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Saorge. SNCF.

Saorge. SNCF.

When railways become abandoned it doesn’t take long for bridges and tunnels to become unsafe or even collapse.

Abandoned Railways, Trains, Stations, Tunnels & Bridges

abandoned bridges and tunnels Abandoned Railways, Trains, Stations, Tunnels & Bridges

Extending around a circular loop within the fortified walls of Paris is an abandoned railway that once connected the city’s five main lines. Completed in 1852, the Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture has been partially abandoned since 1934 and completely silent for the last few years. The tracks and several stations remain intact, though its future is the subject of ongoing debate.

Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture: Abandoned "Belt Railway" in Paris

Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture: Abandoned “Belt Railway” Loops Around Paris

abandoned trains railways and stations 6 Abandoned Mega Machines: Jumbo Jets, Space Shuttle Transporters & More

Abandoned Mega-Machines: Jumbo Jets & More

abandoned trains railways and stations 6 Abandoned Mega Machines: Jumbo Jets, Space Shuttle Transporters &

Abandoned and haunted Lerchenberg Tunnel, Heilbronn, Germany

Railroad to Nowhere: 10 Haunting Abandoned Railway Lines: Urban Ghosts

Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Alco C420 at Winslow, Arkansas by Mike Danneman

Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Alco C420 at Winslow, Arkansas by Mike Danneman

Central station, Antwerp, Belgium  Antwerp’s ‘Railway Cathedral’ has its domed roof, iron and glass vaulted ceilings and lavishly decorated stone and marble interiors to thank for its landmark status – definitely fancier than your average interchange. Not only that but the station complex houses three levels of tracks, a shopping mall and a diamond gallery home to some 30 diamond shops.

11 of the World’s Coolest Train Stations

Central Station~Antwerp, Belgium~domed cathedral roof of iron and glass, vaulted ceilings and lavishly decorated stone and marble interiors

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