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    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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    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.

    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

    The Railroad Crossing That is No More
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    The Railroad Crossing That is No More

    August 14, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here. Your railroad archaeologist who just found another
    abandoned railroad spur here in our in a Chicago Illinois so here is where the
    spur went into right first of all let me show you this sign this was for the
    train conductors to warn them to get off the side of the car because if they were
    to dig a you’re on the side of the car if they were right in the side of the
    car they’d be squished you up against the side of the building or fence or
    those are doctor so they warned them to get off to the side of course here you
    have a great crossing and let me show you though these are made of steel like
    Jack was rusty they’re not made of wood steel Oh got those extraordinaire meter
    would so yeah it’s still pretty uh decent looking shape I wonder how long
    ago this was abandoned I’m going to include the Google Maps link the
    description here you have the actual rails and then it went into whatever this
    place is you can still see the indent I love you can see the indent it’s right
    above my finger there the curvature and then the main the main track sit right
    behind that here is the other crossbuck this one has a dot tag on it still right
    over here and this one is also made of steel CFO I can see a spike type plate but do
    not see anything of the sort I’ll see here if no yeah you can’t even
    see what the rails are over here it’s raining but your railroad archaeologist does not
    believe in rain ya know they are it looks like the train
    even went all the way back like aside from these docks to your – right here it
    went all the way back because that door back there seems pretty tall tall enough
    to it to admit Oh a real car in there yep it still got it loves Oh actually
    yeah here it is here’s the Ralph oh right right right there it is whoop there it is
    we got rales alright so then that means it’s right here where this foot is and
    you were to follow a straight line oh yeah it’s all going over at this
    point if I had a shovel of you probably dug it up not at home base so I don’t
    have my proper archaeology oh come to me show you guys what this looks like like
    yeah this has been a walk as I advanced warning sign er the pavement markings
    were all faded and then this is what that crossing would look like from afar this one was big visible from if
    somebody was driving on this side let me give you guys a proper perspective you
    yeah you see the crosswalk was all the way hidden like you could barely see uh-huh all righty guys please subscribe if you
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    comment let me know what you think of this video and take care of yourselves
    have a good one bye bye

    Abandoned Railroad Industrial Spur Hollywood Florida
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    Abandoned Railroad Industrial Spur Hollywood Florida

    August 14, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen I’m over here on
    Dixie Highway just one block N of Taft and there’s an abandoned industrial
    spur here that i just found. Here you can see where it used to come off the
    main line. This is facing North. You can see the ties here and over here you can see the
    actual spur. there’s a rail to my right. It used to come this way South
    South bound see it wasn’t standard clearance I’m guessing it’s been abandoned for a
    while because I don’t even see faces of of the crossing gate or cross bucks
    anything no signal box so it goes there it goes south here
    across dixie highway and then i go it just goes into that Sidewalk they pick
    that they paved over it with the sidewalk in other words, they put the sidewalk
    over it yeah there’s no traces anywhere no pavement marking so been abandoned
    for a while alright guys i’m waiting for a train here give you a quick shot of
    the railroad crossing over here on taft and then they’re also going to be
    replacing those the rails here I see because a few blocks South, thiey bought some ties
    new concrete ties there and they removing some of the old wooden ties and I also
    see some some rails up right so yeah this is all a quick shot again of the
    spur walking north again alrighty guys well
    please remember to like subscribe or share and I thank you very much for viewing bye

    Unused Railroad Crossing Tour
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    Unused Railroad Crossing Tour

    August 14, 2019

    Guys, this is the Homestead Subdivision, the last part of the CSX S line in Homestead Florida
    this track is for all intents and purposes abandoned. Here we have some
    some Mexicans harvesting, picking strawberries and now I am going to show
    you the crossing at Southwest 304th ST is Kings Highway okay guys so there we have the fruit pickers and here we have the railroad by the way *clears throat* Southwest 10th Ave and Southwest 304th Street this is the crossing this is a a safe tran signal base with safe
    tran lights cross buck, there’s an e dinger on that side, there we see the relay
    case yeah these all have safe tran
    signal bases track view North towards
    Miami and track view south towards Homestead. You can see the wooden
    crossing on the street there that is a very ancient crossing and then again we
    have the safe tran base over here, safe Tran lights e dinger up top and the
    cross buck so yeah guys and then this is facing West and this is facing
    East and it’s starting to come down really hard so I’m gonna catch you guys
    later please subscribe like or share

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing & Spur
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing & Spur

    August 14, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here your railroad archaeologist I think I’ve come across
    on a nice little find over here in Pensacola Florida this bear right here
    oh wait the car is off fast see the switch controls on this what I’ll show
    you down the way back what I want to show you now was this burn here which I
    think might be either very lightly used and and or quite possibly abandoned
    because well you’ll see for yourself but shape of this that
    I do not think it could be a train can’t can run on here without the railing
    because there’s some ties that are totally out of place there’s some ones
    that are missing the anchor plates there’s rails that are gapped this is an old personal decapitating this year I don’t know what railroad
    made this originally but I know that these old wooden this may be used to be
    a great crossing here or like a loading dock er some sort of crossing I don’t
    but yeah these used to be a characteristics of all seaboard
    crossings and then this line goes about or this /
    goes about maybe a mile into town over there they’re settling through the
    Google Maps thing so you guys can follow it along
    I can’t walk them out that’d be that’d be me walking two miles just to get back
    to where I am and I’m kind of hungry now so we’re done that way there’s parts
    where where the grass and and the soil completely consumed the rails so they
    said I don’t think God this track is using awful these rails
    are rusted they’re not polished at off you guys know that whenever you see a
    polished rail it’s indicative of a lot of usage this one does not display that
    sign as a matter of fact you can see that the
    soil is just accumulating on that rail and there’s been nothing to know
    no train to take it off otherwise you see it you’d see a streak on the rail
    avoid the flames and it’s crossing itself those are pretty old calories not
    the oldest materials this is Barranca Street and Main Street
    you guys will have a Google Maps link now I’m gonna make another video of all
    those classrooms over there so stay tuned for that one right guys please
    subscribe or like thank you for viewing over and out

    Exploring Abandoned Railroad & Crossing
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    Exploring Abandoned Railroad & Crossing

    August 13, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen so an
    update on an abandoned railroad crossing over here at Southwest 8th St. and SW 69th Ave so over here a few months ago I filmed this crossing where you can
    see the cantilevers are missing the light and gates, crossbucks. I came to see
    what else had been removed and at first glance it appears that they
    haven’t touched anything else this is walking westward and SW 8th ST Where that Walmart is, that was the sight of Everglades Lumber, until 2008 when it closed. So on that side, opposite side
    which would be the North side of the crossing you had the relay case and then here it
    this would be track view South. And here you have the cantilever and where the
    crossing gate once was. Notice the cut wires there and the four screws that held it
    up this was all a Harmon Cantilever yeah you can see the brackets for the lights there. Nothing else. Track view South This line actually ends four blocks
    South of here home at Southwest 12th ST have a video where I filmed the end of the line. It’s fenced off. yeah you can see this beyond that you
    can see the remnants of the rail bed but nothing else give you a quick
    glance here that there is Voodooo.
    There’s a dead chicken in there. Whoever dropped that off thought that this track
    will still active and that the train was going to take away the bad spirits but
    there’s no train or bad spirits so jokes on them right ha ha ha. Track view South. Give you a walk here… see concrete cross ties one and two
    among all the wooden cross ties. that house has probably been there as
    long as the railroad it’s about the late 1920s or maybe earlier than that. Wow!
    look at that building it’s totally covered in vines oh crap that’s amazing. Oh! Again I got all these guys sticking
    along with me. This here is a mango tree. Been picked clean. okay Mobile home park there. damn I hate when these go inside your shoe, pinch you all over the place makes it uncomfortable to walk Can you see a date on there? hey guys this is all the end of the line
    is about a hundred feet that way getting kind of cloudy and windy so I don’t want
    those oh well you just walk a few hundred feet here and show you the There’s a spur here. Man! Look at this. This is freaking torture. Cheese 2 so this is the FEC track that
    connected to the main along US one in Southwest 88th ST and then led into the
    Oversea Railway but look at this. It’s a Wheel stop by Hayes, old school. so yeah the end of the track is just like I said about a hundred or so feet over there
    where I have a video on so I’m going to head back before the rain guys- feel it
    in the wind now walking northbound and this way it
    went about maybe five or so miles then it went were the Miami International
    Airport is went around the airport into the Hialeah yard which still exists.
    Currently the Hialeah yard is the southernmost point for the FEC Railway now. Oh God! Another one. Those things are ruthless. I don’t know why I find this to be such a beautiful sight you think so? If you agree with me, comment below. I
    don’t know it’s just maybe the history and it’s the potential
    that that there is here or that there was here Or that nature is reclaiming what once belonged to man. take that in for a second look at how
    old that is all in all, this track isn’t in bad shape for something years old right? and here we go SW 8th ST. Our original filming spot. So now, we were facing West. Now we’re going to be facing East. Alright guys, I thank for your accompanying me on that tour. Please Subscribe or Like! Take care, over and out.