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: 4,480,699
Locomotives:  166,865
Rolling Stock:  1,048,294
Locations:  29,997
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Homecoming, vol 5.
   -Added 11/17/2017 3:06:05 PM
LHF Furbee
   -Added 11/17/2017 1:31:38 PM
Jordan, NY 2013
   -Added 11/17/2017 12:19:30 AM
TADs NJT River Line
   -Added 11/16/2017 9:56:39 PM
TADs Roebling, NJ mill
   -Added 11/16/2017 9:23:10 PM
Oh Canada
   -Added 11/16/2017 6:27:52 PM
2017 CSX Santa Train 75TH anniversary
   -Added 11/16/2017 6:04:11 PM
Portland&Western in the Snow
   -Added 11/16/2017 2:32:30 PM
Homecoming, vol 4.
   -Added 11/16/2017 1:44:39 PM
PRR: "Soliloquy Of Altoona" ~ April 1978
   -Added 11/16/2017 1:13:01 PM
TOFX equipment in CT
   -Added 11/16/2017 11:54:17 AM
Homecoming, vol 3.
   -Added 11/16/2017 11:40:27 AM
Kinnear Yard Hamilton Ontario
   -Added 11/16/2017 11:21:01 AM
Homecoming, vol 2.
   -Added 11/16/2017 9:48:19 AM
Homecoming, vol 1.
   -Added 11/16/2017 9:29:20 AM
A gray goose
   -Added 11/16/2017 6:31:20 AM
   -Added 11/16/2017 6:12:28 AM
PRR: "Largest Railroad Shops" ~ April 1978
   -Added 11/16/2017 1:57:27 AM
Wheeling Power
   -Added 11/15/2017 8:19:30 PM
Slidell 2017
   -Added 11/15/2017 6:35:41 PM
Central Montana Railroad
   -Added 11/15/2017 6:24:45 PM
PRR: "Altoona Works" ~ 5-7 October 1925
   -Added 11/15/2017 4:03:34 PM
Dolton Illinois
   -Added 11/15/2017 1:04:32 PM
Hammond Idiana
   -Added 11/15/2017 12:25:49 PM
BNSF Stampede Sub - 1997
   -Added 11/15/2017 9:09:50 AM
   -Added 11/15/2017 8:30:35 AM
Empty CSX oil train in South Jersey.
   -Added 11/14/2017 8:47:18 PM
St. Albans, VT
   -Added 11/14/2017 7:50:32 PM
Cool November Day at CSX Collier Yard
   -Added 11/14/2017 7:33:09 PM
Pine Creek Railroad
   -Added 11/14/2017 6:14:25 PM
Tehachapi Loop and Pass
   -Added 11/14/2017 5:16:27 PM
UP Roseville (Donner Pass) and Nevada (Truckee River Canyon) Subs - November 2017
   -Added 11/14/2017 12:41:25 PM
Farewell Omaha.
   -Added 11/14/2017 8:12:26 AM
Train after dark 11/12/2017
   -Added 11/14/2017 8:01:44 AM
At the last second.
   -Added 11/14/2017 6:56:06 AM
Updated Photo Albums
NJT RVL-Night Scenes, Stations and Changes
   -Updated 11/17/2017 4:05:46 PM
Lehigh Line scenes
   -Updated 11/17/2017 4:00:44 PM
New Jersey Transit @ various locations
   -Updated 11/17/2017 3:57:20 PM
October 2017
   -Updated 11/17/2017 3:53:23 PM
   -Updated 11/17/2017 3:13:09 PM
Heritage/Special Units
   -Updated 11/17/2017 3:09:34 PM
Canadian Pacific
   -Updated 11/17/2017 2:37:47 PM
Southern Ry
   -Updated 11/17/2017 2:26:19 PM
CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 11/17/2017 1:10:13 PM
Kansas City, MO
   -Updated 11/17/2017 12:42:54 PM
Special & Commemorative Paint Schemes
   -Updated 11/17/2017 12:28:42 PM
November 2017
   -Updated 11/17/2017 12:02:31 PM
November 2017
   -Updated 11/17/2017 10:24:21 AM
   -Updated 11/17/2017 9:57:28 AM
   -Updated 11/17/2017 9:35:25 AM
   -Updated 11/17/2017 9:02:00 AM
Chasing "The Deuce" and others
   -Updated 11/17/2017 7:25:33 AM
Rail Photos From Canada
   -Updated 11/17/2017 5:44:51 AM
Staples Sub
   -Updated 11/17/2017 5:34:12 AM
Minnesota Commercial
   -Updated 11/17/2017 5:24:20 AM
Twin Cities
   -Updated 11/17/2017 5:21:18 AM
Union Pacific Enid Subdivision part 2
   -Updated 11/17/2017 4:41:31 AM
Rolling stock on the UP
   -Updated 11/17/2017 4:10:52 AM
BNSF Red Rock Subdivision
   -Updated 11/17/2017 3:52:30 AM
Buffalo & Pittsburgh
   -Updated 11/17/2017 3:24:34 AM
Orange and Grey
   -Updated 11/17/2017 12:32:02 AM
Exile in Tassie
   -Updated 11/17/2017 12:28:58 AM
Steve's NSW shots
   -Updated 11/17/2017 12:26:59 AM
Delec locomotive depot Enfield Sydney
   -Updated 11/17/2017 12:24:25 AM
Steve's Steam shots
   -Updated 11/17/2017 12:22:26 AM
Union Pacific Power
   -Updated 11/17/2017 12:12:31 AM
TADs CSX 2017
   -Updated 11/17/2017 12:12:08 AM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 11/16/2017 11:53:03 PM
TAD's 2017 CSX K trains
   -Updated 11/16/2017 11:23:51 PM
Short Lines
   -Updated 11/16/2017 11:15:30 PM

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