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Paul Pless
12-21-2014, 07:23 AM
Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat; now a train cemetery. Most of these were abandoned when the mining industry collapsed post WWII.

http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/110813/metro_mista22.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7048/6885024818_bfe8d0545e_b.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AOtibJ3Zw4A/U6ARNgk9XjI/AAAAAAAAFsY/IG_7FUuO57c/s1600/Train_Cemetery_Uyuni_ritebook.in_011.jpg

Michael D. Storey
12-21-2014, 12:19 PM
Wow. Steam hulks are everywhere. You can spot em from the interstate in California, even.

paulf
12-21-2014, 01:23 PM
Wow. Steam hulks are everywhere. You can spot em from the interstate in California, even.

I think this particular Salt Flat is in South America.

Michael D. Storey
12-21-2014, 03:18 PM
I think this particular Salt Flat is in South America.

Why yes indeed it is. The greatest concentration of such hulks is in S America, followed by Australia, it is my understanding. I have seen such wrecks in nearly every State that I have visited.

paulf
12-21-2014, 04:44 PM
Mojave Desert.
http://styleandthestartup.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/airplane-graveyard-4.jpg

Chip-skiff
12-21-2014, 05:23 PM
Curiouser and curiouser. . .

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4dJMulVkw3M/VJdHamGxpgI/AAAAAAAAG5U/qlRaoDV2-jw/s720/loco.jpg

Stiletto
12-21-2014, 05:37 PM
I can remember when those large locomotive wheels were commonly used as mooring blocks.

Jim Ledger
12-21-2014, 06:19 PM
I came across this one the other day. Britain, of course, 1959.

Look familiar?

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m193/searover1916/tankengine_zps11859802.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/searover1916/media/tankengine_zps11859802.jpg.html)

moTthediesel
12-21-2014, 06:26 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AOtibJ3Zw4A/U6ARNgk9XjI/AAAAAAAAFsY/IG_7FUuO57c/s1600/Train_Cemetery_Uyuni_ritebook.in_011.jpg

Compound Mallet tank engine? Interesting!

The Bigfella
12-21-2014, 07:05 PM
I thought that cemeteries used holes in the ground?

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--AIdwhkO6--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/18stcc9i2jhqfjpg.jpg

Hmmm, pink. I like pink

http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/home/twamoran/urbanghostsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/woodhams-yard-barry-steam-engines-5.jpg

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/4175625.jpg

The Bigfella
12-21-2014, 07:12 PM
This one went off for recycling, unfortunately

http://api.ning.com/files/KZZhoemccGyF2Hfk1IDIT7N-dBlTdNZTXRABM7Vg4V4bAoOTahxciN3tiU8fGrkzSOzmKbrhMB vJYLCwHn3Qi0tWpzdJu1Gx/IQbr670332.jpg

http://api.ning.com/files/mPYHFdPjo-XUjaBTXsSftv5vvAv02NOtGO32fWmve4hEgf1-*nHdGmBc-OQY6p68oTfda-kqzJJ*Wb*lWG51eXYac472-V91/IQbr670328.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8304/7908789206_7cdb18e582.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8290/7855707756_6012027064_z.jpg

ahp
12-21-2014, 07:31 PM
Compound Mallet tank engine? Interesting!

Or, maybe a piece of a Garret.

leikec
12-21-2014, 07:39 PM
Or, maybe a piece of a Garret.

Yep...

Jeff C

BrianW
12-21-2014, 09:10 PM
Great stuff!

Garret
12-21-2014, 10:10 PM
Or, maybe a piece of a Garret.

I've been wondering where that piece went! No wonder I feel like I have such a weight off my shoulders...

:p

Did you maybe mean a Garratt?

http://www.rcgrabbag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/DSC_3206-Editw.jpg

http://www.nelsonslocomotive.com/Photos/Garratt/Drawing.jpg

ETA: I may be more powerful than a locomotive & faster that a speeding bullet, but I do stumble when trying to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

NickW
12-23-2014, 12:57 PM
After the end of main line steam in the UK, most of the locos were send to Woodham's scrap yard in Barry, South Wales. A selection of images are here https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0LEV1nRqZlUdkAAj8pXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTBs a3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw--?_adv_prop=image&fr=ytff1-yff18&va=barry+scrapyard

Nick

ahp
12-23-2014, 03:34 PM
Those are sad photos.

Paul Pless
12-23-2014, 03:40 PM
I thought that cemeteries used holes in the ground?

never visited new orleans?

The Bigfella
12-23-2014, 04:05 PM
never visited new orleans?

Hey.... come to think of it, I organised the building of some crypts once upon a time.

... and back on topic... the sad remains of the carriages that were hoarded by a less than popular individual, up near where I grew up

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee502/thewomby/Scrapping001.jpg

... and the jungle reclaiming the line

http://www.coffsonline.com/images/dsc05103_glenreagh%20_small.jpg

Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-23-2014, 11:13 PM
I came across this one the other day. Britain, of course, 1959.

Look familiar?

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m193/searover1916/tankengine_zps11859802.jpg (http://s104.photobucket.com/user/searover1916/media/tankengine_zps11859802.jpg.html)

I think this is who Jim had in mind...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KiFNIBZmqPI/TxKoxis-FrI/AAAAAAAAAJY/sVCzG4VTLd0/s400/ThomastheTankEngine.jpg