Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport

I can’t help but think of the people who once grabbed the wheel and tooled down the road, sailed across vast waters, hopped a bus, or took to the rail. To work, to school, to the grocery, to Christmas dinner with the family. I wonder where my first car, an old green Dodge Polara with a dirty white vinyl top, is now? It was huge and ugly, but it got me where I needed to go for several years. It had a serious issue with overheating that no mechanic could ever solve. The only recourse was to drive with the heat on high, year-round. It was a killer in Indiana through July and August every year. I wonder, did someone resolve that issue and restore the car? Or more likely, is it slowly rusting into nothingness in a junkyard somewhere in central Indiana? I’ll never know and it doesn’t really matter. All these vehicles mattered to someone at some time, but no longer.

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Abandoned off the beach of Santa Rosa Island by the EPA, 1972

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

by Jan Pauw

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Sheep and an abandoned A30 at Island Moyle by Eric Jones

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Train at abandoned station of the town “Onverwacht” in Suriname. This station was part of a railway line built by Cornelis Lely especially for the transport of gold miners to and from the interior regions of Suriname. The line went out of function in the Eighties. by Mark Ahsmann

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Big touring car abandoned at Little Duck Key, a small, undeveloped and unihabited island in the lower Florida Keys, usually used for fishing and camping. by the EPA, 1970 Wikimedia

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Canary Islands by tpsdave

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Abandoned Isuzu Trooper in Morecambe Bay, about 400 metres from the shore near Bolton-le-Sands. by Rwendland

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Alton, Illinois by DanielSTL

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Not abandoned, but an interesting picture worth sharing. “The Gare Montparnasse became famous for the derailment on 22 October 1895 of the Granville–Paris Express, which overran the buffer stop. by Wikipedia

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Finchley, abandoned car at the south-eastern corner of St Pancras and Islington Cemetery. by Mike Faherty

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Derailed tank cars that have been righted (but not repaired) on the Tazara Railway in Tanzania. by David Brossard

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Remains of Cyprus Airways Hawker-Siddeley Trident. by Dickelbers

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Possibly a 1924 Studebaker Big Six by David Berry

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Circa 1928 REO Speedwagon Truck, Cotati, CA by David Berry

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Wooden Wreck, Coney Island Creek, 2011, Courtesy, Elizabeth Albert

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Abandoned plane in Aquadilla, Puerto Rico by Jorge Gonzalez

1956 Ford Fairlane by Don O'Brien

1956 Ford Fairlane by Don O’Brien

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Abandoned train station in Peru. by World Wide Gifts

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Beriev VVA-14 experimental amphibious aircraft in Central Air Force Museum, Monino, Russia. by Alex Beltyukov

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

World Discoverer wreck off of Guadalcanal by Philjones828

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Guffey, Colorado ghost town by borislarimer

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