Trolley Graveyard

In April, I got a chance to go to the infamous “Trolley Graveyard”.  It’s exact location is a secret, but I can tell you that it is near Johnstown, PA.  Most people get access through renowned abandoned photographer Matthew Christopher, but one of the people in my DC Urban Exploration Meetup had a connection.  There are lots of abandoned subway cars, about a mile into the woods.  Here are some of my favorite shots from the day:

green and yellow cars



brown and green cars

blue and rust

graffiti trainsepta

on its side

upside down ii

Some shots in the town nearby:

abandoned house ghost

abandoned house

abandoned house II

7 up shack

Abandoned School

We didn’t know what we were going to shoot when we signed up for the workshop to be held October 17, 2015.  We were just told that the location was near Harrisburg, PA and that it was worth our while.  It turned out to be an abandoned school.  Since we had just shot an abandoned school this summer, we were a bit disappointed.  The other location was more interesting.  I did, however, get a few good shots:


classroom iii

classroom ii

classroom i


traffic down

fear not

lockers no good


fallout shelter

learn to live


Photo Shoot Today

Today we are going to PA to photograph an abandoned “mystery”/secret location. We won’t know what/exactly where it is until we get there. We saw one photo and know it’s a large location. The event is being held by a well-known abandoned photographer. He gets access to locations others don’t. I have his book and he is going to sign it for me.

I will post some photos in the next week.

New Painting

I did a painting last night.  It has been quite a while since I painted.  It’s called “Living Abandon” and is 30 x 30, acrylic on canvas.  Colors I would not typically use.  Jennie said it reminded her of an abandoned building with vines growing on it.  Hence the name.

living abandon

Blacksmith Shop

On April 25, 2015, I got special access to an old abandoned blacksmith shop in Johnstown, PA.  The earliest surviving building of the Cambria Iron Works, the Blacksmith Shop was erected circa 1864.  The Blacksmith Shop produced a wide range of metal products throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.  With the decline of the steel industry and the closing of Bethlehem Steel Corporation in 1992, the Blacksmith Shop has since been vacant.

Here are some of my favorite shots from the day:

exterior (External photo by Jennie Fairbanks)

metal with web

tools on floor

tools by front door


more tools iii

more tools ii