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: 5,114,988
Locomotives:  183,838
Rolling Stock:  1,186,510
Locations:  31,644
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Short trip through CVNP.
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H11 4/5/21
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Retired BNSF locomotives in Galveston
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Other Train Catches
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April 2021 locomotives
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AEX GP40-2LW #100016
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March 2021 in Doswell
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April 8, 2021 #2
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Waycross trip 3/6/21
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Sapporo City Trams
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Misc. Photos
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Seaboard Air Line
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NS 317 & 318
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SA31 Freight Car Pictures
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Trip to Cold Spring, NY
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ConRail Hi Rail Vehicle A 5319, West on Track 1, and gets the Stop and Proceed Signal
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New Orleans Trip
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Old Bound Brook Station & Platform
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The Louisiana & Delta Collection
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March 22 Railfanning
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Amtrak 156 on the Sunset Limited
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Lot 22-50295 Details
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NYNJR - March visitor
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WB Intermodal Frt at Erie NV W-Pusher
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EHSX equipment in CT
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Georgia Central trip 2/26/21
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Illinois Railway Museum 2021
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Brazilian railroad preservation
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Jake's Photos
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Abandoned trains
   -Added 4/10/2021 12:30:26 AM
B&O Dayton Ohio
   -Added 4/10/2021 12:15:38 AM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 4/12/2021 2:58:26 AM
2021 North Central Indiana
   -Updated 4/12/2021 2:57:01 AM
Roseville Railfanning
   -Updated 4/12/2021 1:18:40 AM
CSX in Georgia
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Train meets
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Trenton Sub
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Locomotives - Kansas City Southern de Mexico
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Rolling Stock - Caboose
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Leased Locomotive Motive Power
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Restored, Fallen flags & Museum Locomotives
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Illinois & Iowa Regional & Short Line RR's
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Seaboard Air Line
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Industrial motive power
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Series SM42
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HLCX Motive Power
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Cramerton, NC 2021
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Major carriers: Engines / Locomotives
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PRR: Pennsy Cabin Car Parade (CCP)
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TADs CSX 2021
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TADs Amtrak ACS-64 photos
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Conway Scenic Railroad
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Trip to Cold Spring, NY
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April 2021
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BB36 da VLI e Vale
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EMD DDM 45 e SD40
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The Louisiana & Delta Collection
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