THE TRAIN DEPOT series was shot in May 2012. I was traveling with my wife through the Balkan in this great painted campervan called DUTCHY. We drove trough 10+ countries and 9700 km in 4 weeks. A fantastic trip.
THE TRAIN DEPOT is situated in Hungary. There is not much background info on the internet about the place.
At first it was hard to find a point of entry. We drove a couple of times around the area not finding what I was looking for. The whole complex seemed to be surrounded by a big concrete wall. Finally parked the car in the back-end of the area en started walking. My wife stayed in the campervan (warm and dry ;-)
That morning the rain was just pouring down and there were no signs it would stop any time soon. I followed this small road along the wall for about 500 meters and there is was, a small door that gave access to the area. Once in the first railcars started to show up and gave some cover from the otherwise open field. The only access to the depot was straight through an open field. It was a Monday morning and cars were parked in front of the depot and it’s surrounding buildings. Took my binoculars out to have a closer look but there didn’t seemed to be any activity on the outside. Decided to give it a go and started walking along the far east side of the complex for another 500 meters. Passed a couple of buildings with more cars parked but no one outside. By the time I made it to the depot I was soaked to the bones.
Then I had my first peek inside. I was just stunning! The place was full of old steam locomotives and railcars covered by a beautiful glass roof. Took my camera out and started shooting. The roof of the place had seen better years. If you look closely to the pictures you can actually see the rain pouring down inside the building. After every shot I had to clean my lens and it started to get foggy. But it was well worth it! An amazing place, a beautiful roof and great old rusty trains and railcars of the past.