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!

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Select one of the links from the menu on the left to begin browsing the collection.
Site Stats
Photos: 4,483,629
Locomotives:  166,976
Rolling Stock:  1,048,957
Locations:  30,006
What's New?
New Photo Albums
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PRR: Wreck at Kladder Station ~ March 1926
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Railfanning with Caleb 10/29/17
   -Added 11/22/2017 10:18:35 PM
Homecoming, vol 10.
   -Added 11/22/2017 10:14:04 PM
2002 UP Olympic Torch Relay Train, Oklahoma City, BNSF Red Rock Sub
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EQUX equipment in CT
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US Army special at Red Oak, GA
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Stone in the rain.
   -Added 11/21/2017 10:13:09 PM
Railfanning with Caleb 11/11/17
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Southern Pacific and Rio Grande in Utah
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California Passenger Trains
   -Added 11/21/2017 6:34:51 PM
Mount Vernon Terminal Railway (MVT)
   -Added 11/21/2017 6:27:21 PM
Homecoming, vol 9.
   -Added 11/21/2017 5:03:29 PM
Bear Mountain Bridge
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10/25/2017 1 hour, plenty of opportunities
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CSX The North Mountain Sub
   -Added 11/20/2017 11:04:17 PM
Valley Falls, RI
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Moore, Norman BNSF Red Rock Sub
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New London 11/17
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Running wrong rail in the rain.
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L&N 1971-1972
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Homecoming, vol 8.
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Louisiana & North West Railroad
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Equipamentos de V.P
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NJT hits car on the Atlantic City Line.
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South Texas Jan Mar 2003
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Northern Central Tour
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ACu, SD40-2 and GP38-2 power a road train.
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2 crews, one train.
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UP Sunset Route 11-18-17
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Homecoming, vol 7.
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Updated Photo Albums
October 2017
   -Updated 11/23/2017 1:10:12 PM
Pastor's Train Pics 2016
   -Updated 11/23/2017 1:09:03 PM
BNSF rolling stock
   -Updated 11/23/2017 12:48:33 PM
Rail-Fanning 2017 Vol. 5
   -Updated 11/23/2017 12:04:09 PM
Amtrak in the Southeastern US
   -Updated 11/23/2017 11:57:23 AM
NS Alabama Division AGS North District...July-Dec. 2017
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2017 BNSF Strong City Subdivision
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Freight Cars
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South Texas Nov 2017
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Cramerton NC 2017
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SEPTA 2017
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WC equipment in CT
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UTLX tank cars in CT
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TCMX equipment in CT
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SHPX equipment in CT
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Providence & Worcester power in CT
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PROX tank cars in CT
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The Belfast & Mooshead Lake RR
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fall action on the river line 2017
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rolling stock
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USA: Museum Bound
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CP Binghamton south
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Stations and structures
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Norfolk Southern in the Southern Tier
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PRR: WYE Tower ~ 1960-1965
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PRR: Wreck at New Portage Junction ~ NOV 1916
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PRR: Pennsy Fire Power ~ 1904-1996
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RGV Trains Dec 1998 Apr 2000
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NSWR 44 class DL500B with Alco 251B motor 1800hp
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Delec locomotive depot Enfield Sydney
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The Mudgee Branch
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Railroading In Ecuador
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PRR: "Altoona Shops" ~ Autumn 1996
   -Updated 11/23/2017 3:01:09 AM

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