SOME ARE EYESORES, drawing vandalism and their share of vermin. Others are shut up tight, weathering years of neglect. Either way, I’m drawn in. I romanticize train travel the way people my parents’ age romanticize trolleys, or paying 5 cents to go to the movies.And I’m not the only one who stops to look at abandoned train stations.
Folkestone, Kent, UK
This train line has opened and closed a number of times since it first reached Folkestone in 1843. The entire line was shut down in 2002...and has subsequently re-opened and closed again. Local train enthusiasts hope to get the line running once more, but it’s not clear whether this station would be refurbished either way.Photo: tobyct