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: 4,052,025
Locomotives:  156,490
Rolling Stock:  959,314
Locations:  29,050
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Best of 2016
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CSX Action 2-12-2016
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KCS Seaway local
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Amtrak Roster
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Noon Rush at Dolton
   -Added 2/12/2016 9:12:55 PM
Coal & Coke Meet on the NS
   -Added 2/12/2016 5:22:43 PM
A Valley Visit.
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Maine Central - Mattawamkeag
   -Added 2/12/2016 11:22:17 AM
Horizon Rail & Midwest Railway Preservation Society.
   -Added 2/12/2016 10:24:03 AM
Norfolk Southern C23 - 8/21/14
   -Added 2/12/2016 8:29:51 AM
NS 8013 (N&W Heritage Unit) leads ASMAR-08 into Arlington, TX!
   -Added 2/11/2016 11:23:16 PM
NS 911 Honoring First Responders in yard/others
   -Added 2/11/2016 7:31:30 PM
SRNJ M420 smokes it up!
   -Added 2/11/2016 6:40:15 PM
Norfolk Southern C23 - 8/15/14
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With EP-5's retired nearby, EL 20-cylinder power works at Harrisburg.
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A bit of track work on the CT&V.
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Conrail local WDBR-01 at Archbold, OH
   -Added 2/11/2016 5:33:14 AM
A couple BNSF trains.
   -Added 2/11/2016 12:53:37 AM
Chasing KCS Train Job 16
   -Added 2/10/2016 11:18:04 PM
Best of 2015
   -Added 2/10/2016 11:13:50 PM
CSXT Q606-22
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Pavonia Yard and engine house: 2016
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Short Lines
   -Added 2/10/2016 9:57:04 PM
CA TX Trip Jun 2008
   -Added 2/10/2016 9:22:01 PM
OI-16 Approaches Browns Yard
   -Added 2/10/2016 8:45:29 PM
UCEX hoppers: Jefferson City, MO; 4-18-2015
   -Added 2/10/2016 8:40:32 PM
trains on the Tier 2016
   -Added 2/10/2016 8:24:06 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Dad's photos
   -Updated 2/13/2016 3:58:23 AM
Best of 2015
   -Updated 2/12/2016 11:59:51 PM
Railtrekkers Union Pacific
   -Updated 2/12/2016 11:59:40 PM
NS'S Alabama Division AGS North District...Jan.- June 2016
   -Updated 2/12/2016 11:43:12 PM
Norfolk Southern's AG Branch 2016
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2016 - Selected Rolling Stock
   -Updated 2/12/2016 11:25:18 PM
2015 Trip to Bailey yard (Railfest 2015), North Platte Nebrasks.
   -Updated 2/12/2016 11:23:09 PM
The Maine Central
   -Updated 2/12/2016 11:16:42 PM
Tampa, FL
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Kansas City Southern Ry.
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New Orleans LA 1995-2003
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MoW & Equipment
   -Updated 2/12/2016 10:28:53 PM
Rolling Stock, various types and Companies
   -Updated 2/12/2016 10:23:10 PM
NS Heritage Units 2015 & 2014
   -Updated 2/12/2016 10:17:04 PM
Ft Myers, FL
   -Updated 2/12/2016 10:02:39 PM
1st Quarter 2016 - CMP
   -Updated 2/12/2016 9:58:24 PM
Short Lines
   -Updated 2/12/2016 9:40:28 PM
Canadian railroads
   -Updated 2/12/2016 9:37:08 PM
Conrail - Blue (Including CSX and NS)
   -Updated 2/12/2016 9:36:10 PM
UP Locomotives
   -Updated 2/12/2016 9:33:00 PM
Other Locomotives
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CVSR and predecessors
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Early CSX (1987-1999)
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Leased locomotives in Missouri, 2016
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Random passenger cars
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UP locomotives in Missouri, 2016
   -Updated 2/12/2016 9:04:40 PM
Canadian freight cars
   -Updated 2/12/2016 8:51:14 PM
A collection of rolling stock
   -Updated 2/12/2016 8:04:00 PM
TADs 2016 NS
   -Updated 2/12/2016 7:53:53 PM
Iowa Interstate (IAIS) Engines and Equipment
   -Updated 2/12/2016 7:01:53 PM
2016 Train Photographs
   -Updated 2/12/2016 5:54:23 PM
Big Lake, MN
   -Updated 2/12/2016 5:23:23 PM
Clear Lake, MN
   -Updated 2/12/2016 5:22:30 PM
Maine Central - Portland
   -Updated 2/12/2016 3:31:02 PM

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