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!

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Select one of the links from the menu on the left to begin browsing the collection.
Site Stats
Photos: 4,484,779
Locomotives:  167,025
Rolling Stock:  1,049,098
Locations:  30,008
What's New?
New Photo Albums
And the 2 became 1.
   -Added 11/24/2017 3:42:43 PM
Oklahoma City, Moore BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 11/24/2017 3:31:27 PM
   -Added 11/24/2017 1:14:18 PM
Thanksgiving 2017. Vol 4.
   -Added 11/24/2017 9:41:46 AM
It's Saturday, I'm off work, I've got time.
   -Added 11/24/2017 8:09:39 AM
Thanksgiving 2017. Vol 3.
   -Added 11/24/2017 7:56:43 AM
Finger Lakes Railway Power
   -Added 11/24/2017 7:47:33 AM
Oil train pauses at Dodson Road
   -Added 11/24/2017 6:58:33 AM
Thanksgiving 2017. Vol 2.
   -Added 11/23/2017 11:24:00 PM
Thanksgiving 2017. Vol 1.
   -Added 11/23/2017 9:15:46 PM
PRR: Altoona RR Pictorial History ~ 1996
   -Added 11/23/2017 7:22:58 PM
Frank C. Phillips Photos
   -Added 11/23/2017 6:58:59 PM
Four Sites, Four Hours, Four Trains
   -Added 11/23/2017 6:25:01 PM
Incoming stone.
   -Added 11/23/2017 3:48:51 PM
Ontario Trains - Niagara Region - October 2017 - Part 1
   -Added 11/23/2017 2:34:36 PM
Total miscellaneous mix of recent pics.
   -Added 11/23/2017 2:24:26 PM
   -Added 11/23/2017 10:24:08 AM
PRR: Wreck at Kladder Station ~ March 1926
   -Added 11/23/2017 5:33:13 AM
Railfanning with Caleb 10/29/17
   -Added 11/22/2017 10:18:35 PM
Homecoming, vol 10.
   -Added 11/22/2017 10:14:04 PM
2002 UP Olympic Torch Relay Train, Oklahoma City, BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 11/22/2017 7:23:53 PM
   -Added 11/22/2017 6:36:12 PM
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EQUX equipment in CT
   -Added 11/22/2017 10:40:10 AM
US Army special at Red Oak, GA
   -Added 11/22/2017 8:57:06 AM
Stone in the rain.
   -Added 11/21/2017 10:13:09 PM
Railfanning with Caleb 11/11/17
   -Added 11/21/2017 9:45:51 PM
Southern Pacific and Rio Grande in Utah
   -Added 11/21/2017 8:06:21 PM
California Passenger Trains
   -Added 11/21/2017 6:34:51 PM
Mount Vernon Terminal Railway (MVT)
   -Added 11/21/2017 6:27:21 PM
Homecoming, vol 9.
   -Added 11/21/2017 5:03:29 PM
Bear Mountain Bridge
   -Added 11/21/2017 8:33:59 AM
10/25/2017 1 hour, plenty of opportunities
   -Added 11/21/2017 4:02:10 AM
CSX The North Mountain Sub
   -Added 11/20/2017 11:04:17 PM
Updated Photo Albums
PRR: "Largest Railroad Shops" ~ April 1978
   -Updated 11/25/2017 3:55:14 AM
PRR: Altoona RR Pictorial History ~ 1996
   -Updated 11/25/2017 3:34:33 AM
   -Updated 11/25/2017 2:59:19 AM
Troutdale, Oregon
   -Updated 11/25/2017 2:12:37 AM
SP 8565 East. 6/17/1985
   -Updated 11/25/2017 1:43:13 AM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 11/25/2017 1:16:00 AM
BNSF rolling stock
   -Updated 11/25/2017 1:04:28 AM
passin thru Neenah
   -Updated 11/25/2017 12:39:28 AM
Highlights of 2017
   -Updated 11/25/2017 12:36:00 AM
Pastor's Train Pics 2016
   -Updated 11/25/2017 12:23:10 AM
Out East: Strasburg, PA
   -Updated 11/24/2017 10:49:01 PM
2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 11/24/2017 10:34:55 PM
Notember 2017
   -Updated 11/24/2017 10:25:03 PM
Norfolk Southern 17
   -Updated 11/24/2017 9:53:00 PM
Misc 17
   -Updated 11/24/2017 9:10:35 PM
EMD DDM 45 e SD40
   -Updated 11/24/2017 8:43:45 PM
ARR - Anchorage north
   -Updated 11/24/2017 8:06:52 PM
Video screenshots
   -Updated 11/24/2017 7:58:13 PM
Illinois Central Gulf
   -Updated 11/24/2017 7:57:00 PM
NS Alabama Division AGS North District...July-Dec. 2017
   -Updated 11/24/2017 7:46:15 PM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 11/24/2017 7:43:57 PM
Around The Twin Cities: Vol. 2
   -Updated 11/24/2017 7:27:02 PM
Rails Around Gopher Land
   -Updated 11/24/2017 6:19:54 PM
More Locomotives
   -Updated 11/24/2017 5:21:30 PM
Southern Pacific "Sunset Route"
   -Updated 11/24/2017 5:00:08 PM
GNWR covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 11/24/2017 4:55:51 PM
AEX covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 11/24/2017 4:54:22 PM
WRWK equipment in CT
   -Updated 11/24/2017 4:51:53 PM
WC equipment in CT
   -Updated 11/24/2017 4:50:35 PM
November 2017
   -Updated 11/24/2017 4:21:47 PM
Local Shots 2015
   -Updated 11/24/2017 4:16:56 PM
Simpson Railroad
   -Updated 11/24/2017 3:56:43 PM
EMD GT26 e GT46
   -Updated 11/24/2017 2:54:41 PM
South Texas Jan Mar 2003
   -Updated 11/24/2017 2:52:49 PM
South Texas Nov 2017
   -Updated 11/24/2017 2:30:19 PM

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