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    Railroad Crossing Former Site FEC
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    Railroad Crossing Former Site FEC

    August 12, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here at a former FEC Railway crossing site. This is SW 64th ST in South Miami, FL. Here we can still see the RXR. It’s still pretty evident. Pavement marking. And There’s still some remnants of the old crossing. This old crossing, I’m going to include a picture of this is what it used to look like when it was active. I took this picture in 2004. And this is what it looks like nowadays. Track view, what would’ve been Track view South. And here we see an FEC Railway crossing sign. Some old crossing gates here. One buried there underneath all the pine needles. See if I can find again this crossing had no crossing gates, it was it was just lights, cross bucks, and bells. Here it is. This is this used to be here were the cables. And where they sawed it off right there. OK so what would’ve been track view South. There you have where the relay case used to be. See the cut of wires there also. And now I’m going to cross the street and give you what would have been track view North. Track view North. Wow! Look at, these at rails! Holy Molly! These are old wow! 1925! You guys can’t see it, but yeah. See uh… 1925 gees. That is amazing. Oh yeah here you can see something Maryland. Yeah. I’m going to have to, you guys can comment below if you’ve ever heard of Maryland manufacturing or Maryland Steel… Track view North I’m going to see if I can see where this crossing was Oh here it is. This is where it was cut off. And these were the wires that were cut right here. Here’s another crossing gate. cross ties. Please subscribe, like, or share guys. I thank you very much for viewing. Bye. Bye. Over and out.

    Unused Railroad Crossing & Skydivers
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    Unused Railroad Crossing & Skydivers

    August 12, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen Today we have another unused railroad crossing here SW 162nd AVE near Cutler ridge Naranja, Homestead area. This is all blurred lines over here. On the boundaries of the cities, so yeah here we have SW view on the track This is the CSX S line Homestead Subdivision Here you can see this crossing which is just wood and cross bucks as i said crossing number The on the bottom you have CSX S line Homestead Subdivision 58.37 milepost There you got the reflective sticker and the cross bucks up top and here you have the old wooden crossing characteristics of an old SCL crossing and then here you have track view NE Here Hurricane Irma ripped off the reflective tape of the wood and cross bucks and you have the emergency contact info there cross bucks and wood just like the other side yeah wooden cross ties too. You can see the rails are really rusted here usually when a track is active its polished this one this was the last time a train came through here and that was a long time ago Where the wheel made contact with the rail so but yeah there voodoo right there, I can smell the dead chicken. So that’s track view NE, OH YOU GOT SOME PEOPLE SKYDIVING, look at that! see if I can find him I can see them I don’t know if you guys can see them if the camera picks them up there he is wow I would never do that Oh he’s going to land, he’s going to land So yeah guys and then track view SW again Please Subscribe or Like! Follow me on instagram at railrol82 Thank you for viewing, over and out

    Abandoned Railroad CSX Industrial Spur Miami Gardens, FL.
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    Abandoned Railroad CSX Industrial Spur Miami Gardens, FL.

    August 12, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, today I want to show you guys another abandoned CSX over here in North Miami. See the cross bucks here were lifted some time ago. There’s no evidence of where they used to be. and that side either. yeah This is facing North. and There used to be another rail coming out coming in through here. You can see that it’s paved. Right now I’m going to take you guys to the South side. Let these cars cross the road first. And look at this. Look at those crossties. Wooden crossties from the SCL days. Yeah I’m trying to look for a date… Oh! Wait! Wait! Wait! 1931! Wow! There it is. But yeah right on the other side of that shrub there is the CSX mainline the SFRTA And then over here, there are also some abandoned spurs. See, there’s a couple rails here. Yeah I’ll take you guys to the end. So, that’s facing North. That’s where I was over there. Where I began filming. and this is where it’s interrupted by all the shrubs. OK guys, I thank you very much for viewing and please subscribe, like, or share. Thank you very much, bye. bye.

    Huge Railroad Crossing & Long Train
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    Huge Railroad Crossing & Long Train

    August 12, 2019


    train horn train horn 806 LNG tender This is 121 coming in This train is headed Westbound by the way, into the Hialeah Yard. crossing activated That there is a WC Hayes mechanical bell guys. Give you an up close view of the crossing now. It’s a very busy street here Avenue in Hialeah, FL So yeah, this is a pretty big cantilever right Back in the day it was just There was no cantilever, it was just this one and the other one over there but as this city grew they decided to add the cantilever because of traffic This is a Lincoln industries signal base The train is stopped by the way WC Hayes gate mechanism and WC Hayes lights all around WC Hayes mechanical bell I believe those are Reco lights on the crossing so this is track view East and track view West And I am now on the South Side of the crossing I’m going to give you one last look Please subscribe or like guys, thank you very much over and out

    Abandoned Railroad Hollywood Florida
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    Abandoned Railroad Hollywood Florida

    August 12, 2019


    ladies and gentlemen I am over here next
    to the FEC main along Dixie Highway and I believe thats Taft over there Johnson
    so yeah I’m gonna include a Google map Link since you guys know exactly where I’m at
    but look at what I found today an abandoned industrial spur. Look the wheel
    stops and then we’re gonna walk along these tracks look at those rails They are rusted as rusted can be! wooden cross ties So right now I’m walking North bound, this would be facing south
    this would be facing north So yeah this is near the FEC mainline It looks like on the other side of that street which is McKinney Street it was cut off
    already damn look at this got some friends along for the ride on my shoe
    whatever its a small price to pay not every day you get to encounter 1 of
    these babies it appears that it abruptly comes to an end right here Yeah so as I said Damn look at this This is looking South then im on, just so you know oh wait a second look at what we got
    here he was hiding behind the stop sign little devil! It even has a DOT tag
    still nice alright you guys thank you nice Alright guys, thank you for viewing please subscribe or like
    over and out

    LAST CROSSING in the USA & End of the line (Abandoned Railroad)
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    LAST CROSSING in the USA & End of the line (Abandoned Railroad)

    August 12, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, you guys are going to witness today the last crossing in the continental United States. As well as the end of the line. The Southernmost railroad in the United States. There’s no more railroads South of this point. In the continental United States this is the CSX S line. As you can see that’s the S line Homestead Subdivision Milepost 66.90 It’s SW 10th Ave and 6th Street. So as you can see, the rails are not linked anymore. This would be an abandoned railroad. and I’m going to take you to the actual end of the railroad. This would be the Southernmost railroad in the United States. There isn’t anymore railroads in the continental US more South than this one. Up until 1984, the FEC went further, but that track was abandoned as well and later on removed. it’s now a busy way. This used to be an old SCL for you guys that don’t know. Actually an old SAL at that. It was built in the 1920’s to promote tourism to Homestead. This is the New Jerusalem Church of God and Christ. And this is where it officially ends. You can see 1926 Escrow Maryland The end of the line. So now I’m walking back North guys. This is facing Miami way. If you guys know the last time a train came to this stretch of track, please comment below. I’d love to know. I’m guessing it was maybe decades ago. So again were going to cross SW 6th Street over here. And here we have the Greater Williams Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Look at that 2 churches within 1 block of each other. And then these are all the old wooden cross ties over here. Alright guys, please subscribe or like. Thank you for viewing. Take care, over and out.

    FEC Oversea Railway Original Part 1904 Rail
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    FEC Oversea Railway Original Part 1904 Rail

    August 12, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here in Islamoradaa, FL. in the Florida Keys Right next to US1 over here Overseas Highway and they have this monument here I don’t know about the caboose being original but the rails underneath were legitimately part of the Oversea Railway as I see that one of the rails over here has a date and it’s barely legible. I don’t know if you guys can see but it was from 1904. The 0 and the 4 are still there. The 9 is somewhat still there, but the imprint of the 1 is vaguely still there. If you guys want to zoom in on it… and maybe the underneath part of this caboose was also original. Perhaps they renovated the top part to make an office out of it But yeah, I’m guessing this is an original caboose from the era also. 1920s music playing This was made after the fact. This building over here. But yeah, no doubt that rail is indeed part of the original Oversea Railway I’m guessing the cross ties are too. Sometimes the cross ties have like a nail with a plaque that says the original date on them. Although these, I don’t recall seeing these in new cross ties. I’m guessing they have a built in, bent piece of steel. with an S sort of shape to it maybe that was indicative of the manufacturer of the cross ties. They all do. This one actually has a double S Alright guys, thank you for viewing. Please subscribe, like, or share. Have a nice day. Bye guys.

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing & Train Station
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing & Train Station

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, another CSX abandoned railroad crossing here in South Dade near Homestead. This is SW 320th ST. You can see the pavement marking there is almost erased. This here was a loading dock where the rail cars would back up into and they would load. And that there in the distance is the old SAL train station from the 1920’s, it’s abandoned. It’s wooden-ed off shutters everywhere, can’t access it. And then here is the actual crossing. This is the S line. The Homestead Subdivision. SW 320th Street, there’s the relay case. This is track view North. And this would be track view South. There’s an old switch there and a wye, I have a video that I shot earlier, I’ll include the link to it. And then here is the actual crossing. A Safetran crossing. There you see the Safetran signal base. The lights, the cross bucks and then I’m going to cross the street when there isn’t any cars coming, but it seems to be mission impossible now. Well, this spur here led into that warehouse That’s really what I wanted to show you on that side. And then Finally, finally okay! You can see an old switch right there. Beth Steel 1992, it’s not that old. Then on this side this is the spur I was telling you about. Over there we got a crossing with Safetran lights. And the stop dismount sign. Please subscribe, like, or share! And I thank you very much for viewing. Take care, over and out, bye!

    Abandoned Railroad Spur
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    Abandoned Railroad Spur

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, we’re looking at a MOW storage over here which is also an abandoned FEC industrial spur. On NE 195th ST and West Dixie Highway Here I just stepped on some old cross ties. And there you can see the MOW storage. This is the end of the actual well the spur. for now, and then this is where it used to lead into. See the old rusted rail? Tie plate right there. cross ties. Here we see a big tree growing right on the rail. And This is Dixie Highway over here. So if you guys ever saw a train here, I’d love to know when was the last time you saw it? I’m guessing it was sometime in the 70’s or 80’s But yeah, where that truck is, that’s the end of the line right there. They just paved over it. So this would be facing South There you see the where the box cars used to load. And I’m going to be walking North again. To where I originally began filming. Hurry up and cross and then here is the FEC mainline which is currently used for freight but in a few months, they’re going to start running the Brightline on it. Alright guys, and then here is where the rail met the road. and back to our starting point. Please Subscribe or Like, guys! Thank you for viewing. Over and out.

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Remnants
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Remnants

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here on the CSX S line in the warehouse district in Miami Florida and I’m about to show you guys an abandoned industrial spur. Right here the spur is still active right. However, Well first of all there’s two kinds of signs here. There’s a wooden cross buck and one with lights and a gate but this is what I wanted to show you. As we come over here and we turn East bound onto NW 58th ST. and I was just on NW 37th AVE You come across 3 abandoned industrial spurs. sad but true Here they are. number 1 number 2 and number 3 There’s no trace of them except for here at the crossing on the road but the rails have been completely removed and so have the cross ties. That was looking South. As you can see these buildings were built to accommodate the railroad because because look at the curvature on the building it follows the same pattern the railroad had. Just like this black building over here. and then looking North on this parking lot there’s no trace they paved over them as well I’m guessing these have been out of commission for a while. There’s the crossing where I began filming. and here are the 3 spurs again. 1 2 and 3 Please Subscribe, like, or share and thank you for viewing guys. Over and out.