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Fireworks - Lightning - Sparks
Sparks fly over the railroads from celebration fireworks, maintenance and repair "sparks", locomotive exhaust fireworks, and nature's light show.
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Photo ID: 661556

Two welders get horizontal to replace a worn out floor in the nose of Union Pacific SD40-2 No. 3071 during the locomotive’s transformation into a SD40N at UP’s Downing B. Jenks Shop at North Littl... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3071
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: May 18, 2015


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jun 18, 2018

Views: 3,895
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 659263

Several welders replace worn out floors and sheet metal during Union Pacific SD40-2 No. 3071’s transformation into a SD40N at the railroad’s Downing B. Jenks Shop at North Little Rock, Arkansas, o... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3071
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: May 19, 2015


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: May 27, 2018

Views: 2,412
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 657876

CSX maintenance of way and LORAM crews grind #2 track near Martinsburg, WV.

Railroad: Loram
Locomotive: Loram Railgrinder
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: LMIX 610
Train ID: NA
Photo Date: May 07, 2018


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By: Jon Wright

Added: May 13, 2018

Views: 551
Comments: 2

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 657460

A welder cleans up a field weld with a grinder after a large gang of Union Pacific maintenance-of-way workers replaced the frog at the west switch of Mounds, Utah, on the morning of May 11, 2006.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Hi-rail section truck
Location: Mounds, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: May 11, 2006


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: May 09, 2018

Views: 3,106
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 651268

Blacksmith at Work

The coal mine of Zenica is a dangerous place. They couldn’t afford the necessary investments in infrastructure for more than a decade. Many weeks the miners we... (more)

Railroad: Rudnik Zenica
Locomotive: Steam 0-6-0
Location: Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Locomotive #: 62 633
Train ID: -
Photo Date: October 06, 2014


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By: FarRail Tours

Added: Mar 12, 2018

Views: 1,103
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 648864

From the eastern edge of the mine, on the evening of January 17, 2018, we were able to experience and photograph spectacular sparks of the heavy-duty steam locomotive with its coal train.

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 17, 2018


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By: Jan-Henrik Sellin

Added: Feb 19, 2018

Views: 1,766
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Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 648799

Photographing these "Sparkly Trains" as they are often referred to can be a challenge. They are often photographed in the dark and spark output can vary greatly drastically changing the lighting c... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 08, 2018


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By: Travis Dewitz

Added: Feb 18, 2018

Screener's Choice
People's Choice 2

Views: 13,759
Comments: 5

Favorited: 59

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Photo ID: 648746

On September 28, 2011, inside Union Pacific’s De Soto, Missouri, car shop a welder grinds a repair to a freight car truck side frame that once belonged to UP covered hopper No. 980091. The repaire... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: none
Location: De Soto, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: September 28, 2011


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Feb 18, 2018

Views: 1,880
Comments: 1

Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 647916

A worker from Union Pacific’s De Soto car shop in Missouri cuts up damaged pieces from WPSX coal gon No. 1626 that is in the shop getting repairs done on September 28, 2011. These aluminum pieces ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: coal gon
Location: De Soto, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: WPSX 1626
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: September 28, 2011


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Feb 11, 2018

Views: 1,044
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 647788

On the evening of January 3rd 2018, a loaded Coal Train blasts out of the loading yard past 83 Station at the bottom of the grade out of Sandaoling Open Cut Coal Mine, Nth West China.

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: 8225
Train ID: JS Class
Photo Date: January 03, 2018


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By: John Peters

Added: Feb 10, 2018

Editor's Choice Photo
Screener's Choice
Photo of the Week
People's Choice 1

Views: 13,152
Comments: 5

Favorited: 107


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Photo ID: 642186

A welder inside Union Pacific’s De Soto, Missouri, car shop repairs a freight car truck side frame on September 28, 2011. Even through a welders mask, there’s a slight resemblance to a famous joll... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: none
Location: De Soto, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: September 28, 2011


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 24, 2017

Views: 2,196
Comments: 0

Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 642051

With an impressive sparks rain an unidentified 2-8-2 JS steamlocomotive is tackling the grade out of the pit at Sandaoling with a load of coal.

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 10, 2017


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Dec 23, 2017

People's Choice 2

Views: 3,744
Comments: 3

Favorited: 33

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Photo ID: 641957

After sunset an unidentified JS class is storming up the grade from the pit with an impressive sparks rain.

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: not known
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 12, 2017


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Dec 22, 2017

Views: 2,827
Comments: 1

Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 641401

It's about 7 F or -14 Celsius. The staff of the JS # 8225 2-8-2 steamlocomotive of the Sandaoling coal mine is warming up a frozen valve below the cab with a busket of red-hot coals.

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 16, 2017


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Dec 17, 2017

Views: 974
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 641328

At Union Pacific’s car shop in De Soto, Missouri, a welder repairs a freight car part in a fury of molten metal and flying sparks on the evening of September 28, 2011.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: n/a
Location: De Soto, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: September 28, 2011


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Dec 16, 2017

Views: 1,226
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7
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