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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: 583169

UP 6631 leads an eastbbound manifest easing its way down Sherman Hill into Cheyenne, as a servere thunderstorm moves in from the west.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Borie, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: UP6631
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 18, 2016


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By: Sal Crisanti

Added: Jul 19, 2016

Views: 1,902
Comments: 0

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 583165

A CSX Mother/Slug Set is seen here sitting in Talladega, AL. Under a Rainbow. This power will be used for the Talladega Local, A714

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Talladega, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 6978
Train ID: CSX A714
Photo Date: July 18, 2016


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By: Bradley Bates

Added: Jul 19, 2016

Views: 995
Comments: 1

Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 583094

Rolling through downtown Hurricane, CSX Q135 heads west into the center of a severe thunderstorm. Featuring a storm top of more than 22,000 feet above the surface, an impressive lightning show tur... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Hurricane, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: CSX Q135
Photo Date: July 06, 2016


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Jul 18, 2016

Views: 4,097
Comments: 3

Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 582789

A Northbound train of Windmill Towers rolls underneath a huge Thunderhead.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Larkspur, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6529
Train ID: SSJNCW-13
Photo Date: July 14, 2016


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By: John Shine

Added: Jul 15, 2016

Views: 1,327
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 582765

LNAC's seldom used RS36 sits outside of the engine shed in the early morning sun as thunderstorms approach the area, creating a rainbow in the sky.

Railroad: Louisville, New Albany & Corydon
Locomotive: Alco RS36
Location: Corydon, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: LNAC 900
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 12, 2016


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By: Nicholas Amy

Added: Jul 15, 2016

Views: 1,660
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7


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Photo ID: 582685

A thunderstorm is rolling in over Northern Illinois as the Rio Grande heritage unit pulls the IG2G2 passed the global 3 intermodal facility, where it will shove its train into the yard due to trac... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Rochelle, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1989
Train ID: IG2G2
Photo Date: June, 2016


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By: Tyler McCall

Added: Jul 14, 2016

Views: 2,268
Comments: 0

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 582657

Trains, especially coal trains, can seem huge as you watch them go by. But place them in the wide open spaces of Powder River Basin and their size can seem much less significant beneath a rolling ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Logan, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5846
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 02, 2016


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jul 13, 2016

Views: 5,711
Comments: 4

Favorited: 41
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Photo ID: 582429

Montana Rail Link's Laurel to Missoula manifest freight streaks through Lombard, Montana during an awesome light show courtesy of Mother Nature. I'm standing on the abutment of the old Milwaukee R... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Lombard, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 4300
Train ID: MRL M-LAUMIS1-01
Photo Date: July 01, 2016


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By: Tom Danneman

Added: Jul 11, 2016

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Views: 18,043
Comments: 15

Favorited: 109
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Photo ID: 582053

Montana is big sky country, but not always big sky blue. Thunder clouds and the Montana landscape show the insignificance of the Helena Local in the scheme of things as it climbs Winston Hill with... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Winston, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 382
Train ID: Helena Local
Photo Date: June 29, 2016


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jul 07, 2016

Views: 1,645
Comments: 0

Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 581862

Fresh from unloading at CP&L Skyland on the Blue Ridge Southern Railroad, NS 785 runs through the rain between the CP's at Jasper and Tito with the Lehigh Valley heritage unit leading.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Jasper, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8104
Train ID: NS 785
Photo Date: July 04, 2016


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By: Hunter Richardson

Added: Jul 05, 2016

Views: 2,135
Comments: 2

Favorited: 16


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Photo ID: 581687

As storms start to brew to the south, a brand new ET44AC leads NS 204 across the 1911 build trestle over the James River in Lynchburg.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ET44AC
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3630
Train ID: NS 204
Photo Date: July 02, 2016


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By: Alex Decker

Added: Jul 03, 2016

Views: 2,443
Comments: 0

Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 581659

After having run around and shoved the entire 100 car train north, U785 is finally pulling southbound onto the Sealston Branch at a whopping 10 mph. Not to often do they shove an entire train, but... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Fredericksburg, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 3211
Train ID: CSXT U785-25
Photo Date: July 28, 2015


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By: Joe Garnett

Added: Jul 02, 2016

Views: 1,863
Comments: 2

Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 581632

The sights of summer have arrived here in Crozier Canyon with the Milky Way and lightning glows being visible in the night sky. All seems peacefully as the warm summer air shifts from dry to wet f... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Valentine, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 01, 2016


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Jul 02, 2016

Views: 1,835
Comments: 2

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 581459

The Ringling Bro. & Barnum & Bailey Circus train made a rare appearance in Northern Arizona today. Travel from Orlando, FL to Fresno, CA for its next show, the Ringling Bro. circus travels across ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Peach Springs, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6872
Train ID: J NWOFRS1 27A
Photo Date: June 29, 2016


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Jun 29, 2016

Views: 1,837
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 581419

Heading into the storm No 22 with a demonstration freight on the little run Bowes Railway

Railroad: Bowes Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Gateshead, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 22
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 03, 2016


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By: davehewitt

Added: Jun 29, 2016

Views: 2,015
Comments: 3

Favorited: 17
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