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Bill Gill
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Posted - 08/09/2016 :  10:35:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a link to a couple photos of a part of the Orient Express sitting in Belgium since its last run in 2009
http://www.boredpanda.com/abandoned-orient-express-train-urban-exploration-brian-belgium/

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fireman93514
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Posted - 08/09/2016 :  10:42:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for posting that Bill. It is kind of sad to see such a piece of history just deteriorating like that.


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George D
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Posted - 08/09/2016 :  11:27:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting pictures, Bill. It's amazing how much it has deteriorated in five years.

George



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Guff
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Posted - 08/09/2016 :  11:27:46 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bill,
A sad sight to behold. That's a lot of decay for 7 years!
Dave


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George D
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Posted - 08/09/2016 :  12:56:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Guff

Bill,
A sad sight to behold. That's a lot of decay for 7 years!
Dave



My math is bad.



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 08/09/2016 :  5:35:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a lot of decay for 7 years!
Yeah, thought so too.



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 08/09/2016 :  8:16:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like more than 7 years. There are trains that have been parked for the past 50 years at the Danbury, Railway museum, that don't have that much rust ion them...Anyway, Bill, I won't sleep tonight knowing that all that history,(if those cars could talk)..just rotting away'...Terrible'...shame'...



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Ensign
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Posted - 08/09/2016 :  8:45:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like the Rust Express has replaced the old Orient Express.
Rust in pieces.
Thanks for posting this Bill!

Greg Shinnie



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herronpeter
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Posted - 08/10/2016 :  08:46:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I read the comments section below the photos and this may not be the Orient Express after all! The Power car seems like it was set up for viewing the motor-see the handrails. NO WAY this thing ran 7 years ago!! Maybe 70!

Peter



Edited by - herronpeter on 08/10/2016 08:47:52 AM

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 08/11/2016 :  06:55:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A peek at Wikipedia and a couple other sites indicated that the name "Orient Express" or slight variants, was used concurrently for several different routes and that the route and rolling stock changed frequently, that it stopped serving Istanbul in 1977 and that the last Paris to Vienna train was in 2007. The route was shortened again and the last train ran in 2009 and the route was removed from European timetables.

The original link with the photos above said:
"There are only a couple of these beauties left in the world. One, for example, was repurposed into hotel suites in Venice-Simplon Orient Express. The other, the one you’ll see in the pictures below, stands dormant in Belgium, untouched from its last trip in December of 2009."
That is confusing and probably not correct. That just does not look like only seven years of decay.

The Venice-Simplon (now Belmond) Orient Express currently operates a weekly luxury train between Venice and London using restored 1920-30s carriages, but I don't think the carriages are from an older Orient Express.



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andykins
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Posted - 09/29/2016 :  1:28:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This is a Type 620 DMU, definitely not a part of the Orient express.

It's next to the station in leuven, and near a railway museum that i assume this is heading to/from

http://www.nicospilt.com/index_museum-nmbs.htm





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