Is This Railroad Spur Abandoned Active Or Unused ?
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Is This Railroad Spur Abandoned Active Or Unused ?

August 15, 2019

hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here, your railroad archaeologist so next to the strain again the abandoned
train that I filmed and I want to show you guys something else that was over
here it’s like the gift that keeps on giving this area this is all an
abandoned the spirit that went into this dog Factory over here one of the rails that the Train is on it
says 1927 on it so you guys have a reference point 1927 all right there you go
I have a couple real spikes for sale of you guys are interested leave me some
comments you guys are interested we’ll make some Arabians
oh my God look at this the mecca of railroad spikes look at all that geez
buoys I’m gonna include a Google Maps link to
this location so you guys can all follow along and it’s cold it’s like 45 degrees it’s too easy so how do I know it’s abandoned you ask first of all if you follow the gap the
line is set to go straight not into that spur second of all it’s missing well no
I thought it was missing the switch handle but it starts lieutenant yeah I
don’t know maybe maybe they use cross spots cross what used to be that’s
funny they don’t even include our a railroad company on this and then last but not least the one on
this side great crossing looks pretty good vot number but no road funny
I’m gonna guess I United Pacific alrighty guys thank you for viewing
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think about this video alrighty guys thank you take care bye


  • Reply Ky'lan Trains August 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm


  • Reply LIRR G5 Steam Locomotive Productions August 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Just like the tootsie pop commercial “The World May Never Know!”

  • Reply RX MattCARail August 14, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Nice Video!

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains August 14, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    3:12 WTF

  • Reply FloridaGreg August 14, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    alot of the old industrial neighborhoods of the midwest, and northeast are like this….? you got a goldmine of rr spikes !

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains August 14, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    I miss a meet yesterday morning & Emergency Info with no RR company I have one 10 mine from me

  • Reply awizardalso August 14, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    All I can say is don't take the spikes to a scrap yard. The scrap yard we have near here won't take them as they're railroad property.

  • Reply Ethan the Railfanner August 14, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Most of the time I felt like it’s abandoned. But great video, as always though!

  • Reply Dziad TV August 14, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Great video. Like!!

  • Reply Castle Rock RAIL FAN August 14, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    great video railrol82 🙂

  • Reply Gametrain Productions August 14, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Nice video! I'm gonna go with abandoned.

  • Reply CP/CN Railfan August 14, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Nice catch! I collect railroad spikes as well. Oh and it is not united pacific it's union pacific. And I shared the video! If It's
    a crossbuck crossing on a busy road the track is abandon I also have a maps link of 6 unused crossings at one road (church ave) I was thinking you might be interested in it, some day i might film there Link:,-97.1811778,15.75z Also check street view

  • Reply Taslim Chaudhry August 14, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Awesome Video 🇮🇳

  • Reply Trucks & Trains August 14, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Awesome video my friend! 😉

  • Reply Amtrakfan 153 August 14, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    10.1K!! Great job you will at 20,000 in a month! Keep up the good work!!

  • Reply Floridian Railfan August 14, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    You’re right. Either lightly used or unused. Another clue is, the track that the cars were sitting on had minimal plant growth, and no moss, while the spur was overgrown. And congrats on 10k!

  • Reply Thomas Mackowiak August 14, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Another interesting find in the Bensenville Industrial Park! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply rodney4917 August 14, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Foster Avenue, Bensenville, IL. The abandoned MARC train is stored south of Foster Avenue. It within the industrial railroad with lot of spurs west of the CP Main line northwest of Bensenville.

  • Reply Jamestheredenginefan1994 August 14, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Nice find!

  • Reply Cody Zent August 14, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Tracks are for sure used. But probally is rare sight. Got tracks like these all around where i live

  • Reply Josh Rides the Rails August 14, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    If it's used at all they're not pushing cars all the way to the factory.

  • Reply Aidan Vue August 14, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    when you see no tracks that means it's abandoned but if there is tracks then…
    The tracks are probably not abandoned.
    Also i'm going to my new middle starting 6th grade

  • Reply Riolu Railfan productions August 14, 2019 at 4:05 pm


  • Reply Amtrakfan 153 August 14, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    I even have belief that you will be the first railroad archaeologist to meet 1M

  • Reply TheTrainExpert August 14, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    There are some obvious reasons why that spur is abandoned
    1. The tracks are set straight
    2. The tracks are covered in grass
    3. If it is used alot the top of the tracks should changed color from brown to white-is silver
    4. Part of the tracks is covered by pavement so the train will likely derail

  • Reply Musicman The FAM August 14, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Nice find!

  • Reply Tim Daugherty August 14, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    You and I both share exploring these old relics..i do the same thing here bud!

  • Reply RedSmoke FZW August 14, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    United Pacific? What?

  • Reply CA Peninsula Railfan Productions August 14, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Lol great video! Oh and selling spikes? Lol genius

  • Reply fuzz1248 August 14, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    I have abandoned track cutting a cross corner of one of my lots .It use to be transfer for The Omaha RR and the Soo Line RR.The rail on my property has a date stamp of 1926.It is goes to the turnout of the UP RR.There are other abandoned sections.That have dates 0f 1918 .My grandfather was an engineer on the soo lineRR.He could have used this on his job.1926 was the year The Great Northern Railway bought their first diesel. It wored in the Dale Yard in the Twin Cities.Is it OK to take spikes from the tracks?

  • Reply Yosh Monster August 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Anything could be active. Just switch tracks without anyone noticing lol.

  • Reply Drummachine August 14, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    If the rails at the crossing aren't visible on the road then it would be abandoned. But the rails are still there, the gap on the road is cut out for train wheels to go by. Maybe they go through there once a month? Its certainly not abandoned

  • Reply Meach Pieters August 14, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    With abandoned things you never know. Probably active one in a blue moon. Love you more best friend

  • Reply Enchanter64 August 14, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Good Video. I like your videos. Welcome to Chicago. I have really enjoyed your Chicago series of videos. The Chicago Great Western is my favorite fallen flag.

  • Reply Zay Carson August 14, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    I'll give you 5 dollars a spike

  • Reply walter langston August 14, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    the railroad with no name lol

  • Reply Alan Bowler August 14, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Great video railrol and great find

  • Reply Anthony Guarino August 14, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Likely abandoned because of the graffiti on the train wall and tall grass and weeds growing in the train track. I used to watch trains passing by or already passing by and mid-passing by in Florida starting in 1995 during childhood in the fort Launderdale area where the railroad crossings are close or nearby the freeways.

  • Reply Street Stories August 14, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    How many tickets did you get while driving through Bensenville, Elk Grove Village?
    I worked there for 10 years, whole place is a speed trap.
    The engineer that used to bring stuff up and down those spurs was named Kenny if I remember correctly.
    I tried to convince him to let me drive that switcher for a few feet, but nothin doin! He said after 9/11 they couldn’t risk anything like that.

    Great video as always Railroad Archeologist!

  • Reply Ferenc Takács August 14, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Érdekes videó köszönöm.

  • Reply kman 4443 August 14, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    With all those spikes out of the rails, I hope the train doesn't come by one day and the crew decides to park a car or two on that spur to get it out of the way.

  • Reply kman 4443 August 14, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    I almost wanted to laugh when you said, "Man its cold out here it is like 45 degrees!" I guess to a Floridian that's Arctic air! LOL!

  • Reply John Van Teeckelenburgh August 14, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Congrats on 10K my friend!! Great little spur. I have some like that by me. Nice find on that pile of spikes.

  • Reply Chris Curtis August 14, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    A man and his rail spikes. Nice find

  • Reply Kevin Jones August 15, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Looks like its been used

  • Reply Brandon Bandwidth August 15, 2019 at 12:43 am

    At 4:11 – 4:13 you can see the points are “spiked”. Sometimes they even weld that spike in place so it can’t be pulled out to operate the switch. So most likely that spur is no longer a customer.

  • Reply Chucky Inc August 15, 2019 at 12:46 am

    the section of track that he is own is not abandoned it is used for storage the old metra car that was in the back ground belongs to a collector who rebuilds rail cars. He has a lot of cars in the area in storage

  • Reply Harold Reardon August 15, 2019 at 1:06 am

    Well gee, common sense says first you are trespassing, second you are stealing irregardless of what shape things are in because they are not yours. The direction switch is thrown for has NOTHING to do with the track being abandoned or just lightly used. No such railroad as 'United Pacific' . Wise up please.

  • Reply The Railroader August 15, 2019 at 1:16 am

    Congrats reaching 10,000 subscribers!

  • Reply Mike 1958 August 15, 2019 at 1:34 am

    I think it's pretty awesome. Illinois is weird weather-wise. The Great Lakes can give them snow when it is just in the interior of the state. Man, you look so serious as a railroad conductor. All kidding aside it is a serious occupation. You need to know what's on your train, where it's going and how soon it has to get there. It would be nice to know a little more about your adventures on the railroad. I really enjoy your videos they are in-depth and informational. I really like the ones where you go back in time to a specific date and then you visit the present site to see the change.

  • Reply Thomas Stathis August 15, 2019 at 2:30 am

    I work for a local rail maintenance and construction contractor, and I actually priced out rebuilding this crossing last year for RW Dunteman. There's another crossing about quarter mile west of this one on Country Club Drive. Go west about a quarter mile on Foster from the crossing in the video, and go south on Country Club. It's only about 500' to the road crossing. When you get there, watch the road traffic go over the crossing, and look at how bad the rail is hopping when it's hit. I'm amazed none of the four-board timbers have popped out yet. It's in REALLY BAD shape.

  • Reply TheRobdock August 15, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Wow your going to make a killing in railroad spikes!! Interesting line one branch is definitely abandoned, you were in railfans heaven!! Definitely not abandoned the crossing but very infrequently used. There is a cross I know so not frequently used. It ancient! Great find!!

  • Reply Jonathan Yabiku August 15, 2019 at 2:50 am

    I like your videos. I agree with you that the abandoned rails are exciting. Come to Oahu and trace the Oahu Rail & Land Company abandoned rail line.

  • Reply Ronald Escalante August 15, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Wow thats nice railroad huh..

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