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These before & after photos of the old train moving through Attard have left us in awe!
What a sight it must have been!

Roxanne Grillo

Imagine it… You’re having a stroll down the road, when suddenly, you hear a faint sound approaching. With every passing second it gets louder and louder, until, in the distance, you watch the magnificent train crossing the bridge! This is what locals in the town of Attard experienced on the daily when Malta’s very own railway system was still up and running.

And if you’re wondering what this scene looked like, we’ve got you covered! These photos, which were posted side by side on the Facebook group Malta Lura Fil Passat, have left us in total awe! And we think they’d do the same to you…

This black and white photo details the train at the exact moment it crosses the bridge. What a shot!

Railway

Carmelo Gauci via Facebook / Malta Lura Fil Passat 

The second image was taken in more recent times, and as can be easily observed, the bridge is no longer in place. A few houses have been built in the area, but the dark trees are still looming in the back.

Railway

Carmelo Gauci via Facebook / Malta Lura Fil Passat 

The Malta Railway was up and running from 1883 to 1931, linking many locations, including the San Anton area in Attard. The rise in the use of buses was a major reason as to why it stopped operating after less than 60 years. While the Malta Railway may no longer be in service, a Railway Museum has been built in Attard to commemorate its time serving the locals.

21st December 2020


Roxanne Grillo
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Roxanne Grillo
Fresh out of student life, Roxanne has a passion for sustainability, animal rights, and female empowerment. Above all else, she loves baking, chitchatting with friends, and spending many nights in with her beloved cats.

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