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: 3,854,540
Locomotives:  152,065
Rolling Stock:  907,564
Locations:  28,631
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Illinois Ry Museum 2015
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2015 Calrailfans Meets and Hotel Trips
   -Added 5/22/2015 12:37:34 AM
An Hour in Green River, Wyoming
   -Added 5/21/2015 11:01:51 PM
sjrailfan35's Best of Martinez
   -Added 5/21/2015 11:01:12 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Added 5/21/2015 10:59:17 PM
Verdi, California
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Convent Station
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Union Pacfic
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A tiger and 2 green machines.
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Amsterdam, NY
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Pan Am railways
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Amtrak and Septa commuter operations at Morrisville yard in March, 1977
   -Added 5/21/2015 8:20:20 PM
Thursday Colors.
   -Added 5/21/2015 7:28:27 PM
Before and After the Bingo Hall Show. 11/15/2014
   -Added 5/21/2015 4:08:35 PM
Last days for Alco RSD12's at Morrisville in March, 1977
   -Added 5/21/2015 1:00:43 PM
Kansas City Southern in East Central Indiana
   -Added 5/21/2015 3:33:21 AM
HLCX in East Central Indiana
   -Added 5/21/2015 3:31:44 AM
sjrailfan35's Best of UP and Amtrak Heritage and Special Interest Units
   -Added 5/21/2015 3:22:00 AM
CI&W in East Central Indiana
   -Added 5/21/2015 3:20:10 AM
2015 California Foreign Motive Power
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Unusual and Unexpected in East Central Indiana
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CEFX in East Central Indiana
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Burlington Northern Santa Fe in East Central Indiana
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Canadian Pacific in East Central Indiana
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Canadian National Railways in East Central Indiana
   -Added 5/21/2015 12:09:09 AM
FURX in East Central Indiana
   -Added 5/21/2015 12:01:15 AM
Norfolk Southern in East Central Indiana
   -Added 5/20/2015 11:59:20 PM
Union Pacific in East Central Indiana
   -Added 5/20/2015 11:51:19 PM
2nd Quarter 2015 - CMP
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Railfanning in so cal
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Updated Photo Albums
LV units work the Allentown hump in April, 1977. Also, an EL GP35 leads through Bethlehem.
   -Updated 5/22/2015 8:39:32 AM
foreigon visitors on csx river line spring 2015
   -Updated 5/22/2015 8:32:54 AM
spring time action on nys&w 2015
   -Updated 5/22/2015 8:22:11 AM
csx river line spring time action 2015
   -Updated 5/22/2015 8:11:53 AM
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Georgia and the Carolinas
   -Updated 5/22/2015 7:20:25 AM
Appleton Industry
   -Updated 5/22/2015 7:16:32 AM
Folkston and Waycross, Georgia
   -Updated 5/22/2015 7:11:01 AM
Norfolk Southern Steam
   -Updated 5/22/2015 5:04:15 AM
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Covered Hopper
   -Updated 5/22/2015 3:52:55 AM
Box Car
   -Updated 5/22/2015 3:48:28 AM
Tank Cars
   -Updated 5/22/2015 3:45:55 AM
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Flat Cars
   -Updated 5/22/2015 3:43:54 AM
Open Hopper
   -Updated 5/22/2015 3:42:57 AM
Mow Equipment
   -Updated 5/22/2015 3:41:56 AM
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Long Island RR
   -Updated 5/22/2015 2:49:56 AM
2015 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 5/22/2015 2:01:42 AM
CaliforniaRailfan101's Best of the Martinez/Benicia Area
   -Updated 5/22/2015 12:58:16 AM
Rail Bumpers and Railroad Parts
   -Updated 5/21/2015 11:39:38 PM
May 2015 Pt 2
   -Updated 5/21/2015 11:33:15 PM
NS Pittsburgh Line
   -Updated 5/21/2015 11:30:48 PM
Some misc. action shots
   -Updated 5/21/2015 11:28:54 PM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 5/21/2015 11:27:13 PM
The Rail Yard
   -Updated 5/21/2015 11:26:42 PM
2nd Quarter 2015 - CMP
   -Updated 5/21/2015 11:13:18 PM
Track Side May 2015
   -Updated 5/21/2015 10:59:49 PM
Pulling Power May 2015
   -Updated 5/21/2015 10:59:08 PM
Rolling Stock, various types and Companies
   -Updated 5/21/2015 10:52:13 PM
Random freight car
   -Updated 5/21/2015 10:51:58 PM

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