Railroad HDR Photography Highlights

Ada Louise Huxtable, an architecture critic, who received the Pulitzer Prize, once said: “Nothing was more up-to-date when it was built, or is more obsolete today, than the railroad station.” Indeed, railroad has been the symbol of the whole epoch, representing the human advance in technology and industrial development. Today, the world has changed a lot, but railroads still remain important and popular not only for delivering goods from one place to another, but also for delivering certain symbolic messages through visual art works, like HDR photographs, presented below.

With the meaningful details, pointed and emphasized by HDR technique, railroad photographs, included into this showcase, are filled with the spirit of changes and some delicate shades of nostalgic feelings. Railroad itself is perceived as the symbol of eternity and endlessness for it has no beginning and no end. Railroad stations can be treated as the signs of waiting, expectations, and hopes. Finally, railroad locomotives and cars are often featured at the photographs to express the heritage and former achievements, which created a reliable basement for our further progress and development.

Though, there is one more special quality, possessed by railroads, which has always attracted the attention of photographers. It is the versatility and diversity of railroad images. Railroad can personify progress and stagnation, loneliness and busyness, melancholy and joy… Cruzine has collected these HDR railroad photos to open up as many faces of the railroad as possible. Enjoy the photography, experience the feelings shared via the railroad photographs, and find the inspiration for your own creative works!

Ready to go back in the game – Locomotive 7002 by Gregg Obst

Ja1275 Locomotive by Phil Clark

Locomotive J1234 – 1939 – HDR by Phil Clark

Ba552 Locomotive by Phil Clark

Strasburg 90 rolling in by Sunset Sailor

Engine No. 794 by Terry Alexander

Scenic railroad new by David Helmuth

3016 by Norman Peters

The Age of Steam by Dave Harding

Steamloco by Adrian Loosli

Workshop by Simon Bull

Loco Cab View by Simon Bull

Morning Thunder by Chris Hardin

Tangmere by Steve Herring

Steam Almighty by chinkon

Baquedano HDR by Pablo Alberto Valenzuela

Locomotive 576 by Frank Kehren

CFR 50 764 by Atomhirsch

Loco-Motion….The Central of Georgia In The Round by Mike Criswell

Cheyenne Frontier Days Train by bridgepix

Rolling Thunder by gsketch2000

On the right, Western Class diesel hydraulic locomotive D1015 ‘Western Champion’ by Anguskirk

Class 59 diesel locomotive 59001 Yeoman Endeavour by Anguskirk

Sulzer Type 2 Diesel locomotive D7612 by Anguskirk

Harbour locomotive by Jens Auer

The Speeding Yellow Bullet by Matt Santomarco

Covered Wagon Train by bridgepix

CSX 8661 by Fredrick Glover

CSX 884 by Fredrick Glover

Elr_47765_1exp by Jon Martin

Centennial No. 6900 by astaebell

Budd RDC-1 Passenger Rail Car – Lehigh Valley Railroad # 40 by Gregg Obst

A powerful giant in its time… by Gregg Obst

Arizona Railway Museum, Chandler, Arizona by bridgepix

F40 Rat Rod by Douglas Johnson

Norfolk Southern by Douglas Johnson

“City of Salisbury” Amtrak F59PHI – Post Accident by Douglas Johnson

Southern Railway EMD FP-7 by Douglas Johnson

‘Deltic’ at Rawtenstall – HDR by stevesimages1

ZNTK [42] by Sylwester Czopek

ZNTK [10] by Sylwester Czopek

Class 66 by Mark George

Green Locomotive I by Henrik Sundholm

Train in SSF station (HDR) by Dominique Palombieri

Engine 5411 by Wolfgang Schlegl

BNSF Locomotive HDR by Matthew Gustke

West end Sunset-3 by Fredrick Glover

Grubenbahn by Tobias Mandt

NJT Arrow m.u. coach 1491 by Tony Shi

Malmö Central by Oliver Wilke

Class 86 by Mark George

BESANCON: Dimanche 28 juin 2009, départ la locomotive 25236 pour Lyon by Gilles Pretet

Electric locomotive by mickr405

E.656-448 by Alessandro Manfredi

388 – 402-041 PISA HDR_ 18-8-2008 – TIT 388 by Frank Andiver

TrenHotel Madrid-Paris by _altaria01669_

60019_10 by Jon Martin

Frankfurt Main Train Station by Andy Deitsch

L’attaque des doriphores / Insects attack ! by Dominik Fusina

At the platform 2 by Amund Nedland

HST #43 312 in National Express Livery by Mark George

NICE: La gare SNCF, Un TGV duplex à destination de Paris by Gilles Pretet

Broken Track by Pierre Contant

Tanker Car Damage by Pierre Contant

ZNTK [22] by Sylwester Czopek

Breckenridge Rotary Snowplow Park by bridgepix

Funky Railroad car in Chattanooga in HDR by Enterprise NCC-1701

Railway Bridge – HDR by Stefan Aberg

Heritage Square Railroad Bridge by bridgepix

The railroad tracks at Mill City by Zack Sheppard

Railroad by szasukephotography

Sunrise Over Kankakee Rails by amie_jason

::HDR:: Railroad (2) by David Gn

Canadian Pacific Railway by Wolfgang Schlegl

Railroad Station by Michael Völker

Station_West by Timothy Vogel

Union Station at Night by Matt Santomarco

Too fast ! by Dominik Fusina

A Train to Nowhere HDR by Isik Mater

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