Welcome to this old locomotives depot. There is about fifty abandoned diesel locomotives. These tiny 50 tons monsters have cute names like Edelweiss, Colibri or Artémis...
Unusual urban exploration, buildings and locomotives only naturally decayed. Indeed, no vandalism. Only the time has hurt here. This is why the exact location of this place will not be revealed on this page.
For rail-addicts, I compiled most of the immatriculations of the locomotives forgotten in this old depot. Just clik on the image on the left.
We've been there a couple of weeks ago, but there is only an empty depot. All the trains are gone.
Man, that just sucks. I spent hours finding out where that place was but never got to go, it was my favourite abandonment.
Went there yesterday. The depot is empty !
There are four locos outside but they are marked as sold : "loco vendue - ne rien démonter", and one little wooden wagon.
Even more sad news....
Only 4 trains left, we were there 27-3-2013
The situation is pretty sad. Only +/- 10 locomotives remain at the site. One in the depot, 6 on the track 12 or so outside and those are sold. 3 + several partly disassembled on the track 4 - 6 outside. I'm glad to remember the sight of the loaded depot from 5 years ago.
If this continues, there won't be no more locomotives by the end of the year.
If you can go and have a final look
I'm a Belgian Train Driver and fond of derelict sites, so this subject drew my attention. I have a pretty good idea of the whereabouts of this site, as there are not that many locomotive graveyards in Belgium. However, respecting this site's policy and the dignity of the graveyard, I will not reveal it's location. It gives me some sort of dramatic feelings to see this proud machines rot away. I drove many of these beauties. Their beautiful design, paintwork and mechanics are never to come back due to modernization and environmental regulations. They were a pleasure to work with...
Thank you for this nice job,
I visited this place on May 1st, 2011. There are some 20 locomotives left, and some are in derelict condition now. And some idiots with stones and spray colors have already found their way. There is almost no window intact round the building and within, even the locos in the shed are sprayed now. All remnants one could carry away are gone now, taken by souvenir-hunters. - This is a VERY good reason to keep those places secret under all circumstances. The car graveyard in Châtillon, in 2008 somewhat mystic, was broadly announced on the web and what happened? Those damned fatnecks from local government cleared it!!! - I had a hard work to find out where the Loco Graveyard actually is :-) will never be disclosed.
Those are soooo impressive, it's one of the most beautiful graveyards of machines I've seen
Wow, good job behind the camera
Is het waar dat een deel van de locs zijn verdwenen. En dat er niet veel meer over is ?
En uiteraard als fotograaf, zou ik deze locatie graag bezoeken maar niemand noemt een plaats.
Waar kan ik dit pareltje vinden.
En zoals al vaker gezegd een fotograaf (de serieuese) zal nooit zijn locatie vernielen want daarmee verdwijnt zijn motief en onderwerp.
Respecteer je locatie, en laat hem achter zoals jij hem ook gevonden hebt.
Where in belgium is this located? Ghent? (I know that there is a yard with old wagons)
train yard Sunday 5.sep.09 late morning
We came around 11 am on Sunday and the yard was pretty alive, the bushes were cut around the first 5 - 6 tracks. In the yard building it looked somehow emptier if i compare to our last visit in early March. Then we saw a locomotive running on the last track (the one which goes behind yard building.
Well if I dont confuse things I think that around 10 locomotives were already gone.
I have visited the place this morning (August 30, 2009)
Everything is still there but inside it's all smashed and outside it's starting to look like a jungle.
Yet the pictures i made are amazing, this is one of te best locations i've seen in Belgium
Looking at the photos, I made the following observations: Location--first choice is Belgium. There were some instructions in French for dealing with what we call "HAZMAT" in the US (hazardous materials), while there was a box (which may have contained test instruments) labeled in Dutch or Flemish. The locomotive photos told me it was definitely NOT in North America. Although I was rather surprised to see such a "ghost town" scene in what is apparently a Northern Europe location, it could be a mine where the coal or ore was depleted, or a steel mill that became uneconomical to keep in operation. Considering the prices that scrap steel reached not long ago, it's amazing that the locomotives didn't go to the junkyard. Perhaps the owner has hopes of restarting the facility (although bringing the locos back to operating condition becomes more of a challenge as time passes). Perhaps the facility belongs to some government entity, and none of the bureaucrats wants to take responsibility for "pulling the plug". I did notice that some of the locos had names--a practice once common in the US, but now quite rare.
Just to tell. I've found this location
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I was there last summer between the trains are trees It's unbelievable! Then I saw the broken windows and everywhere was trains!!
kan iemand mij vertellen waar dit is? dan kan ik er deze zomer heen!
I'm almost sad to have traced this place to its location. As a former magician I know it's not nice to spoil these kind of secrets/mysteries. But I'm very curious myself and if I'll go, I know I'll always respect the etiquettes for Urban Exploring.
I won't let others in on the secret too easily, but I'll tell you this:
I found the hint to tracing this place in another U.E. photo database about this place. There's a "danger de mort"-sign which reveals a clue for those with good eye-sight... Also Google Earth was of assistance after that.
Concerning this site and it's publishers: Keep up this amazingly excellent and high quality imaging/documenting of these wonderful places. Not only get people more respect, they'll possibly learn to understand the treasure of this kind of places in stead of demolishing anything which seems to be in the way of a new project...
Great presentation ! Hope to see soon more
I was last week-end in Belgium near the german border at a very small train station. There where not much, but at all very fine to see it. I´ll post some pics -
The Photos of this Place are very good!
I would like to know where this place is but I can understand that you don´t want to reveal the location of this place!
I appreciate that
But fom the Photgrapher Site I want to see this place on my own, to enjoy the whole Atmosphere!!!!
Places with no Vandalism are hard to find!
I would reaaallly like to know were this is
I can use this location for my finalwork at school, it would really help me out!
nice pictures! really fantastic, I'm from Belgium but I can't situate the place? I am trainphotographer too and I really want to visit that place? Is is Montzen/Ronet/Merelbeke/Antwerpen...?
i love this loco's! i already drove a loc like this, it was the 7378. these are super machines! if i had money, i'd buy at least 1 of those! nmbs, shame on you that you want to take them away from the work! greetings mattias
Great photgraphy...well done! ...Jan
Amazing ! how is it that these Trains can be forgotten? Perhaps the world is bigger than i expected.
Nice work slyv... would like to to see this one. Many trains make lotsa fun in the cabin.
Great pictures, I really enjoyed them!
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