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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Missing Sign
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Missing Sign

    August 12, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, this is another abandoned railroad crossing here in Homestead, FL. This is SW 256th ST. Facing West. This is facing East. And here we can see the crossing sign and then the pavement marking. Or what’s left of the pavement marking. You could see the imprint of the X and barely the R. As I walk toward the crossing, you’ll notice that this one on the right side has no cross buck left And this shrubbery is almost overtaking it. In a few more months, it’s going to be completely covered. This is track view South over here. This is a former SAL track that was built in the 1920’s in an effort to bring tourism to Homestead. This is the crossing at 256th St. And off in the distance there you can see Diamond Fertilizer, which was one of the last customers on this line. That’s that white yellowish building off to the left there. Track view South. And then this is Safetran lights over here. cross buck and Safetran signal base I believe This is track view North. facing Miami. And you see the wooden SCL cross ties over here. Here is also a Safetran signal base. E dinger up top. relay case. This is again, Oh! Look at the wooden crossing this is pretty old too. characteristic of the SCL days. Okay guys, please subscribe, like, or share. Thank you very much for viewing. Take care, over and out.

    Railroad Crossing Former Site FEC
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    Railroad Crossing Former Site FEC

    August 12, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here at a former FEC Railway crossing site. This is SW 64th ST in South Miami, FL. Here we can still see the RXR. It’s still pretty evident. Pavement marking. And There’s still some remnants of the old crossing. This old crossing, I’m going to include a picture of this is what it used to look like when it was active. I took this picture in 2004. And this is what it looks like nowadays. Track view, what would’ve been Track view South. And here we see an FEC Railway crossing sign. Some old crossing gates here. One buried there underneath all the pine needles. See if I can find again this crossing had no crossing gates, it was it was just lights, cross bucks, and bells. Here it is. This is this used to be here were the cables. And where they sawed it off right there. OK so what would’ve been track view South. There you have where the relay case used to be. See the cut of wires there also. And now I’m going to cross the street and give you what would have been track view North. Track view North. Wow! Look at, these at rails! Holy Molly! These are old wow! 1925! You guys can’t see it, but yeah. See uh… 1925 gees. That is amazing. Oh yeah here you can see something Maryland. Yeah. I’m going to have to, you guys can comment below if you’ve ever heard of Maryland manufacturing or Maryland Steel… Track view North I’m going to see if I can see where this crossing was Oh here it is. This is where it was cut off. And these were the wires that were cut right here. Here’s another crossing gate. cross ties. Please subscribe, like, or share guys. I thank you very much for viewing. Bye. Bye. Over and out.

    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.

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing & Train Station
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing & Train Station

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, another CSX abandoned railroad crossing here in South Dade near Homestead. This is SW 320th ST. You can see the pavement marking there is almost erased. This here was a loading dock where the rail cars would back up into and they would load. And that there in the distance is the old SAL train station from the 1920’s, it’s abandoned. It’s wooden-ed off shutters everywhere, can’t access it. And then here is the actual crossing. This is the S line. The Homestead Subdivision. SW 320th Street, there’s the relay case. This is track view North. And this would be track view South. There’s an old switch there and a wye, I have a video that I shot earlier, I’ll include the link to it. And then here is the actual crossing. A Safetran crossing. There you see the Safetran signal base. The lights, the cross bucks and then I’m going to cross the street when there isn’t any cars coming, but it seems to be mission impossible now. Well, this spur here led into that warehouse That’s really what I wanted to show you on that side. And then Finally, finally okay! You can see an old switch right there. Beth Steel 1992, it’s not that old. Then on this side this is the spur I was telling you about. Over there we got a crossing with Safetran lights. And the stop dismount sign. Please subscribe, like, or share! And I thank you very much for viewing. Take care, over and out, bye!

    Abandoned Railroad Spur
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    Abandoned Railroad Spur

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, we’re looking at a MOW storage over here which is also an abandoned FEC industrial spur. On NE 195th ST and West Dixie Highway Here I just stepped on some old cross ties. And there you can see the MOW storage. This is the end of the actual well the spur. for now, and then this is where it used to lead into. See the old rusted rail? Tie plate right there. cross ties. Here we see a big tree growing right on the rail. And This is Dixie Highway over here. So if you guys ever saw a train here, I’d love to know when was the last time you saw it? I’m guessing it was sometime in the 70’s or 80’s But yeah, where that truck is, that’s the end of the line right there. They just paved over it. So this would be facing South There you see the where the box cars used to load. And I’m going to be walking North again. To where I originally began filming. Hurry up and cross and then here is the FEC mainline which is currently used for freight but in a few months, they’re going to start running the Brightline on it. Alright guys, and then here is where the rail met the road. and back to our starting point. Please Subscribe or Like, guys! Thank you for viewing. Over and out.

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Remnants
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Remnants

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here on the CSX S line in the warehouse district in Miami Florida and I’m about to show you guys an abandoned industrial spur. Right here the spur is still active right. However, Well first of all there’s two kinds of signs here. There’s a wooden cross buck and one with lights and a gate but this is what I wanted to show you. As we come over here and we turn East bound onto NW 58th ST. and I was just on NW 37th AVE You come across 3 abandoned industrial spurs. sad but true Here they are. number 1 number 2 and number 3 There’s no trace of them except for here at the crossing on the road but the rails have been completely removed and so have the cross ties. That was looking South. As you can see these buildings were built to accommodate the railroad because because look at the curvature on the building it follows the same pattern the railroad had. Just like this black building over here. and then looking North on this parking lot there’s no trace they paved over them as well I’m guessing these have been out of commission for a while. There’s the crossing where I began filming. and here are the 3 spurs again. 1 2 and 3 Please Subscribe, like, or share and thank you for viewing guys. Over and out.

    Old Railroad Crossing Under Highway
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    Old Railroad Crossing Under Highway

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here underneath Highway 874 At the SW 87th AVE crossing in Miami Florida. I’m going to show you guys a very old SCL railroad crossing here. Okay, there we can see the cantilever very old style and then in the middle we can see, in the median crossing you got the crossing gate separate from the lights and cross buck with the pinnacle up top. First, I’m going to show you this one over here. And this is going to be a on the CSX S Line mile post 46.67 we have a Harmon signal base. These lights, I believe are going to be Safe Tran. Yeah, Safe Tran lights. Safe Tran light bracket and the cantilever up top. And here we have a WRRS signal base. That’s pretty old. An old WC Hayes mechanical bell. This is a yeah, WRRS gate mechanism also. And then this is what I really want to show you guys. Now I’m going East. And then here we got the crossing gate separate from the lights and cross buck. These are also Safe Tran. The signal base will be Safe Tran as well. Oh US&S actually! Oh wow! Alright. And a WRRS gate mechanism. WRRS signal base. WRRS mechanical bell, nice This is track view SW Track view NE On this side you got the old WRRS signal base as well. WRRS gate mechanism WRRS mechanical bell. US&S Signal base and Safe Tran lights. Oh look we got the really case over there. I actually got a train a few weeks ago at this crossing. I’ll include a link to it so you guys could see it. And now I’m going to show you guys the cantilever for the North bound. Okay I think I can make a run for it after this guy. yeah Yeah, Harmon Industries signal base S line Homestead Subdivision Mile post 46.67 And let me give you a look at the cantilever on this side. See it shows you instead of having 2 lights it has a sign here that says clearance 17 6 I don’t know if you guys can make it out; back light is kind of bad on that angle. And then yeah, Safe Tran lights WRRS gate mechanism WRRS signal base WRRS mechanical bell And look! We even got a fiberglass crossing gate. You don’t see many of those. Now they’re all aluminum. See the fibers on it. And let me leave you guys with the track view here. So again, track view NE and track view SW Please Subscribe or Like! Thank you for viewing! Over and out.

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Covered by Trees
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Covered by Trees

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here at SW 272nd ST. in Homestead, FL on a rainy day. I’m using an umbrella. And I’m going to show you an abandoned railroad crossing today. First of all, here we have the pavement marking or what’s left of the pavement marking. You can see a little bit of white here on the X, from the RX R. This is facing West. You couldn’t tell there was a crossing there because its all consumed by shrubs and trees. right? And then I’m going to give you the East bound look. So again, now were looking West. And We’re making our way to the crossing. Okay, so now that we’re getting a little bit closer here You can actually notice the crossing gate on the Western side of the crossing. There’s a car coming up behind me. One second… So this is the crossing and this would be Track view South here toward Homestead This, there’s agriculture down here so there’s probably strawberries avocado mangoes A lot of good stuff down here So let’s look at the actual crossing here crossing gate We have a Safetran signal base A safetran gate mechanism Safetran lights and the cross buck. Oh! We have a this is a track view North now. and we actually have a mechanical bell here! Let’s see WC Hayes yes. Safetran lights, Safetran gate mechanism Safetran signal base It’s a fiberglass crossing gate Not like the aluminum ones you see nowadays. Track view North toward Miami I’m going to be walking back guys. I thank you very much for viewing. Please Subscribe or Like. Thank you over and out.

    Closed Railroad Crossing & Kids/Mother Walking on Track
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    Closed Railroad Crossing & Kids/Mother Walking on Track

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, today I’m going to show you guys a closed railroad crossing. I’m over here in NW 12th ST and NW 137th Ave in Miami, FL. We are right underneath Highway 836 and here’s a look at the crossing This was a private crossing. And there you could see the emergency contact info. Funny because they don’t even put a location or a crossing number. and then this would be the actual crossing this is the 836 and this would be facing East bound This would be facing West. That right there was the North side of the crossing. This is the South side of the crossing. And here is where they closed it off. Recently I’m going to have to look back on historical images, but I know that this road here. NW 12th ST was built maybe like less than a decade ago. So there was actually a passage through here. came out through there. But yeah, once they built this road The NW 12th ST and then they built the overpass they pretty much shut this up. the passage her down. So that’s what it is now, all shrubs and trees. Oh, let me give you a look at the contact info on this side. CSX Transporrtation well then we got no crossing and no milepost number. This here is almost the end of the… This here is the like I said this is facing East. Facing West. We got that little kid in the middle of the track over there. This is track view West and then this is the Lehigh spur. Right over there the track ends. I believe they come to get rocks there’s a rock quarry down that way. So yeah guys That’s what we got here today As I’m here let me show you a quick look at the there’s a wooden trestle bridge here. Yeah. Alright guys, please subscribe, like, or share. And I thank you very much for viewing. Over and out.

    Abandoned Railroad Being Removed
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    Abandoned Railroad Being Removed

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, today we have another abandoned CSX industrial spur here in Miami, FL. in the warehouse district. As you can see this came from the main line. This is facing West. Then it came East bound here Here is the foundation for the crossing gate and the cantilever that used to be here. And then somewhere off to the side I remember the relay case was but I can not find where it used to be. And then here is where they paved over the crossing. As soon as these cars pass I’m going to cross the road and see if on that side we can see any remnants. A quick shot of this one. Oh here is where the switch was, look at that! Alright, crossing the road I see the foundation for the cantilever on this side right over here. the cables right there. And yeah actually there is a cross tie right here. cross tie. This is where the rail came across right here. And yeah, that’s all the remnants we have. Please subscribe, like, or share! Thank you for viewing. Over and out.