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    Train at Pedestrian Railroad Crossing
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    Train at Pedestrian Railroad Crossing

    August 17, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m here in Fort lauderdale FL and that sound you’re hearing is an FEC freight train that is about to come thru this railroad crossing thats the FT lauderdale bridge there’s a drawbridge right, about 100 feet south of me right there is the drawbridge I already hear the crossing at Broward Blvd coming down this here is a pedestrian crossing so we’ll stay and see the train

    Train at HUGE Railroad Crossing
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    Train at HUGE Railroad Crossing

    August 15, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, Railrol82 here. So this is one of the larger RR crossings in broward county here broward blvd and this is facing north, brightline station right there we just got a green over here and i hear train horns the crossing over there just activated right now we’re going to see this rather large crossing activate right now and we’re going to see a train pass through here i’ll include a Google Maps link so you guys can follow along so check out the cantilever right there that thing is huge 3 track crossing don’t want to miss it when it activates i can hear the horn and the crossing north of here already activated they say the early bird gets the worm right

    FEC Rebuilding the Overseas Railroad
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    FEC Rebuilding the Overseas Railroad

    August 15, 2019


    Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always wondered
    what the Overseas Railroad would look like and today I’m going to rebuild it for you
    guys. Let’s start by adding rock. Good! It’s looking just like the one that ran parallel
    to US 1 in Miami. Now, we add some rails… Exactly as how I remember it! There is, however, a slight modification:
    because as you guys know, where those cars are currently running on used to be the actual
    railroad. In this example, the Metrorail never got installed
    in 1984 so it allowed the track to continue running parallel to US1 and eventually they
    built it back into the Keys. Let’s see that train! Now that’s what I’m talking about, we have
    a full fledged Overseas Railroad with a train and everything! How beautiful does this look, guys? Okay so now we have the full visual impact
    of what this would look like nowadays. Let’s get the audio version of this example. What would this sexy beast sound like? There it is my friends! Now we got to fully experience what this would
    look like nowadays. Not even the Mona Lisa is that pretty, right
    guys? Truly a beautiful sight guys. I’ll let you takeit in for a second… Who knows, maybe in our lifetimes we’ll get
    to experience this phenomenon again? Ok guys, please remember to subscribe, like,
    or share and thank you for viewing!

    Railroad Crossing Removed Before and After
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    Railroad Crossing Removed Before and After

    August 15, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here at SW 40th ST which is also Bird Rd in Miami, FL. and this is the site of the former FEC Railway Right of way That went up South. This is looking South. Met up with US 1, with the mainline along US 1. That went to the Florida Keys and eventually become into the Oversea Railway. But yeah, as you can see, this is where I’m at. And this is the railroad bed here. Facing South. This would be looking North. And this would be the foundation where the cantilever once stood. See the big screws that held it in place here. There’s 8 screws. There’s 4 on that side and 4 on this side. And this is where the where the crossing gate stood. And this is where the crossing was. Apparently, they’re going to turn this into a trail. all along the former right of way. It’s going to be Ludlam Trail. Here’s all the bulldozers and heavy equipment. That’s going to undertake the job. In this 2008 picture, you can clearly see the pavement markings in the bottom facing West on Bird Rd. Cantilever up top. And in this 2013 picture we can see that there’s nothing left. No No pavement markings, no cantilevers no crossing. Completely gone. Please Subscribe or like. Thank you for viewing. Over and out.

    Night Railroad Crossing & FEC Train 105
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    Night Railroad Crossing & FEC Train 105

    August 15, 2019


    crossing activated train horn Hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here We’re going to see Brightline Red testing at this RR crossing train horn train horn train horn train horn False alarm! Brightline is going to be testing. He should be the next one! He should be coming right behind him. crossing activation Please Subscribe or Like! Thank you very much for viewing Over and out

    Abandoned Railroad Being Restored
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    Abandoned Railroad Being Restored

    August 15, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, so this is the before as you can see the rails were buried here in this picture. And in this picture, they used this track as a parking lot. You can see all the vehicles that are parked on it. But welcome to 2017! Here we see the first crossing. It has no gate, just lights and a cross buck. Here we see the emergency contact info. And we’re going to see a Safetran signal base here. And this is where the track used to be. You can see off to the right side there that there’s some cross ties they’re going to lay for the new track. This is going to be utilized for the Brightline now. So it can give, it can facilitate rail traffic in this area. This is looking East That’s looking South. This is looking North here. And this is where the spur used to come from the CSX main known as the SFRTA here in South FL. You can see the relay case off to the left there. And You can see this is where the train traffic stopped. And here we can see the crossing number 2. with the emergency contact info here And a Safetran signal base as well, no correction this is Modern Industries. A modern industries signal base. You can see lights are Safetran Cross buck up there. And there you see the where the track traffic stopped. This is where they’re going to lay the new track-age now. There’s the old relay case. Like I said, this is going to be used for Brightline. Please Subscribe or Like! Thank you very much for viewing. Over and out.

    Railroad Crossing Gates Removed Before Hurricane Irma
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    Railroad Crossing Gates Removed Before Hurricane Irma

    August 14, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today is the
    Friday before hurricane Irma strikes and I wanted to show you guys uh some
    preparations that the FEC took here on northeast 17th court on milepost
    338.8 in Wilton Manors. They decided to bring them the crossing gates that are in
    danger of flying with the tropical storm or hurricane force winds so let me go
    ahead and show you the first one here As you can see, they left it in the down position got a progress Signal base WC Hayes gate
    mechanism right WC Hayes lights all around And may I add that those are not LED lights I like those So yeah we got WC Hayes lights all around 2 tracks and there we see the emergency contact info see FEC Railway so this would be track view South and then that would be where they left the crossing gate they used tie-wraps Here we got the pedestrian crossing I guess they figuered that this they might be LED lights I’m sorry
    take that back pedestrian crosing gate so since its small its it not gonna pose
    as much as dangerous that one would so they left decided to leave this one on
    this is a WC Hayes signal base here WC Hayes gate mechanism and we got
    WC Hayes lights all around also those are my favorite visors by the way we got an
    e bell up top you built up over there too so as soon as this car passes I’m
    gonna go ahead and show you This is the North side of the crossing see the signal there so here we see that
    this one was removed and here we have a progress signal base as well
    WC Hayes arm WC Hayes gate mechanism WC Hayes lights all around the top emergency
    contact info two tracks and then here we have track view North here we have
    crossing gate was put temporarily for the duration of a
    hurricane Irma you know where we got the relay case and I think this might be the
    control point Wilton Manors on the FEC line I think this is might be the work
    that they’re doing a double track for the bright line and then here we have
    another WC Hayes signal base WC Hayes arm WC Hayes gate mechanism and WC Hayes
    lights all around as well up top and we have a WC Hayes mechanical Bell look at
    that! beautiful, beautiful, beautiful alright guys let me introduce you guys to one of my most favorite, I was going to say
    people on the planet boy to me he’s like a person it’s my dog Happy, Happy say
    hello to the camera My boy Happy Alright guys Give you a shot of the crossing again see the trees? That’s the very outer bands of Hurricane Irma which is 450 something Miles from South Florida
    alrighty guys please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing, please follow me on instagram railrol82 over and out

    Busy & Curved Railroad Crossing
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    Busy & Curved Railroad Crossing

    August 14, 2019


    CSX
    downtown Miami’s fur guys some of the old tides and junk I was on
    the track okay guys so this year is the second
    crossing on the CSX downtown extension right now I am facing
    west there’s a relay case sadly and here we have the signal so this is a Lincoln industries or caliber
    with safe trend lights emergency contact info
    Connor tell me how many people died here safe china LED lights those are awesome
    see penny lights up top all those containers are for the Manion river
    which is right on the other side of them there’s all boats freighters that come
    and pick them up here I’ll link to the Google Maps link this location and then
    do you have you you have a safe train signal base safe trend gate mechanism evil Rico
    lights on the crossing then on that side you have the same makeup I don’t want to
    come you guys see this street is horrible across so I don’t want this to
    be my last video let me give you a human so this track over there about a mile
    down the load scrap metal and then it joins the main line again I’ll include a link to that video also
    that little and then this would be try this starts going like north a slightly
    northeast then East over there all right you guys thank you for viewing please
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    Railroad Crossing Malfunction Ghost Train
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    Railroad Crossing Malfunction Ghost Train

    August 14, 2019


    Ladies and gentlemen what else is new?
    Another crossing gate malfunction here on the RTA this time we’re waiting for a
    ghost train see, that guy’s already starting to
    make a u-turn over there and then here you have this guy and
    there’s some goes back that way. I’m inside the car because outside it’s
    like 99 degrees you know how that Miami weather is. Okay let’s see if these there
    you go right down came up then came down? Yep, yet again. There you go! Come back down now. It was too good to last! gate runner right there If it keeps like this, somebody’s going to break it. like we saw that time remember over
    there in 20th Street? Yeah another ghost train coming through here This is incredible. This happens here it seems like
    everyday. I have three three cases of this happening already oh yeah three
    this is the fourth on the same line maintained by the SFRTA look at that. Wow! truly amazing North West 71st Street and
    they go back up and let’s see how long it is until they come back down again They’re behaving themselves! Wow, it appears the malfunction might
    be over. Give it a few more. the other guys stopping on the tracks
    right there yeah Yeah I think this one’s over guys so
    thank you for viewing please subscribe or like, take care over and out

    Where’s the Railroad Crossing ?
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    Where’s the Railroad Crossing ?

    August 14, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen. I’m over here today about a block north of Highway 878 This is South West 80th street. This is a facing East this here is facing North and This here is facing west. I’m sorry the sun is setting right now So the back light is probably horrible at that Angle, but yeah, this is what I want to show you guys here is where there used to be a former FEC Railway track Here we can see the concrete cross ties There’s a wooden cross tie right there And you can see the ballast right there funny thing though that highway 878 was built sometime around 1985 1984 and Just about three blocks down was where this track merged with a mainline on us 1 so prior to the metro rail being built and prior to that Highway being built being built there was actually a wye here so the track went this was that this branch line went straight and then right where the Highway is the wye used to go that way, I’m going to include a picture of what what it looked like, so Yeah, that’s it right there And as I said this is facing south Let me give you there’s still evidence of a former Relay case over here. See there’s no cars coming so I can cross. see some ballast over here to Concrete cross ties, and here it is Yeah, a train hasn’t been around here since 1984 so that’s ample time for this tree. Which is about I’m six feet And this is how much the tree overshadows me. So yeah, okay, so it’s a pretty big tree This is track view North. My FEC engineer friend, ECH, tells me that back in the day when he ran this It was dark territory this section of track was not controlled by signals The County is going to build a trail here. The Ludlam trail as you can see and as as this sign says This used to be property of the FEC, Florida East Coast Railway And it is now going to be Converted into a trail The Ludlam trail. So yeah. That’s your northbound view there And once again, I’m going to leave you with the southbound view. I thank you very much for viewing guys please subscribe or like over and out