10 photos of Lebanon’s abandoned railway

’s railway was 400 km long. It connected to Damascus and Haifa. Unfortunately, the train stations have been abandoned because of the .

The system was built in the 1890s by a French company when was under the Ottoman rule. Today, there is nothing left but station buildings and trains in ruins. In 1895, was connected to Damascus. The railway track became part of the Hejaz line which ran from ’s capital to Medina, . The trains survived World War I and World War II but not the which marked the end of the railway’s heyday.

Al Naqoura

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Mar Mikhael

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Nahr Ibrahim

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