Monday, June 27, 2022

Abandoned Train Stations


Abandoned Train Stations is a beautifully curated collection of photographs from abandoned and neglected railway stations edited by David Ross. Due out 13th Sept 2022 from Amber Books, it's 224 pages and will be available in hardcover format. 

This is a beautiful collection of photographs, many of them full page and in colour. The entries are arranged geographically in chapters by region: Europe, Africa & the Middle East, Asia & the Pacific, North America, and South America & the Caribbean. Each entry is accompanied by a short caption giving tantalising glimpses into the history of these broken and abandoned places. Some of the most effective photos show nature reclaiming these spots and I really liked the ones showing earlier bustling transport centres inhabited only by wildlife and greenery. 

The photographs are curated from stock photos (chiefly Shutterstock, Alamy, and Getty Images) and all are credited in the back of the book. Interesting and well done. 

Five stars. It would make a good selection for public and school library acquisition, as well as for transport enthusiasts. All of the destinations are identified geographically, so the ones available to the public could make an interesting sightseeing goal for especially interested fans of the subject.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes

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