Explore #86: Orient Express train, Belgium – August 2014

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.

Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Orient Express external
The decaying and battered exterior gave little clues as to the beautiful interior…

Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Orient Express internal carriage corridor aisle

Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Orient Express internal carriage corridor aisle

Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Orient Express engine carriage controls
Inside the engine carriage…

Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Orient Express internal engine

Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Orient Express internal dials controls detail

Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Orient Express internal controls dials

Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Orient Express internal carriage

Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Orient Express internal carriage

Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Orient Express group shot
The Gigawatts & Megalolz team, flush of face.

Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Orient Express internal carriage

Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Orient Express internal carriage

Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Orient Express external light rust

Adam X Urbex Urban Exploration Orient Express external rust paint detail

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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Cheers
Adam X

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