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Posted: Feb 22, 2012 - 5:17 AM GMT

What websites are similar to NELSAP but unrelated to Skiing????

It can include anything... Amusement Parks, Race Tracks, Malls, Railway Lines, Urban places, or anything else you can think of...

Here are a few I have found...

lost amusement parks of niagara


Dead Malls

Ghost Speedways

Ghost towns
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Posted: Feb 22, 2012 - 11:50 AM GMT
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defunctparks.com
Wikiprdia- defunct amusement parks. The full list of all closed parks in the US and world. Has lists of most rides in the parks. Very cool.
weirdnj.com- interesting NJ stuff like defunct insane hospitals, and a good article on Vernon Valley Ski Areas Action Park.
ALSO treeview coasters- A skilift.org type of site for coasters. All parks and coasters past and present. Size, speed, builder, year built, and lots of photos. I have no idea how to link any of these to here. Sorry, but enjoy!
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Posted: Feb 22, 2012 - 1:42 PM GMT
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The ultimate site IMO: Hudson Valley Ruins.org.

A relevant post of mine: Exploring other Lost Stuff
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Posted: Feb 22, 2012 - 2:59 PM GMT

Opacity . Awesome photography.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2012 - 3:02 PM GMT
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Abandonded and little known airfields is an excellent site. I found the link to the PA historical imagery site through it.

I also have a handful of Road racing "ghost tracks" sites and some abandoned subway line sites bookmarked on another computer. Will post those tonight.

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here we go:


commentary note - there sems to be two kinds of sites out there. History sites and abandonment exploration sites. Each has its part to add to the discussion.
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Posted: Feb 22, 2012 - 3:17 PM GMT

This sites an interesting one, with crashed airplanes and such.

http://mewreckchasers.com/
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Posted: Feb 22, 2012 - 3:17 PM GMT

Forums on Fallen Flags, lost railroads on railroad.net
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Posted: Feb 22, 2012 - 4:45 PM GMT

Dead Malls las long been a favorite of mine.

They have some great write ups of several old malls in Bergen County NJ, and Upstate NY, with eerie photos of them after they closed.

It's another trip back to childhood (and time waster)!
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Posted: Feb 22, 2012 - 7:17 PM GMT

Wow thanks for all the links! I'm going to be busy for the next while checking them out.
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Posted: Feb 23, 2012 - 1:27 PM GMT

Here's a site I started awhile ago:

New England's Lost Hiking Trails

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Posted: Feb 23, 2012 - 7:48 PM GMT

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The ultimate site IMO: Hudson Valley Ruins.org.

A relevant post of mine: Exploring other Lost Stuff

Map - is the Dutchess rail in your HV?

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Posted: Feb 23, 2012 - 8:10 PM GMT

You mean in Hudson Valley Ruins.org? No, apparently those guys don't climb! All the good stuff was on top, AISYR.
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Posted: Feb 23, 2012 - 8:16 PM GMT

I know why this placed closed. Too many scared to death kids:


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Posted: Feb 23, 2012 - 8:23 PM GMT

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Posted: Feb 23, 2012 - 9:20 PM GMT

[quote]Abandonded and little known airfields is an excellent site.

Yes it is. Now for the rare double-double. Can anyone name two abandoned arifields that are within sight of two lost ski areas? Furthermore all four sites are within about 5 miles of each other.

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Posted: Feb 23, 2012 - 10:15 PM GMT

Like the Howard Johnson orange roof site.

Into lost railroads like Track.

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Posted: Feb 24, 2012 - 4:19 AM GMT
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Scared to death is right. I went there when I was a kid. 5 or 6 years old. I will never forget it. The cylindrical things the kid is holding onto is essentially a punching bag. You were in an area with loads of them. Bigger kids would grab the bottom of adjacent bags, and use all their might to squish you between. Also what the kid is standing on looks like gravel, but is actually wood chips. They were not fun to fall on. After being squished between said punching bags... Also the bears or whatever the hell they were were creepy.

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Posted: Feb 24, 2012 - 2:23 PM GMT

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[quote][ Now for the rare double-double. Can anyone name two abandoned arifields that are within sight of two lost ski areas? Furthermore all four sites are within about 5 miles of each other.

Paul


Let's see, the Stormville, NY airfield will be visible from the Mt. Storm and probably Dutchess lost ski areas. In the Google Earth view there's an enormous flea market going on right on the runway. Not sure of another airport; the "Galeville" airport near Wallkill is about 17 miles from Dutchess.

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Posted: Feb 24, 2012 - 3:30 PM GMT

Having been a young feller during the cold war and growing up outside NYC, we had a Nike Base in town that was on top of Campgaw Mountain. There were many of these installations across the U.S., mostly around the periphery of major cities.

Nike Bases

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Posted: Feb 24, 2012 - 6:03 PM GMT

[/quote]

Let's see, the Stormville, NY airfield will be visible from the Mt. Storm and probably Dutchess lost ski areas. In the Google Earth view there's an enormous flea market going on right on the runway. Not sure of another airport; the "Galeville" airport near Wallkill is about 17 miles from Dutchess.
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I'm thinking of four sites all within the same town in Massachusetts. Furthermore, one of the pair of lost ski areas/airfields is also within sight of a lost car race track in an another town. Andre Dubus might say there is a lot of lost things in this town.


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