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Report - Locomotive graveyard - Germany - Aug, 2020


ForgottenBuildings

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History:
Located somewhere in a large forest lays this big train yard, which is full of historic locomotives. The trains here date all the way back to the second world war, back then these locomotives were built to serve the heavy loads of the war. It wasn't always war material though, a small selection of these models were also used to transport jews to the camps in the east. After this rather dark past they were used by the communist DDR regime of East Germany for regular transport. The last one of this model was decommissioned at the end 0f the 80s, this was quite unique due that this was one of the last steam locomotive still active in Europe.

After they were decommissioned they were bought by a preservation organization, today they are rustig away and slowly being swallowed by nature it self.

Rusting beasts by ForgottenBuildings, on Flickr

Steam locomotives by ForgottenBuildings, on Flickr

Industrial revolution by ForgottenBuildings, on Flickr

Steam locomotives by ForgottenBuildings, on Flickr

Steam locomotives by ForgottenBuildings, on Flickr

Steam locomotives by ForgottenBuildings, on Flickr

I also made a video were I went more in-depth into the history of this historic locomotive graveyard:

Thanks for reading and watching!
 

Down and beyond

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Really interesting that certainly one place I would like to visit also I must admit !, crazy to think any one or more of them trains could of drove through here on my visit to aushwits/Berkinow interesting report thanks for sharing
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tumbles

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nice find love your pictures would love to find something like this in the uk:D
As WesternSultan says, Woodham Bros in Barry had something like this.. even into the 80's it still had steam trains kicking around. Without Dai's decision to cut up rail wagons and profile first the preservation scene in the UK would be far worse off. Just a shame some of the few diesels that ended up there didn't make it out again.
 

westernsultan

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History:
Located somewhere in a large forest lays this big train yard, which is full of historic locomotives. The trains here date all the way back to the second world war, back then these locomotives were built to serve the heavy loads of the war. It wasn't always war material though, a small selection of these models were also used to transport jews to the camps in the east. After this rather dark past they were used by the communist DDR regime of East Germany for regular transport. The last one of this model was decommissioned at the end 0f the 80s, this was quite unique due that this was one of the last steam locomotive still active in Europe.

After they were decommissioned they were bought by a preservation organization, today they are rustig away and slowly being swallowed by nature it self.

Rusting beasts by ForgottenBuildings, on Flickr

Steam locomotives by ForgottenBuildings, on Flickr

Industrial revolution by ForgottenBuildings, on Flickr

Steam locomotives by ForgottenBuildings, on Flickr

Steam locomotives by ForgottenBuildings, on Flickr

Steam locomotives by ForgottenBuildings, on Flickr

I also made a video were I went more in-depth into the history of this historic locomotive graveyard:

Thanks for reading and watching!
Is this the collection at Hermeskeil Steam Locomotive Museum owned by Bernd Falz and his wife
 

westernsultan

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As WesternSultan says, Woodham Bros in Barry had something like this.. even into the 80's it still had steam trains kicking around. Without Dai's decision to cut up rail wagons and profile first the preservation scene in the UK would be far worse off. Just a shame some of the few diesels that ended up there didn't make it out again.
Absolutely correct especially if you wanted pictures of rusty steam locomotives, the last one left in 1990 - full list at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_locomotives_saved_from_Woodham_Brothers_scrapyard
 

Durhamexplorerz

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we was thinking of looking around tanfield near me after lockdown, they don't mind you snooping about as long as you not causing trouble or vandalising i think some one did it a few years ago on here.
 

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