Hello ladies and gentlemen so an
update on an abandoned railroad crossing over here at Southwest 8th St. and SW 69th Ave so over here a few months ago I filmed this crossing where you can
see the cantilevers are missing the light and gates, crossbucks. I came to see
what else had been removed and at first glance it appears that they
haven’t touched anything else this is walking westward and SW 8th ST Where that Walmart is, that was the sight of Everglades Lumber, until 2008 when it closed. So on that side, opposite side
which would be the North side of the crossing you had the relay case and then here it
this would be track view South. And here you have the cantilever and where the
crossing gate once was. Notice the cut wires there and the four screws that held it
up this was all a Harmon Cantilever yeah you can see the brackets for the lights there. Nothing else. Track view South This line actually ends four blocks
South of here home at Southwest 12th ST have a video where I filmed the end of the line. It’s fenced off. yeah you can see this beyond that you
can see the remnants of the rail bed but nothing else give you a quick
glance here that there is Voodooo.
There’s a dead chicken in there. Whoever dropped that off thought that this track
will still active and that the train was going to take away the bad spirits but
there’s no train or bad spirits so jokes on them right ha ha ha. Track view South. Give you a walk here… see concrete cross ties one and two
among all the wooden cross ties. that house has probably been there as
long as the railroad it’s about the late 1920s or maybe earlier than that. Wow!
look at that building it’s totally covered in vines oh crap that’s amazing. Oh! Again I got all these guys sticking
along with me. This here is a mango tree. Been picked clean. okay Mobile home park there. damn I hate when these go inside your shoe, pinch you all over the place makes it uncomfortable to walk Can you see a date on there? hey guys this is all the end of the line
is about a hundred feet that way getting kind of cloudy and windy so I don’t want
those oh well you just walk a few hundred feet here and show you the There’s a spur here. Man! Look at this. This is freaking torture. Cheese 2 so this is the FEC track that
connected to the main along US one in Southwest 88th ST and then led into the
Oversea Railway but look at this. It’s a Wheel stop by Hayes, old school. so yeah the end of the track is just like I said about a hundred or so feet over there
where I have a video on so I’m going to head back before the rain guys- feel it
in the wind now walking northbound and this way it
went about maybe five or so miles then it went were the Miami International
Airport is went around the airport into the Hialeah yard which still exists.
Currently the Hialeah yard is the southernmost point for the FEC Railway now. Oh God! Another one. Those things are ruthless. I don’t know why I find this to be such a beautiful sight you think so? If you agree with me, comment below. I
don’t know it’s just maybe the history and it’s the potential
that that there is here or that there was here Or that nature is reclaiming what once belonged to man. take that in for a second look at how
old that is all in all, this track isn’t in bad shape for something years old right? and here we go SW 8th ST. Our original filming spot. So now, we were facing West. Now we’re going to be facing East. Alright guys, I thank for your accompanying me on that tour. Please Subscribe or Like! Take care, over and out.