Overgrown Railroad Crossing
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Overgrown Railroad Crossing

August 12, 2019

Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here are about two blocks West of the Miami International Airport, and I’m going to show you guys an overgrown FEC industrial spur There’s two tracks here One is still used. I doubt this one is, this is a track view like This would be north east Right and check out this growth over here Doubt that they used that See the switches in the back over there Two switches one two okay then you got this track It’s pretty rusty Right? Yeah And then over here, what have we here? Cut… Look at that, is that sabotage? Oh wow Somebody vandalized it, they don’t work anymore Okay, so then over here we got Three concrete guards an MI signal base This looks like it might be a GRS? gate mechanism This is old, the lights are also a MI Modern Industries lights, Modern Industries bracket WC Hayes mechanical bell Emergency contact info Those are definitely incandescent lights My personal favorite My personal favorite visors as well Rico lights on the Crossing gate Another look at the cut wires, look at that Man this is a shame And then the grade crossing isn’t in too bad of a condition, I’ve seen worse You got track view here, South West That one like I said, might still be in use. Then you got the relay case right there, NW 70th Avenue and the DOT number I don’t think trains been thru here for a while Perhaps it’s lightly used, but doubt it Northwest 70th Ave, the DOT number and then in case you want to rail fan Or look at an abandoned railroad or semi abandoned railroad got a sofa right there And then on this side you got this guy And you got more growth on the track over here, a lot more growth A few years ago, I think like in 15 there was an abandoned mail train parked right over here But they since moved it It used to come out on Google Maps. I’m not sure if it does, but I’ll include a Google map link to this location So you guys can go back in time and see it. So then here you got a different one, you got a Harmon signal base. You have a oh, WABCO my bad the other one wasn’t GRS. It’s a Wabco gate mechanism. You can see WABCO Wow You can even see here well I don’t know if you can see here, but Beneath the the spray paint, it says model 75 grade crossing gate mechanism So yeah, then we got MI lights all around here, too MI bracket, no mechanical bell on this side and Rico lights on the crossing gate. Here you got the old, the old ties The real is from 1950 1-9-5-0 I know Mel Perry tells me that the weight of the rail is right next to the date, but I do not see it here Okay, so you got that then yeah, it’s just growth all the way this way see Growth, not good See a piece of a crossing gate here, all messed up, man! All messed up! So yeah guys That’s gonna conclude this tour, please subscribe or Like. Thank you very much for viewing Over and out


  • Reply DarkLink1996 January 7, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Morning RailRol

  • Reply Kelvin Henderson January 7, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Excellent tour.

  • Reply YoHan Shin January 7, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    I love it๐Ÿ‘

  • Reply Daniel Ramsey January 7, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Whats not to like? You got a nice sunny day in Florida! I would be out on a Goldwing touring around.

  • Reply mile57.2 galtsub January 7, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Looks like the CNR industrial spur up here in Cambridge Ontario with the overgrown vegetation and lack of use. At least the grade crossings here have a mix of old Safetran/WC Hayes 8 inch lights. The mechanical bells are Raco and Safetran. They are still in service too because the relay cases are still powered. Great video and keep em rolling.

  • Reply astrogater January 7, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Nice video! Thanks for the tour! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Mr Mistr Productions January 7, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Nice video! Sad to see the vandalized crossing, I don't understand why people do it… I've got a genial idea: let the trees grow up and then send a train there. You would have many trees cut down without any effort, lol!

  • Reply 78peterbilttruck January 7, 2018 at 5:22 pm


  • Reply Mike P January 7, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Good find! And I'm thinking that the wires for those lights are contained in the conduit that they're attached to, so not sure about the wire that's hanging there. And yep, one can see the mail train cars on Google earth, I looked for the couch on there too, no luck. Keep thinking that I'm gonna see the RailROL82 mobile on there one day, as much as you get around! Keep up the good work and be glad you haven't been in North Carolina this past week, it's freezing!

  • Reply Colt Connor productions January 7, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Incase you didn't know MI is modern industries I don't think there around anymore they might be

  • Reply Bruce Elevator Productions January 7, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    This is the best quality video that I have seen from you! Come to San Diego, CA! It's the best spot to Railfan that I've seen! I'm going today! Check it out later.

  • Reply Martha Gutierrez January 7, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Another great video!

  • Reply Mel Perry January 7, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    need more exploration to the s.w., where's the main
    line n.e. or s.w.?

  • Reply Mel Perry January 7, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    rol, it depends on who rolled the rail, you can find the info
    sometimes spaced evenly in

  • Reply Mel Perry January 7, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    where the mail train was parked, was that building
    a postal facility at one time?

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc January 7, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Rol this is amazing catch , thanks. Hey my friend, did you think ACL wanted to by the FEC back in the day? Lol the FEC said, oh hell no!!!! So instead the merger with SAL to become Seaboard coast Line and the rest is history. Thanks for the catch ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • Reply Signalfan January 7, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Looks like that crossing is manually activated. There are small yellow control boxes on 4 ft. poles on each side of the crossing that have a switch inside. You can see them next to the crossing signals in the video.

  • Reply Oklahoma truck spotting January 7, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Great video

  • Reply Elliott Wolcott January 7, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Nice video.

  • Reply Jared G451 January 7, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    These Signals are my favorite of FEC Signals, but man these are OLD SCHOOL! The Gate Mechanism had WABCO lettering on it, albeit very faded. I guess those crossings have been there since the late 1970-80s i'm guessing. I'll tell you, WABCO and Modern Industries Gate Markings are very similar, you'll have to take a really close look to tell the difference! Excellent Find, there are many more industrial sidings like this around Hialeah Yard ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Wojtopkp January 7, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Good video Like greetings:)

  • Reply Rolando Gutierrez January 7, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    1950 rail wow!

  • Reply Trevor Lizik January 7, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Very neat

  • Reply Trevor Lizik January 7, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    And your my fav

  • Reply Jan Smith January 7, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Nice. I found some abandoned tracks not far from the power plant today after filming a coal train. I know for a fact they haven't been used since 1984 when the mine closed dow. It was pretty cool but the wilderness claimed it. Haha. Winter gave it away though. Awesome you found this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Kathy simon January 8, 2018 at 12:12 am

    They both had much overgrowth on those tracks and with the rails being that rusty it looks like itโ€™s been a long time since they were used. But I do see much greenery there, up here there is nothing green unless itโ€™s an evergreen tree. Looks so warm down there, weโ€™ll all have to come down for a visit, LOL. Very nice vid, thanks for sharing this view :-))

  • Reply Tim Daugherty January 8, 2018 at 12:13 am

    Hope you closed your truck door amigo!

  • Reply Ethan the Railfanner January 8, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Nice find! According to the FRA, there are a total of 6 switching trains, but that data goes back to 2011 because the FRA somehow didn't change the data on this crossing… So I don't know if it gets use, but if it does get use, then only on rare occasions where the crossing gets use.

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc January 8, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Hey R I like those visors as well, and i love old Search light signals . Those are my favorite. I

  • Reply Sultan_Train January 8, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    muy buen trabajo amigo…sigue asรญ…saludos desde Jalisco MX

  • Reply Josh's Train Videos January 9, 2018 at 3:11 am

    Nice find on those Wabco gate mechanisms!

  • Reply Yaf Hype January 12, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    So interesting I like how u desgin your video picture when I click to watch itโ€™s like it has been drawn from scratch

  • Reply Yaf Hype January 12, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Ask if you can keep the crossings

  • Reply Railroad Productions January 14, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    When you were trying to figure out the gate mechanism, I noticed the WABCO logo. I have good eyesight.

  • Reply The Floridian Signal Fan January 17, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    3:44 seems like in the 1990s or early 2000s the signal got knocked down by a truck and only the the base had to be replaced due to how less dirty the Harmon base is

  • Reply The Floridian Signal Fan February 9, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Those are WABCO gate mechisams on WRRS arms

  • Reply piktureit February 17, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Oml sooooooooooo overgrown

  • Reply bluemomo65 March 8, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Nice video!

  • Reply Trains โ€˜N Sirens August 3, 2018 at 3:04 am

    Next train that comes over it derails

  • Reply Trucks & Trains June 17, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Since you are working at the FEC, what is the yellow box in front of you at 2:11, what is it for? Thank you!

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