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: 4,548,845
Locomotives:  168,785
Rolling Stock:  1,061,331
Locations:  30,142
What's New?
New Photo Albums
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01/23/2018 sunset shots.
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Chicago Commuter
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Nine long years.
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Florida East Coast Railway
   -Added 3/19/2018 1:00:38 PM
01/21/2018 short day, 2 trains.
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Passing Thru Chico CA
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01/20/2018 afternoon.
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3-16-2018 Monon Indiana
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Larry's Truck & Electric
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Goderich-Exeter Railway
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Locomotive Leasing Partners
   -Added 3/19/2018 2:42:31 AM
Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway
   -Added 3/19/2018 2:34:25 AM
BNSF Railway
   -Added 3/19/2018 2:06:00 AM
Norfolk Southern Railway
   -Added 3/18/2018 11:53:06 PM
Walksersville Southern
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EuroTrip Day 17: Lutherstadt
   -Added 3/18/2018 10:19:45 PM
The Berlin Childrens Railway
   -Added 3/18/2018 9:58:08 PM
EuroTrip Day 16: Leipzig
   -Added 3/18/2018 9:25:07 PM
Sunshine in Hamilton
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Remants of the Camden & Amboy Railroad
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EuroTrip Day 15: Usedom
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EuroTrip Day 13: Dresden
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Fog, snow & slop.
   -Added 3/18/2018 8:15:36 PM
Visit to Steamtown
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Trains 48
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Rolling stock Jan 2018
   -Added 3/18/2018 2:37:43 PM
3-16-2018 Reynolds Indiana Steel Plant, Diamond, Grain Elevator
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3-16-2018 Reynolds Indiana North of town, CR W 200 N crossing
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PRR: Healey ~> PRR Freight Engines ~ Circa 1950
   -Added 3/18/2018 1:12:31 PM
Updated Photo Albums
Trains 48
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PRR: Healey ~> PRR Freight Engines ~ Circa 1950
   -Updated 3/19/2018 6:09:52 PM
Rolling stock Jan 2018
   -Updated 3/19/2018 4:58:08 PM
Sperry Rail Service/ M o W
   -Updated 3/19/2018 4:56:10 PM
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CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
   -Updated 3/19/2018 1:31:30 PM
My Wanderings
   -Updated 3/19/2018 12:23:53 PM
01/20/2018 morning.
   -Updated 3/19/2018 10:38:36 AM
Rolling Stock
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Seaboard Coast Line Rolling Stock
   -Updated 3/19/2018 7:36:31 AM
October's forgotten files
   -Updated 3/19/2018 4:16:50 AM
March 2018
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South Texas Feb 2018
   -Updated 3/18/2018 11:55:03 PM
February 2018
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Pan Am Railways - At the Willows
   -Updated 3/18/2018 11:41:05 PM
Roanoke, VA
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CP Chicago & Milwalkee Sub highlights
   -Updated 3/18/2018 11:03:09 PM
Canadian National Railway
   -Updated 3/18/2018 10:56:04 PM
2018 Eastern Pennsylvania
   -Updated 3/18/2018 10:41:57 PM
VIA Rail Canada
   -Updated 3/18/2018 10:40:15 PM
GO Transit
   -Updated 3/18/2018 10:35:47 PM
Rails around the Twin Ports
   -Updated 3/18/2018 10:03:52 PM
MISC. 2018
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Boxcar and Reefer Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
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UP Album
   -Updated 3/18/2018 9:27:36 PM
CSX Album
   -Updated 3/18/2018 9:14:56 PM
Norfolk Southern
   -Updated 3/18/2018 9:14:16 PM
1995 Scans - CMP
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Some New Jersey action shots
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BN/BNSF roster
   -Updated 3/18/2018 8:50:19 PM
UP Oregon
   -Updated 3/18/2018 8:39:44 PM

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