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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: 774596

As a severe thunderstorm heads through Palm Bay, Florida and out over the Atlantic, it sends out a large lightning bolt behind the crossing gates where the new second main line for the new Brightl... (more)

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Palm Bay, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 2021


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By: John Doughty

Added: Jun 16, 2021

Views: 780
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 773374

The 1880 Train's engines rest outside the railroad's Hill City shops as a thunderstorm rolls through the Black Hills.

Railroad: Black Hills Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Hill City, South Dakota, USA
Locomotive #: BHC 63
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 2021


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By: EMDGT22

Added: Jun 01, 2021

Views: 4,859
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 772800

A welder works on Helm Financial Corp. (HLCX) EMD GP38-2 No. 3837 at the boilermakers area inside the vast halls of Union Pacific’s Downing B. Jenks Shop at North Little Rock, Arkansas, on May 18,... (more)

Railroad: Helm Financial Corp. (HLCX)
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: HLCX 3837
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: May 18, 2015


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: May 25, 2021

Views: 5,173
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 771166

Pete Lerro and Lerro Photography held a charter at Cass Scenic Railroad on May 1st. Mower Lumber # 4 and Greenbrier & Elk River sit at the station waiting for their next assignment as fireworks l... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: 3 Truck Shay
Location: Cass, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 5
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 01, 2021


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By: Matt Thomas

Added: May 06, 2021

Views: 1,454
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 768897

The rack railroad from Vitznau to the Rigi, opened in 1871 as the first mountain railroad in Europe, already had a turntable with two intersecting rack tracks at the bottom station to enable the c... (more)

Railroad: Rigibahnen
Locomotive: none
Location: Vitznau, Switzerland
Locomotive #: none
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 12, 2021


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Apr 12, 2021

Views: 3,502
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13


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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: 818
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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, 2020


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By: John Doughty

Added: Apr 02, 2021

People's Choice 2

Views: 4,759
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Favorited: 13
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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: 1,632
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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: 1,147
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8
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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: 2,950
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: 2,093
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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: 2,620
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: 6,768
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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: 11,963
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: 1,259
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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