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    Historic Abandoned Railroad Bridge That Went to Overseas Railway
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    Historic Abandoned Railroad Bridge That Went to Overseas Railway

    October 19, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here. Your railroad archaeologist who is standing at the
    very same spot that the tracks to the overseas or railroad ran through this
    year to my left is us one from South Miami and then that above me is a
    material which replaced the fec tracks in Miami that ran into the keys that
    eventually became the overseas roller this overhead structure was installed in
    1984 so these tracks or on here from about the Turner turn of
    the 20th century up until 1984 this is okay you remember a few weeks ago maybe
    perhaps a few months ago I posted a video of the only remaining piece of
    rails left in the overseas well really this goes along with that video
    this bridge right here is next to those rails the only remaining tangible part
    of the overseas of railroad and Miami so give me some backstory Barolo came to Miami in 1896 Henry
    Flagler though then founder of FTC for the East Coast Railway brought the FTC
    some I am in 1896 and that along with it brought of urban sprawl and economic
    development everything and then Henry Flagler decided to take the railroad in
    an ambitious project out to the Florida Keys in the virtual Key West he began
    that in 1900 so it was completed in 1912 so this bridge was built sometime in the
    early 1900s and as I said it was an original part there you can see the ties see that they see if it’s not as there’s
    a quite an embankment here I was trying to get to the bottom of it but let me
    see if on the other side did it safely I want to take a dive in that gate
    infested canard other than Metrorail to the Google Maps ring to
    this location so this is the original lead slip oh that probably used to be some sort of
    all milepost I’m guessing or would suppose perhaps so this magnificent structure is a
    hundred see those blessings brought 1900 it’s a
    hundred and nineteen years old so right now we’re standing is where all
    the trains came to is a very historic part she’s a beauty you know how much sin she
    has nothing all probably they’re not going to remove it because these are as
    a walkie you know same unfortunate teaching that
    most rumbles out there eventually turned into real skills thing for this one
    in all respects for Henry Flagler for the overseas will this one here looks pretty solid simple right so right now here I’m at this
    level yeah it’s pretty up there’s a lot of
    glass here and stuffs doesn’t look very firm so I’m not there’s Gators I’m not
    gonna risk it yeah there you go you can see it
    everything all righty guys let me see oh that looks
    like it might be an interesting view there that canal that looks like the
    Amazon I think you guys might like that yeah so this is definitely not navigable and standing on this all ready ladies and gentlemen please
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    below thank you for your view you seen it take
    care sayonara

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing CSX FEC Connector Track?
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing CSX FEC Connector Track?

    September 2, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, here is an abandoned railroad crossing. This is emergency contact it says SXH which is The CSX S line Homestead Extension Mile Post 66.5 so this track Might or might not have connected to to the FEC Oversea Railway which is just a few blocks East of here. See? There was a switch right there. The railroad. And just over there where those palm trees are is US 1 The FEC Oversea Railway ran parallel to US 1 Some people say this track connected Some people say it didn’t. I have a railroad atlas That says it did, but That’s not here nor there right now. So anyway this is looking West. And this used to be part of the former SAL line. That was built in the 1920’s. I’m going to take you on a tour down this line. Ok guys so there it is There’s the railroad. And we’re going to see 3 or 4 more crossings See there are the rails. We just came from 2nd Ave. There’s a cross buck, cross buck rails right there. Another cross buck. This here is SW 4th Ave. And again we see another crossing over here. So I can see these rails haven’t been used in a LONG time. 5th Ave coming up here. And that’s where it came from. That would be, there’s a wye there. Which I have a video on. I’ll include a link to. And This is facing West. Like I said, this is the old SAL line. Make a quick U turn over here. And now we’re facing East again. Alright ladies and gentlemen, I thank you very much for viewing. Please subscribe, like, or share. Take care. Over and out. Bye. Bye.

    Historic Abandoned Railroad Bridge with Tracks Removed on 1 Side
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    Historic Abandoned Railroad Bridge with Tracks Removed on 1 Side

    September 1, 2019


    Hey ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here. Your RR archaeologist uh as you guys know I have a huge hurricane coming
    my way I know I usually post Sundays and Wednesdays we don’t know which way the
    hurricane is headed yet it’s a 150 miles per hour of a wind I don’t know if on
    Wednesday I’ll have electricity in the house I don’t know I just don’t know the
    future but yeah you guys keep me in your thoughts and hopefully everything turns
    out okay enjoy this video and if I don’t post on Wednesday I’ll try to post
    Sunday but I really don’t know what’s gonna happen so I will post whenever I
    can post it and hopefully nothing happens in I’ll post really soon but you
    guys know how it is please subscribe if you have it and enjoy the video so I’m over here on Crescent Street then
    son this is an abandoned railroad bridge this right there he painted red but on
    the opposite type you can notice all of us on it I guess because it’s a one-way street
    like people wouldn’t typically notices sorry about the bag like this son oh
    this is a piano you can see the imprint of the law the vno logo right there in
    the center of the bridge Wow okay let’s go up top and see what we can find up
    there what funny does it look at that fascinating look at this I don’t want do that I got my bonnet
    play one false move and up a pancake on that roof you got attempt to walk on
    here you know damn so tempting but now I don’t want to
    lend up on that road one of these ties cracks oh yeah is that
    I just stick to a swimming over here safe do you if you guys no wonder when was
    the last time this is are in use I’m gonna go when I get home I’m gonna go to
    story girls are common see I know a date on the world is indicative of one when
    it was me but you got an idea and then this way
    there’s nothing left alrighty guys thank you for viewing
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    take care yourself

    Old Railroad Trestle Bridge Lake Placid
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    Old Railroad Trestle Bridge Lake Placid

    August 31, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentleman I’m over here
    and in Palmdale sorry Lake Placid Florida and I came
    across this beauty right here this wooden trestle railroad bridge. I’m going to include the Google Maps link so you guys can see it for yourself yeah check it
    out. This is a beauty. That was the South side this is the
    North side that there is a u.s. 27 and we’re on Dasher road. I’ll take a little climb up here. Whoa! It’s kind of steep. There’s a whistle post over there. This track is from 2007 guess they recently re did that
    rail In the distance you see on milepost
    40 Nice right? truly a work of art you guys so this
    would be the West side of the bridge facing East Alright guys, please subscribe or like. Thank you very much for viewing. Over and out.

    Malfunctioning Railroad Crossing Lights & CSX Train
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    Malfunctioning Railroad Crossing Lights & CSX Train

    August 28, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, this is where today’s video takes place. You’ll see on the left you have Highway 710. To the right you have North Lake Blvd with the pavement marking and the crossing in the background. And then you see that CSX Train Q453 is going to be heading East bound. And as the crossing is down you’re going to see that the lights malfunction quite a lot. So here comes the video. Sit back and enjoy. Ready, set, go! That right there was the first glitch. Comment below how many you see throughout the entire video. WC Hayes signal base WC Hayes gate mechanism I believe those are Safe Tran lights. This is track view East Track view West. Please Subscribe or Like! Over and out.

    Railroad Crossing Under Metrorail
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    Railroad Crossing Under Metrorail

    August 28, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen RailROL82
    here so we’re coming up on the Northwest 12th Avenue crossing and the CSX
    downtown spur Miami downtown spur see the pavement markings and the sign okay so this is Northwest 22nd Street
    I’m gonna include a Google Maps into this location and just a few feet away
    from me we have the crossing that right there is the Metro Rail it’s an
    above ground light rail system passenger train and then here we have what we came to see so here’s the emergency contact info CSX S line sorry S line
    extension downtown milepost 442 and that’s the crossing number we have an MI cantilever, those are WC hayes lights e bell WC Hayes gate mechanism I think that’s a WC hayes base as well I’ve never seen this before here that
    sticker and then the lights are yeah WC hayes, you see those visors were cut off
    well they were cut off because of the gate the gate would interfere with them today
    as I said this was uh a my modern industries and then you got the lights
    over there my favorite visors and this is the spur
    itself it’s facing east towards Miami, see some
    voodoo right there I’m gonna try to cross over here what you hear there is the metro rail this is facing west and this side we
    also have mi lights they look to be incandescent, MI cantilever safe tran signal base WC Hayes gate mechanism electrocution hazard emergency contact info the lights two tracks cross bucks see the
    E bell in the background and the Rico lights on the crossing gate Also MI lights, see the metrorail all righty guys so yeah give you a track view again here track view west there’s the switch thank you for viewing, please subscribe or like. take care over and out

    Abandoned Railroad Bridge FEC Overseas Railway 2
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    Abandoned Railroad Bridge FEC Overseas Railway 2

    August 27, 2019


    Ladies and gentlemen, this is Channel #5 Hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 your railroad archaeologist here today We’re one step ahead a few miles ahead of the first bridge I filmed which was over there somewhere and This is the next one, Channel #5. I’m going to include a Google Maps link in the description. So let me go ahead and take you this is what this would look like over here Okay so you have the new bridge off to your left which the new bridge substituted the old bridge sometime in the early 80s or or late 70s perhaps So yeah, so this was a originally a railroad bridge As you know part of the FEC Overseas Railway It was built in the early 1900s. and The first train to Key West got there in 1912 so it was built sometime before 1912. Maybe like 1901 1902 somewhere around there Then after 1935 the Labor Day Hurricane destroyed it and it became a vehicle highway so Here we see an iguana A couple of iguanas I don’t mean to scare you buddy no no no okay Look at these turquoise waters here doesn’t it just invite you to jump in? Hey little guy! Whoa! Look at that! iguana on iguana violence okay Now let’s go on the bridge and see if we see any dates Oh so you can slightly still see the pavement marking, the yellow. that divided the highway in the middle those are all birds over there right? Yeah, it’s like a colony of birds. and then That’s the original pavement there From the 1930s probably Let’s see what it looks like from this side. By the way, look at that. This is Florida Bay right here. Power lines and you can see the old and new right here actually wait, I’m going to walk down so you guys can get a better perspective of it. This is the retaining wall here that I’m standing on. You can see the old bridge right there It looks like the aqueduct in Rome. And over there We can see the very middle of it I think there used to be a drawbridge there if I’m not mistaking. That’s why they built the new one elevated because yeah because of This is where US 1 goes North so Let me see Yeah, that might be like the passage way into the, yeah that’s the passage way Florida Bay into the ocean there or one of them. Alright you guys Thank you for coming along with me on this tour I look forward to seeing you in the next video. Please Subscribe or like Thank you very much, take care Over and out

    Abandoned Railroad Reclaimed by Nature
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    Abandoned Railroad Reclaimed by Nature

    August 27, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here. We’ve got another abandoned railroad crossing as you can
    see I still got some more of these from the last time on me okay so I’m going to include a google
    maps link to my location down in the description This is where the spur went into this is the last trace of it then that
    this goes from here this is facing East now facing
    East No cross bucks, nothing I think that rail now I am facing west
    and that’s where I began filming originally over there see how the sidewalk was built to accommodate the the railroad this would have been either
    I don’t know if CSX was the last one to use it or seaboard incredible huh? so yeah guys I’m gonna include a Google
    map link and then I’m going to walk over here so you guys know what where the
    last rail goes or the last visible rail anyways so this side too, they built the
    sidewalk to accommodate the railroad and zoom in here yeah one little clue though that might help us date this back, as you know as we are railroad archaeologist I noticed that this this
    light post was installed October 1977 so if this industrial park was established
    around 1977 it’s safe to say that this spur was probably put in around that
    time all right guys. Please subscribe or like
    thank you very much for viewing over and out.

    Abandoned Railroad Tour Miami Florida
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    Abandoned Railroad Tour Miami Florida

    August 26, 2019


    good morning ladies and gentlemen I’m
    over here at North West 75th Street Commerce Park in Miami Florida
    and I’m gonna show you guys on a former FEC industrial spur give me one second
    let these cars pass so this year is facing a southeast and that’s where it
    came through that opening there you can see, this were visible
    remnants are he’s kind of in the way right so it went
    into there. See, let me show you here yeah that’s private property so I’m not going in there
    right now I’m gonna show you where it lead to. you join me in a car ride buckle up for safety okay so yeah we said that’s facing
    southeast and that’s facing north west right. Aw man, all these freeking cars They don’t let anyone film in peace anymore
    what’s this world coming to okay so then there you have the track just
    goes into there and then so right now I’m headed south on Northwest
    75th Avenue right it came through there under, well
    this overpass was built recently but it that little grass grassy bridge
    right there, that used to be a railroad the spur that went over there were first
    showed you and then this here is North West 25th Street this is one of the main
    arteries in Miami. Actually in Doral, so I’m waiting for
    this light to turn green Ok green light now we’re gonna be heading east on
    North West 25th Street so there is that bridge I showed you and then it came
    into here you can see some of the ballast so then it curved over there
    behind those pine trees then curved eastward and it headed towards the main,
    UPS right there we’re coming up on North West 72nd Avenue you can see the sign North West 72nd Avenue probably too much backlight okay now we’re
    gonna be making a right on North West 72nd Avenue okay
    right on northwest of 72nd Avenue and then this is what that curve that I
    showed you so it came in through here I actually yeah I made a video here, a month
    or two ago so you can see the ballast and then here I’m gonna show you the
    tracks on that side so this is Northwest 22nd Street and I’m
    gonna make a u-turn and this is still, there’s still part of
    the track here well I think this part might be unused but nonetheless you can still see the rails see, right over there all right you guys please subscribe or
    like thank you very much for viewing over and out

    Abandoned Railroad in City turning into Forest
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    Abandoned Railroad in City turning into Forest

    August 26, 2019


    you hello ladies & gentlemen, RailROL82 here. Your RR archaeologist so it’s got time again I like to come back to
    this location once a year in follow-up videos we’re gonna see this isn’t an
    original abandoned seaport airlines burn we’re gonna see how its feared in the
    last year and so right now this is Northwest both
    I’ve anymore above Northwest 12th Avenue is the Metrorail
    that start above bub sorry elevated on rail service here ma’am commuter service
    and then this is where the spirit one is its I went into a produce market over
    there and as we can see here there are no coffees across bug some signals
    everything has been removed and yeah I’m gonna include the video that I took here
    last year the line was obviously a lot more visible and it is now a lot of our
    growth I’ve located in this line and they shut it off back there I think with
    the fence but uh let’s see what we got okay yeah it is getting really covered up
    previously I was able I think you were able to see the rails and I think one of
    the rails was like an original 19 20 20 something real I’ll refer to my video
    but yeah Mother Nature is definitely reclaiming this this is the sad part about being a
    railroad archaeologist the umbrella for thank you join me as well they they date what are you date okay I
    think I got something over here actually don’t fall smart here you go the railroad archaeologist
    1924 one nine two four says uh oh hi oh right there
    maybe it’s oh hi old steel so they guys let me look for the date on
    the nails sorry another girl spikes that one is a
    bit much Sharon biggest star going to here by the way this isn’t the best
    neighborhood in Miami sorry but land and there they were completely removed
    completely so yeah I’m gonna take a while Jesse and
    assume that when I come back next year see here you can barely already tells a
    rail so next year I’m probably gonna have to bring like a bulldozer don’t
    film this I do my update video on this julia side side guys
    I mean if I was the city I tell I offered to come a penis of myself just
    to preserve this nice stretch of original rail over here so the original seaboard tides – they
    were never replaced with all concrete would entice say a couple of prayers in the name of
    this fine served us spork over here oh he just kind of
    lizard damn what a savage get here buddy this began as a an abandoned railroad
    video and it turned into an Discovery Channel National Geographic video okay
    see if I can make my way over here and show you guys we’re winning oh it was actually teased yes we got the material coming up above
    us over there so I’m going to wait till I have a perfect yes you can see right here there’s one
    rail right over there and then we got these settings so there was two rails
    tooling in here at one point this is facing East right now
    that card is heading north facing south and that way is west
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