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Re: abandoned engines and stock in general:How do you lose an engine or a railcar? Aren't these things expensive and worth keeping track of? Even their salvage value should make it worthwhile to hitch them up and send them to the scrap yard. And I'm not talking Siberia, or foreign locations. There's literally TONS of RR material sitting, gathering rust on abandoned sidings throughout the US.Are there any railroaders here who could comment?Lurker111
more here, with an explanation that these were stored for emergency use: https://www.drive2.com/l/479403013702681221 Cemetery of steam locomotives (Perm Territory).I-)
more, but in russian: https://avtobrodiaga.ru/Kladbishhe-parovozov-Permskij-kraj Кладбище паровозов, Пермский край your browser could be able to translate that (Cemetery of locomotives, Perm Krai).I-)
we had a comparable storage of liberty ships in the hudson river: https://crotonhistory.org/2016/05/21/the-ghost-fleet-1946-1947/ The Ghost Fleet, 1946-1947these were (are?) part of the national defense reserve fleetI-)
There was a similar ghost fleet of old warships in the James River, near Fort Eustis (Va.), that was eventually scrapped.Lurker111
Here is some other railroad, also with forgotten engines. Built on bones.http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/features/monument-to-stalins-folly-all-thats-left-of-the-railroad-of-death-where-300000-prisoners-perished/