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: 4,395,178
Locomotives:  165,115
Rolling Stock:  1,028,535
Locations:  29,844
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Oklahoma City, Moore
   -Added 7/20/2017 11:52:58 AM
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The Two Newest ET44C4'S and The Last Built at the GE Locomotive Plant Fort Worth Texas for The BNSF
   -Added 7/20/2017 12:14:17 AM
Grain Train
   -Added 7/19/2017 9:24:02 PM
CIT Group
   -Added 7/19/2017 8:49:20 PM
From the N&W Bellevue Yard Tower - December 31, 1967
   -Added 7/19/2017 8:46:05 PM
Amtrak Returns to the NECR Swanton Sub
   -Added 7/19/2017 8:09:20 PM
Englewood yard July 13th 2017
   -Added 7/19/2017 7:26:34 PM
UPS knows no holiday.
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One too many traffic lights.
   -Added 7/19/2017 6:19:49 PM
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CN Johnston Yard
   -Added 7/19/2017 2:05:23 PM
Blade Train! My first one.
   -Added 7/19/2017 9:26:37 AM
07/02/2017 and 07/03/2017
   -Added 7/18/2017 11:28:02 PM
   -Added 7/18/2017 11:06:02 PM
Transfer duties. Part 2
   -Added 7/18/2017 9:50:11 PM
EB Frts on UPRR at Erie NV (Passing Siding)-2
   -Added 7/18/2017 8:39:20 PM
Georgia Shortline Run August 2015
   -Added 7/18/2017 8:32:16 PM
Alcos and a bridge.
   -Added 7/18/2017 8:23:21 PM
W.C. Wiese
   -Added 7/18/2017 8:09:25 PM
Cooperstown Junction
   -Added 7/18/2017 5:38:30 PM
Transfer duties.
   -Added 7/18/2017 4:23:40 PM
Shipping Containers
   -Added 7/18/2017 3:59:44 PM
Contemporary NJ Transit Volume X
   -Added 7/18/2017 2:55:12 PM
South Texas July 2017
   -Added 7/18/2017 11:52:26 AM
Moore, Norman BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 7/18/2017 10:54:47 AM
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EMDX Motive Power
   -Added 7/17/2017 11:41:36 PM
May 2017 digital
   -Added 7/17/2017 11:35:46 PM
July 2017 Trip to Ohio
   -Added 7/17/2017 11:10:55 PM
Whynot, MS and AMTK 305 at the training facility.
   -Added 7/17/2017 10:52:33 PM
Meet & Greet.
   -Added 7/17/2017 10:22:09 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Finger Lakes Railway
   -Updated 7/20/2017 12:38:04 PM
From the N&W Bellevue Yard Tower - December 31, 1967
   -Updated 7/20/2017 12:35:01 PM
Rolling Stock~Coil Steel Cars
   -Updated 7/20/2017 11:45:18 AM
Rolling Stock~Gondola Cars
   -Updated 7/20/2017 11:42:08 AM
Rolling Stock~Covered Hoppers
   -Updated 7/20/2017 11:40:14 AM
UP Locomotive Power
   -Updated 7/20/2017 11:34:35 AM
   -Updated 7/20/2017 11:32:31 AM
Rolling Stock~Lumber Cars
   -Updated 7/20/2017 11:07:42 AM
Southern Rwy Woodstock, Al. wreck trains 48 and Second 47
   -Updated 7/20/2017 10:51:49 AM
TTX Freight Equipment
   -Updated 7/20/2017 10:41:16 AM
Blade Train! My first one.
   -Updated 7/20/2017 10:24:00 AM
Freight Cars in the Mid-Atlantic states 2017
   -Updated 7/20/2017 9:49:36 AM
   -Updated 7/20/2017 9:44:25 AM
Shipping Containers
   -Updated 7/20/2017 9:42:36 AM
The Shortline Baglist
   -Updated 7/20/2017 9:04:00 AM
   -Updated 7/20/2017 6:50:21 AM
Night shots
   -Updated 7/20/2017 3:43:05 AM
   -Updated 7/20/2017 3:37:50 AM
Railfanning on the Cajon Sub
   -Updated 7/20/2017 1:56:37 AM
Trains 34
   -Updated 7/20/2017 1:49:05 AM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 7/20/2017 12:26:07 AM
Georgia Shortline Run August 2015
   -Updated 7/20/2017 12:23:27 AM
Troutdale, Oregon
   -Updated 7/20/2017 12:19:49 AM
July 2017
   -Updated 7/19/2017 11:58:31 PM
JUNE 2017
   -Updated 7/19/2017 11:34:08 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 7/19/2017 11:28:05 PM
Baltimore Delight
   -Updated 7/19/2017 10:54:35 PM
Meridian and surrounding, night & day: July 2017
   -Updated 7/19/2017 10:44:36 PM
Consolidated Rail Corporation
   -Updated 7/19/2017 10:32:22 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's mainline stuff
   -Updated 7/19/2017 10:26:56 PM
EMD GT26 e GT46
   -Updated 7/19/2017 10:22:02 PM
Random tank cars
   -Updated 7/19/2017 10:07:41 PM
GATX tank cars
   -Updated 7/19/2017 10:04:52 PM
NP/BN/BNSF Spokane W
   -Updated 7/19/2017 9:59:37 PM
UTLX tank cars
   -Updated 7/19/2017 9:57:19 PM

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