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: 4,574,363
Locomotives:  169,535
Rolling Stock:  1,067,145
Locations:  30,171
What's New?
New Photo Albums
UP Hump Operations - Englewood Yard, Houston
   -Added 4/23/2018 5:17:59 PM
4-21-2018 Cisco Illinois
   -Added 4/23/2018 5:12:34 PM
02/22/2018, vol 1.
   -Added 4/23/2018 5:03:44 PM
Rock Train! (02/22/2018).
   -Added 4/23/2018 4:16:32 PM
Asbury Mo
   -Added 4/23/2018 2:44:52 PM
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Several on 9/24/2006 on BNSF and CP
   -Added 4/23/2018 10:48:55 AM
Anderson MO
   -Added 4/23/2018 6:35:45 AM
KCS 2017 holiday express
   -Added 4/23/2018 6:25:27 AM
Siloam Springs Arkansas
   -Added 4/23/2018 2:05:21 AM
   -Added 4/22/2018 10:12:49 PM
A Spring day in the National Park
   -Added 4/22/2018 8:09:07 PM
Everett RR #11 Steam into Morrisons Cove
   -Added 4/22/2018 8:04:01 PM
Maintenance of Way
   -Added 4/22/2018 7:42:34 PM
All But Purple
   -Added 4/22/2018 7:33:04 PM
Making the best of a vacation day.
   -Added 4/22/2018 5:44:30 PM
Norfolk and Western
   -Added 4/22/2018 5:28:20 PM
CNO&TP Trip: Kentucky, Tennessee and many others.
   -Added 4/22/2018 4:52:55 PM
Detroit Citizens Railway
   -Added 4/22/2018 4:27:36 PM
NMOT of St.Louis
   -Added 4/22/2018 3:07:06 PM
Dalton, GA
   -Added 4/22/2018 1:59:06 PM
Carros de carga
   -Added 4/22/2018 1:12:44 PM
Pryor coal train (02/20/2018)
   -Added 4/22/2018 12:01:14 PM
Amtrak 19 with Amtk 42
   -Added 4/22/2018 10:44:45 AM
CVSR in the Metro Park
   -Added 4/22/2018 8:28:21 AM
Flatonia (Texas) Crossing - 2018
   -Added 4/22/2018 3:24:39 AM
LIRR: Jones ~> Morris Park Pix ~ Circa 1952
   -Added 4/22/2018 2:14:18 AM
CNW Engine Lashup
   -Added 4/21/2018 9:25:47 PM
Archives 2004 to 2006
   -Added 4/21/2018 7:50:53 PM
Railfanning with Caleb 4/14/2018
   -Added 4/21/2018 5:48:57 PM
Railfanning with Caleb 3/24/2018
   -Added 4/21/2018 4:52:11 PM
2018 CSX Florence Division CN&L
   -Added 4/21/2018 4:11:35 PM
Camp Chase is chasing the ponies.
   -Added 4/21/2018 3:42:23 PM
Updated Photo Albums
1995 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 4/23/2018 6:36:35 PM
The Ultimate Chicago
   -Updated 4/23/2018 6:27:06 PM
2018 Day trip to Syracuse NY.
   -Updated 4/23/2018 6:25:45 PM
CB&Q Passenger Rolling Stock
   -Updated 4/23/2018 6:17:23 PM
Leaser Power
   -Updated 4/23/2018 6:12:12 PM
April 2018 locomotive shots
   -Updated 4/23/2018 5:14:39 PM
John H. Walker
   -Updated 4/23/2018 5:11:52 PM
Janurary 2018
   -Updated 4/23/2018 5:11:49 PM
Pan Am Railways: District 1
   -Updated 4/23/2018 4:58:08 PM
Morristown & Erie Railway
   -Updated 4/23/2018 4:14:53 PM
   -Updated 4/23/2018 3:57:18 PM
Metro-North Railroad
   -Updated 4/23/2018 3:50:28 PM
Conrail/CSX/NS in New Jersey
   -Updated 4/23/2018 3:43:21 PM
Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad
   -Updated 4/23/2018 3:31:33 PM
KCS High Oak Yard
   -Updated 4/23/2018 2:56:03 PM
Trains 2018
   -Updated 4/23/2018 2:48:54 PM
Brewster, Ohio Through the Years
   -Updated 4/23/2018 2:12:56 PM
Big Loads - P+H and Bucyrus mining
   -Updated 4/23/2018 2:02:55 PM
CP 2015-2018
   -Updated 4/23/2018 2:01:39 PM
Carros de carga
   -Updated 4/23/2018 12:39:27 PM
CP Chicago & Milwalkee Sub highlights
   -Updated 4/23/2018 10:56:41 AM
2018 Photos
   -Updated 4/23/2018 10:49:28 AM
dan tardanico
   -Updated 4/23/2018 10:06:32 AM
2018 Train Photographs
   -Updated 4/23/2018 8:00:29 AM
Providence & Worcester MOW equipment in CT
   -Updated 4/23/2018 7:45:31 AM
GNWR covered hoppers in CT vol 2
   -Updated 4/23/2018 7:42:44 AM
CKIX equipment in CT
   -Updated 4/23/2018 7:40:33 AM
AEX covered hoppers in CT vol 2
   -Updated 4/23/2018 7:38:35 AM
Middle Division 2018
   -Updated 4/23/2018 6:26:26 AM
The Trains of Amtrak's NEC
   -Updated 4/23/2018 5:59:10 AM
NS Morrisville Line & Streetrunning
   -Updated 4/23/2018 5:49:04 AM
Action in September 2017 Volume 1
   -Updated 4/23/2018 4:21:54 AM
Northeast WI, Spring 2018
   -Updated 4/23/2018 3:26:11 AM
Ashley Rodriguez SP Caboose
   -Updated 4/23/2018 2:24:42 AM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 4/23/2018 2:19:45 AM

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