Wordless Wednesday: abandoned
More on Hershey railroads
Hershey not only has a railway station. The plantations and the factories needed an easy way to bring all the products to the harbor to ship them to the USA, and thus the Hershey company also has had a railroad. On the former factory site, also was an engine shed and halls for repairing locomotives and waggons. Here you can find some old wrecks, ugly in the landscape, but nice subjects to photograph. See, how nature strikes back and conquers the land, while animals build their homes in them.
Next stop: Hershey
In case, you’re from the US, you might know Hershey chocolate and you’re right. This village is built by the Hershey company for their cocoa plantation workers. You can find everything people need: a church, a kindergarten, a cinema, many houses and big factories. As a result of the Cuban revolution in the late 1950s, when all the foreigners were banned, the factories became abandoned and tumbled down.
There was also a railway to bring the cacao as quick as possible to the coast to be shipped to the USA. The railway is still in place and one of the last railroads with electrical power. We were supposed to go on a ride, but because of bad luck on that day the had some problems with the electrical power, so the train we were supposed to take had to be canceled.
Nevertheless, here are some photos Hershey Central. Next week, I’ll show you some photos of the village.