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: 4,834,554
Locomotives:  175,828
Rolling Stock:  1,113,861
Locations:  30,875
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Pictures from the UK
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Amtrak's "Coca-Cola Wrapped" City Sprinter
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This pursuit was a bust
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UP 4014 chase is Ark & OK
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Morristown & Erie RS1 15
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McCloud Rwy 2-6-2 #25
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LV 4-6-2 #2093 - Black Diamond Express
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Assorted Luken Steel Equipment
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Brandywine Valley SW9 #8202
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Kiamichi RR GP7 #905
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IC Wooden Sleeper Car "Amboy"
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Rail Runner pictures
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October-November 2019: Meridian, north MS and surrounding.
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BNSF Fort Worth Sub North
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Waycross Trip
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GTW GP40-2 #6414
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GTW GP9 #4556
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Georgia Southwestern GP7u #2207
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Santa Fe - Passenger Locomotives
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EB Frt on UPRR at Maule Ave NV (Passing Siding)-2
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Assorted Reading SW yard switchers
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A power only pursuit
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Fall Color
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As it should be.
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Ferromex 2019
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EB Frt on UPRR at Maule Ave NV (Passing Siding)
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MN/KS/OK/TX/WI Sep 2019
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C.T. & C. Ry.
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BNSF in 2019
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CSX Q404-05
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GSSX equipment in CT
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PRR: "Railroaders On The Chesapeake" ~ 1952
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Early Rock Island Cranes
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Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific SW #500
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Updated Photo Albums
This pursuit was a bust
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Northeast WI, Fall 2019
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PRR: Altoona's Horseshoe Curve ~ 1946-1996
   -Updated 11/15/2019 1:35:59 AM
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4th Quarter 2019 - CMP
   -Updated 11/14/2019 11:01:08 PM
Railfanning in GB
   -Updated 11/14/2019 10:50:44 PM
Ex-C&NW Tracks Around Madison
   -Updated 11/14/2019 10:31:07 PM
Soo Line 1003
   -Updated 11/14/2019 10:05:49 PM
Randy Curlin Collection
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Freight Cars
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July 2019
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Miscellaneous RR
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2019 Two days at Syracuse NY.
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2019 Some tank cars.
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2019 Some grain cars.
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June 2019-December 2019
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CSX River Line
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Santa Fe - Passenger Locomotives
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CN Waukesha Subdivision and North Fond du Lac 2006-2014
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Union Pacific Clyman Subdivision
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NS Bloomington District 2019
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Canadian Pacific ex-MILW Mainline 2010-2012
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Fallen Flags 3
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Tobu Super Express Trains
   -Updated 11/14/2019 4:51:00 PM
Tobu Regular Commuter trains
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Some New Jersey action shots
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PRR: "The 'Cat's Whiskers'" ~ February 1954
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PRR: "Caretaker Of The Curve" ~ February 1954
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PRR: Harrisburg's Diesel Specialists ~ DEC 1953
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NS 2019
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L&N 1971-1972
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