Abandoned Railroad in City turning into Forest
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Abandoned Railroad in City turning into Forest

August 26, 2019


you hello ladies & gentlemen, RailROL82 here. Your RR archaeologist so it’s got time again I like to come back to
this location once a year in follow-up videos we’re gonna see this isn’t an
original abandoned seaport airlines burn we’re gonna see how its feared in the
last year and so right now this is Northwest both
I’ve anymore above Northwest 12th Avenue is the Metrorail
that start above bub sorry elevated on rail service here ma’am commuter service
and then this is where the spirit one is its I went into a produce market over
there and as we can see here there are no coffees across bug some signals
everything has been removed and yeah I’m gonna include the video that I took here
last year the line was obviously a lot more visible and it is now a lot of our
growth I’ve located in this line and they shut it off back there I think with
the fence but uh let’s see what we got okay yeah it is getting really covered up
previously I was able I think you were able to see the rails and I think one of
the rails was like an original 19 20 20 something real I’ll refer to my video
but yeah Mother Nature is definitely reclaiming this this is the sad part about being a
railroad archaeologist the umbrella for thank you join me as well they they date what are you date okay I
think I got something over here actually don’t fall smart here you go the railroad archaeologist
1924 one nine two four says uh oh hi oh right there
maybe it’s oh hi old steel so they guys let me look for the date on
the nails sorry another girl spikes that one is a
bit much Sharon biggest star going to here by the way this isn’t the best
neighborhood in Miami sorry but land and there they were completely removed
completely so yeah I’m gonna take a while Jesse and
assume that when I come back next year see here you can barely already tells a
rail so next year I’m probably gonna have to bring like a bulldozer don’t
film this I do my update video on this julia side side guys
I mean if I was the city I tell I offered to come a penis of myself just
to preserve this nice stretch of original rail over here so the original seaboard tides – they
were never replaced with all concrete would entice say a couple of prayers in the name of
this fine served us spork over here oh he just kind of
lizard damn what a savage get here buddy this began as a an abandoned railroad
video and it turned into an Discovery Channel National Geographic video okay
see if I can make my way over here and show you guys we’re winning oh it was actually teased yes we got the material coming up above
us over there so I’m going to wait till I have a perfect yes you can see right here there’s one
rail right over there and then we got these settings so there was two rails
tooling in here at one point this is facing East right now
that card is heading north facing south and that way is west
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bye

47 Comments

  • Reply Tropical Railroad Productions TV network System August 25, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    R.I.P

  • Reply E.M. Larson August 25, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks!

  • Reply Taslim Chaudhry August 25, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Excellent 🇮🇳

  • Reply Randy's Rock and Roll Railroad Mccarter August 25, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    😎

  • Reply Martha Gutierrez August 25, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Sad 😫

  • Reply Dziad TV August 25, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    excellent video like

  • Reply Trucks & Trains August 25, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Awesome video RailROL82! Sad that this line is closed.

  • Reply Mel Perry August 25, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    interesting how the gtowth
    coverage is occuring, short
    and dense at both ends, sparse and taller in the middle4, wonder what the
    contributing factor is?

  • Reply Street Stories August 25, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    My favorite Railroad Archeologist!
    I have some date nails, but I can’t find any date spikes.
    I found a bunch of railroad matchbooks in my collection I didn’t even know I had. I put em up on Jet Set and tagged you!
    Have a great Sunday!!

  • Reply Castle Rock RAIL FAN August 25, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    great video so said that trains may near use this rail line again :<…..(

  • Reply Castle Rock RAIL FAN August 25, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    built same thing than you don't use it anymore nature takes it over

  • Reply Floridian Railfan August 25, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    This videos bring new life to these old railroads. This archeology is very detailed and informative, that’s why I love these.

  • Reply The Railroader August 25, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Nice find! If don't have it already, here is a map of abandoned / out of service railroads throughout the world. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1Q91IBeZLh916Q5auDaQ9-x25vh0&ll=39.30951743849076%2C-105.38867992454067&z=5

  • Reply CSX Fan August 25, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Wow so it used to inactivity.

  • Reply Henry Lewis August 25, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟RailRol82 Good morning Roly Wow Rails From 1924 And Abandoned spur Apart of our history That dates back Too The Seaboard Coastline days I remember them well, At least one thing they haven't ripped the rails up that's a good thing, What a Historical find, I pray they just leave these rails right where they are and Do not touch them, It's a reminder of days gone past when the SCL Ran on these rails You did another amazing job of returning here a year later to update us that the spur still exists to this day, You are by far the Best Railroad Archeologist that I have ever had the chance to meet in person, You are My friend Roly, Have a blessed day, Big Thumbs Up 👍👌

  • Reply Walter elcanalla August 25, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Super video 😉👍

  • Reply Meach Pieters August 25, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Very interesting video. Maybe one day they might open the line again. Love you more

  • Reply Ken Steele August 25, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    If the dates are on the rail spikes, you should start a collection from around the Country of places you visited. Love your videos. p.s. Those tracks I have crossed many times while doing deliveries in the Miami area.

  • Reply dragondancer1814 August 25, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    There’s a section of old tracks in Frederick, Maryland (in the next county over from where I live; I spent seven years living in that city and grew to love the old rail lines passing through there to where I still follow them on Google Earth) that the same thing is happening to. It always depresses me to see more and more of that line getting “erased!”

    But to see an egret in a downtown city-that blows my mind! Way cool!

  • Reply Ferenc Takács August 25, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Köszönöm! Nagyon jó videó.

  • Reply Mike 1958 August 25, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    It's amazing as to how railroads shunted railcars through the city back in the day. There is a photo floating around the internet showing the riverfront of Nashville and right there just to the right of center are two boxcars set out to be emptied. All around the area of lower Broadway, there are alleyways where rails either still exist, ripped up or paved over. They are just wide enough for switchers and a few boxcars to park by dock doors. There's a lot of hidden history in our cities that testament to how they're built. I'm surprised that boxcars are still in use to ship and receive goods. It seems as though container shipping is the way shippers move goods nowadays. I remember having to unload a boxcar once the company I worked for bought it by the train carload. We had to unload it one roll of toilet paper at a time filling cases went along when we weren't pulling orders.

  • Reply Blake K5LLA K5LA August 25, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Loved this update Roly, you are doing a great service for these old spurs that are slowly fading away. Keeping the history alive for as long as possible is very important and your doing a great job! I'm impressed that the crossing is still there and they haven't tore it out yet or paved over it. Great video my friend and keep history going!

  • Reply James Stallings August 25, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Nice job as always !!!

  • Reply dougslittlediesel August 25, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Still though it's sad to see it rotting away. But in the 70s and 80s a lot of shippers and receivers moved from rail service to transporting goods and services by truck. Still has to move from the rail head to the customer. Railroads still heavy Bulk and Prohibited Hazardous Freight that can't go by truck. Intermodal and yard transfer warehouse is more common place today. Edgarton KS has a big container yard and growing warehouse complex where the containers and modal trailers are taken and unloaded then reloaded somewhere else and then put back on the train.

  • Reply Ethan the Railfanner August 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Great video, as always!

  • Reply John Van Teeckelenburgh August 25, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    So sad to see another piece of history reclaimed by nature. Great video as always! Thanks for sharing my friend. I’m going to start posting soon of the gems from NJ. Stay tuned….

  • Reply Mike P August 25, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Thanks for once again documenting this area, it’s so sad to see this once great rail system slowly wasting away. At least we still have maps that we can peruse and dream about the days gone by, when the rails ruled. Like this one from 1964 that clearly shows this spur. https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ht-bin/tv_browse.pl?id=04ae411d9d8f6ec99bdc870ba5889441
    And if you know what you’re looking for, you can spot the right of way on google earth. As always, keep up the good work, and thanks for the Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom moment!

  • Reply shortliner68 August 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    What's really sad with these abandoned spurs and branch lines is when you're old enough to remember when they were still busy avenues of railroad commerce. Especially sad if you had a chance to actually ride with the crew on them when still in use as I did with a PRR branch near my home in the later 1960s. The line now abandoned for many years, overgrown, and partially torn up like this spur. 🙁

  • Reply Christian Stokes August 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Amazing video I always love the railroads that are just so bad they turn into Forrest… they tell a good story…good job

  • Reply R X R Joeys Trains August 25, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Great video 👍. You should do this at night. You might catch an old Alco rolling by. Hehe.

  • Reply szlakowiec August 25, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Excellent video, greetings from Poland, +

  • Reply Shawn Stephens August 25, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Here in Canada this would be gone by now. I think the rail companies must be charged taxes on our lines even when they are not used. Then again even if they don't, we still don't have alot of abandoned railway left.

  • Reply Thomas Mackowiak August 25, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Intersting video of an adandoned insudtrial spur with a nature addition near the end. Where was the switch located that created the two sets of tracks in the drive area behind the fence? There doesn't appear to be any evidence of a seond track going across the north/south street.

  • Reply Jovetj August 25, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Forest is to supernova as as tree is to firecracker. 🙂

  • Reply Bryan August 25, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    I remember this spot from last visit!

  • Reply DouglasP201 August 25, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Sad to see it go too waste, I wish Seaboard or CSX didn't abandoned this line.

  • Reply Musicman The FAM August 25, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Great video! Too bad that this is line is closed. Next year you may have to bring some tree trimmers to cut all those weeds.

  • Reply Ronald Escalante August 25, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Nice only few parts can be seen..there is factory already…

  • Reply Jeffrey Baker August 25, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Lizard! I'm surprised there wasn't spiders and snakes in those weeds

  • Reply Jeffrey G August 25, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Hi Rolly! Great video! That’s quite a change from the previous video. If I owned that building I would make sure the railway right-of-way was kept up…. no weeds or trash. But then again that’s just me. 👍

  • Reply PalmettoSubRailfan August 25, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Awesome video, I loved it as usual!! Also I’m a bit late but congrats on 11k!!

  • Reply Alan Bowler August 26, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Awesome video railrol keep it up

  • Reply Tim Daugherty August 26, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Wow! thats crazy!! I wonder when the last train was there?? I enjoy your stuff!

  • Reply IBStevieB August 26, 2019 at 1:21 am

    I can just picture a small steam locomotive pushing along a couple of box cars and a caboose on that spur back in the 1930's

  • Reply Jamie Williams August 26, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Love it

  • Reply TheRobdock August 26, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Awesome line!! The grade crossing still made withe the old rubber terminal track, shame it’s abandoned.

  • Reply Atlantic Coast Line August 26, 2019 at 1:55 am

    If it had anything to do with Seaboard Airline; it's abandoned today

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