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: 4,696,693
Locomotives:  172,344
Rolling Stock:  1,086,640
Locations:  30,567
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Catching a local.
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Isaiah Moats
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KCS 4006- Veterans Unit Davenport, IA
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BNSF's Butte Sub 2019
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Wells Fargo Rail / First Union Rail Leasing (FURX)
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CSX Road Slug
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SP 1785
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Trains At Portland Union Station
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NS Bloomington District 2019
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SP 4449 Running The Holiday Train Portland, OR
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PNWR 2005
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ONT Ontario Northland Railway
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PNWR 1852
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Mid October activity on the NYS&W
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leased power
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Railfanning Donner Pass 1/12/2019
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January 2019
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TADs CSX 2019
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Union Station-Chicago, IL
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Shortlines 2019
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OPIX Equistar Chemicals, LP
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OAR Old Augusta Railroad
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It's the RDV8141 Fan Club! BNSF Red River Division / Houston Subdivision - MP168.46 - FM977gc; Flynn
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NS 38G Westbound
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Canadian Pacific
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South Texas Jan 2019
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Rail-Fanning 2018 Vol. 7
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January 2019
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Last train of that day.
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December 2018
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Slow, snowy, Saturday sojourn
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NAFX General Electric Rail Services
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NORX Northern Indiana Public Service Company
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Two quick eastbounds.
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Updated Photo Albums
Mid October activity on the NYS&W
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Pan Am Railways: District 1
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Pan Am Railways: District 2
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Pan Am Railways: Rigby Yard
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New Brunswick Southern / Maine Northern Railway
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A little Amtrak & Coaster action (San Diego Ca).
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Railfanning Donner Pass 1/12/2019
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Rolling Stock
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Rail-Fanning 2018 Vol. 7
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Pan Am Railways - CPF LO to CPF NC
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Various rolling stock
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TADs NS 2019
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TADs CSX 2019
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Union Pacific Power
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Northern New Jersey 2016-2018
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January 2019
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BNSF family frt cars
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NW/SOU/NS frt cars
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Random frt cars
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Random tank cars
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Washington shortlines
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CB&Q Passenger Diesels
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NP/BNSF Spokane>Pasco
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BN/BNSF caboose
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Intermodal Equipment
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NS/NW/SOU/ITC Freight Cars
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Alliance Nebraska 2018
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EB Frts at Erie Passing Siding NV -2b
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Springfield, MO Area Trains
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2018 Fall trip to Syracuse NY.
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