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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: 608753

Wenatchee has had a long winter this year with snow on the ground since December 5, 2016. Here on February 20 we woke up to heavy snowflakes, which made it fun to capture a bit of action near the ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Wenatchee, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7086
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 2017


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Mar 04, 2017

Views: 702
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 608748

Middleton Polar Express departs east with considerable snowfall and the former WSOR 10A.

Railroad: Iowa Pacific Holdings
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Cross Plains, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG 103
Train ID: Santa-04
Photo Date: December, 2016


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By: Kevin Andrusia

Added: Mar 04, 2017

Views: 1,325
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 608746

Middleton Polar Express departs west with considerable snowfall.

Railroad: Iowa Pacific Holdings
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: SLRG 101
Train ID: Santa-04
Photo Date: December, 2016


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By: Kevin Andrusia

Added: Mar 04, 2017

Views: 1,221
Comments: 2

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 608541

It can be difficult to comprehend the size of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Trains, massive in their own right, seem to to be dwarfed by the endless snow covered peaks of the Donner Pass Route. Uni... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 580
Train ID: 2WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Mar 02, 2017

Views: 5,198
Comments: 1

Favorited: 46

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Photo ID: 608477

A couple days after getting a couple feet of snow, Keolis 1807 rounds the corner into Canton Junction, kicking up some snow as he pulls into the station.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: CTC-4 control car
Location: Canton, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 1700
Train ID: 1807
Photo Date: February 11, 2017


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By: Anthony DeLuca

Added: Mar 01, 2017

Views: 911
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Favorited: 4


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Photo ID: 608437

The rain keeps fallin', and the railroad keeps workin'! NS 348 prepares to couple to their train after dropping a cut of cars in the Old Spencer Yard.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: Salisbury, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 2504
Train ID: NS 348
Photo Date: July 29, 2015


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By: Justin Smathers

Added: Mar 01, 2017

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Photo ID: 608350

An inbound commuter train on the MBTA's Fitchburg line kicks up a healthy plume as it speeds along near Lincoln. There's an F40PH somewhere back in that cloud, pushing a train of RDCs that were re... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: January, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Feb 28, 2017

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Photo ID: 608317

Thirteen feet of snow has fallen across Donner Pass this season, making 2017 the third snowiest winter in recorded history (according to up.com). With the Feather River Route closed for months due... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 28, 2017

Views: 3,089
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Favorited: 26

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Photo ID: 608203

For only the second time in the last 20 years, UP brought out their rotaries to fight the Sierra Cement over Donner Pass. The newly rebuilt rotary #207 enters the shed at Norden.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Feb 26, 2017

Views: 2,400
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Photo ID: 608145

SPMW 207 passes under the last remaining searchlight signal bridge on Donner Pass as it clears the heavy "Sierra Cement" from track #1. The rotaries would plow snow all the way to the Bi... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Norden, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 26, 2017

Photo of the Week

Views: 10,106
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Favorited: 73

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Photo ID: 608116

The legendary rotary snowplows have returned to Donner Pass. California has been hammered with numerous storms this winter. All of these storms have wreaked havoc across the Donner Pass Route. Fro... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Troy, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WTKTKF 25
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 26, 2017

People's Choice 2

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Favorited: 79

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Photo ID: 608091

CN 3012 leads westbound train 406, as they approach Hampton, New Brunswick in a mini snow squall.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: GE ET44AC
Location: Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 3012
Train ID: CN A406
Photo Date: February 02, 2017


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By: Matt Landry

Added: Feb 25, 2017

Views: 570
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 608016

Rotaries Return to Donner Pass! After a record year for precipitation in Northern California, the rotaries have returned to Donner Pass. SPMW 207, a rebuilt rotary snow fighter, holds the... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rotary
Location: Emigrant Gap, California, USA
Locomotive #: SPMW 207
Train ID: WRVTKS 24
Photo Date: February 24, 2017


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 25, 2017

Views: 14,628
Comments: 5

Favorited: 83

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Photo ID: 607775

FEC 210 pounds through a squally downpour from an ocean storm. Four motors on 210 today.

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Bunnell , Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FEC 803
Train ID: FEC 210
Photo Date: February 23, 2017


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By: Bob Pickering (BP)

Added: Feb 23, 2017

Views: 971
Comments: 2

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 606731

Three years ago today, the weather wasn't unseasonably warm and sunny like it is today. On Valentine's day in 2014, the Attica area is being blanketed with heavy, wet snow as Triple Crown Service ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Attica, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7540
Train ID: 256
Photo Date: February 14, 2014


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By: Jim Sinclair

Added: Feb 14, 2017

Views: 482
Comments: 0

Favorited: 2

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