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: 4,534,872
Locomotives:  168,360
Rolling Stock:  1,058,545
Locations:  30,110
What's New?
New Photo Albums
CSX 8029 & NS 1700 EL Lead Train PR 32
   -Added 2/21/2018 9:05:56 PM
CSX in Clark Ave. Yard.
   -Added 2/21/2018 7:29:26 PM
Moore, Norman, Oklahoma City, Midwest City BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Added 2/21/2018 5:36:53 PM
Osborne Stone continued
   -Added 2/21/2018 5:36:33 PM
Norfolk & Western 611
   -Added 2/21/2018 5:02:46 PM
Strasburg 89 on President's day
   -Added 2/21/2018 4:24:10 PM
Las Vegas Area 2018
   -Added 2/21/2018 3:55:55 PM
12/28/2017, Claremore, Oklahoma.
   -Added 2/21/2018 2:23:27 PM
UP, move that box! 12/28/2017.
   -Added 2/21/2018 1:26:40 PM
Indian Summer
   -Added 2/21/2018 1:18:35 PM
NS,UP, and a smokey BC Rail lashup.
   -Added 2/21/2018 11:52:20 AM
PRR: Electric Locomotive Roster ~ January 1942
   -Added 2/21/2018 9:40:38 AM
CSX 4023 at Griffith
   -Added 2/21/2018 9:03:48 AM
Misc Cars
   -Added 2/21/2018 8:17:54 AM
Misc Boxcars
   -Added 2/21/2018 7:52:44 AM
INRD Hoppers
   -Added 2/21/2018 6:34:36 AM
SVGX 8629 at BP Plant
   -Added 2/21/2018 6:19:36 AM
Mix of freight and passenger.
   -Added 2/20/2018 9:56:50 PM
Canadian National - 2018
   -Added 2/20/2018 9:34:39 PM
First Osborne Stone Train in Medina this year.
   -Added 2/20/2018 7:14:24 PM
   -Added 2/20/2018 5:15:43 PM
VIA Rail - 2018
   -Added 2/20/2018 1:58:29 PM
Gary Rwy Coil Cars at Van Loon Yard
   -Added 2/19/2018 10:27:00 PM
Altoona,PA Shops 2017
   -Added 2/19/2018 10:20:07 PM
Railfanning the Pascack Valley Line and Main & Bergen County Line
   -Added 2/19/2018 8:52:03 PM
January 2017
   -Added 2/19/2018 3:27:41 PM
12/27/2017, vol 2.
   -Added 2/19/2018 1:47:31 PM
CN 2301
   -Added 2/19/2018 10:10:14 AM
Centerbeam Flatcars
   -Added 2/19/2018 9:09:55 AM
POTX hoppers
   -Added 2/19/2018 8:40:01 AM
ITFX equipment in CT
   -Added 2/19/2018 8:33:24 AM
EMD trio hustles a Peachtree City, GA local
   -Added 2/19/2018 7:49:35 AM
Misc Tank Cars
   -Added 2/19/2018 7:21:00 AM
Misc Boxcars
   -Added 2/19/2018 6:50:45 AM
IBT Boxcars
   -Added 2/19/2018 6:40:20 AM
Updated Photo Albums
Ashley Rodriguez 2018 Locomotive Power
   -Updated 2/22/2018 1:25:56 AM
February 2018
   -Updated 2/22/2018 1:17:33 AM
   -Updated 2/22/2018 12:47:35 AM
USA: Hell Gate Bridge Photos ~ 1940-1948
   -Updated 2/22/2018 12:24:03 AM
Consolidated Rail Corporation
   -Updated 2/21/2018 11:55:19 PM
BNSF rolling stock
   -Updated 2/21/2018 10:26:17 PM
Trains 40
   -Updated 2/21/2018 10:25:14 PM
St. Lawrence & Atlantic
   -Updated 2/21/2018 10:11:59 PM
   -Updated 2/21/2018 9:49:48 PM
   -Updated 2/21/2018 9:40:41 PM
European Railway Stations
   -Updated 2/21/2018 9:25:58 PM
Norfolk Southern 2018
   -Updated 2/21/2018 9:10:20 PM
passin thru Neenah
   -Updated 2/21/2018 8:44:56 PM
Hoppers cars at bound brook
   -Updated 2/21/2018 8:40:38 PM
2-Bay Type/Size Hopper's
   -Updated 2/21/2018 8:39:51 PM
Altoona and area 7/2015
   -Updated 2/21/2018 8:21:23 PM
Amtrak, Varnish and Vanna
   -Updated 2/21/2018 7:57:12 PM
Covered Hoppers
   -Updated 2/21/2018 7:55:44 PM
East Alabama/West Central Georgia Rail Pics
   -Updated 2/21/2018 7:43:37 PM
2018 Trip to the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show.
   -Updated 2/21/2018 7:28:39 PM
CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 2/21/2018 7:01:48 PM
TADs SEPTA Sprinter deliveries & testing
   -Updated 2/21/2018 6:37:49 PM
TAD's 2018 CSX
   -Updated 2/21/2018 6:35:27 PM
CP Roster
   -Updated 2/21/2018 6:27:19 PM
Gondolas diversas
   -Updated 2/21/2018 6:17:19 PM
   -Updated 2/21/2018 6:02:20 PM
Shortline & Industrial Stuff
   -Updated 2/21/2018 6:00:49 PM
Trenton Sub
   -Updated 2/21/2018 5:41:16 PM
Railfan Highlights
   -Updated 2/21/2018 5:29:15 PM
Forgotten Pics - 2010
   -Updated 2/21/2018 5:07:18 PM
Fountain Derailment 2008
   -Updated 2/21/2018 5:06:10 PM
UP roster
   -Updated 2/21/2018 5:04:03 PM
   -Updated 2/21/2018 5:03:32 PM
   -Updated 2/21/2018 4:59:55 PM
Best Friend of Charleston
   -Updated 2/21/2018 4:57:49 PM

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