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 2011 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: 3,496,054
Locomotives:  143,459
Rolling Stock:  823,076
Locations:  27,797
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Shots from 2013
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10 Favorite Cass Slides
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Moon over Sugarcreek.
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Laredo Texas
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Gardendale Railroad in the South Texas Eagle Shale
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John Walker
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Shots from 2014
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Before it was the NS
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At the Grand Canyon
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UP Del Rio and Sanderson Subs 2013
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SSW and HLCX in the Oxnard Yard
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The Thoroughbred & The Pumpkin
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Columbia Station, OH
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University Jct.
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UP Davidson 2011 Rolling Stock
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UP Davidson Yard Visiting Power 2011
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April 7, 2014
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sonoran desert
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UP Davidson Yard UPY Power 2011
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UP Davidson Yard UP Power 2011
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UP 1999 Former Cotton Belt with an interesting paint job
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Unexpected bonus power.
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Railfanning the one and only Kansas City..
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NJ Transit Passenger Cars
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NJT Main / MN Port Jervis Line: NS H08 @ MP 30.9 - Hillburn Yard / I-87 og, Suffern, NY
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NJT Main / MN Port Jervis Line: NS H08 @ MP 31.65 - Hillburn Yard / 4th Street og; Suffern, NY
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Saginaw Texas Rolling Stock 2011 vol.2
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NS Caboose 555200 @ Hillburn Yard; Suffern, NY
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Foreign Power at State Line
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Saginaw Texas Rolling Stock 2011 vol.1
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Gray Ghosts in Oxnard
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Updated Photo Albums
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Sou Illinois/Indiana Wanderings
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Southern Shortlines
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Lehigh Line scenes
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Anna Illinois.
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Trenton Sub at Woodbourne
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Train Photos 2014
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American Trains
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Regional Transportation Authority
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Rbox and other Boxcars
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PRR 6755's Early 2014 Images
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Frieght Cars #2
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NJT Main / MN Port Jervis Line: NS H08 @ MP 31.65 - Hillburn Yard / 4th Street og; Suffern, NY
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NJT Main / MN Port Jervis Line: NS H08 @ MP 30.9 - Hillburn Yard / I-87 og, Suffern, NY
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Co-op and other Hoppers 3
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Series ST45
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CSX Heritage Cars #4
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Train Pics
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Mopac CNW Rock Island Cars
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Local Shots 14
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New FEC Containers
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Misc Train Photos
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MBTA Misc.
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Trains around Cleveland 2
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Burlington Northern Santa Fé [2012]
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Ohio Central
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Wheeling and Lake Erie
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Minerva Scenic Railway/OhiRail
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new photos
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CSX 2014
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CSX Trenton Sub
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Norfolk Southern 2014
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