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: 3,646,952
Locomotives:  146,752
Rolling Stock:  858,666
Locations:  28,132
What's New?
New Photo Albums
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West June 2005
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Rock Island in Arkansas & Louisiana
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Norfolk Southern Pocahontas Division
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CSX Allegheny and New River Division Trains
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North Carolina Transportation Museum at Spencer Shops
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Success and failure at Alliance.
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CVSR's Morning Train.
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Two east at Voris St.
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Before sunrise.
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West & east at the CPLs of Exchange St.
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BNSF Westlake, LA
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A Good Thursday
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9-14-2014 2 year anniversary of cheating death
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Old Photos from my collection
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Georgia Trains
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Canadian Roster shots
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A Tunnel Motor and a new kid.
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The CSX New Castle Subdivision
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BNSF Marceline Sub 2014.
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Steam in the Valley, thats a wrap...
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Tiger in the Middle
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Updated Photo Albums
August 2014
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Canada/USA trip 2014
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NEC GG1s, E44s, MP85s, 1975-85
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2014 Clinton, IA area
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Lititz & New Holland Branches, 88-91
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CR Glory Days, 1991-93
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Conrail Mountain RRing 1989-90
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Meridian, MS July 16-21
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My Better Shots
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0070's UPRR
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NJ Transit and Metro-North
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Birmingham Intermodal Station
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Norfolk Southern
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Museums Spencer shops rolling stock
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Museums Spencer shops motive power
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Museums Spencer shops rr days June 98
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Museums Florida Bone Valley
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Museums Ohio
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Museums Florida GCRM pre & post Andrew
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Museums TVRM in the 90s
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Museums Virginia Transportation Museum
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Museums Hamlet
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Museums TVRM
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Museums Merci cars
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Museums Virginia Clifton Forge
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Museums Georgia Stone Mountain RR
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NJ Transit Electric Engines 2014
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Museums Heart Of Dixie @ Calera, Al
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Museums Heart Of Dixie @ Calera, Al
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Museums Kentucky Covington
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Museums Passenger cars & other displays
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Museums WV WVC at Belington
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Out Of The comfort Zone
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Museums Heart Of Dixie @ Calera, Al
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Museums Heart Of Dixie @ Calera, Al
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