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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: 697487

Painted in its signature Rio Grande tribute scheme, Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad SD40-2W 5342 (ex-CN 5342) sits in Lansdale, PA on the night of Saturday, May 18, 2019. Fireworks in the backg... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Northeastern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2W
Location: Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PN 5342
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: May 18, 2019


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: May 19, 2019

Views: 3,505
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 686988

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railroad
Locomotive: JS
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: JS 8197
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 15, 2019


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By: BarT

Added: Feb 10, 2019

Views: 1,515
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 685545

A special run out of the Sandaoling open Pit coal mine with what is called the "Sparkly Train". The crew runs the steam locomotive hard on the edge of wheel slip and creates an amazing show of bur... (more)

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 09, 2018


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By: Travis Dewitz

Added: Jan 27, 2019

Views: 3,827
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 685149

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Sandauling, China
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: No Charter
Photo Date: January 09, 2019


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By: Stefan Lohr

Added: Jan 24, 2019

Views: 1,360
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 683355

A welder inside Union Pacific’s De Soto, Missouri, car shop repairs a freight car truck side frame on September 28, 2011.

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: Jan 08, 2019

Views: 1,088
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5


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Photo ID: 681870

Fireworks begin to fill the night sky this July 4th as one of the larger pieces of equipment at the Pueblo Railway Museum, the Baldwin Locomotive Works built 4-8-4 steam locomotive Santa Fe 2912, ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 2912
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 04, 2017


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Dec 25, 2018

Views: 1,149
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 677427

At Union Pacific’s Downing B. Jenks Shop at North Little Rock, Arkansas, a welder (boilermaker by trade) carefully builds new lower pilot assemblies for the railroad’s SD40N rebuild program on May... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3151
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: May 18, 2015


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 14, 2018

Views: 4,909
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 676785

November 11th, 1918 marked the end of WWI. The anniversary is celebrated everywhere in France. In the railroad domain, a unique sounds and lights show was set up at the Burnhaupt station of the “T... (more)

Railroad: TTDA
Locomotive: Steam 0-6-0
Location: Burnhaupt-le-Haut, France
Locomotive #: 51
Train ID: -
Photo Date: November 03, 2018


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 09, 2018

Views: 2,166
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 672080

A Burlington Northern coal train powered by a matching quartet of GE C30-7s is ready to leave Alliance, Nebraska, on the eve of July 4, 1996. Courtesy of Mother Nature, the fireworks are starting ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Railroad
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Alliance, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: BN 5537
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 04, 1996


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Sep 28, 2018

Views: 3,387
Comments: 1

Favorited: 44
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Photo ID: 670066

An evening thunderstorm drifts slowly east out over the Atlantic, with lightning strikes lighting up the sky as I wait for a southbound FEC train.

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Melbourne, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 09, 2018


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By: John Doughty

Added: Sep 10, 2018

Views: 1,262
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 669523

A BNSF emd leads the nightly Tucson to Phoenix manifest train with monsoon storms raging to the east.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Gilbert, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 9182
Train ID: MTUPX 20
Photo Date: August 21, 2018


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By: Jake Siegel

Added: Sep 04, 2018

People's Choice 1

Views: 4,574
Comments: 5

Favorited: 65
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Photo ID: 669337

A heavy EB stack train fights it way upgrade at Sibyl on a beautiful stormy night

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Sibyl, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 02, 2018


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By: Cayden Smith

Added: Sep 03, 2018

People's Choice 2

Views: 2,998
Comments: 2

Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 669172

Actors came together at the RailGiants museum to give photographers a glimpse into the past. Many scenarios played out over the course of the night. In this scenario, a crew member is conducting m... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-12-2
Location: Pomona, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9000
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 18, 2018


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By: Nathaniel Holguin

Added: Sep 01, 2018

Views: 1,747
Comments: 0

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 668542

You can join our next photo tour to Sandaoling if you want to see the last original steam locomotives! The short group tour going to be in January 2019! Contact us: monrailpic@gmail.com

Railroad: Sandaoling Coal Mine Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sandaoling, China
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 23, 2017


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By: Temuulen.B

Added: Aug 26, 2018

Views: 1,832
Comments: 0

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 667955

No Rain in California? Fine, We'll Make Our Own. Reenactor San Calderwood, of both Rail Giants and Santa Fe 3751 steam crew fame, gives photographers at the 2018 Rail Giants Train Museum N... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-12-2
Location: Pomona, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9000
Train ID: None
Photo Date: August 18, 2018


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Aug 20, 2018

Views: 3,668
Comments: 0

Favorited: 15

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