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: 4,271,809
Locomotives:  162,195
Rolling Stock:  1,001,797
Locations:  29,597
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Frisco 4-8-2 #1522
   -Added 1/18/2017 8:31:59 AM
UP B30-7A #201
   -Added 1/18/2017 8:25:06 AM
Rolling Stock - Reefer
   -Added 1/18/2017 8:06:29 AM
Whitewater Valley 2-6-2 #100
   -Added 1/18/2017 7:53:09 AM
Wheeling & Lake Erie Business Car #1
   -Added 1/18/2017 6:46:39 AM
UP Challenger Dome Car
   -Added 1/18/2017 6:31:09 AM
SCL/LN Caboose #05746
   -Added 1/18/2017 6:20:34 AM
RBMN #3304 & 3301
   -Added 1/18/2017 6:10:33 AM
PRR Snow Plow #497788
   -Added 1/18/2017 5:53:09 AM
Ohio Power Co Fireless Loco #2
   -Added 1/18/2017 5:40:43 AM
DRGW 2-8-2 #491
   -Added 1/18/2017 5:30:43 AM
Auburn yard
   -Added 1/18/2017 1:06:45 AM
C759 with a Rock Island box car.
   -Added 1/17/2017 9:44:02 PM
ACe alone.
   -Added 1/17/2017 9:03:12 PM
SRNJ getting stoned.
   -Added 1/17/2017 7:45:24 PM
2017 Montreal's Commuters.
   -Added 1/17/2017 7:25:57 PM
Misc Hoppers at Avondale Yard
   -Added 1/17/2017 5:41:29 PM
BNSF Front Range Subdivision - 2012
   -Added 1/17/2017 4:55:37 PM
Manville New Jersey
   -Added 1/17/2017 1:38:01 PM
Canadian Pacific's Ex DM&E/IC&E - 2012
   -Added 1/17/2017 1:09:01 PM
CN Yazoo Sub
   -Added 1/17/2017 12:09:44 PM
Peoria sub October 2016
   -Added 1/17/2017 11:32:58 AM
January 2017
   -Added 1/17/2017 10:46:05 AM
December 28, 2016
   -Added 1/17/2017 8:45:36 AM
GNAX Covered Hoppers at Avondale Yard
   -Added 1/17/2017 8:33:44 AM
A Few Auto Racks at Avondale Yard
   -Added 1/17/2017 4:43:28 AM
Covered Hoppers in Avondale Yard
   -Added 1/17/2017 4:25:36 AM
Gondolas & Coil Cars at Avondale Yard
   -Added 1/17/2017 4:04:12 AM
At Avondale Yard, North Kansas City
   -Added 1/17/2017 3:42:00 AM
LIRR: "Long Island Rail Road" ~ August 1960
   -Added 1/16/2017 11:51:53 PM
LIRR: "We Salute the Long Island Rail Road" ~ !959
   -Added 1/16/2017 11:34:01 PM
Minerva: "And now for the rest of the story'"
   -Added 1/16/2017 9:42:52 PM
Trip to Coney Island
   -Added 1/16/2017 9:21:34 PM
GO Transit
   -Added 1/16/2017 7:02:46 PM
WE 108 at the helm of 663
   -Added 1/16/2017 6:19:00 PM
Updated Photo Albums
More South Texas Dec 2016
   -Updated 1/18/2017 7:58:09 AM
Rolling Stock - Box Car
   -Updated 1/18/2017 7:39:02 AM
rail fanning the first Sunday of 2017
   -Updated 1/18/2017 6:41:21 AM
Starting 2017 with NYS&W action
   -Updated 1/18/2017 6:29:52 AM
Honshu Japan
   -Updated 1/18/2017 6:11:46 AM
Miscellaneous Indiana shots
   -Updated 1/18/2017 5:17:52 AM
Some misc. roster shots
   -Updated 1/18/2017 4:15:19 AM
UP Stuff
   -Updated 1/18/2017 2:19:57 AM
Canadian National
   -Updated 1/18/2017 2:11:21 AM
Freight Cars 2014
   -Updated 1/18/2017 2:06:25 AM
Freight Cars 2016
   -Updated 1/18/2017 1:57:34 AM
January 2017
   -Updated 1/18/2017 1:44:36 AM
South Jersey Rolling Stock
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:52:20 PM
CSX Q418
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:50:04 PM
GATX tank cars
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:44:07 PM
UTLX tank cars
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:42:37 PM
Random tank cars
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:41:12 PM
Covered hoppers
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:39:14 PM
BN/BNSF Right of Way
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:38:05 PM
Canadian railroads
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:35:56 PM
MILW rolling stock
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:35:06 PM
GN/BN/BNSF Spokane E
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:34:03 PM
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:33:38 PM
Mo Pac freight cars
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:33:16 PM
GN/BN/BNSF Spokane W
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:32:55 PM
BNSF family frt cars
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:32:35 PM
Steel service frt cars
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:32:20 PM
ATSF freight cars
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:32:05 PM
BN/BNSF covered hoppers
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:31:50 PM
BN/BNSF open hoppers
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:31:31 PM
CSX rolling stock
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:31:13 PM
Milwaukee Road
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:30:48 PM
SP rolling stock
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:30:21 PM
BN/BNSF roster
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:30:02 PM
Random boxcars
   -Updated 1/17/2017 11:29:33 PM

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