM
FGLK equipment in CT
   -Updated 2/24/2018 8:05:25 AM
CEFX equipment in CT
   -Updated 2/24/2018 8:02:08 AM
ASOX equipment in CT
   -Updated 2/24/2018 7:54:23 AM
AEX covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 2/24/2018 7:51:33 AM
Staples Sub
   -Updated 2/24/2018 3:40:45 AM
PESA 219M (SA136)
   -Updated 2/24/2018 3:05:23 AM
Wisconsin C&NW Depots and Other Railroad Structures
   -Updated 2/24/2018 2:39:25 AM
February 2018
   -Updated 2/24/2018 2:04:17 AM
Northeast WI, Winter 2018
   -Updated 2/24/2018 1:56:18 AM
Trains 40
   -Updated 2/24/2018 12:54:01 AM
PRR: Healey ~> PRR's Philly Ferries ~ Circa 1947
   -Updated 2/23/2018 11:37:45 PM
Evanston Main
   -Updated 2/23/2018 11:29:30 PM
Breezy's roster shots
   -Updated 2/23/2018 11:03:47 PM
Missouri Pacific Railroad
   -Updated 2/23/2018 10:39:13 PM
BNSF Red River Division / Houston Subdivision; U-LSSFLX (Lacassine, LA > Flynn, TX MOW train) @ MP16
   -Updated 2/23/2018 10:35:00 PM
TADs Lease, loaner, or in transit units
   -Updated 2/23/2018 10:22:24 PM
TAD's 2018 CSX
   -Updated 2/23/2018 10:21:34 PM
Norfolk & Western 611
   -Updated 2/23/2018 10:19:29 PM
2018 Trains
   -Updated 2/23/2018 10:03:52 PM
   -Updated 2/23/2018 9:52:34 PM
2018 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 2/23/2018 9:48:23 PM
2018 Trip to the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show.
   -Updated 2/23/2018 9:37:06 PM
JonRailVideos 2018 Railroad Image Album #2 February
   -Updated 2/23/2018 9:17:54 PM
PRR-PC-CR: Altoona Action ~ 1915-1996
   -Updated 2/23/2018 8:47:25 PM
Carolina Coastal Railway (CLNA)
   -Updated 2/23/2018 8:40:05 PM
~ Extra Board ~
   -Updated 2/23/2018 8:30:21 PM
Deshler,OH 2017
   -Updated 2/23/2018 8:22:40 PM
USA: Healey ~> Railfan Outings ~ 1938 & 1941
   -Updated 2/23/2018 8:00:28 PM
CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 2/23/2018 6:59:15 PM
Connecticut Southern Railroad
   -Updated 2/23/2018 6:51:28 PM

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