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: 4,115,316
Locomotives:  158,069
Rolling Stock:  971,481
Locations:  29,200
What's New?
New Photo Albums
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CSX - Kenton, OH - former EL main line
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Quad Cities May 16, 2016
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Colorful Week Around La Crosse WI
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South Carolina RR Museum 5-7-2016
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More Gondolas - Dolton, IL
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Bulkhead Flatcars - Dolton, IL
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Look Who Came to Lunch
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2016 UP System
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2016 BNSF
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CSX in Washington, DC area
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Chicago Area Railfan Trip: Arrival Into and Railfanning Around Chicago (02/25-03/01/16)
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NS Heritage/Amtrak Apr-May 16
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RBMN RDC Inaugural Trip May 8th 2016
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Grand Rapids
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O Gauge Empire for sale.
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May 2016
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Coopersville and Marne Railway
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US Government Railways
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Gondolas - Dolton, IL
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Durham & Southern
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IHB Transfer Caboose #1
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Folkston, Ga Trip
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The Sunday A Train.
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November 2015
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Local Stuff
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CSX Chapel Street Dayton, Ohio album 3 - Chessie caboose
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Milwaukee & Soo Line "River Line"
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Railfanning in Raritan, NJ
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CSX Chapel Street Dayton, Ohio album 2
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Paris, KY Trains
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CSX Chapel Street Dayton, Ohio album 1
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NS 1068 Erie leading NS 511 and chase it on
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Milwaukee Road secondary line variety
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Updated Photo Albums
Railfanning in so cal
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Local Shots 14
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Dakota doings
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Georgia and the Carolinas
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Milwaukee Road memories
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2016 - Selected Rolling Stock
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Providence & Worcester power in CT
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PROX tank cars in CT
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OCCX equipment in CT
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NCIX equipment in CT
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KCS equipment in CT
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Trains in Norman, OK
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UP Navasota Subdivision
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Railroad scenes
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CSX Action in Hancock, West Virginia - April 2010
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BNSF Across Springfield, Missouri
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Abandoned Ohio Edison Gorge Power Plant Trackage
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CSX Action in Atlanta, Georgia - March 2016
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Centralia Wamac Central City
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Potash on the CN Mainline
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May 2016
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CSX Heritage Cars #4
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Chicago Area Railfan Trip: Zephyr Trip Days 1 and 2 (02/23-02/24/16)
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St. Louis Area pictures
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Pan Am Railways - Greenfield to Mechanicville
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Seaboard Coast Line
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Pan Am Railways - Ayer to Greenfield
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Pan Am Railways - Ayer, MA
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TAD's 2016 CSX
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MBTA - North Side
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May 2016 Pt 2
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2nd Quarter 2016 - CMP
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Louisville and Nashville
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Rolling Stock
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