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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: 619184

After being in storms for the better part of the day. Q692 is about to exit the last of a number of severe heavy downpours that followed it northbound up the Clinchfield.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ET44AC
Location: Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 3432
Train ID: CSX Q692
Photo Date: June 04, 2017


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By: BT&WA Dispatcher

Added: Jun 06, 2017

Views: 1,059
Comments: 1

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 619097

There's few places, if any, outside of the Northeast Corridor where one can stand near a rail yard and be surrounded by several cuts of passenger cars from various heritages. As a fleet of more th... (more)

Railroad: Kanawha River Railroad
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Dickinson, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 11, 2017


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By: Chase Gunnoe

Added: Jun 05, 2017

Views: 1,674
Comments: 1

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 618651

A thunderstorm moves north across the Denver Metro Area as westbound coal empties for West Elk Mine led by Union Pacific ES44AC No. 7815 climbs the 2-percent grade around Big Ten Curve near Arvada... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Arvada, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7815
Train ID: CDLWE9 31
Photo Date: June 01, 2017


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By: John Crisanti

Added: Jun 02, 2017

Screener's Choice

Views: 6,248
Comments: 0

Favorited: 42
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Photo ID: 618368

As the rain lets up from a fast passing storm, this loaded Sheboygan-bound coal train crawls west on wet rails up the grade under a pair of rainbows.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: West Allis, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7391
Train ID: UP CATSH
Photo Date: May 29, 2017


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By: Adam Wells

Added: May 30, 2017

People's Choice 1

Views: 3,782
Comments: 2

Favorited: 53
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Photo ID: 618100

What at first I believed was a fire in the distance was in reality an approaching sand storm. It was trigered by the strong winds announcing a thunderstorm. It was surreal to be in the middle of t... (more)

Railroad: RAI - Islamic Republic of Iran Railways
Locomotive: EMD GT26CW
Location: Yazd, Iran
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: -
Photo Date: May 03, 2017


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 28, 2017

People's Choice 3

Views: 7,196
Comments: 11

Favorited: 92


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Photo ID: 617996

Desert storm!

In the central Iran desert just before a thunderstom (with rain), the strong winds generate a short but impressive sand storm.

Railroad: RAI - Islamic Republic of Iran Railways
Locomotive: EMD GT26CW-2A
Location: Yazd, Iran
Locomotive #: 994
Train ID: -
Photo Date: May 03, 2017


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 27, 2017

People's Choice 1

Views: 8,516
Comments: 7

Favorited: 87

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Photo ID: 617744

A fast moving weather front through the southwest Virginia area produced high winds and driving rain and resulted in a 20-25 degree temperature drop. Although the worst was over, a light rain cont... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP50
Location: Tito, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7073
Train ID: NS Z07
Photo Date: October 18, 1993


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By: Ed Wolfe

Added: May 24, 2017

Views: 1,062
Comments: 0

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 617386

A T-Storm can be seen in the background as CSX Train Q182-21 (running a day early) heads North through Lineville, AL. With BNSF SD70ACe #8509 on the point

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Lineville, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8509
Train ID: CSX Q182
Photo Date: May 20, 2017


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By: Bradley Bates

Added: May 21, 2017

Views: 804
Comments: 1

Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 617329

A Northbound BN empty hopper train enter the Joint Line at Shawnee Junction under threatening skies at 6:30pm as an empty C&NW train awaits a signal to do the same.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Shawnee Junction, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: BN 8165
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 23, 1994


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: May 20, 2017

Views: 794
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 616860

STORM! Gales have whipped up the seas and the rains have started to fall as a Class 153 leads a 150 into Dawlish station. Waves were crashing up over the platform and onto the train.

Railroad: Great Western Railway
Locomotive: British Rail Class 153
Location: Dawlish, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 153377
Train ID: NA
Photo Date: April 30, 2017


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By: Bob Pickering (BP)

Added: May 16, 2017

Views: 961
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 616771

CREX 1308 gives a shove on a westbound oil train as it passes an eastbound grain empty at Lamphier siding east of Sprague, WA. The BNSF conductor from the grain train may get a little wet before h... (more)

Railroad: Citicorp Railmark Incorporated (CREX)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Sprague, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: CREX 1308
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 27, 2017


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: May 15, 2017

Views: 748
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 616289

With threatening skies behind, SP 3207 in SPSF colors cuts out the swing helpers at Loma Linda before proceeding Westward.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SDP45
Location: Loma Linda, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 3207
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1987


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By: John Shine

Added: May 11, 2017

Views: 1,146
Comments: 0

Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 616206

Springtime has finally arrived as this westbound grain train, heading for export at Eagle Pass, TX, pulls out of a slow moving rain squall and into the setting sun. Lady luck was on my side for th... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Lebo, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7058
Train ID: G RPHEAP9 09A
Photo Date: May 10, 2017


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By: Austin S....

Added: May 10, 2017

Views: 944
Comments: 4

Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 615988

A westbound Santa Fe intermodal train races an impending storm across the plains south of Raton, New Mexico. A matched set of five SD40-2s is more than enough power for the 43-car train.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Hebron, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5076
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 1985


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: May 09, 2017

Views: 909
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 615803

Ten, count 'em, ten EMD standard cabs lead two GE wide cabs and an SD70ACe on an empty Herzog ballast train during a May rain shower.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: Bowmansdale, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 2514
Train ID: 927
Photo Date: May 06, 2017


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By: Robert L. Sartain

Added: May 07, 2017

Views: 710
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8

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