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: 4,604,001
Locomotives:  170,298
Rolling Stock:  1,071,709
Locations:  30,253
What's New?
New Photo Albums
PRR: Saga Of The DD-1's ~ October 1956
   -Added 6/25/2018 1:55:42 AM
   -Added 6/24/2018 11:32:02 PM
287 at Hoosac Tunnel With ex-Triclops Leader
   -Added 6/24/2018 10:39:59 PM
Richmond and Modesto - 6/21/18
   -Added 6/24/2018 10:32:18 PM
Three Blue & Golds on NECR 608
   -Added 6/24/2018 9:26:36 PM
Conrail from the late 90's
   -Added 6/24/2018 8:56:49 PM
CSX from afar.
   -Added 6/24/2018 8:36:56 PM
Another set of twins.
   -Added 6/24/2018 8:22:43 PM
BC Hydro Railway
   -Added 6/24/2018 7:09:40 PM
Daiyuzan Line
   -Added 6/24/2018 6:56:49 PM
Mooka Railway
   -Added 6/24/2018 6:14:53 PM
Under the nose of B&O #4568
   -Added 6/24/2018 4:56:26 PM
Grassy Sound Bridge remnants.
   -Added 6/24/2018 3:42:21 PM
D&H and Adirondack RR Alco's in the fall of 1981
   -Added 6/24/2018 1:43:33 PM
Grandview Heights, OH
   -Added 6/24/2018 9:29:55 AM
BOCT NW2 #9511
   -Added 6/24/2018 8:03:00 AM
Marion, more NS.
   -Added 6/24/2018 7:55:38 AM
   -Added 6/24/2018 7:46:09 AM
Boston & Maine 4-4-2 Atlantics
   -Added 6/24/2018 7:15:50 AM
Boston & Maine 4-6-2 Pacifics
   -Added 6/24/2018 5:35:37 AM
Boston & Maine 4-6-0 #726
   -Added 6/24/2018 5:26:00 AM
CVSR 6771, the twin steps in.
   -Added 6/23/2018 9:58:57 PM
Catching up on some uploads.
   -Added 6/23/2018 9:44:17 PM
Shelburne, MA
   -Added 6/23/2018 9:42:36 PM
Tokyo Metro Lines.
   -Added 6/23/2018 9:26:59 PM
Boston & Maine 4-8-2 #4114
   -Added 6/23/2018 9:16:26 PM
CVSR 6777 journeys through Boston Mills.
   -Added 6/23/2018 8:38:24 PM
JR Chuo Line
   -Added 6/23/2018 8:11:22 PM
CVSR 6777 has an owie.
   -Added 6/23/2018 7:19:39 PM
Conrail GG1 waits for assignment at Morrisville
   -Added 6/23/2018 6:47:36 PM
AN depot and CSX in the capital city.
   -Added 6/23/2018 5:35:01 PM
June 2018 trip
   -Added 6/23/2018 4:26:47 PM
Mississippi goodies, Memphis, TN and Arkansas.
   -Added 6/23/2018 3:42:28 PM
Meridian and surrounding: June 2018
   -Added 6/23/2018 3:39:42 PM
Munroe Falls Ohio
   -Added 6/23/2018 2:51:15 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Steam Locomotives of Japan
   -Updated 6/25/2018 3:23:16 AM
Sotetsu Railway
   -Updated 6/25/2018 1:49:48 AM
Ashley Rodriguez 2018 Rolling stock
   -Updated 6/25/2018 1:26:48 AM
June 2018
   -Updated 6/25/2018 1:22:45 AM
2018 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 6/25/2018 12:22:06 AM
   -Updated 6/25/2018 12:13:49 AM
Oregon Trunk
   -Updated 6/25/2018 12:03:56 AM
2018 Some grain cars.
   -Updated 6/24/2018 11:52:32 PM
Great Northern Railway
   -Updated 6/24/2018 11:48:13 PM
   -Updated 6/24/2018 11:34:13 PM
Around Minnesota
   -Updated 6/24/2018 11:19:31 PM
Random tank cars
   -Updated 6/24/2018 11:16:55 PM
Covered hoppers
   -Updated 6/24/2018 11:14:26 PM
BN/BNSF covered hoppers
   -Updated 6/24/2018 11:12:12 PM
Milwaukee RoW
   -Updated 6/24/2018 11:10:28 PM
   -Updated 6/24/2018 11:07:35 PM
   -Updated 6/24/2018 10:58:59 PM
Charleston and the Tri-County area, South Carolina
   -Updated 6/24/2018 10:50:32 PM
Albany & Eastern
   -Updated 6/24/2018 10:32:41 PM
More Locomotives
   -Updated 6/24/2018 10:26:53 PM
   -Updated 6/24/2018 10:21:17 PM
SCL/SBD (Black/Yellow) Georgia roster/still shots
   -Updated 6/24/2018 10:07:46 PM
Misc Intermodal
   -Updated 6/24/2018 10:07:18 PM
Swiss Trains
   -Updated 6/24/2018 9:48:48 PM
Southern Railway Georgia roster/still shots
   -Updated 6/24/2018 9:47:39 PM
Freight Cars in the Mid-Atlantic states 2018
   -Updated 6/24/2018 9:43:01 PM
Southern Railway Alabama roster/still shots
   -Updated 6/24/2018 9:26:27 PM
   -Updated 6/24/2018 9:26:03 PM
NS Album
   -Updated 6/24/2018 9:24:41 PM
Freight Cars
   -Updated 6/24/2018 9:22:11 PM
Pan Am pictures
   -Updated 6/24/2018 8:59:56 PM
CSXT Freight Cars
   -Updated 6/24/2018 8:59:06 PM
   -Updated 6/24/2018 8:55:27 PM
EB & WB UPRR Frts at Erie NV (Passing Siding)
   -Updated 6/24/2018 8:45:00 PM
CSX power in the mid-atlantic states
   -Updated 6/24/2018 8:21:30 PM

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