LAST CROSSING in the USA & End of the line (Abandoned Railroad)
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LAST CROSSING in the USA & End of the line (Abandoned Railroad)

August 12, 2019


Hello ladies and gentlemen, you guys are going to witness today the last crossing in the continental United States. As well as the end of the line. The Southernmost railroad in the United States. There’s no more railroads South of this point. In the continental United States this is the CSX S line. As you can see that’s the S line Homestead Subdivision Milepost 66.90 It’s SW 10th Ave and 6th Street. So as you can see, the rails are not linked anymore. This would be an abandoned railroad. and I’m going to take you to the actual end of the railroad. This would be the Southernmost railroad in the United States. There isn’t anymore railroads in the continental US more South than this one. Up until 1984, the FEC went further, but that track was abandoned as well and later on removed. it’s now a busy way. This used to be an old SCL for you guys that don’t know. Actually an old SAL at that. It was built in the 1920’s to promote tourism to Homestead. This is the New Jerusalem Church of God and Christ. And this is where it officially ends. You can see 1926 Escrow Maryland The end of the line. So now I’m walking back North guys. This is facing Miami way. If you guys know the last time a train came to this stretch of track, please comment below. I’d love to know. I’m guessing it was maybe decades ago. So again were going to cross SW 6th Street over here. And here we have the Greater Williams Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Look at that 2 churches within 1 block of each other. And then these are all the old wooden cross ties over here. Alright guys, please subscribe or like. Thank you for viewing. Take care, over and out.

49 Comments

  • Reply Exoress Delivers June 5, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I can't even picture a train there. I wonder would CSX know.

  • Reply Martha Gutierrez June 5, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Very historic

  • Reply Bob S. June 5, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    wow, sad to see the tracks just cut, I wonder what a SCL would look like running on those tracks. Once again, thank you for the great video content and I look forward to the next video.

  • Reply Glen Reynol007 June 5, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    You have the most interesting out of service railroad videos going! Do you think CSX still owns, maintains, and pays taxes on this ROW?

  • Reply Jan Smith June 6, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Oh wow you got the best abandoned rails videos. Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tri-Rail TrainFanatic June 6, 2017 at 2:20 am

    yes I've always wanted u to do a video of this

  • Reply Hurricane800 June 7, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    that's history right there 😏

  • Reply Bryan June 8, 2017 at 12:32 am

    i love how you give a lot of descriptive details in your vids . many others dont.

  • Reply Mike P June 8, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Fascinating stuff. How far north do you have to go before you get to track that's actually used? And would like to see you check out the wye that's just north of this segment.

  • Reply Tri-Rail TrainFanatic July 9, 2017 at 11:04 am

    after the track ends if you take a street all the way down to the end there is a church and there is a whole bunch of railway ties on the side

  • Reply Kevin S July 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

    I'm wondering if that was part of the rail line that ran down into the Keys until the 1935 hurricane, which destroyed the line in the Keys.

  • Reply Scott Stuart August 3, 2017 at 3:09 am

    I do not know for sure if this would be the same line, but I lived along US1 SW 90th ave. / SW 144th st. from 1981 to1983. I did get to see FEC locals a few times. Before leaving the area the Metro Dade mono line was starting construction next to and above the right of way in that area south of Dadeland and North of Cutler ridge.

  • Reply James C Bliss September 8, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Only ghost trains run on it

  • Reply chaosdemonwolf1 September 16, 2017 at 2:09 am

    Is that where it actually ended? Or where the rails that wern't tore up ended?

  • Reply Mel Perry September 21, 2017 at 8:14 am

    from sw6th going north, where do the rails resume?
    intact to?

  • Reply tarmac2001 October 1, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Your very knowledgeable on the road grade crossing equipment. Did you work as a signal maintainer one time?

  • Reply Phil Pique October 28, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    You have WAY too much fun!
    Really enjoy watching your explorations, thank you!

  • Reply Mr Wonderful November 16, 2017 at 1:34 am

    looks like a depressing shit hole :/

  • Reply Elvis Brown December 6, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    sooo cool

  • Reply Unfoldingrain92 December 26, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    This is what I would do if I saw that. I would tear the crossing sign out of the ground and take it to my house for decoration

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains December 28, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    RIP

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains December 28, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    shond like you said o shit all quiet to me.

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains December 28, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    this little city is so quiet.

  • Reply Harriman Fox December 30, 2017 at 3:19 am

    It's not the last crossing in the Continental USA, unless your talking about the last Crossing made.

  • Reply Mel Perry January 2, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    the "74" next to the date is the weight of the rail, usually followed by "lb"

  • Reply Kandi Klover January 18, 2018 at 10:52 am

    There's further south in Texas. Private line but still.

  • Reply Frank Mayedo February 12, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Go now before is too late to SW 268 St and 141 Ave look around you will figure it out…. there a new construction site an agriculture field right in between the pines trees still find a lot of the old rails of the military airbase spur. If you keep walking towards the airbase there is probably more

  • Reply Frank Mayedo February 12, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Some of the rails are dates to 1918

  • Reply Jose Cardenas February 14, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Railrol82 , Can or have you talk to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum about leasing or acquiring the line from the Miami Zoo to Homestead for excursion service track. In order to keep the track in place for future other use??

  • Reply Jose Cardenas February 14, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Can you ask Gator lumber Company why they no longer receive lumber by rail in Homestead,Fl location since they need lumber every week during Hurricane season?

  • Reply eflint1 March 26, 2018 at 1:57 am

    Interesting video. I share your fascination with abandoned rail lines.

  • Reply Itsaboutthewaterlife April 1, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Dang dude: being a keyboard jockey: this has to be one of the most interesting railfan videos I have ever watched. Keep it up.

  • Reply Richard Carlson April 1, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Do you know what that track served in the past? Did it ever extend further than this?

  • Reply Rodney Morgan Brown April 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Did that line ever connect to the old Key West Railroad?

  • Reply sardu55 April 5, 2018 at 2:34 am

    Does this have a connection to the old USAF base there at Homestead?. Really neat to see this line, the one farthest south in CONUS. Wondering if you knew about any railroads in Mexico that connect to lines/Right of Way running into the States. I saw a few running around I10 in southern New Mexico and western Texas in the area near El Paso. THanks. Good stuff, keep driving on. Enjoyed your videos on the Oversea Railroad. Great to see from the POV of a native.

  • Reply Walter Tomaszewski April 5, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    This is fascinating. Is there a railroad/commercial transportation museum or other kind of museum nearby or somewhere in Florida where these tracks can be donated? This is valuable history here.

  • Reply george loman April 22, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    My grandfather worked for the Texas and Pacific Railway company right now it's just and bought out by another I'm not sure who that was nice to see this video thank you very much and you have a great day

  • Reply Lance Reagan May 1, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I tried to online search "ESCO Maryland" and did not find anything. Is this the same ESCO steel products that is now in operation? Or where in Maryland were these rails produced?

  • Reply jds hempfarm May 7, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    So, please how did a track from Maryland get to Homestead? The train that carries the track to be laid, got a message "Men stop this is the end of the line stop." All good things must pass. So the ground cannot support the weight? This is the common sense we need to teach our children. Thanks for the lesson, old schooler.

  • Reply Ryan’s Colorado Rail Productions May 31, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    There is a crossing more south than that by .04 miles, 631171T. It’s closed now, but it was a private crossing.

  • Reply Michael Nizborski June 16, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    What's the milepost at that place?

  • Reply Castle Rock RAIL FAN June 18, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    awesome video πŸ™‚ could a trolley run on that track ?

  • Reply amj20 July 15, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    What was the last?

  • Reply Ronald Escalante October 21, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Its already cut and buried in grass..but interesting…

  • Reply Manish Manish March 27, 2019 at 3:28 am

    Bakwas

  • Reply Fred Thompson June 6, 2019 at 4:26 am

    Snag that crossbuck& post.

  • Reply Ringman Allen June 30, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Really cool facts. Keep up the great work. Just subscribed. Keep them coming. Good work.πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

  • Reply John Caselli July 2, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Very sad indeed! I wish you included a map as you have in previous videos? Thank you for doing these videos.

  • Reply Matthew Perrine August 4, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Very nice video

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