Blocked Railroad Hurricane Irma
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Blocked Railroad Hurricane Irma

August 13, 2019


Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m here in
Homestead Florida just north of the 296 street crossing here we can see that the
city of Homestead is trying to clean up the debris left by a hurricane Irma, in
its wake and we see that this portion of the unused CSX
track has some trees on it some down branches even some entire trees this is
mile post 65 there’s the relay case milepost 65
Southwest 296 ST, I’ll include Google links Google Maps link then you
can see the posture here you can see the tree right there either way it makes no difference
because like I said there’s no trains there hasn’t been a train here for years
and there’s there isn’t gonna be a train So this is facing North and this is facing South and this track
was in case you don’t know guys it was built by the SAL in 1927 to promote
tourism to Homestead. You can see the original wooden cross ties and the
rusted rails when that would be a nice house to have
right and then I’m looking here in the meter see
I don’t think the meter has any… here comes the power truck so yeah the meter does, well it would
have had power to it had there been electricity here as you can see in the
distance you’re working to restore power in this area so yeah guys I’m
gonna leave you with a shot of this the crossing. Please Subscribe or Like. thank you for viewing. over and out guys

18 Comments

  • Reply Lima Railfan Productions September 17, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Wow poor tracks

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc September 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Wow R man this some messed stuff . Again CSX is like just forget about it but we collect on the insurance. Lpl

  • Reply astrogater September 17, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Good morning. Thanks for the tour! 🙂 Nice video! 🙂

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc September 17, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Great catch so sad about what happened, we all are praying for you all.😇

  • Reply Daniel Morales September 17, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    There's the future Tri-Rail expansion to south Miami-Dade County, if and only if all parties involved would get their act together and have a vision! Where's Henry Flagler when you need him?!

  • Reply Joey Snell Jr. September 17, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Hi Rol, this is very weird that CSX or whoever owns it should clean it up because it looks bad for the surroundings. Good thing I live in Fort Lauderdale. There are no abandoned tracks in Fort Lauderdale that were found yet. If they do find some them that would be cool. But Fort Lauderdale probably dug them up for buildings or space if there were any abandoned tracks. -Joey

  • Reply Asheville Trainman September 17, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    That's an abandoned line, notice the rusty rail heads

  • Reply TX1997 September 17, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Wow that Hurricane did intensive damage

  • Reply Mel Perry September 18, 2017 at 2:46 am

    does anyone service homestead?, if not, what's
    the furthest south anyone
    goes?

  • Reply Mel Perry September 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    is track officially abandoned? or rail banked?
    is csx betting on brightlne?
    or does florida have strange
    tax laws?

  • Reply Mel Perry September 18, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    do you collect date nails? you got a gold.mine down
    there

  • Reply Rolando Gutierrez September 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Nice Job!

  • Reply Mel Perry September 19, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    so this is the sub, that the GCRM branches off of? and
    the spur to the quarries.is
    south of the wye, which is
    south of the GCRM?

  • Reply Daniel Morales September 20, 2017 at 2:44 am

    Hey I've got some pics for you; tell me where I can send

  • Reply Joe Peres September 20, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    For an unused line, they maintain it pretty well.

  • Reply Elliott Wolcott September 22, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Nice video.

  • Reply Bryan September 23, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I was worreid about Homestead before Irma..I think our Cleveland Indians had Spring League there before Andrew in '92. I told co-workers that it had taken a big hit,and just got blank stares

  • Reply Cheerson Railfanning Productions October 25, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Since this line still has the railroad crossings connected to power maybe it could be used again in the future.

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