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: 3,731,906
Locomotives:  148,610
Rolling Stock:  880,104
Locations:  28,308
What's New?
New Photo Albums
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Canadian Pacific and CN
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CSX four east.
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CSX two west.
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Morning Power at Dolton, IL
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Trains of the Tier
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Another Hot Metal Bottle Train at Dolton
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CSX GenSet 1310 Local
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Video screenshots
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Misc Cars - Dolton, IL
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TCMX cars - Dolton, IL
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Freight cars, Feb 08, 2014
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CSXT Cars - Dolton, IL
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AIGX Cars - Dolton, IL
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Misc Cars - Dolton, IL
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Road trips
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WWUX Hoppers - Dolton, IL
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SOYX hoppers - Dolton, IL
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CVSR's journey across the sky.
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Boone & Scenic Railroad stuff
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CSX Q678-17 and CSX Q619-16
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Action Around Boone
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CP Packman chomps towards SOO Candy apple red on CSX Q166 in Tiffn, OH
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UP 4785 leads intermodal at 9:31AM
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Shots Around Tennessee
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Rochelle, IL December 9, 2014
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Misc Cars - Dolton, IL
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Norfolk Southern Engines
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Butler Yards, Butler, WI & Milw, WI
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Observation Car #25- Rockaway, Oregon - ca 1910
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California 8/29/2013
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Railfanning Palmer, MA 7-19-14
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KCS Christmas train 2014
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Updated Photo Albums
2014 Summer Trip to the USA.
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Reading & Northern
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Railroading 2014
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Rails at Reusens
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CSX Tilford
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Norfolk Southern Georgia Division
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Chicago Railroading
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December 2014
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fall winter action 2014 over peck creek bridge
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Shiawassee County Michigan rail action
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Georgia and the Carolinas
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Worthington, OH
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Purchased Photos
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The Gevo's
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Ohio Railway Museum - Worthington, OH
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Roaring Camp Railroads
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CSX Q418
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Joe's Chicago, IL train pix
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Butler Yards, Butler, WI & Milw, WI
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Humble, TX Rail
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Houston, TX Rail
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Sante Fe
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BN/BNSF - Devine Providence
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Union Pacific Seattle
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BNSF family covered hoppers
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Random covered hoppers
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Random passenger cars
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DECEMBER , 2014 Pt 2
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March 2014
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TADs 2014 CSX K - crude oil trains
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TADs 2014 CSX
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2014 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
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