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!

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Select one of the links from the menu on the left to begin browsing the collection.
Site Stats
Photos: 4,295,396
Locomotives:  162,825
Rolling Stock:  1,006,420
Locations:  29,649
What's New?
New Photo Albums
SEPTA: Chestnut Hill West Line.
   -Added 2/23/2017 7:05:31 PM
CSX A&WP line and Manchester Sub featuring CSX 4500 and NS 4003
   -Added 2/23/2017 6:13:52 PM
Misc Hopper Cars - BNSF Argentine Yard
   -Added 2/23/2017 5:40:22 PM
BNSF Chillicothe Subdivision
   -Added 2/23/2017 3:03:20 PM
MetroNorth Hudson Line; MN 837 (MNCR #228) "McGinnis" New Haven livery @ Anthnoy's Nose, NY
   -Added 2/23/2017 1:53:20 PM
CSX Albany Division / River Subdivision; CSX Q193 @ QR40.0 - Doodletown Bight Trestle, Doodletown, N
   -Added 2/23/2017 1:48:40 PM
Amtrak Hudson Line (MN); Empire Service 235 (AMTK #706) @ MP44.7 - Anthony's Nose, NY
   -Added 2/23/2017 1:43:39 PM
MetroNorth Hudson Line; MN 833 (MNCR #211) @ MP44.4 - Middle Tunnel; Cortlandt, NY
   -Added 2/23/2017 1:32:25 PM
CSX Albany Division / River Subdivision; CSX Q192 @ QR40.0 - Doodletown Bight Trestle, Doodletown, N
   -Added 2/23/2017 1:25:56 PM
CSX Albany Division / River Subdivision; CSX Q409 @ QR40.0 - Doodletown Bight Trestle; Doodletown, N
   -Added 2/23/2017 12:59:47 PM
MetroNorth Hudson Line; MN 829 (MNCR #230) "McGinnis" New Haven livery @ MP45; Peekskill, NY
   -Added 2/23/2017 12:52:12 PM
CSX manifest Q417/418: 2017
   -Added 2/23/2017 12:03:28 PM
Pavonia Yard and engine house: 2017
   -Added 2/23/2017 12:00:24 PM
"Fallen Flag" Cars - BNSF Argentine Yard
   -Added 2/23/2017 8:06:05 AM
NS Power - BNSF Argentine Yard
   -Added 2/23/2017 7:31:27 AM
BNSF Power - Argentine Yard
   -Added 2/23/2017 6:12:09 AM
Starting Up BNSF 2784 at Argentine Yard
   -Added 2/23/2017 5:24:12 AM
Random Railcars
   -Added 2/23/2017 12:29:43 AM
2016-2017 Virginia photos
   -Added 2/22/2017 10:48:43 PM
Siemens Charger Testing
   -Added 2/22/2017 9:41:24 PM
   -Added 2/22/2017 8:28:13 PM
   -Added 2/22/2017 7:03:26 PM
A mix of trains and locations.
   -Added 2/22/2017 6:08:32 PM
BNSF Staples Subdivision 2.0
   -Added 2/22/2017 5:16:29 PM
UP Frt Locos - EMD (SDs)
   -Added 2/22/2017 4:14:05 PM
02/22/17: Blue Island, IL
   -Added 2/22/2017 3:25:18 PM
   -Added 2/22/2017 1:06:19 PM
Moore, Oklahoma City
   -Added 2/22/2017 10:56:33 AM
Odds and Ends
   -Added 2/22/2017 10:38:10 AM
BNSF Argentine Yard
   -Added 2/22/2017 4:25:58 AM
Morning racks.
   -Added 2/21/2017 10:03:58 PM
Amtrak & Strasburg
   -Added 2/21/2017 8:51:40 PM
Trip to Wassaic, NY
   -Added 2/21/2017 8:12:59 PM
Whiskey River Railway
   -Added 2/21/2017 6:51:11 PM
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey 'Blue' circus train.
   -Added 2/21/2017 6:16:45 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Trains 13
   -Updated 2/23/2017 8:12:21 PM
CSX In Connelllsville Area 2017 Set
   -Updated 2/23/2017 7:59:01 PM
1996 Scans - CMP
   -Updated 2/23/2017 7:52:17 PM
Pastor's Train Pics 2015
   -Updated 2/23/2017 7:18:12 PM
Intermodal Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 2/23/2017 6:52:46 PM
CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 2/23/2017 6:47:58 PM
Flatcar Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
   -Updated 2/23/2017 6:32:00 PM
CSX 2551 GP38-2
   -Updated 2/23/2017 6:23:45 PM
NS in the fog featuring NS ECO and NS 4003
   -Updated 2/23/2017 6:06:40 PM
Trains 2017
   -Updated 2/23/2017 5:26:12 PM
Misc locomotives
   -Updated 2/23/2017 5:05:17 PM
Western Railfan Adventures
   -Updated 2/23/2017 4:32:12 PM
February 2017
   -Updated 2/23/2017 3:41:43 PM
Railfanning Virginia 2017
   -Updated 2/23/2017 3:14:20 PM
   -Updated 2/23/2017 3:07:13 PM
Iowa Interstate
   -Updated 2/23/2017 2:57:57 PM
Stuyvesant Docks
   -Updated 2/23/2017 2:46:49 PM
Rails at Reusens
   -Updated 2/23/2017 2:28:48 PM
Thankfuls - Favorites
   -Updated 2/23/2017 2:12:01 PM
Images Processed Into Black and White
   -Updated 2/23/2017 2:10:07 PM
Acca Yard
   -Updated 2/23/2017 1:06:57 PM
Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad/GWI Family
   -Updated 2/23/2017 12:49:04 PM
Union Pacific
   -Updated 2/23/2017 12:42:43 PM
Moore, Oklahoma City
   -Updated 2/23/2017 12:28:49 PM
Southern Railroad of New Jersey
   -Updated 2/23/2017 12:18:35 PM
Union Pacific
   -Updated 2/23/2017 12:18:01 PM
Beesley's Point Secondary: Locals and stone trains.
   -Updated 2/23/2017 12:12:30 PM
CSX local C759/SP18: 2009-2017
   -Updated 2/23/2017 11:30:10 AM
BNSF in 2016
   -Updated 2/23/2017 10:56:40 AM
   -Updated 2/23/2017 10:50:38 AM
   -Updated 2/23/2017 10:34:37 AM
Jeff Van Cleve's mainline stuff
   -Updated 2/23/2017 10:18:27 AM
Cincinnati Northern - concrete & wood cross buck - Celina, OH
   -Updated 2/23/2017 9:49:46 AM
Steel slab train 60/61N.
   -Updated 2/23/2017 9:45:23 AM
CSX Mainline Subdivision
   -Updated 2/23/2017 8:38:39 AM

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