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: 4,277,961
Locomotives:  162,296
Rolling Stock:  1,002,909
Locations:  29,609
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Westbound Boxcars at Dolton, IL
   -Added 1/23/2017 7:30:47 AM
IHB GenSet #2140
   -Added 1/23/2017 6:49:21 AM
Sunday's Foggy Four
   -Added 1/23/2017 6:31:49 AM
When a Caboose Becomes a Shoving Platform
   -Added 1/23/2017 6:21:36 AM
IHB Coil Cars & 1 NS Coil Car - Dolton, IL
   -Added 1/23/2017 5:51:54 AM
Sultran Gondolas
   -Added 1/22/2017 11:18:05 PM
Fall 2014
   -Added 1/22/2017 11:01:19 PM
Southern 4501 November 2014
   -Added 1/22/2017 10:39:23 PM
UP 2727 at UP Green River, Wyoming
   -Added 1/22/2017 10:23:55 PM
A Heavy Light Engine Move
   -Added 1/22/2017 10:20:04 PM
Rolling Stock Scans (R)
   -Added 1/22/2017 10:10:14 PM
Montgomery, AL
   -Added 1/22/2017 9:07:38 PM
CN, Conrail and the D&H in the NF-Buffalo region in July/August 1976
   -Added 1/22/2017 7:58:40 PM
Lincoln City, IN
   -Added 1/22/2017 7:22:20 PM
Outing at Gulfport
   -Added 1/22/2017 7:15:07 PM
UP 2768 at Bakersfield, California
   -Added 1/22/2017 6:58:30 PM
January 2017
   -Added 1/22/2017 6:14:29 PM
Battle Creek 2017
   -Added 1/22/2017 6:05:45 PM
CVSR 6777 in Peninsula.
   -Added 1/22/2017 6:02:35 PM
N&W 611 May 2016
   -Added 1/22/2017 5:12:37 PM
Misc Eastbound Boxcars
   -Added 1/22/2017 5:04:52 PM
Rolling Stock Scans (M)
   -Added 1/22/2017 4:46:17 PM
Misc Eastbound Covered Hoppers
   -Added 1/22/2017 3:59:13 PM
Rolling Stock Scans (L)
   -Added 1/22/2017 3:18:52 PM
CN in 2017
   -Added 1/22/2017 2:59:22 PM
NY MTA subway 2017
   -Added 1/22/2017 9:16:50 AM
Eastbound ITDX Tankers
   -Added 1/22/2017 7:37:49 AM
Eastbound INTX Covered Hoppers
   -Added 1/22/2017 7:05:07 AM
Eastbound BN Covered Hoppers
   -Added 1/22/2017 5:02:06 AM
Trio of Fallen Flags
   -Added 1/22/2017 4:33:21 AM
   -Added 1/22/2017 3:31:59 AM
Shreveport Louisiana today
   -Added 1/22/2017 1:42:06 AM
Wheeling and Cleveland Commerical Railroad, out and about.
   -Added 1/21/2017 10:43:01 PM
CVSR 6777 is back.
   -Added 1/21/2017 10:09:55 PM
Central Vermont
   -Added 1/21/2017 8:31:34 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Delaware Lackawanna PT-97 westbound across the Poconos with mid-train helpers.
   -Updated 1/23/2017 7:03:45 AM
   -Updated 1/23/2017 5:12:12 AM
   -Updated 1/23/2017 5:05:13 AM
Honshu Japan
   -Updated 1/23/2017 5:03:32 AM
New Jersey Transit
   -Updated 1/23/2017 5:00:21 AM
Winter days and nights
   -Updated 1/23/2017 4:22:45 AM
Starting 2017 with NYS&W action
   -Updated 1/23/2017 4:16:46 AM
More South Texas Dec 2016
   -Updated 1/23/2017 3:57:50 AM
Long Island Rail Road Album
   -Updated 1/23/2017 3:23:53 AM
Utah Railway
   -Updated 1/23/2017 3:14:38 AM
Railroading in the State of Utah
   -Updated 1/23/2017 3:04:41 AM
Freight Cars 2015
   -Updated 1/23/2017 2:44:01 AM
Northeast WI, Winter 2017
   -Updated 1/23/2017 2:19:54 AM
ferrocarriles mexicanos
   -Updated 1/23/2017 12:58:12 AM
January 2017
   -Updated 1/23/2017 12:14:33 AM
KCS Locomotives
   -Updated 1/22/2017 11:49:12 PM
Railfanning the CP Davenport and Marquette subs
   -Updated 1/22/2017 11:27:06 PM
Freight Cars 2016
   -Updated 1/22/2017 11:06:12 PM
   -Updated 1/22/2017 10:52:59 PM
Pan Am Railways - Ayer, MA
   -Updated 1/22/2017 10:31:37 PM
Pan Am Railways - At the Willows
   -Updated 1/22/2017 10:29:09 PM
Southern New Jersey 2014-2015
   -Updated 1/22/2017 10:25:45 PM
New Jersey Transit
   -Updated 1/22/2017 10:25:05 PM
ROIX Covered Hoppers
   -Updated 1/22/2017 10:22:14 PM
2017 Train Photographs
   -Updated 1/22/2017 10:21:00 PM
CSX 17
   -Updated 1/22/2017 10:18:18 PM
   -Updated 1/22/2017 10:10:04 PM
Boxcars (Misc)
   -Updated 1/22/2017 9:57:54 PM
Cartersville Georgia
   -Updated 1/22/2017 9:48:17 PM
New Orleans LA 1995-2003
   -Updated 1/22/2017 9:38:21 PM
Flat Cars (Misc)
   -Updated 1/22/2017 9:38:21 PM
Troy, Alabama
   -Updated 1/22/2017 9:22:20 PM
Rolling Stock Scans (O, P)
   -Updated 1/22/2017 9:19:12 PM
   -Updated 1/22/2017 9:10:25 PM
Random tank cars
   -Updated 1/22/2017 9:09:12 PM

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