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    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

    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.

    Long Abandoned Railroad Tour Part 1
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    Long Abandoned Railroad Tour Part 1

    August 9, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m going to show you guys a an abandoned railroad here in West Palm Beach and I wanted to thank you guys for the 500 subs. It really means a lot to me. Thank you very much for your continued views and support and feedback. I thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart So here we’re at Banyan Blvd. and Tamarind Ave. right next to the Tri Rail Station And I’m going to show you guys a an abandoned railroad. It’s pretty lengthy. I wanted to make it special for my for this special occasion of 500 subs. So here it is. Well first on this side Let me show you, here’s the abandoned railroad but, I’m going to come back to it. I’m going to show you where the crossing used to be So this here is the RTA On this track you got Tri Rail Amtrak and CSX freight And this is the foundation where the cantilever once was. Here you can see the bolts nuts and cut off cables. If you go into Historicaerials.com you can see vaguely that there was a cantilever here. and then here we don’t see a pavement marking. or a this might’ve been no. No, there’s no evidence of the crossing on this side. But yeah, let me take you on a walk along the railroad here. Look at that. They tell me that those use to be over there somewhere. See the old wooden cross ties. One right here. And this would be I’m headed East bound right now. Let me pause for a minute and show you the That’s where we began filming over there. That’s West. This is East. okay We’re coming up on some shade here, nice. And then This is where there used to be a switch probably. You see some railroad spikes there. And then over here I’m going to assume That there was a signal. As we can see the 4 screws there that held it up. 1,2,3,4 Look at the shape of this rail. Mind you, this is right near Downtown West Palm Beach You got all these fancy buildings and stuff a couple of blocks away. So I’m coming up on Sapodilla now Sapodilla Avenue I believe it is. And this is a the offices of Florida Public Utilities. Again, a West bound look. Here we still see the rail. Boom! Boom! I think we have an old rail over there Here we have no more rail or cross ties and then Let me show you this interesting little artifact over here. It was exempt. And it got covered by a Palmetto tree. And then I’m going to continue the walk that way in part 2 of my video ladies and gentlemen. I thank you very much for watching. Thanks again for the 500 subs! Please Subscribe or Like! Take care. Over and out.

    Railroad Crossing Former Site
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    Railroad Crossing Former Site

    August 9, 2019


    ladies and gentlemen I’m about to show
    you guys an old Seaboard railroad crossing well what’s left of it anyways
    so this sign here as you can see is ancient look at it looks like it’s been
    through hell and back right so this here is a border this is North West 35th
    Avenue facing south facing north this is actually the border between Hialeah and
    Miami Florida so yeah once again look at this sign how old it is look at all the
    rust on it it’s actually still yeah still planted it’s no firm I don’t know
    who’s the genius that decided to put these 2 poles to cover it but yeah this
    is definitely a relic over here, so I’m gonna go ahead and show you the spur which is just a few
    feet ahead or what’s left of the spur all right come along so right now I’m
    standing on what would have been the spur, that’s facing west
    and as you can see it came through that curve over there on the street itself
    there is no visible signs no traces or rails cross ties nothing the only
    visible remnant is where the cross bucks stood which is over here oh I just saw a
    cross tie, I’ll show it to you right now so this was where the cross buck stood there
    is no emergency contact info nothing left however there is a cross tie over
    here see it
    and I’m gonna show you guys what I see through the fence here so yeah guys Once again looking West and looking East there’s nothing there but a boat nothing at all all right guys please subscribe or like
    thank you very much for viewing over and out

    Unused Railroad Crossing Before Hurricane Irma
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    Unused Railroad Crossing Before Hurricane Irma

    August 9, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today we have
    an unused railroad crossing here this line hasn’t officially been abandoned
    but it is totally unused this is the old SAL in Homestead, Florida
    this here’s track view North this here is track view South. As you can see its primarily
    an agricultural area around here. and the crossing itself Here we have Safe Tran Signal base. We have a Safe Tran gate mechanism. The emergency contact info See CSX S line Homestead Extension It’s mile post 63 point 99 there’s a mile post 64 over there. The
    lights on the crossing are Reco lights and these are also safe tran
    we’ve got four safe trans ok and then look at the wood old school old school SAL, Seaboard I believe the relay
    case still has power, see the light there and then this crossing is probably the same
    gear We got Safe tran systems signal base safe tran gate mechanism safe
    tran lights all around you see the spider web there and Reco lights on the
    crossing gate emergency contact info then we got track view south and we got
    the mile post right there as I said as I showed you before yeah all around you
    those are maybe like orange trees or lemon trees think those are mangoes
    avocados then I’ll think on this idea it’s also
    more mangoes or avocados Off in the distance there is the railrol82 mobile and then we
    got the wooden cross ties so yeah guys the last time a train was here was years
    ago and they haven’t sent a train ever since, it hasn’t officially been
    abandoned so that’s why we’re gonna call it unused
    alrighty guys thank you for viewing please subscribe like or share take care
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    Abandoned Railroad From Cold War Opa Locka Airport
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    Abandoned Railroad From Cold War Opa Locka Airport

    August 9, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen I’m gonna
    show you guys something that not many people know that live in South Florida
    I’m gonna show you guys, first of all this facing east facing west and that
    there is the opa-locka Airport I’ll include a Google Maps into this location
    but at this very spot that I’m standing you see right there behind that there’s
    a gate, I’ll walk over there right now but let me show you what I mean
    first there used to be a spur here that used to go into opa-locka Airport I
    think this might have been built I’ve seen footage see you right there well you can still
    see the Y over there and be here the tri-rail in the background up in the
    pavement there in the asphalt you can see it there’s a Y and one rail one
    track one over here in those bushes there there’s a rail right and then to
    tri rail in the background there this was an old seaboard line
    so I’m guessing seaboard was the last well I don’t know because I drove by
    here as a kid in the in the 80s and I remember seeing a crossing
    I remember seeing but there was cross bucks here and over there in Lejeune
    they if they even had like a flashing red light indicating that there was a
    there was a railroad crossing there so The one that I remember, so that rail there right? if I were to continue a straight line on
    it they would come out somewhere like over here which makes sense because
    that’s where the gate is that I wanted to show you go ahead and this is a
    pretty busy road here I’m gonna go ahead and cross it whenever it is safe to right now and it went right in over here there’s
    our on historic aerials dot-com and on oldmapsonline.org you can see the
    old maps of this area and you will definitely see that the
    tracks went in there there was even a wye inside the airport so that’s this is
    where the grade crossing would have been and I’m gonna see if I can find at least
    like a very faded portion of the pavement marking if its still here let’s see yeah yeah I think we’re out of luck on this one
    because I remember like the last time I saw that spur was like 1990-1991
    perhaps yeah there is no pavement working here at all I’m guessing since
    1990 27 years ago they’ve repaved the road quite a few times all righty guys so I appreciate you all
    seeing this video please subscribe or like over and out

    All Gates Broken Railroad Crossing
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    All Gates Broken Railroad Crossing

    August 9, 2019


    Okay ladies and gentlemen another
    crossing here with hurricane Irma damage this one all four crossing gates
    suffered damage here okay this is the crossing at South West 137th Avenue just
    south of 160th Street and south of Gold Coast Railroad Museum here are the
    FPL lights Sorry FPL power lines and then here is
    the first victim this guy cracked right over there. This is a
    fiberglass crossing gate you see that the fibers were torn off right there due to the heavy winds of a hurricane Irma it doesn’t matter much because this part
    of the CSX Homestead Sub division is it’s not officially abandoned but it’s
    all unused and then I’m gonna wait so look at this one here this is facing
    Northwest and then look at this guy this is the median crossing looking
    north on 137th Avenue and then wait I’m gonna wait till all these cars pass, I don’t want to get runned over today okay I’m gonna make a run for it and then here’s the other one okay so as you can see CSX Homestead
    subdivision milepost 54.60 Safe tran signal base safe tran gate mechanism you can see
    the DOT tag and safe tran systems lights E dinger up top and look at the
    gate itself As I said so this here is facing
    northwest the next crossing down this line will be the Southwest 152nd Street
    crossing See if I zoom in here and then that’s south
    Southwest yeah so this is North East and this is a Southwest view
    alright guys uh please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing over and
    out

    Abandoned Railroad Urban Exploration
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    Abandoned Railroad Urban Exploration

    August 9, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentleman as I
    disembark the RailROL82 mobile over here in North Miami, I’m going to show you
    guys an abandoned railroad spur here I’m also going to include a link to the
    Google Maps link a location on this place over here so this is facing south
    west north and east let me go ahead and start the tour okay see so you guys see
    that one and I have a feeling that there might be another one in there okay so
    here’s where this one starts yeah I knew it! Always go with your gut
    there it is that piece of a cross tie sometimes these nails have dates on them pretty
    on there so that tree looks about a few years old to say the least maybe ten
    years old and that rail over there is pretty old real that’s like the kind of
    really have on the CSX Homestead subdivision sometimes these nails have
    the dates on them let me see No not this one okay so now we’re facing east and
    let’s see if we find anything interesting along the ride here so it’ll be
    pretty difficult for train to come through here wouldn’t it and then there we got the one that’s
    covered with bushes actually we got three there’s a third
    one over there three and this one keeps going and I think we’re gonna be, that tree is
    gonna put an end to our filming yeah cuz I do not intend to go over there. Either way
    yeah that’s way covered in bushes that way so I will head back towards the
    RailROL82 mobile now and right now I’m walking west The rain so yeah guys, if you guys know when or if
    you ever saw the spur being serviced know of when it was abandoned, around what year or CSX or seaboard of the last one to use it. please comment below I’d love to know. Thank you very much for viewing, Please Subscribe and like over and out

    Abandoned Railroad CSX Former SCL Hialeah, Florida
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    Abandoned Railroad CSX Former SCL Hialeah, Florida

    August 9, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, today I’m here on location in Hialeah, FL. At SE 10th CT and SE 14th ST. and ‘I’m going to show you guys an abandoned railroad spur. This here is a loading dock. And in a few seconds you’re going to see where the railroad led into the loading dock. This railroad used to be a former SCL line. A former SAL line at that if you want to go even more back in history. Here it is. I was trying to, there’s some imprint on the rail here with the date and the manufacturer but it is so corroded there’s no way you’re going to decipher what it says. Ok yeah, so the railroad led into that and I’m going to walk with you To where it went back and connected to the mainline. You see some nice palm trees here; very indicative of South Florida. And right now, I’m currently walking Northbound I’m going to give you a shot of where we started walking over there. Yeah, the loading dock. This here is the It’s an abandoned SAL station. And over there, that’s the current Tri Rail Station. Where the Tri Rail passenger train that travels from Miami to about WPB commutes. See the crossties here. The old wooden crossties from the SCL days. If you guys know when it was the last time somebody used this stretch of railroad please comment below, I’d love to know, I’m probably going to assume it was sometime in the late 80s or maybe even early 80s You see these rails are pretty rusted. Here is SE 12th ST. And were going to continue walking here There’s a crosstie right there. You can see some ballast over here, look at that! Railroad spike. Guys, I apologize if the filming is erratic, but the terrain is uneven here. crossties. ok here we see Some signs of what used to be. We got some pavement markings. But I’m going to show you here This is where the spur I was walking on was. So it met up with the mainline About maybe 150 North of here. I cant go because there’s obviously a fence here. So that right there is the mainline. The CSX known as the SFRTA here in S FL. Oh, I’m going to show that spur that comes out of there, you see that? That one is also abandoned. and it comes through there. And there’s the end of the spur. Right next to the Jeep Cherokee. And then here we have this spur that came out of that spur. This used to be a really vibrant area when it came to industry. It’s the warehouse district in SE Hialeah. Back in the days This is CSX, but I remember also FEC had some spurs that came into this area. Yeah, see There’s a warehouse right there. That warehouse is still operational. There’s another abandoned spur right here. So we’ve seen like what? Like 4 abandoned spurs? in these past minutes. That’s an indication of what once was over here. Alright guys, we have officially reached the end of the line over here. I thank you very much for viewing. Please subscribe, like, or share. Take care, over and out.

    Abandoned Railroad Industry Spur
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    Abandoned Railroad Industry Spur

    August 9, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today. I’m over here in East Hialeah, Florida I just next to the east 71st street crossing over there and This here is I used to be a spur that serviced these warehouses. Obviously abandoned now they used to lead into there And here we see the rails this would be facing North now. There we see where the rails were cut off and then here is where the cross ties are. These are old SCL wooden cross ties These cross ties I guess they were recently pulling them you can see that they’re freshly scraped off And then that right there is East 71st street crossing. We have a big signal And I saw another Cross tie over here, i’m going to show you guys. This probably would have been the end of the track here. There’s 1 And then there’s a little here and then over here was where that spur was paved over you can see Right about there, you can see the indents in the pavement Alrighty guys, please subscribe, like, or share. Thank you very much for viewing over and out