In Indonesia, people lay on the railroad tracks. Why? Because they believe that the electric current that flows through the tracks can cure diseases. Is that railroad “zapping”? Well, sort of, I guess, but …
This is actually a vintage RMC Zapper, which is a spiker, a piece of railroad equipment that is an automatic spike driver. This one is in need of a little restoration work. It was probably owned by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad.
Image: 590nm IR