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: 5,021,459
Locomotives:  181,674
Rolling Stock:  1,159,576
Locations:  31,383
What's New?
New Photo Albums
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Farewell to the Dundee Spur Train
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Summer 2014.
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Politicking around the Midwest
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CNS&M 1963 at Highwood Shops
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The elusive #1
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EB Manifest Frt at Erie NV W/ Pusher
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PRR: Rose ~> Trenton Action ~ 1947-1967
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CB&Q 5632 Fan Trip to Dubuque, Iowa 4/28/1963
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Meridian & Bigbee Box Cars
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Dover 10/24/2020
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CRI&P at Ottawa, IL in 1963
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CB&Q 4960 Fan Trip to Ottawa 7/11/1963
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A Pair of MTA EMU's
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A Pair of MP 4-6-2 Pscifics
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CB&Q 4960 Fan Trip to Streator 7/4/1963
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PRR steam display train at Millersburg PA 9/10/1957
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Buena Bark MEGAMIX (4)
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The Ultimate Buena Park Railfanning-4
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A week's worth of action.
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BNSF Argentine yard area
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Georgetown Rail Equipment (GREX)
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Amtrak #11 and #14 Coast Starlights Meet
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Metro-North Commuter FL9's
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MKT 401B On The Milwaukee Road
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CN Engines
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UP Falls City sub
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UP kansas sub
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NY&GL Final Runs
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Northern Pacific Box Cars
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HMCR Huntsville Yard Job
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Wisconsin Northern
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C&NW 1962
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NS 4359, NS 9878, NS 4115 Lead a Stack Train Westbound
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Updated Photo Albums
New York - Buffalo 2017
   -Updated 10/26/2020 8:28:33 AM
New Hope & Ivyland Fall Foliage trains
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Fallen Flags 7
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October 2020 locomotives
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Norfolk Southern
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CSX 2017
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assorted NS
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NS Pittsburgh Line
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KCS Heavener Sub in Oklahoma
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Autorack Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
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Boxcar and Reefer Roster Shots
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Coil Steel Car Roster Shots
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Northeast WI, Spring 2020
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July 2020 2/2
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Leased power
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Rolling Stock
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Amtrak Diesels
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BNSF Railfanning
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BNSF railfanning
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Covered Hopper Roster Shots
   -Updated 10/26/2020 12:27:27 AM
Norfolk Southern
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Chicago, Milwaukee, Staint Paul & Pacific in the 1970s
   -Updated 10/25/2020 11:20:56 PM
2020 Some grain cars.
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Rolling Stock
   -Updated 10/25/2020 10:32:24 PM
South Texas Sep 2020
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Gondolas diversas
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TADs Conrail Shared assets
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CN Wisconsin and beyond
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TADs NS 2020
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TADs CSX 2020
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2020 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
   -Updated 10/25/2020 8:57:32 PM

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