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    Disney monorail outage believed to be weather related

    September 26, 2019


    HAD GONE TO GET FOOD. HE IS BOOKED WITH CHILD NEGLECT AND DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES. MONORAIL IS MOVING AGAIN. IT IS UP AND RUNNING AFTER GETTING STUCK LAST NIGHT DURING STRONG STORMS. MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE HAD TO BE EVACUATED. WESH 2’S MATT GRANT JOINING US LIVE WITH MORE. DO WE KNOW IF THIS WAS A LIGHTNING STRIKE? MARTHA, IT’S STILL CONSIDERED A POTENTIAL LIGHTNING STRIKE. HOWEVER, DISNEY OFFICIALS SAY THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT LIGHTNING STRUCK THE TRAIN. CHOPPER 2 WAS THERE AS DISNEY’S FAMOUS MONORAIL RESUME NORMAL OPERATION. A DIFFERENT STORY FROM 24 HOURS AGO WHEN THE TRAIN SAT ON THE TRACKS STUCK ABOUT 120 PEOPLE HAD TO BE EVACUATED. FROM THE TIME WE BEGAN OUR EVACUATION PROCESS WE HAD ALL THE GUESTS REMOVED IN APPROXIMATELY AN HOUR. THE ASSISTANT CHIEF SAYS IT’S RARE FOR THE WEALTH TO SHUT DOWN THE MONORAIL. THE LAST TIME WAS IN 2009 WHEN IT WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. I’VE WORKED HERE 20 YEARS AND CAN ONLY RECALL TWOR ON THREE TIMES THIS HAS HAPPENED. THE MONORAIL’S POWER WENT OUT AROUND 6:30 P.M. SUNDAY. DURING THAT TIME THERE WAS SEVERE WEATHER AND LIGHTNING IN THE AREA. HOWEVER OFFICIALS SAY THERE IS NO EVIDENCE LIGHTNING STRUCK THE TRAIN. WE BELIEVE IT’S WEATHER RELATED BUT I DON’T KNOW FOR SURE. THE CAUSE WILL LIKELY NOT BE DETERMINED BY AN OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION. THE NTSB WHICH INVESTIGATES ACCIDENTS SAYS THEY WILL NOT INVESTIGATE. NEITHER WILL OSHA SINCE THE INCIDENT DID NOT INVOLVE A WORKPLACE INJURY. DISNEY OFFICIALS SAY THEY WILL REVIEW WHAT HAPPENED BUT STRESS NOBODY WAS INJURED AND NOTING THE TRAIN WAS BACK UP AND RUNNING EARLY MONDAY. COMING UP AT FIVE, I’LL TELL YOU

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    Brightline Train Makes Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach Inaugural Run

    September 16, 2019


    NAMED IN KING’S ON A WAS OPENED AT MIAMI CENTRAL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. NEXT, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CATCH THE TRAIN STARTING TOMORROW. BRIGHTLINE IS SET TO LAUNCH ITS HIGH-SPEED RAIL SERVICE FROM FORT LAUDERDALE TO WEST PALM BEACH. CHOPPER4 OVERHEAD EARLIER TODAY AS THE COMPANY OFFERED A PREVIEW RIDE. JOAN MURRAY WAS THERE AND TAKES US ALONG FOR THE RIDE. Reporter: WITH A BLAST OF CONFETTI, LOCAL LEADERS AND SPECIAL GUESTS BOARDED A BRIGHTLINE TRAIN FOR A HIGH- SPEED INAUGURAL RUN DOWN THE TRACKS FROM FORT LAUDERDALE TO WEST PALM BEACH. A LONG TIME COMING. WHEN I GOT ON I SAID, ALL ABOARD. Reporter: SIX YEARS IN THE MAKING, BRIGHTLINE IS THE ONLY PRIVATELY OWNED AND OPERATED PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE. YOU FLOAT AT 79 MILES AN HOUR. UNLIKE THE TRI-RAIL TO THE WEST, BRIGHTLINE IS OPERATING ON THE FLORIDA EAST COAST TRACKS, TRAVELING THROUGH THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN. ANYONE WHO IS TRYING TO GET THE WORKER TO AN APPOINTMENT OR TO VISIT FAMILY OR RUN REGULAR ERRANDS BETWEEN CITIES WILL WANT TO TRAVEL ON BRIGHTLINE. PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF DECONGESTANT AND WE ARE PROVIDING A SOLUTION. Reporter: RIGHT NOW THEIR SERVICE BETWEEN FORT LAUDERDALE AND WEST PALM BEACH BUT IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS THE TRAIN WILL GO TO MIAMI. IT WILL BE ANOTHER TWO YEARS BEFORE IT MAKES IT TO ORLANDO BUT THERE IS ALREADY TALK OF SOME STOPS IN BETWEEN. THE TRAIN STATIONS ARE CASHLESS. BRING YOUR CREDIT CARD FOR TICKETS, FOOD AND DRINKS. WAITING AREAS ARE BRIGHT WITH PLUSH SEATS. THERE’S EVEN A PLAY AREA FOR KIDS. $10 WILL BUY YOU A ONE-WAY TRIP WITH LOTS OF LEGROOM AND FREE WI-FI. IN THE EARLY DAYS IT WOULD ONLY APPEAL TO BUSINESS PEOPLE OR PEOPLE MAKING LONG COMMUTES. BUT I THINK ONCE YOU START TO POP IN THOSE OTHER LITTLE CITIES, I THINK IT WILL APPEAL TO EVERYONE. YOU AND I TRAVEL UP AND DOWN I- 95. IF I CAN JUMP ON A TRAIN, I WOULD DO IT. Reporter: IDEALLY, BRIGHTLINE WILL BE A TRANSPORTATION GAME CHANGER FOR SOUTH FLORIDA. TAKING CARS OFF THE ROAD AND KEEPING COMMUTERS AND TOURISTS ON THE FAST TRACK TO THEIR FINAL STOP.

    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.

    CSX Signal & Railroad Crossing Storage with Spur Florida
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    CSX Signal & Railroad Crossing Storage with Spur Florida

    September 1, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here at Riviera Beach right next to Highway 710 Florida And I just saw, aside from this spur over here, This is a storage for CSX. I’m going to show you now where they store all their crossing gates and signal boxes. That’s where I was earlier. Over there, on the other side of the fence. Standing right over there and here we go. A CSX no trespassing sign. Signal boxes here. Foundations and bases for crossings gates. Oh Opa Locka, look at that! signal boxes and then over here we get to the nitty gritty. crossing gates and cross bucks. See some crossing gates there. oh look signals! The Darth Vaders. See inside the bases there. see all the connections. It’s like finding buried treasure huh? This one is resting in peace over here. Rolls of wire there. OK ladies and gentlemen, Please subscribe like, or share! And I thank you very much for viewing. take care, bye bye

    Old Railroad Trestle Bridge Lake Placid
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    Old Railroad Trestle Bridge Lake Placid

    August 31, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentleman I’m over here
    and in Palmdale sorry Lake Placid Florida and I came
    across this beauty right here this wooden trestle railroad bridge. I’m going to include the Google Maps link so you guys can see it for yourself yeah check it
    out. This is a beauty. That was the South side this is the
    North side that there is a u.s. 27 and we’re on Dasher road. I’ll take a little climb up here. Whoa! It’s kind of steep. There’s a whistle post over there. This track is from 2007 guess they recently re did that
    rail In the distance you see on milepost
    40 Nice right? truly a work of art you guys so this
    would be the West side of the bridge facing East Alright guys, please subscribe or like. Thank you very much for viewing. Over and out.

    Amtrak Night Train & Railroad shack and Signals
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    Amtrak Night Train & Railroad shack and Signals

    August 28, 2019


    train horn train horn train horn This is Folkston, Georgia ladies and gentlemen take you up close so you can see the signals as far as I can without trespassing Alright guys, please subscribe, like, or share Thank you for viewing, 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.

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Railroad Track Replacement
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    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Railroad Track Replacement

    August 28, 2019


    there’s currently a railroad track
    crossing replacement being performed by Seminole both railroad and coordination
    with the counties resurfacing program and railroad track replacement program
    we thank the residents for their patience weather works being completed
    and Road is closed and we hope that after the work is done they’ll enjoy the
    new crossing we hope to have the work done by July 12th after we’re done here
    on MLK we will begin work on the Myrtle Street crossing this is a continuing
    effort for Public Works to improve the roadway network and the railroad
    crossings on that network

    Pre Historic Railroad Crossing
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    Pre Historic Railroad Crossing

    August 28, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen look at this
    this is the Mona Lisa of railroad crossings this is buried treasure over
    here, I’m on Savannah road in Fort Pierce Florida and I came across this, this is
    the FEC line. This cantilever, let’s see who made it. I would imagine it’s
    Michelangelo let’s see. This is actually a of Federal Western Cullen division so
    it’s a WC Hayes cantilever the lights are also WC Hayes The lights up top over there. Which are also also WC Hayes
    you got two look and front two looking back and then you got the crossing gate
    separate the signal base over here is mi modern industries the gate mechanism backlight is terrible here WC Hayes mechanical bell up top let me get the other crossing, this spur
    here, That’s the mainline I’m going to go film that one right now but
    this is a spur that goes into the at Tropicana they come back with some
    Tropicana as a CSX does so this would be the western side of the
    crossing and this one is also, backlight is also terrible, yeah it’s a Western
    Cullen division of Federal Cantilever with WC Hayes lights as well. 2 looking front, 2 looking back We got the one I filmed previously over there. The eastern side of the crossing. these are WC Hayes lights over here too and gate mechanism on the crossing as its
    separate just like the one over there is MI modern industries and we got the same
    gate mechanism as over there and the emergency contact info is also on this
    side and this will be track view this would be South West that curve and
    that curve is northeast and eventually North towards Jacksonville all
    right you guys let me give you one more shot here Of Mona Lisa please
    subscriber or like thank you very much over and out