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    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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    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.

    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

    Abandoned Railroad CSX McCoy Air Force Base Spur Orlando, Florida 3
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    Abandoned Railroad CSX McCoy Air Force Base Spur Orlando, Florida 3

    August 14, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I thank you for watching the 3rd part of my CSX abandoned industrial spur in Orlando. As l said in my first video, this one used to serve the McCoy Air Force Base. From the 1940s to the 1970s. Here I am going to be looking East If you guys catch my part 2 of this video, the previous video I made to this one, you can see where this track meets Avenue C just about a mile or so down that way Again, that’s East. Then here again we can see no traces of crossing signals or signal boxes, anything of that nature. Now, I’m going to walk you West where the track ends. See over here you can still catch some ties. wooden ties at that. They built a residential neighborhood just off to the side here. Again, I’m walking Westward. Toward the mainline which is a couple of miles away. And as you can see, it just goes into the big shrubs over there and you can’t really make out the rest of it. So yeah guys, Once again, that’s CSX McCoy Air Force Base Spur. That was in use from the 1940s to the 1970s. I thank you very much for viewing and please subscribe, like, or share this video. Thank you very much guys. bye. bye.

    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
    bye

    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.

    Closed Railroad Crossing
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    Closed Railroad Crossing

    August 13, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here at Northwood, West Palm Beach, FL and I’m going to show you guys a closed railroad crossing I’m going to include a Google Maps link to this location so you guys can see exactly where I’m at. And here as you can see there in the distance. That’s the FEC Again, FEC southbound train there And this is the street in question, 54th ST right So here you see but they closed off the road this road would have turned into I think this Pine Wood Avenue facing South and facing North This might have been 54th Street Then they just put up this railing over here Look at this you even got the old RXR sign over here I was trying to see if they had a date on it, but no there’s no date on it Looks pretty old and the pavement marking seen better days You can make out the X in the middle the R on the left is gone And there’s some what part of the R on the right day Then you got the double solid yellow over you That’s probably the Tri Rail you hear off in the distance then this would have been where you stopped Track view North and track view South Yeah There isn’t even any traces of where the crossing gate was Maybe it was a cross buck And you can see on the opposite side the same thing like there’s a Barrier there and a railing & a pine tree So yeah, it’s been a while since somebody crossed over there And this is what it looks like going out here this is going back West I wonder why they closed this crossing maybe I can’t imagine why maybe it wasn’t a safe crossing, or There’s a lot of accidents here If you know please comment below I’d love to know so, yeah guys This is one last look at the closed railroad crossing over here in Northwood, West Palm Beach All righty guys please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing over and out

    Abandoned Railroad FEC Industrial Spur Commerce Park Miami, Florida
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    Abandoned Railroad FEC Industrial Spur Commerce Park Miami, Florida

    August 13, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, another sad site over here in Miami, Florida. I’m a few miles away from the Miami International Airport and this is an abandoned FEC industrial spur. This one used to cross here and served some warehouses about a mile or so down. This would be North. and then Here you can still see the concrete ties That were used as sign posts. That said “FEC Railway Company private property no trespassing” You got 1 2 3 4 and there’s more on the other side. And then here you can see where the train used to load They would just pull up the railcars here. You can still see the rocks from the spur. That at one point came through here. Yeah guys, the rails were pulled. There’s no rails or ties anywhere to be seen on here. So you were just looking South, now you’re looking North again. And I’m going to see over there if I can see anything Oh look! Look what I found! Wow! I’m going to play the lottery today! Ha ha ha! So let me give you one last look at the piece of rail that’s still at the road here. Oh and I just saw some more evidence on the other side. That’s where the crossbucks used to be. What a shame. Alright guys Thank you for viewing. Please subscribe, like, or share and I’ll catch you next time. Bye bye.