Abandoned Railroad Crossing & Train Station
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Abandoned Railroad Crossing & Train Station

August 11, 2019


Hello ladies and gentlemen, another CSX abandoned railroad crossing here in South Dade near Homestead. This is SW 320th ST. You can see the pavement marking there is almost erased. This here was a loading dock where the rail cars would back up into and they would load. And that there in the distance is the old SAL train station from the 1920’s, it’s abandoned. It’s wooden-ed off shutters everywhere, can’t access it. And then here is the actual crossing. This is the S line. The Homestead Subdivision. SW 320th Street, there’s the relay case. This is track view North. And this would be track view South. There’s an old switch there and a wye, I have a video that I shot earlier, I’ll include the link to it. And then here is the actual crossing. A Safetran crossing. There you see the Safetran signal base. The lights, the cross bucks and then I’m going to cross the street when there isn’t any cars coming, but it seems to be mission impossible now. Well, this spur here led into that warehouse That’s really what I wanted to show you on that side. And then Finally, finally okay! You can see an old switch right there. Beth Steel 1992, it’s not that old. Then on this side this is the spur I was telling you about. Over there we got a crossing with Safetran lights. And the stop dismount sign. Please subscribe, like, or share! And I thank you very much for viewing. Take care, over and out, bye!

24 Comments

  • Reply Bob S. June 6, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Looks very usable, when was the last train over this section. Thank you for the video and I look forward to the next one.- Bob

  • Reply Tomiata June 6, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Never saw that area before, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Martha Gutierrez June 6, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Interesting with all those signs still up.

  • Reply Tri-Rail TrainFanatic June 6, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    nice

  • Reply Glen Reynol007 June 6, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Was the stop/dismount sign for the train crew? I have not seen this before. Do you know it's purpose J?

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains June 6, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    weird

  • Reply Tony Holcombe June 9, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I really enjoy your videos of "Historic" S. FL Railroad sites. I lived in Hallandale for many years, always close to FEC tracks and have been a railfan before the word was invented… Live 3 hrs. North in Grant-Valkaria now (still in view of FEC) and continue to watch all the old and new locomotives and continue to enjoy. With u tube I get to enjoy rails from all over the world. Thank you for your time and effort in making these great videos that remind me of years past. Tony

  • Reply microbusss June 24, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    I wanna know about the depot!

  • Reply Mel Perry September 15, 2017 at 4:53 am

    is this the track that went to
    homestead?

  • Reply Mel Perry September 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

    went day tripping a couple of times south of mia, and we couldn't find the tracks
    south of kendall, is this the
    same branch?, thanks

  • Reply Phil Pique November 1, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Hi, Roly! Thanks for this video! I was in Homestead for a day after I made a Key West trip with some buddies back in 2016. I drove up to this area to see what was still there, and was shocked that the depot was still intact. Very interesting stuff! If you get a chance, please post some close-ups of the depot. Thanks!

  • Reply Tim Daugherty November 13, 2017 at 4:54 am

    My grandparents live close to this

  • Reply Colt Connor productions November 15, 2017 at 2:54 am

    do they still make stop dismount signs?

  • Reply Mel Perry December 24, 2017 at 5:12 am

    so where did this track originate, since it's south
    of the fec/sal wye? connectng track, how many tracks were in the yard?

  • Reply Elliott Wolcott January 5, 2018 at 2:43 am

    Nice video.

  • Reply Jovetj February 15, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Would have liked to have seen a view from the side road facing the wye. (The opposite angle at the end of the video.) Don't get to see satellite signals like that very often.
    Also pretty wicked seeing all the grass around the rails there.

  • Reply Matthew Perrine March 27, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Very nice video

  • Reply KatyCat April 29, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Nice green grass

  • Reply Jordan Wilkison April 30, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    cool video interesting

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  • Reply King Wasabi December 24, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    My gosh abandoned E Bells? and LEDS? does Florida have a single 8 inch light?

  • Reply pennywise1281 July 26, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Breaking News
    The railroad is abandoned the signals haven't been used in a long time since when the tracks started to grow weeds and they're clearly broken so theirs no such things to get rid of them, remove the crossing signals or something!

  • Reply Matthew Perrine August 4, 2019 at 6:39 am

    Best video ever

  • Reply Danny Gillingham August 5, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    210 thumbs up, with 6 thumbs down … I don't get it, why anyone would even think of giving any thumbs down??? this guy is going out of his way, all willing, to give us footage in places some of us will never get to go to and see in person, while we get to see it in our homes, comfortably … this deserves a whole lotta credit

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