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    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.

    Abandoned Railroad Bridge FEC South Miami Florida
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    Abandoned Railroad Bridge FEC South Miami Florida

    August 24, 2019


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

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

    August 22, 2019


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

    Unused Railroad Crossing Activated 1st Time in Years
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    Unused Railroad Crossing Activated 1st Time in Years

    August 22, 2019


    Ladies and gentlemen this might be the
    last time you guys might ever hear this Crossing activated this is obviously
    a malfunction. I don’t know if it was caused by Hurricane Irma but
    yeah this crossing here is unused right it’s the CSX S line Homestead
    subdivision milepost 60.67 got a safe tran systems signal base it’s an ungated
    gated crossing but you can see that the lights are going off now obviously uh
    there hasn’t been a train here for years this is track view Southwest as you
    can see over there there’s our shrubs covering the tracks this is track view north-east You can hear that E dinger Then you got the relay case there. safe tran signal base as well I’ve never
    heard this crossing activated before so my first time and this will probably be
    the last time cuz as I said CSX hasn’t sent a train here in years nor do they
    have any plans to there’s actually been talks of them trying to sell this line
    or do something with it but yeah as you can see this this rail here is from 1926
    was which was when the line was originally built 1925 no no 1926 it was that’s the year was built in 1926
    to promote tourism to homestead which is just about maybe 10 15 miles down that
    way see what else can I tell you about the
    line yeah it was originally built for for passenger trains that was
    discontinued in about sixties or seventies then it was
    Freight This is an agricultural area here so there’s no industry other than
    strawberries and avocados and as you can see there’s a nursery there this is what
    it’s what it mostly is the nurseries and mangos avocados limes fruits vegetables
    things of that nature let me give you one last shot as I said
    this is not gonna be, you’re not you’re probably not ever going
    to see us again so this will be the way we sign off on this video a tribute to
    this crossing this is Southwest two hundred and thirty second street alrighty
    guys please follow me on instagram railrol82, please subscribe or like thank
    you for viewing over and out

    FEC Abandoned Railroad: Miami (Overseas Railroad) 1
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    FEC Abandoned Railroad: Miami (Overseas Railroad) 1

    August 20, 2019


    Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I am currently in South Miami, FL and what you’re looking at is a piece of the Overseas Railroad or what used to be the Overseas Railroad. Obviously, it’s been abandoned It’s been abandoned since the late 80s As you can see, there’s tree stumps there’s trees growing on the rails over here. There’s a rail out of place. This particular piece of track in South Miami was abandoned in the late 80s The Overseas Railroad itself was abandoned in 1935 due to the Labor Day Hurricane down in the Keys, but but this part remained functional in Miami up until the 80s when Florida East Coast railroad sold this piece of land that you see over here to the county to install a mass transportation system. a bus way and a train you can see here there used to be some sort of bridge that crossed and continued that way This would be facing South Over there is SW 85th Street, I don’t know if you can see the sign? on the traffic light. Further down you have Kendall Drive and then I’m going to turn North and that there would be the Target I’ll pan over here so you can see. The Target Bed Bath and Beyond These are fairly new stores. When this track was in it’s heyday You didn’t have any of these stores. This was just over here by itself. It’s a shame that they couldn’t at least preserve part of this track with a monument or a plaque or something because I’m sure most of the residents of Miami don’t know that this track is here or what purpose or significant role in history it had If it wasn’t for this track, Miami wouldn’t be what it is today. As it brought all the first citizens of Miami over. I’m going to walk further down the track and I will see you shortly ok guys just bare with me Ok guys I’m about 100 feet or so North from my original filming site over there. I don’t know if you can see the rails off in the distance? Over here you can still see the rocks on the railroad bed as it’s a bit elevated from the regular ground off the street there. and I continue to walk North bare with me. Here’s another nice shot of all the rocks. That are left over from the track.

    Abandoned Railroad Spur & Crossing
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    Abandoned Railroad Spur & Crossing

    August 19, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen row row 82 your railroad archaeologist once again Of the CSX downtown Miami spur drag police And then this was that spur that abandoned spur That I showed you in the last video and this is where it comes out to I kept on going that way and I’ll get to that in a few so Here we have a this is a webcoat WABCO signal bass Wcas gate mechanism Emergency contact info Safe translates Ebell up top Rico lights on the aluminum crossing gate and then This was that abandoned line I was telling you about I wonder how long it’s been abandoned for guessing a long time because those rails look pretty rusty Compared to these rails with your polish There’s the emergency right the really case And you we have the other signal Fabricated metals signal police WC haze gate mechanism Emergency contact info safe Tran lights all around for anything I think the gate is actually making – no it is it it almost makes contact with the light there when it goes up But it does it small gap And let me see what kind of bracket that is safe trend bracket ebo So, yeah, because the most interesting we had here was that abandoned spirit All righty guys, please subscribe for Lake thank you for sharing Thank you for viewing and please share Take care over and out

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    Abandoned Railroad Spur & Crossing

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen row row 82 your railroad archaeologist once again Of the CSX downtown Miami spur drag police And then this was that spur that abandoned spur That I showed you in the last video and this is where it comes out to I kept on going that way and I’ll get to that in a few so Here we have a this is a webcoat WABCO signal bass Wcas gate mechanism Emergency contact info Safe translates Ebell up top Rico lights on the aluminum crossing gate and then This was that abandoned line I was telling you about I wonder how long it’s been abandoned for guessing a long time because those rails look pretty rusty Compared to these rails with your polish There’s the emergency right the really case And you we have the other signal Fabricated metals signal police WC haze gate mechanism Emergency contact info safe Tran lights all around for anything I think the gate is actually making – no it is it it almost makes contact with the light there when it goes up But it does it small gap And let me see what kind of bracket that is safe trend bracket ebo So, yeah, because the most interesting we had here was that abandoned spirit All righty guys, please subscribe for Lake thank you for sharing Thank you for viewing and please share Take care over and out

    Country Railroad Crossing & Former SCL Depot
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    Country Railroad Crossing & Former SCL Depot

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentleman I’m over here at
    a country style railroad crossing in Palmdale, Florida. It’s just a wood and
    cross bucks over here. There we see this line over here that ends right
    there with the wheel stops this is looking north and then this here is the
    mainline this is looking North also looking West this is the other crossing
    here, just wood and cross bucks some cross ties here that were removed there used to be a station here back in
    the day I’ve seen old footage of Palmdale black and white there was a
    semaphore here too. See there’s a My truck! look at that abandoned house a railroad Shack the SCL Depot was located right off to
    my left right here and I remember in 1995 driving through here and seeing it. so this is facing South guys and then it’s my truck there, I didn’t want to leave it alone, it’s still running. next to the lykes ranch if you guys know
    when this train station was removed I’d sure love to know please comment below
    if you know more or less a date and I’m gonna include a Google Maps link to this
    location alright guys so yeah this is all right off of us 27 and Broadway
    Street in Palmdale Florida thank you very much for viewing please subscribe
    or like take care let me give you one last glance over and out