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Steel Rails under Thundering Skies
For the train and storm chaser. Trains with thunderstorms, dark clouds, rain, lightning, hurricanes - tropical storms, funnel clouds, storm light, and rainbows.
Photo Album By: John Doughty
 
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Photo ID: 646421

BNSF 5956 leads an eastbound empty oil train along the Kootenay River just west of Troy, MT in a mix of sun and rain squalls.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Troy, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5956
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 08, 2017


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 29, 2018

People's Choice 3

Views: 4,011
Comments: 5

Favorited: 61

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Photo ID: 645987

As a powerful thunderstorm can be seen in the distance, UP 6365 (an ex SP AC4400CW) leads the North Yard to Roper manifest past the Cold War Horse just west of Leyden Siding on June, 13th, 2016. T... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Leyden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6365
Train ID: MNYRO 13
Photo Date: June 13, 2016


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By: Alastair Poll

Added: Jan 26, 2018

People's Choice 3

Views: 4,875
Comments: 4

Favorited: 48
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Photo ID: 645680

An SP meets the competition at Tehachapi. When I lived in Southern California I made as many trip as I could to Tehachapi and when I moved to CO every trip home involved a trip to Tehachapi as it ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 7548
Train ID: Manifest
Photo Date: June 11, 1988


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Jan 23, 2018

Views: 1,619
Comments: 0

Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 644601

A better day to ride than chase. There are some days when I think I should probably have my head examined for flying all the way from Boston to Atlanta to chase a train. This happened to ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Noble, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 630
Train ID: TVRM 300
Photo Date: October 28, 2017


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jan 15, 2018

Views: 1,373
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 644475

Up north they get legendary snows. Here we get legendary rain and even in the dry season it is not unheard of to get a good downpour. Such as the case here as 905 starts back toward Jax.

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Bunnell, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FEC 426
Train ID: FEC 905
Photo Date: January 09, 2018


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By: Bob Pickering (BP)

Added: Jan 14, 2018

Views: 832
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 644454

Traveling light engines on June 25, 2004, Union Pacific’s LJP45 “dirt train” local trundles into East Carbon under a spectacular thunderhead building over Utah’s Book Cliffs. Three Rio Grande SD40... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: East Carbon, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5371
Train ID: UP LJP45
Photo Date: June 25, 2004


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jan 14, 2018

Views: 1,540
Comments: 0

Favorited: 32
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Photo ID: 644386

As a couple of westbound BNSF freights wait for a light to get into Argentine Yard, light power led by a GP30 comes around the corner at CP 35 and heads for the facility. A light rain is falling, ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 2437
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 21, 2006


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jan 13, 2018

Views: 1,722
Comments: 0

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 644238

After loading passengers up in Cheyenne, UP 844 leads the 2016 Cheyenne Frontier Days train out of Cheyenne and back towards Denver in the early evening.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 844
Train ID: SDVDV 23
Photo Date: July 23, 2016


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By: Alastair Poll

Added: Jan 11, 2018

Views: 2,088
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Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 643682

As a light rain comes down at CP 35, CP 9011 West, a transfer run, gets a light and proceeds into BNSF's Argentine Yard. Meanwhile, an eastbound BNSF stack train departs the yard on Main Two, whil... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2F
Location: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: CP 9011
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 21, 2006


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jan 06, 2018

Views: 1,959
Comments: 0

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 643553

As a couple of BNSF westbounds wait for a light to proceed to Argentine Yard, an eastbound vehicle train departs for Chicago. At far left, a CP transfer freight approaches with an SD40-2F" re... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 21, 2006


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jan 05, 2018

Views: 1,886
Comments: 0

Favorited: 15


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Photo ID: 642888

“Cumulonimbus Capillatus Incus” ~ Cum-u-what? Yeah, that’s Greek, I mean Latin for the ominous anvil cloud formation that hangs over the elevations of the pristine-pine-covered Coeur d’Alene Natio... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38-3
Location: Post Falls, Idaho, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 2645
Train ID: CDA Local
Photo Date: July 27, 2016


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By: Frederick Manfred Simon

Added: Dec 31, 2017

Views: 1,318
Comments: 0

Favorited: 26
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Photo ID: 642836

With storms moving out of the Kanawha Valley at sundown, a northbound coal train is greeted with a little evening color as NS EMD SD70ACe No. 1009 leads 100 coal loads north toward Hobson Yard fro... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Grimms Landing, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1009
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 01, 2017


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Dec 31, 2017

Views: 747
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 640912

The diesel service tracks in the former Southern Pacific, now Union Pacific Tucson yard, were almost always busy, and could be counted on to have just about any foreign locomotive during the heyda... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 6900, DRGW 5409, UP 9423, SP 7312
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 06, 1996


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Dec 13, 2017

Views: 1,523
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 640909

Storm light! A set of SD40-2s with one GP9 second out on a eastbound train.

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Castle Rock, Alberta, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 5947
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 18, 1988


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By: Ted Ellis

Added: Dec 13, 2017

Views: 2,753
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Favorited: 28
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Photo ID: 640362

Drone Shot of BNSF #3865 leading Train S-LHALPC1-25L as they cross over Canyon Diablo bridge with a thunder storm in the background

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ET44C4
Location: Canyon Diablo, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 3865
Train ID: BNSF S-LHALPC1-25L
Photo Date: September 27, 2017


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By: RailfanTerry

Added: Dec 08, 2017

Views: 3,631
Comments: 5

Favorited: 52

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