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    Abandoned Railroad that connected to Oversea Railway
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    Abandoned Railroad that connected to Oversea Railway

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today again We’re standing here next to a piece of history. This is the FEC branch line that connected Next to the main over there next to us one which I’m gonna walk you guys all the way through today I’m gonna walk you all the way the u.s. One and show you what it is that replaced This line that connected, this branch line that connected to the main over there by u.s. One that eventually went to the keys and became the oversea railway so before I do that. I’m gonna give you a little orientation here, so Right now, This is facing north Facing east South and west I’ll include a Google Maps link So you guys can see where I’m at so I’m gonna start the tour right now, then here we see the rail That might have been for a crossing sensor Tie plate Wooden cross ties Another tie plate there, so this is heading west. Oh, sorry South right So this line approximately 1984 was when it when, the last time a train came through here So this tree has been growing since 1984 Look at the gap we got here Okay, I think I might see a date on these rails 1945 yeah 1945 Is it yeah, okay All right, so this is where it starts Where the evidence starts to fade see one rail over here cross ties and then This here is the Snapper Creek Canal, so I am going to actually cross this and Continue the tour all the way to where the mainline was Ok guys so right now I’m standing here on the Ave, this is SW 70th ave right and that’s where I was filming right now So there is the end of the line or what is the end of the line right now, you can see snapper Creek canal And then Here there would have been a wooden trestle bridge you guys go on historic aerials.com You can more or less make it out They have a 1969 aerial shot of this place. You can see the wooden trestle bridge here And I think you can see an iguana right here actually, let me see… yeah There’s an iguana right there so yeah, so then there is the ROW and then Here there is no traces of it at all They removed everything However, I remember where it Used to be so I’m gonna show you and As you can see here we have Southwest 70th Avenue South West 85th Street So I’m gonna go ahead and cross and She doesn’t know she’s on YouTube hahaha, okay, so then it came through here where I’m standing and Sorry about that. I had to run accross the street. Okay. You see some Hurricane Irma damage here. So technically right right about here And then this here is the old rail bed, as we walk, this is walking South you can see It starts to curve more Southwest over there and Right where I’m walking if you keep going on this path. It eventually is going to intersect with the Metro rail That’s, That’s what was installed in 1984 that Was installed over where the Main used to run along Run along u.s. One right there and That’s what went into the Florida Keys that became the overseas railway This here is Dadeland mall And as you can see I’m trying to look for ballast or tie plates or railroad spikes, anything of that nature nothing I Think further maybe like 200 feet down that way We’re gonna see some old ballast But yeah so right here is where there used to be a wye So the wye was like right here and Then it intersected with the with the main line which was right there where the Metro Rail is So right now I’m facing this beginning to face Southwest and this would be facing north See that JCPenney there, Dadeland Mall Okay, so like I said this was a metro rail and this replaced the mainline Next to us one in 1984 So this here, here we go This looks like FEC ballast over here As you can see like they built this around the railroad why tell you right now You can see Look at this And look at that those concrete columns were built over both railroads Because at the time I guess they figured There was a slight possibility that they could have still been used but no They They immediately we’re taken out of service So right here What is exactly where the mainline used to go into Florida Keys Well, that’s us one right and then the main light just ran right here parallel for about 18, 20 miles South to Florida City and then It went into the Florida Keys So I’m gonna show you The location of the crossing at Kendall Drive See uh that right there is us one heading south see a Firestone in there Here you go! That’s the Metro rail! Because of him we don’t have the FEC tracks here anymore. okay Yeah No traces of anything over here Trying to look for again gravel, sorry railroad spikes or well, we vaguely see like I said the Ballast So this right here was where it intersected the crossing was And I remember there was a WRRS cantilever right here somewhere it came out And looked over Kendall drive, SW 88 street. You can see this is a u.s. One. I’ll zoom in on the sign for you so yeah, and it just kept going that way All Righty guys, thank you for coming along with me on this tour really appreciate it please subscribe or like Thank you very much 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.

    What Does This Railroad Crossing Look Like 80 Years After ?
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    What Does This Railroad Crossing Look Like 80 Years After ?

    August 11, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here, your railroad archaeologist who today is gonna take
    you on a trip back in time this picture I’m gonna show you is from 1939 it is
    the Miami extension of the overseas railroad so Henry Flagler which was a
    founder of Florida East Coast Railway built the railroad along the east coast
    of Florida and completed it to Miami in 1896 as a consequence Miami and all the
    cities on the East Coast of Florida Oh a debt of gratitude to Henry Flagler
    and the Florida East Coast Railway because had it not been for the railroad
    and the economic progress had brought along with it Miami and those cities
    wouldn’t be a shadow of what they are today so that being said um after the
    railroad was completed in 1896 he then wanted to proceed to Key West so that to
    them he began in 1900 and finished it in 1912 so it took them 12 years to
    complete that as I said this what I’m gonna show you is the Miami extension so
    this is the part that ran along us one and in 1939 we’re gonna see I want you
    to focus on the steam locomotive I want you to focus on the cross buck or the
    rails are and the buildings in the background I’m gonna show you what they
    look like nowadays after I show you the picture throw for a good while like that
    you can you can take it in and absorb it so that being said guys uh please
    subscribe if you haven’t hit the notification ball so you can see videos
    like this and alerts when I when I post them thank you enjoy the video leave me
    some comments and tell me what you think you so welcome from 1939 over to 2019 80
    years later this is what it looks like nowadays so this here is a walkway from
    the east tower of the South Miami hospital building onto the main building
    over here and this here is South sorry Southwest 62nd Avenue facing north and
    south west 62nd Avenue facing south so this is where the picture was taken 1939
    this is the receiving dock of a South Korean Hospital and in somewhere where
    that street light is is where the cross box stood that above ground
    is the Metrorail that’s what we placed the FEC tracks which ran in this
    location up until 1984 so around this general area is where crossbuck once
    stood the almighty crosswalk which alerted parties and drivers as to tracks
    and trains so right here is where in this very spot where that steam engine
    was facing that way that would be facing south east towards the floor the keys
    which are about the first key to our goal is probably like 48 miles away from
    here these tracks run all the way to Key West the overseas railroad previous to
    1935 so yeah so right here is where the steam engine
    and this is where the double track main was double track mean and then this is
    really a double track main facing North West that there is us one right where that BB&T is is where that
    seed company was then you can see us one has way more traffic than it did
    when it was for photographs in fact this is probably one of the
    busiest arteries man but big difference and then where the
    McDonald’s is is where those apartment size stood yeah yeah here you can find the remnants
    of of a railroad and you would come up very
    short in fact I don’t think you find anything not a fight tightly tie nothing
    we wiped it all out here as some having some great crossings for
    former great processing underneath the module you can still see that they have
    kind of a hill like that but not not many do so yes all right here is where
    the locomotive stood and roughly somewhere around here was with a cross
    box but big big difference 80 years mix right some of you guys think below and
    you’re in the comment section I personally like it Wow
    personally liked it better 1939 I wish I would have lived that ha ha
    all right guys please subscribe check out one of these videos think you’ll
    like it take care and bye bye

    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
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing

    August 10, 2019


    Ladies and gentlemen this is an officially
    abandoned railroad crossing here how can I tell check this out
    so here you have where it came up for the Maine over there right that’s right
    near i-95 in the Golden Glades Interchange I’ll include a map for this
    a Google Maps link below in the description so yeah so here you have the
    grade Look at that, just a cross book off in the distance here we see
    something, a cross tie right yeah few ties over there so yeah so then the track went
    into, the spur went into over here so I know the sign is ancient because I
    don’t think they have that look out of the car thing anymore. Somebody told me
    that there was, NRA passed something where they discontinued that sign a few
    years ago then it were not when it’s over here there’s a fence right on it so
    there’s no trains gonna come today and there you see that’s facing west I’m going to zoom in I just noticed the parking lot, the spur running thru right there You can see it coming across the parking lot right there And just so you have a good idea of where were at Sign is pretty old too funny enough they still got pavement markings here that guy was looking at me weird, he
    doesn’t know I’m RailROL82 apparently joke’s on him haha so yeah this was probably an old, well, there’s
    no emergency contact info but uh I wonder if seaboard was the last one to
    use this or if CSX once used it then right there you have the Main all righty guys think there’s nothing
    else for me to show you here so I will give you one last look at the crossing please subscribe or like click on that
    to subscribe thank you for viewing over and out

    Hurricane Damage at Railroad Crossing
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    Hurricane Damage at Railroad Crossing

    August 10, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, Railrol82 here, your railroad archaeologist today I came upon this scene over here in the
    Florida Panhandle near port st. Joe last year there was a hurricane that hit over
    here you can see some damage of it right there you can see that this is a
    Apalachicola Northern Railway transports and two tracks being on Mary and then
    here this would be facing north with the whistle post right there off to your
    right hand side what suppose over here to facing south and then we see the
    superior comes off and damage let’s see I could find some ties it oh
    yeah here you go a kid on the rail 19:25 and then on this side this would be the
    east the east side of the crossing we have a very possible but this is contact info Apalachicola
    Northern Railway two tracks across both and then this goes off into the distance
    down there where the I don’t know if was or is I love its minor closed down the
    door to the hurricane but that building right there that building right there is
    the Greensboro railroad depot it appears to be close I was gonna go and film some
    for you guys boy doors are closed windows are closed if there isn’t
    anybody there so and I don’t know if this bear might be abandoned or not
    because seems pretty rusty right I’ll show you the difference like this these
    rails here CMOS and then these rails over here are obviously polished from
    the from our real activity this is a different stuff plus these rails are
    newer you can see you can see they’re polished right then those wheels over
    there that neck is different these are probably can handle like a triple axle
    power looking for a date on these I’m not seeing it all right I see I’m running through the
    Google Maps link to this location you guys let me love you seen any of real
    activity here recently and at that tribe over there is abandoned
    so give you one more shot of crossing over here they’re lucky the whole
    building didn’t get wiped off with everything all right guys please
    subscribe like thank you for viewing

    Unsafe Railroad Crossing
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    Unsafe Railroad Crossing

    August 10, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen RailROL82 again here today I’m gonna show you guys an unsafe railroad crossing I
    don’t mean unsafe because there might have been a lot of accidents here, I mean
    unsafe in that there’s no cross bucks or signals or anything to mark this
    crossing this is the only thing on this side you have this saw emergency contact
    info here on a light post but other than that like there’s no crossbuck or anything
    else right just that. This is the FEC water plant spur, track view north This is West 20th Street West and East So here you have the emergency contact info on this side and there’s no cross buck anywhere here, see that right? track view South This, as I said, I caught a train here before and The conductor had to flag each and every
    crossing there’s about seven more crossings that way and sometimes people
    gotta move like jet skis or whatever else they parked on the track because
    it’s used on demand, like every three or four weeks but yeah I mean the least
    they could do is put some cross bucks here although you can tell by the rail
    that it’s like I said every three or four weeks so it’s kind of rusted see
    the grade crossing is in pretty good condition and how would you like to live
    in one of these houses right? Ha ha Give you a all righty guys thank you very much for
    viewing please subscribe or like take care over and out

    Abandoned Railroad Ties Part of Oversea Railway?
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    Abandoned Railroad Ties Part of Oversea Railway?

    August 10, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today I’m
    coming to you from the sunny Florida Keys you can see the sign says
    crocodile crossing this here is the tip of mainland Florida this would be facing
    north and this road is known as the well this is here’s us one right and
    it’s known as the 18 mile stretch which leads right into the Florida Keys all of
    Florida Keys and the first key is Key Largo about two or so miles from here
    that would be south east of here but what I wanted to show today was I
    found what I think might be some remnants of the original overseas
    railroad right and here they are ok so here’s the first one this here I
    found another one I further south there which I’ll show you in a few well yeah
    there is a cross tie right there with two pilings that held it up right okay that’s the first piece of evidence
    that please comment below if you know if that might be part of the original
    overseas railroad oversea railway there’s another part of it your
    pilings right there zoom in on that so you guys can see closely okay this is
    right underneath the new US 1 bridge over jewfish creek and then this
    is the other one I found this one is pretty much so still intact. this one
    even has, try to balance myself here because I’m on the tip of the cliff and I don’t wanna
    fall into that water so that one there even has a railroad spike right there give you all another view of it that’s
    what that looked like and then here we see some more pilings, another one there and more pilings Those were the only 2 cross ties I saw that’s the end of the see yeah this is all pretty much just
    mangroves down from now on there used to be a drawbridge right there which was
    removed and replaced by the tall one, old Jewfish creek drawbridge well yeah
    that’s like I said the only remnants I see so if you guys know whether or not
    that was the original one of the original parts of the overseas railroad
    please comment below I’d love to know and so would everybody else Give you one last shot guys, please
    remember to subscribe to me on instagram railrol82 and subscribe on youtube so
    you can see videos like this, give me a like if you like this video comment
    below and I appreciate you guys stopping by my channel and taking a look
    take care over and out

    Trucks Park on Railroad Crossing
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    Trucks Park on Railroad Crossing

    August 10, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen welcome to
    another ride along with railrol82 so right now we’re coming up on North East
    185th Street and North East fourth court we’re gonna be making a right here
    so we’re heading east now on North East 185th Street and I want to show you
    guys there’s some semi truck drivers here that park on the railroad crossing
    they park right on the tracks okay there you are right there coming up check this out look at look at this that
    guy right there is a main one so I see these are the tracks look at that going to give you a better vantage view this nobody here okay Look at that incredible alright guys please subscribe or like by clicking
    that and thank you very much for viewing over
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    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.