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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.
Photo Album By: John Doughty
 
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Photo ID: 768398

NNRY archivist Con T. works on the front of locomotive 81 during one of our night photo shoots.

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NNRY 81
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 26, 2021


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By: Ben Kuhns

Added: Apr 07, 2021

Views: 682
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 767870

Cloud to ground and spider lightning fans out across the sky above the Florida East Coast Railway. Brand new crossing gates have been installed in Palm Bay in preparation for the second main line ... (more)

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: NA
Location: Melbourne, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 29, 2020


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By: John Doughty

Added: Apr 02, 2021

People's Choice 2

Views: 3,581
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 765172

NNRY archivist Con Trumbull works on the front of locomotive 81 during one of our night photo shoots. The railroad's motto "Safety First" is painted over the door to the engine house. ... (more)

Railroad: Nevada Northern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Ely, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: NNRY 93
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 26, 2021


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By: Ben Kuhns

Added: Mar 05, 2021

Views: 1,475
Comments: 0

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 764862

End of a gala day at Tanfield railway. locomotives are being disposed of, which entails the dropping of the fire. Y7 1310 has the last pieces of fire dumped from its firebox

Railroad: Tanfield Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-6-0
Location: Gateshead, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 07, 2012


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By: davehewitt

Added: Mar 02, 2021

Views: 1,074
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 756115

rail track repair work...

Railroad: Mongolian Railway
Locomotive: M62UMM
Location: Batsumber, Mongolia
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 06, 2020


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By: Batkhurel.N

Added: Dec 04, 2020

People's Choice 4

Views: 2,870
Comments: 3

Favorited: 23


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Photo ID: 754879

GLC 382, 393 and 396 which at the time represented the 3 types of active locomotives on the roster sit outside the companies Owosso shops for a few hours of night time activities, the local firewo... (more)

Railroad: Great Lakes Central
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Owosso, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: GLC 393
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 29, 2020


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By: Steven Mckay

Added: Nov 21, 2020

Views: 1,903
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 747077

Cloud to ground and spider lightning fans out across the sky above the Florida East Coast Railway. Brand new crossing gates are being installed in Palm Bay in preparation for the second main line... (more)

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: NA
Location: Palm Bay, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 29, 2020


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By: John Doughty

Added: Sep 04, 2020

Views: 2,566
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 747049

A Wisconsin Central welder has just lit off a thermite weld pot on the WC main line at Duplainville, Wisconsin, on March 23, 1996. A one-time-use form is attached to the rails surrounding the join... (more)

Railroad: Wisconsin Central
Locomotive: none
Location: Duplainville, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: March 23, 1996


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Sep 03, 2020

Views: 6,628
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 746763

20 seconds into my time exposure and this happened. A single bolt of lightning from a severe thunderstorm moving out over the Atlantic, fanned out across the entire sky. Brand new crossing gates... (more)

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: NA
Location: Palm Bay, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 29, 2020


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By: John Doughty

Added: Aug 31, 2020

Photo of the Week
People's Choice 1

Views: 11,827
Comments: 4

Favorited: 48
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Photo ID: 744141

Sparks Fly At Porter Track workers smooth out a bumpy rail at Porter Square after a week of work on track 2. During this week, a new section of rail was installed at Porter to replace an... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 31, 2019


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By: Sam Dwyer

Added: Aug 03, 2020

Views: 1,227
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9


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Photo ID: 741739

"Smoothing the Rail at Farmingdale" A Long Island Rail Road track worker smooths out a recent thermite weld at the Secatogue Ave grade crossing on Main Line 1. Thermite welding i... (more)

Railroad: Long Island Railroad
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Farmingdale, New York, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 01, 2020


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By: Greg Grice

Added: Jul 08, 2020

Views: 1,734
Comments: 0

Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 741330

RED, WHITE, BLUE AND PC TOO! When New York Central 41788 was built in the Despatch Shops at East Rochester, New York and began service in 1956 it was used as an automobile hauler before today’s m... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: NA
Location: Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PC 184301
Train ID: NA
Photo Date: July, 2019


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By: Jon Wright

Added: Jul 04, 2020

Views: 5,376
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 739735

Lightning from a severe thunderstorm streaks across the sky above the UP 1725.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1725
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 04, 2014


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Jun 18, 2020

Views: 1,238
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 737450

Union Pacific 1049 is tied down for the night as a thunderstorm rolls through Malvern, Arkansas.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP60
Location: Malvern, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1049
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 2020


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By: James R Doughty

Added: May 26, 2020

Views: 1,281
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 735045

Mid track at Mid Grade. For many, the reality of Norfolk Southern removing the former Pennsylvania Railroad signals on its Harrisburg and Pittsburgh Divisions really hit home on Sunday, May 5, 201... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: May 05, 2019


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: May 05, 2020

Views: 4,948
Comments: 3

Favorited: 20
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