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: 4,552,188
Locomotives:  168,836
Rolling Stock:  1,061,992
Locations:  30,148
What's New?
New Photo Albums
Just one grab shot.
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Random stuff
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Texas 2001-on
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Proctor Hill
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02/01/2018 night train.
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02/01/2018 morning time.
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Lehigh Canal Park Part- B
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01/31/2018 dusk into night.
   -Added 3/22/2018 12:05:59 PM
01/31/2018, afternoon and evening.
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Sea to Shining Sea By Rail Tour
   -Added 3/22/2018 1:16:05 AM
Santa Fe
   -Added 3/22/2018 12:01:40 AM
2018 BNSF Abilene Yard
   -Added 3/21/2018 11:23:15 PM
Trains 50
   -Added 3/21/2018 11:18:09 PM
Bryan Smith
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Bryan Smith
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EuroTrip Day 26: P091-31 Amtrak Home
   -Added 3/21/2018 9:58:52 PM
EuroTrip Day 24: Steam in Frankfurt
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EuroTrip Day 23: Muenchen
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EuroTrip Day 22: The Alps
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A brief look around Medina.
   -Added 3/21/2018 8:30:31 PM
Trains and scenes in the snow in Lynchburg, VA
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Amtrak/SEPTA/NJT 2018
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Rail Trails
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February 2018 rolling stock
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Rock Island
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01/31/2018 morning.
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on the Tier 2018
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Action in September 2017
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01/30/2018 morning.
   -Added 3/21/2018 3:50:57 AM
Catch of the (2018) year, so far. 01/30/2018.
   -Added 3/21/2018 3:00:04 AM
01/29/2018 afternoon.
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Updated Photo Albums
Series 410D
   -Updated 3/23/2018 5:09:57 AM
The Depot Rail Museum And Conference Center - Columbus, OH
   -Updated 3/23/2018 5:08:28 AM
SM04 (409Da)
   -Updated 3/23/2018 4:40:16 AM
Folkston, GA - 2017
   -Updated 3/23/2018 4:08:38 AM
March 2018 Pt 2
   -Updated 3/23/2018 2:09:59 AM
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Go transit
   -Updated 3/23/2018 1:20:42 AM
CSX: Chicago Line
   -Updated 3/23/2018 12:37:58 AM
South Dakota
   -Updated 3/23/2018 12:20:17 AM
March 2018
   -Updated 3/22/2018 11:58:23 PM
TAD's 2018 CSX K trains
   -Updated 3/22/2018 11:50:48 PM
TADs Lease, loaner, or in transit units
   -Updated 3/22/2018 11:31:54 PM
TADs NS 2018
   -Updated 3/22/2018 11:31:13 PM
TAD's 2018 CSX
   -Updated 3/22/2018 11:30:16 PM
Trains 50
   -Updated 3/22/2018 11:22:51 PM
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trains at home
   -Updated 3/22/2018 10:55:08 PM
Altoona and area 7/2015
   -Updated 3/22/2018 10:51:01 PM
March 2018
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Dash 8 locomotives
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Various GE locomotives
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GEVO variations
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Quad Cities Area
   -Updated 3/22/2018 8:01:50 PM
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L&N 1971-1972
   -Updated 3/22/2018 7:30:41 PM
Larry Watkins
   -Updated 3/22/2018 6:46:29 PM
UP Locals
   -Updated 3/22/2018 6:39:03 PM
2018 Some grain cars.
   -Updated 3/22/2018 6:31:20 PM
Metrolink Photos
   -Updated 3/22/2018 6:13:45 PM
Moore, Norman, Oklahoma City BNSF Red Rock Sub
   -Updated 3/22/2018 6:02:05 PM

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