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Abandoned Motorcycle Cemetery
Ernesto Alfonso
Ernesto Alfonso
02 Dec 2020

Abandoned Motorcycle Cemetery

For almost 50 years, Walter Kohl, a moto enthusiast from the small town of Lockport, New York, engaged in the business of buying and selling spare parts for old motorcycles. He bought countrywide motorcycles, engines, frames, mufflers, wheels, and everything that was connected with motorcycles and was suitable for later resale.

Apparently, he bought more than he sold, as spare parts over the years accumulated so much that at one point he had to buy a large industrial building to store all the parts on two floors.
In the 90's Walter had gone to eighty, so he could no longer pursue his hobby and sold the building along with all of its contents to another cycle enthusiast named Frank. He continued the business, but in 2010 the building began to fall into disrepair and decay. Frank had no money on costly repairs. After part of the roof collapsed, the city authorities banned access to the premises and then decided to pick up building ownership and all of its contents due to unpaid taxes. Followed by the trial, which Frank won, he was given a month to export all property. He sold and took from the building all he could, but there were so many parts that they simply had nowhere to put them and a lot had to be left to rot inside. When a court allowance of a month was over, the building became the property of the city, who closed and locked the doors, and motorcycles inside were simply forgotten. The abandoned building continued to deteriorate. Water flowed out of the holes in the roof, and that was the reason why the floor decks began to rot. At some point a part of the second floor, along with motorcycles collapsed and fell. In this form, the building stood until the summer of 2013, and its only visitors were rats, birds and lovers of abandoned places.
In July 2013, the building with all the contents burned down.

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  • Green Rob 07 Dec 2020
    iron horse cemetery!
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