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: 4,292,683
Locomotives:  162,767
Rolling Stock:  1,005,801
Locations:  29,639
What's New?
New Photo Albums
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A trigger happy weekend
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Union Pacific Lafayette Sub
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3 Train Saturday
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Eastbound elephants.
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2 Train Friday Night
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NJ Transit Trains 2017
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Rosenberg, Texas 2016
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NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line & NS Lehigh Line Feb.04,2017
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BNSF 501 & Yard Slug 3965
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Misc Westbound Hoppers - Galesburg, IL
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MIsc Westbound Cars - Galesburg
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Metro-North Railroad: Larchmont, NY ~ 1985
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Metro-North Railroad: Woodlawn, NY ~ 1980
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PRR: Indiantown Gap ~ August 1972
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Dominican Republic ~ August 1989
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Blackhawk Films Set #947
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Rolling Stock 17
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The twins play in full sun.
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Canadian Pacific ex-MILW Mainline 2017-2019
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Around Montmorency Falls, Quebec, 1974
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Steamtown Bellows Falls Vermont July 1981
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Ex-SP F units on PATrain at Pittsburgh
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Moore, Norman
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Misc Westbound Gondolas - Galesburg, IL
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DSIX 2 bay hoppers - Galva, IL
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AOKX 2 bay hoppers - Galva, IL
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Hoosier Southern GP15-1 On CSX
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Now this was a great day.
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OCAX Tank Cars
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PRR: "Horseshoe Curve" ~ July 1967
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PRR: "If it's Scrap" ~ July 1967
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CSXT Coil Cars
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CSXT Box Cars
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Updated Photo Albums
CP on the Southern Tier
   -Updated 2/19/2017 4:51:18 AM
Donner Pass Railfanning
   -Updated 2/19/2017 4:05:02 AM
NYSW Northern Division
   -Updated 2/19/2017 4:03:59 AM
Norfolk Southern in the Southern Tier
   -Updated 2/19/2017 3:44:53 AM
Trains 12
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Portland Rails
   -Updated 2/18/2017 10:54:29 PM
CSX River Line in NJ and NY
   -Updated 2/18/2017 10:40:14 PM
Mill Creek
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passin thru Neenah
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Boxcars (Misc)
   -Updated 2/18/2017 10:20:18 PM
Railfanning Galt, CA (02/21/15)
   -Updated 2/18/2017 10:18:09 PM
East Coast Railfan Trip featuring the AEM-7 Farewell Train (06/18-06/19/16)
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Covered Hopper Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
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TILX Rolling Stock
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BNSF Motive Power
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South Dakota/Nebraska Regional & Short Line RR's
   -Updated 2/18/2017 10:01:23 PM
Industrial motive power
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Union Pacific (UP) Engines and Equipment
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UP Altoona Sub
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Twin Cities Area
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Gondola Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
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Local Shots 15
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Open Hopper Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
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Iowa Interstate (IAIS) Engines and Equipment
   -Updated 2/18/2017 9:07:54 PM
Freight Cars - 2017
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Miscellaneous RR
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Covered hoppers
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Steel service frt cars
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UP freight cars
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UP E Washington
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UP Oregon
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