FEC Oversea Railway Original Part 1904 Rail
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FEC Oversea Railway Original Part 1904 Rail

August 12, 2019

Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here in Islamoradaa, FL. in the Florida Keys Right next to US1 over here Overseas Highway and they have this monument here I don’t know about the caboose being original but the rails underneath were legitimately part of the Oversea Railway as I see that one of the rails over here has a date and it’s barely legible. I don’t know if you guys can see but it was from 1904. The 0 and the 4 are still there. The 9 is somewhat still there, but the imprint of the 1 is vaguely still there. If you guys want to zoom in on it… and maybe the underneath part of this caboose was also original. Perhaps they renovated the top part to make an office out of it But yeah, I’m guessing this is an original caboose from the era also. 1920s music playing This was made after the fact. This building over here. But yeah, no doubt that rail is indeed part of the original Oversea Railway I’m guessing the cross ties are too. Sometimes the cross ties have like a nail with a plaque that says the original date on them. Although these, I don’t recall seeing these in new cross ties. I’m guessing they have a built in, bent piece of steel. with an S sort of shape to it maybe that was indicative of the manufacturer of the cross ties. They all do. This one actually has a double S Alright guys, thank you for viewing. Please subscribe, like, or share. Have a nice day. Bye guys.


  • Reply Martha Gutierrez May 8, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    What an amazing piece of history!

  • Reply Tri-Rail TrainFanatic May 8, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    history at its best

  • Reply tommy4trains May 8, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Pretty cool that this might be the only existing piece of rail left from the KWE.

  • Reply Glen Reynol007 May 9, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Hey J. If you didn't know, those curved pieces of steel were hammered in to the ends of the ties to help keep them from splitting. I have seen these in old ties here in Canada 🍁 Thanks J, an other interesting vid.

  • Reply Jared G451 May 9, 2017 at 2:55 am

    I knew about the caboose, but I would've never guessed that's the Rails were Original! Awesome Find!

  • Reply hoosierhobbies May 12, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    What is the furthest south that FEC goes on the original roadbed, and is there anything left when they left mainland Florida and began the ocean trek?

  • Reply Steam35 May 14, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Stop talking stupid rail

  • Reply Steam35 May 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    And stop talking about the stupid rail what's inside

  • Reply Steam35 May 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    And screw you too

  • Reply Steam35 May 18, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    You bitch

  • Reply Steam35 May 18, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Have you aver seen someone gut like a fish

  • Reply 510Russ June 7, 2017 at 2:01 am

    I'm not sure if it's still there or not, but the Indiana Transportation Museum had Flagler's personal car there. I've been through it 2 or 3 times. Very cool!

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc June 30, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    awesome caboose there's one were I live at a bar. thanks again!!

  • Reply chaosdemonwolf1 September 16, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Your correct. The caboose was from that time period

  • Reply Mark onefivethree October 13, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    The caboose did not come from the FEC. It was acquired from the Auto Train estate when they went bankrupt and closed up. It was used as a gift shop by A-T, and was originally built for the Richmond, Fredericksburg, & Potomac. There is another one on the mainland at Cauley Square, just south of Cutler Bay. The origin of the rails is suspect, too, as they were laid there specifically for the caboose.

  • Reply harlingenrailfanner83 YT October 24, 2017 at 7:12 am

    At least there's that price of rail there from the overseas railway

  • Reply Matthew Perrine March 27, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Very nice

  • Reply Curt Nicholson June 11, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Look at the way the springs are on the trucks on the caboose! Another one of your great video history lessons!

  • Reply Curt Nicholson June 11, 2019 at 9:35 am

    The s heaped thing pressed into the end of the ties was there way of trying to prevent the ties from splitting on the ends as they tend to do with age it's worse up north where moisture in the ties wants to split them as they freeze. These have now been replaced by a piece of galvanized plate almost the size of the end of the tie which is stamped creating a huge number of points which then anchor into the tie as they are pressed into both ends of the tie and holding it together. These plates are very similar to those that are pressed int the joints of pre manufactured wooden trusses used in the building industry as you may have seen.

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