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    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.

    Abandoned Railroad Removed Before and After
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    Abandoned Railroad Removed Before and After

    August 10, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, Today I’m going to show you guys the site of where an atrocity was committed. In this very land that you see before you today. In 2008, they pulled out the rails of this abandoned railroad I’m going to show you guys. Okay guys so I’m here at SW 60th ST. Miami, FL. This is the West Bound view and this is the East Bound view. so At this very site, there was a railroad crossing and here you can see some evidence. This perhaps was well this probably was used as a fence of some sorts to keep people out. But yeah here you can see that it belonged I don’t know if I think FEC sold this land to the county and they’re going to build a trail here. But this is what it looks like now You’re going to use that pine tree as a reference point. And this is what it looked like back then. okay and then This would be the South side of the crossing right. Now let me show you the North side of the crossing. Here we still see one piece of actually a couple piece of evidence This was where the crossing gate once stood. There you see the cut wires. and the that’s where the 4 screws went that held it in place. And then this is the North bound view. I also have a before picture of this one. I’m actually going to show you where the relay case was. Well now it’s kind of like a recycling bin. or trash can. And the relay case was somewhere over here. And yeah so here is the before pciture of this one. This was in 2004. Nice right? So yeah ladies and gentlemen, this is the very spot where that atrocity was committed. There’s also no pavement markings. either West bound or East bound. No pavement markings at all. Just an FYI, this was the FEC track that came from the Miami International Airport about 10 or so miles North and it connected to US 1, the mainline on that ran parallel to US 1 over there and went to what later became known as the Oversea Railway So Once they installed the Metro Rail which is the Mass Transit system used in Miami no train came pretty much to this point after 1984 because it was installed in 1984 As you can see this is a residential area so there was no need for a train to come here. The next customer down the line would have been at 44th ST. it was a truss company or lumber yard, something of that nature. And yeah, that one went down in 2004 Alright guys, please subscribe or like. Thank you very much for viewing. Take care, over and out.

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Being Removed
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Being Removed

    August 10, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m going to show you guys an abandoned railroad crossing over here in West Palm Beach, Florida. Over here we see a Western Cullen Hayes Signal Base with Safetran lights but look at this there’s the other crossing. But here is where the spur came into there’s the relay case. And then now I’m going to be facing North on Windsor Ave. This crossing has lights and a cross buck. It never had a crossing gate. and this track here actually is a wye. That connects the CSX and FEC in West Palm Beach. It’s been abandoned for years. Right now I’m walking toward the 26th ST crossing and here we just have the wood and the cross bucks. There’s no lights bells or gates here. There never were any. Here we can see the yield sign. cross buck, emergency contact info. It was maintained by the SFRTA. That’s looking NE That’s where the wye is over there. I’m not going to venture in there because there’s a lot of shrubs. There might be snakes or what not, maybe scorpions. in there. And I’m going to start heading Southwest now You can see in some parts the rail is still visible in other parts it’s just completely consumed by shrubs and stuff. I’m going to try to make it quick because this isn’t a very good neighborhood There’s some questionable people hanging out in the next block so for my own safety I’m going to get out. Please Subscribe or like. Thank you very much for viewing.

    Long Abandoned Railroad Tour Part 1
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    Long Abandoned Railroad Tour Part 1

    August 9, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m going to show you guys a an abandoned railroad here in West Palm Beach and I wanted to thank you guys for the 500 subs. It really means a lot to me. Thank you very much for your continued views and support and feedback. I thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart So here we’re at Banyan Blvd. and Tamarind Ave. right next to the Tri Rail Station And I’m going to show you guys a an abandoned railroad. It’s pretty lengthy. I wanted to make it special for my for this special occasion of 500 subs. So here it is. Well first on this side Let me show you, here’s the abandoned railroad but, I’m going to come back to it. I’m going to show you where the crossing used to be So this here is the RTA On this track you got Tri Rail Amtrak and CSX freight And this is the foundation where the cantilever once was. Here you can see the bolts nuts and cut off cables. If you go into Historicaerials.com you can see vaguely that there was a cantilever here. and then here we don’t see a pavement marking. or a this might’ve been no. No, there’s no evidence of the crossing on this side. But yeah, let me take you on a walk along the railroad here. Look at that. They tell me that those use to be over there somewhere. See the old wooden cross ties. One right here. And this would be I’m headed East bound right now. Let me pause for a minute and show you the That’s where we began filming over there. That’s West. This is East. okay We’re coming up on some shade here, nice. And then This is where there used to be a switch probably. You see some railroad spikes there. And then over here I’m going to assume That there was a signal. As we can see the 4 screws there that held it up. 1,2,3,4 Look at the shape of this rail. Mind you, this is right near Downtown West Palm Beach You got all these fancy buildings and stuff a couple of blocks away. So I’m coming up on Sapodilla now Sapodilla Avenue I believe it is. And this is a the offices of Florida Public Utilities. Again, a West bound look. Here we still see the rail. Boom! Boom! I think we have an old rail over there Here we have no more rail or cross ties and then Let me show you this interesting little artifact over here. It was exempt. And it got covered by a Palmetto tree. And then I’m going to continue the walk that way in part 2 of my video ladies and gentlemen. I thank you very much for watching. Thanks again for the 500 subs! Please Subscribe or Like! Take care. Over and out.

    Abandoned Railroad CSX Former SCL Hialeah, Florida
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    Abandoned Railroad CSX Former SCL Hialeah, Florida

    August 9, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, today I’m here on location in Hialeah, FL. At SE 10th CT and SE 14th ST. and ‘I’m going to show you guys an abandoned railroad spur. This here is a loading dock. And in a few seconds you’re going to see where the railroad led into the loading dock. This railroad used to be a former SCL line. A former SAL line at that if you want to go even more back in history. Here it is. I was trying to, there’s some imprint on the rail here with the date and the manufacturer but it is so corroded there’s no way you’re going to decipher what it says. Ok yeah, so the railroad led into that and I’m going to walk with you To where it went back and connected to the mainline. You see some nice palm trees here; very indicative of South Florida. And right now, I’m currently walking Northbound I’m going to give you a shot of where we started walking over there. Yeah, the loading dock. This here is the It’s an abandoned SAL station. And over there, that’s the current Tri Rail Station. Where the Tri Rail passenger train that travels from Miami to about WPB commutes. See the crossties here. The old wooden crossties from the SCL days. If you guys know when it was the last time somebody used this stretch of railroad please comment below, I’d love to know, I’m probably going to assume it was sometime in the late 80s or maybe even early 80s You see these rails are pretty rusted. Here is SE 12th ST. And were going to continue walking here There’s a crosstie right there. You can see some ballast over here, look at that! Railroad spike. Guys, I apologize if the filming is erratic, but the terrain is uneven here. crossties. ok here we see Some signs of what used to be. We got some pavement markings. But I’m going to show you here This is where the spur I was walking on was. So it met up with the mainline About maybe 150 North of here. I cant go because there’s obviously a fence here. So that right there is the mainline. The CSX known as the SFRTA here in S FL. Oh, I’m going to show that spur that comes out of there, you see that? That one is also abandoned. and it comes through there. And there’s the end of the spur. Right next to the Jeep Cherokee. And then here we have this spur that came out of that spur. This used to be a really vibrant area when it came to industry. It’s the warehouse district in SE Hialeah. Back in the days This is CSX, but I remember also FEC had some spurs that came into this area. Yeah, see There’s a warehouse right there. That warehouse is still operational. There’s another abandoned spur right here. So we’ve seen like what? Like 4 abandoned spurs? in these past minutes. That’s an indication of what once was over here. Alright guys, we have officially reached the end of the line over here. I thank you very much for viewing. Please subscribe, like, or share. Take care, over and out.