The BBC has an article about the iconic Iron bridge in Coalbrookedale.
CNN has a photographic feature about abandoned factories of Europe.
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.
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.
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.
The Guardian has reported that the former Royal Mail railway under London is due to carry its first paying passengers in September this year.
Looks like I will be taking a trip to London so.
The BBC have an interesting article about the former Clifton Rocks Railway – a funicular railway contained with the cliff of Bristol’s Avon Gorge.
I was on an organised IH trip of Romania last year and one of the locations visited was Roșia Montană, a site of historic mining remains. The village was a former shadow of itself as a Canadian mining firm had commenced the process of buying out the villagers to establish a modern mine in the area.
Thus far, they have not succeeded in doing so and the Guardian reports that the Romanian authorities have slapped a $8.6m tax bill on the company after the latter lodged a compensation claim over the failure to be allowed commence mining.
The BBC have a photo gallery of railway scenes from the USA, which they think are extra special because they are of railways with no trains.
I would probably send the commissioning editor into orgasm if I told him/her about my locomotive free collection.