Abandoned Railroad Crossing CSX FEC Connector Track?
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Abandoned Railroad Crossing CSX FEC Connector Track?

September 2, 2019


Hello ladies and gentlemen, here is an abandoned railroad crossing. This is emergency contact it says SXH which is The CSX S line Homestead Extension Mile Post 66.5 so this track Might or might not have connected to to the FEC Oversea Railway which is just a few blocks East of here. See? There was a switch right there. The railroad. And just over there where those palm trees are is US 1 The FEC Oversea Railway ran parallel to US 1 Some people say this track connected Some people say it didn’t. I have a railroad atlas That says it did, but That’s not here nor there right now. So anyway this is looking West. And this used to be part of the former SAL line. That was built in the 1920’s. I’m going to take you on a tour down this line. Ok guys so there it is There’s the railroad. And we’re going to see 3 or 4 more crossings See there are the rails. We just came from 2nd Ave. There’s a cross buck, cross buck rails right there. Another cross buck. This here is SW 4th Ave. And again we see another crossing over here. So I can see these rails haven’t been used in a LONG time. 5th Ave coming up here. And that’s where it came from. That would be, there’s a wye there. Which I have a video on. I’ll include a link to. And This is facing West. Like I said, this is the old SAL line. Make a quick U turn over here. And now we’re facing East again. Alright ladies and gentlemen, I thank you very much for viewing. Please subscribe, like, or share. Take care. Over and out. Bye. Bye.

10 Comments

  • Reply Martha Gutierrez May 24, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    nice. good info too

  • Reply Tri-Rail TrainFanatic May 24, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    never seen a train down there ,nice find though my buddy

  • Reply Glen Reynol007 May 24, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Thanks J. The kind of videos that keep me coming back. Cheers!

  • Reply Bob S. May 24, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    thank you for the continued abandoned railroad series. It may have been a storage track for a while like you said in the CSX wye video.

  • Reply Daniel Morales May 25, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Did you check out the old Seaboard station nearby? It looks a lot like the Hialeah station you showcased recently too.

    Such a shame these tracks are all abandoned. With Miami having grown exponentially post Andrew alone, imagine having put those tracks to good use with a commuter rail system…. but I guess that makes way too much sense.

  • Reply tommy4trains May 27, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Great find! From what i understand, the connection was built when the SAL first reached Homestead in the 1920s as SAL was considering of running their passenger trains via the FEC down to Key West. However these plans were scrapped when the KWE was destroyed in 1935.

  • Reply Mike P June 9, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    You make a solid case! And like you, I've seen maps that were wrong! Good stuff!

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc July 3, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    the way they leave those old tracks, they say just forget about it ๐Ÿ˜„

  • Reply Elliott Wolcott January 8, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Nice video.

  • Reply Matthew Perrine April 27, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Very nice video

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