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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: 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: 1,048
Comments: 0

Favorited: 25
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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: 545
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: 1,319
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: 2,501
Comments: 0

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: 3,122
Comments: 5

Favorited: 51

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Photo ID: 639230

It was a wet and unsettled thanksgiving in Florida with about 4-5 inches of rain falling inside of 24 hours. Here FEC 210 blasts through the thundery downpour.

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Bunnell, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FEC 815
Train ID: FEC 210
Photo Date: November 23, 2017


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By: Bob Pickering (BP)

Added: Nov 27, 2017

Views: 1,453
Comments: 2

Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 638850

A heavy summer rain shower pelts everything in sight, including this Acela Express arriving BWI. Shooting extreme weather events are mostly about being at the right place at the right time.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Bombardier/Alstom Acela Express Trainset
Location: Linthicum Heights, United States
Locomotive #: AMTK 2007
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 2017


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Nov 23, 2017

Views: 2,151
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 638690

A very special memory. Upon the completion of the 75th Anniversary running of the CSX/Clinchfield Santa Train, the equipment returned immediately to Jacksonville, Florida. But a very special stop ... (more)

Railroad: Clinchfield Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Huntdale, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: CRR 800
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 19, 2017


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Nov 22, 2017

Views: 1,075
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Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 638675

Anatomy of a night photo session: Control the train, control the crowd, control the lighting, control the scene...but ya can't control the weather! Clear plastic bags had to be used to protect the... (more)

Railroad: Clinchfield Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Huntdale, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: 800
Train ID: P90318
Photo Date: November 18, 2017


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By: Casey Thomason

Added: Nov 22, 2017

Views: 1,861
Comments: 2

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 638414

Starry, starry night? Actually, quite the opposite. That's rain that's falling on Clinchfield 800 as it heads south from Kingsport, Tenn., after pulling the 75th running of the CSX (Clinchf... (more)

Railroad: Clinchfield Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Huntdale, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: CRR 800
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 18, 2017


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Nov 19, 2017

Screener's Choice

Views: 8,184
Comments: 2

Favorited: 47


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Photo ID: 638158

Santa Fe FP45 #92 leads an eastbound past Joliet Union Station and tower JD crossing the Former Rock Island now Metra Line.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD FP45
Location: Joliet, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 92
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1992


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By: Robert Jordan

Added: Nov 17, 2017

Views: 5,893
Comments: 3

Favorited: 44
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Photo ID: 637962

In the midst of a steady fall rain storm, the race is on as a local motorist accelerates to get out of the way of Conrail Shared Assets local YPMO-R1 returning to Morrisville Yard after working th... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Morrisville, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5286
Train ID: CSAO YPMO-R1
Photo Date: October 29, 2017


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By: Darryl Rule

Added: Nov 15, 2017

People's Choice 3

Views: 10,181
Comments: 7

Favorited: 111
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Photo ID: 637327

Running with a rebuilt GP38-3, the Buffalo Riverworks District switcher is in the process of working the General Mills Plant. Though the weather is dreary and wet, work must continue for the next... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP38-3
Location: Buffalo, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2033
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 05, 2017


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By: J.A. Muscarella

Added: Nov 08, 2017

Views: 1,088
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 637175

On a rainy day in Boone, railroad staffs watch JS 8419 passing the railroad crossing near Boone Station.

Railroad: Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Boone, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: JS 8419
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 08, 2017


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By: wangruoyao

Added: Nov 07, 2017

Views: 1,106
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 637147

A chill is in the air as rain pours down on the east slope of Raitt Mountain. The whine of prime movers and the squeal of traction controlled drivers on wet rail could be heard as this coal load t... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Lynn Camp, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS7710
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 01, 2017


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By: Jason Cary

Added: Nov 06, 2017

Views: 2,664
Comments: 2

Favorited: 17
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