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: 3,587,284
Locomotives:  145,650
Rolling Stock:  843,116
Locations:  28,013
What's New?
New Photo Albums
C&EI 2-8-0's, Part 2
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Wyandotte, Mi
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Woodbourne, PA
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NS - Litchfield - 2014
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2014 3Q
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B&O Coming and Going
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Bangor and Aroostook
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Unidentified Oddments
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A Slow Day.
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July 2014
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CP Rail CW44-9 with a rainbow lettering.
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Knuckle breaks on Q394.
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Moore, OK
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Oklahoma City, OK
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Norman, OK
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Moore, OK
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A bit of CVSR action.
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CSX 5230 leads a mixer east.
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CSX 3005 and the slab train.
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CSX 3017 and a special guest.
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Oklahoma City, OK
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Norman, OK
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CSX 4004 and eastbound autoracks.
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Wheeling's morning moves.
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CSX 644 leads crude oil empties back for more.
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Marshall, MO photos-2014
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Along the Rails of Kansas: July 2014
   -Added 7/31/2014 12:43:16 AM
Updated Photo Albums
   -Updated 8/1/2014 9:18:11 AM
The Shortline Baglist
   -Updated 8/1/2014 8:50:16 AM
High Speed Trains Europe
   -Updated 8/1/2014 8:03:57 AM
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Passenger Cars
   -Updated 8/1/2014 4:37:21 AM
NJ Transit
   -Updated 8/1/2014 4:33:20 AM
Cabooses and other rolling stock
   -Updated 8/1/2014 4:09:02 AM
Delaware & Hudson
   -Updated 8/1/2014 3:59:21 AM
mtl&regions trains photos
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Boston & Maine
   -Updated 8/1/2014 3:22:36 AM
CaliforniaRailfan101's Best of the Martinez/Benicia Area
   -Updated 8/1/2014 2:48:29 AM
Conrail everywhere but the Southern Tier
   -Updated 8/1/2014 2:41:24 AM
Railroading in the South
   -Updated 8/1/2014 2:14:56 AM
Pan Am Railways - Ayer to Greenfield
   -Updated 8/1/2014 12:48:27 AM
Providence & Worcester Railroad
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Pan Am Railways Stony Brook Line
   -Updated 8/1/2014 12:16:15 AM
MBTA - North Side
   -Updated 8/1/2014 12:13:40 AM
Pan Am Railways in Ayer, MA
   -Updated 8/1/2014 12:03:22 AM
NS Pittsburgh Line Trip 2014
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CP Rail SD40-2s
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SP 8565 East
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CSX in Connellsville Area 2014 Set
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Tank Car Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
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Autorack Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
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Union Pacific
   -Updated 7/31/2014 11:25:21 PM
Marshall, MO photos-2014
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Illinois Trip - Summer 2014
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KCS and affiliates
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Via Rail
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Flatcar Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
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Consolidated Rail Corporation Kick Start
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Delaware River Valley railfanning 7/27/7/29
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Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas
   -Updated 7/31/2014 10:40:38 PM
Norfolk Southern's Attalla-Gadsden Branch
   -Updated 7/31/2014 10:22:34 PM

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