Abandoned Railroad Spur
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Abandoned Railroad Spur

August 11, 2019


Hello ladies and gentlemen, we’re looking at a MOW storage over here which is also an abandoned FEC industrial spur. On NE 195th ST and West Dixie Highway Here I just stepped on some old cross ties. And there you can see the MOW storage. This is the end of the actual well the spur. for now, and then this is where it used to lead into. See the old rusted rail? Tie plate right there. cross ties. Here we see a big tree growing right on the rail. And This is Dixie Highway over here. So if you guys ever saw a train here, I’d love to know when was the last time you saw it? I’m guessing it was sometime in the 70’s or 80’s But yeah, where that truck is, that’s the end of the line right there. They just paved over it. So this would be facing South There you see the where the box cars used to load. And I’m going to be walking North again. To where I originally began filming. Hurry up and cross and then here is the FEC mainline which is currently used for freight but in a few months, they’re going to start running the Brightline on it. Alright guys, and then here is where the rail met the road. and back to our starting point. Please Subscribe or Like, guys! Thank you for viewing. Over and out.

22 Comments

  • Reply MisterBassBoost June 13, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Nice video! Keep it up!

  • Reply MisterBassBoost June 13, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Brilliant work! Keep it up!

  • Reply Bob S. June 13, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    I'm very excited for the new Brightline. I wish that I could have seen what the last train to run on this was. Was this ever in the hands of Csx or SCL? Thank you for the video, I appreciate your commitment to the channel. Putting out a good video everyday is not easy.

  • Reply Martha Gutierrez June 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Must of been years since it was used, that's a huge tree growibg on it. Sad

  • Reply Daniel Ramsey June 13, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Must be hell on the grass mowers! wham, hit another railroad track.

  • Reply Jared G451 June 13, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Have you ever tried searching for spikes you might be able to save?

  • Reply Tri-Rail TrainFanatic June 13, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    nice buddy

  • Reply Ameridas 45 June 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Glad i was able to show it you dawg!

  • Reply Terminal Railfaner June 13, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    wow im kinda surprised

  • Reply Bryan June 13, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Again, great stuff! like your appreciation for history.

  • Reply Glen Reynol007 June 13, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Unfortunately, warehousing for businesses is pretty much a thing of the past hence all these derelect spurs. This was a huge chunk of business lost by the railroad companies. Sad. It was better when we used to make things in North America.

  • Reply Michael Linder June 14, 2017 at 1:00 am

    That track served Miron Lumber! The last thing that got delivered was centerbeam flat cars of lumber. Across the street to the south was Smart Pac plastic bag makers. It had a track facing the opposite direction and received covered hoppers with plastic pellets to make bags.

  • Reply Michael Linder June 14, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Early 2000's! We had to have the track department watch while we shoved the flat in there!

  • Reply Michael Linder June 14, 2017 at 1:32 am

    That's right! Cross bucks and flagging!

  • Reply Railroad Lover665 June 14, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ love the video

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains June 20, 2017 at 12:42 am

    caging trains is not easy for me.

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains June 20, 2017 at 12:43 am

    what with the RR boldozers

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains June 20, 2017 at 12:43 am

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc July 7, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    well rail come and visit St Louis mo you will have field day the abandoned lines here in Missouri and Illinois ๐Ÿ˜

  • Reply mile57.2 galtsub January 10, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Its a wonder why they didnt tear it up from the road? Crossing still looks decent though.

  • Reply tomtremil May 31, 2018 at 1:45 am

    There used to be several abandoned spurs in my hometown that tied into the mainline. They were a throwback to a time when warehouses and manufacturing companies shipped their product by rail. There's also a bayou in my hometown that saw a lot of shopping during the steamboat era and there were spurs that led from the bayou to the mainline. By the time I was born most of the spurs were no longer in use. Most of the tracks have been taken up. You can still see the track beds or where the crossings once were. I discovered that I can actually trace old lines on google maps when I do the satellite setting. You can see where track beds were because the ground tends to be lighter in fields and if you follow that to roads or streets you can actually see where crossings were even though there's no tracks anymore. You can see how buildings in towns that the lines ran through were situated along the tracks. I actually traced a line that's been gone since the 80's from one main line to another.

  • Reply Matthew Perrine August 4, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Very nice video

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