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: 4,356,298
Locomotives:  164,411
Rolling Stock:  1,018,205
Locations:  29,761
What's New?
New Photo Albums
   -Added 5/23/2017 10:27:49 AM
Just a quick look.
   -Added 5/22/2017 11:26:54 PM
Zebra trio mixes west.
   -Added 5/22/2017 10:10:18 PM
March 2017 in the Upper Midwest
   -Added 5/22/2017 10:04:26 PM
611's "The Virginian" Excursion
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Pan Am west of Gardner
   -Added 5/22/2017 9:47:37 PM
Allentown Area Searchlights
   -Added 5/22/2017 9:33:26 PM
Z024 Does the Iron Triangle
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What not to do.
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Fort Lauderdale
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After the interview
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House Change, vol 4.
   -Added 5/22/2017 6:53:41 PM
Tiawah signals 05/05/2017
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West Midland Metro
   -Added 5/22/2017 6:27:34 PM
NJ- PA Railfan Trip
   -Added 5/22/2017 6:15:33 PM
Monday Sunny Day Fun Day
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Damp Weekend in May
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Amtrak here and there
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5-21-2017 Ottawa Il.
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5-21-2017 Bloomer Line Gibson City
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Trains 20
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Old passenger coaches at Winslow.
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Jesup Georgia April, 2017
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Moore, Oklahoma City, Norman
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CSX Diversity in Motion 699 leading double-stacks at Palmetto, GA
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2 M420 pics from 8 years ago.
   -Added 5/21/2017 10:26:35 PM
Power for the mixer.
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Vacation 2017
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Railfanning From The South 2017
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April 2017
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Misc.- Blue Comet coach, M420, NS Geeps...
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Sunset departure.
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Updated Photo Albums
TBOX box cars in CT
   -Updated 5/23/2017 10:14:13 AM
Providence & Worcester power in CT
   -Updated 5/23/2017 10:11:59 AM
OCCX covered hoppers in CT
   -Updated 5/23/2017 10:10:16 AM
Providence & Worcester ballast hoppers in CT
   -Updated 5/23/2017 10:08:04 AM
Bringing The History.
   -Updated 5/23/2017 9:17:13 AM
GO Transit
   -Updated 5/23/2017 8:11:35 AM
2017 Train Photographs
   -Updated 5/23/2017 7:55:57 AM
Jesup Georgia April, 2017
   -Updated 5/23/2017 7:47:46 AM
Canadian Pacific-D&H
   -Updated 5/23/2017 5:19:13 AM
Norfolk Southern in the Southern Tier
   -Updated 5/23/2017 4:52:18 AM
CP East Binghamton
   -Updated 5/23/2017 4:28:38 AM
The local train and another Geep
   -Updated 5/23/2017 4:17:22 AM
Freight Cars 2017
   -Updated 5/23/2017 2:48:56 AM
March 2017 Pt 2
   -Updated 5/23/2017 1:51:22 AM
EMD GP locomotives
   -Updated 5/23/2017 1:12:52 AM
Daves Trainspotting
   -Updated 5/23/2017 1:11:16 AM
~ Railroad Stations ~
   -Updated 5/23/2017 1:08:48 AM
Dash 8 locomotives
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GEVO variations
   -Updated 5/22/2017 11:40:34 PM
New Jersey Transit- River LINE
   -Updated 5/22/2017 11:29:02 PM
Various GE locomotives
   -Updated 5/22/2017 11:26:38 PM
New Jersey Transit- Atlantic City Line
   -Updated 5/22/2017 11:23:17 PM
Pavonia Yard and engine house: 2017
   -Updated 5/22/2017 11:20:43 PM
TAD's 2017 CSX
   -Updated 5/22/2017 11:19:58 PM
NS manifest 38G/39G: 2017
   -Updated 5/22/2017 11:17:08 PM
Images Processed Into Black and White
   -Updated 5/22/2017 11:11:32 PM
Miscellaneous locomotives
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Pan Am Railways - CPF LO to CPF NC
   -Updated 5/22/2017 10:10:35 PM
Pan Am Railways - Ayer, MA
   -Updated 5/22/2017 10:07:54 PM
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NEC Railfanning north of New York City.
   -Updated 5/22/2017 9:42:44 PM
Northside of Boston Railfanning
   -Updated 5/22/2017 9:39:13 PM

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