Abandoned Railroad Crossing & Spur
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Abandoned Railroad Crossing & Spur

August 14, 2019


hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here your railroad archaeologist I think I’ve come across
on a nice little find over here in Pensacola Florida this bear right here
oh wait the car is off fast see the switch controls on this what I’ll show
you down the way back what I want to show you now was this burn here which I
think might be either very lightly used and and or quite possibly abandoned
because well you’ll see for yourself but shape of this that
I do not think it could be a train can’t can run on here without the railing
because there’s some ties that are totally out of place there’s some ones
that are missing the anchor plates there’s rails that are gapped this is an old personal decapitating this year I don’t know what railroad
made this originally but I know that these old wooden this may be used to be
a great crossing here or like a loading dock er some sort of crossing I don’t
but yeah these used to be a characteristics of all seaboard
crossings and then this line goes about or this /
goes about maybe a mile into town over there they’re settling through the
Google Maps thing so you guys can follow it along
I can’t walk them out that’d be that’d be me walking two miles just to get back
to where I am and I’m kind of hungry now so we’re done that way there’s parts
where where the grass and and the soil completely consumed the rails so they
said I don’t think God this track is using awful these rails
are rusted they’re not polished at off you guys know that whenever you see a
polished rail it’s indicative of a lot of usage this one does not display that
sign as a matter of fact you can see that the
soil is just accumulating on that rail and there’s been nothing to know
no train to take it off otherwise you see it you’d see a streak on the rail
avoid the flames and it’s crossing itself those are pretty old calories not
the oldest materials this is Barranca Street and Main Street
you guys will have a Google Maps link now I’m gonna make another video of all
those classrooms over there so stay tuned for that one right guys please
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56 Comments

  • Reply OutragousYouTuber999 TV December 30, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    First

  • Reply Railfan Owen December 30, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Hmmmm they look used lol

  • Reply Silver is annoyed on what you said to him December 30, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Eyyyy. But what's spur?

  • Reply Silver is annoyed on what you said to him December 30, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Is spur the sign?

  • Reply Mi Tavious Hamilton December 30, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Keep up the good work RailRol82 Loving These Videos

  • Reply Martha Gutierrez December 30, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Nice one

  • Reply castercamber December 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Crossing gates are still installed and ready. They shouldโ€™ve been removed and replaced with an โ€œOut of Serviceโ€ sign if this spur was abandoned. Iโ€™ll bet the railroad is keeping it just in case to store cars and such.

  • Reply Richard Gerlach December 30, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    It's probably either ex-L&N or ex-Frisco trackage if it's in or near Pensacola.

  • Reply Ronny Andersen December 30, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Nice tour RailRol,love to see this old tracks you are filming,thank you for that! Happy New Year to you from Norway !

  • Reply Mel Perry December 30, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    well the rails are shiny, something
    uses this track regularly

  • Reply BNSF Bandit December 30, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    That's very cool! I think it is possible to run trains on there. I mean look at the Mawmee and western in ohio!

  • Reply Mel Perry December 30, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    where does the switch lead too?

  • Reply Lesa Shiminski December 30, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Hi looks like they use once a while look at rails where dirt on edge of road not covering them if not being used they be buried

  • Reply Colt Connor productions December 30, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Very nice find. I bet it's out of service

  • Reply Tim Daugherty December 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Nice tracks !!!

  • Reply rodney4917 December 30, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    It's the Alabama and Gulf Coast Railroad spur line to a lumber yard using a centerbeam car or cars, about three blocks to the east of that crossing above. That railroad was part of the former Frisco Lines. later BN&SF, Railway. There is no interchange with the ex L&N RR, now CSX anywhere in Pensacola.

  • Reply Ethan the Railfanner December 30, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Great video, as always!

  • Reply Jon's Freight Train Movies December 30, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    I live in Pensacola Florida. That is Alabama & Gulf Coast Railroad. There is a Lumber Yard about 3 blocks east of there. There is a plant west of there that still receives freight cars. It is not abandoned.

  • Reply TheRobdock December 30, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Definitely looks abandoned, or very rarely used, looks like those particular ties were for an old loading dock next to the now lighting company.

  • Reply Mr Mistr Productions December 30, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Fantastic video! That would be cool if this really was ex-Frisco line. I had no clue Frisco (and later BNSF) ever reached Florida! Happy New Year 2019 my friend!

  • Reply Jeffrey Sausedo December 30, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    I google earthed the location and I saw cars spotted along the spur in this video.

  • Reply HZCAR-Croatia/trains December 30, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    Great video my friend!
    Best regards and Happy New Year ๐Ÿ™‚
    Car

  • Reply Blake K5LLA K5LA December 30, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Great video Roly! That is a really cool find! That looks like a pretty unique spur! Nice to see you back in the hunt for railroad history! Have a happy new year my friend!

  • Reply Henry Lewis December 31, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Good Evening Roly, What a amazing fine Of this abandoned railroad crossing In Pensacola Florida,It's surprising that they haven't gotten around to ripping up the rails,Your right about one thing a train would derail if it ran on these rails, On this historical railroad line, Your one Hard working man, And a Fantastic Archeologist Railroad finder of these abandoned railroad finds, I really appreciate you sharing this wonderful piece of history WOW, Nice find my friend, You and your family Have a Happy New Year ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Reply IBStevieB December 31, 2018 at 4:13 am

    If you continue to follow the rails in the direction RailRo82 was walking (Google Maps) , you will see there is a green centerbeam flatcar (operating condition) in the yard of a large business called Builders First Source

  • Reply Jovetj December 31, 2018 at 4:47 am

    I'm no expert, but that track looks usable to me. Down the way, some of it even looks in good shape. I've no doubt that's 10 MPH track, though.

    I'm betting that W Main St used to cross the tracks where that "crossing" is, but has since been re-aligned to avoid the tracks. Take out that curve in the street and it goes straight across that "crossing" there.

  • Reply LTDCrownVicFan2003 aka Royal T's number one fan December 31, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Check out Shoals Junction SC and you will see the old railroad bed of the P&N(Piedmont And Northern) and ex SCL and you will even see an old crossing signal base!

  • Reply Robert King December 31, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Where at is this? Name of streets?

  • Reply DouglasP201 January 1, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Awesome tour of the old tracks RailROL82, happy new year!!

  • Reply astrogater January 1, 2019 at 1:06 am

    5 mph would be fast for that track, lol! Thanks for the tour Roly! Keep up the great job! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Railfan Center January 1, 2019 at 2:36 am

    Hey I'm in Miami atm. Any good railfan locations here?

  • Reply Completely Disinterested January 1, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Happy New Year!!!

  • Reply WoodsBeatle January 1, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Judging by google maps, one remaining business is still taking shipments from the line at Pensacola Wood Treating. However, the rails got paved over at West Main Street and A Street and have been removed west of that crossing. It seems to have been connected to the mainline at South Tarragona Street – you can tell by the curvature at the eastern corner. Happy New Year!

  • Reply maddennis55 January 1, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    At 1:42, you can see rails from a second track!

  • Reply Glen Reynol007 January 2, 2019 at 12:24 am

    It would be nice if you saw some switching action while you were there. Like winning the lottery. lol!
    Happy New Year.

  • Reply Computist40 January 2, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Happy new year Mr. RailRol, looking forward to more amazing content..

    Back on topic, that track looks really sad and or really depressed.

  • Reply Bruno Wesley Monteiro January 2, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Sad

  • Reply DeepSouthRailfan January 4, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    O my gosh remove abandoned from the title this line is used at least twice a week. You really got to do your research…. itโ€™s operated by the Alabama gulf railroad and services a wood plant twice a week. Cmon man

  • Reply walter langston January 7, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    cool video was at a rail line today that was being rebuild but did not get video

  • Reply Jan Smith January 11, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Yay missed your abandoned rails

  • Reply Don Mario January 15, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Looks like prime Penn Central tracks!

  • Reply TheJakeman789 January 20, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Ole nasty Pensacola I welcome your visit, and glad you stopped by. Unfortunately, I live here, trying to move sometime. You must've not been to the really rough areas.

  • Reply austin seaton January 22, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Used

  • Reply High Rail-62 January 29, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Great coverage my friend. I always learn a little something new whenever I watch your post. Keep on Rail'n and Roll'n. Yep,that was pretty conrny,lol. Have a Great Day!

  • Reply Mr Fingerlakes February 13, 2019 at 6:56 am

    Look on the rail for a date

  • Reply Joey Steeves February 15, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    strange thing is rail looks to have a slight shine to it

  • Reply Joey Steeves February 15, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    if you go down the street view of your map link there are wood cars in a siding

  • Reply Exoress Delivers February 16, 2019 at 3:35 am

    I followed the tracks on google map from where Railrol was about a mile and a half to the intersection of SA Street where there is a Sam's Seafood restaurant on Main Highway. The tracks are completely paved over with asphalt at that location. If a train is still running on those tracks it is certainly not running on that end of the tracks unless it's crossing on regular rubber tires.

  • Reply John Cotter February 23, 2019 at 8:47 am

    I traced the line in Google Maps and found quite a few cars along the line.

  • Reply John Cotter February 23, 2019 at 8:49 am

    There is a spur off the line that is cut off and appears abandoned at:30.450620,-87.254235

  • Reply MIKE'S HOW TO March 9, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Thank you for the history

  • Reply 78peterbilttruck March 10, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Oof

  • Reply RockIslandmodeler March 12, 2019 at 2:23 am

    It was originally Frisco tracks, it served some industries down further.

  • Reply Mike 1958 March 22, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Who's responsible for the crossing? What railroad? are they still in business or have they been gobbled up or pushed out. You are probably right it is abandoned and the state just hasn't taken it back or there isn't a need for the right of way yet. I'm surprised someone hasn't considered making bike/hiking trail out of it yet. SHHHH! don't tell anyone. I enjoy your perspective .

  • Reply Meach Pieters April 3, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Super cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž video. How are you my friend miss you hope everything is ok. Nice catch of a abandoned railroad tracks. Looks could be decieving at times it may look abandoned but probably once in a while they use it. Where I from in Brooklyn there's a railroad tracks under the L train it's look abandoned but they still use those once in a while. Love you buddy

  • Reply Curt Nicholson May 4, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Another interesting little find!

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