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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: 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: 1,848
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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: 3,114
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: 2,420
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15

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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: 667
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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: 977
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Favorited: 7


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Photo ID: 638190

The "Clinchfield 676" dwarfs the Union Pacific support truck as the sparks fly from minor surgery taking place on the running board. The giant locomotive had sideswiped some coal hopper... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-6-4
Location: Kingsport, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: CRR 676
Train ID: Extra
Photo Date: November 20, 1992


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Nov 17, 2017

Views: 5,113
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Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 631919

The final end is approaching for ex CP Rail M-636 #4723 as the 16-251E engine block is being cut up.

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: MLW M-636
Location: Farnham, Canada
Locomotive #: CP 4723
Train ID: Static Display
Photo Date: September 26, 2017


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By: Frank Jolin

Added: Sep 27, 2017

Views: 9,780
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 631531

Sparks fly as repairs are made to the 0-4-0's pilot.

Railroad: Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Willimantic, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: CERR 10
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 23, 2017


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By: Jaiden Jadczak

Added: Sep 24, 2017

Views: 609
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Favorited: 2
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Photo ID: 631192

Midnight charge: a dry storm hit me during the Depot-shoot.

Railroad: Austria Federal Railways (ÖBB)
Locomotive: 1144
Location: Villach, Austria
Locomotive #: 1144 017-1
Train ID: ----
Photo Date: August 26, 2017


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By: Károly Szélig

Added: Sep 21, 2017

People's Choice 1

Views: 3,869
Comments: 6

Favorited: 71

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Photo ID: 629349

The Summer of 2017 ended in dramatic fashion in Cincinnati as hundreds of thousands of people lined the riverfront for the 41st annual Western & Southern/ WEBN fireworks show. Several hundred peo... (more)

Railroad: Cincinnati Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: CRC 55
Train ID: Cincinnati Dinner Tr
Photo Date: September 03, 2017


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By: Brian Sellers

Added: Sep 04, 2017

Views: 1,269
Comments: 2

Favorited: 20


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Photo ID: 629189

New Mexico Rail Runner with engine 102 sits at the Santa Fe, New Mexico station awaiting it's scheduled southbound departure as a thunderstorm rumbles over the Sangre De Cristo mountains in the ba... (more)

Railroad: New Mexico Railrunner Express
Locomotive: MPI MP36PH-3C
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: NMRX102
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 01, 2017


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By: Kristian Thompson

Added: Sep 02, 2017

Views: 1,208
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 625727

The annual Rockingham Old Homes Day fireworks train, operated by Green Mountain Railroad in conjunction with the Great Falls Regional Chamber Of Commerce, is seen along the Connecticut River durin... (more)

Railroad: Vermont Rail System
Locomotive: Alco RS-1
Location: Bellows Falls, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: GMRC 405
Train ID: GMRC Pass Extra
Photo Date: August 05, 2017


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Aug 06, 2017

Views: 1,225
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 622645

On July 12017, the Chamborigaud viaduct on the famous Cévennes Line celebrated its 150th anniversary

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: 141R
Location: Chamborigaud, France
Locomotive #: 141R 1298
Train ID: -
Photo Date: July 01, 2017


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By: JL Poggi 100% steam

Added: Jul 09, 2017

Views: 4,352
Comments: 2

Favorited: 35

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Photo ID: 622219

Tweetsie number 12 sits behind the crowd watching on at the magnificent display of fireworks. Happy 241st America! Happy 100th number 12! Happy 60th Tweetsie!

Railroad: Tweetsie Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: TRR 12
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: July 04, 2017


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By: Matthew DeLanghe

Added: Jul 05, 2017

Photo of the Week
People's Choice 1

Views: 9,577
Comments: 15

Favorited: 98
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Photo ID: 622163

Happy birthday, America!

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Sandpoint, Idaho, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8199
Train ID: H MINPAS1 02A
Photo Date: July 04, 2017


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By: Steven M. Welch

Added: Jul 05, 2017

Views: 964
Comments: 0

Favorited: 15
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