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: 4,551,701
Locomotives:  168,813
Rolling Stock:  1,061,842
Locations:  30,146
What's New?
New Photo Albums
01/31/2018, afternoon and evening.
   -Added 3/22/2018 1:53:00 AM
Sea to Shining Sea By Rail Tour
   -Added 3/22/2018 1:16:05 AM
Santa Fe
   -Added 3/22/2018 12:01:40 AM
2018 BNSF Abilene Yard
   -Added 3/21/2018 11:23:15 PM
Bryan Smith
   -Added 3/21/2018 11:01:42 PM
Bryan Smith
   -Added 3/21/2018 10:45:20 PM
EuroTrip Day 26: P091-31 Amtrak Home
   -Added 3/21/2018 9:58:52 PM
EuroTrip Day 24: Steam in Frankfurt
   -Added 3/21/2018 9:25:42 PM
EuroTrip Day 23: Muenchen
   -Added 3/21/2018 9:06:39 PM
EuroTrip Day 22: The Alps
   -Added 3/21/2018 8:38:05 PM
A brief look around Medina.
   -Added 3/21/2018 8:30:31 PM
Trains and scenes in the snow in Lynchburg, VA
   -Added 3/21/2018 8:17:57 PM
Amtrak/SEPTA/NJT 2018
   -Added 3/21/2018 8:12:59 PM
Rail Trails
   -Added 3/21/2018 8:05:28 PM
   -Added 3/21/2018 7:50:49 PM
February 2018 rolling stock
   -Added 3/21/2018 5:28:29 PM
   -Added 3/21/2018 1:22:55 PM
Rock Island
   -Added 3/21/2018 12:46:32 PM
01/31/2018 morning.
   -Added 3/21/2018 12:28:17 PM
on the Tier 2018
   -Added 3/21/2018 9:38:49 AM
Action in September 2017
   -Added 3/21/2018 6:23:08 AM
01/30/2018 morning.
   -Added 3/21/2018 3:50:57 AM
Catch of the (2018) year, so far. 01/30/2018.
   -Added 3/21/2018 3:00:04 AM
01/29/2018 afternoon.
   -Added 3/21/2018 2:37:22 AM
   -Added 3/21/2018 12:26:20 AM
March 2018
   -Added 3/20/2018 11:01:29 PM
Lehigh Canal Park-Part A
   -Added 3/20/2018 8:53:01 PM
Ex-BNSF 'Executive' on 39G.
   -Added 3/20/2018 8:47:06 PM
Trains 49
   -Added 3/20/2018 8:15:36 PM
Part of Allentown Yard
   -Added 3/20/2018 8:04:22 PM
Ontario 2018
   -Added 3/20/2018 7:37:28 PM
Steam in the Spreesart
   -Added 3/20/2018 7:27:54 PM
EuroTrip Days 19+20: Berlin and the Train to Muenchen
   -Added 3/20/2018 6:32:03 PM
Some 20 years ago & now.
   -Added 3/20/2018 6:13:50 PM
01/28/2018 evening and night shots.
   -Added 3/20/2018 5:51:23 PM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 3/22/2018 9:32:46 AM
   -Updated 3/22/2018 7:45:04 AM
Action in September 2017
   -Updated 3/22/2018 6:51:50 AM
PRR: Healey ~> PRR Excursion Trains ~ Circa 1950
   -Updated 3/22/2018 6:15:48 AM
PRR: Healey ~> PRR Passenger Engines ~ C. 1950
   -Updated 3/22/2018 5:12:39 AM
Series 401Da
   -Updated 3/22/2018 5:10:15 AM
March 2018
   -Updated 3/22/2018 2:15:55 AM
Mosaic MOCX Rolling Stock
   -Updated 3/22/2018 1:56:09 AM
beerNut's 2006-2129 Locos
   -Updated 3/22/2018 1:42:58 AM
Chicago Commuter
   -Updated 3/22/2018 12:46:21 AM
Vintage Power
   -Updated 3/22/2018 12:41:26 AM
Amtrak, Varnish and Vanna
   -Updated 3/22/2018 12:33:58 AM
CP 2015-2018
   -Updated 3/22/2018 12:26:08 AM
Union Station in Portland
   -Updated 3/22/2018 12:04:56 AM
Seattle to Vancouver, WA
   -Updated 3/21/2018 11:29:24 PM
Trains 49
   -Updated 3/21/2018 11:14:15 PM
Flatonia, TX
   -Updated 3/21/2018 10:31:45 PM
Rails at Reusens
   -Updated 3/21/2018 10:17:27 PM
February 2018
   -Updated 3/21/2018 9:38:00 PM
CSX: Chicago Line
   -Updated 3/21/2018 9:37:39 PM
   -Updated 3/21/2018 9:28:06 PM
UP roster
   -Updated 3/21/2018 9:18:33 PM
Carros de passageiros
   -Updated 3/21/2018 8:48:49 PM
1995 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 3/21/2018 8:34:50 PM
Trains across Kansas
   -Updated 3/21/2018 7:45:00 PM
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe
   -Updated 3/21/2018 7:29:24 PM
Progresss Rail
   -Updated 3/21/2018 7:12:54 PM
NS Jesup GA 2018
   -Updated 3/21/2018 7:04:02 PM
Jesup 2018
   -Updated 3/21/2018 7:03:05 PM
Waycross 2018
   -Updated 3/21/2018 7:02:30 PM
   -Updated 3/21/2018 6:51:54 PM
2018 Day trip to Selkirk.
   -Updated 3/21/2018 6:48:03 PM
Sludge's Photos
   -Updated 3/21/2018 6:45:38 PM
   -Updated 3/21/2018 6:41:12 PM
2018 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 3/21/2018 6:31:06 PM

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