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Rail Lightning
combining two of my favorite things to watch - trains and thunderstorms!
Photo Album By: Brian
 
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Photo ID: 505376

Tied down in Nitro's small industrial yard, NS GP38-2 No. 5130 waits for tomorrow's assignments while a severe thunderstorm threatens communities to the north with heavy rains, lighting, and hail.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Nitro, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5130
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: August 27, 2014


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Nov 06, 2014

Views: 2,815
Comments: 0

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 498003

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD60M
Location: Altoona, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2370
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 16, 2014


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By: Travis Dewitz

Added: Sep 15, 2014

People's Choice 4

Views: 11,030
Comments: 7

Favorited: 56

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Photo ID: 496432

While the city of Aiken and their local shortline sleep, mother nature's fury is out in full force.

Railroad: Aiken Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: AIKR 4201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 04, 2014


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By: Joseph Johns

Added: Sep 04, 2014

People's Choice 3

Views: 10,082
Comments: 9

Favorited: 76
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Photo ID: 491462

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)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Nitro, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5034
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: July 27, 2014


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Jul 28, 2014

People's Choice 1

Views: 8,222
Comments: 6

Favorited: 52
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Photo ID: 487194

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)

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: NA
Location: Melbourne, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: FEC 107
Photo Date: June 26, 2014


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By: John Doughty

Added: Jun 26, 2014

Views: 4,100
Comments: 0

Favorited: 28

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Photo ID: 486263

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)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1019
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 19, 2014


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By: Shawn Alan Leightcap

Added: Jun 19, 2014

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People's Choice 1

Views: 25,269
Comments: 28

Favorited: 263

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Photo ID: 484362

Sub-lettered for the Georgia Southern & Florida Railroad, former Southern Railway highood GP38-2 No. 5130 sits unassigned in the yard at Nitro during a severe thunderstorm.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Nitro, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5130
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: June 04, 2014


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Jun 04, 2014

People's Choice 1

Views: 6,904
Comments: 2

Favorited: 44

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Photo ID: 484272

Positioned in the center of the town's modern day commercial district, the 1906 built Chesapeake & Ohio St. Albans Depot watches over the double track mainline as it has over for a century. An ori... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: St. Albans, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 03, 2014


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Jun 04, 2014

People's Choice 4

Views: 6,245
Comments: 2

Favorited: 30

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Photo ID: 481399

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

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5031
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 13, 2014


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By: Shawn Alan Leightcap

Added: May 13, 2014

People's Choice 1

Views: 10,345
Comments: 14

Favorited: 101

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Photo ID: 476696

As severe thunderstorms roll through downtown Little Rock, a very close lightning strike with extremely loud thunder hits near the DD40X 6938 on display at the Jenks Shops. This photo was taken ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD DD40X
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6938
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 04, 2014


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Apr 06, 2014

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People's Choice 1

Views: 20,904
Comments: 8

Favorited: 99

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Photo ID: 467213

The eastbound C&O signal bridge at Sandstone displays a clear signal on main two for an approaching eastbound as an early spring thunderstorm associated with a cold front invades the New River Gor... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Sandstone, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 21, 2012


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Jan 22, 2014

Views: 2,538
Comments: 0

Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 459574

At the 1990 NRHS Convention in St. Louis, TRAINS Magazine had a special and private photo staged in the afternoon where all four participating steam locomotives would be lined up for its staffers.... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 17, 1990


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By: Mike Del Vecchio

Added: Nov 23, 2013

Views: 6,161
Comments: 4

Favorited: 46
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Photo ID: 444805

Humidity and instability in the atmosphere has resulted in the brewing of severe thunderstorms over the eastern panhandle of West Virginia near Harpers Ferry. Partly cloudy skies and a near full m... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 2013


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Jul 27, 2013

People's Choice 3

Views: 7,023
Comments: 9

Favorited: 76

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Photo ID: 440485

The rain has stopped and a severe thunderstorm has moved out over the Atlantic as Florida East Coast train 222 races north through the Airport Road crossing near the Titusville Autoramp. As the e... (more)

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Titusville, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: FEC 222
Photo Date: June 18, 2013


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By: John Doughty

Added: Jun 19, 2013

Views: 5,139
Comments: 3

Favorited: 48

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Photo ID: 440378

Disrupting the silence in downtown Nitro at the early morning hour of 2am, a severe thunderstorm rolls across the Kanawha Valley, bringing with it an impressive lightning show. The single yard eng... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Nitro, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5156
Train ID: NS J1J
Photo Date: June 18, 2013


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Jun 18, 2013

Screener's Choice
People's Choice 4

Views: 12,076
Comments: 8

Favorited: 77
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