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: 4,977,520
Locomotives:  180,337
Rolling Stock:  1,146,180
Locations:  31,253
What's New?
New Photo Albums
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A bit of Brier Hill
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May 2020
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Edited and Hopefully Improved
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CN 4-6-0 Ten Wheelers
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Conway Scenic
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Trip to Schenectady, NY
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June 2020 in the Upper Midwest
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Battle Creek Area (Summer 2020)
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Steamtown inside the roundhouse.
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CP Galt/Hamilton Sub 2020
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WB Manifest Frt. at Erie NV
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CN Dundas Sub 2020
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Clean up on aisle 10-11-12..........
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Monon, Indiana 2020
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Insane Railfanning Day
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Back Yard shots on 6/5
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Southwest Missouri 8
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Port Clinton PA 8-8
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CNJ Freighthouse
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Steamtown outside the roundhouse.
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Erie 4-6-2 Pacifics
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EB Manifest Frt at Erie NV
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Louisville & Indiana
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CP SD40-2 series - #5565-5599
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A backward pursuit on 8/5
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Alcos in the pouring rain.
   -Added 8/7/2020 9:05:29 PM
August 2020 locomotives
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NS 1842 [EMD/NS SD70ACC] on H-TEADYT1-07; MP151.8 - North Zulch, TX
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CNJ, B&O, and Reading at Communipaw
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LIRR action at Montauk during the summer of 1940
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Long Island Railroad
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Updated Photo Albums
Randy Curlin Collection 5
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SEPT 2019
   -Updated 8/11/2020 12:19:02 AM
Pan Am Railways: District 2
   -Updated 8/10/2020 10:46:22 PM
Pan Am Railways: Rigby Yard
   -Updated 8/10/2020 10:37:52 PM
Memories 2020 (Older)
   -Updated 8/10/2020 10:33:20 PM
TADs SMS Lines
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Railroad Stations
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Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
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February 2020 rolling stock
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TADs CSX 2020
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Canadian National
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Misc. Steam Locomotives
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Rolling Stock Pics (From Virtual Railfan.)
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Misc. Penn Central
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Intermodal Rolling Stack Cars (From Virtual Railfan).
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Locomotive Pics (From Virtual Railfan.)
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Rolling Stock
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Various Michigan Pics
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2020 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 8/10/2020 8:15:12 PM
Battle Creek Area (Summer 2020)
   -Updated 8/10/2020 8:14:48 PM
Ashley Rodriguez 2020 Motivepower
   -Updated 8/10/2020 7:31:55 PM
Burlington Northern End Cab Switchers
   -Updated 8/10/2020 7:25:06 PM
Delmarva roster
   -Updated 8/10/2020 7:01:51 PM
CSX - Charleston, SC
   -Updated 8/10/2020 6:45:16 PM
NS - Charleston, SC
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summer 2020 river line
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2020 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
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AC44i e C44EMI
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Rolling Stock
   -Updated 8/10/2020 4:10:34 PM
Quincy Bay
   -Updated 8/10/2020 3:56:47 PM
Freight Cars: 2019
   -Updated 8/10/2020 3:42:20 PM
PRR: Pennsy Pix via eBay Auctions ~ 1929-1968
   -Updated 8/10/2020 3:09:44 PM
Georgia Action
   -Updated 8/10/2020 2:59:39 PM

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