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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: 576332

An afternoon thunderstorm is brewing May 30,1966, as CB&Q F3A 127A/B lead an eastbound drag at Barr Lake northeast of Denver. The units wear Q’s famous “grayback” paint scheme, faded and worn afte... (more)

Railroad: Chicago Burlington & Quincy
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Barr Lake, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 127A
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 30, 1966


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: May 12, 2016

Views: 3,775
Comments: 1

Favorited: 37
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Photo ID: 575948

While afternoon storms roll onto the plains, a westbound Union Pacific freight pounds upgrade at mile 14.5 west of Leyden, Colorado, on April 14, 2001. Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 No. 5345 leads the tr... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Leyden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5345
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 14, 2001


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: May 09, 2016

Views: 1,959
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 575873

A slug set idles away in the fading evening light of an early May day as storms brew in the West.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD RDSLUG/RDMATE
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 926
Train ID: unassigned
Photo Date: May 06, 2016


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By: Will Jordan

Added: May 09, 2016

Views: 2,018
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 575654

With “Starvation Peak” in the distance, and an electrifying thunderstorm churning overhead, Amtrak’s Phase I Heritage unit #156 leads Amtrak’s Southwest Chief past a set of semaphore signals. Loca... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Chapelle, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 156
Train ID: AMTK 4
Photo Date: August 15, 2015


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By: Elijah Cross

Added: May 07, 2016

Views: 2,823
Comments: 2

Favorited: 41
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Photo ID: 575426

Southern Railway's 1st SD40 No. 3170, restored into it's as ordered scheme; leads NS P42 from Gainsville, GA during a September evening as a thunderstorm builds in the distance. I was on my way do... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Gainsville, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3170
Train ID: NS P42
Photo Date: September 30, 2015


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By: boohooblues

Added: May 05, 2016

Views: 1,117
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Favorited: 7


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Photo ID: 575398

It was a rather unsettled day locally with thunder, hail, rain and more rain. But the FEC keeps rolling and working. Here 905 works a local industry at Colfax.

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Colfax, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FEC 418
Train ID: FEC 905
Photo Date: May 04, 2016


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By: Bob Pickering (BP)

Added: May 04, 2016

Views: 1,485
Comments: 0

Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 574927

I've always said that rail fanning is 20 percent skill, 30 percent knowledge, and 50 percent luck. Well, today was nearly all luck. After having dinner in Peach Springs, my folks and I walked out ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Peach Springs, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8246
Train ID: S LHWLPC1 29A
Photo Date: April 30, 2016


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Apr 30, 2016

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Views: 14,078
Comments: 19

Favorited: 137

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Photo ID: 574600

The sun is out in Gleneagle, just south of Palmer Lake, but Denver is getting hammered with a T-storm and hail as ATSF 3965 brings a train south on the Jojnt Line. A Kodachrome is in the consist i... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP39-2
Location: Gleneagle, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3695
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1989


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Apr 27, 2016

Views: 1,488
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 574490

The first of a series of showers and thunderstorms develop over the Front Range as they move north along the I-25 corridor. Seen here Union Pacific GP40-2 No. 1342 leads another GP40-2 on LDI07 25... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: La Salle, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1342
Train ID: LDI07 25
Photo Date: April 25, 2016


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Apr 27, 2016

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Views: 6,471
Comments: 2

Favorited: 28
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Photo ID: 574399

Rain moves over the Front Range Foothills and Mountains as a BNSF sand train patiently sits at the Great Western Industrial Park in Windsor, Colorado on April 25, 2016.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Windsor, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7505
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 25, 2016


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Apr 26, 2016

Views: 1,306
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Favorited: 14


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Photo ID: 573901

An eastbound BNSF freight crests Winston Hill, Montana, under angry autumn skies toward sunset on September 28, 2013.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Winston, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7058
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 28, 2013


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Apr 22, 2016

Views: 1,361
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 573392

The Coast Starlight makes its stop in downtown Oakland at Jack London Square station on a wet and rainy night.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 15
Train ID: AMTK 14
Photo Date: April, 2016


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Apr 17, 2016

Views: 1,784
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 573010

The Con Agra Feed Mill in Gainesville, Ga glows on a nasty, wet night as the night's rain begins to seize and the ever-thick cloud cover slowly breaks apart. All is quiet in this neck of the woods... (more)

Railroad: Con Agra
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Gainesville, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: CONX 101
Train ID: unassigned
Photo Date: April 17, 2015


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Apr 13, 2016

Views: 4,044
Comments: 1

Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 572451

After following the BNSF Transcon from Kingman to Flagstaff most of the day and seeing only a handful of trains under dark, dreary skies and full blown heavy rain showers, I arrived in Flagstaff j... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6786
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: April 08, 2016


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By: Glenn Anderson

Added: Apr 09, 2016

Views: 2,861
Comments: 1

Favorited: 37

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Photo ID: 571582

UP 3144 west leads a loaded grain train at the Cajon Summit under stormy skies in 1982.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Victorville, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3144
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1982


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Mar 31, 2016

Views: 1,827
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12

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