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Trains Vs the Weather
Trains in all sorts of bad weather
Photo Album By: Bob Pickering (BP)
 
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Photo ID: 562128

BNSF power with a Santa Fe leader makes a run south to Portland in a winter storm.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP39-2
Location: Vancouver, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 2959
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 03, 2016


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By: J.PO

Added: Jan 15, 2016

Views: 1,398
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 561968

After cutting through the build up of several winter storms the UP snow fighters have returned the movement of revenue trains through the snow belt. The spreaders worked in tandem down to Shed 10 ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 4034
Train ID: 2WTKTKF-07
Photo Date: January 07, 2016


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By: Ryan S.

Added: Jan 13, 2016

Views: 4,458
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Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 561939

A heavy snow storm is blanketing operations in the UP's North Yard in Denver. UP 8684 (SD70ACe) has just backed in for servicing and the yard crewmember is getting ready to drop the blue 'Safety ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8684
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 09, 2016


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Jan 13, 2016

Views: 2,236
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 561930

Thanks to the first "polar vortex" of 2016, fierce winds and a dusting of fresh snow the night before created a few drifts for the westbound Ruebel Turn to negotiate, such as this one be... (more)

Railroad: Red River Valley & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP20C
Location: Bird Island, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: RRVW 2053
Train ID: TCWR Ruebel Turn
Photo Date: January 12, 2016


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By: Bryant Kaden

Added: Jan 13, 2016

Views: 1,225
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 561676

CFS 1828 to Joffre by a snowy afternoon

Railroad: Chemin de fer Sartigan
Locomotive: MLW RS-18
Location: Breakeyville, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: CFS 1828
Train ID: CFS 1828
Photo Date: January 09, 2016


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By: Dannick Fournier

Added: Jan 10, 2016

Views: 994
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 561573

Continuing in traditions initiated over the decades by the Central Pacific and later Southern Pacific, snow fighting is simply a way of life during inclement months on the Roseville Subdivision. F... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Jordan Spreader
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 4030
Train ID: 2WTKTKF-07
Photo Date: January 07, 2016


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By: Ryan S.

Added: Jan 10, 2016

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Favorited: 82

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Photo ID: 561572

With the Sierra Nevada firmly gripped by a winter snow storm mainline operations must continue on Union Pacific's Sierra crossing. Employing snow fighting methods perfected over time every signifi... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Donner Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 600
Train ID: WTKTKF-13
Photo Date: December 13, 2015


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By: Ryan S.

Added: Jan 10, 2016

Views: 4,709
Comments: 4

Favorited: 36

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Photo ID: 561180

The northern Arizona region has been feeling the wrath of the El Niño storm the last few days as it has dropped a foot of snow within the last 24 hours. Here at Maine, a solids foot of freshly fal... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Maine, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6938
Train ID: Z NYCLAC9 05L
Photo Date: January 06, 2016


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Jan 07, 2016

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Views: 15,543
Comments: 13

Favorited: 129

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Photo ID: 561135

El Nino on the Coast route today. Heavy rain and flooding, mud slides in the burn areas, high surf advisory, and even an earthquake. Southbound 3861 with auto racks in tow, pass through the Solima... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Ventura, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3861
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 06, 2016


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Jan 06, 2016

Views: 2,492
Comments: 4

Favorited: 27

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Photo ID: 561051

Snow in Iowa has been something not seen much this winter. Only the 2nd snow storm ends 2015 with 7-10 inches around the Waterloo area. Here the show goes on as 338 fights the elements enroute to ... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Jesup, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CN 2201
Train ID: CN M33891-29
Photo Date: December 28, 2015


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Jan 06, 2016

Views: 1,013
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 561007

A snowy Park Car. Snow-covered Park Car Evangeline Park brings up the rear of VIA 15, stopped at St-Lambert Station, with 13 more Budd cars ahead. VIA Rail ran extra sections of the ... (more)

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: Park Car
Location: St-Lambert, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: Evangeline Park
Train ID: VIA 15
Photo Date: January 03, 2016


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By: Michael Berry

Added: Jan 05, 2016

Views: 2,404
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Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 560744

Snow is coming down hard as Halifax-Montreal VIA Rail Ocean is crossing the Richelieu River with a full Budd stainless steel consist.

Railroad: VIA Rail
Locomotive: EMD F40PH-3
Location: Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: VIA 6424
Train ID: 15
Photo Date: January 03, 2016


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By: Frank Jolin

Added: Jan 03, 2016

Views: 5,404
Comments: 4

Favorited: 41

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Photo ID: 560359

Destined for warmer climates, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief #3 dashes through blizzard conditions as it traverses Canyoncito, NM on a brutally cold winter afternoon.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P40DC
Location: Canyoncito, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 816
Train ID: AMTK 3
Photo Date: December 27, 2015


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By: Elijah Cross

Added: Dec 31, 2015

Views: 1,121
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 560307

First big snowstorm of the winter. AMT 1348 (rebuilt and repainted by Brookville recently) is pushing a deadhead train towards Montreal West Station on the day Montreal got its first big sn... (more)

Railroad: Agence Metropolitaine de Transport
Locomotive: EMD F59PH
Location: Montreal West, Quebec, Canada
Locomotive #: AMT 1348
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 29, 2015


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By: Michael Berry

Added: Dec 30, 2015

Views: 1,745
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Photo ID: 559848

The rain starts to pick back up as NS 111 rolls through East Talmage with a former Burlington Northern SD60M "Triclops" leading the way

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60M
Location: Harrodsburg, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6813
Train ID: NS 111
Photo Date: December 26, 2015


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By: Gage ODell

Added: Dec 26, 2015

Views: 1,026
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Favorited: 7

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