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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: 590867

Lightning strikes the downtown area of Little Rock behind the UP 6938 DD40X on display at the Jenks shops just after midnight.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD DD40X
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6938
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 04, 2014


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Sep 28, 2016

Views: 2,642
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Photo ID: 590418

The DPU's of a loaded BNSF train shove hard since the rails are recently wet. A double "t"rainbow also appears as the sun peaks out from behind the storm clouds.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Douglas, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 9360
Train ID: BNSF C-CKMIOG0-41A
Photo Date: September 23, 2016


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By: BNEdward

Added: Sep 25, 2016

Views: 1,506
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Photo ID: 589814

With a distant storm casting its darkness to the east, a pair of WATCO six-axles sits quiet in the industrial park southwest of Cheyenne.

Railroad: Webb Asset Management
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Speer, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: WAMX 4200
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 23, 2016


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By: Nick Hovey

Added: Sep 20, 2016

Views: 1,437
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Favorited: 5
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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: 1,355
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Favorited: 6

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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: 1,671
Comments: 2

Favorited: 10

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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: 2,240
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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: 1,500
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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: 4,076
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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

Views: 2,126
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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: 1,661
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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: 2,031
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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: 1,342
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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: 1,797
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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: 1,383
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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: 1,656
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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