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: 4,315,051
Locomotives:  163,302
Rolling Stock:  1,010,362
Locations:  29,684
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Trackside Memories. vol 1.
   -Added 3/29/2017 9:53:51 AM
Rolling Stock
   -Added 3/29/2017 1:07:40 AM
Maine Central - Richmond, Me
   -Added 3/28/2017 10:21:22 PM
Houston and Beaumont Railfanning Mid-2007
   -Added 3/28/2017 10:08:58 PM
CSX Covered Hopper 227867
   -Added 3/28/2017 10:07:24 PM
Maine Central - South Gardiner, Me.
   -Added 3/28/2017 9:37:44 PM
A CP fronts a CSX Mixer.
   -Added 3/28/2017 9:14:30 PM
BNSF Fort Worth Sub
   -Added 3/28/2017 8:58:44 PM
kc weekend trip march 2017
   -Added 3/28/2017 8:06:30 PM
Freight Cars 1980
   -Added 3/28/2017 6:17:20 PM
Spring Wreck at South Gardiner, Maine
   -Added 3/28/2017 4:41:07 PM
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway
   -Added 3/28/2017 12:56:26 PM
Moore, Norman
   -Added 3/28/2017 12:24:45 PM
Suffering a defeat.
   -Added 3/28/2017 8:29:34 AM
The start of a new season
   -Added 3/28/2017 3:13:26 AM
Frisco Museum of The American Railroad
   -Added 3/27/2017 11:51:12 PM
Heritage units
   -Added 3/27/2017 11:27:02 PM
Dead Line
   -Added 3/27/2017 10:56:54 PM
George Hopkins - Canadian Pacific Railway Photos
   -Added 3/27/2017 10:43:15 PM
After hours.
   -Added 3/27/2017 8:50:44 PM
CVSR 6777 Akron
   -Added 3/27/2017 8:41:22 PM
   -Added 3/27/2017 8:05:53 PM
Old Slides ~ 1960s
   -Added 3/27/2017 6:37:10 PM
Old Slides ~ 1990s
   -Added 3/27/2017 6:36:06 PM
Carl F. Nelson Photos
   -Added 3/27/2017 6:32:58 PM
Bob Jensen ~ Other
   -Added 3/27/2017 6:28:46 PM
Bob Jensen ~ Santa Fe
   -Added 3/27/2017 6:17:12 PM
Old Slides ~ 1970s
   -Added 3/27/2017 6:13:16 PM
Trackside memories intro.
   -Added 3/27/2017 5:28:29 PM
PRR: "Centennial Album" ~ April 1946
   -Added 3/27/2017 3:19:03 PM
D&H and B&M Labor Day operations at Mechanicville, NY in 1981
   -Added 3/27/2017 5:39:02 AM
Reading & Northern
   -Added 3/26/2017 10:14:29 PM
Industrial Locomotives
   -Added 3/26/2017 9:58:17 PM
Hatttiesburg, MS
   -Added 3/26/2017 5:16:43 PM
Meridian, AL
   -Added 3/26/2017 5:09:21 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Odds and Ends
   -Updated 3/29/2017 10:49:39 AM
Trackside memories intro.
   -Updated 3/29/2017 10:18:17 AM
   -Updated 3/29/2017 10:02:42 AM
   -Updated 3/29/2017 9:14:47 AM
CSXT equipment in CT
   -Updated 3/29/2017 8:45:47 AM
CRDX equipment in CT
   -Updated 3/29/2017 8:43:38 AM
COER equipment in CT
   -Updated 3/29/2017 8:42:07 AM
CN gondolas in CT
   -Updated 3/29/2017 8:39:37 AM
B&LE and BLE equipment in CT
   -Updated 3/29/2017 8:24:36 AM
   -Updated 3/29/2017 6:07:10 AM
The start of a new season
   -Updated 3/29/2017 5:14:08 AM
Trains of Bolivia
   -Updated 3/29/2017 4:21:49 AM
Autorack's & Intermodel
   -Updated 3/29/2017 3:30:26 AM
Some Misc. action shots
   -Updated 3/29/2017 1:30:24 AM
Some Misc. roster shots
   -Updated 3/29/2017 1:29:37 AM
Trains of Chilie
   -Updated 3/28/2017 11:17:44 PM
Orlando, FL
   -Updated 3/28/2017 10:28:42 PM
Dead Line
   -Updated 3/28/2017 10:24:10 PM
NS Heritage Jersey Central & UP engines on CF&E - Bockey Rd. - Delphos, OH
   -Updated 3/28/2017 10:17:01 PM
Pastor's Train Pics 2015
   -Updated 3/28/2017 10:10:54 PM
Kansas city area action Jan 2017.
   -Updated 3/28/2017 9:49:54 PM
1st Quarter 2017 - CMP
   -Updated 3/28/2017 9:49:45 PM
   -Updated 3/28/2017 9:40:30 PM
NS power in the mid-atlantic states
   -Updated 3/28/2017 9:01:54 PM
beerNut's 2006-2129 Locos
   -Updated 3/28/2017 8:50:49 PM
Union Pacific RR (Nevada)
   -Updated 3/28/2017 8:38:11 PM
CSX - Plymouth Subdivision
   -Updated 3/28/2017 8:35:20 PM
Canadian railroads
   -Updated 3/28/2017 8:34:02 PM
Burlington Northern
   -Updated 3/28/2017 8:33:05 PM
CP 2015/2017
   -Updated 3/28/2017 8:31:01 PM
East Tennessee Trains 2017
   -Updated 3/28/2017 8:21:33 PM
BN/BNSF Everett north
   -Updated 3/28/2017 8:16:29 PM
   -Updated 3/28/2017 8:08:04 PM
(ATN) Alabama & Tennessee River Railroad 2017
   -Updated 3/28/2017 7:38:44 PM
NS Alabama Division AGS North District...Jan-June 2017
   -Updated 3/28/2017 7:38:29 PM

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