December 2nd, 2017

Audio of electricity violently sparking from railroad contact with a commuter train at Milford Station, Surrey. There had been a heavy frost over night causing ice to appear on the lines and workmen were trying to de-ice them. Due to the track power lines being iced, this caused a more violent electric outburst than usual when they came in contact with a train, and this was what one sounded like as the train tried to leave the station.

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"Electric Sparks, Railway, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org

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The sound was recorded using a "H1 Zoom recorder" on 25th November 2017.

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    ARHSAE 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Using this for a project for my course! Thanks so much

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    GregDinskisk 1 year, 10 months ago

    thank you this resolved something for me, especially the part where it sounds like a guy's chomping a carrot

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    MPierluissi 4 years, 9 months ago

    Very powerful. Awesome sample!

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    razielsghost 4 years, 11 months ago

    Downloaded this for my game, will give credit in the credits. Hope that will be enough :)

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    VanEyes 5 years, 6 months ago

    Good content. Might use for energy shield in a game, will make sure to credit if use, even modified. Thanks for the upload


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