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: 3,688,613
Locomotives:  147,666
Rolling Stock:  868,394
Locations:  28,226
What's New?
New Photo Albums
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Ohio Vacation
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CP East Region / Freight Subdivision; CP "D&H" 7304 work train transloading scrap steel with electro
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CP East Region / Freight Subdivision; CP D&H 7304 @ Oneonta Yard; Oneonta, NY
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Metra in "LaSalle Canyon"; Chicago, IL
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Private Cars @ Chicago Yard; Chicago, IL
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Metra, Chicago Yard; Chicago, IL
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Amtrak, Chicago Yard; Chicago, IL
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Patrón Tequila Express #50 departing on #3 "Southwest Chief"; Chicago, IL
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Patrón Tequila Express #50 (private observation car) on #3 Southwest Chief in Chicago Union Station;
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From the #22 "Texas Eagle"; UP St. Louis Service Unit / Springfield Subdivision; Bloomington Yard; B
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AgRail #35 [EMD GP7], Bloomington, IL
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Amsted Rail (American Steel Foundries) ASFX #9-G-11 (GE 44 Tonner); Granite City, IL
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Oct. 2014 in the Upper Midwest - Pt. 1
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Early Rushhour at Riverdale
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Q409 across the Anacostia
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Courcelles, Québec 2014
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From the #22 "Texas Eagle"; St. Louis, MO & Granite City, IL
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Amtrak; #22 "Texas Eagle" @ CPT T215 - Dallas Union Station; Dallas, TX
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Trinity Railway Express; MP 643.9 - North Junction; Dallas, TX
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Dallas Area Rapid Transit; Dallas Union Station, Dallas, TX
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Cloudy Wednesday Treats
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Slow day in Afton OK
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Union Pacific, Trinity Rail Express & Dallas Area Rapid Transit; Dallas, TX
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Excursion trains Arkansas-Missouri
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UP Dallas-Fort Worth SU / Dallas SD; MTUDA-17 (UP 3910, 4957 nb) @ Trinity River Viaduct
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Conrail Chemical Coast/Garden State Secondary
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UP Dallas-Fort Worth Service Unit / Dallas Subdivision; KLBNS-17 (UP 7934, 4436 nb) @ CPT T218 - RE
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Updated Photo Albums
CSX collection of GLP
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Missouri 1990s
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Shiawassee County Michigan rail action
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Passenger Cars
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Railfan44's Amtrak Shots Including State Owned Trains
   -Updated 10/31/2014 11:22:27 PM
Connecticut Southern Railroad
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Some New York action shots
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NS Griffin Dist. in Georgia pt. 2
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Washington state Wanderings
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CRDX equipment in CT
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NS Heritage Engines
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Norfolk Southern from 2009
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Rails at Reusens
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Pittsburgh PCC Streetcars
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3 days at Summit St.
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CSX from 2009
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Seminole Gulf
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Poking Around PA
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CSX Keystone Sub, Broadford, Pa
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MILW - freight cars
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South Suburban Chicago Railroading
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SP 8565 East
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NS 1111 "Barcode" Unit
   -Updated 10/31/2014 1:34:21 AM
Abandoned Trains - Essington, PA
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Amtrak Turboliner - Bear, DE
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NS Heritage Units
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North Bergen Yard - Ridgefield Park, NJ - Early 90's
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Pan Am Railways - CPF LJ to CPF LO
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Locomotives 2014
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CB's Misc. Illinois
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CR Southern Secondary
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November 2013
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Railtrekkers BNSF
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