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: 4,974,776
Locomotives:  180,284
Rolling Stock:  1,145,284
Locations:  31,250
What's New?
New Photo Albums
NS 1842 [EMD/NS SD70ACC] on H-TEADYT1-07; MP151.8 - North Zulch, TX
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CNJ, B&O, and Reading at Communipaw
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LIRR action at Montauk during the summer of 1940
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Long Island Railroad
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Shelburne Falls, MA
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CP SD40's #5500-5555
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Missouri Pacific
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Canadian National
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Southern Pacific - Passenger Locos
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August 2020
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Alcos day one.
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MI UP Trip
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July 2020 2/2
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MA-1 Eastbound on Track 1
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NJ Transit 4534 Military Members & Veterans Locomotive
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Updated Photo Albums
The New Haven Railroad
   -Updated 8/7/2020 6:14:40 PM
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Houston, Texas
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Amtrak Activity
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Fun in (and around) Folkston
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Action in Kentucky and Tennessee
   -Updated 8/7/2020 5:16:40 PM
The Washington Terminal Co.
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Some New York action shots
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Penn Central on the former New Haven Shore Line
   -Updated 8/7/2020 2:39:02 PM
2020 Augusta, Georgia (CSX and NS)
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Palmer, MA
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White River Junction, VT
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East Deerfield, MA
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Louisville KY
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Bellows Falls, VT
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Intermodal Rolling Stack Cars (From Virtual Railfan).
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Rolling Stock Pics (From Virtual Railfan.)
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2020 UPRR Salina Subdivision
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Freight Cars: 2019
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NS/NW/SOU/ITC Freight Cars
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Freight cars in the Mid-Atlantic States 2020
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NS power in the mid-atlantic states
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TTX Freight Equipment
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NEW GE and ALCO Locomotives from the 1960's
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Topeka (Winter 2020)
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Locomotive Pics (From Virtual Railfan.)
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Norfolk Southern
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Randy Curlin Collection 5
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TADs Conrail Shared assets
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TADs SMS Lines
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RJ Corman Memphis Line 2020
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