Tim Knifton

Traction “S”

May 2013

Part of the mad trip across Luxembourg, France and Belgium was a visit to this private collection just left rotting in the forests around the owner’s house.We arrived after failing to get to another location and a quick call to a friend in Luxembourg gave us the coordinates we didn’t have already in the sat nav.

Apparently this was part of a collection locked up in a paddock and large fields and was just the tip of the iceberg. There was so much more to photograph and see but was too risky to get to without getting caught so we settled with this large field and forest full of mostly retired army vehicles.

The weather was sunny, warm and very bright and the amount of dried leaves on the ground didn’t help the noise we were making whilst in there!!

There is something about rusty vehicle graveyards that I love and if I had the time, would have done a lot of macro work here – maybe next time.

'Hidden by nature'

Hard to believe there was a full size army truck under here!

We managed to get a good hour or two in here before deciding to move on. The sheer amount of vehicles in this one small forest and field was baffling. Some were being used for parts but on the whole, they were just gathering rust, cobwebs and decaying at a rate.

'A bug's life'

“A bugs life”







'The pointed star'

“Pointed star”



'Trucked up'

“Trucked up”

The remaining photos can be found on my Flickr set. I am also on Facebook.

Thanks for looking in.

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2 thoughts on “Traction “S”

  1. Jules on said:

    Nice place. Should be a law against leaving some of those to rot but we wouldn’t get the great pics. Your right about the rotting rusty vehicles, they have such character. Keep up the great work Tim. Part of me wishes I was in the UK again to go & explore with you.

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