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    Upside Down Cross buck & Abandoned Railroad
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    Upside Down Cross buck & Abandoned Railroad

    August 26, 2019


    Guys, check this out. This is a wrongly placed cross buck by CSX Look at the milepost right there. and then look at how they put the crossing. They put it upside down. Incredible huh? Then, over here there’s a abandoned spur. Apparently this is a interesting. Yeah guys, it’s fenced off about 50 feet down the road. Look at the rail spikes. It’s an old SCL line. See if I could Well this line is still connected to the mainline. I have a another video which I did on that side I’ll include the link to it. But yeah guys, let me give you one more shot of the wrongly placed cross buck. I don’t know if its even worth it to call and report this because its obviously abandoned so This is what the other side of the crossing looks like guys. Please subscribe or like! Thank you very much for viewing. Over and out.

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Railroad Archaeology
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Railroad Archaeology

    August 25, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen another
    abandoned railroad crossing here in North Miami, I’ll include a Google Maps
    link cuz I’m not sure I’ve been driving around this little industrial so
    I’m not sure the Avenue but I’ll find it on Google Maps and include a link down
    below so let’s see so here the sidewalk ends right this is
    facing south this would be facing north this would have been an industrial spur
    and then this facing this is facing east see we see no traces of trail of rails
    or spikes they probably see yeah they removed a cross buck on both
    sides, there’s a car coming let him pass on that side I don’t see the location of the cross buck either
    where it was so yeah I just went right in here It’s a jungle in there This is facing north so this is pretty
    much like all we see here just these the grade that’s it see uh Oh trying to dig for it but you can’t
    see them there how unfortunate and I’m gonna try to see my intuition
    tells me that crossbuck would have been somewhere around here but nope
    that was probably taken out so long ago all righty guys please subscribe or like
    thank you very much for viewing over and out

    Abandoned Railroad Industrial Spur Hialeah, FL.
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    Abandoned Railroad Industrial Spur Hialeah, FL.

    August 24, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen I’m over here
    at West eighth Avenue in the FEC crossing in hialeah florida West eighth
    avenue and 21st ST to be precise i’m going to show you guys
    a former industrial spur which I used to see as a kid when I used to
    drive through here you can see here there’s one part of it see the rail
    right there and here’s the other part of it there’s the other one here this one
    right here that used to be the crossing gates one over here and one over there
    and then on this side you can see the other part of the rail me one second
    across the street okay there it is you can see the indent on the pavement there is
    rail that used to go in there and eventually down to like what 16 street
    south and east to W 4th Ave alrighty guys, please like subscribe
    and share and I thank you very much for viewing, bye bye

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    Abandoned Railroad & Crossing

    August 24, 2019


    all right ladies gentlemen RailROL82 again, we’re continuing our tour on the CSX downtown Miami spur, I’m not
    an expert on E bell so you guys could correct me if I’m wrong but I think this
    is a type one e bell like I said my Forte’s in mechanical bell so you guys have a
    car for sale there you have the relay case and then I remember in the 1980s I
    used to drive thru here as a kid this used to be a WRRS cantilever
    crossing with the small the cantilevers where like half of that like maybe up to
    here so this was replaced sometime in the 90s or 2000s there you have the
    emergency contact info foundation cracking many places Lincoln industries
    signal base safe tran gate mechanism safe tran lights are around
    Rico lights are now crossing gate these lights are also safe turn up top This is track view East towards downtown miami track view west toward hialeah and you can see this spur that came off and it ends ended right here, it’s a cross tie right
    there okay this is a pretty busy street let me see
    if I can give you the tour from this side okay yeah so here we have safe Tran lights up top I guess that would be another generation E bell as
    opposed to the one that’s above me save tran lights there wc hayes gate mechanism Rico lights on the crossing gate and as I said track view West previously there used to be some Spurs
    that went that they merged going that way I’m gonna show you them right now
    okay so you have a perspective that’s the crossing right and then this is
    Northwest 22nd a view and 22nd Street and this is where the Spurs that I just
    told you about went into these were taken off many years ago but they’re still
    visible at what used to be the grade crossing so I’m walking east on 22nd
    Street and then right here you can see railroad archaeology at its finest guys
    look at that so they went over there and to that warehouse and then you can see the loading docks
    right over there and then I’m gonna show you over here so
    again this there’s the rails and you can see the curvature it’s built at an angle
    to accommodate the railroad which was probably here first all right you guys
    so thank you for viewing Please subscribe or like take care
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    Unused Railroad Crossing SW 216th ST Miami Florida
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    Unused Railroad Crossing SW 216th ST Miami Florida

    August 24, 2019


    okay ladies gentlemen today we have
    another unused railroad crossing here at Southwest 216th Street near cutler
    ridge homestead area South Dade okay so this is a CSX s line homestead
    extension subdivision and this is an ungated crossing here I’m gonna give
    you track view northeast you see there’s a tree blocking the way
    right there from Hurricane Irma this is This is a safetran signal base I believe
    yeah safetran signal base emergency contact info
    CSX s-line homestead subdivision milepost 59 point 26 and we got
    fungus filled safe tran lights all around e dinger up top cross bucks
    over here Street crossing is pretty good there’s no bumps or degradation and this is track view SouthWest this crossing is a little bit tilted maybe
    from the winds a hurricane Irma maybe from no upkeep but you can see the that those lights let me first give you
    the signal base, safe tran signal base emergency contact info and then you can see the back of those lights are
    in dire need of paint, safe tran all around and then over there we got the relay
    case which has no power to it give you that I’m gonna include a Google Maps link to
    this location so you guys can see exactly where I’m at
    follow it yourselves Oh actually yeah look at the crack on the the crack on the
    signal base here wow, nice all right you guys follow me on instagram at railrol82
    please subscribe or like thank you for viewing
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    Abandoned Railroad Bridge FEC South Miami Florida
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    Abandoned Railroad Bridge FEC South Miami Florida

    August 24, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m here in Miami, FL right next to US1 in South Miami. This is an abandoned railroad bridge you’re looking at. It used to belong to the old Florida East Coast line that ran all the way to Homestead well, to the Keys, the Overseas Railroad. Then in around 1984 they took off the rails and the county replaced it with the metrorail which is the mass transportation system you see up top. Pardon the noise there’s a lot of cars behind me. So yeah, there hasn’t been any rails here since about the early 1980s. As you can see, the bridge is still pretty intact. I’m going to take you to the other side; hold on one second. Ok, this is what the other side looks like. Pretty nice place. They tell me this place is called Small Creek. And now this is what the top part would look like. see. As you can see, that’s where the rails used to run through that way. That’s facing South. Then this would be facing North. And as I said, that over there, is US1 This track ran all the way back to North Miami Florida East Coast all the way to St. Augustine at one point. Alright guys, Let me give you one last shot of the bridge again. Before I sign off. Alright. take care and bye bye

    Abandoned Railroad Spur & Old Switch CSX SCL
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    Abandoned Railroad Spur & Old Switch CSX SCL

    August 23, 2019


    OK guys, CSX abandoned spur North Miami, FL This is facing NE. That’s the CSX mainline over there. The overpass is Miami Gardens Drive. And up until a year ago This line was active; they used it for Mow storage. I seen some stored in that spur over there next to the warehouse. But now they just paved over it so They sealed it’s fate for good over here. Look at that. Look at the switch. A Beth Steel switch Oh! 1956. Oh it’s locked. So this would be facing West, guys. Look at the 2 lads crossing the road there. My buddy Chris and Heckman. They’re just as heartbroken as I am to find out that this spur became abandoned. We can hardly contain ourselves. Alright guys, I thank you very much for viewing this video. Please subscribe, like, or share. Thank you, bye. Bye.

    What if a Train Used These Bad Tracks ?
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    What if a Train Used These Bad Tracks ?

    August 22, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen RailROL82 here, the railroad archaeologist so we’re gonna continue today on the CSX
    Homestead subdivision and I already did a crossing a tour here so we’re gonna do
    an actual track tour today maybe the old grade of wood grade crossing from the
    seaboard days so I’ve done other videos where you can see the growth on the line
    so you can see the growth here I’ll show it to you guys so you got the old
    seaboard wood great cost down that way you can see well you can see Google here
    first and then you can see that in the distance the rails get lost because it’s
    consumed by grass but what I wanted to show you guys was besides this growth
    that over here there is an abandoned railroad bridge turn turn turn it’s funny cuz on my previous order you
    got the really case and my previous videos doing track views on this line
    you guys would notice that there’s a lot of growth like sugarcane and weeds and
    whatever growing on the line for some reason this part is really big I don’t
    know if to say the grass doesn’t grow here or I doubt CSX fumigate those weeds
    yuppies why would they come to this specific spot
    I mean well maybe because those week zoo look dried up and then those those are
    alive so so this track was built in 1926 by
    seaboard airline right trying to look for a date on the rail so rusted Mannix feel bad for it you see so here you have
    facing north towards Miami and facing south towards homestead that rail is
    rusted beyond the recognition and in my previous videos on this line you can see
    I’ve seen real rails from the 20s late 20s and I even saw one from 1967 and
    here we’re coming up on the bridge okay so this is facing south if you see
    the canal just off fish jump away so ski facing west poor bridge hasn’t seen a
    train in few years probably will never see one again so these are the swampy
    waters of Miami / South Florida but I see some toxic algae here some Gators
    along so yeah going that way which is south you can see about 200 feet down
    that way it just becomes a big shrub the rails get lost into it it’s like the
    railroads are nowhere the railroad that died and shrubs and then you see here I
    can get you a bit okay let’s look at the bridge so I just noticed our CEO sucks
    from here on from here in North Sea that the wooden ties begin right and I guess
    for the bridge purposes they made a concrete ones interesting so I will make
    my way back it’s noise but where I parked the car and this is what it would
    have looked like so right down on train on these tracks many many months ago
    when two or one passenger trains used to come to home set grow into a huge papaya
    tree so is that one okay guys I want to share this finding
    with you it’s an old railspike great date is gone you can’t no not even not
    even distinguishable at all at all at all so yeah and then we’re coming up on
    the crossing here again old oh here bad and sneaker game read a
    case and we got power here actually this is we got current here because the meter
    is reading shows a reading so there’s a because there’s power coming in here all
    right you guys thank you for coming along with me on this tour
    please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing over and out

    Railroad Crossing Removed Before and After 1,000 Subscribers Special
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    Railroad Crossing Removed Before and After 1,000 Subscribers Special

    August 22, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen
    we’re here at South West 56th Street Miller Drive in Miami Florida
    right there is a South Miami senior high and here you can see that there’s no
    longer any pavement markings right so this was the site of the former
    railroad crossing on the FEC branch line that came from the Miami International
    Airport which is north and north is that way this would have been track view north
    right I’ll go over there in a second but let me show you what we got over here
    so this was the foundation for the cantilever right here which was where the
    screws were you got four over here this is a huge Cantilever and then here are the
    cut wires this was for the
    pedestrian crossing gate and then this was the power source the meter was and here was the relay case you know cut rebar right here and this
    tree grew right where the relay case was pretty tall tree right so this here was track view South this track was approximately put in around 1928 it’s currently a hiking trail here you can see it’s a 13 minute bike
    ride to University of Miami going east and it’s eight minute bike ride to the
    Bird Road Arts District going west which is left and then I’m
    gonna take you to the north side they’re crossing just show you the back side of
    the meter here oh wait before I go to the north side I found an old crossing
    gate and old rails you yeah remember I said in 1928 I know if you guys can see
    this says I era something in 1925 right here it says 1 nine-two-five 1925 and then the old crossing gate right
    here I should’ve crossed before we got
    everybody anf their mom coming so this here’s facing west make a quick run for it and this here’s facing East there’s a South Miami high and let me
    see on this side okay yeah here’s our ex cantilever foundation spot this
    side it’s much less visible than the other side, here you got one once we put
    off right there it’s a total of 8. 4 and 4 here
    oh here you got where the wires used to be right there the PVC crossing gate for the pedestrians over
    here I would normally wear sneakers if I go exploring but today since I’m just
    here street side sandals will do just fine and then this is like I said track
    view north I’ve seen some old images on historic
    aerials.com and old maps online.org that show that there was a connection
    between this line and the sa-l there let me correct that there appeared to have
    been a correct connection between the FEC and the SAL way back when You can look it up yourselves and make a determination. So here we see the no trespassing FEC Railway sign we see another crossing gate that the red and white
    had faded on it and then the concrete cross ties that act as a fence over
    here alrighty guys please subscribe or like thank you very much
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