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    What Does This Broken Railroad Crossing Look Like Now ?
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    What Does This Broken Railroad Crossing Look Like Now ?

    January 4, 2020


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here continuing his tour on the CSX a home set subdivision which is officially
    abandoned her dad they removed the gates on this crossing both sides this would
    be track view north track you sound then did the lights are facing all the
    drain or what would have been the train save Tran old wooden grade crossing from
    the sea boy days gate removed over here – lights turn that’s big over this video
    old rotted ties those lights are facing every which way except where they need to be because
    like to amend to protect cars and then here you have Tennessee rail 1967 one
    number six so there that’s the ninth so you guys can see the difference
    that’s the 1967 rule right here and this is the 1926 rail and then over here you have my opposed
    64 right away these three are inclusive of maps new to this location
    alrighty guys thank you for coming along I greatly appreciate it it’s not that I
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    Can You Find The Abandoned Railroad Tracks ?

    December 27, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 again here continuing your tour on the abandoned CSX homestead
    subdivision this is Southwest 260 fourth Street
    you know computer do the math sexiest location in the description here you
    have the tracks being overgrown the rain forests over here but without way it gets really dance lights hold it off it’s officially dead no there’s no pulse
    on it try to cross these cars them yeah okay those weights this side same thing of this should be
    dead officially dead silicide CS sucks why
    has thou forsaken me right this used to be a milepost way back when bang can you
    imagine the history on this Sun Old Post it’s incredible that folks use the guide
    trains now just went to the wayside so this is track view south all righty guys thank you for coming
    along she subscribed with late i’ma blow right perspective a little bit
    creases on take care of way

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    Giant Weeds Take Over Abandoned Railroad Crossing

    December 17, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 your railroad archaeologist again with you today continuing the tour of the CSX
    homestead subdivision today I’m at Southwest are 248 Street
    and at this crossing we can see the lights folded up there consumed by
    spiderweb up there I know if you can see them here’s a contact information in
    case of crossing malfunctions you can go ahead and call and here we have track
    view north be the case we have track view over here good crossing easy be repaired because
    see that it needs to be tied down buddy there you go and check yourself so I’d
    like to see how our chain would somebody left drank coffee and left it there
    Wow and then here we see some weeds that are consuming the track on the south
    side of the crossing we have the same deal we have the light sticks you know it’s like flying saucers track you south
    mile post 62 over there on your right-hand side that we there is probably like 10 feet
    on solid toggles in comparison to the assembly truck amazing ladies and
    gentlemen well we’re gonna continue the tour leave me a comment let me know what
    you think subscribe if you haven’t hit that notification but to get alerts on
    my videos on Wednesdays and Sundays take care bye bye

    Removed Signals at Abandoned Railroad Crossing
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    Removed Signals at Abandoned Railroad Crossing

    December 9, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen well Roley to
    hear your own archaeologist who continues our door on the cSX’s
    homestead subdivision a day today I’m a Southwest 232 Street and you can see
    I’ll include a link to a video I saw here I think that shows the lights
    functioning and lights being on dogmas but they removed everything it’s a car
    okay so I was gonna go here and show you yeah so this was one 1926 and here you can see the growth this time
    officially became abandoned earlier this year and it is being consumed by mother
    nature goes in 1926 by seaboard airline if sex is doing at all they said no mas and let’s see what this sign says no dumping that’s right I don’t lie to me
    and then read a case can see where the wires were cut right there with the
    lights used to be emergency contact info cross books today this is track due
    north East sighs track view south west hey guys so that was this question right
    now I am going to walk towards Krome Avenue which is a Street behind me
    to to 32nd Street isn’t that big an artery
    but chroma Avenue is I’m gonna go film that video right now so thank you for
    coming along with me on the tour guys I appreciate it so leave me a comment
    subscribe if you haven’t hit that notification ball always a pleasure
    buh-bye

    I Broke The Spell on the Abandoned Railroad
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    I Broke The Spell on the Abandoned Railroad

    December 4, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here, your railroad archaeologist again today with our
    continuing series on the CSX homestead subdivision which is now officially
    abandoned I’m at Eureka Drive I’m gonna include a Google Maps link to this
    location this this location as far as I know never had any honey gates so all
    they did was fold up the lights and such you have an idea art they filled this
    this track in 1926 there’s a date I know always on them sometimes the date is in
    a minute an indication of when they put the track but in this instance I know
    for a fact they’re built in 1926 and then this is 75 pound rail signify the
    month in which it was built so you got one two three four five six seven eight
    nine ten eleven twelve December 1926 so yeah this is track view south west and track view northeast you can see in
    a lot of parts that grass is taking over so CSX officially abandon it they’re not
    gonna come over here and maintain it anytime soon this is gonna be a jungle
    and amount of time I’m gonna come back here and do more follow up videos on
    this may be like in the year that’s if that copra crap doesn’t put an
    end to the railroad ecology because that thing’s getting strict so yeah let me
    wait cuz they’ve got some cars coming I’m gonna fucking so here I am across
    the street got some concretizing it’s funny because
    I I don’t know if they meant to put those in you never did draw twin types
    and this looks like a third-world country over you got all sorts of jars
    and grades debris along the track over here guru Rene Caisse yep well I just can’t believe it oh here you
    go yeah yeah yeah check it out look at this
    guy he is a mean little guy right I think I just broke that curse alrighty
    guys thank you for viewing please subscribe or like take care whoa look at
    lizard over and

    Signals Folded Gates Removed Abandoned Railroad Crossing
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    Signals Folded Gates Removed Abandoned Railroad Crossing

    December 2, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here on the tour the CSX homestead subdivision so this is the
    second crossing that has been abandoned on this Lane and the bus driver does not
    know that this is the emergency contact info where the gate was removed no oil
    is currently and it smells absolutely lovely over
    here with all the Lulu you got one to several down that way see
    the Flies yep very typical of man so this is track view north east mile
    marker or multiples 56 reading case and now I’m gonna take you track
    Southwest which is a shame because this track built in 1926 by a seaboard it’s
    abandoned we don’t know when the Train or if somebody else is gonna take over
    and it’s gonna be useful again here you have the Gateway was removed and I can subtract you southwest we got more so they leave that so the Train can
    whisk away with it the bad spirits but your there isn’t gonna be any train list
    you’re waiting spirits because there’s no trains coming through here so jokes
    on them right hahaha alright you guys I hope you liked this video this is our
    bio a Southwest one 47th Avenue I’m gonna include a link to this description
    a link to this location on the description below leaving a comment let
    me know what you think please subscribe to be I made that notification ball so
    you can go look to my videos on Wednesdays and Sundays take care bye bye

    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

    How Do Train Switches Work ?
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    How Do Train Switches Work ?

    October 10, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here your humble servant your railroad archaeologist today I’m gonna
    show you guys an instructional video so you can learn to read our railroad
    switches and sacks and the way that trains are coming and going okay so I
    just you have an idea where I’m at today I’m at North West 71st Street this is
    the warehouse district district here in Miami Florida that’s not not 171st Reval
    passing and this is our North West 36th corner here and this is an SEC
    industrial spirit what are you supposed oh okay now so here we have a single
    track right and suppose we were coming straight on this track over here how
    would you know right now being a conductor or engineer if the Train is
    gonna go straight or if it was going to go to the right
    okay I want you guys to write down below or comment what your initial thought was
    out to the answer right now okay so the answer is you always follow the
    gap in other words right here there’s a gap so this train that’s heading south
    that’s coming from that way this way would continue to go on the straight
    line here and not go onto the siding over there by the warehouse that is a
    hundred percent proof never-fail rule of thumb always follow the gap another way
    you could tell is when the cobbles we leave you know but no couple years since
    I worked at the railroad but the targets so you know how they have like a little
    white usually any color except red means you’re gonna go straight so the targets
    are like to go straight maybe yellow or green could also signify that you’re
    gonna keep going straight on this side right if if this switch they get the
    handle they move it up but I hope they unlock it well no this one’s not locked
    usually the ones on the mainland they’re always locks but these pearl ones are
    not so they would move up the handle and then that would bring this the switch
    point this way and then the train would go off to the side away very simple then you also want to Oh
    before that conductor does that he wants to make sure that there’s no obstruction
    between the rails and switches because I could break the switch and then just as
    important if the train was headed this way he wants to make sure the conductor
    wants to make sure that as he’s going this way he wants to get a bird’s-eye
    view and make sure that this if somebody came in after him that that switch was
    not aligned for the other track and his absence so if that train were to be
    coming this way and that would be that way over there
    would be this way he would run the switch and then he would break this and
    the switch would be out of commission until the maintenance crew gets out so
    yeah and then here we have another switch let me see if you guys are learn
    the lesson so for the second switch which way would he be going he’d be
    going straight because there’s a gap right there you always follow the gap
    always follow the gap this particular switch is no longer useful I should be maybe it is well the target
    good thing I don’t know if maybe it is jacket that seems to be really well
    maintained over there so how do I would assume it is let me give you guys a
    quick view of the problem everybody from this conference here a couple years ago
    somebody dumped the whole bunch of illegal dumping there and it looked very
    rosy I’ll include a link to that video below so you got disease because I said
    and I’ll also include a Google Maps into this location that’s probably safe to say that that
    real this rail here is not used at this concrete ice right over there
    obstructing it so that could be a cause for a derailment all righty guys thank
    you for watching this video please subscribe or like thank you very much
    for viewing take care

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing CSX FEC Connector Track?
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing CSX FEC Connector Track?

    September 2, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, here is an abandoned railroad crossing. This is emergency contact it says SXH which is The CSX S line Homestead Extension Mile Post 66.5 so this track Might or might not have connected to to the FEC Oversea Railway which is just a few blocks East of here. See? There was a switch right there. The railroad. And just over there where those palm trees are is US 1 The FEC Oversea Railway ran parallel to US 1 Some people say this track connected Some people say it didn’t. I have a railroad atlas That says it did, but That’s not here nor there right now. So anyway this is looking West. And this used to be part of the former SAL line. That was built in the 1920’s. I’m going to take you on a tour down this line. Ok guys so there it is There’s the railroad. And we’re going to see 3 or 4 more crossings See there are the rails. We just came from 2nd Ave. There’s a cross buck, cross buck rails right there. Another cross buck. This here is SW 4th Ave. And again we see another crossing over here. So I can see these rails haven’t been used in a LONG time. 5th Ave coming up here. And that’s where it came from. That would be, there’s a wye there. Which I have a video on. I’ll include a link to. And This is facing West. Like I said, this is the old SAL line. Make a quick U turn over here. And now we’re facing East again. Alright ladies and gentlemen, I thank you very much for viewing. Please subscribe, like, or share. Take care. Over and out. Bye. Bye.