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 2011 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: 3,583,953
Locomotives:  145,593
Rolling Stock:  842,443
Locations:  28,006
What's New?
New Photo Albums
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Shortline adventure 7/13/14
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East Bay Railfannning 7/24/14 w/KCSM & CSX
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Q324 Brings Some Oldies
   -Added 7/24/2014 10:42:21 PM
Northwood, Ohio
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VA shortlines Jun 2014
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Pennsgrove Secondary
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Nevada Northern Railway
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July 2014 along the CSX River Line
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Slater, MO photos-2014
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A Great Thursday
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Chicagoland 2014
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Orange Empire Railway Museum Collection
   -Added 7/24/2014 5:37:25 PM
PA shortlines Jun 2014
   -Added 7/24/2014 4:06:02 PM
30th St Station - Philadelphia, PA
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New to Akron too.
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CofG NS#8101 on Trains 74z/75z
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Never before in Akron.
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Two NS westbounds.
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Houston Area Railfanning
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Houston Railfanning
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Stuff around Kokomo 6/11/14
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Schneider/Momence/Kankakee 7/23/14
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A quick glimpse at Summit St.
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Baltimore Industrials Jun 2014
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New London Trip
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A Few From Midweek.
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A little bit of color
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Carolina Piedmont Railroad
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Bill Waterman
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Paul Hamblin Photos
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Updated Photo Albums
CSX - Plymouth Subdivision
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Summer photos 2014
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1993 Jul - Dec
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1992 Jul - Dec
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South Jersey CSAO 2014
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Canadian Pacific
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Foreign Power on Pan Am Ry.
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Train Pics
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Nevada Northern Railway
   -Updated 7/26/2014 9:51:00 AM
Guilford Rail System / Pan Am Railways
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Passenger Cars
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Indonesian Railway
   -Updated 7/26/2014 3:25:01 AM
Gondola Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
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30th St Station - Philadelphia, PA
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2014 2Q
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NS 6 axle power
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NS 4 axle power
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SD40-2/3 Pixs
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Conway Scenic Railroad
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UP power
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The Shortline Baglist
   -Updated 7/25/2014 8:30:05 PM
NS'S Alabama Division 3B North District
   -Updated 7/25/2014 8:28:26 PM
Misc Stock L to O
   -Updated 7/25/2014 8:28:15 PM
UP Falls City Subdivision
   -Updated 7/25/2014 8:14:20 PM
KCS/NS OCS 5/13/2014
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Shortlines & industrials: Kentucky & West Virginia
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Various Midwestern Railroading
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Stations and RR structures
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Bill Waterman
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CSX Trenton Sub/NS Morrisville Line
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SW Washington/NW Oregon
   -Updated 7/25/2014 4:31:01 PM
Carolina Piedmont Railroad
   -Updated 7/25/2014 4:14:03 PM

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