Mountain Trains – Symbiosis of Industry and Nature

At Cruzine we publish daily some interesting photography showcases, demonstrating multiple aspects of human lifestyle, culture, social and personal relationships, historical heritages, etc. In our showcases we have already touched upon the theme of trains and railroads as the most vivid symbols of the industrial revolution. Also we had many stunning photo galleries published, where mountains were at the key focus. Today we decided to display photographs, where these two incredibly interesting elements meet: mighty trains, created by men, and magnificent mountains, created by Mother Nature.

Mountain trains photography offers an exceptional and unique combination or better to say fusion of two pretty much different phenomena. A train, surrounded by monumental mountains, forms an interesting contrast to the virgin nature landscapes, revealing some special kind of aesthetics, where the peculiarities of both, nature and a train, are underlined. Mountain trains symbolize the passion of a human being to discover new lands, face the new challenges, overcome the obstacles, and eventually win the battle… Trains and railroads bring some urban element to mountain sceneries, and this makes the composition of the mountain train photographs even more interesting and unique.

Mountain Railway by Graham Skingley

Cog Railway by Night Owl City

The Foot of Montserrat Mountain by Ronnie Reffin

Snowdon mountain Railway # 9 Ninian by 40019 Caronia

The Snowdon Mountain Railway by Philip Perfect

Snaefell Mountain Railway No 2 by Mike Steadman

Wilderness Railway by Jessica Lee

1002 Zig Zag Railway by Enoch Law

Railway, at the summit, Snowdon, Wales by About The Library of Congress

Nilgiri Mountain Railway by Sarah Huffman

Mountain railway 2 by Ikeus

Zig Zag Railway by xxSandyxx

Whistler Mountaineer by bridgepix

Georgetown Loop Railroad by bridgepix

Fall Colors at Georgetown Loop Railroad by bridgepix

Railfanning, Keddie Wye by bridgepix

Ski Train by bridgepix

The Pike’s Peak Cog Railway at 14,115 Feet (4300+ m) by Michael Menefee

Bolan by Agha Waseem Ahmed

Pilatus Matthorn 028 by Shepherd & his Hot Dogs

Korridorzug ÖBB by Luca Farina

Steam Power by Malcolm Heaven

Toni’s Adventures in the monochrome Wonderland by Toni_V

Where Does The Rabbit Hole Goes ? by Agha Waseem Ahmed

Transandine Railway Bridge, Portillo, Chile by bridgepix

Smoking by bridgepix

100 Jahre Berninabahn by switzerland 08

Gornergratbahn rack railway | Matterhorn by Paul Biris

The Locomotive of the Merioneth and Llantisilly Rail Traction Company Limited by Mark Whitaker

Elisabethkirche by Anu Wintschalek

The Matterhorn by Graham McKenzie-Smith

UNESCO RhB Public festival – Landwasser by Stefan Rechsteiner

Blowdown on Horseshoe Curve by bridgepix

A mix Passenger Train emerging out of a Tunnel in Baluchistan by Agha Waseem Ahmed

Attock Bridge over River Indus. (Explored) by Agha Waseem Ahmed

…There she goes by Lorien, Joe & Moshe

Pushing back at Sandaoling by tarboat

Reshui, Inner Mongolia, China by VicWild

Photo by Máximo Panés

1999-02-15 Railway and Winter by beranekp

Train by solgas

Switzerland train in Alpes by CayenneS

Mountain Railway by Matthew Richins

Rhaetian Railway – Bernina III by Flavio Raviol

Ghost Train Out by Kobra Photography

Nilgiri train by ad2006

Train by Dmitriy Zaharov

Railroad by Spanish Sahara

View from the tunnel by Alexey Abramenko

Tua River by Ricardo Rodrigues da Silva


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With 30 years of life experience behind my shoulders, today I find myself focused mainly around two core values: my family (I am a happy husband and a proud father) and IT in its broadest meaning, including but not limited to hardware and software techniques and innovations. My special interest and true passion is photography. Here I am ready to put my signature under each word, once said by Dorothea Lange: “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Being a part of Cruzine team, I enjoy instant process of learning as well as sharing my own experience in photography and IT with the readers of this digital magazine.