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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: 630915

Late in the evening after the lights have come on, power from a BNSF local arrives at the engine facility. Not long before this, an intense downpour engulfed the entire yard.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE B40-8W (Dash 8-40BW)
Location: Galesburg, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 504
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 27, 2009


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Sep 18, 2017

Views: 1,728
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 630896

A long doubleheader steamtrain is leaving Castrisch bound for Chur and Landquart. Light oil fired 2-6-0 G 3/4 # 11 "Heidi" from 1902 and 2-8-0 G 4/5 # 107 "Albula" from 1906 are pulling the train ... (more)

Railroad: RhB - Rhätische Bahn
Locomotive: G 3/4, G 4/5
Location: Castrisch, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 11, 107
Train ID: 2760
Photo Date: September 16, 2017


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Sep 18, 2017

Views: 606
Comments: 0

Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 630260

With a temporarily adjusted schedule due to MOW activity on the Moffat line, Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr is currently running through the high country in the late afternoons. From a photo... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Granby, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 9
Train ID: Amtrak 5
Photo Date: September 10, 2017


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By: Nick DAmato (Diamond D)

Added: Sep 12, 2017

People's Choice 4

Views: 2,437
Comments: 2

Favorited: 32
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Photo ID: 629660

Everything in this shot is Delaware, Lackawanna & Western, the locomotive paint, the rails, the concrete tower, the land. THIS is historic railroad preservation and it warms the cockles of the hea... (more)

Railroad: Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: DLW 663
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 02, 2017


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By: Dennis A. Livesey

Added: Sep 06, 2017

People's Choice 3

Views: 2,935
Comments: 5

Favorited: 39

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Photo ID: 629616

Two firsts for the Vermont Railway on September 5, as the first southbound move of the Strates Carnival Train departs Burlington, Vermont, behind Vermont Railway SD70M-2 432, which is making its f... (more)

Railroad: Vermont Rail System
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: New Haven, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: VTR 432
Train ID: VRS X-BDHJ-05
Photo Date: September 05, 2017


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Sep 06, 2017

Views: 2,162
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Favorited: 13


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Photo ID: 629454

Seen here, Amtrak's Southwest Chief splits a pair of intermediate semaphore signals located near Chapelle, NM as a thunderstorm brews overhead.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Bernal, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 11
Train ID: AMTK 4
Photo Date: August 22, 2017


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By: Elijah Cross

Added: Sep 04, 2017

Views: 1,025
Comments: 1

Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 629191

In November of 2016 we had a great trip out West. After an overnight storm covered the area the early morning light was glorious even creating a rainbow which perfectly framing the famous signal b... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: no train
Location: Dome, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 12, 2016


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By: raylewis

Added: Sep 03, 2017

Views: 1,146
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Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 629189

New Mexico Rail Runner with engine 102 sits at the Santa Fe, New Mexico station awaiting it's scheduled southbound departure as a thunderstorm rumbles over the Sangre De Cristo mountains in the ba... (more)

Railroad: New Mexico Railrunner Express
Locomotive: MPI MP36PH-3C
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: NMRX102
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 01, 2017


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By: Kristian Thompson

Added: Sep 02, 2017

Views: 1,146
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 628426

FEC 101 blasts through a downpour from a developing tropical cyclone off shore.

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Colfax, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FEC 803
Train ID: FEC 101
Photo Date: August 27, 2017


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By: Bob Pickering (BP)

Added: Aug 27, 2017

Views: 998
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 628246

With a huge thunderstorm slamming the northern part of the Cajon Sub, the sun is shining at Oro Grande as a pair of HRSX units used to switch the cement plant here sit out the afternoon.

Railroad: Harbor Rail Services
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Oro Grande, California, USA
Locomotive #: HRSX 3002
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 25, 2017


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By: Matthew Griffin

Added: Aug 26, 2017

Views: 1,361
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13


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Photo ID: 628089

On a quick trip up North we headed straight for the "Darling overlook". There were quite a few trains in the area and we never really figured out what was going on but it sure made for ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Darling, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4589
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 12, 2017


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By: raylewis

Added: Aug 25, 2017

Views: 1,893
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 628082

The intermediate semaphores of Bernal, New Mexico stand tall over the high desert as stars in the skies above give way to a powerful monsoonal storm.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Bernal, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: August 21, 2017


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By: Nathaniel Holguin

Added: Aug 25, 2017

Views: 992
Comments: 3

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 628068

Having reached the summit of Glorieta Pass, running as advertised, Amtrak's Southwest Chief makes it's way out of Glorieta, NM on a beautifully stormy summer afternoon.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Glorieta, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 11
Train ID: AMTK 4
Photo Date: August 22, 2017


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By: Elijah Cross

Added: Aug 25, 2017

Views: 2,185
Comments: 0

Favorited: 28
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Photo ID: 627615

A Reading Lines family portrait at Hamburg, PA - fro L to R we find EMD GP7 #621, ALCO C630 #5308 and GE U30C #6300 waiting on an incoming thunderstorm on a warm August evening in Northeast Pennsy... (more)

Railroad: Reading Lines
Locomotive: Alco C630
Location: Hamburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RDG 5308
Train ID: Night Photo Session
Photo Date: August 19, 2017


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By: Darryl Rule

Added: Aug 21, 2017

Views: 1,336
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Photo ID: 627566

Mother Nature provides her own lighting in the forms of some lightning over Berks County, Pennsylvania as Reading Lines ALCO C630 #5308 belches out some classic ALCO carbon during the Reading Rail... (more)

Railroad: Reading Lines
Locomotive: Alco C630
Location: Hamburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RDG 5308
Train ID: Night Photo Session
Photo Date: August 19, 2017


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By: Darryl Rule

Added: Aug 20, 2017

Views: 2,463
Comments: 1

Favorited: 27
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