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Railroaded: 9 Nifty Abandoned Train Car Graveyards

Where do obsolete trains go when they die? Many end up in railroad graveyards where these former station-stopping locomotives stay stopped and stationary.

Behold the Rusting Beauty of Abandoned Train Graveyards

Behold the Rusting Beauty of Abandoned Train Graveyards

Retired from the tracks, many old trains find themselves in glorious graveyards, filled with car upon rusted car. Photos of these scrapyards let us witness the magnificent decay of these mighty vehicles.

55014 'The Duke of Wellingtons Regiment' at Newcastle having substituted an ailing Class 47for the rest of the journey to Edinburgh on 20th July 1976. (Geoff Dowling)

55014 to the rescue at Newcastle

The train had limped into Newcastle behind a very sick 47/4, that was removed and 55 014 "The Duke of Wellingtons Regiment" was substituted. She is leaving for the rest of the journey to Edinburgh Photo;20/07/1976

Napier powered English Electric [Vulcan] Deltic

Trackside Classic: 1961 British Rail Class 55 ‘Deltic’ Diesel Locomotive – A Distinctive Roar of Confidence on Britain’s Rails

CC has already heard the story of Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive and pride of the London and North Eastern Railway. But by 1960, Mallard and her sisters were […]

Deltic Line-Up.

Deltic Line-Up.

Shortly after withdrawal,a line up of 14 Deltic locos was visible in the yard at Doncaster Works.Reading from the right of the picture,the locos are: 55007/04/22/16/05/17/13/11/08/21/10/15/09 and 55019.This was in February 1982.

66734 perched above Loch Treig after derailing on 28th June 2012 - Dave Purser's Photos

Trains - June 2012 - Dave Purser

66734 perched above Loch Treig after derailing on 28th June 2012

Three more diesel locomotives join the line up for the Severn Valley Railway Spring Diesel Gala

Three more diesels joins line-up for Severn Valley Railway Spring Diesel Festival

The Severn Valley Railway (SVR) has announced that Class 47 No. 47292, a GBRf Class 66 and a GBRf Class 73/1 will be attending their Spring Diesel Festival in May this year.

47 566 arrives at Norwich having brought the morning up East Anglian in from Yarmouth, 47 574 has the headboard attached ready to take over for the run to Liverpool Street. Class 03 pilot is shunting parcels stock in the sidings at the back of platform 6. 47 566 must headed for platform 1 as 2 is occupied by another Liverpool Street service, 3 has a 31 in it, presumably ready to depart for Birmingham, a Class 101 Metro Cammel DMU is in 4 and 5 usually had a rake of parcels vans on a weekend

47 566 arrives at Norwich having brought the morning up East Anglian in from Yarmouth, 47 574 has the headboard attached ready to take over for the run to Liverpool Street. Class 03 pilot is shunting parcels stock in the sidings at the back of platform 6. 47 566 must headed for platform 1 as 2 is occupied by another Liverpool Street service, 3 has a 31 in it, presumably ready to depart for Birmingham, a Class 101 Metro Cammel DMU is in 4 and 5 usually had a rake of parcels vans on a weekend

47709 (ex D1942, 47499) 'Dionysos' at Crewe Works on 31st May 2003. Built at Brush Traction, Loughborough and delivered on 16th June 1966. Named 'The Lord Provost' on 30th Sept 1979 to Nov 1990, then 'Dionysos' on 1st Aug 2001. Withdrawn on 31st Aug 2012 and cut up by Raxstar Ltd at Eastleigh depot in Sept 2012. (P.Wormstone)

47709 (ex D1942, 47499) 'Dionysos' at Crewe Works on 31st May 2003. Built at Brush Traction, Loughborough and delivered on 16th June 1966. Named 'The Lord Provost' on 30th Sept 1979 to Nov 1990, then 'Dionysos' on 1st Aug 2001. Withdrawn on 31st Aug 2012 and cut up by Raxstar Ltd at Eastleigh depot in Sept 2012. (P.Wormstone)

A train during the mid 80's named after Oor Wullie. We wonder if its heading to Auchenshoogle?

37402 Oor Wullie

37402 Pictured at Eastfield during the mid 80's