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: 5,238,441
Locomotives:  186,365
Rolling Stock:  1,218,747
Locations:  31,895
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Boxcar Red Collection_Kentucky
   -Added 11/30/2021 2:30:09 AM
Seaboard Coast Line
   -Added 11/29/2021 11:09:49 PM
BNSF panhandle sub
   -Added 11/29/2021 10:14:44 PM
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   -Added 11/29/2021 8:14:25 PM
The End of November around La Crosse WI
   -Added 11/29/2021 6:31:33 PM
Morristown & Erie Polar Express Excursion Train 2021
   -Added 11/29/2021 6:17:22 PM
   -Added 11/29/2021 5:44:34 PM
Missouri 2021-
   -Added 11/29/2021 5:35:42 PM
   -Added 11/29/2021 5:02:54 PM
New Jersey Transit Rail
   -Added 11/24/2021 8:38:39 PM
Stone Power
   -Added 11/24/2021 8:09:15 PM
A few more from 11/6
   -Added 11/24/2021 8:04:24 PM
May Thru August 2021
   -Added 11/24/2021 8:00:58 PM
Nice lash up: GECX 2040 & BNSF 3177 [GP50] on H-TEADYT 1-24A; North Zulch, TX
   -Added 11/24/2021 7:55:34 PM
November 2021
   -Added 11/24/2021 7:54:51 PM
MQRX equipment in CT
   -Added 11/24/2021 11:27:50 AM
BNSF 4401 waits for green
   -Added 11/24/2021 11:14:10 AM
The Palmetto Through Langford
   -Added 11/24/2021 11:11:53 AM
NS C39-8's / C39-8E's
   -Added 11/24/2021 10:16:05 AM
Morning run through Peachtree City, GA
   -Added 11/24/2021 10:10:23 AM
Running light in Fairburn, GA
   -Added 11/24/2021 9:57:33 AM
PRR: Fletcher ~> Steam Locomotive Portraits
   -Added 11/23/2021 10:02:56 PM
Napa Valley Wine Train
   -Added 11/23/2021 9:44:29 PM
WB Manifest Frt at Erie NV W-Pshr
   -Added 11/23/2021 9:03:01 PM
   -Added 11/23/2021 8:23:29 PM
ATSF - EMD Frt Locos (FP45)
   -Added 11/23/2021 7:03:47 PM
   -Added 11/23/2021 6:47:23 PM
Ashland November 2021
   -Added 11/23/2021 5:03:25 PM
Locomotives on display
   -Added 11/23/2021 9:37:54 AM
April 2021
   -Added 11/23/2021 12:17:11 AM
Boxcar Red Collection_Illinois
   -Added 11/22/2021 11:44:15 PM
Canadian Pacific in New York
   -Added 11/22/2021 10:30:58 PM
June 2021
   -Added 11/22/2021 10:11:03 PM
   -Added 11/22/2021 8:26:40 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Transnet freight Rail locomotives and trains 6
   -Updated 11/30/2021 2:24:51 AM
BNSF Seattle Sub
   -Updated 11/30/2021 1:34:29 AM
~ Extra Board ~
   -Updated 11/30/2021 12:30:45 AM
   -Updated 11/30/2021 12:19:12 AM
   -Updated 11/30/2021 12:01:14 AM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 11/29/2021 11:50:52 PM
   -Updated 11/29/2021 11:44:03 PM
   -Updated 11/29/2021 11:23:32 PM
Steam KS OK CO
   -Updated 11/29/2021 11:18:35 PM
Michigan's Upper Peninsula 2016
   -Updated 11/29/2021 11:17:05 PM
   -Updated 11/29/2021 11:08:46 PM
MRS (Rolling Stock)
   -Updated 11/29/2021 11:06:23 PM
Centralia, IL
   -Updated 11/29/2021 11:00:20 PM
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:58:57 PM
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:55:31 PM
Boxcar Red Collection_Illinois
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:54:57 PM
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:54:07 PM
Norfolk Southern Heritage/ Special interest
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:52:06 PM
Museums OK
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:52:01 PM
TADs Conrail Shared assets
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:48:57 PM
Kansas City Southern
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:48:23 PM
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:44:12 PM
MBTA - North Side
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:43:15 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:36:16 PM
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:28:39 PM
TADs Amtrak
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:22:27 PM
TADs NJ Transit & pre
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:21:17 PM
TADs NS 2021
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:19:30 PM
TADs CSX 2021
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:17:48 PM
Pan Am Railways - Shirley to Royalston
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:16:59 PM
Iowa Train Photos
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:16:37 PM
Massachusetts Central Railroad
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:14:08 PM
Connecticut Southern Railroad
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:11:52 PM
2021 Augusta, Georgia and CSRA area (CSX, NS)
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:11:21 PM
New England Central Railroad in MA/CT
   -Updated 11/29/2021 10:10:02 PM

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