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: 4,682,526
Locomotives:  172,269
Rolling Stock:  1,084,254
Locations:  30,523
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Pan Am Office Car Special
   -Added 12/17/2018 11:04:05 AM
   -Added 12/17/2018 10:42:19 AM
EJE Elgin Joliet and Eastern
   -Added 12/17/2018 10:32:51 AM
EMDX General Motors
   -Added 12/17/2018 10:20:51 AM
ERR Edaville
   -Added 12/17/2018 10:08:16 AM
A numbers kind of day
   -Added 12/17/2018 3:09:57 AM
West Chicago
   -Added 12/16/2018 11:05:47 PM
Waiting for the call to action.
   -Added 12/16/2018 7:04:09 PM
Railfanning Vancouver, WA 12/14/2018
   -Added 12/16/2018 6:32:49 PM
Dangerous Love.
   -Added 12/16/2018 6:14:28 PM
National Park Scenic
   -Added 12/16/2018 4:53:31 PM
MN/WI/IA Oct-Nov 2018
   -Added 12/16/2018 4:38:41 PM
Conrail Browns Yard Santa Train 2018
   -Added 12/16/2018 4:26:17 PM
   -Added 12/16/2018 3:28:14 PM
2018 Fall trip to Syracuse NY.
   -Added 12/16/2018 3:01:22 PM
   -Added 12/16/2018 2:59:30 PM
   -Added 12/16/2018 11:59:54 AM
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MBTA Rolling Stock
   -Added 12/16/2018 11:14:34 AM
Southern Pacific 745
   -Added 12/16/2018 9:33:53 AM
Two stone trains on the same day.
   -Added 12/16/2018 9:13:54 AM
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MBTA Stations
   -Added 12/16/2018 8:52:39 AM
   -Added 12/16/2018 8:50:21 AM
"Last Farewell to Steam" on the New Haven
   -Added 12/16/2018 6:56:17 AM
New Haven Alco RS-2 #0514
   -Added 12/16/2018 6:23:10 AM
Daggett, CA
   -Added 12/15/2018 11:50:48 PM
   -Added 12/15/2018 11:48:21 PM
Newberry Springs, CA
   -Added 12/15/2018 11:46:31 PM
Ludlow, CA
   -Added 12/15/2018 11:30:49 PM
Amboy, CA
   -Added 12/15/2018 10:51:04 PM
Taylor Yard - D&H - Guilford - NYS&W
   -Added 12/15/2018 4:51:03 PM
   -Added 12/15/2018 4:38:08 PM
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   -Added 12/15/2018 2:34:20 PM
Updated Photo Albums
BNSF 2007
   -Updated 12/17/2018 1:59:18 PM
   -Updated 12/17/2018 1:46:20 PM
Conrail - South Kearny
   -Updated 12/17/2018 1:42:45 PM
Taylor Yard - D&H - Guilford - NYS&W
   -Updated 12/17/2018 1:39:44 PM
Conrail, NS, CSX - Oak Island Yard
   -Updated 12/17/2018 1:36:46 PM
Rutherford, NJ - Croxton Yard Conrail - NJ Transit 1980's
   -Updated 12/17/2018 1:33:17 PM
Alburtis - Emmaus - Fleetwood PA area CR and NS
   -Updated 12/17/2018 1:26:27 PM
Amtrak Steam Equipment
   -Updated 12/17/2018 12:24:06 PM
CB&Q Depots
   -Updated 12/17/2018 12:03:32 PM
Robert M Ball
   -Updated 12/17/2018 12:01:13 PM
Pittsburgh 12-2018
   -Updated 12/17/2018 11:10:06 AM
TBOX box cars in CT vol 2
   -Updated 12/17/2018 10:23:55 AM
NMIX equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/17/2018 10:20:37 AM
KCS equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/17/2018 10:20:10 AM
GNWR covered hoppers in CT vol 2
   -Updated 12/17/2018 10:19:31 AM
   -Updated 12/17/2018 10:09:06 AM
   -Updated 12/17/2018 10:05:56 AM
EEC East Erie Commercial Railroad
   -Updated 12/17/2018 10:02:15 AM
PRR: Pennsy Fire Power ~ 1904-2008
   -Updated 12/17/2018 9:58:28 AM
May 2018
   -Updated 12/17/2018 9:53:28 AM
BNSF rolling stock
   -Updated 12/17/2018 9:04:15 AM
2018 Train Photographs
   -Updated 12/17/2018 7:14:52 AM
Diane's train shots
   -Updated 12/17/2018 6:17:28 AM
Odds and Ends
   -Updated 12/17/2018 1:54:11 AM
   -Updated 12/16/2018 11:29:28 PM
PRR: PRR-PC-CR Postal Cards ~ 1900-1976
   -Updated 12/16/2018 10:56:12 PM
   -Updated 12/16/2018 10:43:51 PM
Northern New Jersey 2016-2018
   -Updated 12/16/2018 10:32:29 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 12/16/2018 8:40:36 PM
   -Updated 12/16/2018 8:13:08 PM
Freight Cars in the Mid-Atlantic states 2016
   -Updated 12/16/2018 8:12:30 PM
December 2018 locomotives
   -Updated 12/16/2018 7:28:34 PM
Southern Illinois Trains
   -Updated 12/16/2018 5:56:23 PM
R&N Santa Trips 2018
   -Updated 12/16/2018 5:53:33 PM
Series SM42
   -Updated 12/16/2018 5:16:18 PM

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