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: 4,680,884
Locomotives:  172,276
Rolling Stock:  1,083,919
Locations:  30,509
What's New?
New Photo Albums
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L&N FP7's
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Chicago - December 2018
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April 2018
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EB Frts at Erie Passing Siding NV -2b
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OJ's-Mason City to Galesburg
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Shortlines MO
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Railfanning the CSXT NO&M Subdivison 12/10/2018
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Back when it was still Summer.
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Railfanning Utica and Amsterdam
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CSX GP38-3's & GP40-3's
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I don't like Winter, but............
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UP 4141 At UP Home Plate December 09, 2018
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2018 photos
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When the weather was better
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Grenada Railway "Train to Christmas town"
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Trip to CSX between Pensacola and Tallahassee, FL.
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A distant memory.
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Rolling Stock~Auto Haulers 2017-18
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Rolling Stock~Covered Hoppers 2017-18
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Motorcar ride on the Autauga Northern and CSX. Nov 10-11
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Dover & Rockaway River RR 2018 Toys for Tots Train
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Daylight Polar Express ops.
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Colorado Railroad Museum 2018
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CZ Trip to Glenwood Springs
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Forney Museum 2014
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BNSF O-GATTUL2-04A Office Car Special (BNSF Red River D / Houston SD)@ MP189.75 - Donie, TX
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UP P-VMCB 2-06 - Bush Funeral Train / UP 9069 (adv section) (UP Gulf Coast SU / Navasota SD) @ MP71.
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NYNJR - Street Running
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CN Coal Train at Hammond
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NY&LB GG1s and E-8A power in July, 1981
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L&N F-2 #835 with ex-MONON #605
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Updated Photo Albums
April 2018
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Pan Am pictures
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RBOX equipment in CT
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December 2018
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Providence & Worcester power in CT vol 2
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LEHX equipment in CT
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GCCX equipment in CT
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Track and signals
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Freight cars and MOW equipment
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Switching and terminal roads
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Short lines, regionals, and industrial units.
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Sotetsu Railway
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JR Yokohama Line
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Shinkansens in Japan
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When the weather was better
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Mojave, CA
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Rolling Stock
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Cajon Pass, CA
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Tehachapi, CA
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Tehachapi Pass
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BNSF in 2018
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Foreign Power in the Carolinas
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Interesting railroad cars and/or loads
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CSX SD40-3's
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NS Harrisburg Division
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NS ES44DC's / ES40DC's
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Carolina Coastal Railway (CLNA)
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Raleigh, NC Union Station project
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Norfolk Southern (NS) Slug Units
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