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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: 665347

A mixed freight rolls through the platform of the Fredericksburg VRE station as a heavy thunderstorm pours down rain.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 5438
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 22, 2018


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By: Spencer T. Whitman

Added: Jul 24, 2018

Views: 567
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 665209

Two minutes. That's all I had between one storm that had passed and the clouds covering the sun with another. With a double rainbow and geese heading for the Ohio River LIRC power takes a break f... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Indiana Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: LIRC 3001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 21, 2018


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By: Joe Vittitoe

Added: Jul 22, 2018

Views: 890
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 665133

A pair of SBB Cargo (MRCE owned) class 189's head west through Einigen near Spitz with an intermodal train. Threatening skys dominate the backdrop and thunder could already be heard emanating from... (more)

Railroad: SBB CARGO
Locomotive: 189
Location: Spiez, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 189 983
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 14, 2018


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By: James Stearn

Added: Jul 22, 2018

Views: 481
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 664869

Finally - a definitive answer as to what is at the end of the rainbow, and it isn't a pot of gold. It's a SEPTA AEM-7 running out its final miles before being replaced by the new ACS-64 fleet. Her... (more)

Railroad: SEPTA
Locomotive: ASEA AEM-7
Location: Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: SPAX 2307
Train ID: 6374
Photo Date: July 17, 2018


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By: Darryl Rule

Added: Jul 19, 2018

Views: 565
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 664821

A Union Pacific intermodal rolls downhill in the Sonoran Desert with a growing monsoon storm to the East.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Shawmut, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8078
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 14, 2018


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By: Jake Siegel

Added: Jul 19, 2018

Views: 425
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10


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Photo ID: 664795

Kayamkulam-Ernakulam passenger powered by Erode WAP-4 22570,pulls in to TUVR amidst torrential rains

Railroad: Indian Railways
Locomotive: WAP-4
Location: Turavur, India
Locomotive #: 22570
Train ID: 56382
Photo Date: July 19, 2018


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By: Akhil Sanjeev

Added: Jul 19, 2018

Views: 327
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 664763

Lightning flashes near the Union Pacific Jenks Locomotive Shops as a severe thunderstorm rolls through Little Rock.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1658, UP 2480
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 17, 2018


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Jul 18, 2018

Views: 1,400
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 664753

The Southwest Chief races across the plains of Southern Colorado as the evening monsoons roar in the fading light of a summer's night and the last of the evening's sunset burns away to darkness.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: La Junta, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 138
Train ID: AMTK 4
Photo Date: July 13, 2018


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Jul 18, 2018

Views: 688
Comments: 0

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 664703

Railroad: Mongolian Railway
Locomotive: DASH7
Location: Khoolt, Mongolia
Locomotive #: 001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 20, 2014


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By: Batkhurel.N

Added: Jul 18, 2018

Views: 950
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Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 664522

Squally Conditions! FEC 101 roars through a thundery downpour in a warned storm, typical of the tropical rainy season in Florida.

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Bunnell , Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FEC 805
Train ID: FEC 101
Photo Date: June 28, 2018


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By: Bob Pickering (BP)

Added: Jul 16, 2018

Views: 594
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 664337

A westbound CN manifest waits for a new crew in Frankfort siding as storm clouds finally clear up and form a full rainbow.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Frankfort, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2946
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 01, 2018


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By: Jacob Diorio

Added: Jul 14, 2018

Views: 347
Comments: 1

Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 664212

A colorful northbound Farmrail train is found moving slowly just south of Altus, OK as a violent thunderstorm was brewing in the background. A typical summer afternoon in the midwest!

Railroad: Farmrail & Grainbelt Railroads
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Altus, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: GNBC 628
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 06, 2018


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By: Matthew Griffin

Added: Jul 13, 2018

Views: 726
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 664181

While a storm rolls east over the plains and the city of Denver, a westbound Union Pacific coal empty climbs the grade out of Leyden, Colorado, on the afternoon of October 29, 1999. The train is l... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Leyden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7037
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 29, 1999


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jul 13, 2018

Views: 688
Comments: 0

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 664146

The eastbound Southwest Chief races to stay ahead of a fast-moving storm as it approaches Lowe. Is this photo a metaphor for the future of the Southwest Chief under Anderson? You decide.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Rowe, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 138
Train ID: AMTK 4
Photo Date: July 12, 2018


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By: Nick Hovey

Added: Jul 13, 2018

Views: 1,552
Comments: 2

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 664006

The monsoons have created large thunderstorms over eastern New Mexico as Santa Fe 5660 west leads the hot 199 intermodal train out of Willard and around the sweeping curve just west of town.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD45-2
Location: Willard, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5660
Train ID: ATSF 199
Photo Date: June 27, 1984


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Jul 11, 2018

Views: 704
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12

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