Scrap Metal!

Text by James Bow

For all the years of service transit vehicles put into their respective agencies, nothing lasts forever. Eventually, all things age and whither and the time comes to retire the vehicles for service. A lucky few will be shipped off to museums, and an even luckier fewer will be restored to operating condition. For many, their ends are far more ignominious. For some, they are sudden.

This gallery shows pictures of transit vehicles which are not at their best. Some at the end of long runs, and others at the end of bad accidents. Some will be put back into service. Some will never be seen again.

Scrap Metal Image Archive