Old Railroad Crossing from Seaboard Era
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Old Railroad Crossing from Seaboard Era

August 12, 2019


ladies and gentlemen check out this old
seaboard style crossing this is ancient this is over here on Miller Drive ill
include a google link so you guys can see where I’m at
check this out look at the signal base this is a US&S made in the USA, look at the rust on that then obviously on those visors are new so
are the lights which is are safe fan yeah and then I can’t see if it there’s a pinnacle
up top that’s from the Seaboard days okay see the lens here no left
turn that’s a regular led right there so let me go ahead and give you a look at the rest of
the crossing so over there you have the the median crossing and here you got a
nice pine tree think that’s Australian pine so this is the CSX s line homestead
subdivision here you see the pedestrian crossing think that’s a reco on the crossing
gate up top then safe tran signal base and the gate mechanism is a safe tran as
well, this would be track view Southwest there’s and there you have the relay
case, this here is highway 874 You can hear the bad rail over there voodoo track view Southwest again and then let me
show you what the crossing looks like so right now I’m facing the West this
is Miller Dr this is what this crossing looks like
from here so as you can see here’s the emergency contact info CSX s line homestead subdivision mile
post 45.62 we got safe tran LED lights all
around here and we got a WRRS bracket look at that patent is in 1937 wow okay
cross buck and those are safe tran lights overhead too, okay lets see when is a good time to crossover,
think now is, okay this is track view northeast and then this is a very basic over here
we got a safe tran gate mechanism, safe tran signal base, safe tran lights. Reco
lights on the aluminum crossing gate let me go ahead and make a run for it boom okay got it
I know that’s where I was or I just filmed the cantilever and then over
there is that old-school seaboard the 1st one ok facing east and then here we got this
pedestrian crossing this is also a safe tran system signal base
and a safe tran gate mechanism this one’s actually fiberglass and okay safe tran sorry Signal
base safe Tran gate mechanism that’s an aluminum
crossing gate with Reco lights on the crossing gate, safe tran lights over here then
I was trying to see what kind of signal base this was but it doesn’t have any info on it maybe safe tran I already
described the card that’s the CSX s line homestead subdivision and then give
you a look at this crossing yeah it’s a very “high class” area of South
Miami it’s right on the border of South Miami and Coral Gables, they have some very
expensive houses here. Alright guys, please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing, over and out

21 Comments

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc October 25, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Another catch R man I haven't seen one since I was a child L&N(CSX) had tons of them. Thanks for the memories Mijo 😁

  • Reply TrainsHunter47 October 25, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Good video friend πŸ™‚

  • Reply Rolando Gutierrez October 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    nice find!

  • Reply JAMES MARK October 25, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Like that no left turn signal. Wonder if any of the model rr companies offers it?

  • Reply Freedomtower Studios October 25, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Awesome Video buddy!

    Looking at google maps, that median signal (seen at 1:03) and both pedestrian gates are newer installs, installed between November 2008 and April 2011, Glad they kept the "No Left Turn" signal, i know one crossing by me here in Glen Rock, NJ has 2 of them.

  • Reply Jared G451 October 26, 2017 at 1:31 am

    The Cantilevers are old models well! I love the cantilevers with thicker structures. The No Left Turn Signal was either a WRRS or US&S model.

  • Reply chaosdemonwolf1 October 26, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Ya posted this t'day. Good on you

  • Reply Mel Perry October 26, 2017 at 3:27 am

    where is mp 0.0, and what is
    with the voodoo remains?

  • Reply Eka Gunawan October 26, 2017 at 3:37 am

    very nice…..
    i like……..
    subback please…..

  • Reply Atlantic Coast Line October 26, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    These are everywhere on the A-Line in Jacksonville.

  • Reply astrogater October 26, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Nice video! Thanks for a great tour! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Joe Peres October 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    You're right on the edge of Glenvar Heights, buddy. With Olympia Heights just to the west of the tracks (Don Shula Expressway is the divider). You got South Miami to your east, followed by Coral Gables.

  • Reply Asheville Trainman October 31, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Deal. Ill take it

  • Reply Richard Gerlach February 10, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    I bet alot of passersby think you are an attorney taking pictures of railroad gates for a grade crossing train/car accident lawsuit. LOL!

  • Reply piktureit February 14, 2018 at 4:24 am

    The dead bird makes my mind nauseous

  • Reply Joel Christensen March 6, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    South bend Indiana, on the CSS, there a no turn railroad signals identical. I bet you would love to visit south bend Indiana, Bendix drive.

  • Reply Sgt DeBones March 6, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Both cantilevers are Harmon Cantilevers

  • Reply Mike 1958 March 19, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Your videos are interesting with respect how the railroad operates in conjunction with Florida vehicle transportation. The biggest part of the railroad's business must be intermodal followed by coal then auto racks then ethanol. I don't follow it close enough but it seems like the majority of the consists I see are mostly intermodal.

  • Reply Alan Bowler April 8, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    That awesome that history of that crossing

  • Reply MrHgavino April 15, 2019 at 1:46 am

    Does the ole Seaboard era lights with the no left turn lamp on top still work and come on when the trains come ? It would be nice if it did.

  • Reply James Stallings May 22, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Nice !!

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