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!

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Select one of the links from the menu on the left to begin browsing the collection.
Site Stats
Photos: 5,070,072
Locomotives:  182,854
Rolling Stock:  1,175,704
Locations:  31,546
What's New?
New Photo Albums
   -Added 1/20/2021 8:38:00 PM
Northfield, Minnesota at Night, September 12, 2020
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Wyoming '96-'05
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Three NKP Yard Switchers
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Late December on the NYS&W
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Alliance Nebraska 2021
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Reading Company (RCTHS) '94, '97
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CSX 3163 leads train Q 032
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Middle Division, 2021
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A Look Back at November 14, 1997
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Tuesday - SNOW day!!!
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BNSF's Valley Sub 2021
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Reading & Northern '94, '97
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EJE ROW, Hartsdale Junction - Schererville, IN
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EB Misc Tank Cars - Schererville, IN
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EB Misc Covered Hoppers - Schererville, IN
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EB Misc Boxcars - Schererville, IN
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EB RBOX Boxcars - Schererville, IN
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EB CSXT Boxcars - Schererville, IN
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Mount Washington Cog Railway
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Chattanooga, TN Oct 2020
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WB CN Loco Pair - Schererville, IN
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WB SHQX Cars - Schererville, IN
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WB Misc Cars - Schererville, IN
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A look back at April 1999
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WB CIT Group Hoppers - Schererville, IN
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WB TILX Tank Cars - Schererville, IN
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WB NAHX Hoppers - Schererville, IN
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WB CN Gondolas - Schererville, IN
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WB PROX Tank Cars - Schererville, IN
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WB GACX Hoppers - Schererville, IN
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WB CSXT Covered Hoppers - Schererville, IN
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WB POTX Hoppers - Schererville, IN
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WB NDYX Gondolas - Schererville, IN
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Updated Photo Albums
Chattanooga, TN Oct 2020
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2021 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 1/20/2021 8:01:53 PM
December 2020 rolling stock
   -Updated 1/20/2021 7:59:21 PM
Editing folder
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ARR Anchorage north
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1970's-1990's slides
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Rapid City Pierre & Eastern
   -Updated 1/20/2021 7:15:53 PM
Conrail My tribute to Big Blue
   -Updated 1/20/2021 6:52:53 PM
Amtrak/NJT/SEPTA 2021
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January 2021 locomotives
   -Updated 1/20/2021 4:32:56 PM
Some Pennsylvania action shots
   -Updated 1/20/2021 4:27:34 PM
From the slide box 2001-2002 NS in the southeast
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From the slide box 2000-2001 NS in the southeast
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NS Roadrailers Atlanta Jacksonville corridor 1999-2006
   -Updated 1/20/2021 3:48:27 PM
2020-07-25, Freight car photos: Otterville, MO
   -Updated 1/20/2021 3:39:52 PM
BNSF's Sand Hills Sub 2021
   -Updated 1/20/2021 3:30:51 PM
Freight Cars and Cabooses
   -Updated 1/20/2021 3:08:56 PM
Seaboard Coast Line Rolling Stock
   -Updated 1/20/2021 2:47:11 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 1/20/2021 2:13:30 PM
Shortlines Louisiana Delta
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Pan Am District 3
   -Updated 1/20/2021 11:00:49 AM
Chessie System Locomotives
   -Updated 1/20/2021 9:25:28 AM
Susquehanna The Road of Yellowjackets??
   -Updated 1/20/2021 9:25:24 AM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 1/20/2021 9:15:52 AM
Norfolk Southern The Thoroughbred of Transportation
   -Updated 1/20/2021 9:04:32 AM
Delmarva Central
   -Updated 1/20/2021 9:02:18 AM
Steve's Locomotives 2003 and newer
   -Updated 1/20/2021 8:18:51 AM
PRR: Pennsy Steam Locomotive Portraits 2
   -Updated 1/20/2021 7:48:26 AM
Steve's Freightcar Slides
   -Updated 1/20/2021 7:36:11 AM
Location Fountain City, Wisconsin
   -Updated 1/20/2021 4:03:55 AM
Union Pacific Railfanning
   -Updated 1/20/2021 2:58:29 AM
Oregon Railroading: Part 2 (2010-2014)
   -Updated 1/20/2021 1:47:19 AM
PRR: Pennsy Steam Locomotive Portraits 1
   -Updated 1/20/2021 1:04:34 AM

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