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    Removed Railroad Crossing Track Exploration
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    Removed Railroad Crossing Track Exploration

    August 20, 2019


    ladies and gentlemen how’s it going? RailROL82 here, the railroad archaeologist here we see the pavement
    marking for the crossing at Southwest 230 2nd Street in Miami Florida on the
    CSX Homestead subdivision this crossing is officially out of service and last
    year from the video here with after Hurricane Emma this crossing was
    actually malfunctioning it was activated for the first time in years I didn’t
    feel I’ll include a link to that in the bottom but what I wanted to show you
    today was now that this this line is officially out of service I wanted to
    give you a tour the actual line the actual tracks right you see when I got a
    hearing here okay so we’re gonna be headed Dan all
    these cars we’re gonna be headed facing northeast now okay yeah we’re gonna be fixing or deist
    so right here see the crossing gate like I said I’ll include a link to that in
    the bottom tonight to the location sorry to the previous video way the crossing
    was activated for the first time in years so there you can see growth on the
    line this is facing southeast ya facing southeast and look at all that growth
    you can’t see the very sea any rails done that way all all grass this track
    was originally built here though the real a case you got the small post but
    you got some up peacocks over there I’ll include a Google Google Maps into this
    location 75 pound rail from 1926 decapitated baby thanks
    so as I said now I am walking here I am walking north eastward over here there’s
    a family of chickens running there off in the distance further about a hundred feet here you
    guys are gonna see there’s actually trees starting to grow in the center of
    the line so as I said this track was built in 1926 the see the old dog
    wouldn’t cross ties and the rusted rails in 1927 26 27 by Ozzie borderland which
    then became seaboard coast line devoid systems and eventually CSX so here we
    can see another tree starting to blossom right here and then that wasn’t the one
    I was referring to you know what I’m referring to
    there’s actually two of them you’ll see them right now so this area is is primarily
    agricultural you see uh avocados strawberries orange trees citrus things
    that I need you over here there isn’t much I don’t think there’s any industry
    down this way so yeah right now I’m walking on a piece of
    history I hope I don’t want to think this is sad to think this plate that
    this line might be a future bike trail it’s a sad day in America but Eve is our papaya trees away yeah and on this particular what would have
    been former crossing the signals were actually removed you can see there’s a
    there’s no kind of lovers or crossbucks no lights the the crossing was done on December
    16th 2016 and so so you had agreed which was silly of them to do because it’s
    another service right so yeah judging by this doesn’t look out of service but it
    is and if you don’t believe me I am going to show you the sign where it says
    that it’s out of service so right now this is chrome Avenue the nice feet up
    there perpendicular is 232 that’s where I began the tour so you guys can read right here it says
    Trax out-of-service sad day in America guys well thank you for coming along on
    this tour really appreciate it all please subscribe or like thank you for
    viewing over and

    Gate Runner and New GE Locomotive on FEC Train at Railroad Crossing
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    Gate Runner and New GE Locomotive on FEC Train at Railroad Crossing

    August 20, 2019


    She must be coming at less than 5 mph crossing gates haven’t, there you go crossing gates activate look at these guys. train horn train horn train horn Whoa GE nice! Yeah, she must be going like at 5 10 mph very slow It’s my first time, I’ve never seen the GE before nice! I think the end is about less than a mile away. Got a few empties over here. The end is about 100 feet away So you can see the line of cars that we have this morning over here. Look at that And this my friends is the last car. crossing activation Okay guys Thank you very much for watching Please remember to like, subscribe, or share my video. Bye bye.

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing FEC Spur WPB
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing FEC Spur WPB

    August 19, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, Today we have an abandoned FEC Railway Spur here in West Palm Beach, FL. Here’s the emergency contact info and the crossing There’s no gates here. And right now we’re going to be facing South. As you can see the track just goes into some Ficus trees here. And it came from South heading North. As you can see over here, that parking lot has some shrubs in it too. And right next door to this Right East of this parking lot is the UPS Distribution Center. So this track might’ve gone into the UPS Distribution Center. And now we’re going to be heading Northbound. So if the trees weren’t a good indicator of an abandoned railroad, perhaps the paving over of the rails might be a good indicator that it’s abandoned. It used to go into this warehouse over here. By the way, the warehouse is still functional. I can hear some industrial equipment being used. They’re very overgrown and I’m not going to walk any further. I don’t know if there’s any snakes or what not in there. In that shrubbery over there. Now we’re going to be walking back South. And these rails are mighty, mighty rusted. I was trying to look for a date on the but yeah, they’re really rusted. I haven’t been able to see a date on them. The old wooden cross ties, There’s actually, it used to be a wooden crossing, look at that! That’s really old. You don’t see many of those anymore. Alright guys, I thank you.

    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

    Pedestrian Railroad Crossing
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    Pedestrian Railroad Crossing

    August 19, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today I’m
    over here in Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and I’m going to show you guys a pedestrian
    railroad crossing so this gentleman here is going to cycle his way thru the crossing. So this is river walk off to my right which is West and then here we have the actual acrossing. So as we can see it’s FEC, this is the FEC main here we see the Ft Lauderdale bridge
    right It’s a WC Hayes signal base with a There’s the emergency contact info WC Hayes gate mechanism There’s a WC Hayes mechanical bell up top. and those appear to be let me see
    Reco lights in the crossing gate WC Hayes lights all around yeah there’s a look at
    those WC Hayes mechanical bell the bracket up top okay so that’s, this is the west side
    of the crossing and this is gonna be track view North, you see the
    signals in the next crossing which is Broward Boulevard
    and then here you see the Ft. Lauderdale drawbridge milepost are 341.26 so this is track view South as I said. FEC as you can see and this is crossing # 2 East side of the crossing, WC Hayes signal base as well. WC Hayes gate mechanism emergency contact info WC Hayes lights all around these are also Reco lights on the
    crossing gate. Aluminium crossing gate and let me show you guys on this side here. This is the
    famous, they’re currently demolishing the building over here and that’s downtown Fort Lauderdale right there. right see the bridge tenders house off to the right and one more shot at the crossing see alright guys please subscribe or like
    thank you very much for viewing over and out.

    FEC Railroad Crossing Former Site | Miami, FL.
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    FEC Railroad Crossing Former Site | Miami, FL.

    August 19, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m here on SW 69th Avenue and Waterway Drive I don’t know if you could see the sign, the sun is kind of in the way. So yeah, SW 69th Ave and Waterway DR. This is the sight of the former FEC Railway crossing As you can see, the RXR sign is still there. and the pavement marking is also still here. See if you can make it out. Yeah, there it is. The car drove over it. Yeah, there it is RXR. And then here you can still see on the opposite side of me you can still see the foundation where the crossing gate used to be. and on my side up ahead you can see where the wires and cables used to be for the connection on this side’s crossing gate. There’s the old signal box there. The foundation for it. And here is where the crossing gate used to be. used to connect to. The FEC Railway sign. Private property There’s some sort of marker down that way. Think it might be a whistle post. Then on this side, there’s no cars coming ok… Here’s the foundation for the one on this side. This one is still intact. And then, oh look! There’s a railroad tie over there. There’s actually several railroad ties. I actually have a video of the bridge that’s right there. I’ll include a card to it so you guys can click on it on this video. So yeah guys, once again, if you want to look this up on Google Earth, this is Waterway DR just a block West of SW 69th Ave This is the former FEC Railway that from North which is Miami International Airport South towards Dadeland and then it met up with the mainline that ran parallel next to US1 that went toward Homestead alright guys once gain here’s the foundation I thank you very much for viewing and please subscribe, like, or share this video. Thank you very much.

    Railroad Crossing & FEC Bridge
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    Railroad Crossing & FEC Bridge

    August 19, 2019


    hello ladies and gentleman guys are
    looking at the FEC railway bridge over the Okeechobee canal miami river miami
    canal whatever you want to call it there’s different names for it, but yeah this is the FEC
    railway bridge over it between hialeah and medley florida this bridge was
    rebuilt like in 2003 before it was just a one-track old rusted bridge and then
    when they made the tunnel and all okeechobee Road US 27 they modernized it
    and made it into 2 tracks and here you have the railroad crossing in Miami Springs
    see two tracks and then here you have the FEC canal 1967 bridge I hear a train in the distance. this is looking into the hialeah
    yard and then here you have the bridge itself sign says FEC no trespassing
    pretty nice right alright guys i’m off to catch 121 so i will check with
    you guys in a few take care, bye bye

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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

    Abandoned Railroad Bridge FEC Miami, Florida
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    Abandoned Railroad Bridge FEC Miami, Florida

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m just a block or so North of Flagler Street. And this I an FEC wooden trestle bridge. It’s abandoned eventhough there still, well they’re removing the crossing so yeah it’s pretty much abandoned for all intents and purposes. This is here looking South. That crossing there is the Flagler Street Crossing which is currently being removed. And this is the actual bridge. I always wondered what it would be like That’s North. And this is South. What a shame guys, huh? It’s heartbreaking, I know. And let me see if I can get you guys a shot of the bridge from this angle… Lovely. Lovely. Alright guys, thank you for viewing. Please Subscribe, like, or share. Thank you very much.

    FEC Abandoned Railroad Miami, Florida
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    FEC Abandoned Railroad Miami, Florida

    August 18, 2019


    FEC abandoned railroad, Miami, FL. live on the scene… Hello ladies and gentlemen. This is what an abandoned railroad looks like. This is the FEC line just a block North of Flagler Street. It hasn’t been used probably in a few years. Ever since they closed that lumber yard by SW 8th ST. There hasn’t been a train coming through here. This here is looking North. I just made a video on the bridge there. It’s a wooden trestle bridge, if you guys are interested you can look at it by clicking the top right. and then look at the actual track. It’s a shame. This track used to connect with the mainline back in the day prior to 1984 along US 1 which ran parallel to US 1 and eventually went Southward toward Homestead and and that used to be known as the Overseas Railroad that went to the Keys. Florida Keys That was before 1935 and the Labor Day Hurricane. and here’s the track. This track probably wont be used again. My guess is they’re going to remove the rails in the near future because they’re already removing the crossing gates. and the cantilevers over there. So yeah guys I thank you very much for viewing the video and and please subscribe, like, or share. Thank you very much. bye bye