Historic Abandoned Railroad That Went to Florida Keys
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Historic Abandoned Railroad That Went to Florida Keys

August 22, 2019

Hello ladies and gentlemen I’m going to be walking South today on the abandoned FEC tracks here, just south of the Flagler street crossing See these have been abandoned since around 2008 you can see Recording this for posterity so future generations you can see what once was here when this is removed concrete cross ties Track view North and track view South There used to be a spur along the That warehouse there you can see that’s where the boxcars used to load But I’m not going to venture in there in a tall grass Probably got snakes and who knows what in there? So North and South These are nice houses they have here I bet they loved it when the train used to come through here made a whole lot of noise And their houses vibrated Yeah, here. There is no visible remnants of the spur that went along the side of the warehouse So where you see those cars is SW 4th Street? They recently removed those crossing gates too few months ago. I have a video on that, so I’ll include the link to it as well as I walked I also, have a video on the other side I Walked from South West 4th street to Southwest 8th ST so I’ll include that link also in the bottom the description Actually wait. I just noticed there’s a rail right here on the side of the warehouse, it’s still visible Boom look at that On the other side too. Yeah hurry up and get out of here in case any snakes are eye balling me. I don’t know why bus drivers still stops There’s no gates here Tracks over grown But I guess rules are rules right so yeah, so this is Southwest 4th Street And like I said I have a video from from there on so I’ll include the link to it. So you guys can continue viewing it right now. I’m going to walk back One second, I have one of these beautiful guys on on my shoe here. take out the rest of them later okay, so I’m going to walk North now, so This is what it would’ve looked like If you were on a cab ride, Northbound. At a very slow pace Again, we see the houses off to our right now which would be East You can see some cross ties here, surprising after all that rock. Right? You can see the sweat glistening off me here it is Hot hot hot today. It’s like nine nine o’clock in the morning It’s probably like 92 degrees already But it’s never too hot for an abandoned railroad right? That’s what I say It’s like cross training over here. This would keep you in shape man, woof! Yeah So we’re coming up on the Flagler street crossing that is where I originally began filming Take the trail for now because I’m not going to go through all that Somebody’s living quarters over here nice right next to transportation can’t beat that. And then I make a run for it right up here right back where we started from Time for a drink of water guys, please subscribe like or share Thank you very much reviewing over and out


  • Reply Gus Hollahbackatya August 4, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Hey Mr Snake: "You eyeballing me , boy?"
    On a semi serious note , CSX must be awash in ca$h…all of those "abandoned" rails rusting on the ground. Rough math: 82' rail x 100lbs/ft rail , $200 ton scrap iron = approx $820 per rail section….CSX don't care about that chump change….what a joke.

  • Reply Triple D III August 4, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Nice vid!

  • Reply Martha Gutierrez August 4, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I remember seeing a train here around 1992, 1993.

  • Reply Shawn Stephens August 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Hi from Canada. Here in Canada a line like this would be removed very quickly and become trail. CN and CP Don't wait long too remove the rails. So sad.

  • Reply Rolando Gutierrez August 4, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    This track would've been ideal for Brightline.

  • Reply Shore Extreme Outdoors August 4, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Very nicely done! Keep up the excellent work!

  • Reply Jared G451 August 4, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Question, Has there ever been any accidents (derailments. collisions, vandalism) along this line? From my perspective the FEC seems to keep quiet about their mishaps. Stay safe out there man, you never know who or what could be in those bushes!

  • Reply Lee Powers August 4, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Did you see the Bright Green train set being tested on FEC railway yesterday afternoon?

  • Reply Terminal Railfaner August 4, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Their is so many abandoned track's

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc August 4, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    this another amazing video Rol thanks , do you think it will be activated again? ?

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc August 4, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I wonder if this crossing is exempt?

  • Reply Tim Daugherty November 13, 2017 at 4:29 am

    So I finally saw you!!! hi there!

  • Reply Jan Smith February 27, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    How did I miss this one? lol. nice

  • Reply Metra f40ph Railfanner April 4, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Congrats for getting 3600 subs

  • Reply Walter Fink April 27, 2018 at 4:24 am

    In the warehouse areas that you go, I would think you would find many sets of tracks not being used. I've seen other videos, where whole trains have been left to rust away. Many more cars, locomotives etc left behind. Many hundreds of miles of track left behind. Must be cheaper to just leave the track than remove it for scrap or reuse if possible. Not uncommon. Thank you for your videos.

  • Reply donutcookiepie December 12, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    This may seem a dumb question but I am curious as to why there are some tracks which are built up on ballast a few feet high and then there are other rails which seem to be on flat ground?

  • Reply TOM PIPPS April 15, 2019 at 2:16 am


  • Reply Brian Delanis June 25, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Why isn't railbiking a thing in Florida? In the cooler months of course.

  • Reply Dennis R. Belanger July 15, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Very nice tour. I wondered, have you ever been stopped by anyone or authorities as to what you were doing? In today's world I could imagine someone would wonder why a young man with a camera is walking around. Lol.
    Nice find of the spur in the snake weeds. Very brave. …….

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