|published||July 22, 2014|
|description||10 Vehicle Graveyards From Around The World
Vehicle graveyards are just that—places where vehicles go to die, slowly succumbing to rust until they are saved or scrapped. The decaying vehicles can often be an eerie sight, and many of the largest vehicle graveyards boast some fairly strange stories.
10 - the world's largest salt plain. In 1,888, as the local mining industry boomed, British engineers were invited to build a railway network that stretched down to the Pacific. the lines were completed in 1,892. 9- 500 vehicles slowly being claimed by moss and rust. The most frequently repeated story is that the graveyards began at the end of World War II, when American soldiers unable to afford to ship their cars back home simply left them in the forest, with more being added over the years Most of the cars were produced in the 1,950s and '60s, and many were highly collectible The last of the graveyards was cleared in 2,010 amid environmental concerns, but plenty of eerie photos remain. 8- Oranjemund, Namibia is a small town entirely owned by a company called Namdeb, a joint venture between the Namibian government and the De Beers diamond cartel. The area is incredibly restricted—armed guards patrol the perimeter and you're not even allowed through the airport turnstiles without a permit. 7. From fishing trawlers to naval cruisers, a huge variety of ships now rust away in the shallow waters. One of the largest is the United Malika, which ran aground in 2,003 while carrying a load of fish (the 17 crew members were rescued by the Mauritanian navy). Since then it hasn't been moved. 6. t is known that some of the subs were finally scrapped in the '90s amid concerns over water pollution, but Google Earth images, pictured above, seem to indicate that there are at least seven remaining 5. The newly redundant stock included around 650,000 wagons and 16,000 steam locomotives September 1,968, the first "rescued" steam locomotive left the yard, and the pace increased throughout the '70s. In the end, 213 steam engines were rescued for preservation, much to Dai's surprise. The last one left Barry in March 2,013. 4. Beside the Erie Canal, in Lockport, New York, there was an aging warehouse that became legendary in the motorcycle community.
By November 2,010, the bikes had all been cleared out, with many seemingly going to scrap.
3. RAF Folkingham, in Lincolnshire, UK, was originally opened in 1,940 as a decoy airfield for RAF Spitalgate—complete with fake planes and personnel—before being handed over to US control in early 1,944. 2. After the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, it wasn't just people and buildings that were affected by the radiation—so were the vast number of vehicles used in the firefighting and subsequent cleanup operation1. Officially known as the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and home to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), the Boneyard is a huge aircraft storage ground located in the middle of the Arizona desert. The size of 1,430 soccer pitches, the Boneyard is home to more than 4,200 aircraft, worth around $35 billion, and is easily the world's largest military aircraft cemetery.
|title||Fascinating Vehicle Graveyards - 10 Vehicle Graveyards From Around The World|