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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: 693864

The four SP "Daylight" engines, led by 7032, sit in the rain on a cold, dreary day in the Eugene Yard.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: MK TE70-4S
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SP 7032
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 19, 1986


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Apr 12, 2019

Views: 4,845
Comments: 5

Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 693793

The rain has been non-stop all day in the Mid-Atlantic region, causing flooding, poor road visibility, and my shoes to become soaked. Meanwhile in Ashland, a southbound CSX manifest trundles past ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Ashland, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 949
Train ID: CSX Q301
Photo Date: March 21, 2019


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By: Chris Henchey

Added: Apr 11, 2019

Views: 1,664
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 693623

A lite rain is falling as CSX 4054, CSX 5263, and CSX 8435 spend the evening in the Mulberry yard. CSX 4054 is the former L&N 3583, and CSX 8435 is the former B&O 7593.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Mulberry, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 4054, CSX 5263
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 09, 2019


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By: John Doughty

Added: Apr 09, 2019

Views: 767
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Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 693599

It is about 4:00 in the morning as lightning illuminates the clouds of a severe thunderstorm that is approaching Heavener, Oklahoma. KCS 4604 waits in the yard for the next crew to take its train... (more)

Railroad: Kansas City Southern Railway
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Heavener, Oklahoma, USA
Locomotive #: KCS 4604, KSC 4735
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 09, 2019


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Apr 09, 2019

Views: 556
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 693570

A thunderstorm has just cleared and early evening light bathes Proctor yard as a loaded limestone train for Minntac departs north. There are still plenty of older EMD units assigned to Proctor.

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: SD40-3
Location: Proctor, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: DMIR 402
Train ID: U-715
Photo Date: April 08, 2019


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Apr 08, 2019

Views: 7,340
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Favorited: 18


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Photo ID: 693033

Rain pours down upon the Mon Valley as southbound empties bound for Bailey Mine prepare to meet counterpart N21 between CP ARK and GATE on the NS Mon Line.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60E
Location: Clarksville, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6964
Train ID: NS N22
Photo Date: February 17, 2019


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By: Ben Sutton

Added: Apr 03, 2019

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Photo ID: 692913

Westbound coal flies along the CSX Mon Sub passing boats out to pasture near Bunola, PA

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Bunola, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 931
Train ID: CSX
Photo Date: March 25, 2019


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By: Ben Sutton

Added: Apr 02, 2019

Views: 6,863
Comments: 1

Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 692660

A loaded coal train bound for Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. rolls through a stormy afternoon on the UP Gila Sub. This being an insane day in Southern Arizona with snow in Tucson and other rare location... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70AH
Location: Maricopa, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9044
Train ID: CSVGU 20
Photo Date: February 22, 2019


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By: Jake Siegel

Added: Mar 31, 2019

Views: 2,672
Comments: 3

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 692020

During a severe Spring thunderstorm that brought hail, strong winds, and lots of lightning to the area, 362 crests the Racoon Mountain grade at Whiteside with a increasingly rare all EMD consist. ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD80MAC
Location: Whiteside, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7217
Train ID: NS 362
Photo Date: March 25, 2019


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By: Matt Jones

Added: Mar 25, 2019

Views: 3,771
Comments: 6

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Photo ID: 692019

Short trackage rights slop freight 362 winds down the steep Racoon Mountain grade as it gets closer and closer to it's destination of DeButts Yard in Chattanooga. Heavy thunderstorms have just hit... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD80MAC
Location: Wildwood, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7217
Train ID: NS 362
Photo Date: March 25, 2019


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By: Matt Jones

Added: Mar 25, 2019

Views: 932
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Favorited: 5


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Photo ID: 691354

The "Silver Pilot" and the "Nebraska Zephyr" complete a switching move during a thunder storm.

Railroad: Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Locomotive: EMC E5A
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: CBQ 9911-A
Train ID: display
Photo Date: July 23, 2016


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By: Rob Schreiner

Added: Mar 20, 2019

Views: 1,403
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 691231

Dark rain clouds hang in the valley as Norfolk Southern train M23 approaches Old Fort, NC after having passed through the famed Loops.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Old Fort, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: 9013
Train ID: M23
Photo Date: February 16, 2019


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By: John Fry

Added: Mar 19, 2019

Views: 1,007
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 691132

Heritage unit UP 1983 leads a train south under stormy skies.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Goshen, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1983
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 12, 2019


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By: Randy Johnson

Added: Mar 18, 2019

Views: 977
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 688536

Sunrise in Powder River Basin
An isolated morning thunderstorm dissipates and rolls east as another BNSF coal train treads the busy rails of the Orin Line into Powder River Basin south o... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Bill, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 30, 2009


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Feb 23, 2019

Views: 1,094
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Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 688326

Trains and Planes Under Threatening Skies. A passing storm system dumps rain in the background across the high desert as PRLX works a cut of cars to the transfer point with Union Pacific's ... (more)

Railroad: Progress Rail Services
Locomotive: EMD SW9
Location: Mojave, California, USA
Locomotive #: PRLX 711
Train ID: None
Photo Date: February 18, 2019


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Feb 21, 2019

Views: 1,494
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10

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