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    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
    subscribe you’re like take care over and out

    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

    Abandoned Railroad Industrial Spur Hollywood Florida
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    Abandoned Railroad Industrial Spur Hollywood Florida

    August 14, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen I’m over here on
    Dixie Highway just one block N of Taft and there’s an abandoned industrial
    spur here that i just found. Here you can see where it used to come off the
    main line. This is facing North. You can see the ties here and over here you can see the
    actual spur. there’s a rail to my right. It used to come this way South
    South bound see it wasn’t standard clearance I’m guessing it’s been abandoned for a
    while because I don’t even see faces of of the crossing gate or cross bucks
    anything no signal box so it goes there it goes south here
    across dixie highway and then i go it just goes into that Sidewalk they pick
    that they paved over it with the sidewalk in other words, they put the sidewalk
    over it yeah there’s no traces anywhere no pavement marking so been abandoned
    for a while alright guys i’m waiting for a train here give you a quick shot of
    the railroad crossing over here on taft and then they’re also going to be
    replacing those the rails here I see because a few blocks South, thiey bought some ties
    new concrete ties there and they removing some of the old wooden ties and I also
    see some some rails up right so yeah this is all a quick shot again of the
    spur walking north again alrighty guys well
    please remember to like subscribe or share and I thank you very much for viewing bye
    bye

    Unused Railroad Crossing Tour
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    Unused Railroad Crossing Tour

    August 14, 2019


    Guys, this is the Homestead Subdivision, the last part of the CSX S line in Homestead Florida
    this track is for all intents and purposes abandoned. Here we have some
    some Mexicans harvesting, picking strawberries and now I am going to show
    you the crossing at Southwest 304th ST is Kings Highway okay guys so there we have the fruit pickers and here we have the railroad by the way *clears throat* Southwest 10th Ave and Southwest 304th Street this is the crossing this is a a safe tran signal base with safe
    tran lights cross buck, there’s an e dinger on that side, there we see the relay
    case yeah these all have safe tran
    signal bases track view North towards
    Miami and track view south towards Homestead. You can see the wooden
    crossing on the street there that is a very ancient crossing and then again we
    have the safe tran base over here, safe Tran lights e dinger up top and the
    cross buck so yeah guys and then this is facing West and this is facing
    East and it’s starting to come down really hard so I’m gonna catch you guys
    later please subscribe like or share

    How to Read Railroad Signals
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    How to Read Railroad Signals

    August 14, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here. Your railroad archaeologist. Who today is going to show you how to read RR signals specifically on FEC line I’m going to show you, I used to be a certified freight conductor for the FEC I had to get 100% or anybody that wants to be a conductor has to get 100% on the signals test because it is a very important aspect of railroading so I’m going to show you the block signals the aspects, what they mean and what they cab signals are the cab signals are whats inside the locomotive that the conductor has to read aloud to the engineer as they come to let them know what is ahead so I’m going to show you also my credentials show you my employee id show you several pictures of me on the job so you know I’m not taking you for a ride that I’m indeed certified to teach you this so please like the video, give me a thumbs up, and leave a comment down below please subscribe enjoy and learn something. Thank you. Bongo Madness Most important: Stop! Restricting- Proceed at restricted speed Diverging Approach- Proceed through diverging route, observing prescribed speed at crossover, preparing to stop at next signal. Approach- Proceed, prepare to stop at next signal Diverging Clear- proceed through diverging route, observing prescribed speed through crossover Advance Approach- Proceed, prepared to stop at next signal *Cab Signal Only* Approach Diverging-proceed, approaching next signal to take diverging route Permissive- governed by Cab Signal Indication (Flashing Yellow Block Signal) clear- proceed

    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.