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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: 801414

A single Union Pacific SD70M, 4036, lays over at the railroad’s West Anaheim Yard, indicating that the latest Anaheim Hauler from West Colton must not have been very lengthy, as they usua... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Anaheim, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4036
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 24, 2022


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Apr 25, 2022

Views: 3,508
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 797995

Nick Scheresky uses an acetylene torch to cut off a bolt on the frame of one of the Nevada Northern's original wood boxcars. Keeping hundred year old equipment in service is the name of the game a... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN 1025
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 08, 2022


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By: Will Ebbert

Added: Mar 14, 2022

Views: 1,408
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Favorited: 3
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Photo ID: 795113

IC 3719, a 2-6-0, undergoes a cosmetic restoration at the Illinois Railway Museum.

Railroad: Illinois Central
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-0
Location: Union, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: IC 3719
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 29, 2022


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By: Dave Zeman

Added: Feb 09, 2022

Views: 1,210
Comments: 0

Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 791421

Railroad: Private
Locomotive: 749
Location: Malovice, Czech Republic
Locomotive #: 749.262
Train ID: SEx 11963
Photo Date: December 31, 2021


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By: Dalibor Palko

Added: Dec 31, 2021

Views: 1,024
Comments: 0

Favorited: 3
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Photo ID: 791379

Happy New Year! Red double arrow "Churchil-Pfeil" RAe 4/8 # 1021 of the SBB, built in 1939, standing in Brunnen on the swiss national day.

Railroad: SBB
Locomotive: RAe 4/8
Location: Brunnen, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 1021
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 01, 2014


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Dec 31, 2021

Views: 901
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Favorited: 6


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Photo ID: 790235

On a storm filled night in Southern Missouri, a Southbound BNSF manifest patiently holds the main at Diggins Siding.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Diggins, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7958
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 10, 2021


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By: Spencer T. Whitman

Added: Dec 17, 2021

People's Choice 4

Views: 2,975
Comments: 2

Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 789685

An empty coal train holds the siding at Diggins as a Southbound manifest rolls by on the main and the lightning of an encroaching storm surges across the sky.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Diggins, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8494
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 10, 2021


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By: Spencer T. Whitman

Added: Dec 11, 2021

People's Choice 3

Views: 2,947
Comments: 0

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 788811

ZAP! After a lot of patience, I captured a good sized arc, or the visible discharge of electricity between the catenary wire and pantograph's carbon strips. At high speeds, some arcing is ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ACS-64
Location: Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 618
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 2019


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By: Matt Donnelly

Added: Nov 30, 2021

People's Choice 4

Views: 3,692
Comments: 3

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 788343

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Hami, China
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 22, 2020


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By: Temuulen.B

Added: Nov 25, 2021

Views: 744
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 784741

Florida East Coast train FEC 208, led by FEC 815, streaks north across the Crane Creek bridge in downtown Melbourne while lightning streaks across the sky. Work to complete the first new bridge i... (more)

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Melbourne, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FEC 815
Train ID: FEC 208
Photo Date: October, 2021


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By: John Doughty

Added: Oct 16, 2021

Views: 1,602
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Favorited: 6


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Photo ID: 784447

While the Trains Magazine photoshoot was primarily about #81, we did get a chance to get a look at #40 in the shop, currently down for its FRA mandated "1472" inspection. Here we see a member of ... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NN 40
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 08, 2021


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By: Scott Turner

Added: Oct 13, 2021

Views: 1,886
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 783702

Just For Show. No actual flat cars were harmed during this demonstration at the night shoot at Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum in Willimantic, Connecticut on Saturday, October 2, 2021.

Railroad: Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum
Locomotive: Flat Car
Location: Willimantic, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: UNK
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: October 02, 2021


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Oct 04, 2021

Views: 1,392
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 783509

Visiting a freight car scrapper brings to mind the mythical elephants’ graveyard, as one is surrounded by the massive carcasses of rail cars whose useful lives have ended. Morbidly slicing them... (more)

Railroad: Union Tank Car Company
Locomotive: Tank Car
Location: East Chicago, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 24, 2021


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Oct 02, 2021

Views: 4,601
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 781542

With a large lightning storm overhead, the Tuscola-based 200 job power sits quiet for the night.

Railroad: First Union Rail (FURX)
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Tuscola, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: FURX 5554
Train ID: DREI 200
Photo Date: September 07, 2021


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By: Jackson Vandeventer

Added: Sep 08, 2021

People's Choice 4

Views: 5,622
Comments: 5

Favorited: 37
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Photo ID: 778851

A slight sprinkle of rain falls as Loram grinds away sending sparks flying off the to the side. This was the first grinding of the newly laid ribbon rail from almost a year ago on the CSX Bowline ... (more)

Railroad: Loram
Locomotive: LORAM
Location: Naylor, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: RG414
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 05, 2021


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By: Allan R. Willams Jr.

Added: Aug 08, 2021

Views: 1,285
Comments: 1

Favorited: 4
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