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Photo ID: 637875

Now that's HOT!... The fusion of rails has just been made through the process of "Thermite Welding". Part of the hardened sand mould (which incloses and promotes the welding process) an... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Pyne, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: October 17, 2017


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By: Brandon Kirk

Added: Nov 13, 2017

Views: 10,805
Comments: 2

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 629640

If only these rails could talk, one wonders what over 100 years of history would say? Overnight rain and early morning sun hi-lite the details of this piece of rail on the WSOR just north of Adell... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin & Southern
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Adell, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 05, 2017


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Sep 06, 2017

Views: 3,588
Comments: 5

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 617654

"Locomotive Burnout"... After a train stalls in Roanoke with 110 loads of coal, power from another train was brought in to pull it over the hill. During the rescue attempt, wheel slippage occurre... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Roanoke, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: June 11, 2014


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By: Brandon Kirk

Added: May 23, 2017

Views: 5,075
Comments: 3

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 609138

Located in different sections throughout railway systems, rail joints provide room for expansion whenever necessary. To keep electrical continuity between the rail at the joint, a "bond wire" is ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Dickert, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: March 07, 2017


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By: Brandon Kirk

Added: Mar 07, 2017

Views: 3,125
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 608807

Resting on some 4x4 pieces of wood, a 6ft. section of rail has just undergone the process of Flash-Butt welding. The operator of a Chemetron hi-rail truck which houses the welding equipment, just... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Wadley, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: February 04, 2017


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By: Brandon Kirk

Added: Mar 04, 2017

Views: 5,323
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Favorited: 8


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Photo ID: 592739

Little is left of the C&NW's line between Fond Du Lac and Clyman Junction when this photo was taken in February of 1990. The fog and frost only add to the sense of abandonment.

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Clyman, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1990


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Oct 16, 2016

Views: 2,409
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 581658

No one wants to see rails be abandoned, especially when the become a tripping hazard! A tunnel of grass has formed, higher than the rail itself, on this out-of-service portion of track that used t... (more)

Railroad: Chicago & North Western Railroad
Locomotive: Rail
Location: St. Francis, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1989


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By: Greg Mross

Added: Jul 02, 2016

Views: 2,523
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 579906

Up close look at the head of a section of rail that has been grinded by a LORAM Rail Grinder. This process is used to restore the profile of rail and remove irregularities in the rail, which exte... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Broughton, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: June 07, 2016


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By: Brandon Kirk

Added: Jun 14, 2016

Views: 4,812
Comments: 2

Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 559587

This special track work at the CN Joliet yard certainly lives up to its name. Instead of using the traditional type of turnout for their yard ladder, this portion of the yard uses overlapping tur... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Joliet, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 2015


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Dec 24, 2015

Views: 6,374
Comments: 3

Favorited: 43

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Photo ID: 535505

Hot Rail The thermal effects of a recent field weld are evident on the web and top of the rail head at this new joint. The rail has just undergone an electric flash-butt welding process f... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Auburn, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 02, 2015


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Jun 20, 2015

Views: 5,040
Comments: 1

Favorited: 11


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Photo ID: 531237

A wonderful sunrise has begun to illuminate the rails and signal the start of a new day along the BNSF mainline between Pueblo and Denver in the Centennial state.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 2014


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By: Frank Orona

Added: May 18, 2015

Views: 1,713
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 520653

Now this is a compromise joint! Having to connect vastly different sized rails on this seldom used NS house track greatly illustrates how valuable compromise joints are and what they are m... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 01, 2014


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Feb 26, 2015

Views: 7,737
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Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 519688

Numerous mammatus clouds begin to gather and brew overhead as an afternoon thunderstorm makes its presence known atop the abandoned MoPac mainline on the flatlands of eastern Colorado. Special... (more)

Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Boone, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 06, 2014


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Feb 19, 2015

Views: 2,486
Comments: 3

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 512336

A pair of 50+ year old rail from former steel giants make up the second track mainline that runs through Lineville on the namesake CSX subdivision. While the Carnegie Edgar Thompson works ceased ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Lineville, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 21, 2014


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Dec 30, 2014

Views: 2,688
Comments: 3

Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 482570

A little off the top When brand new rail is connected to an existing one there is going to be the problem of matching the top of the rail heads to form a smooth running surface. Since the... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 27, 2014


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By: Frank Orona

Added: May 23, 2014

Views: 5,140
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7

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