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CanFranc Abandoned Train Station North Eastern Spain

by S1m
CanFranc Train Station

Ticking something off a bucket list feels amazing. Take President Obama’s recent jaunt to the NATO summit in Newport, Wales. Even though he was here on official business, Barack Obama still managed to tick Stonehenge off his bucket list, something I managed to do as a child.

However CanFranc still eluded me until this summer… somewhere I have always wanted to visit after seeing numerous images and reading about the amazing history surrounding the now disused train station that trafficked passengers between Spain and France.

Opened on 18th July 1928 and situated in the stunning Aragon Valley in North Eastern Spain, the now abandoned station (due to a fallen bridge on the French side that was never rebuilt) was widely used during World War 2. With rumours that it was used to transport German gold and British espionage smuggled information and people, the station certainly is steeped in history and has a very eerie feel to it. Though the stunning surroundings and architecture soon distract you from this.

Here are just a few of the hundreds of images I took… (click to enlarge)

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CanFranc Train Station

CanFranc Train Station

CanFranc Train Station

CanFranc Train Station

 

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CanFranc Train Station

 

 

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32 comments

A Picture A Day - CanFranc, Spain | SFRSFR September 8, 2014 - 8:19 pm

[…] More of the images I took at CanFranc can be viewed over at Sim’s Life. […]

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A second Royal Baby and a Britmums Carnival?! It’s all going on here. | Mumaleary's Blog September 9, 2014 - 10:03 pm

[…] Life shares some breathtaking photos of her trip to Can Franc in Spain. It looks incredible and the pictures add yet more weight to my plan to ask for a photographic […]

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SFR September 11, 2014 - 1:14 pm

Stunning images

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Note From Lapland September 11, 2014 - 2:55 pm

oh mate, it looks utterly stunning. What great pictures you got.

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Bury Family Life September 11, 2014 - 2:56 pm

It’s such a historical place, it must have sent shivers down your spine standing there. Was it as quiet and empty as it looks in the pictures?

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S1m September 12, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Despite people milling around it was very quiet and peaceful everything actually felt very calm. It was stunning!

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Zesty Bite September 11, 2014 - 2:57 pm

this place looks amazing. so quiet and stunning. It’s hard to believe how much happened at places like this, isn’t it?

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S1m September 12, 2014 - 2:00 pm

The history behind it is amazing, definitely worth a visit if you are ever in the area

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Pinkoddy September 11, 2014 - 8:23 pm

That looks amazing. Well done on ticking off something on your Bucketlist. I need to redo mine as covered so much I wanted to do.

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S1m September 12, 2014 - 2:01 pm

I have always wanted to go so was beyond excited when my mum mentioned going… we all had a fantastic time 🙂

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Tired Mummy of Two September 12, 2014 - 9:02 am

Wow that place looks stunning! I love looking at fantastic architecture

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S1m September 12, 2014 - 2:02 pm

It was stunning and is being looked after so well (despite the graffiti which adds to it the effect of it all in a way)

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Clare September 12, 2014 - 10:03 am

Wow I’ve just been staring at that 2nd picture with the amazing sky! Love the history behind it too

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S1m September 12, 2014 - 2:04 pm

It is by far my most favourite of all the images – there is a filter but even the original image is just as stunning. The sun had just begun to poke through the clouds – I need to get this on canvas!

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Sonya Cisco September 12, 2014 - 11:30 am

Stunning pictures, I find abandoned places fascinating.

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S1m September 12, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Definitely very moving and the images do not do it justice!

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Penny September 12, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Wow, gorgeous pics and such a steeped in history place, I am writing my travel bucket list, will have to add this!

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Katy Hill September 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm

LOVING the thought of a “places to visit” bucket list! And imagine if you were the family at Stonehenge when Barack arrived! STUNNING pictures. Thanks for sharing xx

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Otilia September 12, 2014 - 7:43 pm

Amazing. The pictures give me such an grandeur feeling.

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Penny Carr September 12, 2014 - 7:47 pm

How on earth have I never heard of this place before??? I love anything old and railway related – geek that I am!

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Cass@frugalfamily September 12, 2014 - 8:29 pm

I’ve never even heard of here before but it looks stunning – your photos are amazing and I bet it was fascinating x x

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Camille September 13, 2014 - 3:24 am

Wow, amazing shots!! I hope I can visit one day.

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S1m September 13, 2014 - 5:19 pm

Oh you must Camille, make sure you go if you ever plan a Europe visit! 🙂 xx

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Becky September 13, 2014 - 7:49 am

Wow such an interesting place I bet it holds many secrets

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S1m September 13, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Absolutely! It would be nice to research it a little more, just glad I got to visit for myself!

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Nikki Thomas September 13, 2014 - 8:37 am

What an amazing looking place and with such a beautiful back drop too. I love places which played an important role in history too. Amazing.

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S1m September 13, 2014 - 5:17 pm

The scenery surrounding the station is amazing, we were lucky to experience it on such a wonderful day! The weather was certainly with us!

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Carolin September 13, 2014 - 2:04 pm

How beautiful does this train station look? It’s gorgeous, especially surrounded by those mountains and the blue sky x

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S1m September 13, 2014 - 5:16 pm

The pictures really do not do it justice, it has to be seen to be believed!x

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mummy barrow September 13, 2014 - 6:36 pm

oh that looks amazing!!! I love abandoned buildings. I am going to ahve to add this to my list of must visits!

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Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One September 13, 2014 - 10:48 pm

What a stunning building and setting, not a part of Spain I’ve visited.

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Christmas: Funky And Unusual Christmas Gifts - Sim's Life December 10, 2014 - 12:30 pm

[…] phone camera images is terrible when printing out. Some of my favourite images are from my trip to CanFranc, though as yet have not had chance to have them printed professional. FrameAgain finally gave me an […]

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