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: 4,049,898
Locomotives:  156,449
Rolling Stock:  958,986
Locations:  29,049
What's New?
New Photo Albums
NS in Georgia/2016
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February 2016
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Amtrak Trains 2016
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A few trains at Cleveland Ohio
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With permission.
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N&W 611
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CSX 2016
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New Stuff January - February 2016
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South Texas Feb 2016
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France 2016 - a one week trip
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2016 - Selected Rollikng Stock
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Norfolk Southern Piedmont Mainline
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MOW Equipment
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Ft Myers, FL
   -Added 2/6/2016 11:52:42 PM
Arcadia, FL
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NS 2016
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Union Pacific power
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W&LE 2016
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San Francisco
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15 cars and a switcher.
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Harrisburg Line Feb 2016
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Green Mountain Scenic Railway
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CP AC44CW & NS OLS on A01 + 734 & AR80!
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NS 1700 Erie Lackawanna Leads OI-16
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Eden Valley, MN
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Trains 2016
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Empty oiler west.
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Macungie Afternoon 2/5
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NS 2016
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Atlanta Ga.
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Atlanta Ga.
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Feb 2016
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Updated Photo Albums
Scott crotwell 1
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McClure/Reynoldsville, Illinois
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CSX - Toledo Terminal Subdivision
   -Updated 2/7/2016 8:38:07 PM
Scott City/Illmo/Chaffee/Rockview, Mo
   -Updated 2/7/2016 8:03:18 PM
Switchstand Rail Shots
   -Updated 2/7/2016 8:01:31 PM
2015 Trip to Bailey yard (Railfest 2015), North Platte Nebrasks.
   -Updated 2/7/2016 7:55:08 PM
Dexter, Missouri
   -Updated 2/7/2016 7:45:46 PM
Heritage and Special Paint Schemes
   -Updated 2/7/2016 7:41:01 PM
Carbondale, Illinois II
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Anna, Illinois
   -Updated 2/7/2016 7:12:41 PM
Chester, Illinois
   -Updated 2/7/2016 7:00:57 PM
Du Quoin, Illinois
   -Updated 2/7/2016 6:53:36 PM
Marion, Illinois
   -Updated 2/7/2016 6:51:37 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 2/7/2016 6:26:39 PM
NYS&W 2016
   -Updated 2/7/2016 6:07:29 PM
Indiana Rail Road
   -Updated 2/7/2016 6:02:39 PM
NS'S Alabama Division AGS North District...Jan.- June 2016
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Canadian railroads
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Random passenger cars
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Union Pacific
   -Updated 2/7/2016 5:34:55 PM
CSX Covered Hoppers
   -Updated 2/7/2016 5:25:59 PM
Miscellaneous Railroads
   -Updated 2/7/2016 5:24:38 PM
CSX Trenton Sub
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Clear Lake, MN
   -Updated 2/7/2016 5:17:07 PM

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