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    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.

    Malfunctioning Railroad Crossing Lights & CSX Train
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    Malfunctioning Railroad Crossing Lights & CSX Train

    August 28, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, this is where today’s video takes place. You’ll see on the left you have Highway 710. To the right you have North Lake Blvd with the pavement marking and the crossing in the background. And then you see that CSX Train Q453 is going to be heading East bound. And as the crossing is down you’re going to see that the lights malfunction quite a lot. So here comes the video. Sit back and enjoy. Ready, set, go! That right there was the first glitch. Comment below how many you see throughout the entire video. WC Hayes signal base WC Hayes gate mechanism I believe those are Safe Tran lights. This is track view East Track view West. Please Subscribe or Like! Over and out.

    Crossing Gates Almost Hits 2 Cars as CSX Train Approaches
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    Crossing Gates Almost Hits 2 Cars as CSX Train Approaches

    August 21, 2019


    There you go, ladies and gentlemen. Rush hour train with some gate runners right there. Sticky situation here. Those cars got stuck. There’s our boy. CSX O721 Train horn. Heading North. He dropped off everything. Aw man! I want you folks to see how busy this intersection gets. So these cars are coming West bound. right, This is 72nd Ave And those cars are coming South. This car here is turning West. And that big line of cars over there is headed East bound.

    New Railroad Crossing Installation
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    New Railroad Crossing Installation

    August 21, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen this here is
    what I call progress. Up until recently this crossing here in Moore Haven
    Florida which I’ll include a Google Maps link to was just a wood and cross buck and they are installing brand-new crossing gates here. Brand brand new They still got the covers on them. These are Progress signal base you can see
    the brand new our foundation for them with the rocks and then up top, well the lights are covered but I can’t see what kind of they are. Up here see we got a
    Safetran gate mechanism lights are covered and we have a mechanical
    Bell actually, WC Hayes mechanical Bell Next, okay this is a track view South. This
    is the SCFE line. South Florida South Central Florida Express. Mile post 40
    Moore Haven Florida then here is the east side of the crossing and the same
    thing brand new. You can see the
    caterpillar over there and they’ve been burning the midnight oil here. Progress
    signal base let’s see what kind of gate mechanism we got on this side Safe Tran covered lights WC Hayes mechanical bell awesome. Over there we
    got a swing bridge which is kind of hard to see because the parking is not good so this is track view North
    there we got the relay case and here we got the the brand new crossing gates
    right over there so yeah this is going to look pretty
    all righty guys so please subscribe like share thank you very much for viewing
    over and out

    Broken Crossing Gate at CSX Railroad Crossing
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    Broken Crossing Gate at CSX Railroad Crossing

    August 20, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, A CSX train just finished going through here and I saw that a car hit the crossing gate and that is the outcome. I’m over here at NW 17th ST and NW 127th AVE at the CSX crossing and yeah That guy was trying to beat the crossing that was what happened. Here is the Safetran systems signal base Safetran gate mechanism Safetran lights and the cracked gate let me give you, this is track view North. Track view South. And this is what that looks like from afar. Let me give you a Here you can see the relay case. Look on the other side. Yeah, the CSX train comes it’s actually a rock train that goes over there and takes rocks from North to South over there, this is track view South. And then Here we have a Safetran signal base. Safetran lights Safetran gate mechanism This crossing in intact, they haven’t hit it yet. and this is a what kind of cantilever is this? Fabricated Metals. So yeah guys That’s what we have here today. A cracked crossing gate. Okay guys Again this is NW 17th Ave Sorry NW 17th St and NW 127th AVE Miami, FL. Please Subscribe or Like! Thank you for viewing. Over and out.

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing with Lights Folded Down
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing with Lights Folded Down

    August 19, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here at NW 12th ST and NW 127th Ave here in Miami, FL. and I’m going to show you guys an abandoned railroad crossing today. Here we go, here’s a look at the line. You got pine trees growing in the middle of the line. I think there’s a squash over there. in the middle. You got wooden cross ties here. And then let me show you the actual crossing. We got a Oh! This is a GE GE signal base. Okay I think this might be an STS model 95 gate mechanism. Harmon lights which are folded down now. and then the cantilever is a oh, it’s also a Harmon. Yeah, there you go. Harmon cantilever The lights are also folded down on top. Can’t tell. Those might be WC Hayes lights, might be Harmon too. Let me give you a look from over here. And then Let me give you a look at the other cantilever. which is right underneath the express way over there. So right now I’m facing North right. and Here you can see the other one I wonder if That cantilever hits the actually makes contact with the bottom of the expressway? Let’s take a look. Actually, it’s a few inches shy of making contact. Again the lights are folded down. Harmon cantilever. GE base on the signal. Signal base. Lights folded down yeah. I wonder how long it is before they take this one down? Let me give you a wide shot of what it looks like from this side. This is looking South. And there, over there is the relay case. Please Subscribe or Like guys. Thank you very much for viewing. Over and out.

    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.

    Old Railroad Crossing 1987 & Now
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    Old Railroad Crossing 1987 & Now

    August 19, 2019


    Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m going to take you back in time April 1987 Look at the 3 cantilevers Old SCL cantilevers This is where it’s located. Right on North River Drive where the red arrow is flashing. It’s a very busy corner of Miami. You got 4 main streets meeting there. You got North River Drive right here then you got NW 36th ST US 27 in the background and then you got the 112 highway exit and the on ramp quite a lot right? This is track view South. As you can see, this is the CSX historic Bridge in Miami, which was built in 1926. and the signal right there. And then track view North You’ll notice the 112 and there’s a Tri Rail Station. So now onto the crossing as it looks nowadays. Hey guys, I’m going to show you guys an old school SCL crossing located on the S line extension There’s the mile post right here. WRRS cantilever with Modern Industries lights Okay guys and we got 4 Safe Tran lights up there. But yeah, that cantilever that side got replaced with the modern one. See it’s vastly different from this one Here you even have the crossing gate separate from the cantilever which is a characteristic of an SCL crossing. And here you have a Safe Tran gate mechanism. And let me give you a shot from the back. Crossing lights are Reco lights. Oh, here you go! Our lucky day, they’re doing signal work. signal maintenance over here. Electronic Bell sounds That’s an E dinger. Back in the day this used to be a most likely a US&S mechanical teardrop bell. I have a video. I’ll include a link to it. There’s one down the line. Yeah, look at the Safe Tran Systems base. And we got the crossing gate going back up now. There was a huge malfunction at this crossing a few weeks ago. I’ll include a link in the description. Okay guys, please subscribe, like, or share. And I thank you very much for viewing. Take care. Over and out.

    Country Railroad Crossing & Former SCL Depot
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    Country Railroad Crossing & Former SCL Depot

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentleman I’m over here at
    a country style railroad crossing in Palmdale, Florida. It’s just a wood and
    cross bucks over here. There we see this line over here that ends right
    there with the wheel stops this is looking north and then this here is the
    mainline this is looking North also looking West this is the other crossing
    here, just wood and cross bucks some cross ties here that were removed there used to be a station here back in
    the day I’ve seen old footage of Palmdale black and white there was a
    semaphore here too. See there’s a My truck! look at that abandoned house a railroad Shack the SCL Depot was located right off to
    my left right here and I remember in 1995 driving through here and seeing it. so this is facing South guys and then it’s my truck there, I didn’t want to leave it alone, it’s still running. next to the lykes ranch if you guys know
    when this train station was removed I’d sure love to know please comment below
    if you know more or less a date and I’m gonna include a Google Maps link to this
    location alright guys so yeah this is all right off of us 27 and Broadway
    Street in Palmdale Florida thank you very much for viewing please subscribe
    or like take care let me give you one last glance over and out

    Railroad Crossing in Street Running Tracks Downtown Tampa
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    Railroad Crossing in Street Running Tracks Downtown Tampa

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen I’m going to
    show you guys where CSX does some Street running here in downtown Tampa Florida
    so but over there we got the 102 year old drawbridge in the distance and then
    on this side there is a parking garage right then I’ll include a Google Maps
    link so you guys know know where I’m at the to follow along so yeah so here you
    got the signs that say to interstate 4 to interstate 275 here you have a
    pedestrian railroad crossing and then you can tell this crossing is old
    as you have the wood here and you have the wood the wooden cross ties.
    the rail itself says 1976 so yeah so at this point is where the
    tracks come on to would be Polk Street. see Polk Street and then it continues for a mile or two down that way funny because you you would think it
    would have some crossing gates right but they really don’t have crossing gates
    here is the crossing that there is the the E bell would be a Western Railroad
    supply and then you got a the lights over here. That’s a WRRS
    bracket. Emergency contact info and those are Harmon lights. So yeah that’s all we got no gates over here. and over here we have another set of lights. These are also Harmon lights and the street running continues this way It was smart to put those plastic
    dividers there because otherwise you’d have a lot of people possibly being in
    the trains way so this way you can kind of avoid it. right See if I can zoom in here and that’s where we originally began filming. Up that way. Then while I’m here let me just show you the lights on this side. I think it’s the same thing. actually they’re Safe Tran lights, oh these are LED lights. WRRS bracket and the same Western Railroads
    Supply E bell But over here you can actually see the RXR and the emergency contact
    info alright you guys are please subscribe or
    like thank you very much for viewing over and out