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    Closed Railroad Crossing Before and After
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    Closed Railroad Crossing Before and After

    August 18, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here in Miami, FL. Right next to the Tri Rail Miami Airport Station. on NW 28th ST. let me show you the NW 28th ST. And I’m going to show you a closed railroad crossing at NW 28th ST. which they still haven’t opened yet. They just recently built this road. And they recently built the crossing too. It still has the concrete barriers on it. And they haven’t yet opened this road to traffic. Look at the pavement marking. Everything here is brand new. You can see the spray. Look at the concrete barriers. 2 tracks. This is a WC Hayes signal base here. Siemens New Siemens gate mechanism. Here we got 2 tracks. This is track view North. And track view South. That’s the Tri Rail airport station. On that side, we have a cantilever and regular crossing gate on that side. WC Hayes signal base and the new Siemens gate mechanism. I’m going to assume they’re the same on that side. And, oh one thing I wanted to point out to you! Funny thing I think they’re going to have a bit of an issue because As you see, this is NW 28th St. here and the following crossing over there is also NW 28th St. so either they’re going to have 2 NW 28th St. crossings or one of them is going to get renamed. I’m going to go ahead and post the picture of the signal box at the next crossing so you can see that it also says NW 28th St. Please Subscribe, like, or share. And thank you very much for viewing guys. Over and out.

    OLD Railroad Crossing
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    OLD Railroad Crossing

    August 18, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen
    RailROL82 here continuing the tour of the CSX downtown Miami spur. okay so right now
    this track is facing its curving a little bit south east – then go east and
    face towards downtown miami, give you a tour this this is this is funny because
    it’s one of the back roads right and it has a cantilever. I don’t know why they decided to stick a cantilever on a Road that barely has any traffic premier signal base WRRS WC Hayes gate mechanism SCL I don’t know if you can see that SCL on there, SCL Dot tag that is old school emergency contact info safetran systems lights, you got 6 of them two here are facing east and west and
    that one others facing south Ebell up top that’s not from the seaboard these
    and then this is the grade over here as i said i don’t know why there’s a need you
    can see there’s no traffic on the street why do they need to have a cantilever here if you have any idea please let me know in the comments below why you would want to put a cantilever over here Those are MI lights up top That’s probably original Seaboard too. Safetran lights WRRS signal base WC Hayes gate mechanism safetran lights E bell up top Rico lights Like I said, that’s track view SE and then it curves well its curved now but then it just goes straight east over there so yeah it’s an original seaboard
    crossing at least part of it is then you can see typical Miami, look at
    that illegal dumping right there all right you guys thank you for viewing
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    Abandoned Railroad
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    Abandoned Railroad

    August 18, 2019

    Okay ladies and gentlemen, I have a video up
    to the bridge right now I’m going to continue walking northward
    this is the FEC Railway the abandoned portion and I’m going to continue
    walking northward now so let’s just see what this looks like over here this
    is North of the Flagler Street crossing. And this is totally totally abandoned here. this is the South and this is North there hasn’t been a train through here
    since 2008 Looking South again and looking North. You see nature is taking this back. I wonder what that sign held up maybe an
    end of the track or who knows maybe it was a whistle post but why would it be in the
    center of the track right and then starting to get a little bit dense over
    here signs of life here nature is definitely winning the battle
    to claim this. Look at this, these pine trees are going to be looking like that in a few years. yeah guys I think try walking a few more feet but over there it’s really
    dense yeah that’s the end of the trail here I
    don’t know I want to venture out because I don’t know if there’s anything yeah you can’t see that line anymore it’s
    all consumed by bushes it so we’ll just walk South again remember him? yeah well it’s pretty in there. I’m guessing it was put in there by the FEC and not by somebody. I wonder if that might’ve been a No because this was dark territory there was no signals here so it
    was nothing railroad related we’re going to use the East trail It’s a shame because other than shrubs and pine trees and grass seems like it
    could still be used Further down the line I saw rails that were made by our
    Maryland in 1928 so not bad for it being almost a hundred years old right ? Okay guys guys you guys are going to walk the bridge
    with me East that would be West I used to be a gymnast in my past life
    so let’s see I still remember how to do it! a little bit more tense than what you
    can see on the video you can see further about some cross ties are rotten like
    that one skip that one It was all busted up look at that walking on top of the
    steel beam there so I have reinforcement in the bottom North. South you got to be on top of your game here, this
    might have been essential to the crossing. You can see the wood there in the bottom Sweat is dripping down my arm! feels great though guys is a part of history
    all right guys also leave you know I thank you very much for accompanying me on this
    tour please subscribe or like over and out.

    First Abandoned Railroad Crossing
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    First Abandoned Railroad Crossing

    August 17, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here, so today we’re gonna embark on a new journey this is gonna be
    the CSX Homestead subdivision here you can see the advanced warning sign the
    pavement markings this is Southwest 152nd Street so this is the first
    crossing right after the Y which I’m gonna show you the first crossing after
    the Y which is out of service it hasn’t seen a train since I think I think there
    was a train here in 2006 one train that moved real cars that were stored over
    there it’s out to here but there’s no what
    there hasn’t many customers on the line since like twelve or thousand twelve or
    2013 okay so right now I am heading westbound
    on Southwest 150 second Street one five two I’m running through the
    Google Maps ticker this location they said this is the first crossing on the
    line and what’s stopping that they should
    very nice about it Friday and then here we’re going to see as CSX
    a spine or homestead extension milepost 50 3.81 then here we we have AWC Hayes a
    Sigma bass and invents this gate mechanism Ebell up top the cantilever is
    Lincoln industries and then this is facing north east right well this rail
    was put in in oh yeah in 2017 I guess it’s when when they had to haul
    away though those real cars I told you about because maybe the line not the the
    rail couldn’t not extend on the train and it would the world it would have
    derailed so they had to swap it out so over there
    about a mile down is the Y and then solder that white well that Y is used by
    train uh-oh 721 which goes out west to collect the rocks at the Rock Creek and
    then here we have tracked you oh by the way there’s a signal base sorry really
    so this is chasing south east
    you have a diagonal crossing here and this is about 4:30 p.m. so I’m right
    in the middle of rush-hour traffic and you can see how crazy it is to so far
    across the street but your humble servants your railroad archaeologist is
    gonna try to do that for you by the way the lights up top or am i
    likes sorry you know WC needs then we got that broken or crossing get up there and we have one on this side but man
    this is class in this girl’s gonna be pretty tough okay guys so I made it to the median
    right and then here we have oh no this one’s missing its visor and vents this
    game mechanism WCA signal base w see these lights Novell traffic to stop that
    red light and then here we have another WC haze a signal piece and the track view Southwest right there yeah this this club this grade was
    recently done but here we can see the original rail and it’s from on 19 1934 original rail from 1934 okay LED lights brief these are WCS yeah WCA
    is our signal base and vents this game mechanism and those are definitely WC
    haze lights around alrighty guys so this is the first abandoned crossing on the
    CSX homestead subdivision with the 1934 rail on it thank you for viewing look at
    the old ties here please subscribe our light thank you over and out

    Destruction at Railroad Crossing
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    Destruction at Railroad Crossing

    August 15, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen so this here
    is right next to the Miami International Airport I don’t know if this was this
    looks like the site of a horrible accident because, look at this we got this
    over here street light right sticking right off of
    the foundation yeah it looks like a horrible accident and then what caught
    my eye was that as I was driving over here this is the the Lehigh spur right
    to CSX Lehigh spur give you a tour of the crossing, so thats facing west this is a
    MI signal base you got you can see over there I’m going to show
    the relay case Milam Dairy Road s-line Lehigh subdivision milepost 1042.39 okay
    then over there we see actually we see that there was a spur here at one point see the crossties right there right yeah
    it was definitely a spur there so yeah so that’s facing west as I said MI
    signal base that was covered but I’m guessing it was MI because
    the lights are mi well actually one light is mi and one light is safetran see
    the bracket e bell and then over here emergency contact info
    we got a Harmon cantilever and
    one safe tran light and one harmon light Harmon light has the visor that I like
    see how it’s different that this one yeah the one the right is the one that l
    prefer okay we got the cross bucks cantilever up top we got our Harmon
    lights and safe tran too and then this is what I wanted to show see this is facing North I’m going to cross the road now This one was taken off to Look at that I don’t know if this is a product of Hurricane Irma or
    somebody hit it so this is a safe tran signal base
    Safe Tran gate mechanism and safe tran lights this is track view East and then over
    here we got an mi signal base that would be an MI gate mechanism
    these lights are mi as well we got a we got a mechanical bell now we’re talking. MI
    signal base WC Hayes gate mechanism safe Tran and that’s a WC Hayes Mechanical bell uptop. Reco lights onthe crossing gate and here we got an mi cantilever and those lights let me see are they mi
    no they’re safetran. Well yeah, actually one is MI There you see a plane coming in. Okay guys please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing
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    Historic Railroad Crossing
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    Historic Railroad Crossing

    August 15, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen
    so this video you’re gonna see something I had already shown you but I’m gonna show you something else I hadn’t shown you on at the same location
    so on that side we have a US&S tear drop bell right I think it’s the only one left
    in Miami and I’m gonna get that so here we have a oh it’s the USNS and then here we
    see the rails protecting it so this is a USNS signal base old from 1941 you see
    the date there emergency contact info DOT tag safe tran lights all around and the
    pinnacle from the seaboard days up top here we have track view west towards Hialeah some voodoo right there in a garbage bag sidewalk crossing so let me show you from this side this
    is an original US&S tear drop bell safe tran lights all around
    the rails over here too because the protection point US&S signal based also from 1941 WRRS bracket and you can see that that mast is pretty rusty yet it probably has some
    interesting stories to tell so here are some well remove the ties and this is
    track view east towards downtown Miami here you have a MI relay case and let me give you a shot of the to
    drop bail from this side think that that might be the only one left in Miami
    possibly South Florida do you guys know of any other teardrop elves please
    comment below I’d love to know her or there’s another one because I really
    this is the only one I’ve seen so alright guys please comment on that and
    then thank you for viewing please subscribe or like take care over and out

    Railroad Crossing Removed Before and After
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    Railroad Crossing Removed Before and After

    August 15, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here at SW 40th ST which is also Bird Rd in Miami, FL. and this is the site of the former FEC Railway Right of way That went up South. This is looking South. Met up with US 1, with the mainline along US 1. That went to the Florida Keys and eventually become into the Oversea Railway. But yeah, as you can see, this is where I’m at. And this is the railroad bed here. Facing South. This would be looking North. And this would be the foundation where the cantilever once stood. See the big screws that held it in place here. There’s 8 screws. There’s 4 on that side and 4 on this side. And this is where the where the crossing gate stood. And this is where the crossing was. Apparently, they’re going to turn this into a trail. all along the former right of way. It’s going to be Ludlam Trail. Here’s all the bulldozers and heavy equipment. That’s going to undertake the job. In this 2008 picture, you can clearly see the pavement markings in the bottom facing West on Bird Rd. Cantilever up top. And in this 2013 picture we can see that there’s nothing left. No No pavement markings, no cantilevers no crossing. Completely gone. Please Subscribe or like. Thank you for viewing. Over and out.

    Is This Railroad Spur Abandoned Active Or Unused ?
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    Is This Railroad Spur Abandoned Active Or Unused ?

    August 15, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here, your railroad archaeologist so next to the strain again the abandoned
    train that I filmed and I want to show you guys something else that was over
    here it’s like the gift that keeps on giving this area this is all an
    abandoned the spirit that went into this dog Factory over here one of the rails that the Train is on it
    says 1927 on it so you guys have a reference point 1927 all right there you go
    I have a couple real spikes for sale of you guys are interested leave me some
    comments you guys are interested we’ll make some Arabians
    oh my God look at this the mecca of railroad spikes look at all that geez
    buoys I’m gonna include a Google Maps link to
    this location so you guys can all follow along and it’s cold it’s like 45 degrees it’s too easy so how do I know it’s abandoned you ask first of all if you follow the gap the
    line is set to go straight not into that spur second of all it’s missing well no
    I thought it was missing the switch handle but it starts lieutenant yeah I
    don’t know maybe maybe they use cross spots cross what used to be that’s
    funny they don’t even include our a railroad company on this and then last but not least the one on
    this side great crossing looks pretty good vot number but no road funny
    I’m gonna guess I United Pacific alrighty guys thank you for viewing
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    and Sunday mornings and drop me some comments below so I can know what you
    think about this video alrighty guys thank you take care bye

    Old & Mixed Railroad Crossing
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    Old & Mixed Railroad Crossing

    August 15, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen we continue
    our tour today over here the CSX our downtown Miami spur so this is track
    view west towards Hialeah there you see the mile post 39 and then here
    we have the crossing this oh wow look WABCO wabco signal base and this one has the US&S back from the the seaboard days okay we have a safe train gate mechanism
    WC hayes lights WRRS bracket man this is like the Frankenstein of crossings here and an E bell, nice here we have the emergency contact info premier products cantilever see what
    kind of lights these are WC Hayes right WC Hayes lights with my favorite
    visors cross buck and WC hayes lights up top as well this is the western side of the
    crossing and I’m gonna see if I can cross this is a kind of a busy Avenue
    here Northwest 17th Ave yeah ok so then on this side we have a premier products cantilever emergency contact info another WABCO signal base, I’ve never
    seen one of these before safe tran gate mechanism WC hayes lights Oh look at that a Wabco Bracket, E bell and this crossing gate
    doesn’t go all the way up because it’s gonna interfere with the power line so
    then here we have the relay case and track view east towards downtown Miami, this is one of the loading docks here it’s kinda like a third-world country doesn’t
    it? so yeah all righty guys give you another track view
    here please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing over and out

    Abandoned Railroad Being Restored
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    Abandoned Railroad Being Restored

    August 15, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen, so this is the before as you can see the rails were buried here in this picture. And in this picture, they used this track as a parking lot. You can see all the vehicles that are parked on it. But welcome to 2017! Here we see the first crossing. It has no gate, just lights and a cross buck. Here we see the emergency contact info. And we’re going to see a Safetran signal base here. And this is where the track used to be. You can see off to the right side there that there’s some cross ties they’re going to lay for the new track. This is going to be utilized for the Brightline now. So it can give, it can facilitate rail traffic in this area. This is looking East That’s looking South. This is looking North here. And this is where the spur used to come from the CSX main known as the SFRTA here in South FL. You can see the relay case off to the left there. And You can see this is where the train traffic stopped. And here we can see the crossing number 2. with the emergency contact info here And a Safetran signal base as well, no correction this is Modern Industries. A modern industries signal base. You can see lights are Safetran Cross buck up there. And there you see the where the track traffic stopped. This is where they’re going to lay the new track-age now. There’s the old relay case. Like I said, this is going to be used for Brightline. Please Subscribe or Like! Thank you very much for viewing. Over and out.