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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: 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: 1,273
Comments: 0

Favorited: 6
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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: 2,368
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: 6,246
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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

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Views: 11,154
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 ... (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: 1,114
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8

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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: 1,628
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: 5,043
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: 1,138
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9

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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: 1,169
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12

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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: 4,780
Comments: 3

Favorited: 20


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Photo ID: 730573

Arizona's monsoon season are like no other. From June to October, rain, rainbows, and thunder happen nearly daily. July 17, 2017 was no exception. Here, the sounds of four GE locomotives pulling a... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Valentine, Arizona, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8283
Train ID: Q LACNSA3 16L
Photo Date: July 17, 2017


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Mar 29, 2020

People's Choice 3

Views: 2,862
Comments: 4

Favorited: 32

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Photo ID: 724689

Farewell to Patrick

After lots of pictures from South America, back in France for some TGV nostalgia: TGV #01, the first unit of the first generation TGV was celebrated today on the ... (more)

Railroad: SNCF
Locomotive: Sud-Est TGV
Location: Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France
Locomotive #: TGV 01
Train ID: -
Photo Date: February 05, 2020


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 05, 2020

Views: 4,489
Comments: 2

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 722300

Fireworks explode over the Union Pacific 4014 Big Boy, as it spends a very cold, clear night next to the Nevada County Depot and Museum in Prescott, Arkansas. Special thanks to the Mayor, City ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-8-4
Location: Prescott, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4014
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 12, 2019


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By: John Doughty

Added: Jan 10, 2020

Views: 1,420
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 721262

Happy New Year! - 2020 - New Year celebration in downtown of Budapest

Railroad: BKV (Budapest Transport Company)
Locomotive: Ganz KCSV-7
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 1364
Photo Date: January 01, 2019


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By: Gábor Kovács Dödi

Added: Dec 31, 2019

Views: 3,853
Comments: 2

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 717264

Fireworks explode above the Union Pacific 4014, and well, one that exploded on the street to the left of the Big Boy that didn't quite function as expected. A very special thank you the Mayor, C... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-8-4
Location: Prescott, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4014
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 12, 2019


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Nov 22, 2019

Views: 1,467
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10

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