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: 5,409,240
Locomotives:  190,536
Rolling Stock:  1,263,905
Locations:  32,159
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Soo Line
   -Added 9/30/2022 8:28:37 PM
CSX train M370
   -Added 9/30/2022 8:27:13 PM
The trespasser's album.
   -Added 9/30/2022 1:01:06 PM
CSX Tuesday
   -Added 9/30/2022 12:51:18 PM
   -Added 9/30/2022 7:20:17 AM
PNW Trip
   -Added 9/30/2022 1:08:09 AM
2022-09, Freight car photos, Jefferson City, MO
   -Added 9/29/2022 10:26:48 PM
ABC RWY and Wheeling power.
   -Added 9/28/2022 2:11:38 PM
A Day in the Muncie area with TJ: 7/26/2022
   -Added 9/28/2022 1:48:33 PM
Short Line Day with Badass leaders:
   -Added 9/27/2022 7:12:50 PM
IC 1025 from 2004
   -Added 9/27/2022 7:22:27 AM
Denver RTD
   -Added 9/27/2022 5:39:30 AM
Golden Spike National Historic Park
   -Added 9/26/2022 11:15:16 PM
NS research train, NS 25A and AMTK 66 at Lynchburg, VA.
   -Added 9/26/2022 9:04:14 PM
Michigan (Fall 2022)
   -Added 9/26/2022 8:42:49 PM
Nashville Union Station-CSX
   -Added 9/26/2022 7:02:21 PM
Six days along the "Main-Line of Mid America
   -Added 9/26/2022 4:12:27 PM
July 2022 in the Upper Midwest
   -Added 9/26/2022 3:22:37 PM
Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad
   -Added 9/26/2022 8:08:36 AM
Chicago & Illinois Midland 2-10-2's
   -Added 9/26/2022 6:29:28 AM
Freight Cars
   -Added 9/25/2022 7:40:14 PM
Rain soaked Sunday.
   -Added 9/25/2022 7:10:14 PM
First pursuit and interception of 2022
   -Added 9/25/2022 5:09:40 PM
Tennessee Central Railroad Museum Tour
   -Added 9/25/2022 3:56:14 PM
Commuter Railway of Gryfice
   -Added 9/25/2022 3:30:09 PM
   -Added 9/25/2022 1:48:29 PM
London Transport Museum Depot
   -Added 9/25/2022 1:24:22 PM
Cromer Signal Box Museum
   -Added 9/25/2022 1:13:24 PM
Society of the Koszalin Narrow Gauge Lovers
   -Added 9/25/2022 5:17:42 AM
NYCTA 2022 Parade of Trains
   -Added 9/24/2022 10:13:45 PM
Gallimaufry of photos..
   -Added 9/24/2022 8:44:21 PM
Monticello, IL
   -Added 9/24/2022 3:37:49 PM
   -Added 9/24/2022 2:23:55 PM
Manchester, Ga 9/24/2022
   -Added 9/24/2022 1:18:08 PM
EB Manifest Frt at Erie NV W-Pshrs
   -Added 9/24/2022 12:05:45 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Strasburg 9/24 - 9/25
   -Updated 10/1/2022 12:57:49 AM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 10/1/2022 12:54:50 AM
Union Pacific Seattle to Fife, WA
   -Updated 9/30/2022 11:57:40 PM
BNSF Seattle Sub
   -Updated 9/30/2022 11:43:21 PM
Mount Vernon, IL
   -Updated 9/30/2022 10:58:38 PM
Centralia, IL area
   -Updated 9/30/2022 10:53:21 PM
Midwestern Railfan
   -Updated 9/30/2022 10:00:55 PM
   -Updated 9/30/2022 9:42:59 PM
Georgia, the Carolinas and Tennessee
   -Updated 9/30/2022 9:37:53 PM
Twin Cities Light Rail
   -Updated 9/30/2022 8:53:17 PM
The Gevo's
   -Updated 9/30/2022 8:52:43 PM
PRR: Mittner ~> PRR Freight Locomotives
   -Updated 9/30/2022 8:44:40 PM
Seaboard Coast Line Rolling Stock
   -Updated 9/30/2022 8:28:48 PM
2022 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 9/30/2022 8:24:41 PM
Railfanning on the Cajon Sub
   -Updated 9/30/2022 8:01:14 PM
Train Photos
   -Updated 9/30/2022 7:58:44 PM
AK RR -> Pac NW
   -Updated 9/30/2022 6:58:45 PM
   -Updated 9/30/2022 6:42:28 PM
2022 UK Trip
   -Updated 9/30/2022 6:31:40 PM
   -Updated 9/30/2022 6:30:33 PM
2022 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 9/30/2022 5:08:24 PM
2022 Railfan Photos
   -Updated 9/30/2022 3:53:22 PM
Springfield, MO Area Trains
   -Updated 9/30/2022 2:56:53 PM
NS SD40-2's
   -Updated 9/30/2022 2:36:53 PM
Seaboard System GP40's / GP40-2's
   -Updated 9/30/2022 2:09:23 PM
NS Piedmont Division Raleigh District
   -Updated 9/30/2022 1:52:54 PM
Railfanning Raleigh, N.C. in the 1980's
   -Updated 9/30/2022 11:38:34 AM
SP - EMD Switcher Locos (SW1500)
   -Updated 9/30/2022 11:22:04 AM
AMTK: "Taking Of Amtrak 4935" ~ July 1977
   -Updated 9/30/2022 9:19:04 AM
PRR: Crosby ~> "Second Engine 28" ~ 1975
   -Updated 9/30/2022 8:46:21 AM
September 2022
   -Updated 9/30/2022 8:21:00 AM
The Trains of Amtrak's NEC
   -Updated 9/30/2022 7:28:17 AM
Emporia (January to May, 2021)
   -Updated 9/30/2022 6:55:34 AM
Pacific Locomotive Association Collection
   -Updated 9/30/2022 1:24:31 AM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 9/30/2022 1:03:35 AM

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