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: 4,835,472
Locomotives:  175,858
Rolling Stock:  1,113,978
Locations:  30,879
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Neptune Bulk Terminals
   -Added 11/16/2019 10:39:20 PM
Connersville, IN
   -Added 11/16/2019 10:02:02 PM
CSX River Subdivision
   -Added 11/16/2019 9:26:31 PM
Marion, OH
   -Added 11/16/2019 9:05:13 PM
Big Boy UP 4014
   -Added 11/16/2019 7:14:43 PM
CSX Mohawk Subdivision
   -Added 11/16/2019 6:22:45 PM
The prettiest Wheeling engine.
   -Added 11/16/2019 4:45:15 PM
Columbia-Walla Walla Rwy vol.1
   -Added 11/16/2019 4:38:44 PM
Canadian National and Ontario Northland Railway in Cochrane, Ontario
   -Added 11/16/2019 4:21:24 PM
Columbia River Gorge vol.XXX
   -Added 11/16/2019 4:13:49 PM
Algoma Central
   -Added 11/16/2019 4:04:16 PM
UP Big Boy 4014 in 2019
   -Added 11/16/2019 3:46:15 PM
WB Manifest Frt at Erie NV
   -Added 11/16/2019 3:14:45 PM
Ontario Trains - Niagara Region - July 2019 - Part 1
   -Added 11/15/2019 7:37:36 PM
New Orleans Public Belt Switchers
   -Added 11/15/2019 9:36:35 AM
Milwaukee Road 4-6-2 Pacifics
   -Added 11/15/2019 6:54:07 AM
MILW 4-4-2's
   -Added 11/15/2019 6:05:16 AM
Pictures from the UK
   -Added 11/15/2019 3:03:16 AM
Amtrak's "Coca-Cola Wrapped" City Sprinter
   -Added 11/14/2019 10:05:52 AM
This pursuit was a bust
   -Added 11/14/2019 4:57:42 AM
UP 4014 chase is Ark & OK
   -Added 11/13/2019 9:36:08 PM
Morristown & Erie RS1 15
   -Added 11/13/2019 5:58:55 PM
McCloud Rwy 2-6-2 #25
   -Added 11/13/2019 5:44:26 PM
LV 4-6-2 #2093 - Black Diamond Express
   -Added 11/13/2019 5:27:50 PM
Assorted Luken Steel Equipment
   -Added 11/13/2019 4:28:12 PM
Brandywine Valley SW9 #8202
   -Added 11/13/2019 4:00:27 PM
Kiamichi RR GP7 #905
   -Added 11/13/2019 3:38:11 PM
   -Added 11/13/2019 12:38:13 PM
IC Wooden Sleeper Car "Amboy"
   -Added 11/13/2019 11:27:07 AM
Rail Runner pictures
   -Added 11/13/2019 1:43:13 AM
October-November 2019: Meridian, north MS and surrounding.
   -Added 11/13/2019 1:32:31 AM
BNSF Fort Worth Sub North
   -Added 11/13/2019 1:09:27 AM
Waycross Trip
   -Added 11/12/2019 11:47:57 PM
GTW GP40-2 #6414
   -Added 11/12/2019 6:07:51 PM
GTW GP9 #4556
   -Added 11/12/2019 5:58:53 PM
Updated Photo Albums
November 2019
   -Updated 11/17/2019 1:35:45 AM
July 2019 Pt 2
   -Updated 11/17/2019 1:08:44 AM
Misc. Class 1 Branchline Shots
   -Updated 11/17/2019 12:02:46 AM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 11/16/2019 11:59:51 PM
CN Waukesha Subdivision and North Fond du Lac 2006-2014
   -Updated 11/16/2019 11:58:12 PM
Canadian Pacific ex-MILW Mainline 2013
   -Updated 11/16/2019 11:18:30 PM
Canadian Pacific
   -Updated 11/16/2019 11:13:30 PM
Canadian Pacific ex-MILW Mainline 2010-2012
   -Updated 11/16/2019 10:44:47 PM
July 2019
   -Updated 11/16/2019 10:32:30 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 11/16/2019 10:32:17 PM
4th Quarter 2019 - CMP
   -Updated 11/16/2019 10:12:41 PM
Amtrak Northeast Corridor Line
   -Updated 11/16/2019 8:55:25 PM
TADs Amtrak special paint
   -Updated 11/16/2019 8:51:22 PM
TADs A.E. Staley Morrisville, PA once featuring NW-3 #179
   -Updated 11/16/2019 8:49:26 PM
TADs NS 2019
   -Updated 11/16/2019 8:46:50 PM
   -Updated 11/16/2019 8:40:10 PM
CSX Chicago
   -Updated 11/16/2019 8:38:20 PM
Mo Pac!
   -Updated 11/16/2019 8:34:19 PM
2019 Two days at Syracuse NY.
   -Updated 11/16/2019 8:33:59 PM
Soo Line
   -Updated 11/16/2019 8:32:38 PM
Various Steam
   -Updated 11/16/2019 8:30:36 PM
The WSOR Northern Division
   -Updated 11/16/2019 8:24:46 PM
   -Updated 11/16/2019 8:17:17 PM
Union Pacific in Southeast Wisconsin
   -Updated 11/16/2019 8:16:21 PM
Union Pacific Adams & Altoona Subdivisions
   -Updated 11/16/2019 8:01:08 PM
WSOR Madison Subdivision
   -Updated 11/16/2019 7:23:30 PM
CN in the Fox Cities
   -Updated 11/16/2019 6:56:44 PM
Amtrak - Amsterdam 2019
   -Updated 11/16/2019 6:11:39 PM
   -Updated 11/16/2019 6:01:27 PM
The Trains of Amtrak's NEC
   -Updated 11/16/2019 6:00:06 PM
Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) Locomotives
   -Updated 11/16/2019 5:51:11 PM
2019 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 11/16/2019 5:49:58 PM
Random hoppers
   -Updated 11/16/2019 5:19:26 PM
BN/BNSF Seattle south
   -Updated 11/16/2019 5:09:02 PM
PRR/PC/CR frt cars
   -Updated 11/16/2019 5:07:48 PM

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