The Red Star Train Graveyard also known as ISTVÁNTELEK TRAIN YARD is a stockpile of rusting steam-powered hulks, which are owned by the Budapest Railway Museum located in Hungary.
After World War II many trains in Hungary were abandoned on various sections of the railway. They were collected in graveyards like this in the north of Budapest. Some of the trains were brought here to be repaired and exhibited in the Budapest Railway Museum but never made it to the display and were instead left behind in the train yard.
The site comprises two large depots, a few smaller sheds, and then a wide-open area where trains are left at the mercy of the elements. Visitors can see more than 100 locomotives and railway carriages. There is also an engine of the MAV 301 series, used from 1911 to 1914, which is one of only a few still in existence. The Red Star Train Graveyard includes German freight cars, Soviet cars from the 1960s and rare Hungarian MAV 424 steam engines.
Over time, the Red Star Train Graveyard has become overgrown by plants and the trains have succumbed to rust, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming a unique local attraction. There were plans to make an exhibition in the Budapest Railway Museum., but it seems that never happened. The engines and cars are slowly losing their battle against nature, and before long the trains may be entirely obscured by overgrown plant life.