Railroad Crossing Gates Removed Before Hurricane Irma
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Railroad Crossing Gates Removed Before Hurricane Irma

August 14, 2019


Hello ladies and gentlemen today is the
Friday before hurricane Irma strikes and I wanted to show you guys uh some
preparations that the FEC took here on northeast 17th court on milepost
338.8 in Wilton Manors. They decided to bring them the crossing gates that are in
danger of flying with the tropical storm or hurricane force winds so let me go
ahead and show you the first one here As you can see, they left it in the down position got a progress Signal base WC Hayes gate
mechanism right WC Hayes lights all around And may I add that those are not LED lights I like those So yeah we got WC Hayes lights all around 2 tracks and there we see the emergency contact info see FEC Railway so this would be track view South and then that would be where they left the crossing gate they used tie-wraps Here we got the pedestrian crossing I guess they figuered that this they might be LED lights I’m sorry
take that back pedestrian crosing gate so since its small its it not gonna pose
as much as dangerous that one would so they left decided to leave this one on
this is a WC Hayes signal base here WC Hayes gate mechanism and we got
WC Hayes lights all around also those are my favorite visors by the way we got an
e bell up top you built up over there too so as soon as this car passes I’m
gonna go ahead and show you This is the North side of the crossing see the signal there so here we see that
this one was removed and here we have a progress signal base as well
WC Hayes arm WC Hayes gate mechanism WC Hayes lights all around the top emergency
contact info two tracks and then here we have track view North here we have
crossing gate was put temporarily for the duration of a
hurricane Irma you know where we got the relay case and I think this might be the
control point Wilton Manors on the FEC line I think this is might be the work
that they’re doing a double track for the bright line and then here we have
another WC Hayes signal base WC Hayes arm WC Hayes gate mechanism and WC Hayes
lights all around as well up top and we have a WC Hayes mechanical Bell look at
that! beautiful, beautiful, beautiful alright guys let me introduce you guys to one of my most favorite, I was going to say
people on the planet boy to me he’s like a person it’s my dog Happy, Happy say
hello to the camera My boy Happy Alright guys Give you a shot of the crossing again see the trees? That’s the very outer bands of Hurricane Irma which is 450 something Miles from South Florida
alrighty guys please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing, please follow me on instagram railrol82 over and out

20 Comments

  • Reply Mike P September 14, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Good job, glad that you're okay. Now let's see some video from the funeral home!

  • Reply Exoress Delivers September 14, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I wonder why railroad signal light sun shades are so long compared to the sun shades on traffic signal lights and school bus stop lights.

  • Reply MARCUS THE LION September 14, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Happy is Happy!

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc September 14, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Wow R , thanks for the video, you that was a smart move on FEC part .up here they would just leave gates and forget about it lol๐Ÿ˜„

  • Reply Erik Max Q Mcc September 14, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Hey R man love your dog and truck cool๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply Freedomtower Studios September 14, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Awesome Video

    I've seen this done before, when we got hit by Hurricane Sandy back in 2012, the Long Island Railroad did this to some of their crossings that had really long/tall gates

  • Reply Rolando Gutierrez September 14, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    WC Hayes mechanical bell!

  • Reply downy September 15, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Cool video

  • Reply Glen Reynol007 September 15, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Hey, I see we have the same kind of dog. They are a great companion. Nice video as always.

  • Reply astrogater September 15, 2017 at 4:36 am

    Thanks for the video. Very interesting. Very smart to remove the gates and tie them to the tracks. Happy needs some treats for all the riding and work. Thanks for the tour. As always a great vid. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Millenniumforce September 15, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    At least they were smart to do that but CSX isn't now they have to spend lots of money and time.

  • Reply Muriel Fan September 16, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Thanks for another great recording! I've truly learned a lot from watching your detailed videos. Cute dog too; love the name! Happy! ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿถ

  • Reply International school bus September 28, 2017 at 11:17 am

    No train is coming a cross

  • Reply Railroad Productions October 28, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Nice video. Cute dog and I hope you guys are safe.

  • Reply Jaden Lamb November 8, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    railROL i saw that same no gated railroad crossing in venice fl by publix from Hurricane Irma

  • Reply Geoffrey Bradford January 11, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Love Happy! I take my Chihuahua Millie with me on short trips too. I love that the new Brightline service is re activating the old track that will now connect FEC and CSI main lines!

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains January 17, 2018 at 12:15 am

    you herd of Detroit

  • Reply Ky'lan Trains January 17, 2018 at 12:16 am

    will at least the bad whather is over now at last your still alive and Allen

  • Reply Jason Kowalski February 6, 2018 at 6:05 am

    Your dog is so cute. Thanks for the great videos. Keep up the great work. ๐Ÿ‘

  • Reply Dennis R. Belanger July 12, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Hey be careful leaving that pup in the truck like that. It gets hit quick even with little sunshine. He looked thirsty.
    Ok two things with the video I found kinda funny. They took the gates down so they wouldn't fly around then left them zip tied to the railroad ties….. hmm sure seems like hurricane winds would break those zip ties easy and the gates would still fly. ??? Second, again we have a porta potty. Lol. And, ewwww. Now we all know porta pottys dont fly anywhere in hurricane winds……..RIGHT?? LMAO. Too funny. Their prep kinda is like raising the house windows in a tornado. Lol. Nice video my friend.

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