Abandoned Railroad From Seaboard Days
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Abandoned Railroad From Seaboard Days

August 12, 2019

you hello ladies and gentlemen guys and gals
RailROL82 here, your humble servants and your railroad archaeologist
okay I’m gonna give you a bird’s-eye view right now of what I’m about to film
this is an update video this is one of the first videos I filmed when I began
my channel a couple of years ago that highway you see there is highway 112
going West International Airport few blocks away so I’m a South East 14th
Street and this is 10th Avenue or 10th court I’ll include the Google Maps in
this location so you guys can follow along ok so what I’m standing on right
now is what it used to be a team track back in the day this is where the real
cars would back up to and then all these jacent warehouses would come and unload
their merchandise over here now it’s turned into a somewhat of a I guess a
waiting area for that trial station right there
Travel is a local commuter train between Miami and West Palm Beach so let me go
ahead and get the journey started ready this is a original seaboard airline
railroad you can still see the old ties right there old wooden types coming up
to the team truck this is officially the end of it
oh look at that wait a second try to throw date you okay
so I see some writing 1922 Oh 1925 it says right there one nine to five yeah
you can’t see that I don’t you guys can see it on here but the shadow doesn’t
you see very well okay and then I guess somebody thought it was uh amusing to
bring no train on here has trained it well that’s an accurate picture I mean
it’s a half accurate picture because I don’t know who Sierra Road is but the
this was used by our team originally this 1925 to my knowledge there was no
diesel back then so yeah you guys saw the ties original seaboard airline
railroad when I was a kid in the 80s I remember seeing some action on this line
like great-grandfather used to bring used to live around here and they used
to bring me the CDs these trains up during the day
hence my love for trains right now and then you see the palm trees which is
very stereotypical of man the Royal Palms swinging in the wind there’s a
missing one that’s probably victim to I hurricane or lightning let me see if I
can take a seaboard a souvenir no way that things really aren’t you got that yeah hopefully yeah I don’t think
they’re gonna pull these rails wheels are about to be 100 years old so
right now there are 94 years old not bad right
I wish I’d look that good when I was ready for then I’ll still be a relevant
archaeologist and have many more subscribers okay so I’m walking north
right now we’re coming up on South East and I think that sub is 12 what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna go on
historic aerials calm and see when you can see uh when was the last time action
was on these tracks I’m guessing late 80s early 90s
here you have the rails tripping right there I thought I was gonna be easier to
chip it on that thing it’s on it south okay so this is the southeast tenth
court in southeast 12 street pavement market interestingly enough this trial
came into service 1989 so in 1989 they were still usage here that’s why there’s
a paper wagon that says railroad crossing now if you guys had a question
as to whether or not this track was abandoned this solves this answers your
question there’s no way our trains coming through that there’s no way our
train is coming to you okay this rail here probably came this
way where that mound is right there between those trees go over there see
the community yeah I’m see any pavement markings for
that one that one’s off yeah no that’s all done it’s all routes and stuff over
there okay so back to the task at hand a hill on the railroad sounds like a
movie a hill on the railroad this are you go technic wow that thing
is hot as hell oof like Nene degrees well the temperature is 88 degrees out
that thing’s probably harder than 80 80 degrees by this year see port balance gotta love it and know
it’s probably a switch down here somewhere somewhere I don’t see so I’m
emotionally attached to this rule like I said because my great-grandfather’s
written here so to me it’s like part of the family I grew up with it it’s still
here I’d hate for it to be gone someday so that’s why I came to check up on it
three so often you know coming make sure it’s still taking care of bringing some
water some food okay there you have more poon even working right there but yeah
it’s a whole lot of shrubbery did not come a quick huh yeah some serious shrubbery in there too we all please nearby so I’m not gonna go
in there but we can but we can follow this one so this is another one Cheers there’s another one here – oh wow
okay start off on this bus walk or go leave work early what got some vision acres along guys know what that is so this keeps
going over here and I thought very much this track is in service and realizes
these bosses wouldn’t be parked right let’s see if over there we can see some
more remnants of it surely can Yeah right this aerial partner airplane noise but
this area was driving back in the day with rail activity you could see how
many Spurs was here the sports birds less than a block from each other that’s where that one ends right there
you can see the cutoff and that used to be a loading dock for you
and this one won’t start off right there criminal active you ask me okay now
we’ll go back and see that Oh oh yeah we didn’t see this one the first
time Wow it’s nuts all these rails sorry about that
is real just in the camp Julia side side guys all the wasted
potential all the history here gone I hate to see that at least they didn’t
pull the rails and a mr. so here you can enjoy them so yeah like to give me a
thumbs up comment below tell me anything or asking anything you’d like to know
about it take care if you haven’t subscribed
please do so have a good one you


  • Reply Prince Akpan May 12, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    ❤I Love The Abandoned Railroad❤

  • Reply Martha Gutierrez May 12, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Another beautiful video

  • Reply Floridian Railfan May 12, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Just woke up. Nice video!

  • Reply Cheryl Stallworth May 12, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Nice video!

  • Reply Jon's Freight Train Movies May 12, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Nice video. It is sad to see so many railroad spurs there just abandoned and rusting away.

  • Reply Tyler Stainback May 12, 2019 at 1:45 pm


  • Reply Dogedmaster294 They Goin' Yeeet May 12, 2019 at 1:55 pm


  • Reply Cliff Liese May 12, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Sierra Railroad used to run in the Sierra Nevada mountains with one of the stops being in Angel's Camp.

  • Reply Gagethedarkgamer 74 May 12, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Nice video, WOW that's a lot of rail tracks there must be a lot of trains going throw there in the 1900s to bad they abandoned it, hey did it had railroad crossings there at one time? Oh and thanks for watching my frist train video I'll soon have another train video up on YouTube maybe by next week or so, I love ur train videos, they are just fun to watch them because I love watching history about old and abandoned railways.

  • Reply Castle Rock RAIL FAN May 12, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    great video railrol82 🙂

  • Reply E.M. Larson May 12, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Have any info on the rail lines on the west coast of Florida? I see some of the trails that were once rail lines but wonder if there are areas that have not been converted and the history. Thanks, love your video's!

  • Reply Tri-Rail TrainFanatic May 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Been here since 600 subs, keep up the good work

  • Reply SFTA May 12, 2019 at 3:12 pm


  • Reply SFTA May 12, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    so the company ended in 1967

  • Reply amj20 May 12, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    That's crazy! Nice video as always!

  • Reply Ferenc Takács May 12, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Jó videó lett! Érdekelnek az elhagyott vasút vonalak.

  • Reply Geoff Lane May 12, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Towards the end by the buses the track looked very clean, how did it stay that way? I would have thought it would be rusty like the rest.

  • Reply Genesee County Railfanning Productions May 12, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    But at Least You Have Cool Leftovers of It

  • Reply Geoff Lane May 12, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    I mentioned recently about wind noise. An example of an external mic that has wind suppression (the call it a windshield).


  • Reply Meach Pieters May 12, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Nice catch. You be finding a lot of abandoned railroad tracks and crossings. Love you buddy

  • Reply Anthony Maida May 12, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Nice video
    Have you ever tried to look for any date nails?
    Coming to Florida this week west coast for some warm weather,it’s
    Miserable up here in the northeast.Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Street Stories May 12, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Thank you Railroad Archeologist! I enjoyed this video immensely.

  • Reply Henry Lewis May 12, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    RailRol82 What a Magnificent find of the old SCL days all these Abandoned railroad spurs back When they we're used in the Steam Locomotives days must have been a Amazing sight back then we're these Railroad tracks ever connected to the Over seas railroad or we're they separated,for the warehouses, You my friend are one true Railroad Archeologist of all times the very best in finding these old Abandoned railroads an unused spurs and other Railroads you fine This was a very Historical video you filmed A Part of History that will always remain in our Hearts that once was a active railroad back in the early 1900's of The Henry Flagler days wonder what is was like back then To see and hear those Whistles blow, I wonder if anyone can still hear in the distance those Ghost Steam Locomotives Rumbling late at night Of though days that are gone but not forgotten, An I hope they never rip those rails up because they are a part of our history that was once a active railroad back in the old day, Thank you my friend for sharing another Magnificent video It was a true Masterpiece of History Your a Hard working man I appreciate it And I really enjoyed watching this video as I always do Roly Thank you Big Thumbs Up 👍👍👍👍👍

  • Reply HZCAR-Croatia/trains May 12, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Very good my friend!
    I like your video 🙂
    Greetings 🙂

  • Reply Alan Bowler May 12, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    That a great piece of history railrol

  • Reply Jonathan Manson May 12, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    We want the Flagler Seaboard to Key West again….would be better than driving 95/US1.

  • Reply Joel Christensen May 12, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Another awesome tidbit of history!

  • Reply IBStevieB May 12, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Nice piece of history!

  • Reply Walt Nelson May 12, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Diesel appeared on Ametican rails in the 1930s, as produced by GM EMD. The diesel engine itself was invented and developed in Germany in the late 1800s. The inventor was Dr. Rudolph Diesel.

  • Reply DouglasP201 May 12, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Awesome video bro. I was born in the early 80's, I only saw a few Seaboard System engines back in the late 90's & early 00's in my younger days. But never seen SAL & SCL engines.

  • Reply Disfigured Doughnut May 12, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    C. Chessie
    S. Seaboard
    M. Merger.

    Renamed to become CSX. While the acronym for chessie seabord stayed the X has no meaning. Therefore this could very well be an old CSX line.

  • Reply Dennis Lambert May 12, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Check top on each end of cross ties for date nails. These were often driven into the cross tie to indicate the year it was laid. They normally only have the last two digits of the year like 1932 would simply have a 32 on top of head of nail. When you find these this will give you a better idea of when the railroad was put in or at least when the tie was placed. The date you find on the rail only indicates when that rail was made, not when it was installed.

  • Reply Computist40 May 12, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Great find, I found a few tracks up in Green Bay that are from old street runners, but hasn't seen a train in a very long time. I can't make a video of it because I'm not up in Green Bay often.

  • Reply Shawn Powell May 13, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Thanks for another great video. Sad to see what was a thriving economic area with a lot of railroad use, now a place with a bunch of rusting rails. Nice find!

  • Reply Metra f40ph Railfanner May 13, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Almost 8000 subscribes

  • Reply Mike 1958 May 13, 2019 at 2:22 am

    You are truly one of a kind. There is so much history there. In the beginning, the railhead there reminded me of my days in Germany with the U.S. Army. I was in the cavalry and we used tracked vehicles M551s, M113s, mortar and had to load and offload our own vehicles at the rail head. That's what the ramp there reminded me of. Oh yeah loved the comment about the dead chicken, "We know what that's about." LOL I don't usually use that.

  • Reply JM 2013 May 13, 2019 at 3:26 am

    Thumbs up, good work.

  • Reply Jeffrey Sausedo May 13, 2019 at 4:08 am

    Cool stuff as always

  • Reply tom kat May 13, 2019 at 8:37 am


  • Reply Mike P May 13, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Another good find! To have a time machine and go back to when that area was booming would be a rail fan's dream!

  • Reply Dziad TV May 13, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Like 131

  • Reply Tim Daugherty May 13, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    That’s some good history there!!

  • Reply Musicman The FAM May 13, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Nice find! A little piece of history.

  • Reply F&P Trains UK May 13, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Nice video hope you see my new video

  • Reply ppv_tahoe May 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Great Video. Love walking, exploring
    abandoned tracks

  • Reply Phantom Gaming May 13, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Its sad to know that the modern world seems to want to let go of old amenities that are useful R.I.P The keys rail Nice video rolly the rail road archaeologist i hope you reach 9000 subscribers soon

  • Reply BALD8BIL May 13, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing this great video with us I'm going to share it to my new Facebook group TRAINS ACROSS THE WORLD my goal is to bring everyone together in this world to share the love of this hobby in one place from railfanning, how to videos, layout updates, abandoned railroads, photos and anything about train's please feel free to stop by and check out the group and join us

  • Reply kman 4443 May 13, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Glad you didn't go in the shrubs, I don't live in Florida but I would be too worried about all the darn snakes you guys have down there especially in that thick shrubbery. Especially with that Burmese python issue, you guys have down there.

  • Reply Raymond Wedley May 13, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Like This  videos keep it coming

  • Reply Erik Vince May 14, 2019 at 2:23 am

    I agree With You 100% Wasted Potential Maybe They They Will Start Using Them Again Some Day

  • Reply Victorian Rail Heritage May 14, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Great video hope the use or restore them again one day

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc May 14, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    amazaing R you are the man ,You need a award your videos are the bomb :-)You need a Emey 🙂

  • Reply StevePotts May 18, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Time changes everything….sometimes its a little sad,

  • Reply Mel Perry May 20, 2019 at 2:07 am

    how much farther did the lead
    extend north? and what did it
    connect to? btw it looks like
    someone tried to turn the loading dock into a plaza, since you were there last 😉

  • Reply mark m May 22, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Haha, love the praying hands!😆

  • Reply Curt Nicholson May 22, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    It is nice that you remember your grandfather and the things that he used take you to see and do as a small boy, and as you said near the beginning those things that he took you to do involving the railroads is what probably what has led you in your pursuit of them and their history now. Can you picture in your mind way back in the days when everything was growing in America that these rails were probably having cars moved on them maybe every day. Or maybe they were not all here yet because only four years after the rails you first saw came the Depression and it was maybe a few years of recovery before new sidings were added. I'm pretty sure the Seaboard besides running up the east coast of Florida was the line you have shown us before that continue out into the ocean and down thru the islands. It makes me wish I could have rode it out there once. Although I'll bet it could also get scary as quick as storms can blow up. It's was a hurricane that ended its ocean leg eventually.

  • Reply szlakowiec May 28, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    There are many such places in Poland, +

  • Reply Fred Thompson June 13, 2019 at 4:29 am

    I still remember the old rail lines that use to border Bay St. And Adams St. Back when i went with Grand Pa to the post office he worked at. Something about old abandoned and/ or rarly used rail roads have such a misteek about them that really does make you wonder how life was . Some 40 to 50 yeas prior.

  • Reply dougslittlediesel June 21, 2019 at 11:18 am

    That shows the changing trends in the industry of railroads. Now it's intermodal .Bring a Container to the shipper .Load it and take it to the hub and put it on a train and go.

  • Reply Mel Perry June 30, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    you've done two other videos of this segment of track, 🙂

  • Reply Mel Perry June 30, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    they sure used enough fencing, k-bars, and concrete
    blocks to block off the old
    track? you got rail riders down there?, lmmfao, 🙂

  • Reply Dennis R. Belanger July 6, 2019 at 12:37 am

    Cool stuff. I find these hidden gems a fantastic journey. So much of Michigan old rail was taken up for trails, which is nice, but leaves nothing to find but the rail bed.

  • Reply Kamila Sisu July 7, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Very nice name: Seaboard!! ✌️🤩✌️This is my instrument lol

  • Reply dlagrua July 18, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Very interesting but sad video. The politicians vote to give license to the corporations (free trade) to move our industries (and jobs to China) and what you show in this video is what results. At one point not long ago the railroads served almost every town with passenger and frieght service. Now what is left is inter-modal, Chemical/oil and Amtrak service.

  • Reply David James July 25, 2019 at 2:54 am

    I just attended a model train show and sale up in Deland, FL a few weeks ago and the only thing I bought was a Seaboard Coast Line T-Shirt to add to my growing collection of railroad t-shirts. Nice find on those tracks and interesting historical video!

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