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: 4,906,451
Locomotives:  178,415
Rolling Stock:  1,128,024
Locations:  31,055
What's New?
New Photo Albums
The last of 2019's uploads
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Around town this week.
   -Added 4/9/2020 8:42:03 PM
9 October 2019
   -Added 4/9/2020 7:26:50 PM
Rail-Fanning 2019 Vol. 11
   -Added 4/9/2020 5:48:51 PM
Cape May Seashore Lines
   -Added 4/9/2020 2:57:07 PM
WB Intermodal Frt at Erie NV
   -Added 4/9/2020 2:07:35 PM
4 engine pursuit on 12/11/19
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Chesapeake Beach Railway
   -Added 4/9/2020 1:57:22 AM
21 December 2011
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Freight Car Photos 2020 (Q2)
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Railroad Freight Cars in Use
   -Added 4/8/2020 12:48:43 PM
Burnside, KY 3/27/2020
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Bieszczady Forest Railway Foundation
   -Added 4/8/2020 2:47:20 AM
GWI Carolina Piedmont 2020
   -Added 4/7/2020 8:11:15 PM
February 2020
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Older picture
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A few Dewitt Yard action shots
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7 action shots on 12/13
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South Central Tennessee 2020
   -Added 4/5/2020 9:22:31 PM
KWT 2020
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CSX Bruceton & Memphis Subs 2020
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April 2020
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PRR: Fols ~> PRR Steam Locomotives II
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Best of 2020
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GACX open hoppers in CT
   -Added 4/5/2020 3:30:10 PM
Yukon & White Pass Railway
   -Added 4/5/2020 2:15:34 PM
2020-03-05 Glover Il.
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Swiss Alpinists on their way
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Ashland Trains 91 and 53
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April 2020
   -Added 4/4/2020 10:13:09 PM
Washington & Idaho RWY
   -Added 4/4/2020 8:55:39 PM
Updated Photo Albums
DRR Disney Rail Road
   -Updated 4/10/2020 8:20:23 AM
2020 Train Photographs
   -Updated 4/10/2020 8:13:54 AM
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spring action 2020
   -Updated 4/10/2020 6:08:32 AM
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railroad signals
   -Updated 4/10/2020 2:44:26 AM
Chesapeake Beach Railway
   -Updated 4/10/2020 1:34:20 AM
UP Motive Power
   -Updated 4/10/2020 12:02:43 AM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 4/9/2020 11:24:24 PM
Pan Am Railways: District 2
   -Updated 4/9/2020 10:44:07 PM
Shiawassee County Michigan rail action
   -Updated 4/9/2020 10:32:41 PM
Vermont Railway
   -Updated 4/9/2020 10:05:52 PM
TADs CSX 2020
   -Updated 4/9/2020 9:56:59 PM
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TAD's Conrail scenes & roster shots
   -Updated 4/9/2020 9:54:20 PM
December 2019
   -Updated 4/9/2020 9:38:02 PM
New Jersey Transit's early days
   -Updated 4/9/2020 8:32:56 PM
ATSF - EMD Frt Locos (GP7 - GP20)
   -Updated 4/9/2020 8:12:09 PM
The Problematic Penn Central
   -Updated 4/9/2020 7:57:27 PM
2020 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 4/9/2020 7:45:01 PM
Railroad Freight Cars in Use
   -Updated 4/9/2020 7:39:05 PM
19 July 2016
   -Updated 4/9/2020 7:27:31 PM
Peoria sub 2020
   -Updated 4/9/2020 6:35:11 PM
Grenloch Industrial Track
   -Updated 4/9/2020 6:06:50 PM
CSX manifest Q417/Q418: 2013
   -Updated 4/9/2020 5:53:39 PM
Hong Kong Trams
   -Updated 4/9/2020 5:08:43 PM
Norfolk Southern from 2009 - 2019
   -Updated 4/9/2020 5:06:56 PM
All Cars Stop Here
   -Updated 4/9/2020 4:54:48 PM
February 2020
   -Updated 4/9/2020 4:35:14 PM
Rolling Stock
   -Updated 4/9/2020 4:30:28 PM
January-May 2020
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Railroad Stations
   -Updated 4/9/2020 2:57:40 PM
Amtrak in the Northeast
   -Updated 4/9/2020 2:22:22 PM
The Central Railroad of New Jersey
   -Updated 4/9/2020 2:12:26 PM

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