• 11-05-2011
    ecub
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Ha! Saw this one this evening on a boring fire road climb in the 'burbs of El Dorado Hills, above Empire Ranch. I'm guessing some teenage dude was looking for a quiet, secluded place with a lake/city view to take his girl to "neck" one night and didn't see the drop off :eek: Or, it's stolen :p
    http://forums.mtbr.com/attachments/g...10803-1812.jpg

    Looks somewhat new. With the back windows busted out, my guess stolen and taken for a joy ride. I would report it to the local authorities if you haven't done so already.
  • 11-05-2011
    ecub
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dexetr30 View Post
    This is along one of the local trails I frequent. Cars, I kind of understand. Boats, I just don't get it.
    http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._3853469_n.jpg

    Maybe we should start an abandoned boat thread. Here's mine off of Centennial Trails in Lemont, IL...
  • 11-05-2011
    asw74
    Nice Finds
  • 11-06-2011
    wakebrdr142
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    I saw this thread yesterday and ran across this today. Thought I would contribute but had to use the cell for a pic.
  • 11-06-2011
    930
    Damn, wish I found this thread before the snow began to fly. There is a little used hiking trail near me that has no less that 10 dirt bikes of various vintages t the bottom since the trail would be very difficult to ride up. Guess I will take pics in 5 months when the snow melt & bring his thread back to life at that time.
  • 11-06-2011
    David C
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wakebrdr142 View Post
    I saw this thread yesterday and ran across this today. Thought I would contribute but had to use the cell for a pic.

    Seriously ??

    Someone left his Ibis down on the trail :eek:
  • 11-08-2011
    Empty_Beer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Seriously ??
    Someone left his Ibis down on the trail :eek:

    hahaha... I laughed :D Some really great shots here! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that takes pix of junkers I see when out riding :thumbsup:

    Saw this on some random website I was checking out:

    http://www.utahoutside.com/wp-conten...05/bobsled.jpg

    What other trails actually incorporate vehicles as stunts? Very cool!
  • 11-09-2011
    stevezphoto
    Here is an old delivery truck in Lajitas, Texas.

    http://www.steve-z.com/images/2011/l...-trails-05.jpg

    I have more pictures of the truck here.

    The truck was a sweet find, but where the hell did the sea shell come from? It was just sitting in this dry pond bed perfectly clean...

    http://www.steve-z.com/images/2011/l...-trails-07.jpg
  • 11-09-2011
    stevezphoto
  • 11-09-2011
    stevezphoto
    On Picture Rock trail in Lyons, CO

    http://www.steve-z.com/images/2010/b...cked-car-1.jpg
  • 11-09-2011
    sagitt77
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sagitt77 View Post

    I found a few information about the locomotive. It was built in Wien (Austria) in 1942 and was used by German Railways during 2nd World War. After the war was used in Russia and later in Polish Railways until 1991. It is now on siding in Torun (Poland).
  • 11-10-2011
    oldbroad
    What a great thread!
    Years ago, while riding a trail along a local river, I saw a small Toyota pick-up with the driver's side door wide open sitting along side of the trail. It could not have been driven down the trail, the trail was too tight, it had to have been driven through the woods.
    A little further down the trail, I stopped to pick some blueberries. While reaching through the bush to get some berries way in the back, I look past the berry bush and see a large pot plant happily growing in a small clearing.
    Maybe the two were related somehow? donno, but it made me kind of uneasy.
  • 11-10-2011
    David C
    Hummmm.... Berries :)
  • 11-11-2011
    SteveF
    Old farm equipment count? This Manure spreader is just off the trail in a local county park--I was struck by the similar size of its tire and my fat bike's...

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6185/...44360eef_z.jpg
  • 11-11-2011
    Trail Ninja
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    In Welland , Ontario, I've been finding all kinds of abandoned things. Cars, ships, trains, factories, hotels.

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    Some aren't quite abandoned.

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    Welcome to beautiful downtown Welland.

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  • 02-11-2012
    JeffSkisMontana
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    Have been riding past this....
    ....MGB GT for a long time....finally snapped a picture today.....

    more pictures from todays ride right here:http://forums.mtbr.com/passion/light...de-767979.html
  • 02-12-2012
    CraigCreekRider
    I'm sure there is a story behind this one
    http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/d...l/100_0595.jpg

    http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/d...l/100_0596.jpg

    There's an engine laying on the same trail 1/4 mile downhill. Must have gotten too heavy to carry.

    Since its become a formal city trail system, "Junk car" or "Car" trail has become the sanitized Big Sunny trail. I still can't remember that trail name.
  • 02-12-2012
    Stugotz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lumber825 View Post
    Fairland in P.G. County MD. It is a better man than I that got this where it was.

    So that's where my old car ended up! :D
  • 02-12-2012
    hanshananigan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ecub View Post
    Maybe we should start an abandoned boat thread. Here's mine off of Centennial Trails in Lemont, IL...

    http://forums.mtbr.com/attachments/g...d-imag0268.jpg

    Looks somewhat new. With the windows busted out, my guess stolen and taken for a joy ride. I would report it to the local authorities if you haven't done so already.

    (no mockery intended, ecub!)
  • 02-12-2012
    JeffSkisMontana
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    Not sure what this is........
    ....but it is railroad related for sure....have been riding past this on an abandoned gravity railroad bed for years...finally snapped some pics today....looks to be something to grade the surface.....
  • 02-13-2012
    Tystevens
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    ....but it is railroad related for sure....have been riding past this on an abandoned gravity railroad bed for years...finally snapped some pics today....looks to be something to grade the surface.....

    That looks like the old road grader they had at a farm I worked at as a teen. Pulled it behind a tractor. When I started at the farm, I thought it was an old piece of junk, was surprised to see it actually working a few weeks later. They actually had lots of very old equipment laying around on the "back 40," which the old owner managed to keep working. I can't remember what it had for wheels, though.

    This thread is very cool. I would only have the cars/jumps on Bobsled to offer, but they're already posted here, so... Especially the old locomotive; that is incredible!
  • 02-13-2012
    bigbadwulff
    The ANIMALS RULE HERE photo. I wonder how they liked the paint fumes ;)
  • 02-13-2012
    huffster
    oops
    I posted my abandoned vehicle shots for Stewart State Forest on "The Abandoned Vehicle Thread #2", which I didn't notice was a Pennsylvania threads. Anyway, here are a few tidbits from around SSF in Newburgh, NY

    http://forums.mtbr.com/pennsylvania/...-a-768155.html
  • 02-14-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    ....but it is railroad related for sure....have been riding past this on an abandoned gravity railroad bed for years...finally snapped some pics today....looks to be something to grade the surface.....

    JSM:

    Looks like an old tow behind road grader, for building roads, before they had self motive powered graders.

    Remember all the crap by the German Shepard guy who was encroaching on the rail trail? His own private junk yard, he once told me I couldn't 'ride my bike there. I rode away and he grabbed the back of my bike, big mistake on his part, lets just say the rest is history... LOL
  • 02-14-2012
    rkj__
    An old Chrysler in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

    http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...s/IMG_8219.jpg