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    New Railroad Crossing Installation
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    New Railroad Crossing Installation

    August 21, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen this here is
    what I call progress. Up until recently this crossing here in Moore Haven
    Florida which I’ll include a Google Maps link to was just a wood and cross buck and they are installing brand-new crossing gates here. Brand brand new They still got the covers on them. These are Progress signal base you can see
    the brand new our foundation for them with the rocks and then up top, well the lights are covered but I can’t see what kind of they are. Up here see we got a
    Safetran gate mechanism lights are covered and we have a mechanical
    Bell actually, WC Hayes mechanical Bell Next, okay this is a track view South. This
    is the SCFE line. South Florida South Central Florida Express. Mile post 40
    Moore Haven Florida then here is the east side of the crossing and the same
    thing brand new. You can see the
    caterpillar over there and they’ve been burning the midnight oil here. Progress
    signal base let’s see what kind of gate mechanism we got on this side Safe Tran covered lights WC Hayes mechanical bell awesome. Over there we
    got a swing bridge which is kind of hard to see because the parking is not good so this is track view North
    there we got the relay case and here we got the the brand new crossing gates
    right over there so yeah this is going to look pretty
    all righty guys so please subscribe like share thank you very much for viewing
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    BNSF at Ancient Railroad Crossing ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿš‹๐Ÿš‹๐Ÿš‹๐Ÿš‹
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    BNSF at Ancient Railroad Crossing ๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿš‹๐Ÿš‹๐Ÿš‹๐Ÿš‹

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, so I’m over here at State road 60 at the old Seaboard crossing over here and there’s a train rumbling down the tracks right over there These gates are about to come down at any moment now I wanted to catch a glimpse of this guy over here You can already hear the crossings in the distance there but yeah i wanted to Look at this old US&S relay case over here train horn train horn there you go WRRS oh! train horn train horn train horn train horn train horn train horn I can actually walk down to the next there’s 5, 1 2 3 4 5 crossings at consecutive streets here There’s a lot of train activity in this area That over there is an ungated crossing and lets see this ancient crossing in action here this is a WRRS mechanical bell and signal base over here with safe tran gate mechanism guess the bells don’t sound on the way up alright ill take it alright guys, please Subscribe or Like Thank you very much for viewing, over and out

    Railroad Crossing in Street Running Tracks Downtown Tampa
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    Railroad Crossing in Street Running Tracks Downtown Tampa

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen I’m going to
    show you guys where CSX does some Street running here in downtown Tampa Florida
    so but over there we got the 102 year old drawbridge in the distance and then
    on this side there is a parking garage right then I’ll include a Google Maps
    link so you guys know know where I’m at the to follow along so yeah so here you
    got the signs that say to interstate 4 to interstate 275 here you have a
    pedestrian railroad crossing and then you can tell this crossing is old
    as you have the wood here and you have the wood the wooden cross ties.
    the rail itself says 1976 so yeah so at this point is where the
    tracks come on to would be Polk Street. see Polk Street and then it continues for a mile or two down that way funny because you you would think it
    would have some crossing gates right but they really don’t have crossing gates
    here is the crossing that there is the the E bell would be a Western Railroad
    supply and then you got a the lights over here. That’s a WRRS
    bracket. Emergency contact info and those are Harmon lights. So yeah that’s all we got no gates over here. and over here we have another set of lights. These are also Harmon lights and the street running continues this way It was smart to put those plastic
    dividers there because otherwise you’d have a lot of people possibly being in
    the trains way so this way you can kind of avoid it. right See if I can zoom in here and that’s where we originally began filming. Up that way. Then while I’m here let me just show you the lights on this side. I think it’s the same thing. actually they’re Safe Tran lights, oh these are LED lights. WRRS bracket and the same Western Railroads
    Supply E bell But over here you can actually see the RXR and the emergency contact
    info alright you guys are please subscribe or
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    Community Ties: The Frisco Railroad in Southwest Missouri
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    Community Ties: The Frisco Railroad in Southwest Missouri

    August 14, 2019


    In 1876 a cooperation was formed that
    would be known as Saint Louis and San Francisco Railway Company.
    The Frisco Railroad was planned to be a transcontinental railroad and a series of acquisitions resulted in an ‘X’ shaped route that effectively serviced much
    America The hub of this organization was
    Springfield Missouri. Ironically the railroad never reach it’s California name sake, and in 1980 ceased operation under the FRISCO name. However, its legacy and memory in southwest
    Missouri remains popular, and enduring.

    Exploring Abandoned Railroad & Crossing
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    Exploring Abandoned Railroad & Crossing

    August 13, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen so an
    update on an abandoned railroad crossing over here at Southwest 8th St. and SW 69th Ave so over here a few months ago I filmed this crossing where you can
    see the cantilevers are missing the light and gates, crossbucks. I came to see
    what else had been removed and at first glance it appears that they
    haven’t touched anything else this is walking westward and SW 8th ST Where that Walmart is, that was the sight of Everglades Lumber, until 2008 when it closed. So on that side, opposite side
    which would be the North side of the crossing you had the relay case and then here it
    this would be track view South. And here you have the cantilever and where the
    crossing gate once was. Notice the cut wires there and the four screws that held it
    up this was all a Harmon Cantilever yeah you can see the brackets for the lights there. Nothing else. Track view South This line actually ends four blocks
    South of here home at Southwest 12th ST have a video where I filmed the end of the line. It’s fenced off. yeah you can see this beyond that you
    can see the remnants of the rail bed but nothing else give you a quick
    glance here that there is Voodooo.
    There’s a dead chicken in there. Whoever dropped that off thought that this track
    will still active and that the train was going to take away the bad spirits but
    there’s no train or bad spirits so jokes on them right ha ha ha. Track view South. Give you a walk here… see concrete cross ties one and two
    among all the wooden cross ties. that house has probably been there as
    long as the railroad it’s about the late 1920s or maybe earlier than that. Wow!
    look at that building it’s totally covered in vines oh crap that’s amazing. Oh! Again I got all these guys sticking
    along with me. This here is a mango tree. Been picked clean. okay Mobile home park there. damn I hate when these go inside your shoe, pinch you all over the place makes it uncomfortable to walk Can you see a date on there? hey guys this is all the end of the line
    is about a hundred feet that way getting kind of cloudy and windy so I don’t want
    those oh well you just walk a few hundred feet here and show you the There’s a spur here. Man! Look at this. This is freaking torture. Cheese 2 so this is the FEC track that
    connected to the main along US one in Southwest 88th ST and then led into the
    Oversea Railway but look at this. It’s a Wheel stop by Hayes, old school. so yeah the end of the track is just like I said about a hundred or so feet over there
    where I have a video on so I’m going to head back before the rain guys- feel it
    in the wind now walking northbound and this way it
    went about maybe five or so miles then it went were the Miami International
    Airport is went around the airport into the Hialeah yard which still exists.
    Currently the Hialeah yard is the southernmost point for the FEC Railway now. Oh God! Another one. Those things are ruthless. I don’t know why I find this to be such a beautiful sight you think so? If you agree with me, comment below. I
    don’t know it’s just maybe the history and it’s the potential
    that that there is here or that there was here Or that nature is reclaiming what once belonged to man. take that in for a second look at how
    old that is all in all, this track isn’t in bad shape for something years old right? and here we go SW 8th ST. Our original filming spot. So now, we were facing West. Now we’re going to be facing East. Alright guys, I thank for your accompanying me on that tour. Please Subscribe or Like! Take care, over and out.

    Car Hits Railroad Crossing Deadly Aftermath
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    Car Hits Railroad Crossing Deadly Aftermath

    August 11, 2019


    Guys check this out this is a US 27 in
    Palmdale Florida guessing this was the site of a crash because This over here the cantilever You see the skid marks here so this one over here is smashed right and then This is Northbound on US 27 That car came and hit this head-on right here you can
    see the little makeshift memorial they got going on here
    and loving memory of Michael Mikey Yarbough not not that long ago well so here you
    got no crossing gate or cantilever amazing Look at that look at how far, you can see the
    skid marks here. Look at how deep those grooves are wow! That guy must have
    been coming at a high rate of speed that’s amazing this is a track view South here and then
    Siemens gate mechanism and a Progress signal base we got no light nothing
    nothing Give you one more shot of this, this is amazing! You never see this. Wow! I’ll include a Google Maps link to my location. now you can see that side still intact please subscribe or like guys thank you
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    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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