Whilst I am a fan of mine exploration, I prefer to be able to walk in and am not a fan of crawling, small holes or flooded levels.
The Guardian has a report on the use of robots to explore abandoned mines, with a view to identifying prospects for the reworking of old mines, using newer technology to extract ores that would previously not have been economic to do so.
There is currently a former railway level crossing cottage for sale in Donegal, in need of restoration.
You can stay in former lighthouses, railway cottages, mills and even a mine!
The latest addition to the range of IH related accommodation is a former crane in Copenhagen.
CNN has an article about the High Line in New York and the export of the underlying concept elsewhere in the world.
There are a few news reports of railway interest on the RTE Archive website – links below:
It is not just Ireland that has a problem with railway stations built for housing development that never occurred. China reports the same problem.
This report on CNN is about a metro station, one entrance of which emerges in a field.
I am currently on board a train from Connolly Station to ParkWest travelling through the Phoenix Park Tunnel.
As the line speed of the track is limited to 30mph, I do wonder what exactly Irish Rail spent money on in doing up this line before trains recommenced.