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Tom Moran is the founder of Urban Ghosts, an online magazine about hidden history and offbeat travel, with a focus on abandoned places, urban art and re-purposed structures. He has a masters in international relations from Newcastle University, UK, and a diploma in journalism from Sheffield College. Tom is a keen traveler and has backpacked across Europe, North America, Southeast Asia and Australasia.

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Entries by Tom Moran

Exploring the Magnificent Railway Boneyard Near Uyuni, Bolivia

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 2:48 PM

High on the Andean Plateau two miles outside the Bolivian city of Uyuni, these forgotten steam locomotives make up one of the most impressive train graveyards on earth. Originally built to serve an ambitious rail network that never quite came to fruition, the strange collection of...

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PHOTOS: Belgium's Vintage WWII Vehicle Cemetery

(68) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 11:39 AM

In a narrow woodland clearing near the village of Chatillon, in southern Belgium, was arguably one of Europe's most intriguing vehicle cemeteries.

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The majority of vintage cars that lay corroding into the earth had belonged to...

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The Edible Bus Stop: Guerrilla Gardeners Transform Neglected Corners of London

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 11:14 AM

Have you ever considered combining a trip to a major world capital with a spot of guerrilla gardening? If so, The Edible Bus Stop project, launched last week in London, could be the ideal opportunity.

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The project's humble beginnings can...

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Selexyz Dominicanen: The 700-Year-Old Former Church Turned Modern Bookstore

(2) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 1:43 PM

There are numerous spectacular bookstores throughout the world, and labeling one "the finest on earth" is subjective at best. But Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen, a 700-year-old former Catholic church in the Netherlands city of Maastricht, is certainly one of the grandest.

The building has seen various uses since...

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Will The 'QueensWay' Be New York City's Next High Line?

(4) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 6:00 AM

The plan to transform a 3.5-mile stretch of derelict railroad in central Queens into an urban greenway is gaining momentum. The Rockaway Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road has been abandoned for over 50 years. But thanks to a grant of almost a half...

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