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    Giant Railroad Crossing
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    Giant Railroad Crossing

    August 17, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen RailROL82 here, today I’m in South Bay Florida I’m going to show you guys this
    huge railroad crossing over here so this is the SCFE line, South Central Florida
    Express there you have the pavement markings and rxr sign over here and then here you have the relay case this relay case has a surveillance camera on it, I’ve never
    seen that before, that’s facing Belle Glade that way This is facing Clewiston North then this cantilever here is a Lincoln
    industries Here you have the emergency contact info crossing number you see that old school light right there
    with the no left turn and the orange light on top, that’s really old school. there’s a WC Hayes the no left turn and the top one
    is a safe tran and then these over here are Progress these look, these
    appear to be incandescent. And then over here you got the WC Hayes Mechanical bell up top which is an endangered species. and you’ve got Progress lights all
    around Aluminum crossing gate this is a Lincoln industry signal base
    safe tran gate mechanism and then let me take you to the median crossing so Oh before I show you the median
    crossing, this here is all sugarcane these trains here this is all sugar cane You got sugar cane that was dropped from the trains and then here is the grade crossing This is US 27 it’s a very traveled highway busy highway, so I think it’s gonna be a
    minute before I cross that cantilever on that side is significantly
    larger maybe not it just has that support up
    top Okay now I cross Ok so Here we see the DOT tag Lincoln industries signal base Safe tran gate mechanism Progress lights all around There’s no bell here and you got the bracket there and then the other median crossing on this side These are also Progress lights 4 of them Lincoln Industries signal base Safe tran gate mechanism and then I want to show you the big dog over here yeah this is an MI an MI cantilever over here You got 3 pairs of progress lights, a cross buck Zoom out here, get the full grasp of
    it and then yeah these are also progress lights emergency contact info
    modern industries Louisville Kentucky Lincoln Industries signal base Safe tran, Progress bracket Progress signal base WC Hayes bell up top for those of you, Oh! Look at the
    foundation over here the nuts for those of you that have never seen
    sugar cane this is what dry sugar cane looks like that’s where all your sugar comes from and let me give you a track view on this side you can see the smoke down that way they’re burning sugar cane in order
    to harvest it, that’s what they do they’ve burned them so when they get in
    there is no snakes or any other harmful critters all righty guys make my way back to the
    RailROL82 mobile thank you very Thank you very much for viewing Please subscribe or like take care, over and out

    Josiah Henson and the Underground Railroad in Ontario | Le chemin de fer clandestin en Ontario
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    Josiah Henson and the Underground Railroad in Ontario | Le chemin de fer clandestin en Ontario

    August 17, 2019


    We’re in Southwestern Ontario in a little town called Dresden at the Josiah Henson Interpretative Centre of the Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site. I think one of the most remarkable things about Josiah Henson’s story is he was a black man who was only considered as property. But here, this man went across the world. He went to England. He met the Queen. He met the President of the United States because he had worked himself up to a position where he was a leader within the black community and the work that he did here in Dresden at the Dawn Settlement really helped put Canada on the map as a safe haven for refugees escaping from slavery in the United States. I was born and raised in Dresden, Ontario and still live here and raised my family here. Like Josiah Henson and his family, my ancestors also came by way of the Underground Railroad. I think Black History month is very important for these children to learn about their heritage and let them know that they need to be proud of their heritage. There is a place for the past, but we need to lead them into the future. I think the students that come here from the city are really surprised that this is in its – kind of in its rawest form how we came here to Canada, ’cause we need to study our past in order to understand our present and build a better future for ourselves.

    Train at HUGE Railroad Crossing
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    Train at HUGE Railroad Crossing

    August 15, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, Railrol82 here. So this is one of the larger RR crossings in broward county here broward blvd and this is facing north, brightline station right there we just got a green over here and i hear train horns the crossing over there just activated right now we’re going to see this rather large crossing activate right now and we’re going to see a train pass through here i’ll include a Google Maps link so you guys can follow along so check out the cantilever right there that thing is huge 3 track crossing don’t want to miss it when it activates i can hear the horn and the crossing north of here already activated they say the early bird gets the worm right

    The Railroad Crossing That is No More
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    The Railroad Crossing That is No More

    August 14, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here. Your railroad archaeologist who just found another
    abandoned railroad spur here in our in a Chicago Illinois so here is where the
    spur went into right first of all let me show you this sign this was for the
    train conductors to warn them to get off the side of the car because if they were
    to dig a you’re on the side of the car if they were right in the side of the
    car they’d be squished you up against the side of the building or fence or
    those are doctor so they warned them to get off to the side of course here you
    have a great crossing and let me show you though these are made of steel like
    Jack was rusty they’re not made of wood steel Oh got those extraordinaire meter
    would so yeah it’s still pretty uh decent looking shape I wonder how long
    ago this was abandoned I’m going to include the Google Maps link the
    description here you have the actual rails and then it went into whatever this
    place is you can still see the indent I love you can see the indent it’s right
    above my finger there the curvature and then the main the main track sit right
    behind that here is the other crossbuck this one has a dot tag on it still right
    over here and this one is also made of steel CFO I can see a spike type plate but do
    not see anything of the sort I’ll see here if no yeah you can’t even
    see what the rails are over here it’s raining but your railroad archaeologist does not
    believe in rain ya know they are it looks like the train
    even went all the way back like aside from these docks to your – right here it
    went all the way back because that door back there seems pretty tall tall enough
    to it to admit Oh a real car in there yep it still got it loves Oh actually
    yeah here it is here’s the Ralph oh right right right there it is whoop there it is
    we got rales alright so then that means it’s right here where this foot is and
    you were to follow a straight line oh yeah it’s all going over at this
    point if I had a shovel of you probably dug it up not at home base so I don’t
    have my proper archaeology oh come to me show you guys what this looks like like
    yeah this has been a walk as I advanced warning sign er the pavement markings
    were all faded and then this is what that crossing would look like from afar this one was big visible from if
    somebody was driving on this side let me give you guys a proper perspective you
    yeah you see the crosswalk was all the way hidden like you could barely see uh-huh all righty guys please subscribe if you
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    Abandoned Railroad Industrial Spur Hollywood Florida
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    Abandoned Railroad Industrial Spur Hollywood Florida

    August 14, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen I’m over here on
    Dixie Highway just one block N of Taft and there’s an abandoned industrial
    spur here that i just found. Here you can see where it used to come off the
    main line. This is facing North. You can see the ties here and over here you can see the
    actual spur. there’s a rail to my right. It used to come this way South
    South bound see it wasn’t standard clearance I’m guessing it’s been abandoned for a
    while because I don’t even see faces of of the crossing gate or cross bucks
    anything no signal box so it goes there it goes south here
    across dixie highway and then i go it just goes into that Sidewalk they pick
    that they paved over it with the sidewalk in other words, they put the sidewalk
    over it yeah there’s no traces anywhere no pavement marking so been abandoned
    for a while alright guys i’m waiting for a train here give you a quick shot of
    the railroad crossing over here on taft and then they’re also going to be
    replacing those the rails here I see because a few blocks South, thiey bought some ties
    new concrete ties there and they removing some of the old wooden ties and I also
    see some some rails up right so yeah this is all a quick shot again of the
    spur walking north again alrighty guys well
    please remember to like subscribe or share and I thank you very much for viewing bye
    bye

    The Iowa Divide:  Railroads of America 1
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    The Iowa Divide: Railroads of America 1

    August 13, 2019


    Well, we have a bright sunny early April
    morning here, starting out right at dawn so we can get a good start on the day here. Go out and do
    a day of train chasing and photographing. We’re starting here in Omaha,
    Nebraska. And our itinerary today should take
    us across the river into Iowa to see some of the Chicago
    Northwestern, as well as see some of the operation in the Omaha area with the
    Union Pacific and Burlington Northern as well. First thing we’re going to do is go by and
    pick up a copy of the train line up to see what trains are going to be
    operating on the Union Pacific today, and interchanging with the Chicago Northwestern. That will give us a good idea of where to be and when to
    see the action. We also have with us today our radio
    scanner so we can listen to the radio chatter between the
    dispatcher an the train crews, and that will also give us a good clue where to
    be and when so we will maximize our photo
    opportunities today. We’re spending the first part over
    morning here down at the the old Burlington and Union Station here in Omaha where the
    platform heel Burlington station which is used by the new Amtrak station that’s the first thing that we were able
    to catch today was an OK number six the California Zephyr coming
    into town that dream comes in spent more than a time here while they
    we feel it and water in the car take up some male line of today we have to an unusual situation
    that there’s a problem with one of the had
    every card this particular car was wet and catcalls the and a material handling car contains a sealed carpool US Mail heading for
    Chicago the speaker car had a mechanical problem
    and we set out you can see it behind me here and the station track and wallet they were am paper setting
    out that one card we saw Burlington Northern local heading west past protest the people
    here heading out to do some work probably for their from the brass cap
    with the west about the same time the Union Pacific
    local came out with some card at the Bagram
    pitches across the way here the Pacific you build me a station
    platform cracks to set up their feedback operation they
    load and unload truck trailers for rail cars as well as
    international shipping containers from there double stack railcars wanting to see a lot of here at omaha RK line double stacked containers we have a special arrangement union
    pacific the ship’s KY in containers for Nebraska be for the
    west coast for export to Japan to Lodos a out of the rail cars use a special Peter
    heavy equipment just nickname The Pink Panther with simply
    dries up picks up the container of the top of the
    stack and got guys over with the doctor casita to haul away to
    over the next go to be shortly after those trains went by we
    saw Burlington Northern coltrane heading on down the hill across the river toward iowa loader full call for over there those those Beatles
    cars and they’re praying cares about a hundred times call a
    put-together 110 card be about 14,000 train including the way the card pretty
    Happy Tree next train we Sollers a Burlington Northern local
    which is still off to my left over here it the way the Burlington Northern gets
    to Council Bluffs interchange card union
    pacific first step to back out of their yard down along the river in Omaha back out
    there ya right up next to them Amtrak station and then wait for
    clearance to cross the bridge over the Union Pacific yard Council
    Bluffs Iowa about the time they were backing up to
    Bro northern local the Union Pacific train came across the
    river with the a long string of the won’t have a car grain heading south
    this particular train it was called the Holiday Train contains
    cars for the Kansas City southern which we deliver to them Kansas City and they will handle and
    output to go hopefully from here will be able to
    continue our trek across this season the action over an hour we’re standing now at the east and a
    Missouri Valley Iowa this is the location the Chicago
    Northwestern where the line from Chicago split into
    two lines one line is down and I’ll to counsel us in Omaha the other line
    heads on West interchange with the union pacific at Fremont
    Nebraska heading out Easter here we hope to see a a lot of action on skyre northwestern
    right now there’s one train which is working its way into town from the East
    that we saw it before he set up our camera here
    which is a a double stack train coming from Chicago
    heading toward the Pacific Coast hope we will see it come through here a
    little while we were just came from the other end it down there is a a mixed freight train on the east and
    the West End it down rather that is a Billy switching in the yard
    and looks like our double-deck trains almost here never mind is a killer train is switching that was on the other
    end handed down here comes and okay looks like he’s backed up to pick
    up there and restrain and continue on westward as soon as he
    clears town like expect that our double stack train will be right behind him by by the well are manifest rain is the connected here and the brakeman put up
    the road to they made their task we have a little
    bit of a wait you gotta walk back to the phone and it rains they don’t have
    computers anymore and as soon as he finishes the the hike
    can know it will be ready to to move on out here and fancier are
    stacker come through just karmic strain on the sky northwestern
    that to mix manifest with alright everything
    is finished watching their cars in Missouri Valley backed up got the
    rest their train made their test they had to back up some
    more to head south or dome towards Council
    Bluffs the line along the river because the
    switch is right in the middle the yard so once
    he put his train together in the back all the way up in itself well you have an interesting situation
    on the Chicago Northwestern today they’re doing so track or western
    Missouri Valley here on the line to Fremont and that has everything kinda
    bottled up all the trains are trying to figure out
    where they’re gonna go and the dispatchers are pulling their hair out this particular train behind me right
    here is double stack train which normally would energy into the universe
    in a good pre-war and keep on going west to the west coast for these international containers which these
    containers get loan on ships for the Far East for Japan taiwan et cetera at the moment to the dispatcher told them that they’re
    going to have to wait a while because all the other trains are their
    bottled up with the track work so they just got out their welcome or go
    to Kentucky Fried Chicken & have some lunch so instead of waiting
    for them to get back with with that with the birds were going to get our car and keep growing he says
    he’ll be fine bomb but ball right after I left Missouri Valley the
    the first rain that we saw was a westbound coltrane amply trainers heading back for Powder River Basin Wyoming another black
    diamonds that was just a few miles east of town from there we went too long in Iowa they
    were hoping to Kathy westbound train based on what we
    saw on the singles but they changed the the lineup on a sin while we’re waiting for westbound
    eastbound snuck up on us we would get a really good picture of it was a eastbound on the
    stack train but more containers in the Far East End the heart ca from there we proceeded on past the town
    dunlap iowan got a nice nice shot have a westbound merchandise
    train wide writing to put on it getting in probably fourth Council Bluffs do switchover Argentina areas where are there in for standing now few miles west the town of Denison Iowa we’ve got about
    40 miles east from Missouri Valley following the Chicago
    Northwestern Railroad this airline which eventually makes it
    all the way east chicago very heavily traveled mainline and as a
    client eastern Missouri Valley its following the Boyer River which
    across a several times including on this one read right behind us the
    parents tend to follow rivers when they have to climb a grade
    gonna give you a you have any easier grade them to follow
    as they work their way over the ups and downs in the terrain a
    few miles the other side of Denison we reach a point called the iowa divide at their point any rain that falls
    Easter their drains into the Mississippi River Valley
    quality range of old west to their dreams in the Missouri River Valley also
    following the boy a river through this same area
    is another rail line called the Chicago Central
    Pacific it is basically a small regional where road
    goes from Chicago to Omaha in Sioux City Iowa he attends a
    parallel is going on at work to do this area but we don’t expect to see any
    trains on it today since you doing some maintenance work while we’re waiting for some action in
    the sky with Northwestern we have a good opportunity here to watch the maintenance crew do some work on the
    Chicago Central Pacific this particular gang that we see behind
    us here working is doing a process known as servicing
    and whining they have a low spot the track on the approach to the bridge here they come through with %uh three-step
    process first thing they do is come through the
    ballot II new rock ballad track got a low spot the next part of the process is to come
    through with the ballast regulator to distribute the ballast evenly a along
    the track finally coaching call it amber is
    brought in which lists the track to the right and drop small metal fingers down
    between the tide to push balance underneath the ties to
    support it the cracka wines no on on but but ok yeah we’re now standing on the grass today I
    would divide just east of Arcadia Iowa we have not gone about sit little over
    sixty miles east to Missouri Valley in the relative quiet about 300dpi from here we good drop east down towards the Ohio River Valley Canada Richard Boone Iowa go out there today yes same here now down great the train before it by the hot be back
    train with truck trailers on placard and if you were tri-level %ah to react
    to the front and hearing on mobile we follow that up from the town of
    Denison Iowa just a few miles to the west here where it met coltrane was heading
    westbound another MP heading back to Powder River Basin in by the way back to Omaha this afternoon we had some good luck in her saying
    we’ve got done it then I’ll Plaza unusual operate quiet guy who was
    an empty or crane and iron ore train on its way
    back to you this is the longest that went viral in
    the country we got the VM people Becky next year got fifty always eastern Missouri Valley down double Dec great K with that one internetworld shipping line with great
    containers from the party to the United States this
    taking the train started out go to Washington level the ship them out
    on his way to Chicago now we find ourselves back where we
    started the day behind me here union pacific CVS yard behind you Union Station and the other side it is
    the old Burlington station and were impact stop this morning what’s going on right now is they’re
    putting together the the victory was gonna hit Wes Brown for norplant away go with all the trailers containers are
    here a lot today 102 long exciting and fun-filled day

    Train Stops 5 Minutes at Railroad Crossing
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    Train Stops 5 Minutes at Railroad Crossing

    August 13, 2019


    Ok guys so I’m here facing Northbound on W 8th Ave in Hialeah, FL this is an FEC crossing right and this train’s been stopped here for a while I wanted to see how long it was going to be stopped for It’s already been stopped for a minute, prior to when I began filming I think one of the reasons might be that about a mile maybe about a mile and a half that way which is West is the Hialeah Yard so maybe since he entered the Hialeah Yard there was something like he got a red or they needed to switch or something like that and that might be one of the possible reasons Then this would be facing West, SORRY East on West 21st ST I think I see some tanker cars off in the distance there focus in on it This guy is getting weary. There was a few people that began to make U turns before I began filming You got this guy trying to be funny, cutting ahead of everybody Has this ever happened to you? Comment below I’d love to know if this is a frequent thing or if this is an isolated incident Look at these guys coming behind me I think those aren’t street legal last I checked ta- ta- ta- ta- ta See what these gentlemen are upto He’s going to replace a light bulb up there and then we still have our boy over here stopped right? Yes we do. hasn’t moved an inch since wow! You got this guy still changing a light bulb over here I think now is when it finally I think I see it moving So this crossing has still has mechanical bells all around which is an endangered species, because most crossings these days as we know are all E bells. which is an insult but thats just my opinion new fortress energy what that is whatever it is its flammable and we got the forklift on the street guy over here Those are also flammable, let me see if I could zoom in on the there you go, you see flammable ok so let me put the window down on my state of the art car over here so you can here the WC Hayes mechanical bells do their thing come on WC Alright guys, please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing over and out track shot here bye bye

    Sugar Train Chase at Different Railroad Crossings
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    Sugar Train Chase at Different Railroad Crossings

    August 13, 2019


    Ladies and Gentlemen, RailROL82 here You guys are going to see a sugar train up ahead and you’re going to see Happy here He’s trying to see the sugar train as well He’s going to get a front row view for it but yeah so this is Clewiston, FL See the sugar mill back there We’re now crossing some street here and it’s just up ahead over there oh good it stopped so This is a rush hour in small town America this is what it looks like front row view for it so this is Owens Ave Okay now we are going to see some sugar my friend! check it out so this is the yard here then you see we have locomotive 504 right there and here we finally see the sugar train! Been trying to catch this sucker all day over here! and here’s the sugar Oh look a CSX All the other ones are USSC That’s a lot of sugar! That’s funny because usually the sugar harvesting season is around November, December So this here is a late bloomer Pulled by engine, what is it? 311 double axle power that’s a GP right? Yeah Some love from the engineer right there yeah Alright guys, thank you for coming along on the chase. Please Subscribe or Like, thank you for viewing. Over and out.

    Blocked Railroad Hurricane Irma
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    Blocked Railroad Hurricane Irma

    August 13, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m here in
    Homestead Florida just north of the 296 street crossing here we can see that the
    city of Homestead is trying to clean up the debris left by a hurricane Irma, in
    its wake and we see that this portion of the unused CSX
    track has some trees on it some down branches even some entire trees this is
    mile post 65 there’s the relay case milepost 65
    Southwest 296 ST, I’ll include Google links Google Maps link then you
    can see the posture here you can see the tree right there either way it makes no difference
    because like I said there’s no trains there hasn’t been a train here for years
    and there’s there isn’t gonna be a train So this is facing North and this is facing South and this track
    was in case you don’t know guys it was built by the SAL in 1927 to promote
    tourism to Homestead. You can see the original wooden cross ties and the
    rusted rails when that would be a nice house to have
    right and then I’m looking here in the meter see
    I don’t think the meter has any… here comes the power truck so yeah the meter does, well it would
    have had power to it had there been electricity here as you can see in the
    distance you’re working to restore power in this area so yeah guys I’m
    gonna leave you with a shot of this the crossing. Please Subscribe or Like. thank you for viewing. over and out guys

    Abandoned Railroad Back to Life Update
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    Abandoned Railroad Back to Life Update

    August 13, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here, your railroad archaeologist I’m going to show you guys sorry about that I’m going to show you guys an update here that I filmed a few months ago
    they’re restoring this abandoned railroad here and I’m going to show you
    guys I think I filmed it around May or June I’m going to include a link in the
    description to the old video to the video I shot at that time compared to
    how it is now so you guys can see the progress. Okay so basically I’m going to
    also include a link to where I’m at a Google Maps link so i’m at windsor
    avenue and service street here at near West Palm Beach Florida Windsor and
    then this facing South this is facing North right so here we
    see they recently did the pavement marking and there you see another northbound tri rail so it’s a quiet zone right you can see the no train horn sign and the rxr okay and then back when I came a few
    months ago This, there was no rail here I think they had removed the rail and they
    recently installed this one you can see the heavy equipment tracks here
    and then this is gonna be the connection for the new crossing gate see the
    ballasts over here the concrete ties but you can see when it was
    installed the new grade crossing this is facing North West
    this is facing South East okay so there’s a wye here, they’re probably
    going to remove this old crossing here because I just saw they have a
    foundation there for a new one which is right here There’s no wires in there yet then
    obviously that’s the old one so let me give you a zoom in here, here where
    you saw a trail that’s the CSX and it connects to the FEC over there right,
    way down there so there’s a wye, you got this one going that way and then you’re
    going to see the other part of the Y where I’m going to show you,
    so it’s about two blocks south of where I began filming as I said I’m
    gonna include a Google Google Maps link this location and the original video
    that I filmed about earlier this year so you guys can see the progress and here see another southbound tri rail look at that okay alrighty guys so us abandoned railroad
    fans rarely get to see happy news like this, here you
    can see that they’re installing the brand new crossing gates at this
    intersection Got a progress signal base, gate mechanism WC Hayes, WC Hayes bracket there’s no no lights or bells or anything yet
    same on this side We just got signal base, mechanism and the mast Progress signal base, WC Hayes gate mechanism, WC Hayes bracket we got that up top and then this is the old boss buck, that’s CSX
    s line mile post 96 7.85 crossing number and emergency contact info it’s
    maintained by the SFRTA so you got the old and the new right there and last but
    not least let I show you this one now I don’t know why well okay I get it
    they had the original lights here and they want to replace them but they’re gonna
    replace them with cross gates so I guess they expect a lot of rail traffic here
    and you see the new grade crossing WC Hayes gate mechanism, WC Hayes arm progress signal base
    well that should be k and then here you got the old one WC Hayes old-school signal base look at
    that, Safe tran lights think those might be incandescent you got no bell here, and
    the dot tag sorry emergency contact info, dot tag do
    not see a dot dot tag on here but I do see a safe trend bracket as
    well and then they got a porta potti relay case in the back there and the
    old in the new over here as well that one also has a WC Hayes signal base
    emergency contact info that’s old-school white ones safe tran lights and then you
    got the & the new all righty guys I hope you enjoyed this
    video please comment below give me a like and if you haven’t yet subscribed
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    care guys over and out