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Abandoned Railroad Crossing Missing Sign

August 12, 2019


Hello ladies and gentlemen, this is another abandoned railroad crossing here in Homestead, FL. This is SW 256th ST. Facing West. This is facing East. And here we can see the crossing sign and then the pavement marking. Or what’s left of the pavement marking. You could see the imprint of the X and barely the R. As I walk toward the crossing, you’ll notice that this one on the right side has no cross buck left And this shrubbery is almost overtaking it. In a few more months, it’s going to be completely covered. This is track view South over here. This is a former SAL track that was built in the 1920’s in an effort to bring tourism to Homestead. This is the crossing at 256th St. And off in the distance there you can see Diamond Fertilizer, which was one of the last customers on this line. That’s that white yellowish building off to the left there. Track view South. And then this is Safetran lights over here. cross buck and Safetran signal base I believe This is track view North. facing Miami. And you see the wooden SCL cross ties over here. Here is also a Safetran signal base. E dinger up top. relay case. This is again, Oh! Look at the wooden crossing this is pretty old too. characteristic of the SCL days. Okay guys, please subscribe, like, or share. Thank you very much for viewing. Take care, over and out.

18 Comments

  • Reply astrogater June 4, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks! enjoyed the vid.

  • Reply Bob S. June 4, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    It looks like the line can be reactivated, needs some new ties and a crossing redone but nothing too major. Thank you for the video and the great content everyday.

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains June 4, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    so your state is losing money?

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains June 4, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    one signal with lights electronic bill safe team no X weird but cool

  • Reply Glen Reynol007 June 4, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    The fertilizer company is served by trucks now or is it closed?

  • Reply Tomiata June 4, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    I miss the times when you were here
    telling me to have no fear
    To hold my head up high and strong
    add happy notes to my sad song

    I miss the way you look at me
    As if I were too blind to see
    The path I'm on might hurt and scathe
    But all goes well if you just have faith

    I miss the sound of your sweet voice
    Through bitter times a saving noise
    That told me what was right and wrong
    But rang in my ears for far too long

    A caring person, you were such
    That helped and hurt me, oh so much
    You'd guide and mislead me through the day
    You left me lonely when I'd rather you stay

    Over things like that you had no control
    A rock set in motion will continue to roll
    No matter how hard you tug and heave
    You were always pushed and forced to leave

    Then one day you never returned
    My tears so hot they almost burned
    Aware now about what I lack
    But crying and mourning wont bring you back

    For me to let out what I need to say
    I can't do much more than pray
    No longer am I weak, my hearts quite strong
    From adding a happy chorus to a sad, sad song

    – Dane Yule

  • Reply Tri-Rail TrainFanatic June 4, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Homestead the land of abandonment.

  • Reply Pierre Braud June 4, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Somehow this still looks in good shape. You can still see the railroad, unlike how it was for the abandoned railroad in my town not so long ago. Do you know for how long this line has been out of service?

  • Reply Jovetj June 6, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I bet the signals still work. You might try turning them on to see.

  • Reply OSCALETRAINCOLLECTOR June 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    do you plan to travel to other distant locations to film abandoned trackage as well as Crossings we love to see it?

  • Reply OSCALETRAINCOLLECTOR June 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    you have any future plans to possibly travel out of state and explore abandoned trackage in other states?

  • Reply OSCALETRAINCOLLECTOR June 13, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    what would the other videos that would get a lot of attention is get actual Wayside signals inaction as trains car navigating them I'm not talking about Crossing signals I'm talking about wayside signals I try to find also ones that are out of service

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc June 23, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    this great thank you😀

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc June 26, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    uggghhh, I hope nothing is coming this track lol

  • Reply 78peterbilttruck December 16, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Why did they abandon the s line

  • Reply Mel Perry March 23, 2018 at 2:18 am

    whats on the ne/nw quadrants?

  • Reply Genesee County Railfanning Productions June 21, 2018 at 4:23 am

    A "Tracks out of Service" Sign Is About To Take That Crossbuck's Place Lol

  • Reply Matthew Perrine August 4, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Nice video

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