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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Remnants
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Remnants

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here on the CSX S line in the warehouse district in Miami Florida and I’m about to show you guys an abandoned industrial spur. Right here the spur is still active right. However, Well first of all there’s two kinds of signs here. There’s a wooden cross buck and one with lights and a gate but this is what I wanted to show you. As we come over here and we turn East bound onto NW 58th ST. and I was just on NW 37th AVE You come across 3 abandoned industrial spurs. sad but true Here they are. number 1 number 2 and number 3 There’s no trace of them except for here at the crossing on the road but the rails have been completely removed and so have the cross ties. That was looking South. As you can see these buildings were built to accommodate the railroad because because look at the curvature on the building it follows the same pattern the railroad had. Just like this black building over here. and then looking North on this parking lot there’s no trace they paved over them as well I’m guessing these have been out of commission for a while. There’s the crossing where I began filming. and here are the 3 spurs again. 1 2 and 3 Please Subscribe, like, or share and thank you for viewing guys. Over and out.

    Abandoned Railroad Miami International Airport
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    Abandoned Railroad Miami International Airport

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today I’m
    over here on Northwest 27th Street next to Lejeune Road just a block east of the
    Miami International Airport and I discovered an abandoned seaboard line an
    original seaboard line check this out so here is the warehouse right and then
    you can see the rail right there that rail is an original seaboard rail focusing on it so it goes into those shrubs over there notice the closed off for receiving
    doors so right now I’m walking east on this on the street and yeah things
    probably buried under all that yeah yeah you can’t you can’t tell but yeah look
    at the closed off receiving doors see if uh I’m optimistic that when this
    shrub ends over there we’ll be able to see some more of it so yeah guys if you
    go on historic aerials.com you can see the aerial view in the
    70s when this track was active back then it was it would have been an SCL let me see hmm this is gonna be a tough
    one, its here somewhere oh that I see them over there yeah okay see them over there so basically they’re right underneath here
    you can see them that’s original Seaboard right there
    guys you imagine the last time a train came
    through here might have been 40 years ago ya think we are out of luck cause over there
    still it’s paved over actually no here you can see one yeah guys that’s the end of it there’s
    people over there so I don’t wanna intrude on their property so yeah I’ll include a link to this location. That’s the Tri Rail you can hear off in the
    distance alright guys thank you for coming along
    with me on this tour please subscribe or like thank you very much over and out

    Old Railroad Crossing Under Highway
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    Old Railroad Crossing Under Highway

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here underneath Highway 874 At the SW 87th AVE crossing in Miami Florida. I’m going to show you guys a very old SCL railroad crossing here. Okay, there we can see the cantilever very old style and then in the middle we can see, in the median crossing you got the crossing gate separate from the lights and cross buck with the pinnacle up top. First, I’m going to show you this one over here. And this is going to be a on the CSX S Line mile post 46.67 we have a Harmon signal base. These lights, I believe are going to be Safe Tran. Yeah, Safe Tran lights. Safe Tran light bracket and the cantilever up top. And here we have a WRRS signal base. That’s pretty old. An old WC Hayes mechanical bell. This is a yeah, WRRS gate mechanism also. And then this is what I really want to show you guys. Now I’m going East. And then here we got the crossing gate separate from the lights and cross buck. These are also Safe Tran. The signal base will be Safe Tran as well. Oh US&S actually! Oh wow! Alright. And a WRRS gate mechanism. WRRS signal base. WRRS mechanical bell, nice This is track view SW Track view NE On this side you got the old WRRS signal base as well. WRRS gate mechanism WRRS mechanical bell. US&S Signal base and Safe Tran lights. Oh look we got the really case over there. I actually got a train a few weeks ago at this crossing. I’ll include a link to it so you guys could see it. And now I’m going to show you guys the cantilever for the North bound. Okay I think I can make a run for it after this guy. yeah Yeah, Harmon Industries signal base S line Homestead Subdivision Mile post 46.67 And let me give you a look at the cantilever on this side. See it shows you instead of having 2 lights it has a sign here that says clearance 17 6 I don’t know if you guys can make it out; back light is kind of bad on that angle. And then yeah, Safe Tran lights WRRS gate mechanism WRRS signal base WRRS mechanical bell And look! We even got a fiberglass crossing gate. You don’t see many of those. Now they’re all aluminum. See the fibers on it. And let me leave you guys with the track view here. So again, track view NE and track view SW Please Subscribe or Like! Thank you for viewing! Over and out.

    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.

    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
    very much for viewing 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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    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.

    Unused Railroad Crossing Malfunction
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    Unused Railroad Crossing Malfunction

    August 10, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen so you have
    another incident caused by a Hurricane Irma over here
    Southwest 256 ST there’s a relay case just facing south on the unused to
    CSX line Homestead subdivision you got some branches on the line over there
    but look this crossing here is kind of tilted this would be standing straight
    and you can see it’s tilted it moved the lights in the direction of the wind
    upwards and then not only that but if you can see this light here is on this
    one’s off on so this is probably been like this for a
    few days now this is all filmed four days after Hurricane Irma and same thing
    on the other side so this would be the north side of the crossing you got the old
    wooden crossing here and then here you can see this light is on also Off on E dinger up top Safe Tran systems, I made a video at this crossing before and
    then down this way you can see the branches on the line but this makes no
    difference because no trains come through here either way and we got a nice
    little neighborhood bar here and then here you can see another view of the
    crossing that was bent oh it took a piece of the roof off of
    diamond fertilizer over let me zoom in on it so you guys can see right there
    you see knocked it right off facing south alright guys see if the lights are still on? yeah You can’t see here because of the backlight. But
    that light is definitely still on off all right you guys please subscribe or
    like thank you very much for viewing over and out