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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: 589247

Through Julia! FEC 905 heads for Bowden as developing Tropical Storm Julia brings squally rains to the area. The work must get done, rain or shine.

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Bunnell, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FEC 433
Train ID: FEC 905
Photo Date: September 13, 2016


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By: Bob Pickering (BP)

Added: Sep 15, 2016

Views: 1,183
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Photo ID: 589054

Nevada Northern Railway #93 with a short ballast train returns to Ely yard with another very happy customer at the throttle enjoying his "be the engineer" experience, as rain falls in th... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NCCCo93
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 11, 2016


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Sep 13, 2016

Views: 1,448
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Photo ID: 589012

Hold at Bill? It's hard to imagine that the coal line was single track north of Bill in 1991, but that's the case as CNW 8528 waits for a loaded BN coal train before heading to the mines. An enorm... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Bill, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 8528
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1991


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Sep 13, 2016

Views: 1,960
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Photo ID: 588841

Grainbelt/Farmrail GP10 8180 and GP20 4079, EMD veterans stand in Weatherford, Oklahoma minutes before a torrential thunderstorm grips the area bringing record amounts of precipitation to the regi... (more)

Railroad: Farmrail
Locomotive: EMD GP10
Location: Weatherford , Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: GNBC 8180
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 09, 2016


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By: David Stewart

Added: Sep 12, 2016

Views: 1,330
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Photo ID: 588667

WARNING! The scanner is alive with warnings from a storm that would spawn 6 tornadoes and dump 4-8" of rain in the area. We would eventually take refuge in a concrete farm tunnel under the Hi... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Walker, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: CNW 8531
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1991


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Sep 10, 2016

Views: 3,818
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Favorited: 35


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Photo ID: 588278

I'm singing in the rain..... It's pouring rain as UP 3985 nears Tuscola, IL with a NRHS excursion in the Summer of 1993.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-6-4
Location: Tuscola, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3985
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1993


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Sep 07, 2016

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Photo ID: 588203

BNSF 6175 breaks into late afternoon sunlight after enduring a thunder shower at Rozet, WY a few miles east of Donkey Creek yard and the junction with the Powder River Basin. The relatively short ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Rozet, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6175
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 30, 2009


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Sep 06, 2016

Views: 1,461
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Photo ID: 588199

A CSX freight rolls eastward in the rain on the former joint Big Four/Erie line past Marion Union Station. The view is from AC Tower, which has been restored by the Marion Union Station Associatio... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Marion, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 5289
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 14, 2016


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Sep 06, 2016

Views: 1,720
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 588195

745 splits the signals at the S138 with the lingering rainbow from a recent thunderstorm.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1011
Train ID: NS 745
Photo Date: August 20, 2016


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Sep 06, 2016

Views: 1,163
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 588064

Under storm lighting, a Norfolk Southern freight heads south on former Pennsylvania Railroad trackage, crossing CSX's former Big Four/Erie line at Marion Union Station.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Marion, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1084
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 12, 2016


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Sep 05, 2016

Views: 1,506
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Favorited: 15


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Photo ID: 587785

A 4 pack of GE's lead a perishable laden Z train east as a popcorn thunderstorm dissipates in the distance. For almost two weeks straight thunderstorms such as the one seen here occurred in Kansas... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Lebo, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: 7030
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 27, 2016


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By: Lucas McIntyre

Added: Sep 02, 2016

Views: 1,147
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 587760

DRGW 5407 leads a coal train on the Joint Line near Palmer Lake as a severe thunderstorm hammers Denver in the summer of 1989.

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Palmer Lake, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5407
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1989


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Sep 02, 2016

Views: 1,379
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 587724

After battling serve thunderstorms for the majority of its return trip from the South Rim, Grand Canyon Railway Train No. 7 pulls into the Williams depot under still threatening skies. Waiting to ... (more)

Railroad: Grand Canyon Railway
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Williams, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: GCRY 237
Train ID: Train No. 7
Photo Date: August 25, 2016


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Sep 02, 2016

Views: 2,596
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Photo ID: 587665

139 steps across the remaining section of jointed rail on the less traveled Griffin District as an afternoon thunderstorm lets loose during rush hour. Former Conrail SD60i 6750 does the day's hono... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60I
Location: Morrow, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6750
Train ID: NS 139
Photo Date: September 01, 2016


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By: David Stewart

Added: Sep 01, 2016

Views: 1,657
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Photo ID: 587634

As if stepping back in time, a steam locomotive once again graces the ex-ATSF line to the Grand Canyon as done many years ago. Approaching an original ATSF station sign at Quivero, GCRY 29 leads T... (more)

Railroad: Grand Canyon Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Quivero, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: GCRY 29
Train ID: Train No. 3
Photo Date: August 26, 2016


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Sep 01, 2016

Views: 1,417
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Favorited: 12

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