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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Spark Out at MSHS Steam Show, Arcadia MD

Spark Out of 3 steam engines. Once the engine has a good bed of coals, saw dust and straw is thrown into the chamber, creating flames that can shoot up to 25 feet into the air. You get a sense of how large the flames are when compared to the silhouetted man shoveling in more fuel.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Arcadia, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Copyright: © David Kays