Vizafogó yard

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I live here at Vizafogó, a housing estate in Budapest built in the early eighties. There have been a railway line since the nineteenth century with a station as a marshalling yard called Vizafogó. Until the eighties it was used by the countless factories in the 13th district of Budapest. Ending the socialist era most of them shut down which meant the railway line would have no future. It was full with rolling stock in 1996 again for the last time, when there was the 150th anniversary of railway in Hungary and most of the displayed trains pulled to this branchline from Angyalföld station. In case you have any information about the line !

Until I have more informations, look at some pictures about the station as it can be seen today:

The easiest way to reach the late railway station is from the underground/bus station called Árpád híd (bridge). If you see this, turn around
You'll see this. The late railway line came under that bridge you can see on the right, behind the transformator building
Bridge of Róbert Károly körút. The track was on the left side, today there is a car parking place. The main track was close to the pilons. The junction area started just under the bridge...
...and opened here
Walking left from the transformator you can see the old station building
This is it. Typical, "standard" MÁV-station on Esztergomi út
And a view from South. It's working today as an office building
That's why it's fenced also on the late tracks' side. I don't think this brick wall (especially this high) is nice. I bet no more conductor would walk to the trains here...
Interesting sight is the big "nothing" between the houses. This is where the tracks had been. Hard to imagine in the mid 80's diesel engines were running up and down with freight waggons, in that time most of the houses have been built (to the left). There have been plans to build the new National Archives institute here, according to the Austrian architect Hundertwasser who died years ago
The last Mohican. This concrete column supported the concrete walls separating the station. Since then this tree grew around it
There have been here a riveted steel bridge for pedestrian. This helped us a lot to reach the new underground station called Árpád híd from home

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