Went to Carpenter Lake in BC. Was a town of 800 in the 1930's, then about 60 people late 1950s then the HydroElectric company dammed the river and flooded the valley, including the town. Now they are servicing the dam and released all the water. Apparently Hdyro workers came in and removed some gas pumps and other items for relocation to a local museum, when we got there this is all that remains.
It doesn't look like anything but when you start walking around you can see the houses, streets, etc.
We found about 5 cars, now just skeletons, one had the glass of the door, the coiled regulator spring and the aluminum door handle, all other sheet metal was gone.
One of the photos is probably a mine car or rail car judging by the wheel, but the thing that had we thinking was only one of the cars had a motor/tranny. All the rest did not. They had differentials, one had the seat, frame rails etc. Were the motors valuable? did the Hydro company remove the motors for environmental reasons? (this was the late 50's)?