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: 4,534,085
Locomotives:  168,345
Rolling Stock:  1,058,323
Locations:  30,109
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Mix of freight and passenger.
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Canadian National - 2018
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First Osborne Stone Train in Medina this year.
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VIA Rail - 2018
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Gary Rwy Coil Cars at Van Loon Yard
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Altoona,PA Shops 2017
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January 2017
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12/27/2017, vol 2.
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CN 2301
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Centerbeam Flatcars
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POTX hoppers
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ITFX equipment in CT
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EMD trio hustles a Peachtree City, GA local
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Misc Tank Cars
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Misc Boxcars
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IBT Boxcars
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NYS&W's only active SD40T-2
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Midwest Railway Preservation Society & Horizon Rail
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Gary Railway Coil Cars
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Boston & Maine Cars
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Trains 40
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RCT&HS Layout Work Session
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Passenger Cars - Misc Roads
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Finding Sperry.
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NS 65K
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Switzerland 2017
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Norfolk Southern
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12/27/2017, vol 1.
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Morning trackside dec 4
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Virginia Railway Express
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Folkston, Georgia January, 2018
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Artificial Blizzard
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European Railway Stations
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Updated Photo Albums
Gary Rwy Coil Cars at Van Loon Yard
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NYS&W's SD40s
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NYS&W's only active SD40T-2
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Staples Sub
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Lakes Sub
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Proctor, MN
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Iron Range
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PRR-PC-CR: Altoona Action ~ 1915-1996
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~ Extra Board ~
   -Updated 2/21/2018 1:52:18 AM
PRR: Pennsy Fire Power ~ 1904-2008
   -Updated 2/21/2018 1:36:48 AM
Several surprises in Winona, MN. on August 12, 2014
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Location: Winona, MN.
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Altoona,PA Shops 2017
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John H. Walker
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2018 - Walkersville Southern
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Pan Am Railways - Rigby Yard to CPF LJ
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Norfolk Southern
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Altoona and area 7/2015
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BNSF rolling stock
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Rolling Stock
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1995 Scans - CMP
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MBTA - North Side
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Amtrak Downeaster Service
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2016 Eastern Pennsylvania
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UP freight cars
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12/27/2017, vol 2.
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Random frt cars
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Random boxcars
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Miscellaneous RR
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CN ET44AC 'Tier4' Locomotives
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