Abandoned Railroad Crossing Covered by Trees
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Abandoned Railroad Crossing Covered by Trees

August 11, 2019


Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here at SW 272nd ST. in Homestead, FL on a rainy day. I’m using an umbrella. And I’m going to show you an abandoned railroad crossing today. First of all, here we have the pavement marking or what’s left of the pavement marking. You can see a little bit of white here on the X, from the RX R. This is facing West. You couldn’t tell there was a crossing there because its all consumed by shrubs and trees. right? And then I’m going to give you the East bound look. So again, now were looking West. And We’re making our way to the crossing. Okay, so now that we’re getting a little bit closer here You can actually notice the crossing gate on the Western side of the crossing. There’s a car coming up behind me. One second… So this is the crossing and this would be Track view South here toward Homestead This, there’s agriculture down here so there’s probably strawberries avocado mangoes A lot of good stuff down here So let’s look at the actual crossing here crossing gate We have a Safetran signal base A safetran gate mechanism Safetran lights and the cross buck. Oh! We have a this is a track view North now. and we actually have a mechanical bell here! Let’s see WC Hayes yes. Safetran lights, Safetran gate mechanism Safetran signal base It’s a fiberglass crossing gate Not like the aluminum ones you see nowadays. Track view North toward Miami I’m going to be walking back guys. I thank you very much for viewing. Please Subscribe or Like. Thank you over and out.

18 Comments

  • Reply Bob S. June 8, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    I always like seeing the mechanical bells. When was the last train that ran down this part of the s line? Thank you for your dedication to railroading and putting out very informative and interesting videos every day- Bob

  • Reply Martha Gutierrez June 8, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Abandoned but still interesting. Great sighting

  • Reply Tri-Rail TrainFanatic June 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    ah homestead

  • Reply Jan Smith June 8, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Any idea when they stopped using it?

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains June 8, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    what S meens

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains June 8, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    a CN got me horn when I was in school today.

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains June 8, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    this don't looks safe to me what of it malfunction one day of CSX don't know it's a malfunction and the city don't do more about it

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains June 8, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    I just turned my phone on as you was commenting

  • Reply Atlantic Coast Line June 8, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    This doesn't look abandoned what-so-ever!

  • Reply Glen Reynol007 June 9, 2017 at 12:25 am

    The ROW looks well maintained, there are no exempt signs and school buses would still have to stop at the crossing. Do you think the lights and gates are still operable J?

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc June 9, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    can't remove the trees

  • Reply Freedomtower Studios June 10, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Awesome Video! Just subscribed, mind subbing back?

    Shame this line is abandoned, not many mechanical bells left down there, mostly e-bells now

  • Reply Butt Sex June 29, 2017 at 6:15 am

    In the Rain! Love the Dedication!

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc June 30, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    since its Abandoned, do the still do the maintenance on the portion not used ex gates,tracks….?

  • Reply Mel Perry December 31, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    filling in the gaps, love it

  • Reply 78peterbilttruck January 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Hope they will salvage the crossings on the s line

  • Reply Metra f40ph Railfanner April 6, 2018 at 2:24 am

    Congratulations for 3800 subs

  • Reply Matthew Perrine August 4, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Great video thx

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