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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: 651567

Miracle Moment in Milton, Florida. I had been railfanning all afternoon in hopes that the clearing line from a cold front would hold true and give me some nice afternoon shots. It didn't. All afte... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Milton , Florida, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 4777
Train ID: CSX M735
Photo Date: September 24, 2017


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By: Isaac Fulford

Added: Mar 14, 2018

Views: 863
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 650871

While a light rain falls through the late evening air, UP 2571 leads a westbound intermodal past the Longview Amtrak Station while baggage for the northbound Texas Eagle waits in the foreground (a... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ET44AC
Location: Longview, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2571
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 15, 2017


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By: Christopher Parma

Added: Mar 09, 2018

Views: 1,023
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 650204

A Bumblebee in the Fog and the Rain

A westbound autorack train climbs the mountain with a little Reading Company on the head end. The PRR and Reading weren't the best of friends, tho... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Altoona, United States
Locomotive #: NS 1067
Train ID: NS 11J
Photo Date: March 01, 2018


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By: Timothy E. Pavlic II

Added: Mar 02, 2018

Views: 2,357
Comments: 3

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 649228

Under stormy skies, Rocky Mountaineer Railtours passenger train pauses for a crew change and inspection at Field, British Columbia, on September 16, 2002. The train will soon climb through the Spi... (more)

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Field, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 9141
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: September 16, 2002


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Feb 22, 2018

Views: 2,666
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 649183

When it rains...

The weather finally decided to rain on our Parade near the end of a Lerro Productions Charter. No sooner than did it pour on this runby did the rain stop entirely.

Railroad: Everett Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-0
Location: Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: EV 11
Train ID: EX11
Photo Date: November 05, 2017


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By: Timothy E. Pavlic II

Added: Feb 22, 2018

Views: 844
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Favorited: 5


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Photo ID: 649071

Santa Fe 3811 West makes its way into Crozier Canyon from the east under typical monsoon season cloud cover.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Crozier Canyon, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 3811
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1985


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Feb 20, 2018

Views: 1,130
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 648816

2 trains meet in the pouring rain in Iaeger WV and appear to have an identity crisis of who's railroad this actually is, with CSX, NS, BNSF, and CN all present

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC-H
Location: Iaeger , West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 713
Train ID: NS 46R
Photo Date: February 17, 2018


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By: Tyler Nolan

Added: Feb 18, 2018

Views: 2,003
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Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 648179

One of the few New York Central cantilever signals stands guard over the entrance to Frontier Yard in Buffalo in 2016 as a summer thunderstorm builds over head. These classic searchlight signals h... (more)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Buffalo, New York, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 28, 2016


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Feb 13, 2018

Views: 1,445
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 647856

A high line manifest catches a bit of sunlight as crosses the impressive Clear Creek Trestle at Keddie, California. Ominous clouds have gathered nearby, foreshadowing the potential for heavy rains... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Keddie, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6729
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 10, 2018


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By: Jake Miille

Added: Feb 11, 2018

Views: 781
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Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 646576

Out of sight is the Keyser Yard's crew shack, and the van on the left has just brought a new crew to the 3034 and sister 966 to haul a train out of sight on a yard track. Everyone but me seemed no... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: ES44AH
Location: CSX Keyser Yard, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 3034
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: January 19, 2018


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By: Ed Mullan

Added: Jan 31, 2018

Views: 1,161
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Favorited: 6


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Photo ID: 646421

BNSF 5956 leads an eastbound empty oil train along the Kootenay River just west of Troy, MT in a mix of sun and rain squalls.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Troy, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5956
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 08, 2017


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Jan 29, 2018

People's Choice 3

Views: 3,968
Comments: 5

Favorited: 61

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Photo ID: 645987

As a powerful thunderstorm can be seen in the distance, UP 6365 (an ex SP AC4400CW) leads the North Yard to Roper manifest past the Cold War Horse just west of Leyden Siding on June, 13th, 2016. T... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Leyden, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6365
Train ID: MNYRO 13
Photo Date: June 13, 2016


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By: Alastair Poll

Added: Jan 26, 2018

People's Choice 3

Views: 4,785
Comments: 4

Favorited: 48
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Photo ID: 645680

An SP meets the competition at Tehachapi. When I lived in Southern California I made as many trip as I could to Tehachapi and when I moved to CO every trip home involved a trip to Tehachapi as it ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 7548
Train ID: Manifest
Photo Date: June 11, 1988


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Jan 23, 2018

Views: 1,584
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Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 644601

A better day to ride than chase. There are some days when I think I should probably have my head examined for flying all the way from Boston to Atlanta to chase a train. This happened to ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Noble, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 630
Train ID: TVRM 300
Photo Date: October 28, 2017


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By: Kevin Madore

Added: Jan 15, 2018

Views: 1,336
Comments: 1

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 644475

Up north they get legendary snows. Here we get legendary rain and even in the dry season it is not unheard of to get a good downpour. Such as the case here as 905 starts back toward Jax.

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Bunnell, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FEC 426
Train ID: FEC 905
Photo Date: January 09, 2018


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By: Bob Pickering (BP)

Added: Jan 14, 2018

Views: 810
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7

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