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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Covered by Trees
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Covered by Trees

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here at SW 272nd ST. in Homestead, FL on a rainy day. I’m using an umbrella. And I’m going to show you an abandoned railroad crossing today. First of all, here we have the pavement marking or what’s left of the pavement marking. You can see a little bit of white here on the X, from the RX R. This is facing West. You couldn’t tell there was a crossing there because its all consumed by shrubs and trees. right? And then I’m going to give you the East bound look. So again, now were looking West. And We’re making our way to the crossing. Okay, so now that we’re getting a little bit closer here You can actually notice the crossing gate on the Western side of the crossing. There’s a car coming up behind me. One second… So this is the crossing and this would be Track view South here toward Homestead This, there’s agriculture down here so there’s probably strawberries avocado mangoes A lot of good stuff down here So let’s look at the actual crossing here crossing gate We have a Safetran signal base A safetran gate mechanism Safetran lights and the cross buck. Oh! We have a this is a track view North now. and we actually have a mechanical bell here! Let’s see WC Hayes yes. Safetran lights, Safetran gate mechanism Safetran signal base It’s a fiberglass crossing gate Not like the aluminum ones you see nowadays. Track view North toward Miami I’m going to be walking back guys. I thank you very much for viewing. Please Subscribe or Like. Thank you over and out.

    Closed Railroad Crossing & Kids/Mother Walking on Track
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    Closed Railroad Crossing & Kids/Mother Walking on Track

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, today I’m going to show you guys a closed railroad crossing. I’m over here in NW 12th ST and NW 137th Ave in Miami, FL. We are right underneath Highway 836 and here’s a look at the crossing This was a private crossing. And there you could see the emergency contact info. Funny because they don’t even put a location or a crossing number. and then this would be the actual crossing this is the 836 and this would be facing East bound This would be facing West. That right there was the North side of the crossing. This is the South side of the crossing. And here is where they closed it off. Recently I’m going to have to look back on historical images, but I know that this road here. NW 12th ST was built maybe like less than a decade ago. So there was actually a passage through here. came out through there. But yeah, once they built this road The NW 12th ST and then they built the overpass they pretty much shut this up. the passage her down. So that’s what it is now, all shrubs and trees. Oh, let me give you a look at the contact info on this side. CSX Transporrtation well then we got no crossing and no milepost number. This here is almost the end of the… This here is the like I said this is facing East. Facing West. We got that little kid in the middle of the track over there. This is track view West and then this is the Lehigh spur. Right over there the track ends. I believe they come to get rocks there’s a rock quarry down that way. So yeah guys That’s what we got here today As I’m here let me show you a quick look at the there’s a wooden trestle bridge here. Yeah. Alright guys, please subscribe, like, or share. And I thank you very much for viewing. Over and out.

    The Railroad Crossing That Never Existed
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    The Railroad Crossing That Never Existed

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen I’m over here
    at North West 80th Street in Medley Florida and I’m gonna show you guys a
    railroad crossing that was never built okay this is a warehouse complex over
    here was built like early to mid-90s and I remember driving by the Palmetto
    and seeing them built it and I also remember looking and seeing that these
    pavement markings, they paved these roads right and then they made the pavement
    markings RXR you can see here well as you can vaguely see here
    because of paint it’s been chipped away and faded after 20-something years rxr a
    so that’s this is facing west the nearest railroad is over here see I can give you a close-up on that this is a Seaboard Industries um so this railroad i’m certain never went
    past where these wheels are and you can see there’s a lot of
    activity going on here so yeah here is where the wheel stop are and that’s
    where the boxcars come to load right this is a FEC track by the way FEC
    spur so yeah then you see that the track stops right there right okay so NW 80th Street right there
    next to the fire hydrant is where the pavement marking is RXR and then Im going to show you the other pavement marking So I don’t know if like the
    they had an intention to build the spur all the way over here and they never did
    or if these, the person the traffic engineer or whoever it is responsible
    for these placed this in error so here you can see the there comes a
    seaboard marine truck and I don’t know if, here’s the other
    other pavement marking like I said I don’t know if these were placed in error or they just never built the spur out to where it needed to be built to originally planned to be built oh yeah
    and here you can see the address guys I’ll include a Google Maps link anyways
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    Hidden Abandoned Railroad Bridge
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    Hidden Abandoned Railroad Bridge

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentleman, Today I’m over here Just a block south of the Miami international airport, you can see the control tower and there you can see the ballast from the former track that used to be there. Here we see an abandoned railroad bridge Right now I’m facing north as you can see the rails were pulled. And then this is where the track is to go into you can see there’s no evidence. No cross ties nothing of that nature and the bridge itself looks pretty sturdy, so It’s a home for iguanas now see if I can give you a look at the bottom Okay So now we’re going to attempt to walk on the bridge itself It’s pretty sturdy Here you can see an old railroad spike This here would be facing West facing North Facing East I saw three iguanas when I got here. You can just smell the old on this bridge amazing trees growing on it So this would be the north side of the bridge facing south And this would be the western side of the bridge you can see it used to be owned by CSX Now there’s, let’s see what we got here. It’s buried fiber-optic cables okay. Let’s see what this, Oh, iguana jumped into the water there. Nice, just give you a quick shot of the ballast over here. Oh look it’s an iguana right there Man they run quick okay, so yeah, and that overpass there is northwest 7th street, and here’s a shot of the bridge from the distance Alright you guys please subscribe or like thank you for viewing over and out

    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.

    Abandoned Railroad Bridge Florida Everglades
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    Abandoned Railroad Bridge Florida Everglades

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen your railroad
    archaeologist, RailROL82 over here Everglades City, Florida where I just came across this old abandoned ACL bridge from the 1920s first of all I’m
    gonna give you a side view through here right so it is right over there and then
    I’m gonna go up to it so this is a State Road 29 going into
    going into Everglades City now not that there is the Everglades walking West right now from 29 and then
    this railroad was built in the 1920s as a passenger, to
    bring passenger service to Everglades City which is right over there, just South of here and then it was abandoned in sections it was abandoned from
    Everglades City to Harrisburg in 1957 and from Harrisburg north to Palmdale
    was abandoned in the 1980s and the rails were pulled in 1980s as well but yeah, see the the tie here
    and then that yeah I gotta be careful cuz there’s
    probably like snakes and Gators and crap around here so see how sturdy this is to get on it Okay never-mind I almost slipped man! see if I can give you another shot of it
    over there damn it’s slippery as hell beautiful, look at that! and then look at
    this a lot of a stagnant water here, you gotta be on the lookout for a gator or snake Panthers even on the way over here, I’m
    gonna include a Google map stick this location but yeah there’s definitely
    Gators, bears, deer, Panthers, snakes scorpions this is like no-man’s land
    over here you got to be very careful Look at that, the oxidation on that steel there beautiful, some of the pilings that were cut there then they used to go in here and so based on this like this would be where the track ran north
    and then right here it would’ve ran south like that at an angle give you what one
    more view over here yeah this isn’t very sturdy so I’m not gonna risk my
    well-being to get on there well yeah you guys have the gist of it, all
    right you guys please subscribe or like thank you very
    much for viewing over and out

    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 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
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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.