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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
After sunset an unidentified JS class is storming up the grade from the pit with an impressive sparks rain.
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.
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.
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)
The final end is approaching for ex CP Rail M-636 #4723 as the 16-251E engine block is being cut up.
Sparks fly as repairs are made to the 0-4-0's pilot.
Midnight charge: a dry storm hit me during the Depot-shoot.
The Summer of 2017 ended in dramatic fashion in Cincinnati as hundreds of thousands of people lined the riverfront for the 41st annual Western & Southern/ WEBN fireworks show. Several hundred peo... (more)