The Orient Express

Visited: 2008 + 2017

Leuven, Belgium

These trains and coaches are rusting away. They were placed at this site by the national railway company from Belgium; the plans were to safe them for a railway museum. Because the city planned a new parking lot on this site the trains have to move. But as long there is no place available for the museum the trains are getting worse and worse. In 2012 the Red Cross train was moved. Only the old type 620 train is left. The type 620 was once the pride of the Belgium railway, they were introduced in 1936. Today this is the only one left.

On the internet this train went viral because a photographer called it the ‘Orient Express’, but actually it’s not. It was only used for national transport.

Photos of The Orient Express

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