Discover The Abandoned Orient Express Train In Belgium – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

Discover The Abandoned Orient Express Train In Belgium

1
Image courtesy of Brian / PreciousDecay.com

In the world of luxury travel, great railway journeys are increasingly seen as relics of a distant and elegant past. In our fast-paced modern world, the mere thought of such an adventure fills us with intrigue and captures our collective imagination – and few trains are as iconic as the Orient Express. Launched in 1883 by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL), the long-distance passenger service ceased operating in December 2009 amid growing competition from high-speed trains and budget airlines.

h/t: urbanghostsmedia

2
Image courtesy of Urbex.nl

Thankfully the grand train lives on as the Venice-Simplon Orient Express, a private venture by leisure company Belmond, which owns a portfolio of luxury hotels, train journeys and river cruises globally. Some of the original 1920s and ’30s rollingstock has also been retained. But as these photographs reveal, a handful of distinctive locomotives and carriages stand on rusted sidings, their beautiful forms eerily abandoned.

3
Image courtesy of Urbex.nl

4
Image courtesy of Urbex.nl

4_1
Image courtesy of Urbex.nl

4_2
Image courtesy of Urbex.nl

4_3
Image courtesy of Urbex.nl

4_4
Image courtesy of Urbex.nl

4_5
Image courtesy of Urbex.nl

4_6
Image courtesy of Urbex.nl

4_7
Image courtesy of Urbex.nl

5
Image courtesy of Brian / PreciousDecay.com

6
Image courtesy of FFUrbex Fotografie

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Design You Trust Facebook page. You won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Cold Winter on Mount Washington
Let's Travel from Toronto to Egypt, All within the UK
Virtual Traveller Used Google Street View To Explore Poland During Quarantine, Here’s What She Found
Extraordinary Images Of The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship By Jonathan Danko Kielkowski
Amazing Photos of Yosemite National Park in the Late 1960s
It Was Way More Fun Flying Around The World 50 Years Ago
This Photographer Documents Abandoned NYC Subway Ads
Musical Roads That Play Melodies When Cars Drive Over
KLM Airlines Transformed An Airplane Into An Apartment, And It’s Beautiful
Giant Underground Trampolines Tipped as Next Big Tourist Attraction in Wales
A Rare Look Inside North Korea
20 Beautiful Photographs Of Urban Decay In Detroit’s Crumbling Ghost Neighbourhoods
Annual Cold-Endurance Festival in Tokyo
This Thai Resort Is Surrounded By Trees And Was Inspired By Four Fictitous Clans
Rare And Amazing Photographs From The First Australasian Antarctic Expedition Between 1911-14
Otherworldly Pictures Of Northern Iceland
"Enfarinats" Festival – The Battle With Flour And Eggs In Spain
A Beautiful Spring Rhapsody Of Sakura and Nemophila Flowers In Fukuoka Prefecture
Amazing Photographs Of Trees Growing Through Classic Cars
Abandoned Theme Park Where An Army Of Dismembered Dummies Lies Rotting In An Overgrown Wasteland
Polish People Love Borders So Much That Everyone Has To Own One On Władysławowo Beach
Romanian Urban Explorer Captured An Abandoned Crematorium And Found Human Remains
Fukushima: 5 Years After The Tragedy
"Live The Martian Experience": Get A Taste Of Life On Mars At The Sun City Camp