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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: 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: 1,623
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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: 1,961
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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: 1,307
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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: 1,722
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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: 1,327
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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: 1,597
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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: 2,891
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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

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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: 1,553
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Photo ID: 587535

Just a few miles away from completing its southbound trip from the rim of the Grand Canyon with little (if any) sunlight able to break through thanks to a pair of monsoons, GCRY 29 catches a beaut... (more)

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


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Aug 31, 2016

Views: 1,352
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 587436

Racing south beneath a massive monsoon, the engineer of the GCR 4960 lets the whistle rip as Train No. 3 races into Red Lake approaching the popular Espee grade crossing here.

Railroad: Grand Canyon Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Red Lake, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: GCR 4960
Train ID: Train No. 3
Photo Date: August 25, 2016


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Aug 30, 2016

Views: 2,200
Comments: 5

Favorited: 24

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Photo ID: 587421

An eastbound on the main track meets a westbound lead by MP2138 in a soggy downtown Big Spring, TX. around the first week in September, 1980. Water from heavy rains west of town have funneled... (more)

Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Big Spring, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: MP2138
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 01, 1980


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Aug 30, 2016

Views: 6,848
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Favorited: 37

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Photo ID: 587320

At sunrise south of Bill, WY, a BNSF coal empty heads north toward Bill from Orin.

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


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Aug 29, 2016

Views: 1,612
Comments: 1

Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 587008

Monsoon Thunderstorms mix with the other thunder in the Arizona Northland, Grand Canyon Railway 4960.

Railroad: Grand Canyon Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Williams, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: GCRY 4960
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 25, 2016


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By: William Diehl

Added: Aug 26, 2016

Views: 1,643
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Photo ID: 586972

GCRY's ex-CB&Q O1a class Mikado races south past the cattle pens and old station at Willaha in a severe afternoon thunderstorm, a common occurrence during monsoon season in Northern Arizona.

Railroad: Grand Canyon Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Willaha, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: GCRY 4960
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 25, 2016


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By: Luke A. Renish

Added: Aug 26, 2016

Views: 1,697
Comments: 0

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