By chance I got to talk to a fellow urban explorer and learned about the existence of an abandoned train yard not too far from me. Since I still had a few days of vacation left I decided to check out the place real quick to see if I could find it, but I didn’t want to explore it just then because I was on my way to a friend at that time.
When I took a wrong turn that turned out to be a right turn I suddenly found myself in urbex heaven and there was no resisting the urge to explore just there and then.
Before I get to the pictures I want to tell you a bit about the history of the place. The massive complex spans around a center plate that once turned to allow trains to be parked and sent on new rails, but was destroyed in a huge fire more than twenty years ago. The middle plate somehow went missing – my best guess is that it was mostly wood and burned – and is now a lake in the middle of a small forest. The whole inside has been reclaimed by nature and it’s quite eerie to walk through a forest that you know has grown inside a building.
Only the outer walls remain of the main complex, though there are some buildings – that I didn’t get a chance to explore this time – that I assume used to be office or machinery storage. I will surely explore them at a later date.
Anyway, if you enjoyed this post and need some additional evening entertainment let me recommend one of our magnetfishing videos where we filled up my whole truck bed with scrap metal: