Madrid Atocha

The repurposed trainshed designed by Alberto de Palacio y Elissague and Alexandre Gustave Eiffel in 1892 is now a tropical garden where passengers can relax before going through the airport-standard security gates onto the new platforms behind the camera.
Atocha is the Spanish name for Esparto Grass which was the main material used in British paper-making from the mid-19th Century. This material was imported to Leith for the Midlothian paper mills and to Aberdeen Harbour for the Donside and Culter Mills transported by rail.

Location: Madrid Atocha

Company: RENFE

Photographer: Charlie Niven

Contact photographer: Charlie Niven

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Date: 08/05/2019

Image number: 73741