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: 5,870,304
Locomotives:  197,773
Rolling Stock:  1,360,826
Locations:  32,614
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Track Side May 2024
   -Added 5/25/2024 3:34:17 PM
Rolling Stock May 2024
   -Added 5/25/2024 3:32:07 PM
Pulling Power MAY 2024
   -Added 5/25/2024 3:29:55 PM
Reading Railroad Heritage Museum - Part 3
   -Added 5/25/2024 9:44:02 AM
Kansas City
   -Added 5/25/2024 5:20:01 AM
Stacks and racks.
   -Added 5/24/2024 10:34:59 PM
It shouldn't be doing this.
   -Added 5/24/2024 7:14:47 PM
   -Added 5/24/2024 7:15:16 AM
South Texas May 2024 Part2
   -Added 5/24/2024 12:15:58 AM
Slinger, WI
   -Added 5/23/2024 8:49:24 PM
WB Unit Vehicular Flat Car Frt at Erie NV
   -Added 5/23/2024 8:24:05 PM
CSX train M370 with a Dash 9 leading.
   -Added 5/23/2024 8:18:15 PM
A day in May 2024
   -Added 5/23/2024 7:35:50 PM
Looking back - March 5 1997
   -Added 5/23/2024 3:42:05 PM
Looking back - May 21 2002
   -Added 5/23/2024 3:25:25 PM
Looking back - April 27 2002
   -Added 5/23/2024 3:15:12 PM
   -Added 5/23/2024 7:16:17 AM
Short visit to the MTM
   -Added 5/23/2024 12:07:46 AM
2023-12-28, Freight car photos: Dresden, MO
   -Added 5/22/2024 10:19:15 PM
PU Tower - CNJ 175 Anniversary Part 1
   -Added 5/22/2024 8:24:03 PM
Herzog RR Pictures
   -Added 5/22/2024 7:13:58 PM
Final Spike Tour photos
   -Added 5/22/2024 4:21:35 PM
   -Added 5/22/2024 2:08:12 PM
Savanna IL and East Dubuque IL
   -Added 5/22/2024 9:35:30 AM
Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum.
   -Added 5/22/2024 7:31:14 AM
2017, Misc UCEX hoppers, Jefferson City, MO
   -Added 5/21/2024 11:39:41 PM
South Texas May 2024
   -Added 5/21/2024 11:19:57 PM
Misc. NS Lines
   -Added 5/21/2024 10:45:47 PM
2017, UP engines, Jefferson City MO
   -Added 5/21/2024 9:25:58 PM
Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum.
   -Added 5/21/2024 12:47:21 PM
Another Coke Train.
   -Added 5/20/2024 10:51:01 PM
Stone for the people.
   -Added 5/20/2024 10:32:25 PM
M420W, a first for me.
   -Added 5/20/2024 10:06:31 PM
Another CVSR Sunday.
   -Added 5/20/2024 1:37:07 PM
Rolling Stock: Hopper Cars, Coal Hoppers
   -Added 5/20/2024 11:18:43 AM
Updated Photo Albums
TAD's Conrail scenes & roster shots
   -Updated 5/25/2024 11:42:33 PM
TADs pre & Early Conrail
   -Updated 5/25/2024 11:42:13 PM
   -Updated 5/25/2024 11:23:37 PM
TADs Amtrak
   -Updated 5/25/2024 11:23:08 PM
TADs NJ Transit & pre
   -Updated 5/25/2024 11:22:02 PM
South Texas May 2024
   -Updated 5/25/2024 11:05:35 PM
Fresno, CA
   -Updated 5/25/2024 10:14:07 PM
2023 Trip to Western Canada.
   -Updated 5/25/2024 9:26:01 PM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 5/25/2024 9:21:42 PM
May 2024
   -Updated 5/25/2024 9:16:52 PM
WB Unit Vehicular Flat Car Frt at Erie NV
   -Updated 5/25/2024 8:58:07 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 5/25/2024 8:57:41 PM
Some "Heritage" & Special Paint Jobs
   -Updated 5/25/2024 8:12:13 PM
   -Updated 5/25/2024 7:37:47 PM
Jack's ATSF & BNSF
   -Updated 5/25/2024 6:19:55 PM
Cramerton, NC 2024
   -Updated 5/25/2024 6:01:05 PM
Twin Cities MN 2000-2007
   -Updated 5/25/2024 5:55:48 PM
Train Museum Duluth MN
   -Updated 5/25/2024 5:53:58 PM
Jacks Railroad cars and rolling stock
   -Updated 5/25/2024 5:25:22 PM
Some Misc. roster shots
   -Updated 5/25/2024 1:12:11 PM
Steve's Passenger & Transit
   -Updated 5/25/2024 12:58:57 PM
North Jersey 1/30/2016
   -Updated 5/25/2024 12:06:20 PM
Steve's Locomotive slides
   -Updated 5/25/2024 11:36:32 AM
Cotton Belt - EMD Locos (SD40T-2 to SD45T-2)
   -Updated 5/25/2024 10:06:57 AM
Spring 2024 locomotives
   -Updated 5/25/2024 9:47:31 AM
Amtrak, Varnish and Vanna
   -Updated 5/25/2024 9:22:26 AM
   -Updated 5/25/2024 8:31:15 AM
50ft-60ft Boxcars
   -Updated 5/25/2024 8:19:20 AM
   -Updated 5/25/2024 7:32:06 AM
   -Updated 5/25/2024 6:33:55 AM
Some Misc. action shots
   -Updated 5/25/2024 1:00:03 AM
St Lawrence & Atlantic
   -Updated 5/24/2024 10:52:21 PM
Duplainville, WI
   -Updated 5/24/2024 10:34:09 PM
Herzog RR Pictures
   -Updated 5/24/2024 10:27:15 PM
Slinger, WI
   -Updated 5/24/2024 10:20:15 PM

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