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: 4,200,233
Locomotives:  160,462
Rolling Stock:  984,698
Locations:  29,440
What's New?
New Photo Albums
A busy Sunday on the Madill Sub - Chasing the Amtrak Exhibit Train
   -Added 9/27/2016 2:55:25 PM
Moore, Norman, Oklahoma City, Midwest City
   -Added 9/27/2016 11:17:49 AM
Builder Times Two
   -Added 9/27/2016 10:52:46 AM
PRR: Harrisburg, PA ~ 23 August 1961
   -Added 9/27/2016 1:11:12 AM
Black River & Western's "Triple Header" Excursion
   -Added 9/26/2016 11:06:12 PM
Only time for 1
   -Added 9/26/2016 9:43:27 PM
The twins are up early.
   -Added 9/26/2016 9:34:25 PM
CPR 2317, 1246 and 1293 steam operation at Steamtown, Bellows Falls, VT October 1979
   -Added 9/26/2016 8:20:33 PM
Farewell to NKP 765/767.
   -Added 9/26/2016 7:58:50 PM
765's return home.
   -Added 9/26/2016 4:14:48 PM
765 morning preperation.
   -Added 9/26/2016 4:00:18 PM
   -Added 9/26/2016 3:10:16 PM
Amtrak's Exhibit Train at the Museum of the American Railroad!
   -Added 9/26/2016 1:07:48 PM
Great Falls
   -Added 9/26/2016 12:53:39 PM
Amtrak at Fort Worth ITC
   -Added 9/26/2016 11:48:50 AM
A manifest and a rock train
   -Added 9/26/2016 11:15:38 AM
The twins are out for the night.
   -Added 9/26/2016 7:07:56 AM
Wrong track mixer.
   -Added 9/26/2016 6:47:07 AM
Stone at Summit.
   -Added 9/25/2016 11:39:59 PM
All 20 NS Heritage Units
   -Added 9/25/2016 10:47:16 PM
Wheeling & Lake Erie Afternoon Stone train
   -Added 9/25/2016 10:35:37 PM
Roster Shots
   -Added 9/25/2016 9:57:12 PM
URHS Festival 2016 - Boonton, NJ
   -Added 9/25/2016 9:47:41 PM
September 2016
   -Added 9/25/2016 9:44:56 PM
Last day of Steam in the valley for 2016
   -Added 9/25/2016 8:52:02 PM
NKP 767 in the Valley
   -Added 9/25/2016 8:49:27 PM
Needed a westbound for this light.
   -Added 9/25/2016 8:25:47 PM
Waiting on MGA Heritage
   -Added 9/25/2016 8:00:14 PM
I hate to see this.
   -Added 9/25/2016 7:32:27 PM
Bad angle, nice consist.
   -Added 9/25/2016 7:11:24 PM
Ft. Smith Trolley Museum
   -Added 9/25/2016 4:44:41 PM
Rockville Bridge
   -Added 9/25/2016 4:06:30 PM
Ontario Trains - August 2016 - Part 4
   -Added 9/25/2016 3:33:23 PM
   -Added 9/25/2016 1:35:19 PM
All I wanted to do was find a bathroom
   -Added 9/25/2016 12:59:14 PM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 9/27/2016 6:23:03 PM
   -Updated 9/27/2016 6:20:24 PM
September 2016
   -Updated 9/27/2016 5:57:24 PM
CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 9/27/2016 5:56:58 PM
   -Updated 9/27/2016 5:39:11 PM
2016 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 9/27/2016 5:33:53 PM
NS Pittsburgh Line
   -Updated 9/27/2016 5:21:11 PM
The Rail Yard
   -Updated 9/27/2016 5:17:26 PM
Video screenshots
   -Updated 9/27/2016 4:41:31 PM
Thankfuls - Favorites
   -Updated 9/27/2016 4:27:42 PM
Canadian Photos
   -Updated 9/27/2016 4:24:25 PM
VIA LRC Locomotives/Trains
   -Updated 9/27/2016 4:21:02 PM
Miscellaneous Railroads
   -Updated 9/27/2016 4:20:29 PM
BN/BNSF Everett north
   -Updated 9/27/2016 4:15:56 PM
Samuel Rea Shop ~ 1955-1972
   -Updated 9/27/2016 4:01:19 PM
Freight Cars 2013
   -Updated 9/27/2016 3:47:55 PM
Freight Cars 2015
   -Updated 9/27/2016 3:47:18 PM
Minnesota Southern
   -Updated 9/27/2016 3:45:21 PM
Freight Cars 2014
   -Updated 9/27/2016 3:40:11 PM
Nostalgic Times
   -Updated 9/27/2016 3:33:30 PM
Freight Cars 2012
   -Updated 9/27/2016 3:18:27 PM
Freight Cars 2011
   -Updated 9/27/2016 3:08:16 PM
Vermont Photos
   -Updated 9/27/2016 2:57:51 PM
Interesting Rolling Stock in New England: COVERED HOPPERS
   -Updated 9/27/2016 2:53:59 PM
~ Everyday Hollidaysburg, PA ~
   -Updated 9/27/2016 2:45:02 PM
BNSF Sightings
   -Updated 9/27/2016 2:22:16 PM
Misc Locomotive Sightings
   -Updated 9/27/2016 2:18:17 PM
BNSF roster
   -Updated 9/27/2016 2:10:02 PM
BN/BNSF roster
   -Updated 9/27/2016 2:08:27 PM
   -Updated 9/27/2016 2:05:16 PM
UP Seattle
   -Updated 9/27/2016 2:04:53 PM
   -Updated 9/27/2016 1:47:55 PM
Everett north RoW
   -Updated 9/27/2016 1:46:30 PM
CB&Q Passenger Diesels
   -Updated 9/27/2016 1:45:58 PM
Steam in the Valley - 2016
   -Updated 9/27/2016 1:44:35 PM

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