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: 4,602,892
Locomotives:  170,254
Rolling Stock:  1,071,655
Locations:  30,240
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Vacation 2018
   -Added 6/23/2018 10:48:26 AM
SCL, Chessie, and N&W action in the Fall of 1977 and July, 1978
   -Added 6/23/2018 10:04:48 AM
Marion, NS saves the day.
   -Added 6/23/2018 7:47:42 AM
Cobra-hooded B&M 2-8-4's
   -Added 6/23/2018 7:14:24 AM
BM 2-8-0 Consolidations
   -Added 6/23/2018 6:45:46 AM
Sotetsu Railway
   -Added 6/23/2018 6:22:38 AM
B&M 0-6-0's
   -Added 6/23/2018 6:18:27 AM
Catching some rare throughbred visitors
   -Added 6/23/2018 3:58:39 AM
Chichibu Railway
   -Added 6/23/2018 2:57:00 AM
Shinkansens in Japan
   -Added 6/22/2018 10:37:00 PM
La Grange, TX
   -Added 6/22/2018 10:30:53 PM
Standard cab SD60 leader plus cool rolling stock.
   -Added 6/22/2018 10:25:48 PM
Jonathan Goes to Washington Round II
   -Added 6/22/2018 9:24:09 PM
MBTA: Needham Heights, Newton Center, and Newton Highlands
   -Added 6/22/2018 9:20:47 PM
No tigers.
   -Added 6/22/2018 8:49:54 PM
The run around.
   -Added 6/22/2018 7:54:10 PM
Keikyu Railway
   -Added 6/22/2018 7:41:12 PM
Foamin 'cross the USA - Amtrak coast to coast and back
   -Added 6/22/2018 6:50:01 PM
Boston & Maine East Cambridge Roundhouse
   -Added 6/22/2018 4:59:24 PM
Curious BLE 2-10-4 Photo
   -Added 6/22/2018 4:35:05 PM
Just One Train
   -Added 6/22/2018 3:55:54 PM
New Mexico Trip 2018
   -Added 6/22/2018 10:02:05 AM
June 2018
   -Added 6/22/2018 9:43:58 AM
JRF (Japan Rail Freight)
   -Added 6/22/2018 7:46:26 AM
Steam Locomotives of Japan
   -Added 6/22/2018 7:32:41 AM
Tobu Super Express Trains
   -Added 6/22/2018 7:30:32 AM
Republic Steel 0-4-0T #53
   -Added 6/22/2018 7:02:15 AM
Two BAR 4-6-2 Pacifics
   -Added 6/22/2018 6:32:24 AM
Tragic BAR 2-8-0 #197
   -Added 6/22/2018 6:10:39 AM
BAR 0-6-0 #322
   -Added 6/22/2018 5:48:49 AM
Ayrshire Collieries Heisler #4 - Ayershire, Indiana
   -Added 6/22/2018 5:14:58 AM
Kingsbury, TX
   -Added 6/21/2018 9:56:45 PM
Moody, TX
   -Added 6/21/2018 9:39:22 PM
Clean oldies.
   -Added 6/21/2018 8:52:37 PM
April 2018 in the Upper Midwest
   -Added 6/21/2018 8:31:32 PM
Updated Photo Albums
EB & WB UPRR Frts at Erie NV (Passing Siding)
   -Updated 6/23/2018 1:07:17 PM
   -Updated 6/23/2018 1:07:08 PM
TAD's 2018 CSX
   -Updated 6/23/2018 11:48:51 AM
Pan Am Railways - Ayer, MA
   -Updated 6/23/2018 11:46:40 AM
CB&Q Passenger Rolling Stock
   -Updated 6/23/2018 11:38:42 AM
   -Updated 6/23/2018 11:37:43 AM
JonRailVideos 2018 Railroad Image Album #6 JUNE 2018
   -Updated 6/23/2018 11:16:28 AM
   -Updated 6/23/2018 11:08:41 AM
   -Updated 6/23/2018 11:02:08 AM
Railfanning Raleigh, N.C. in the 1980's
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:59:59 AM
NP/BNSF Spokane>Pasco
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:59:45 AM
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:58:32 AM
Stations and RR structures
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:58:10 AM
UP Hinkle north
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:58:01 AM
State of North Carolina (RNCX) Passenger Trains & Locomotives
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:57:48 AM
Raleigh, NC Union Station project
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:56:37 AM
CSX CW40-8's
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:56:15 AM
CSX C40-8's
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:52:38 AM
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:50:45 AM
Vacation 2017
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:50:35 AM
Miscellaneous RR
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:48:58 AM
NS GP59's
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:48:37 AM
NS SD70's
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:47:51 AM
Montana Rail Link
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:46:46 AM
BN/BNSF Seattle
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:44:36 AM
WWUX equipment in CT
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:31:15 AM
SHPX equipment in CT
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:30:11 AM
PW gondolas in CT
   -Updated 6/23/2018 10:24:06 AM
Two BAR 4-6-2 Pacifics
   -Updated 6/23/2018 9:59:50 AM
   -Updated 6/23/2018 9:15:49 AM
Conrail and Amtrak action at Enola, Harrisburg, and Morrisville
   -Updated 6/23/2018 9:15:41 AM
some times you have to go where the trains are spring 2018
   -Updated 6/23/2018 8:08:50 AM
~ Extra Board ~
   -Updated 6/23/2018 6:47:11 AM
   -Updated 6/23/2018 6:11:17 AM
Conrail's Croxton yard was busy in March, 1979.
   -Updated 6/23/2018 6:09:59 AM

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