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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: 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

Views: 804
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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: 3,212
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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: 2,550
Comments: 1

Favorited: 31
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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: 10,306
Comments: 4

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

Views: 18,723
Comments: 8

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: 688
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: 14,850
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: 1,068
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: 563
Comments: 0

Favorited: 2

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Photo ID: 606683

The second major snow storm of the week is hitting the Albany area as the Lake Shore Limited departs for New York just a few minutes before sunset at 5:11pm. The train is running just under an hou... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P32AC-DM
Location: Rensselaer, New York, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 707
Train ID: AMTK 48
Photo Date: February 12, 2017


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By: John Sesonske

Added: Feb 14, 2017

Views: 1,955
Comments: 4

Favorited: 24


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Photo ID: 606609

Green Mountain Railroad train #263 had a good workout following 12-18 inches of new snowfall on the Bellows Falls Subdivision. VTR SD70M-2 431, GMTX GP38-2 2684 and GMTX SD60 9000 hammer the drif... (more)

Railroad: Vermont Rail System
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Baileys Mills, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: VTR 431
Train ID: GMRC 263-10
Photo Date: February 10, 2017


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Feb 13, 2017

Views: 2,527
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 606494

Snow flurries wander aimlessly in the sky as Keolis 2406 comes into Ayer for a station stop. These flurries are the beginning of the second storm of blizzard proportions to hit Massachusetts in th... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: CTC-1 Control Car
Location: Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTX 1638
Train ID: Keolis 2406
Photo Date: February 12, 2017


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By: Colin Graham

Added: Feb 12, 2017

Views: 744
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 606480

Snow Day

NJT. train #1006 arrives at Mountain Lakes station stop 40 minutes late due to extreme blizzard like conditions. The #1006 is a Hoboken bound train with a dual mode... (more)

Railroad: NJ Transit
Locomotive: Comet V Cab Car
Location: Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: 6029
Train ID: 1006
Photo Date: February 09, 2017


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By: William Bossert

Added: Feb 12, 2017

Views: 734
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 606478

Acela Express 2253 flies through the snow in West Haven during winter storm Orson.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Bombardier/Alstom Acela Express Trainset
Location: West Haven, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 2004
Train ID: 2253
Photo Date: February 12, 2017


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By: 3-Step Protection Photography

Added: Feb 12, 2017

Views: 748
Comments: 1

Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 606445

AKE-Rheingold spezial train in heavy snowfall arrival at Castrop-Rauxel Hbf.

Railroad: AKE-Eisenbahntouristik
Locomotive: BR 113
Location: Castrop-Rauxel, Deutschland
Locomotive #: E10 1309
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 11, 2017


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By: Christian Schürmann

Added: Feb 12, 2017

Views: 745
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8
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