Eerie abandoned Harry Potter-like ‘ghost train’ found deep in UK countryside

An eerie and abandoned "ghost train" with sights similar to that of a Harry Potter vehicle has been discovered deep in the heart of the English countryside.

Finding the relic within Suffolk, urban explorers have subsequently dubbed it a "Harry Potter-style" object.

It was found after urban explorer and NHS officer Steve Liddiard tracked it down following rumours of a mysterious engine buried deep in the heart of the woods of Suffolk.

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Liddiard, 36, was finally able to locate the train in the countryside following a series of rumours, with the abandoned stream train one of his "best finds", the Swansea-based explorer said.

The 36-year-old by day is a Senior Pathology Informatics officer in the NHS, but by night, he is an urban explorer searching far and wide for abandoned places as a hobby.

Speaking of his train find, he said that the "hidden in plain sight" piece was a lengthy expedition and difficult effort to get to.

He said: "The steam train was one of my best finds, hidden in plain sight. Locals seem to know of it, but a total mystery as to where it came from, some stories here and there, but it's a really strange one.

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"A lot of research and map scanning was in order to track it down. There's some bits I have found here and there about it. It's now very well protected with thorn bushes and brambles, but enough is still visible to see the scale of it.

"It's a Harry Potter Hogwarts-style train, but it's a bit of a mystery as to why it's there and sitting on real train tracks.

"There are some rumours that it was bought with purpose of renovating it but nothing concrete. The train was built by a Scandinavian company around 1950."

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The train Steve managed to find is one that has yet to be documented, marking the find a unique one for the 36-year-old who wishes to "document these places before they crumble away".

He continued: "It was built to withstand the brutal Finnish winters, but now sits alone on this abandoned piece of track and the elements have corroded it.

"The train still smells of oil and smoke even though it hasn’t been active for well over half a century. It looks like it has been there decades."

Steve has also stated that the location of the Harry Potter-like train will remain secret, saying: "I have a passion for Urbex and Abandoned buildings, structures, objects. My goal is to document these places before they crumble away and are lost completely."

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