Outrunning The Storm. With a desert thunderstorm looming in the background, BNSF 5334 hustles its westbound manifest toward the Harper Lake Road grade crossing - located between Hinkley an... (more)
An empty coal train climbs through the Crater Loops on the former D&RGW Craig Branch.
Montana Rail Link's Laurel to Missoula manifest freight streaks through Lombard, Montana during an awesome light show courtesy of Mother Nature. I'm standing on the abutment of the old Milwaukee R... (more)
The tornado sirens are blaring as this tornado warned storm approaches. The endless lightning flashing constantly throughout the storm. A collection of locomotives wait for their assignment in the... (more)
The latest local power sets for frac sand traffic in Altoona, Wisconsin includes SD60Ms and a SD40-2. A few of these units sit and idle outside the depot as lightning and severe thunderstorms pass... (more)
A mid-summer severe thunderstorm associated with a major cold front terrioizes the small town of Nitro as it tears through the Kanawha Valley with heavy rains, thunder, and an impressive lightning... (more)
Southbound FEC train 107 has just cleared the south end of the Palm Bay siding as a severe thunderstorm approaches. Five different lightning strikes from this very intense storm are shown in this ... (more)
With dark clouds and storms surrounding Lombard, Montana, on the afternoon of June 17, 2014, a westbound BNSF coal train snakes along the Missouri River in scenic Lombard Canyon on Montana Rail Li... (more)
Last night while out storm chasing I happened upon a coal train sitting in the Stowe yard overnight. NS1019 was in perfect line from the storms moving in from the west. After dozens of shots I was... (more)
Thunderstorm rolled to the North while I was out shooting trains last night. Captured this shot of lightning from the Norfolk Southern Reading Yard last night.
Photo by Shawn A Leightcap
The rain clouds have rolled in as a post BNSF merger lash up leads this Tacoma, WA bound stack train north into Fort Collins, Colorado.
Under threatening skies, BNSF 6430 leads coal loads upgrade on the Joint Line toward the summit at Palmer Lake.
Stormy skies broke for an instant to witness the passage of empty GrainCorp train #3333N with a quartet of Goodwin/Alco DL531's.
Steam under dark skies.
With dark clouds looming overhead from a nearby thunderstorm, Grand Canyon Railway 4960 drifts downgrade through the crossing at Coconino, Milepost 59.