“Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.”


-Emile Durkheim


From the locations left to ruin found throughout the Appalachian Mountains, to the trains of the Reading Railroad’s past tracks, what was once is no more. What used to be has faded, and what has become is a new source of beauty witnessed only by those who know where to look. Here is our collection of abandoned trains and ruins.