Explore #8 of the Gigawatts & Megalolz Tour.
After Powerplant Gigawatt and Hotel Allegria, the third location on Day Two of our tour was this wonderful old train, slowly decaying in a siding in a still-live train yard somewhere in Belgium.
I haven’t been able to find any history of this train I’m afraid, so I’ll crack straight on with the photos. My abiding memories of the train were the itchy-as-hell seats, and the absolutely sweltering heat – it was well over 30 degrees outside, mid-afternoon, and we were all stuck in a airless metal tube! I was quite literally dripping with sweat. But it was well worth it, and I’m really glad that I got to see this lovely old gal.
As always, click on a photo to VIEW LARGE.
The decaying and battered exterior gave little clues as to the beautiful interior…
The Gigawatts & Megalolz team, flush of face.
Thanks for looking – I’ve got a huge backlog of reports that I’m frantically working on, so hopefully more locations will be coming in the next few days.
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It looks like something out of the Fallout games!:D
These photos are beautiful and have been reposted several times now by various people on Facebook – but the train has nothing to do with the Orient Express, and does not date back to 1883 as some people claim!
It’s a Belgian DMU built around 1935.
Thanks Tim – yes ‘Orient Express’ is just the daft ‘codename’ someone else came up with! Thanks for the info though. 🙂