Norden Railway Train Graveyard, nr Corfe Castle, Dorset
It had always been a dream of mine to photograph a train graveyard, and while Norden railway wasn’t quite epic, it didn’t disappoint at all.
We were actually looking for Norden’s disused Clay Mine when we stumbled across the trains parked up beside the Norden Railway Station which is a huge hit with holiday-makers in the Summer months taking the steam train to Swanage via Corfe Castle.
So, after conceding that we weren’t going to find anything of interest regarding the Clay Mine, we walked along the Norden railway tracks towards the abandoned carriages. Unfortunately 90% of them were fire damaged, completely rotten or vandalised.
Towards the end of approximately 25 carriages there stood an old engine, one I remember from my childhood. I have no train knowledge at all, but it’s the Yellow/Blue one! Perhaps someone can enlighten me?
IMPORTANT: As of 2016, this is now a live section of track with running trains. You can be fined up to £1000 for trespassing on the railway. Most, if not all of the carriages in the photos below have been moved and there’s nothing to see here anymore.