The Rail Transportation ClipArt gallery offers 201 images of railroad transportation, showing full illustrations of trains and rail cars, as well as parts of trains and related images

All illustrations in the ClipArt ETC collection are line drawings. If you are looking for color photographs of rail transportation, please visit the ClipPix ETC website.

A series of connected railroad cars pulled or pushed by one or more locomotives.

Locomotive Train

A series of connected railroad cars pulled or pushed by one or more locomotives.

An illustration of a steam train engine.

Steam Train

An illustration of a steam train engine.

A group of both adults and children traveling on a train in 1874.

Traveling by Train

A group of both adults and children traveling on a train in 1874.

A Twentieth Century Flyer train used for human travel.

Twentieth Century Flyer Train

A Twentieth Century Flyer train used for human travel.

"Traveling would seem to have a distinctly selfish tendency."

Traveling Selfishly

"Traveling would seem to have a distinctly selfish tendency."

A streetcar which receives its power from overhead electric lines. Also, the name of the pole-like device used to collect and transfer electricity from the overhead lines into the streetcar itself.

Electric Trolley

A streetcar which receives its power from overhead electric lines. Also, the name of the pole-like device…

A low carriage for carrying heavy articles.

Truck

A low carriage for carrying heavy articles.

An image of a 'double truck'. This truck has everything that a single truck has (four equal size tires and a motor on each axis), but works in conjunction with a second truck to move the trolley. The trucks hold the trolley base and allow it to roll on the rails.

Double Truck

An image of a 'double truck'. This truck has everything that a single truck has (four equal size tires…

An image of a 'single truck'. They have four wheels, a single motor on each axle, hold a trolley car. The motors are supported by bars b, which are supported by spring s. To prevent oscillation, extra springs S1 and S2 are added. The wheels are generally 30 to 33 inches in diameter.

Single Truck

An image of a 'single truck'. They have four wheels, a single motor on each axle, hold a trolley car.…

"Industrial-railway Turn-table. a, circular base with channel for ball-bearing, showing ring of balls; b, under side of table; c, table in position, showing cross-tracks; d, latch for cover. A car is run by hand on the turn-table, the table turned one quarter of the way round, and the car run off on a track at right angles to the first track." -Whitney, 1911

Railway Turntable

"Industrial-railway Turn-table. a, circular base with channel for ball-bearing, showing ring of balls;…

A cartoon of two men at a train station. One man is holding a ticket, while the other man is leaning out of the train with his fist held out.

Two Men at a Train Station

A cartoon of two men at a train station. One man is holding a ticket, while the other man is leaning…

"The big loop on the Georgetown branch of the Union Pacific, Colorado."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Union Pacific

"The big loop on the Georgetown branch of the Union Pacific, Colorado."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Unloading freight at a railway station.

Unloading freight

Unloading freight at a railway station.

"A valve for opening and closing the induction and eduction passages of a steam-engine cylinder: so called from its plan resembling the letter D. The usual form of the D-valve is shown in fig. 1, where it is seen detached." -Whitney, 1911

D Valve

"A valve for opening and closing the induction and eduction passages of a steam-engine cylinder: so…

"A valve for opening and closing the induction and eduction passages of a steam-engine cylinder: so called from its plan resembling the letter D. fig. 2 ... represents a section of a steam-cylinder and nozles." -Whitney, 1911

D Valve

"A valve for opening and closing the induction and eduction passages of a steam-engine cylinder: so…

A van is a kind of vehicle used for transporting goods or groups of people. It is usually a box-shaped vehicle on four wheels, about the same width and length as a large automobile, but taller and usually higher off the ground.

Provision Type Tour Van

A van is a kind of vehicle used for transporting goods or groups of people. It is usually a box-shaped…

An electric vehicle is a vehicle which uses electric motors. Motion may be provided by wheels or propellers driven by rotary motors.

Electrically Actuated Vehicle

An electric vehicle is a vehicle which uses electric motors. Motion may be provided by wheels or propellers…

"The highest of the White Mountains is Mount Washington. We can go in an ordinary train to the foot of this mountain, and from there can ride to its summit over one of the oddest little railroads in the world. The mountain is more than a mile high, and this little railroad goes right up to its top. In some places the track is so steep that it looks more like a ladder than a railroad, and the cars which go up it are at times at such an angle that you would think they would slide to the bottom."—Carpenter, 1898

Railroad Up Mount Washington

"The highest of the White Mountains is Mount Washington. We can go in an ordinary train to the foot…

A form of suspension used when a trolley makes small turns or curves. e is where the span wire is secured. e is then attached by the insulation piece (i) to the arm (p) that carries trolley wire clamp (b) that pivots at d.

Trolley Wire

A form of suspension used when a trolley makes small turns or curves. e is where the span wire is secured.…

A diagram of the wiring within a trolley car. The trolley wheel (b) is held in a harp that is attached to a trolley pole (c). The other end of the trolley pole fits into a socket (d) and trolley base (e). (F) indicates where one end of the trolley wiring is, which passes through hood switches (g and h) and a fuse box (j). The wire is then spliced to another wire (l) that runs to the trolley posts in the two controllers. (K) is a lightning arrester.

Truck Wiring

A diagram of the wiring within a trolley car. The trolley wheel (b) is held in a harp that is attached…

A cartoon of a woman talking to a train conductor, with a pile of packages at her feet.

Woman and Train Conductor

A cartoon of a woman talking to a train conductor, with a pile of packages at her feet.