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: 4,700,084
Locomotives:  172,360
Rolling Stock:  1,087,192
Locations:  30,579
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Bangor & Aroostook
   -Added 1/20/2019 8:26:37 PM
Florida East Coast
   -Added 1/20/2019 8:01:10 PM
2019 Augusta, Georgia
   -Added 1/20/2019 7:58:58 PM
Seaboard System
   -Added 1/20/2019 7:51:17 PM
Skunked at Hearne; UP Gulf Coast SU / Hearne SD; CP HL120 - Hearne
   -Added 1/20/2019 7:46:04 PM
Burlington Route
   -Added 1/20/2019 7:39:36 PM
Chicago North Western
   -Added 1/20/2019 7:09:15 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Added 1/20/2019 6:47:34 PM
Wyoming Colorado Railroad
   -Added 1/20/2019 6:23:57 PM
A few CPL shots.
   -Added 1/20/2019 6:22:53 PM
Southern Pacific
   -Added 1/20/2019 6:10:24 PM
   -Added 1/20/2019 6:02:53 PM
   -Added 1/20/2019 5:29:05 PM
   -Added 1/20/2019 5:22:36 PM
Train NS 15T Westbound
   -Added 1/20/2019 4:44:02 PM
Union Pacific
   -Added 1/20/2019 4:26:08 PM
PPLX Pennsylvania Power and Light Co
   -Added 1/20/2019 4:02:23 PM
PPGX PPG Industries Inc
   -Added 1/20/2019 3:59:56 PM
Burlington Northern
   -Added 1/20/2019 3:59:28 PM
PVCX Pinto Valley Copper Corp
   -Added 1/20/2019 3:53:19 PM
PTEX General Electric Rail Services
   -Added 1/20/2019 3:49:30 PM
Santa Fe
   -Added 1/20/2019 3:45:48 PM
PCN Point Comfort and Northern Railway
   -Added 1/20/2019 3:38:34 PM
PLWX General Electric Rail Services
   -Added 1/20/2019 3:36:38 PM
PTLX General Electric Rail Services
   -Added 1/20/2019 3:31:40 PM
PSPX Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
   -Added 1/20/2019 3:29:20 PM
Canadian National, Central Vermont and Grand Trunk
   -Added 1/20/2019 3:28:35 PM
Conway Scenic
   -Added 1/20/2019 3:08:06 PM
PDRR Pee Dee River RR
   -Added 1/20/2019 3:02:45 PM
PBFX Tyson Fresh Meats
   -Added 1/20/2019 2:48:14 PM
PGTX Trinity Rail Managemen
   -Added 1/20/2019 2:45:19 PM
   -Added 1/20/2019 2:27:58 PM
PAL Paducah & Louisville
   -Added 1/20/2019 2:25:03 PM
PINX Pinnacle Polymers
   -Added 1/20/2019 2:18:33 PM
St. Lawrence & Atlantic
   -Added 1/20/2019 2:17:47 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Alliance, NE 2019
   -Updated 1/22/2019 9:31:47 PM
Washington County Railroad
   -Updated 1/22/2019 8:51:36 PM
NS East Carolina Business Unit
   -Updated 1/22/2019 6:25:37 PM
Michigan's Upper Peninsula 2016
   -Updated 1/22/2019 4:55:43 PM
UK 2018
   -Updated 1/22/2019 3:23:33 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 1/22/2019 1:40:24 PM
Pittsburgh 01-2019
   -Updated 1/22/2019 11:26:29 AM
Odakyu Electric Railway Commuter trains
   -Updated 1/22/2019 4:17:56 AM
Romance Cars of the Odakyu Electric Railway
   -Updated 1/22/2019 4:15:03 AM
Working on the Railroad: Memories
   -Updated 1/22/2019 12:53:32 AM
Steve's NSW shots
   -Updated 1/21/2019 11:33:51 PM
Conrail SA-31 2019
   -Updated 1/21/2019 8:42:31 PM
BN/BNSF roster
   -Updated 1/21/2019 8:24:58 PM
Misc locomotives
   -Updated 1/21/2019 7:57:16 PM
Freight Cars in the Mid-Atlantic States 2009
   -Updated 1/21/2019 7:46:58 PM
Rail-Fanning 2018 Vol. 8
   -Updated 1/21/2019 6:24:25 PM
   -Updated 1/21/2019 6:18:21 PM
January 2019 locomotives
   -Updated 1/21/2019 6:07:10 PM
Slide Scans
   -Updated 1/21/2019 5:26:05 PM
Chicagoland Freight Cars
   -Updated 1/21/2019 4:58:36 PM
More Locomotives
   -Updated 1/21/2019 4:48:33 PM
   -Updated 1/21/2019 4:23:39 PM
Canadian Pacific / D&H
   -Updated 1/21/2019 4:10:30 PM
Union Pacific La Grande Subdivision
   -Updated 1/21/2019 3:49:30 PM
CIBX equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/21/2019 2:37:38 PM
B Douglas Jensen
   -Updated 1/21/2019 2:01:18 PM
Guilford Rail System
   -Updated 1/21/2019 12:44:48 PM
4th Quarter 2018 - CMP
   -Updated 1/21/2019 11:35:04 AM
RFP Richmond Fredericksburg & Patomac
   -Updated 1/21/2019 10:22:21 AM
ITFX equipment in CT
   -Updated 1/21/2019 9:37:35 AM
Shortlines Arkansas
   -Updated 1/21/2019 9:32:56 AM
Reading (RDG)
   -Updated 1/21/2019 9:25:07 AM
Amtrak at ACCA Yard
   -Updated 1/21/2019 9:18:28 AM
R Misc
   -Updated 1/21/2019 9:11:51 AM
   -Updated 1/21/2019 9:08:19 AM

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