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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: 632415

When the railroaders said "Hot Rail" I didn't know this was what they meant.....

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE B40-8W (Dash 8-40BW)
Location: Colona, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 622
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 2017


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By: Rafter VanDriessche

Added: Sep 30, 2017

Views: 1,849
Comments: 0

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 632393

Meet at Colton

Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr works its way up the storied Soldier Summit grade at Colton, Utah. A Utah Railway SD45 leads a train of empties eastbound... (more)

Railroad: Utah Railway Company
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Colton, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UTAH 9141
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 26, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 30, 2017

Views: 1,561
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 632329

With a colorful consist up front and a threatening sky overhead westbound tonnage departs Green River, passing the old Green River depot.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70AH
Location: Green River, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8962
Train ID: MNPRO-28
Photo Date: September 29, 2017


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By: Ryan S.

Added: Sep 30, 2017

Views: 2,433
Comments: 0

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 631233

Stormy Night: Not quite enough time to make it into the yard, the "Soo Shakopee" job sits tied down on Soo 1 at West Hoffman, this as another Eastbound streaks past, heading for S... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD GP39-2
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 4598
Train ID: CP H16
Photo Date: September 20, 2017


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By: John Witthaus

Added: Sep 21, 2017

Views: 2,151
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 631192

Midnight charge: a dry storm hit me during the Depot-shoot.

Railroad: Austria Federal Railways (ÖBB)
Locomotive: 1144
Location: Villach, Austria
Locomotive #: 1144 017-1
Train ID: ----
Photo Date: August 26, 2017


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By: Károly Szélig

Added: Sep 21, 2017

People's Choice 1

Views: 4,889
Comments: 6

Favorited: 72

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Photo ID: 630915

Late in the evening after the lights have come on, power from a BNSF local arrives at the engine facility. Not long before this, an intense downpour engulfed the entire yard.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE B40-8W (Dash 8-40BW)
Location: Galesburg, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 504
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 27, 2009


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Sep 18, 2017

Views: 2,078
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 630896

A long doubleheader steamtrain is leaving Castrisch bound for Chur and Landquart. Light oil fired 2-6-0 G 3/4 # 11 "Heidi" from 1902 and 2-8-0 G 4/5 # 107 "Albula" from 1906 are pulling the train ... (more)

Railroad: RhB - Rhätische Bahn
Locomotive: G 3/4, G 4/5
Location: Castrisch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 11, 107
Train ID: 2760
Photo Date: September 16, 2017


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Sep 18, 2017

Views: 965
Comments: 0

Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 630260

With a temporarily adjusted schedule due to MOW activity on the Moffat line, Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr is currently running through the high country in the late afternoons. From a photo... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Granby, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 9
Train ID: Amtrak 5
Photo Date: September 10, 2017


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By: Nick DAmato (Diamond D)

Added: Sep 12, 2017

People's Choice 4

Views: 3,024
Comments: 2

Favorited: 32
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Photo ID: 629660

Everything in this shot is Delaware, Lackawanna & Western, the locomotive paint, the rails, the concrete tower, the land. THIS is historic railroad preservation and it warms the cockles of the hea... (more)

Railroad: Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: DLW 663
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 02, 2017


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By: Dennis A. Livesey

Added: Sep 06, 2017

People's Choice 3

Views: 3,893
Comments: 5

Favorited: 42

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Photo ID: 629616

Two firsts for the Vermont Railway on September 5, as the first southbound move of the Strates Carnival Train departs Burlington, Vermont, behind Vermont Railway SD70M-2 432, which is making its f... (more)

Railroad: Vermont Rail System
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: New Haven, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: VTR 432
Train ID: VRS X-BDHJ-05
Photo Date: September 05, 2017


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Sep 06, 2017

Views: 2,571
Comments: 0

Favorited: 13


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Photo ID: 629454

Seen here, Amtrak's Southwest Chief splits a pair of intermediate semaphore signals located near Chapelle, NM as a thunderstorm brews overhead.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Bernal, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 11
Train ID: AMTK 4
Photo Date: August 22, 2017


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By: Elijah Cross

Added: Sep 04, 2017

Views: 1,408
Comments: 1

Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 629191

In November of 2016 we had a great trip out West. After an overnight storm covered the area the early morning light was glorious even creating a rainbow which perfectly framing the famous signal b... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: no train
Location: Dome, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 12, 2016


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By: raylewis

Added: Sep 03, 2017

Views: 1,424
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Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 629189

New Mexico Rail Runner with engine 102 sits at the Santa Fe, New Mexico station awaiting it's scheduled southbound departure as a thunderstorm rumbles over the Sangre De Cristo mountains in the ba... (more)

Railroad: New Mexico Railrunner Express
Locomotive: MPI MP36PH-3C
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: NMRX102
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 01, 2017


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By: Kristian Thompson

Added: Sep 02, 2017

Views: 1,638
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 628426

FEC 101 blasts through a downpour from a developing tropical cyclone off shore.

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Colfax, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FEC 803
Train ID: FEC 101
Photo Date: August 27, 2017


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By: Bob Pickering (BP)

Added: Aug 27, 2017

Views: 1,319
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 628246

With a huge thunderstorm slamming the northern part of the Cajon Sub, the sun is shining at Oro Grande as a pair of HRSX units used to switch the cement plant here sit out the afternoon.

Railroad: Harbor Rail Services
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Oro Grande, California, USA
Locomotive #: HRSX 3002
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 25, 2017


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By: Matthew Griffin

Added: Aug 26, 2017

Views: 1,754
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13
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