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: 4,961,292
Locomotives:  179,885
Rolling Stock:  1,140,923
Locations:  31,192
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Love this unit.
   -Added 7/13/2020 6:58:04 PM
Southwest Missouri 5
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Aaron's catches
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Jerry Curlin Collection Nor Cal 1980s
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Mating Worms
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PRR: "Modern Power For Today's Trains: 1949"
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Arizona Freight Cars
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Anaheim Freight Cars
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Housatonic RR chase - Pittsfield to Risingdale
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BN switch engines
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Seattle Sub July 12, 2020
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Denver Freight Cars
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Fullerton Freight Cars
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NS Taylor Yard.
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PRR at Sunnyside Yard
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Demo Units
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Rockford & Ravenna
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Corona Freight Cars
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Albion 2020
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Freight car photos, Sep-Dec 2019
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SA- 31 At The Main Street Grade Crossing
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February 2020 rolling stock
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July 2020
   -Added 7/12/2020 10:53:33 AM
NJT in Allendale and Ramsey
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8 action shots of 5095 on 4/9
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BNSF in 2020
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Kansas this evening
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RR Graffiti....you hate it or you love it......
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Wheeling train 261.
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Grand Trunk Western
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Gulf, Mobile & Ohio
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B&P derailment in East Aurora
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3 tigers play in the rain.
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Randy Curlin Collection 5
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summer 2020 river line
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Updated Photo Albums
Georgia Action
   -Updated 7/13/2020 7:51:16 PM
Misc. Penn Central
   -Updated 7/13/2020 7:14:53 PM
February 2020 rolling stock
   -Updated 7/13/2020 7:06:31 PM
Randy Curlin Collection 5
   -Updated 7/13/2020 6:50:24 PM
Canadian Pacific ex-MILW Mainline 2007-2009
   -Updated 7/13/2020 6:48:48 PM
CB&Q Passenger Rolling Stock
   -Updated 7/13/2020 6:38:49 PM
W.C. Wiese/Amtrak
   -Updated 7/13/2020 4:28:04 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 7/13/2020 4:09:54 PM
W.C. Wiese/Sunrail
   -Updated 7/13/2020 4:00:48 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 7/13/2020 3:48:01 PM
July 2020
   -Updated 7/13/2020 3:38:21 PM
NS GP59's
   -Updated 7/13/2020 3:25:12 PM
CSX Trenton Subdivision 2020
   -Updated 7/13/2020 3:24:27 PM
CSX locos
   -Updated 7/13/2020 3:19:45 PM
Seaboard System Locomotives
   -Updated 7/13/2020 3:16:42 PM
Southern Railway Locomotives
   -Updated 7/13/2020 3:16:18 PM
Stations and RR structures
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PRR: "Modern Power For Today's Trains" ~ 1949
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So Cal July 1987
   -Updated 7/13/2020 1:54:28 PM
Some New Jersey action shots
   -Updated 7/13/2020 1:50:05 PM
Interesting railroad cars and/or loads
   -Updated 7/13/2020 1:44:18 PM
TRIX open hoppers in CT
   -Updated 7/13/2020 1:15:34 PM
VRF Shots
   -Updated 7/13/2020 12:56:13 PM
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PRR: Rose ~> PRR Diesel Locomotives
   -Updated 7/13/2020 12:13:28 PM
BNSF 2020
   -Updated 7/13/2020 10:57:03 AM
MBTA - North Side
   -Updated 7/13/2020 10:35:21 AM
Sperry Rail Service
   -Updated 7/13/2020 9:44:01 AM
B&O Weed Spray train and other Upstate NY items
   -Updated 7/13/2020 7:39:39 AM
2020 Train Photographs
   -Updated 7/13/2020 7:14:30 AM
Conrail's Rainbow Years
   -Updated 7/13/2020 3:07:07 AM
Union Pacific Railfanning
   -Updated 7/13/2020 3:00:25 AM
Overland Route: Donner Pass, The Valley and Palisade Canyon
   -Updated 7/13/2020 2:25:25 AM

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