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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing

    August 10, 2019


    Ladies and gentlemen this is an officially
    abandoned railroad crossing here how can I tell check this out
    so here you have where it came up for the Maine over there right that’s right
    near i-95 in the Golden Glades Interchange I’ll include a map for this
    a Google Maps link below in the description so yeah so here you have the
    grade Look at that, just a cross book off in the distance here we see
    something, a cross tie right yeah few ties over there so yeah so then the track went
    into, the spur went into over here so I know the sign is ancient because I
    don’t think they have that look out of the car thing anymore. Somebody told me
    that there was, NRA passed something where they discontinued that sign a few
    years ago then it were not when it’s over here there’s a fence right on it so
    there’s no trains gonna come today and there you see that’s facing west I’m going to zoom in I just noticed the parking lot, the spur running thru right there You can see it coming across the parking lot right there And just so you have a good idea of where were at Sign is pretty old too funny enough they still got pavement markings here that guy was looking at me weird, he
    doesn’t know I’m RailROL82 apparently joke’s on him haha so yeah this was probably an old, well, there’s
    no emergency contact info but uh I wonder if seaboard was the last one to
    use this or if CSX once used it then right there you have the Main all righty guys think there’s nothing
    else for me to show you here so I will give you one last look at the crossing please subscribe or like click on that
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    Unused Railroad Crossing Malfunction
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    Unused Railroad Crossing Malfunction

    August 10, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen so you have
    another incident caused by a Hurricane Irma over here
    Southwest 256 ST there’s a relay case just facing south on the unused to
    CSX line Homestead subdivision you got some branches on the line over there
    but look this crossing here is kind of tilted this would be standing straight
    and you can see it’s tilted it moved the lights in the direction of the wind
    upwards and then not only that but if you can see this light here is on this
    one’s off on so this is probably been like this for a
    few days now this is all filmed four days after Hurricane Irma and same thing
    on the other side so this would be the north side of the crossing you got the old
    wooden crossing here and then here you can see this light is on also Off on E dinger up top Safe Tran systems, I made a video at this crossing before and
    then down this way you can see the branches on the line but this makes no
    difference because no trains come through here either way and we got a nice
    little neighborhood bar here and then here you can see another view of the
    crossing that was bent oh it took a piece of the roof off of
    diamond fertilizer over let me zoom in on it so you guys can see right there
    you see knocked it right off facing south alright guys see if the lights are still on? yeah You can’t see here because of the backlight. But
    that light is definitely still on off all right you guys please subscribe or
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    Abandoned Railroad crossing Perry, FL 1
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    Abandoned Railroad crossing Perry, FL 1

    August 10, 2019


    Hello, ladies and gentlemen. This is a country style railroad crossing in Perry, Florida. Just the cross bucks no signs or signals. Off in the distance, you see a lumber mill over there. a church and as we approach the crossing we can see that this line isn’t used very much. See the rust on the rails there. Although the lumber mill still appears to be in use because you can see a lot of smoke like if they were cutting something or producing something over there. You can see the stacks of plywood. Then on this side, you can see that this one has a DOT tag on it. right there. yeah. I’m going to wait here a while to see if a train comes through. alrightey I’ll catch you guys later.

    Unsafe Railroad Crossing
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    Unsafe Railroad Crossing

    August 10, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen RailROL82 again here today I’m gonna show you guys an unsafe railroad crossing I
    don’t mean unsafe because there might have been a lot of accidents here, I mean
    unsafe in that there’s no cross bucks or signals or anything to mark this
    crossing this is the only thing on this side you have this saw emergency contact
    info here on a light post but other than that like there’s no crossbuck or anything
    else right just that. This is the FEC water plant spur, track view north This is West 20th Street West and East So here you have the emergency contact info on this side and there’s no cross buck anywhere here, see that right? track view South This, as I said, I caught a train here before and The conductor had to flag each and every
    crossing there’s about seven more crossings that way and sometimes people
    gotta move like jet skis or whatever else they parked on the track because
    it’s used on demand, like every three or four weeks but yeah I mean the least
    they could do is put some cross bucks here although you can tell by the rail
    that it’s like I said every three or four weeks so it’s kind of rusted see
    the grade crossing is in pretty good condition and how would you like to live
    in one of these houses right? Ha ha Give you a all righty guys thank you very much for
    viewing please subscribe or like take care over and out

    Abandoned Railroad Ties Part of Oversea Railway?
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    Abandoned Railroad Ties Part of Oversea Railway?

    August 10, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today I’m
    coming to you from the sunny Florida Keys you can see the sign says
    crocodile crossing this here is the tip of mainland Florida this would be facing
    north and this road is known as the well this is here’s us one right and
    it’s known as the 18 mile stretch which leads right into the Florida Keys all of
    Florida Keys and the first key is Key Largo about two or so miles from here
    that would be south east of here but what I wanted to show today was I
    found what I think might be some remnants of the original overseas
    railroad right and here they are ok so here’s the first one this here I
    found another one I further south there which I’ll show you in a few well yeah
    there is a cross tie right there with two pilings that held it up right okay that’s the first piece of evidence
    that please comment below if you know if that might be part of the original
    overseas railroad oversea railway there’s another part of it your
    pilings right there zoom in on that so you guys can see closely okay this is
    right underneath the new US 1 bridge over jewfish creek and then this
    is the other one I found this one is pretty much so still intact. this one
    even has, try to balance myself here because I’m on the tip of the cliff and I don’t wanna
    fall into that water so that one there even has a railroad spike right there give you all another view of it that’s
    what that looked like and then here we see some more pilings, another one there and more pilings Those were the only 2 cross ties I saw that’s the end of the see yeah this is all pretty much just
    mangroves down from now on there used to be a drawbridge right there which was
    removed and replaced by the tall one, old Jewfish creek drawbridge well yeah
    that’s like I said the only remnants I see so if you guys know whether or not
    that was the original one of the original parts of the overseas railroad
    please comment below I’d love to know and so would everybody else Give you one last shot guys, please
    remember to subscribe to me on instagram railrol82 and subscribe on youtube so
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    below and I appreciate you guys stopping by my channel and taking a look
    take care over and out

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Being Removed
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Being Removed

    August 10, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m going to show you guys an abandoned railroad crossing over here in West Palm Beach, Florida. Over here we see a Western Cullen Hayes Signal Base with Safetran lights but look at this there’s the other crossing. But here is where the spur came into there’s the relay case. And then now I’m going to be facing North on Windsor Ave. This crossing has lights and a cross buck. It never had a crossing gate. and this track here actually is a wye. That connects the CSX and FEC in West Palm Beach. It’s been abandoned for years. Right now I’m walking toward the 26th ST crossing and here we just have the wood and the cross bucks. There’s no lights bells or gates here. There never were any. Here we can see the yield sign. cross buck, emergency contact info. It was maintained by the SFRTA. That’s looking NE That’s where the wye is over there. I’m not going to venture in there because there’s a lot of shrubs. There might be snakes or what not, maybe scorpions. in there. And I’m going to start heading Southwest now You can see in some parts the rail is still visible in other parts it’s just completely consumed by shrubs and stuff. I’m going to try to make it quick because this isn’t a very good neighborhood There’s some questionable people hanging out in the next block so for my own safety I’m going to get out. Please Subscribe or like. Thank you very much for viewing.

    Long Abandoned Railroad Tour Part 1
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    Long Abandoned Railroad Tour Part 1

    August 9, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m going to show you guys a an abandoned railroad here in West Palm Beach and I wanted to thank you guys for the 500 subs. It really means a lot to me. Thank you very much for your continued views and support and feedback. I thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart So here we’re at Banyan Blvd. and Tamarind Ave. right next to the Tri Rail Station And I’m going to show you guys a an abandoned railroad. It’s pretty lengthy. I wanted to make it special for my for this special occasion of 500 subs. So here it is. Well first on this side Let me show you, here’s the abandoned railroad but, I’m going to come back to it. I’m going to show you where the crossing used to be So this here is the RTA On this track you got Tri Rail Amtrak and CSX freight And this is the foundation where the cantilever once was. Here you can see the bolts nuts and cut off cables. If you go into Historicaerials.com you can see vaguely that there was a cantilever here. and then here we don’t see a pavement marking. or a this might’ve been no. No, there’s no evidence of the crossing on this side. But yeah, let me take you on a walk along the railroad here. Look at that. They tell me that those use to be over there somewhere. See the old wooden cross ties. One right here. And this would be I’m headed East bound right now. Let me pause for a minute and show you the That’s where we began filming over there. That’s West. This is East. okay We’re coming up on some shade here, nice. And then This is where there used to be a switch probably. You see some railroad spikes there. And then over here I’m going to assume That there was a signal. As we can see the 4 screws there that held it up. 1,2,3,4 Look at the shape of this rail. Mind you, this is right near Downtown West Palm Beach You got all these fancy buildings and stuff a couple of blocks away. So I’m coming up on Sapodilla now Sapodilla Avenue I believe it is. And this is a the offices of Florida Public Utilities. Again, a West bound look. Here we still see the rail. Boom! Boom! I think we have an old rail over there Here we have no more rail or cross ties and then Let me show you this interesting little artifact over here. It was exempt. And it got covered by a Palmetto tree. And then I’m going to continue the walk that way in part 2 of my video ladies and gentlemen. I thank you very much for watching. Thanks again for the 500 subs! Please Subscribe or Like! Take care. Over and out.

    Unused Railroad Crossing Before Hurricane Irma
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    Unused Railroad Crossing Before Hurricane Irma

    August 9, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today we have
    an unused railroad crossing here this line hasn’t officially been abandoned
    but it is totally unused this is the old SAL in Homestead, Florida
    this here’s track view North this here is track view South. As you can see its primarily
    an agricultural area around here. and the crossing itself Here we have Safe Tran Signal base. We have a Safe Tran gate mechanism. The emergency contact info See CSX S line Homestead Extension It’s mile post 63 point 99 there’s a mile post 64 over there. The
    lights on the crossing are Reco lights and these are also safe tran
    we’ve got four safe trans ok and then look at the wood old school old school SAL, Seaboard I believe the relay
    case still has power, see the light there and then this crossing is probably the same
    gear We got Safe tran systems signal base safe tran gate mechanism safe
    tran lights all around you see the spider web there and Reco lights on the
    crossing gate emergency contact info then we got track view south and we got
    the mile post right there as I said as I showed you before yeah all around you
    those are maybe like orange trees or lemon trees think those are mangoes
    avocados then I’ll think on this idea it’s also
    more mangoes or avocados Off in the distance there is the railrol82 mobile and then we
    got the wooden cross ties so yeah guys the last time a train was here was years
    ago and they haven’t sent a train ever since, it hasn’t officially been
    abandoned so that’s why we’re gonna call it unused
    alrighty guys thank you for viewing please subscribe like or share take care
    over and out

    FEC Downtown Miami Job at Hialeah Yard
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    FEC Downtown Miami Job at Hialeah Yard

    August 9, 2019


    Beautiful This is He was working the Downtown area earlier this morning, I got a video of him switching out if you guys want to see it. Yeah, he had 3, 4 cars That’s the NS job yeah yeah tankers from the NS job yeah Oh that’s the NS job? yeah Yeah, that came in too. I’m going to ask him about the Hialeah Water plant down here follow me Oh there he is Where Eddy? Eddy on a… oh ok

    Abandoned Railroad From Cold War Opa Locka Airport
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    Abandoned Railroad From Cold War Opa Locka Airport

    August 9, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen I’m gonna
    show you guys something that not many people know that live in South Florida
    I’m gonna show you guys, first of all this facing east facing west and that
    there is the opa-locka Airport I’ll include a Google Maps into this location
    but at this very spot that I’m standing you see right there behind that there’s
    a gate, I’ll walk over there right now but let me show you what I mean
    first there used to be a spur here that used to go into opa-locka Airport I
    think this might have been built I’ve seen footage see you right there well you can still
    see the Y over there and be here the tri-rail in the background up in the
    pavement there in the asphalt you can see it there’s a Y and one rail one
    track one over here in those bushes there there’s a rail right and then to
    tri rail in the background there this was an old seaboard line
    so I’m guessing seaboard was the last well I don’t know because I drove by
    here as a kid in the in the 80s and I remember seeing a crossing
    I remember seeing but there was cross bucks here and over there in Lejeune
    they if they even had like a flashing red light indicating that there was a
    there was a railroad crossing there so The one that I remember, so that rail there right? if I were to continue a straight line on
    it they would come out somewhere like over here which makes sense because
    that’s where the gate is that I wanted to show you go ahead and this is a
    pretty busy road here I’m gonna go ahead and cross it whenever it is safe to right now and it went right in over here there’s
    our on historic aerials dot-com and on oldmapsonline.org you can see the
    old maps of this area and you will definitely see that the
    tracks went in there there was even a wye inside the airport so that’s this is
    where the grade crossing would have been and I’m gonna see if I can find at least
    like a very faded portion of the pavement marking if its still here let’s see yeah yeah I think we’re out of luck on this one
    because I remember like the last time I saw that spur was like 1990-1991
    perhaps yeah there is no pavement working here at all I’m guessing since
    1990 27 years ago they’ve repaved the road quite a few times all righty guys so I appreciate you all
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