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    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 Walk Along Tour
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    Abandoned Railroad Walk Along Tour

    August 11, 2019


    Northwest 79th Avenue, Medley, Florida guys right next to Miami Another abandoned railroad right here this used to be part of the FEC. Was a industrial spur and I’m going to walk give you a tour Let’s see up to where it leads. I think it was cut short, just short of the main line over there You could still see some rails here. underneath the We got some cross ties here see if I can find the date no way More cross ties. Ain’t she a beauty! So right now, I’m walking South guys. I’m gonna include a link or Google Maps link For this location, so you guys can follow along here Here’s a rail right there At this point it becomes very submerged in dirt. Yeah over here Do not see any traces of it over here. It’s really really all here. This is one Here you go! Right off, about a block or so away you can see the crossing right there If you access some old Old maps online like old maps online dot org or historic aerials you can probably see When and where this track connected to the main? There’s a bend a bend curve up ahead Towards the left That would be towards the east. I’m walking to South right now. And here they paved over it on this side There you can see was cut off some time ago that time that cut is rusted so And guessing maybe like in the 90s you can see a tie plate and a spike, that thing is nobody’s taking that out And then yeah here you still you can see the curvature of the building they build the building after the railroad so it went a East there. There’s no like here. Maybe the rail cars used to load over here. The box cars. But yeah, there is no Trace of any rails at this point here there’s the Medley branch and Let’s see in this little overgrown shrub area. We can spot a rail or two No, just some concrete cross ties here. Yeah, they pulled everything over here nothing So again that’s facing East. See a switch here, zoom in Then there’s a spur that goes into that. It’s a Sears Outlet I believe. Then West You got some lovely cloudy skies today All right guys. Please Subscribe or Like And I 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.

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Covered by Trees
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Covered by Trees

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here at SW 272nd ST. in Homestead, FL on a rainy day. I’m using an umbrella. And I’m going to show you an abandoned railroad crossing today. First of all, here we have the pavement marking or what’s left of the pavement marking. You can see a little bit of white here on the X, from the RX R. This is facing West. You couldn’t tell there was a crossing there because its all consumed by shrubs and trees. right? And then I’m going to give you the East bound look. So again, now were looking West. And We’re making our way to the crossing. Okay, so now that we’re getting a little bit closer here You can actually notice the crossing gate on the Western side of the crossing. There’s a car coming up behind me. One second… So this is the crossing and this would be Track view South here toward Homestead This, there’s agriculture down here so there’s probably strawberries avocado mangoes A lot of good stuff down here So let’s look at the actual crossing here crossing gate We have a Safetran signal base A safetran gate mechanism Safetran lights and the cross buck. Oh! We have a this is a track view North now. and we actually have a mechanical bell here! Let’s see WC Hayes yes. Safetran lights, Safetran gate mechanism Safetran signal base It’s a fiberglass crossing gate Not like the aluminum ones you see nowadays. Track view North toward Miami I’m going to be walking back guys. I thank you very much for viewing. Please Subscribe or Like. Thank you over and out.

    Car Hits Railroad Crossing Deadly Aftermath
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    Car Hits Railroad Crossing Deadly Aftermath

    August 11, 2019


    Guys check this out this is a US 27 in
    Palmdale Florida guessing this was the site of a crash because This over here the cantilever You see the skid marks here so this one over here is smashed right and then This is Northbound on US 27 That car came and hit this head-on right here you can
    see the little makeshift memorial they got going on here
    and loving memory of Michael Mikey Yarbough not not that long ago well so here you
    got no crossing gate or cantilever amazing Look at that look at how far, you can see the
    skid marks here. Look at how deep those grooves are wow! That guy must have
    been coming at a high rate of speed that’s amazing this is a track view South here and then
    Siemens gate mechanism and a Progress signal base we got no light nothing
    nothing Give you one more shot of this, this is amazing! You never see this. Wow! I’ll include a Google Maps link to my location. now you can see that side still intact please subscribe or like guys thank you
    very much for viewing over and out

    2 in 1 Railroad Crossing
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    2 in 1 Railroad Crossing

    August 11, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here, we continue our – on the CSX downtown Miami spur, this here is a pretty
    peculiar crossing it’s a diagonal crossing that
    encompasses two streets so I’m gonna show you that, this first signal
    over here and then that large signal over there which is a Northwest 27th
    Avenue it’s one of the main arteries here in Miami,FL so these cars
    pass so here we have a friend from the other
    side I’ll show you the emergency contact and clear excuse the backlight so yeah
    so safe trend signal please WC haze gate mechanism safe can lights all around
    Rico lights crossing 8e bail up top then as I said this is for some streets this
    street here which is our Northwest 23rd Street and then as I said this is
    Northwest our 27th Avenue which is a pretty extensive oven here it goes all
    the way from coconut groves to walk right past Broward County at least 40
    miles are no visit maybe even more here you go
    okay so then here the cross is there and then here we have a this is the
    pedestrian crossing gate a stage pin system signal base
    oh this was the location of the original kind of it look at see where it was a cut-off where the
    cables rented ya WC he’s like a mechanism see if trend lights all around
    the people on top and then here right over there you have the man you river
    and the drawbridge over the main river so a lot of our commerce and industry in
    this area I’m gonna hurry up and crossing stairs nobody coming up North
    West 28th Street next signal and this is the emergency contact info
    different means of to convince this signal beam mechanism
    safe translates and Bragi volume this young man that by the way but yeah you can see there’s a crapload
    of cars coming so I’m gonna give my best and airy those are its three crossing gate they all have save
    translates looks like a WC his game mechanism safe
    to end signal please and then there’s the Wii lately yeah this is what this happy looks like
    I’m gonna try to make a run for it Oh Lincoln industries our caliber all right let me get real food all right
    guys thank you for viewing please subscribe or like take care over and

    Abandoned Railroad that connected to Oversea Railway
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    Abandoned Railroad that connected to Oversea Railway

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today again We’re standing here next to a piece of history. This is the FEC branch line that connected Next to the main over there next to us one which I’m gonna walk you guys all the way through today I’m gonna walk you all the way the u.s. One and show you what it is that replaced This line that connected, this branch line that connected to the main over there by u.s. One that eventually went to the keys and became the oversea railway so before I do that. I’m gonna give you a little orientation here, so Right now, This is facing north Facing east South and west I’ll include a Google Maps link So you guys can see where I’m at so I’m gonna start the tour right now, then here we see the rail That might have been for a crossing sensor Tie plate Wooden cross ties Another tie plate there, so this is heading west. Oh, sorry South right So this line approximately 1984 was when it when, the last time a train came through here So this tree has been growing since 1984 Look at the gap we got here Okay, I think I might see a date on these rails 1945 yeah 1945 Is it yeah, okay All right, so this is where it starts Where the evidence starts to fade see one rail over here cross ties and then This here is the Snapper Creek Canal, so I am going to actually cross this and Continue the tour all the way to where the mainline was Ok guys so right now I’m standing here on the Ave, this is SW 70th ave right and that’s where I was filming right now So there is the end of the line or what is the end of the line right now, you can see snapper Creek canal And then Here there would have been a wooden trestle bridge you guys go on historic aerials.com You can more or less make it out They have a 1969 aerial shot of this place. You can see the wooden trestle bridge here And I think you can see an iguana right here actually, let me see… yeah There’s an iguana right there so yeah, so then there is the ROW and then Here there is no traces of it at all They removed everything However, I remember where it Used to be so I’m gonna show you and As you can see here we have Southwest 70th Avenue South West 85th Street So I’m gonna go ahead and cross and She doesn’t know she’s on YouTube hahaha, okay, so then it came through here where I’m standing and Sorry about that. I had to run accross the street. Okay. You see some Hurricane Irma damage here. So technically right right about here And then this here is the old rail bed, as we walk, this is walking South you can see It starts to curve more Southwest over there and Right where I’m walking if you keep going on this path. It eventually is going to intersect with the Metro rail That’s, That’s what was installed in 1984 that Was installed over where the Main used to run along Run along u.s. One right there and That’s what went into the Florida Keys that became the overseas railway This here is Dadeland mall And as you can see I’m trying to look for ballast or tie plates or railroad spikes, anything of that nature nothing I Think further maybe like 200 feet down that way We’re gonna see some old ballast But yeah so right here is where there used to be a wye So the wye was like right here and Then it intersected with the with the main line which was right there where the Metro Rail is So right now I’m facing this beginning to face Southwest and this would be facing north See that JCPenney there, Dadeland Mall Okay, so like I said this was a metro rail and this replaced the mainline Next to us one in 1984 So this here, here we go This looks like FEC ballast over here As you can see like they built this around the railroad why tell you right now You can see Look at this And look at that those concrete columns were built over both railroads Because at the time I guess they figured There was a slight possibility that they could have still been used but no They They immediately we’re taken out of service So right here What is exactly where the mainline used to go into Florida Keys Well, that’s us one right and then the main light just ran right here parallel for about 18, 20 miles South to Florida City and then It went into the Florida Keys So I’m gonna show you The location of the crossing at Kendall Drive See uh that right there is us one heading south see a Firestone in there Here you go! That’s the Metro rail! Because of him we don’t have the FEC tracks here anymore. okay Yeah No traces of anything over here Trying to look for again gravel, sorry railroad spikes or well, we vaguely see like I said the Ballast So this right here was where it intersected the crossing was And I remember there was a WRRS cantilever right here somewhere it came out And looked over Kendall drive, SW 88 street. You can see this is a u.s. One. I’ll zoom in on the sign for you so yeah, and it just kept going that way All Righty guys, thank you for coming along with me on this tour really appreciate it please subscribe or like Thank you very much over and out

    Abandoned Railroad Being Removed
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    Abandoned Railroad Being Removed

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, today we have another abandoned CSX industrial spur here in Miami, FL. in the warehouse district. As you can see this came from the main line. This is facing West. Then it came East bound here Here is the foundation for the crossing gate and the cantilever that used to be here. And then somewhere off to the side I remember the relay case was but I can not find where it used to be. And then here is where they paved over the crossing. As soon as these cars pass I’m going to cross the road and see if on that side we can see any remnants. A quick shot of this one. Oh here is where the switch was, look at that! Alright, crossing the road I see the foundation for the cantilever on this side right over here. the cables right there. And yeah actually there is a cross tie right here. cross tie. This is where the rail came across right here. And yeah, that’s all the remnants we have. Please subscribe, like, or share! Thank you for viewing. Over and out.

    Abandoned Railroad Bridge Florida Everglades
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    Abandoned Railroad Bridge Florida Everglades

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen your railroad
    archaeologist, RailROL82 over here Everglades City, Florida where I just came across this old abandoned ACL bridge from the 1920s first of all I’m
    gonna give you a side view through here right so it is right over there and then
    I’m gonna go up to it so this is a State Road 29 going into
    going into Everglades City now not that there is the Everglades walking West right now from 29 and then
    this railroad was built in the 1920s as a passenger, to
    bring passenger service to Everglades City which is right over there, just South of here and then it was abandoned in sections it was abandoned from
    Everglades City to Harrisburg in 1957 and from Harrisburg north to Palmdale
    was abandoned in the 1980s and the rails were pulled in 1980s as well but yeah, see the the tie here
    and then that yeah I gotta be careful cuz there’s
    probably like snakes and Gators and crap around here so see how sturdy this is to get on it Okay never-mind I almost slipped man! see if I can give you another shot of it
    over there damn it’s slippery as hell beautiful, look at that! and then look at
    this a lot of a stagnant water here, you gotta be on the lookout for a gator or snake Panthers even on the way over here, I’m
    gonna include a Google map stick this location but yeah there’s definitely
    Gators, bears, deer, Panthers, snakes scorpions this is like no-man’s land
    over here you got to be very careful Look at that, the oxidation on that steel there beautiful, some of the pilings that were cut there then they used to go in here and so based on this like this would be where the track ran north
    and then right here it would’ve ran south like that at an angle give you what one
    more view over here yeah this isn’t very sturdy so I’m not gonna risk my
    well-being to get on there well yeah you guys have the gist of it, all
    right you guys please subscribe or like thank you very
    much for viewing over and out

    Woman’s body found along Second Avenue railroad tracks
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    Woman’s body found along Second Avenue railroad tracks

    August 11, 2019


    TO PER AR. WHAT HAVE YO LEARNED? REPORTER: REPORTER: GOOD AFTERNOON, A MORBID DISCOVERY HERE IN AFTERNOON. WE ARE ABOUT 30 YARDS FROM SECOND AFTERNOON HERE IN HAZELWOOD A MAIN DRAG THAT CUTS THROUGH THE AREA. TAKE A LOOK BEHIND ME THIS IS WHERE A YOUNG LADY WAS WALKING THIS AFTERNOON. I JUST SPOKE WITH HER AND HER MOTHER AND SHE SMELLED SOMETHING, SHE SAID IT SMELLED LIKE A DEAD ANIMAL BUT AS YOU CAN SEE POLICE INVESTIGATORS HERE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE IT WAS NOT A DEAD ANIMAL IT WAS A HUMAN BODY THAT WAS FOUND. SHE SAYS IT WAS A BODY OF A WOMAN, TOUGH TO GET A READ ON THE ABLE. SH AGE. A WOMAN FOUND HERE DECEASED SORT OF SITTING UPWARDS IN A STAIRWELL BEHIND THIS BUILDING HERE NOT LONG AGO PROBABLY WITHIN THE LAST HOUR OR SO THAT SHE WAS SPOTTED HERE, AND SO OF COURSE POLICE WERE CALLED, AND THEY ARE HERE INVESTIGATING AT THIS POINT. RIGHT NOW WE DO NOT NOT EXACT CAUSE OF DEATH BUT INVESTIGATORS CONTINUE TO LOOK INTO THIS. WE HAVE NOT SPOKEN DIRECTLY WITH POLICE YET, JUST WITH SOME OF THESE WITNESSES HERE WHO ARE DISTAOURBD B