When it comes to creating incredible images of trains, Tamas Rizsavi is definitely on the right track, as is manifestly evident from his breathtaking portfolio. For the past five years, the 29-year-old, from Hungary, has traveled around Europe – sometimes by railway, but also by car and plane – snapping stunning photos of trains in jaw-dropping landscapes. Hop on board and see some of his incredible images…
This incredible drone shot shows a train rumbling over the epic double-story Kalte Rinne viaduct near the town of Breitenstein on Austria’s breathtaking Semmering railway, which crosses 16 major viaducts and over 100 smaller bridges as it snakes for 41km (25 miles) between Lower Austria and Styria. The line has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1998.
A jaw-dropping nighttime shot of the curving Kalte Rinne viaduct. Tamas said: ‘I’ve come home so many times and the picture that I’ve wanted has failed. But when it does succeed, it’s a huge pleasure.’
Rays of sunshine reach out over the trees to a train on the Semmering line, which was constructed by 20,000 workers between 1848 and 1854. Its highest point is 895m (2,936ft) above sea level.
A train blurs through a beautiful valley in Switzerland on the country’s Rhaetian Railway, which has been running since 1889, according to its website. Thirty per cent of the network lies above 1,500m (4,921ft).
Tamas said: ‘I have loved trains since my childhood. I attended a special school where I learned all about the railway and obtained my train driver’s licence.’ Pictured is the Rhaetian Railway’s stunning 65m-high (213ft) Landwasser Viaduct, which opened in 1909. The bridge lies on a stretch of line that’s been Unesco-listed since 2008.
Switzerland’s 89m (292ft) high Wiesen Viaduct which, thrillingly, you can cross on foot via a segregated walkway.
Thirty per cent of Switzerland’s Rhaetian Railway, pictured, holds Unesco World Heritage status.
In order to get the perfect shot, Tamas said you have to ‘find a special train, the perfect location and have suitable weather’. Pictured is the Rhaetian Railway, which seemingly looks spectacular whatever the weather.
Dedication: So far, Tamas has traveled to five countries across Europe to take train pictures. This electrifying image was taken in Switzerland.
Pictured is one of the most dazzling architectural gems of the Rhaetian Railway – the Brusio spiral viaduct, which was built in 1908 to allow trains to navigate a steep part of the landscape along a gradient that didn’t exceed the seven per cent maximum.