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: 5,891,826
Locomotives:  198,282
Rolling Stock:  1,367,621
Locations:  32,669
What's New?
New Photo Albums
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CSX Syracuse Terminal Subdivision
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First half of July 2024 around La Crosse WI
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New DART Silverline DMU being tested
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PU Tower- CNJ 175th Anniversary -Part 4
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CSX M277 & CVSR train 16.
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Single unit trains and the Ditcher.
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Z641-9 and also -12.
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2024-7-10 M692-09, CSX 1967 Leading
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RIP my friend.
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Rolling Stock 2024 Cheyenne Wyo.
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Track Side 2024 Cheyenne Wyo.
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B157, M370 & C332.
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Pulling Power Cheyenne Wyo.JULY 2024
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PRSL: Time Tables: Southern New Jersey ~ 1943
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WB Unit Loaded Hooper Car Frt at Erie NV W-MdTrnSlv-Pshrs
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EL Memories IV
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Pt. Claire
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Guadalajara Roundhouse and Yards
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Pennsylvania 2024
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EL Memories III
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SCL Freight Cars
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Michigan & Minnesota June 2024
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EL Memories II
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Kokomo Grain Emporia, IN
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Reading Railroad Heritage Museum -Part 5
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End of June to Early July 2024
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NJT E8A's - 1981-82
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EL Memories.
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NS Corning Secondary
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Signs, signals switches etc.
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APR: "The Allegheny Portage Railroad," 1957
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2024-02-29, Syracuse, MO: Covered hoppers
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Updated Photo Albums
Gondolas diversas
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April 2024
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Rolling Stock 2024 Cheyenne Wyo.
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CPKC on the Heavener Sub in Arkansas
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CPKC Siloam Springs
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NS (LV Heritage)
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NS (Interstate Heritage)
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NS (Conrail Heritage)
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NS (PC Heritage)
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NS (N&W Heritage)
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NS (PRR Heritage)
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NS (Southern Heritage)
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Rochelle, IL
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TADs preserved, restorations, displays & museums
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March 2023
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Amtrak, Varnish and Vanna
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NYS&W Main Line
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TADs East Penn lines
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Locomotives in the Quad Cities
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IAIS 510
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Railfanning Massachusetts 2
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NS Southern Tier Line
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Shortlines in NY/PA/NJ
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NYSW pictures
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TADs CSX special painted units
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Mississippi River Trips
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Conrail in the Northeast from the early 1990's to May 31, 1999
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2023 Some grain cars.
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Amtrak Empire Service
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March 2011, Quad Cities freight car photos
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2010-11-26, IAIS engines, Davenport, IA
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