At the top of Carlotta di Lenardo's grandparents' house in Italy is a room that houses the library. A door hidden among the bookshelves opens to a secret attic, a large room dominated by a huge model railway, which his grandfather built and enlarged throughout his life. While it was significant to her relationship with him, one day over a family lunch he revealed another of his not-so-secret passions, his abiding love of photography, and shared with her his archive of over 8,000 photographs: a body of vernacular work. capturing over half a century of life in vivid color. Unknown during his lifetime, Alberto di Lenardo's work is a precursor to some of Italy's most beloved photographers, such as Luigi Ghirri, with work done in Italy, the US, Brazil, Morocco, Greece and beyond. In Carlotta's scrupulous sequencing, An Attic Full of Trains shows us a joyous cross-section of life in the 20th century: one of beaches and bars, mountains, road trips, lovers and friends.