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: 5,526,279
Locomotives:  192,285
Rolling Stock:  1,290,534
Locations:  32,294
What's New?
New Photo Albums
2022-12-14, Jefferson City, MO: UCEX hoppers,
   -Added 3/21/2023 9:51:48 PM
WB Manifest Frt at Erie NV W-MdTrnSlv
   -Added 3/21/2023 7:19:29 PM
Homer Time
   -Added 3/20/2023 6:50:11 PM
CSX Peninsula Subdivision 2022
   -Added 3/20/2023 5:21:17 PM
   -Added 3/20/2023 3:47:15 PM
   -Added 3/20/2023 3:17:31 PM
NYSW 2023+
   -Added 3/20/2023 12:54:02 PM
NS 275 at Shipman, Virginia
   -Added 3/19/2023 11:19:43 PM
Maiden Trip to Grand Central Madison Plus LIRR 3rd Track Territory
   -Added 3/19/2023 8:49:24 PM
UP 7091, UP 7089, and UP 6492 at Madera and Pixley, Ca. Two different Trains
   -Added 3/19/2023 8:23:03 PM
Depression! PHMX other heavy-duty rolling stock
   -Added 3/19/2023 6:51:35 PM
KCCX Tank Cars
   -Added 3/19/2023 6:14:22 PM
M369 on a messy sloppy day.
   -Added 3/19/2023 3:40:56 PM
AB Kent Crew.
   -Added 3/19/2023 3:04:09 PM
   -Added 3/19/2023 2:55:18 PM
The short jobs.
   -Added 3/19/2023 2:28:47 PM
CSX M404 East on Track 1 NS Lehigh Line
   -Added 3/19/2023 2:16:21 PM
La Grange, Ga 3/18/23
   -Added 3/19/2023 2:02:45 PM
   -Added 3/19/2023 1:02:18 PM
Misc Tank Cars - Griffith, IN
   -Added 3/19/2023 7:47:20 AM
BJBX Tank Car 554 - Help!!
   -Added 3/19/2023 7:40:59 AM
Misc Hoppers - Griffith, IN
   -Added 3/19/2023 7:14:08 AM
TILX Cars - Griffith, IN
   -Added 3/19/2023 6:59:50 AM
NOKL Cars - Griffith, IN
   -Added 3/19/2023 6:53:42 AM
SDPX Cars - Griffith, IN
   -Added 3/19/2023 6:47:49 AM
OAR Cars - Griffith, IN
   -Added 3/19/2023 6:42:34 AM
CN Cars - Griffith, IN
   -Added 3/19/2023 6:30:03 AM
The slash and burn, no holds barred, take no prisoners trip 2016
   -Added 3/19/2023 5:00:36 AM
Fox Valley Photos: 12/2022-03/2023
   -Added 3/18/2023 10:55:54 PM
A Pair of IC SD70's
   -Added 3/18/2023 5:02:11 AM
Future South Shore Dyer Station
   -Added 3/17/2023 5:37:38 PM
A Pair of CN SD75I's
   -Added 3/17/2023 5:20:29 PM
BNSF Power at Both Ends
   -Added 3/17/2023 4:49:44 PM
CSX M368-29
   -Added 3/17/2023 4:14:28 PM
   -Added 3/17/2023 3:42:33 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Springfield, MO Area Trains
   -Updated 3/22/2023 2:13:51 AM
KCS Pittsburg & Heavener Subdivisions
   -Updated 3/22/2023 2:03:19 AM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 3/22/2023 1:33:17 AM
CSX 2023
   -Updated 3/22/2023 12:40:44 AM
Depression! PHMX other heavy-duty rolling stock
   -Updated 3/22/2023 12:26:42 AM
   -Updated 3/21/2023 11:32:01 PM
   -Updated 3/21/2023 11:15:15 PM
Miscellaneous Pictures
   -Updated 3/21/2023 11:10:11 PM
2023 Feb-Mar (Neenah Sub)
   -Updated 3/21/2023 11:03:01 PM
Caboose, all different types and RR companies
   -Updated 3/21/2023 10:49:14 PM
Photos taken in 2020
   -Updated 3/21/2023 10:30:11 PM
Some Conrail roster shots
   -Updated 3/21/2023 10:26:41 PM
PRR: Williams ~> Switchers ~ Class "B"
   -Updated 3/21/2023 10:17:14 PM
Iowa Train Photos
   -Updated 3/21/2023 10:11:12 PM
BNSF St. Croix Subdivision
   -Updated 3/21/2023 9:50:37 PM
CP River-Tomah Subdivisions
   -Updated 3/21/2023 9:46:44 PM
Twin Cities 2023
   -Updated 3/21/2023 9:29:11 PM
   -Updated 3/21/2023 9:15:59 PM
Railway stations in Brazil
   -Updated 3/21/2023 8:55:16 PM
Alliance, NE 2023
   -Updated 3/21/2023 8:44:47 PM
CSX Philadelphia Sub 2021-2023
   -Updated 3/21/2023 8:42:59 PM
CSX Nashville Terminal Sub 2023
   -Updated 3/21/2023 8:14:17 PM
CSX Main Line Sub 2023
   -Updated 3/21/2023 8:12:27 PM
Shortlines and Regionals 2023
   -Updated 3/21/2023 8:11:06 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's Class I stuff
   -Updated 3/21/2023 8:10:36 PM
Paducah KY
   -Updated 3/21/2023 8:07:05 PM
Jeff Van Cleve's builders and leasers
   -Updated 3/21/2023 7:57:59 PM
Down at the depot
   -Updated 3/21/2023 7:54:12 PM
   -Updated 3/21/2023 7:50:42 PM
Woodlawn, IL
   -Updated 3/21/2023 7:33:18 PM
Some "Heritage" & Special Paint Jobs
   -Updated 3/21/2023 7:13:27 PM
2023 UPRR Salina Subdivision
   -Updated 3/21/2023 7:07:37 PM
2023 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 3/21/2023 5:39:27 PM
2023 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 3/21/2023 5:36:26 PM
   -Updated 3/21/2023 4:36:37 PM

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