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: 4,415,873
Locomotives:  165,421
Rolling Stock:  1,034,789
Locations:  29,889
What's New?
New Photo Albums
A visit to Gibson 08/19/2017
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GAPX Georgia Gulf Corp
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GABX General American Trans Co
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West Nebraska
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BNSF ES44AC 6000 on the Southbound Z in Moore
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AMTK locomotive and passenger equipment
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ISO Code 42G1 dry box containers
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08/17/2017 lots of action.
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WE 106 light.
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Soo Line 1003
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California Day 5
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GACX General American Trans Co
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Union IL 8/12/17
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Finger Lakes
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Union Mills
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AGR Alabama & Gulf Coast
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Building a new bridge around an existing one
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ISO Code 45G1 hi-cube dry box containers
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Greenwich, Ohio - 08/16/2017
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AEPX coal gondolas, Dresden, MO: 6-03-2017
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CORP - Weed - Hornbrook
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Burlington Northern
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August 2017
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California Day 4
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Roster shots.
   -Added 8/17/2017 5:35:33 PM
Ontario Trains - Niagara Region - June 2017 - Part 2
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July 2017
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August 2017
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Moore, BNSF Red Rock Sub
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Amtrak Palmetto and CSX Freights 7-31-2017
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Wyoming - July 2017
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UP Locomotive Power 2015-16
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Como-Harriet Trolly
   -Added 8/16/2017 11:21:03 PM
Updated Photo Albums
SRY Railcars
   -Updated 8/19/2017 8:21:00 PM
Rails Around Gopher Land
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CXS Ashland, VA
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2017 Around Montreal Quebec Canada.
   -Updated 8/19/2017 8:16:30 PM
Trains 2017
   -Updated 8/19/2017 8:07:29 PM
TAD's 2017 CSX
   -Updated 8/19/2017 7:47:51 PM
UP Locomotive Power 2015-16
   -Updated 8/19/2017 7:33:52 PM
BNSF Locomotive Power
   -Updated 8/19/2017 7:27:21 PM
Short Line and Private Locomotives
   -Updated 8/19/2017 7:25:02 PM
Tennessee 2009-2017
   -Updated 8/19/2017 6:49:00 PM
Penn Central
   -Updated 8/19/2017 6:36:14 PM
B&O/C&O/WM/ Including Chessie System and CSX Renumbered Units (Old Colors)
   -Updated 8/19/2017 6:10:50 PM
CSX Action in Atlanta, Georgia - March 2016
   -Updated 8/19/2017 5:59:13 PM
South Texas Aug 2017
   -Updated 8/19/2017 5:23:09 PM
NP/BNSF Spokane>Pasco
   -Updated 8/19/2017 5:08:27 PM
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BNSF Chilli sub 2017
   -Updated 8/19/2017 4:16:19 PM
Loads & Loads of coal - and a few MTs
   -Updated 8/19/2017 3:39:01 PM
Trains in Memphis TN - August 2017
   -Updated 8/19/2017 3:31:24 PM
Action on CP.
   -Updated 8/19/2017 3:06:18 PM
EB Frts on UPRR at Erie NV (Passing Siding) -3
   -Updated 8/19/2017 2:48:12 PM
GMTX Rail Locomotive Group Leasing
   -Updated 8/19/2017 2:10:58 PM
Freight Cars 1996
   -Updated 8/19/2017 1:09:35 PM
Piggyback and Truck Trailers
   -Updated 8/19/2017 12:46:51 PM
Greenwich, Ohio - 08/16/2017
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SEPTA Transit Worker's Union strike Day 2: 30th Street Station operations
   -Updated 8/19/2017 12:13:56 PM
NS Alabama Division AGS North District...July-Dec. 2017
   -Updated 8/19/2017 11:55:17 AM
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Locomotive Rosters 1996
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Gondolas diversas
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Milwaukee Road
   -Updated 8/19/2017 11:06:24 AM
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