"EL2" industrial electric DC locomotive with snowblower fighting with snow at "Bakal mines railroad" tracks in the "blue hour". "EL2" series manufactured in East Germany from 1957 to 1967 for the needs of the USSR industry. There were built 230 locomotives. "Bakal mines" is one of the oldest iron ore mining in Russia and the oldest in the Southern Ural. The story of mines starts in 1757.
An ongoing/growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome, but seldom seen beauty of railroads because most of us don't go out after sundown or before sunrise. From dusk to dawn, lights are on! (And I continue to find new "Lights In The Night"!)