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: 4,535,505
Locomotives:  168,375
Rolling Stock:  1,058,890
Locations:  30,113
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Morning Misc Cars on the "J"
   -Added 2/23/2018 6:24:35 AM
RCRX Tankers on the "J"
   -Added 2/23/2018 6:14:31 AM
Morning Gondolas on the "J"
   -Added 2/23/2018 5:45:07 AM
Wheeling Sightings.
   -Added 2/22/2018 10:05:38 PM
Morning Flatcars on the "J"
   -Added 2/22/2018 5:33:02 PM
Morning Boxcars on the "J"
   -Added 2/22/2018 4:59:28 PM
A "J" on the "J"
   -Added 2/22/2018 4:27:32 PM
New jersey locomotives Feb 2018
   -Added 2/22/2018 4:12:37 PM
12/29/2017, morning action.
   -Added 2/22/2018 4:10:39 PM
RJ Corman Memphis Line 2018
   -Added 2/22/2018 3:22:55 PM
Metro-North - 2017
   -Added 2/22/2018 3:09:17 PM
CSX Henderson Sub 2018
   -Added 2/22/2018 3:07:28 PM
CSX Transportation - 2017
   -Added 2/22/2018 3:04:42 PM
Buffalo & Pittsburgh
   -Added 2/22/2018 2:16:17 PM
12/28/2017, festive old girl!
   -Added 2/22/2018 10:20:36 AM
USA: Family Railfan Outings ~ 1938 & 1941
   -Added 2/22/2018 9:33:25 AM
GMTX NW2 and GECX 8-40CW
   -Added 2/22/2018 9:13:04 AM
Misc Eastbound Cars on the J
   -Added 2/22/2018 9:02:59 AM
PRR: Philly Ferries ~ Circa 1947
   -Added 2/22/2018 8:07:35 AM
Interesting Eastbound Tankers on the J
   -Added 2/22/2018 7:15:19 AM
Eastbound Flatcars on the J
   -Added 2/22/2018 6:43:09 AM
Eastbound Boxcars on the J
   -Added 2/22/2018 6:38:16 AM
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
Updated Photo Albums
PRR: Philly Ferries ~ Circa 1947
   -Updated 2/23/2018 5:02:25 AM
Series ST44 (M62)
   -Updated 2/23/2018 3:01:51 AM
PRR: Pennsy Fire Power ~ 1904-2008
   -Updated 2/23/2018 1:55:29 AM
BNSF Red River Division / Houston Subdivision; U-LSSFLX (Lacassine, LA > Flynn, TX MOW train) @ MP16
   -Updated 2/23/2018 1:11:16 AM
TAD's 2018 CSX
   -Updated 2/22/2018 11:58:14 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 2/22/2018 11:14:51 PM
BNSF rolling stock
   -Updated 2/22/2018 10:57:57 PM
CN in Oshkosh
   -Updated 2/22/2018 9:50:33 PM
   -Updated 2/22/2018 9:36:49 PM
John H. Walker
   -Updated 2/22/2018 9:25:58 PM
   -Updated 2/22/2018 9:10:50 PM
   -Updated 2/22/2018 8:45:12 PM
CSX 2018
   -Updated 2/22/2018 8:38:23 PM
Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad and Allegheny Valley Railroad (SWP and AVR)
   -Updated 2/22/2018 8:21:02 PM
European Railway Stations
   -Updated 2/22/2018 7:58:47 PM
East Tennessee Trains 2018
   -Updated 2/22/2018 7:42:16 PM
   -Updated 2/22/2018 7:40:45 PM
2-Bay Type/Size Hopper's
   -Updated 2/22/2018 7:34:32 PM
CSX 8029 & NS 1700 EL Lead Train PR 32
   -Updated 2/22/2018 6:53:54 PM
NS Alabama Division AGS North District...Jan-June 2018
   -Updated 2/22/2018 6:51:31 PM
2018 Trip to the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show.
   -Updated 2/22/2018 6:43:46 PM
Trains 40
   -Updated 2/22/2018 6:29:45 PM
CSX in South Carolina
   -Updated 2/22/2018 6:27:46 PM
Pan Am Railways - Ayer, MA
   -Updated 2/22/2018 6:19:21 PM
Pan Am Railways - Stony Brook Line
   -Updated 2/22/2018 6:14:17 PM
MBTA - North Side
   -Updated 2/22/2018 6:12:19 PM
Las Vegas Area 2018
   -Updated 2/22/2018 4:50:45 PM
   -Updated 2/22/2018 4:47:21 PM
CN Wisconsin Central Division
   -Updated 2/22/2018 4:46:45 PM
Charleston and the Tri-County area, South Carolina
   -Updated 2/22/2018 4:30:36 PM
Norfolk & Western 611
   -Updated 2/22/2018 4:22:11 PM
NJ Transit - 2017
   -Updated 2/22/2018 3:46:35 PM
Phreight Photos
   -Updated 2/22/2018 2:28:45 PM
Buffalo Southern Railroad
   -Updated 2/22/2018 2:08:09 PM
UP Locals
   -Updated 2/22/2018 1:45:01 PM

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