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: 4,613,107
Locomotives:  170,658
Rolling Stock:  1,073,476
Locations:  30,293
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Mixed Pictures
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Northwest Railway Museum Operations and Displays
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BNSF Red River Division / Houston Subdivision; H-TEAPTX (FEC 106) @ MP159.65 - OSR gc; Normangee, TX
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Florida East Coast #106 [EMD SD70M-2] @ BNSF Red River Division - Teague Yard; Teague TX
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Trains of railroads that no longer exist in Japan
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Arkansas UP BNSF
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Northwest Railway Museum Collection
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Pan Am Southern
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Michigan Transit Museum
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JR Tokaido lines in the Kanto Plain
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A 2 headed silver snake.
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Petersburg Area 7-08-18
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Port of Albany Railroad
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All on one car
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JR Chuo West Line
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MUDM 7-8-18
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Washington Union Station
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Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad Museum
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On the move out of Fairburn yard
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Kominato Railway
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JR Sobu Line
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IRM July 2018
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Steel plant switchers in Coatesville, PA.
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Catching the last move of the day.
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Union Pacific in Iowa
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Allanson Road
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Flying objects
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Iowa River Railroad in Steamboat Rock and Ackley, Iowa
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PRR: "Pennsy's Famous Horseshoe Curve" ~ 1954
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CN 4-6-2 Pacifics
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RGCX equipment in CT
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Tsukuba Express (TX)
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Providence & Worcester power in CT vol 2
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Nagareyama Line
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Updated Photo Albums
Open Hopper Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
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Z files
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July 2018
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Gondola Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
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The Trains of Amtrak's NEC
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Burlington Northern Rolling Stock
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JRF (Japan Rail Freight)
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Burlington Northern Railroad
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CSX In Connelllsville Area 2018 Set
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Trains of railroads that no longer exist in Japan
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Northwest Railway Museum Collection
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JR Sobu Line
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BNSF rolling stock
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Chicago & North Western Railway
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Rolling Stock
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Kominato Railway
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Cramerton NC 2018
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Covered Hopper Roster Shots, Connellsville Area
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Springfield, MO Area Trains
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Trains In the Rain
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Stupid People & Trains
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Amtrak and commuter trains on the NEC
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Trenton Sub
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TP&W May 2018 - July 2018
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Train meets
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CSX - Chessie Seaboard Multiplied
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NS Bloomington District May - July 2018
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CB&Q Freight Rolling Stock
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Port of Albany Railroad
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Arkansas UP BNSF
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~ Extra Board ~
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Santa Fe - Cabooses
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