This Abandoned Trolley Graveyard In Pennsylvania Is Terribly Eerie
Located in Western Pennsylvania in Somerset County sits a graveyard. This is no typical graveyard, dotted with tombstones. It is the abandoned seeker’s dream location: a trolley graveyard.
With a large section of closed-off rail track, this wooded, remote location is the perfect spot to store old trolleys, train cars and public transit vehicles. Trolleys descend from Boston, Philly, New Jersey, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. They are lined up ready to go, but will go nowhere anytime soon. Now, they sit, rusted and worn from the area’s weather and many of them, vandalized by those wishing to steal the copper wires and tag these relics.
We ventured to the area after reading an article about the trolleys in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Seems a gentleman bought the trolleys in hopes of revitalizing them and the transportation of a bygone era. A few were sold to Canada, but the rest remain hidden in a well-guarded area. We hiked through woods and stumbled down hills to find the location. Mesmerized by the haunting reality of destinations still in windows, seats waiting to be filled, stop cords sagging and ready to be pulled, we traversed what seemed like miles of trolleys, stopping in astonishment of how beautiful they all were. Vibrant paint colors still marked these beauties and in conjunction with the rust, emanated a true nostalgic feel. Some say the area is haunted, that this was a train wreck tragedy. Others, like myself, think it a vision of the past awaiting a revival for the younger generations to appreciate. Either way, the eerie silence and magnitude of the area are enough to send shivers up and down your spine.
What do you think of this trolley graveyard? Have you ever visited?