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: 3,918,567
Locomotives:  153,573
Rolling Stock:  923,894
Locations:  28,737
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Around Southeast Texas
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South Florida Railfanning
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Nickel Plate Road 765 In Bison Yard Buffalo NY
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Norfolk and Southern 9578
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Stupid People & Trains
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UPY 2759
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CSX 7900 mixes west.
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CSX stack & rack trains.
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MB/MN/WI June 2015
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Delta Missouri 1/17/2015
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UP GP40-2
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More South Texas July 2015
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Chasing the CCT Around Lodi
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Wellington Wrap Up.
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Scandinavia trip 2015 - Norway
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CSX River Line Selkirk to Coxsackie
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Southern Power in the 80's
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Wheeling and Lake Erie action at Summit Street
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CSX 3136 west at Wellington.
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A corn syrup train with a shiny ES44C4 Tier 4 Credit Unit in the lead.
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Union Pacific 2015
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BNSF 9930 east.
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Ontario Trains - June/July 2015 - Part 1
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A quick trip to Mississippi
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When a Monster came to Abrams.
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Adirondack Scenic Railroad Sabattis to Horseshoe
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Norfolk Southern Indian River Secondary
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C&S 8710
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Rail Tours 581
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C&S 7545
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Carbon and Schuylkill 7563
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Updated Photo Albums
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nysw 2015 summer action
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csx river line summer action 2015
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Chris Walat
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Union Pacific Power
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summer foreigon visitors on the river line
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Scandinavia trip 2015 - Norway
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Passenger Cars
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Some New Jersey action shots
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Delaware & Hudson
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Some misc. roster shots
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Freight cars and MOW equipment
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Some Pennsylvania action shots
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Long Island RR freight
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Some misc. action shots
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Conrail in the Southern Tier-Delaware and New York Division
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Stations and structures, NY and NJ
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TheSd90mac-Railfanner footage 2015
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Atlanta Trip September 2014
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July 2015
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Rolling Stock, various types and Companies
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July 2015
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BNSF trains in 2015
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Worthington, OH
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Al Chione Collection
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Railway Archeology: Volume Two
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Salem, OR
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Purchased Photos
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July 2015
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Pan Am Railways - Ayer to Greenfield
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New England Southern Railroad
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Pan Am Railways - At the Willows
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