Closed Railroad Crossing
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Closed Railroad Crossing

August 13, 2019


Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here at Northwood, West Palm Beach, FL and I’m going to show you guys a closed railroad crossing I’m going to include a Google Maps link to this location so you guys can see exactly where I’m at. And here as you can see there in the distance. That’s the FEC Again, FEC southbound train there And this is the street in question, 54th ST right So here you see but they closed off the road this road would have turned into I think this Pine Wood Avenue facing South and facing North This might have been 54th Street Then they just put up this railing over here Look at this you even got the old RXR sign over here I was trying to see if they had a date on it, but no there’s no date on it Looks pretty old and the pavement marking seen better days You can make out the X in the middle the R on the left is gone And there’s some what part of the R on the right day Then you got the double solid yellow over you That’s probably the Tri Rail you hear off in the distance then this would have been where you stopped Track view North and track view South Yeah There isn’t even any traces of where the crossing gate was Maybe it was a cross buck And you can see on the opposite side the same thing like there’s a Barrier there and a railing & a pine tree So yeah, it’s been a while since somebody crossed over there And this is what it looks like going out here this is going back West I wonder why they closed this crossing maybe I can’t imagine why maybe it wasn’t a safe crossing, or There’s a lot of accidents here If you know please comment below I’d love to know so, yeah guys This is one last look at the closed railroad crossing over here in Northwood, West Palm Beach All righty guys please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing over and out

31 Comments

  • Reply Castle Rock RAIL FAN December 30, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    that rail crossing was't needed any more ? also have a awesome new year railrol82 and everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Mel Perry December 30, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    feliz ano nuevo ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply BrickMasterB06 December 30, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    any one watching in 2018

  • Reply Tim Daugherty December 30, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Choooooo choooo

  • Reply Colt Connor productions December 30, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I hope you have a awesome new years!

  • Reply KC Railfanning December 30, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Nice bro!

  • Reply Martha Gutierrez December 30, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Happy New Year!

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc December 30, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Cool catch R , man you got to play , Race for life Charlie Brown, when crossing the street lmao!!! Awesome catch ๐Ÿ˜…

  • Reply Glen Reynol007 December 30, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Looking forward to your dedicated work in 2018. All the best to you and your family.

  • Reply Larson Roethling December 30, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    where I live they have an abandoned railway line it was full of weeds and a few days I went over it and all the weeds were gone. Do you think they are planning to use it again because they now use a new track about 1 kilometer away.

  • Reply Mr Mistr Productions December 30, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Nice video! I'd guess there weren't enough cars crossing over there so they simply closed it… Stay safe and many good things for you and yours in 2018 my friend!

  • Reply astrogater December 30, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Thank you for a great tour! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply christopher coleman December 30, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    nice video railrol 82 f.e.c rulz and happy new year

  • Reply Kelvin Henderson December 30, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Excellent video.

  • Reply Jan Smith December 30, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Nice. Happy New Year!

  • Reply Gator Train Chaser December 30, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    WOW! you find all this neat stuff! This time in my hood! you need to call me next time you are in town. Would like to railfan with ya sometime!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Jared G451 December 30, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    By looking at Google Maps, this crossing was closed way before 2007! If we know the FEC, they probably had some GRS or Modern Industries Gate Mechs, MI Lights, and or a MI Bell. The FEC had quite the fetish for Modern Industries back in the day, but I can only speculate. I wish you and you're family a very Happy New Year! Thanks for the awesome content this year!

  • Reply Ethan the Railfanner December 31, 2017 at 2:50 am

    R.I.P Railroad Crossing. Once they close it, it's probably closed for good. I saw a closed down a crossing up in Middletown OH back in 2015, and didn't remove the signals. But then the signals up there were removed.

  • Reply Kathy simon December 31, 2017 at 5:12 am

    So what exactly is on the other side, Houses ? it could be that there was too much traffic in the neighborhood, people may have used it as a short cut to go to something on the other side. Iโ€™ve seen roads closed because of traffic is too much for that particular neighborhood. If itโ€™s too much traffic then it also could be dangerous.
    Liked your vid very much, thanks for finding this and sharing :-))

  • Reply Bryant's Railfan Productions December 31, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Happy new year!

  • Reply tommy4trains January 1, 2018 at 12:20 am

    From what i understand at one point i'm assuming in the early-mid 2000s 202 would work the Port of Palm Beach and because of his length would block that crossing for extended periods of time cutting off that neighborhood so its my guess they felt it was better to close it and make another entrance on one of its other sides

  • Reply Kustin junat / Kusti's trains January 1, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Cool video!
    I made train videos from Finland!

  • Reply Railfan Owen January 1, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Good video do t forget about my shoutout btw! Did you have a happy new year?

  • Reply 78peterbilttruck January 3, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    The rxr sign looks in good shape

  • Reply 78peterbilttruck January 4, 2018 at 2:38 am

    I think why It was abandoned because they made a other road or it was not used that much.๐Ÿ˜”

  • Reply Elliott Wolcott January 10, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Nice video.

  • Reply Computist40 February 9, 2018 at 4:19 am

    I don't understand why railroads do this, but then again theres one that's been closed for 20+ years not to far from me.

  • Reply siwik robert February 10, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    What happend to the crosing?

  • Reply Railfan Bryan May 5, 2018 at 4:32 am

    I wonder howcome they closed off the crossing?

  • Reply Railfan Bryan May 5, 2018 at 4:37 am

    Theres a crossing here in Bakersfield that they removed several years ago its on K St in our downtown district I dont know why they took it out but the old crossbuck remains on the northbound side. Its on the BNSF line which heads through downtown out to the west side suburb of Rosedale where I live. I think they mayne took it out for safety reasons or to make room for the parking lot for the traffic court which is right across the tracks. Also the trains move very slow (and stop twice when headed westbound to switch the tracks). Eastbound trains go slow too as they are coming out of the BNSF yard and preparing to merge with the UP line east of downtown.

  • Reply Kieran Bricker June 29, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    https://youtu.be/wsIoDD38ppU

    Could you check out my video I made on a train in November and leave a comment!

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