Exploring Abandoned Railroad & Crossing
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Exploring Abandoned Railroad & Crossing

August 13, 2019

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.


  • Reply astrogater July 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Thanks for the video. I enjoyed the tour. Thanks for your efforts in making these videos.

  • Reply Martha Gutierrez July 26, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Lovely scenery!

  • Reply Rolando Gutierrez July 26, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    This track would've been ideal for Brightline. It would've covered a lot of territory for commuters.

  • Reply Jared G451 July 26, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Sad to see them go, If only I could just take the cantilevers myself. I would stuff them in my closet if I have to!

  • Reply Rob's Adventures July 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    @5:32 Lol found yourself in a "sticky" situation eh sir?

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc July 26, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    hey Rol love this post, man you the bomb you get my email I sent ?

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc July 26, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    I love the nice green organic environment

  • Reply Gus Hollahbackatya July 26, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    $2.14 a gallon for Regular…I have been in Tennessee , and Arizona within the last two weeks ,  and the gas prices are the exact same range….actually for the last 3-4 years they have been……anyhoo….Cool video. Just wondering , have you thought about "branching out" and going into other FL areas, or even other states ???

  • Reply Gus Hollahbackatya July 26, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    "Gomas" instead of "Llantas" ?? ( my wife is from Sinaloa, MX ) just curious..

  • Reply Glen Reynol007 July 26, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Is the track still connected at Hialeah yard?

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc July 27, 2017 at 1:11 am

    they can't take the cantilevers down?

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc July 27, 2017 at 1:13 am

    that is so sad do that to animals, that gets in my craw😠😡

  • Reply Joe Peres July 27, 2017 at 1:15 am

    Back in the early 80s, my family moved to a house in the 1800 block of SW 70th avenue. The backyard used to go right into the ROW. The train used to run on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays with anywhere between 8 and 20 cars. Tuesday and Thursdays were MOW trains here and there and a super rare weekend delivery with one or two cars. The engines were GP9s. The longest and saddest trains is when they started picking up the lines south of Dadeland. Then I saw the Metrorail cars delivered to the south tail tracks and I knew that was the end of the line south of Dadeland. When Everglades Lumber closed, that was in the end of the spur. Sad.

  • Reply JM 2013 July 27, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Very nice video,be careful out there.

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc July 27, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Yes Roly, I really enjoy your post , thanks again😁

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc July 27, 2017 at 1:44 am

    cool sticker bugs ouch!

  • Reply Jan Smith July 27, 2017 at 3:40 am

    I'm surprised the rails are still there. Good job on the video.

  • Reply tubedude54 July 27, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Hundreds of tons of steel rails and tie plates that could be recycled… someone owns it… if it was me I'd be making $$ selling it!

  • Reply Mike P July 27, 2017 at 11:46 am

    More good stuff. It looks like that there was another row of mobile homes, or trailers as folks call them around here, between the ones that are still there and the tracks. They disappeared from Google Earth in 2015, I would imagine that being in one of them when the train came by would have been an adventure! Do you have any idea what the business was where the siding is? It disappears by 2007, it looks like they may have gotten box cars. And we had the little aggravating things that kept sticking to your feet on Parris Island, exercising on the ground with those is lots of fun. Keep up the good work!

  • Reply Lee Powers July 27, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    The picture on Google maps still shows the lights and crossbucks.I wonder when they took the picture of this.

  • Reply Mel Perry November 18, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    you should learn how to read the weight & date,
    that way you know when
    it was built

  • Reply Mel Perry May 2, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    knee high socks

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