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: 4,844,515
Locomotives:  176,304
Rolling Stock:  1,115,267
Locations:  30,913
What's New?
New Photo Albums
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Jack's Railfan Network 2019
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Goffs, CA
   -Added 12/11/2019 11:57:53 PM
10 years later.
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Dillwyn 12-11-19
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Good thing it runs at night.
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Pan am
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Four railroads in action in Palmer
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TADs Amtrak 15 AEM7s headed to Rhode Island
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Freight Car Photos 2015
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CPDR 2018-2019
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Utah 2019
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Washington State
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Central of Georgia
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Central of Georgia 811 & 812
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PRR: "The Men And The Machines" ~ May 1964
   -Added 12/10/2019 7:46:31 AM
Some miscellanous activity shots
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December 2019
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Portland Traction Company
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Sacramento to Oakland
   -Added 12/9/2019 11:44:00 PM
12-4 & 8 in Akron.
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Kalamazoo Area (Winter 2018/2019)
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2014 UK Vacation - Heritage Operation
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Mid America Car vol.II
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KC Metro vol.13
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Berea area rail trip 2018
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Metro East vol. VII
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Toys for Tots Train
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Windy day in Vinita Ok
   -Added 12/8/2019 8:28:56 PM
Pan Am Ethanol Train, August 21, 2019
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YN2 still shows up here.
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New Scotland, NY
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MARC - Maryland Area Regional Commuter Railroad
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CP Holiday Train 2019
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Updated Photo Albums
Some miscellanous activity shots
   -Updated 12/12/2019 5:05:25 AM
UP 1900 Ex DRGW 3154
   -Updated 12/12/2019 4:51:46 AM
Stockton, CA Railfanning
   -Updated 12/12/2019 2:27:50 AM
Pan Am Railways: District 1
   -Updated 12/12/2019 1:54:30 AM
Needles, CA
   -Updated 12/11/2019 11:55:47 PM
2019 Some tank cars.
   -Updated 12/11/2019 9:46:50 PM
Arrowhead Junction, CA
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AMTRAK Northwest
   -Updated 12/11/2019 9:27:19 PM
Minnesota/Wisconsin Regional & Short Line RR's
   -Updated 12/11/2019 8:51:05 PM
CP Motive Power
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CN Motive Power
   -Updated 12/11/2019 8:49:49 PM
Local Shots 2017
   -Updated 12/11/2019 8:21:16 PM
Sac Sub Railfanning
   -Updated 12/11/2019 8:08:26 PM
11/24/2019 - To Michigan and Back - CN in the Chicago Area + Dixmoor
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Pittsburgh 12-2019
   -Updated 12/11/2019 7:42:22 PM
Belvidere, Martins Creek,Easton, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ 2016
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Keisei Electric Railway
   -Updated 12/11/2019 6:34:27 PM
Southern Pacific "Sunset Route"
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Hokuso Railway
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DL & NS Interchange, Portland, PA and surrounding area, Spring 2016
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Hong Kong Trams
   -Updated 12/11/2019 6:18:20 PM
ATSF Abo Canyon; Belen to Mountainair NM
   -Updated 12/11/2019 6:07:06 PM
JRF (Japan Rail Freight)
   -Updated 12/11/2019 5:54:11 PM
Miscellaneous RR
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Central of Georgia
   -Updated 12/11/2019 5:39:37 PM
Larry Watkins
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WC gondolas in CT
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GNWR covered hoppers in CT vol 2
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DMM equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/11/2019 3:05:13 PM
AEX covered hoppers in CT vol 2
   -Updated 12/11/2019 3:03:33 PM
UCRY equipment in CT
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NOKL equipment in CT
   -Updated 12/11/2019 2:57:20 PM
LW equipment in CT
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BN/BNSF Seattle
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