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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: 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: 961
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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: 1,632
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Favorited: 21
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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: 13,334
Comments: 5

Favorited: 57

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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: 1,793
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: 966
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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

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People's Choice 1

Views: 12,505
Comments: 5

Favorited: 101
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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: 2,126
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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: 3,602
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: 2,736
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: 909
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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: 1,179
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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: 5,406
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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: 9,990
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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: 703
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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: 4,226
Comments: 6

Favorited: 72

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