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    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.

    Abandoned Railroad Spur & Crossing
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    Abandoned Railroad Spur & Crossing

    August 19, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen row row 82 your railroad archaeologist once again Of the CSX downtown Miami spur drag police And then this was that spur that abandoned spur That I showed you in the last video and this is where it comes out to I kept on going that way and I’ll get to that in a few so Here we have a this is a webcoat WABCO signal bass Wcas gate mechanism Emergency contact info Safe translates Ebell up top Rico lights on the aluminum crossing gate and then This was that abandoned line I was telling you about I wonder how long it’s been abandoned for guessing a long time because those rails look pretty rusty Compared to these rails with your polish There’s the emergency right the really case And you we have the other signal Fabricated metals signal police WC haze gate mechanism Emergency contact info safe Tran lights all around for anything I think the gate is actually making – no it is it it almost makes contact with the light there when it goes up But it does it small gap And let me see what kind of bracket that is safe trend bracket ebo So, yeah, because the most interesting we had here was that abandoned spirit All righty guys, please subscribe for Lake thank you for sharing Thank you for viewing and please share Take care over and out

    Pedestrian Railroad Crossing
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    Pedestrian Railroad Crossing

    August 19, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today I’m
    over here in Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and I’m going to show you guys a pedestrian
    railroad crossing so this gentleman here is going to cycle his way thru the crossing. So this is river walk off to my right which is West and then here we have the actual acrossing. So as we can see it’s FEC, this is the FEC main here we see the Ft Lauderdale bridge
    right It’s a WC Hayes signal base with a There’s the emergency contact info WC Hayes gate mechanism There’s a WC Hayes mechanical bell up top. and those appear to be let me see
    Reco lights in the crossing gate WC Hayes lights all around yeah there’s a look at
    those WC Hayes mechanical bell the bracket up top okay so that’s, this is the west side
    of the crossing and this is gonna be track view North, you see the
    signals in the next crossing which is Broward Boulevard
    and then here you see the Ft. Lauderdale drawbridge milepost are 341.26 so this is track view South as I said. FEC as you can see and this is crossing # 2 East side of the crossing, WC Hayes signal base as well. WC Hayes gate mechanism emergency contact info WC Hayes lights all around these are also Reco lights on the
    crossing gate. Aluminium crossing gate and let me show you guys on this side here. This is the
    famous, they’re currently demolishing the building over here and that’s downtown Fort Lauderdale right there. right see the bridge tenders house off to the right and one more shot at the crossing see alright guys please subscribe or like
    thank you very much for viewing over and out.

    FEC Railroad Crossing Former Site | Miami, FL.
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    FEC Railroad Crossing Former Site | Miami, FL.

    August 19, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m here on SW 69th Avenue and Waterway Drive I don’t know if you could see the sign, the sun is kind of in the way. So yeah, SW 69th Ave and Waterway DR. This is the sight of the former FEC Railway crossing As you can see, the RXR sign is still there. and the pavement marking is also still here. See if you can make it out. Yeah, there it is. The car drove over it. Yeah, there it is RXR. And then here you can still see on the opposite side of me you can still see the foundation where the crossing gate used to be. and on my side up ahead you can see where the wires and cables used to be for the connection on this side’s crossing gate. There’s the old signal box there. The foundation for it. And here is where the crossing gate used to be. used to connect to. The FEC Railway sign. Private property There’s some sort of marker down that way. Think it might be a whistle post. Then on this side, there’s no cars coming ok… Here’s the foundation for the one on this side. This one is still intact. And then, oh look! There’s a railroad tie over there. There’s actually several railroad ties. I actually have a video of the bridge that’s right there. I’ll include a card to it so you guys can click on it on this video. So yeah guys, once again, if you want to look this up on Google Earth, this is Waterway DR just a block West of SW 69th Ave This is the former FEC Railway that from North which is Miami International Airport South towards Dadeland and then it met up with the mainline that ran parallel next to US1 that went toward Homestead alright guys once gain here’s the foundation I thank you very much for viewing and please subscribe, like, or share this video. Thank you very much.

    Railroad Crossing & FEC Bridge
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    Railroad Crossing & FEC Bridge

    August 19, 2019


    hello ladies and gentleman guys are
    looking at the FEC railway bridge over the Okeechobee canal miami river miami
    canal whatever you want to call it there’s different names for it, but yeah this is the FEC
    railway bridge over it between hialeah and medley florida this bridge was
    rebuilt like in 2003 before it was just a one-track old rusted bridge and then
    when they made the tunnel and all okeechobee Road US 27 they modernized it
    and made it into 2 tracks and here you have the railroad crossing in Miami Springs
    see two tracks and then here you have the FEC canal 1967 bridge I hear a train in the distance. this is looking into the hialeah
    yard and then here you have the bridge itself sign says FEC no trespassing
    pretty nice right alright guys i’m off to catch 121 so i will check with
    you guys in a few take care, bye bye

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    Abandoned Railroad Spur & Crossing

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen row row 82 your railroad archaeologist once again Of the CSX downtown Miami spur drag police And then this was that spur that abandoned spur That I showed you in the last video and this is where it comes out to I kept on going that way and I’ll get to that in a few so Here we have a this is a webcoat WABCO signal bass Wcas gate mechanism Emergency contact info Safe translates Ebell up top Rico lights on the aluminum crossing gate and then This was that abandoned line I was telling you about I wonder how long it’s been abandoned for guessing a long time because those rails look pretty rusty Compared to these rails with your polish There’s the emergency right the really case And you we have the other signal Fabricated metals signal police WC haze gate mechanism Emergency contact info safe Tran lights all around for anything I think the gate is actually making – no it is it it almost makes contact with the light there when it goes up But it does it small gap And let me see what kind of bracket that is safe trend bracket ebo So, yeah, because the most interesting we had here was that abandoned spirit All righty guys, please subscribe for Lake thank you for sharing Thank you for viewing and please share 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

    FEC Abandoned Railroad Miami, Florida
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    FEC Abandoned Railroad Miami, Florida

    August 18, 2019


    FEC abandoned railroad, Miami, FL. live on the scene… Hello ladies and gentlemen. This is what an abandoned railroad looks like. This is the FEC line just a block North of Flagler Street. It hasn’t been used probably in a few years. Ever since they closed that lumber yard by SW 8th ST. There hasn’t been a train coming through here. This here is looking North. I just made a video on the bridge there. It’s a wooden trestle bridge, if you guys are interested you can look at it by clicking the top right. and then look at the actual track. It’s a shame. This track used to connect with the mainline back in the day prior to 1984 along US 1 which ran parallel to US 1 and eventually went Southward toward Homestead and and that used to be known as the Overseas Railroad that went to the Keys. Florida Keys That was before 1935 and the Labor Day Hurricane. and here’s the track. This track probably wont be used again. My guess is they’re going to remove the rails in the near future because they’re already removing the crossing gates. and the cantilevers over there. So yeah guys I thank you very much for viewing the video and and please subscribe, like, or share. Thank you very much. bye bye