Urbex Found Abandoned Diesel Locomotive in Chernobyl Zone

Abandoned Diesel Locomotive in Chernobyl Zone ABANDONED SPACES
Urbex explorer found Abandoned Diesel Locomotive in Chernobyl Zone. Two pairs of rails lead to the locomotive, which encircles this area overgrown with pine and acacia.
Abandoned Diesel Locomotive in Chernobyl Zone
Photo by Stas Polessky CC BY 3.0

Pripyat is an abandoned city in the Kyiv region of Ukraine. The city is located on the banks of the Pripyat River, 3 km from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, not far from the border with Belarus. Distance to Kyiv 111 km.

Moving deeper into the surroundings of the former Yanov railway, urban travelers found a locomotive that was simply gorgeous in terms of preservation. It lies on its side, but the appearance has been preserved just fine compared to other equipment in Chernobyl. Now let’s take a closer look.

Abandoned Diesel Locomotive in Chernobyl Zone
Photo by Stas Polessky CC BY 3.0

Two pairs of rails lead to the locomotive, which encircles this area overgrown with pine and acacia. Before the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, repairs and preventive maintenance of the railway equipment that ply across the Soviet Union were carried out here.

Today, here you can find not only traces of life but also abandoned diesel locomotives. In the first months after the accident, they tried to wash Yanov from radioactivity, because the levels here reached 10 rentgens (zonal), so most of the compositions were disassembled into parts and also tried to be washed in order to be used in a clean area.

Abandoned Diesel Locomotive in Chernobyl Zone
Photo by Stas Polessky CC BY 3.0

A huge diesel locomotive turned over on its side. What does this mean? It is likely that important details were filmed in this way, and everything that was not needed or strong finite was left in place. They did it back in 1986-1989:

Radiation levels here today exceed the norm by several times. You can find spots and stronger ones, but it is better not to do this in such dangerous conditions: trains are hanging over you, and old rails entangled in plants are under your feet. Other parts of the trains can be found around.

Abandoned Diesel Locomotive in Chernobyl Zone
Photo by Stas Polessky CC BY 3.0
Abandoned Diesel Locomotive in Chernobyl Zone
Photo by Stas Polessky CC BY 3.0
Abandoned Diesel Locomotive in Chernobyl Zone
Photo by Stas Polessky CC BY 3.0
Abandoned Diesel Locomotive in Chernobyl Zone
Photo by Stas Polessky CC BY 3.0

All photos from that trip to Chernobyl were made by Stas Polessky. He is an urban explorer and you may find a lot of interesting videos, stories, and stunning photos on his youtube channel or an Instagram account.

Abandoned Diesel Locomotive in Chernobyl Zone
Photo by Stas Polessky CC BY 3.0
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