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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
    subscribe did you have it check out one of these videos leave me a comment down
    below thank you for your view you seen it take
    care sayonara

    Vintage Disneyland; What Happened to the People Mover?
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    Vintage Disneyland; What Happened to the People Mover?

    October 18, 2019


    Hey guys! Fastpass Facts here bringing you our second
    Vintage Disneyland video! This time we’ll be talking about one of
    our favorite “D” ticket attractions: the PeopleMover! So, we all know how Walt always wanted to
    innovate and one of the best lands where he could develop this new innovative ideas was
    Tomorrowland and so in 1967 Disneyland introduced the Peoplemover. This D ticket attraction gave guests a scenic
    16 minute tour around all Tomorrowland starting at Tomorrowland’s entrance, going into the
    Adventure Thru Inner Space building, past the shoppers in the Character Shop, then going
    in and out of the Carousel Theater, near the submarine lagoon, through the waiting area
    of the Circarama theater, and, as of the late ‘70s inside of Space Mountain! Now, unlike the monorail and other trains
    in the park, the little blue, red, green, and yellow cars in the PeopleMover weren’t
    motorized themselves, what made them move was their motorized tracks! The rubber tires mounted along the track were
    powered by electricity to push the PeopleMover along at a speed of 7 miles per hour. Walt hoped that this transportation method
    would be used by cities in the future for urban transit and it proved to be really effective,
    the little cars could fit 4 people comfortably and almost 4,900 passengers could be moved
    through the attraction per hour! The system was actually studied by many city
    planners but it was never used. So, what happened to the beloved PeopleMover? Well, Tomorrowland and all of its attractions
    started to feel a little outdated and Imagineers knew that they needed to renovate the land. So, in 1995 they started drawing inspiration
    from Discoveryland, the Tomorrowland type land at Disneyland Paris, or EuroDisney as
    it was called back then. They came up with the idea of Tomorrowland
    2055 and they started working on this renovation. But sadly, EuroDisney was not initially well-received
    and caused a major financial strain for the other Disney parks, so the budget for Tomorrowland
    2055 was largely cut. When Tomorrowland opened again in 1998 there
    were only a few changes made to the land and one of them was the PeopleMover. The attraction turned into Rocket Rods, a
    ride that broke down constantly and disappointed many of the guests. So in 2000 Disneyland decide to close this
    ride and the unused tracks still stand gracefully across Tomorrowland since then. We would be so happy if the PeopleMover came
    back! Wouldn’t you? That’s it for today! But don’t forget to subscribe, comment or
    share if you like our videos! See you next time!!

    Holborn Tramway Station | Abandoned Tram Station | Camden | London | HD
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    Holborn Tramway Station | Abandoned Tram Station | Camden | London | HD

    September 16, 2019


    Abandoned Tube Stations. Holborn Tramway Station – London – Closed. Holborn Tramway Station was a tram stop in central London, England. It was built in 1906 by the London County Council Tramways. Following the decision to withdraw tram services in London and replace them with buses. The station closed just after 12.30AM on 6th April 1952. The station has been used as a filming location for countless T.V and movies. Like, Share and Subscribe Thanks.

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    LA Metro Rail to Orange County? 🍊 Future Transit USA

    September 12, 2019


    Hey everybody, thanks for tuning in to
    Los Angelist. Today we’re going to look at a historic abandoned Pacific Electric
    Railway line being brought back to life by the County of Los Angeles; Metro’s
    planned West Santa Ana branch light rail line, which will eventually connect
    downtown Los Angeles to Cerritos and Artesia by bringing yet another one of
    our region’s numerous abandoned former Pacific Electric interurban rail lines
    back to life and could eventually even connect Metro Rail to the terminus of
    the already funded streetcar being constructed in the cities of Santa Ana
    and Garden Grove, well beyond the LA County Line all the way to the
    intersections of Harbor & Westminster boulevards in Orange County. The mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti has included a proposal to complete this line as far as
    Cerritos and Artesia in time for the 2028 Olympics. However
    today I’d like to dive into this project a little deeper than has been done
    previously and actually look at the long term prospect of connecting Orange
    County to Los Angeles County via Metro Rail. Now while I personally have some
    profound policy disagreements with the Orange County Board of Supervisors on a
    number of issues, namely approaches to immigration enforcement and homelessness
    which I could personally only describe as cruel, but on the matter of how best
    to reestablish the long-lost light rail link between Southeast LA County and
    Central Orange County, one of Orange County’s five Republican County
    Supervisors has made a point that is absolutely correct and deserves to be
    recognized. In an article published in The Voice of OC late last year, fourth
    District Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson was quoted as saying: “Us doing
    things one off and on our own is not a great idea. I think the smart approach is
    to tie in to the vast network that LA has already put a lot of investment into” and that doing so “might be a great way to troll for some dough from the federal
    government”. Not only are Supervisor Nelson’s comments absolutely correct;
    Money does tend to flow to shovel-ready projects that have already completed the
    required environmental and social impact studies, they also show that supervisor
    Nelson and his staff have actually put some serious thought into this and done
    their homework so to speak. Not too long ago this piecemeal approach that Nelson
    laments was used to, of course, spend 1 billion dollars in Orange County
    taxpayer dollars to widen the 405 freeway which, of course, only made
    traffic worse due to induced demand because the primary effect of widening a
    road is not to improve traffic flow as is often falsely claimed but rather to
    actually cause additional people to make the decision to drive in the first place
    instead of walking or taking transit. If OCTA had taken a more comprehensive
    regionally minded approach to reducing traffic gridlock on the 405 they would
    not have been able to ignore the fact that another 1 billion dollars had only
    recently been wasted doing the exact same thing to the 405 in Los Angeles
    County where it also caused traffic to become even worse. For those of us
    keeping track that’s 2 billion taxpayer dollars that have been spent just on
    those 2 freeway widenings; a catastrophic waste of public resources that has not
    even benefited those who actually have to drive on the 405 each day, but I
    digress. Through such reckless failures of
    governance as the harmful and costly impulse to continually widen area
    freeways, it has become abundantly clear that a more effective and cooperative
    regional approach to addressing the transit needs of those who commute
    between Los Angeles and Orange Counties each day is warranted.
    And, just as we did with our recent successful effort to improve service
    frequency on Metrolink by 2028; That’s where you come in. Separate into state
    from 2016’s Measure M in Los Angeles County, Orange County also has the
    transit funding sales tax, also called measure M. If you agree that an ambitious, unified and coordinated approach to solving Los Angeles and Orange County’s
    shared traffic woes is desperately needed, the Orange County Board of
    Supervisors needs to hear from you as soon as possible. Specifically, they need
    to hear that supervisor Shawn Nelson was indeed right to suggest that Metro Rail
    should be used to reconnect Los Angeles and Orange counties, and that they should take action and seek funding for a Metro rail connection between Los Angeles and
    Orange County using the same historic route as the old Pacific Electric red
    cars did right up until the bitter end in 1950.
    In addition to 4th district supervisor Shawn Nelson, who you should absolutely
    call and thank for suggesting this idea in the first place, Orange County is represented by four other County Supervisors who need to
    hear from you that they should help fund an extension of Metro Rail to Harbor &
    Westminster Westminster Boulevards in Orange County. Extending Metro Rail to Orange County would give the two counties of Los Angeles and
    Orange something to share in common other than bad traffic and good surfing,
    and such a unified two-county approach would have the added bonus of providing
    infrastructure friendly politicians at the state and federal levels with a
    larger and more politically useful target for future funding since, as Metro
    CEO Phil Washington often likes to point out, government funding tends to flow to
    projects that have completed studies and are already ready to break ground,
    because there is practically nothing our politicians seem to enjoy more than a
    good photo op with a hard hat and a shovel. And who can blame them?
    Trains rule! So give your Orange County Supervisors
    the opportunity to earn a well-deserved photo op with a hardhat and a shovel.
    Tell them that you are sick and tired of sitting in traffic on the freeway and
    that you demand that Orange County takes action to fund the expansion of Los
    Angeles metro rail into Orange County. As usual, don’t worry about which specific
    supervisorial district you live in. Despite the Orange County County Board
    of Supervisors being quite literally in charge of everything that happens in
    Orange County, period, very few people actually even pay attention to what the
    supervisors are up to, so when you call in with a well-informed demand for the
    expansion of Metro Rail into Orange County you should expect gold star
    service from your elected representatives. Far fewer people
    actually bother to contact these powerful local officials than you might
    expect so those of us who actually take the time to call our County Supervisors
    tend to have a disproportionate influence on the supervisors decisions.
    In other words the squeaky wheel really does get the oil. Well, thanks again for
    tuning in to Los Angelist and of course thanks to everyone who let me use their
    stuff! Links in the description. And also in the description you will find
    up-to-date phone numbers for all five Orange County Supervisors right down
    there in the description as well. Call all five if you have a minute! Snd of
    course please like, share and subscribe. Oh and hey, one last thing before you go.
    Those of you who have been following Los Angelist for a while may have noticed
    that I started a Patreon blog last week where I’ve begun posting maps and
    information about my future videos and activism efforts. The reason I’ve done
    this is because after spending the past year or so making videos like this and
    speaking up for transit improvements at public meetings in my free time, and
    especially after my Metrolink video and your letters and phone calls to County
    Supervisors resulted in a real legislative commitment to increase the
    number of daily Metrolink trains on most lines by 2028, it has become clear to me
    that advocating for improved rail and bus service right here in LA and
    throughout the Americas is the closest thing I have found to a true calling in
    life. The problem is, you can’t eat model trains, so I’ve made a Patreon in hopes
    of being able to commit myself full-time to making videos like this one. Try and
    imagine a year-round political campaign with no candidate and where everybody
    has to be respectful of one another and the only campaign issue is a thunderous
    demand for more transit and better transit in every place that needs it.
    That’s what I’m going for. So of course thank you so much to my first three patrons on Patreon, Aziz, Brian and Robert for breaking the ice! I hadn’t actually
    expected anyone to notice my Patreon blog before I had had a chance to at
    least promote it in one of my videos, so the fact that the three of you hopped on
    board before even that means more to me than you could possibly ever know. Thanks again for watching! Please join the public transit revolution at patreon.com/LosAngelist Please like and subscribe!

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    metro Léger/metro chet – Nooit gebruikte metrostations!

    September 8, 2019


    The Métro Léger de Charleroi is a premetro
    system in the Belgian conurbation Charleroi The system was known for a long time as a ‘grand travail inutile’
    translated a ‘big useless work’ because a large part of the system was unused for a long time. In 2012 the network was thoroughly reorganized and many expansions were still in service On 21 June 2013, the reorganization was completed by the opening of the new tram line to the north. But in some stations, no tram
    has been driven to date. The sound of the following recordings is not recorded accurately. That’s why there’s a lot of music in this episode. We apologize, it is being worked on! Just like in Liege, things are apparently being built here, Such as subway lines, underground and above ground, which are never used. We are now in ‘Metro Chet’ in Charleroi. This station is built, but never used. According to our information, no tram has ever driven here. Still, I find that a little weird, because I think that has already driven a tram here. There are the escalators! To go down. Or upwards! That is the passage. That is just closed there! Kurt, be careful when you step on these things here. Be careful not to fall through here! That plate with that sensor here, you’re going to feel that! To there, or to there? I do not know! Can not you see that on your cell phone? You can go both ways. Then we both do them, but first we go there. Do you hear that hum? Yes, this is under stress! That comes from that. This is under stress! Are not we going to walk all the way there? do you? its not far! That is only a few hundred meters. Normally they are no further than 500 meters apart. I still feel that there is power on those pipes. It is not intended that you touch that. Is this track running? Or not? There are no trains here! No, but there are traces.

    Screaming Tunnel | Scary Railroad Tunnel | Niagara Falls | Ontario | Canada | HD
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    Screaming Tunnel | Scary Railroad Tunnel | Niagara Falls | Ontario | Canada | HD

    August 29, 2019


    Abandoned Tube Stations. The Screaming Tunnel. No trains passed through this tunnel, they went over it instead. The Screaming Tunnel is a small limestone tunnel, running underneath what once was the Grand Trunk Railway lines, located in the northwest corner of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The Tunnel, constructed in the early 1900’s, is 16 feet in height and 125 feet long. A local legend says that the tunnel is haunted by the ghost of a young girl. A local legend recounts that the tunnel is haunted by the ghost of a young girl, who after escaping a nearby burning farm building with her clothing ablaze, died within its walls. All stories involve a claim that a match struck within the tunnel;s recesses will produce the sound of a young girl’s deathly screams. Like, Share and Subscribe. Thanks.

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Perry, FL 2
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Perry, FL 2

    August 27, 2019


    OK guys this is a a little further East of the previous filming spot. Here you can see that there once was a a spur which is no longer in use that went into that factory over there. You can tell it hasn’t been used at least maybe 5 or 6 years. due to all this growth here. and then the railroad company piled up all the rails there. This is Perry, Florida They don’t even have cross bucks anymore, they just have stop signs! at this particular crossing now. This is Duval Street in Perry, FL. See the cross buck over here. It’s seen better days!

    Moonville Tunnel | Haunted Railroad Tunnel | Ohio | USA | HD
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    Moonville Tunnel | Haunted Railroad Tunnel | Ohio | USA | HD

    August 27, 2019


    Abandoned Tube Stations. Moonville Tunnel. Moonville is a ghost town in southeastern Brown Township, Vinton County, Ohio, United States. The town totally disappeared sometime in the 1930s…now all that’s left is the tunnel, the cemetery, and a few old house foundations. Many people consider the Moonville Tunnel one of Ohio’s most haunted locations. The railroad stopped using the tracks in late 1986, and the tracks were torn out in 1988. Possible ghosts, These have all been seen by members of the public. Man murdered at the inn, In 1936 a man was murdered at the inn that sat to the right of the tunnel. Many people claim to see the murdered man standing near the top of the tunnel where the inn used to stand. Ten year old girl, The last death at the tunnel was that of a ten year old girl in 1986. She was playing near the tracks when a train came through and killed her. Today people claim to hear a little girl laughing near the tunnel. Young woman, In 1905 a young woman was walking home along the tracks when she was killed by a passing train. Today people see her ghost walking along the tracks just outside of the tunnel, carrying a lantern and dressed in a flowing white dress or robe. Young man, In 1954 a young man was waiting for a train to pass before crossing the tracks. The Train passed, and he started to cross the tracks, however, one of the cars on the train had broken free and it ran over him. Today many people claim to see a red, glowing form near the tunnel, who they believe is the young man. Make up your own mind… Like, Share and Subscribe Thanks.

    Exploring the old Abandoned Railroad Boulder/Wickes Tunnel in MT – A Light at the end of the Tunnel
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    Exploring the old Abandoned Railroad Boulder/Wickes Tunnel in MT – A Light at the end of the Tunnel

    August 24, 2019


    Fasten your exploration seatbelts, because today, we’re experiencing part two of our adventure around Basin and Boulder, Montana. And we’re going one mile that way! Today we start our journey deep in the heart of Montana mining country. Immersed in the mountain is an almost forgotten tunnel stretching over a mile through the heart of the rock. This epic feat of engineering was once a main passageway for large steam engines transferring people and valuable ore to and from the mining communities. It has stood the test of time remarkably well and remains open for a few moments longer – allowing the last modern explorers to travel back in time. All right, let’s do this! It’s in situations like this where I like to employ my secret weapon: activate squatch lights! The history of this epic engineering masterpiece seems to enshroud the explorer in a wave of nostalgia of the Wild West. Moving mountains was an impossible task, but for the miners of the time burrowing through the core the mountain was a familiar art. The price was high, lives were lost, but in the end this endeavor was successful. As we continue down this path, journey back into the past – Imagine the sacrifices, the brutal working conditions, and that single moment when the two end of the tunnel became one, and the pinholes of daylight finally, *finally* met and the miners from each end greet each other with celebration! [old radio interference and audio tunes in slowly] [In old-time radio voice….] The first passenger train to pass through the wind tunnel on the Montana Central was the Excursion Train to the Boulder barbeque. The engineer in charge was brother John Cochran, formerly of the Grand Trunk. The passage consumed of just 12 minutes and was made without inconvenience to those on the train. The time will probably be reduced to seven or eight minutes when the first passenger trains are put on, which will be by the 10th of November. The opening of the tunnel marks the completion of one of the most gigantic pieces of tunnel work in the northwest. The tunnel is the neighborhood of 6,200 feet long — nearly a mile and a quarter through the solid rock of the big mountain in the Boulder Range. The entrance on this side is in the gulch about a mile above Wickes. The portals at the other ends are open at the south boundary of the great, Boulder Valley. Work was begun on a tunnel in May, 1887 and daylight was let through in September, 1888. It was constructed by Larsen Keef and company, has said to have cost about 1.5 million dollars. For rapid and excellent work, the contractors are entitled to much credit no less than for carrying successfully to completion such a mammoth undertaking which is a triumph of engineering skill! [old-time radio tunes out and fades] [train sound effects start – old whistle blows and steam engine chugs] [continued train departure sound effects] [epic music fades into the darkness] [old train car on track sounds] I stopped to take a picture of the water, and noticed there’s this little indenture here. Let’s bring the RZR up a little closer so we can take a look inside with the light. Something you won’t be able to hear on camera is just how deafening the sound of the engine is. The sound of the exhaust is reverberating off the walls. It is just overwhelming. It’s truly an awesome experience! Alright, let’s take a look. Ghost Dad: Oh, hey. Oh, geez! Ghost Dad: What up man? Watcha doin’ here Ghost Dad? Ghost Dad: Oh, you know, just kickin’ it old school. What is that? Is that concrete? Ghost Dad: Uh, it is. May have held coal back when they first built this. It’s very heavy, very rigid. It’s not moving anywhere. I Guess we’ll leave it then. All right, you gonna join me for the rest? Ghost Dad: Let’s do this thing! I’m glad you could join me, man. Next time you can just, like, do it not in the tunnel. That was little freaky. Ghost Dad: I just like it down here. I guess. Ghost Dad: All my friends are down here, man. I guess so, man. Remind me never to come to one of your parties. This is where the water gets really deep. The disadvantage of having a UTV is that you have to keep your feet on the pedals even when it gets flooded. Holy mackerel. That’s a little deeper than I thought it was going to be. Wooo! Wow! My feet are wet! Look at that — We’ve got some stalactites on the ceiling. Alright so, if the waters that deep back there. I’m not really sure what it’s gonna be like up here, but we’re going to have to find out. So, this is the deepest of water’s ever been and we’re not even at the deep section, so we’re just gonna have to go for it. Let’s go ahead and give it a shot. I hope that doesn’t have nails in it. Ghost Dad: Fire in the hole! Oh, geez! Ghost Dad: Yeah, get outta the way! Wooo, man! Ghost Dad: Comin’ through! Oh, my gosh! This is deep! Holy smokes! My feet are drenched! Wow! Do not get stuck in that. I’m not really sure what’s gonna be up here, guys. This is gonna be intense! I don’t know guys. This looks really deep! Look at that. We’ve got two waves going in front of us. Three. Oh, geez! Wooo, it’s comin’ in! Woohoo! Oh, man. Good pizza place. Excellent food. Good day of ridin’! All right Ghost Dad. We’ll see… Oh. He’s gone already. Good day of ridin’. And so we find our adventurer in his native environment. Friend of the deer. And of the bear. Able to enjoy nature alone. Or with a friend. Filming explorations and promoting discovery for all to enjoy.