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: 4,622,862
Locomotives:  170,967
Rolling Stock:  1,075,358
Locations:  30,332
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Experiment 2.0
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CR SA-3 2018
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May 2018 in the Upper Midwest
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California 2018
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ARK UP Van Buren sub
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8-10-2018 North Fond Du Lac Wisconsin
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More Marion Ohio.
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8-10-2018 Fond Du Lac Wisconsin
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Gene Autry
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8-10-2018 Janesville Wisconsin
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8-3-2018 Watseka Illinois
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8-3-2018 Woodland Illinois
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Purple Caboose!
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August 2018
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Western Maryland Scenic RR
   -Added 8/16/2018 3:30:42 PM
Colorado Railroad Museum.
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8-2-2018 Sidney Illinois
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Connecticut Southern
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8-2-2018 Villa Grove Illinois
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8-2-2018 Tuscola Illinois
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7-24-2018 Rossville Illinois
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8-12-2018 Two Rivers Wisconsin
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Summer odds 'n ends
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Passaic River Drawbridge
   -Added 8/16/2018 5:40:11 AM
USA: Morgan's "Indian Summer" ~ Part 4
   -Added 8/16/2018 2:11:14 AM
USA: Seidel's "Horseshoe Curve"
   -Added 8/16/2018 1:53:28 AM
Andrews Trains Around the US #2
   -Added 8/15/2018 6:35:29 PM
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Arkansas mainline action Aug 2018
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Arkansas mainline power Aug 2018
   -Added 8/13/2018 12:38:48 AM
2018 Diesel Days
   -Added 8/12/2018 10:36:26 PM
The Carolinian at Glen Allen
   -Added 8/12/2018 6:10:20 PM
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - 2018
   -Added 8/10/2018 9:09:58 PM
Burlington Northern Railroad SD40-2
   -Added 8/10/2018 8:39:57 PM
Updated Photo Albums
dan tardanico
   -Updated 8/17/2018 3:40:22 AM
Romance Cars of the Odakyu Electric Railway
   -Updated 8/17/2018 2:57:25 AM
JR Tokaido lines in the Kanto Plain
   -Updated 8/17/2018 2:48:04 AM
JR Yokosuka Line trains
   -Updated 8/17/2018 2:45:46 AM
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2018 Diesel Days
   -Updated 8/17/2018 2:29:54 AM
Ashley DRGW ROW & Property
   -Updated 8/17/2018 2:26:34 AM
Ashley Rodriguez Railroad Related Trailers
   -Updated 8/17/2018 2:25:45 AM
Ashley Rodriguez Containers
   -Updated 8/17/2018 2:24:54 AM
Ashley Rodriguez 2018 Locomotive Power
   -Updated 8/17/2018 2:24:24 AM
August 2018 Pt 2
   -Updated 8/17/2018 2:24:12 AM
August 2018
   -Updated 8/17/2018 2:13:30 AM
Chicago Area Railfan Trip 2018
   -Updated 8/17/2018 2:06:26 AM
July 2018 Pt 2
   -Updated 8/17/2018 1:49:38 AM
   -Updated 8/17/2018 1:13:21 AM
CSX C759
   -Updated 8/17/2018 1:11:51 AM
NJT Atlantic City Line
   -Updated 8/17/2018 1:04:24 AM
Misc locomotives
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South Jersey Railroad Miscellaneous
   -Updated 8/17/2018 12:37:03 AM
South Jersey Train Stations and Structures
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St. Lawrence & Atlantic
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Dash 8 locomotives
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CXS Ashland, VA
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Rolling Stock
   -Updated 8/16/2018 11:30:11 PM
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Ashley Rodriguez 2018 Rolling stock
   -Updated 8/16/2018 11:25:22 PM
The Carolinian at Glen Allen
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EMD GP locomotives
   -Updated 8/16/2018 11:15:31 PM
Various GE locomotives
   -Updated 8/16/2018 11:11:54 PM
   -Updated 8/16/2018 11:10:08 PM

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