Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian town Tkvarchal is pretty much similar to some decorations of “Silent Hill” horror movie. It’s a mysterious mining town under which coal has already been burning for many years. The town is famous for paranormal phenomena taking place there.

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

The town was built near coal pits and the main function of the local railway was coal transportation. Here they also had a regional power station that provided the most part of the regional consumers with electricity. Of course it was powered with local coal.

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Tkvarchal railway station

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Here used to be a ropeway connecting the parts of the town.

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Words in Georgian were brought down

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Inside

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Platform

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Coal is being mined today too and being transported by the railway. Clouds of coal dust are mixed with water.

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Fuel is taken to the port Ochamchiri and then loaded on vessels to sail to Turkey.

Abkhazian Silent Hill

It must be mentioned that it’s the Turkish company that mines coal. 90% of the district budget is formed by this business.

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

It seems the station does not have any drainage system here at all. The ties sag under human weight…

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Power station

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

All this is calmly viewed by an already late president of the republic.

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

After the war the town population decreased several times. The town itself looks abandoned. But even this place cannot compare with another town – Akarmara, which is higher in the mountains and is also connected with the railway that was dissassembled for scrap.

About 200 people live in the town and the housing is enough for 2000…

Abkhazian Silent Hill

Abkhazian Silent Hill

The town was built by captive Germans and allegedly they liked the town so much that refused to leave for Germany.

Abkhazian Silent Hill

This bridge is a unique architectural structure. Unfortunately trains do not go along it anymore.

Location: Tkvarchal

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7 thoughts on “Abkhazian Silent Hill”

  1. Interesting. Love the old industrial towns. Keep working, fellow proletarians; I hope the Turks are paying you well. If not, strike like good anarcho-syndicalists (although the industrialists always have the upper hand)…

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  2. > The town’s called Tkvarcheli and is located in Georgia.

    No it’s Abkhasia my friend.

    Unsupported claims are so unsupported.

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  3. I love these old places you guys publish. I’m a rail fan big time, its been a great pleasure going through the site, looking at what you have uncovered.. great job 🙂 Pictures like this go a long way to creating good “imagineering” with model railroads.

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