Abandoned Train Stations

Abandoned Train Stations

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Mysterious ghost stations forgotten beneath the cities of Paris and London; desolate grand rail hubs in the Pyrenean mountains; metro stations in China that terminate in a wasteland; Abandoned Train Stations looks at some of the thousands of disused station buildings, platforms, lines, tunnels, and rail yards left behind by modernity.
Organised by continent, this book takes the reader to every corner of the globe. Explore Canfranc International Railway Station, once a busy mountain hub of international travel between France and Spain; see the eerily empty platform at Kings Cross Thameslink, London, today a service tunnel following the station's closure in the early 2000s; examine the grandiose Michigan Central Train Station in Detroit, an historic Amtrak rail depot, and once the tallest rail station in the world; marvel at the dusty, overgrown shell of Abkhazia's once beautiful railway station in Psyrtskha, a physical legacy of the former Soviet era in the Caucasus; see the disused Tiwanaku train station, situated almost 4,000 metres above sea level in the Bolivian Andes; or learn about the fascinating Istvantelek Train Yard, in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, better known as the 'Red Star train graveyard' because of its many Soviet-era engine wrecks.
Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, Abandoned Train Stations provides a fascinating pictorial journey through the little-known remnants of rail transport infrastructure from every part of the world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 233 x 303 x 25mm | 1,400g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 180 photos; 180 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1838861998
  • 9781838861995

Table of contents

Contents include:

Europe
Clifton Rocks Railway, Bristol, England
Swanbourne Station, Buckinghamshire, England
Loudwater Station, near Wycombe, England
Spencer Road Halt railway station, Surrey, England
Folkestone Harbour Railway Station, England
Healey Mills Marshalling Depot, Yorkshire, England,
Thameslink Pentonville Road, London, England
Coombe Road Railway Station, London
Kingsway Tramway Subway at Southampton Row, Holborn, London
Crouch End Station, London
Down Street, London
Eastern platform of Strand tube station, London
Aldwych Tube Station, London
Waiting room on the Dunfermline to Alloa Line, Scotland
Corrour Station, Fort William, Scotland
Parkmore narrow gauge station, N. Ireland
Adare Railway Station, Ireland
Valkyrie Plass T-Bane station, Oslo, Norway
Ringstabekk, Oslo metro, Norway
Aachen, Germany
Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Bahnbetriebswerk Pankow-Heinersdorf in Berlin, Germany
Natur-Park Sudgelande, Berlin, Germany
La Petite Ceinture, Paris, France C
roix-Rouge, Paris, France
Saint-Martin station, Paris, France
Gare du Nord USFRT, Paris, France
Brignoles, France
Montzen station, Belgium
Canfranc International Railway Station, Spain
former railway station in Galacia, Spain
Lagos Old Railway Station, Lagos, Portugal
Monte Romano, Italy
Bacoli, Italy
Potamos, Evros, Thraki (Thrace), Greece
Belgrade, Serbia
Brcko, Bosnia
Kacov Station, Czech Republic
Brno, Czech Republic
Knizhovnik, Bulgaria
Czestochowa train depot, Poland
Istvantelek Train Yard, Budapest, Hungary
Kiev subway, Ukraine
Tunnel of Love, Klevan, Ukraine
Yanov Train Station, near Chernobyl, Ukraine
Kirovsk, Russia
Hall Railway Station Psyrtskha, New Athos, Georgia
Gudauta station, Abkhazia
Psyrtskha Railway Station, Abkhazia

The Americas
Santa Fe Railroad, New Mexico, United States
Redlands, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Michigan Central Train Station, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Keeler, California, United States
16th Street Station, Oakland, California, USA
Union Station, Gary, Indiana, USA Thurmond, West Virginia, USA
Station of Ronceverte, West Virginia
Cincinnati Subway, Cincinnati, Ohio
Gilroy, California, United States
City Hall Subway Station, New York, USA
Worth Street station, New York, USA
New York Central Terminal railroad station,
Buffalo, New York
Rhyolite, near Death Valley, Nevada, United States
Paris, Kentucky, USA
Old Central Station, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Trinidad, Cuba
La Quemada, Jalisco, Mexico
Colonia del Sacramento Railway Station, Uruguay
Estacion Caipe, Argentina
Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco), Bolivia
Baquedano, Antofagasta, Chile

Asia and the Pacific
Takachiho Amaterasu Railway, Japan
Jinhua, China
Caojiawan metro station in Chongqing, China
Fushouling Station, Beijing, China
Guilin, Guangxi Province, China
Jurong railway line, Singapore
Tanjong Pagar station, Singapore
Ulu Yam railway station, Selangor, Malaysia
Mae klong Railway station, Samut Songkhram, Thailand
Battambang, Cambodia
Begunkodor Railway Station, Purulia District, India
Danushkodi Railway Station, Tamil Nadu, India
Lahore Railway Station, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Helensburgh Railway Station, New South Wales, Australia
Jincumbilly Station, Bombala, New South Wales, Australia
Loftus Tram Shed, Sydney, Australia

Africa and the Middle East
Tripoli Station, El-Mina, Tripoli, Lebanon
Hejaz railway station, Mudawwara, Saudi Arabia
Grasplatz, Luderitz, Namibia
Abandoned station building, Sudan Bamako, Mali, West Africa
Saint Louis, Senegal
Wyke railway station, Western Cape
Assuncao, Namibe province, Angola
Disused Train Shed, East Africa Railway, Iganga, Eastern Uganda
Ethio-djibouti railway station, Dire dawa, Ethiopia
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About David Ross

David Ross specialises in maritime, engineering and railway history and he has written and contributed to numerous books on these subjects. His most recent books are Abandoned Industrial Places, Rail Journeys, Bridges, Coast, Lighthouses, Ships Visual Encyclopedia, The Essential Naval Identification Guide: Submarines 1914-Present, Great Warships and The World's Greatest Battleships.
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