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.
Stored diesel locomotives in Hinksey... © Roger Templeman
In the photo are Class 97/2 number 97202 (formerly 25131), Class 40 number 40046, Class 25 numbers 25234, 25123, 25133, 25144, 25075 and 25027
16/04/1982 - Inverness (IS) TMD, Scotland.
Best viewed 'Original' size. 26042 stabled at Inverness (IS) TMD - 16/04/1982. Note twin sealed-beam headlights for greater visibility on 'Far North' line to Wick/Thurso. © 2014 - 53A Models of Hull Collection. Scanned from the original 35mm colour negative; photographed by John Turner. - - - - - -
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.
D815 at St Philips Marsh_MSS0331_100172
Hydraulic graveyard at St Philips Marsh, Bristol, on 10th January 1972. D815 'Druid' heads a line of withdrawn locomotives, made up of 9 'Warship' Type 4's and 3 North British Type 2's, making their last journey to Swindon Works for scrapping. Did you ever see a more depressing sight?