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    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

    Polluted Railroad Crossing
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    Polluted Railroad Crossing

    August 18, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here. Today I have some sad news to report this is an FEC Industrial spur here in the
    warehouse district in Miami right and look at all this filth over here it
    looks like a third-world country I mean there’s probably third-world countries
    that look better than this. This is unacceptable
    you got all sorts of crap over here oh man, you smell that? It smells just lovely over here the flies are having a field day uh It could be somebody’s house yeah it could be somebody’s house that’s mp 366 railfanner right there and yeah you got all sorts of like blankets here bicycle tires hubcaps
    Pizza you probably have some voodoo up in there somewhere
    two liters bush chickens yeah but you got a mercedes-benz right here look at that and then this crossing I did a tour on it one day this is a, one of these tracks
    I believe it’s the Far West one is abandoned and then these two go there
    it’s a Norfolk Southern flow facility I’m gonna include a Google Maps to
    this location North West 71st Street and 36 Court and I’m gonna give you one more shot of this. I’m ashamed to be a citizen of Miami today. yuck funny thing like FEC prohibits the
    disposal of garbage debris waste on property any party that is found to be
    dumping of trash will be subject to $5,000 penalty right and it’s all
    under surveillance 24 hours I hope I sure hope they caught the person that
    did this or persons yeah well let me just give you a quick track
    view over here so this is track view north and track view South alrighty guys
    thank you very much for viewing please subscribe over and out

    Night Railroad Crossing & FEC Train 105
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    Night Railroad Crossing & FEC Train 105

    August 15, 2019


    crossing activated train horn Hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here We’re going to see Brightline Red testing at this RR crossing train horn train horn train horn train horn False alarm! Brightline is going to be testing. He should be the next one! He should be coming right behind him. crossing activation Please Subscribe or Like! Thank you very much for viewing Over and out

    Railroad Crossing Malfunction Ghost Train
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    Railroad Crossing Malfunction Ghost Train

    August 14, 2019


    Ladies and gentlemen what else is new?
    Another crossing gate malfunction here on the RTA this time we’re waiting for a
    ghost train see, that guy’s already starting to
    make a u-turn over there and then here you have this guy and
    there’s some goes back that way. I’m inside the car because outside it’s
    like 99 degrees you know how that Miami weather is. Okay let’s see if these there
    you go right down came up then came down? Yep, yet again. There you go! Come back down now. It was too good to last! gate runner right there If it keeps like this, somebody’s going to break it. like we saw that time remember over
    there in 20th Street? Yeah another ghost train coming through here This is incredible. This happens here it seems like
    everyday. I have three three cases of this happening already oh yeah three
    this is the fourth on the same line maintained by the SFRTA look at that. Wow! truly amazing North West 71st Street and
    they go back up and let’s see how long it is until they come back down again They’re behaving themselves! Wow, it appears the malfunction might
    be over. Give it a few more. the other guys stopping on the tracks
    right there yeah Yeah I think this one’s over guys so
    thank you for viewing please subscribe or like, take care over and out

    How to Read Railroad Signals
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    How to Read Railroad Signals

    August 14, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here. Your railroad archaeologist. Who today is going to show you how to read RR signals specifically on FEC line I’m going to show you, I used to be a certified freight conductor for the FEC I had to get 100% or anybody that wants to be a conductor has to get 100% on the signals test because it is a very important aspect of railroading so I’m going to show you the block signals the aspects, what they mean and what they cab signals are the cab signals are whats inside the locomotive that the conductor has to read aloud to the engineer as they come to let them know what is ahead so I’m going to show you also my credentials show you my employee id show you several pictures of me on the job so you know I’m not taking you for a ride that I’m indeed certified to teach you this so please like the video, give me a thumbs up, and leave a comment down below please subscribe enjoy and learn something. Thank you. Bongo Madness Most important: Stop! Restricting- Proceed at restricted speed Diverging Approach- Proceed through diverging route, observing prescribed speed at crossover, preparing to stop at next signal. Approach- Proceed, prepare to stop at next signal Diverging Clear- proceed through diverging route, observing prescribed speed through crossover Advance Approach- Proceed, prepared to stop at next signal *Cab Signal Only* Approach Diverging-proceed, approaching next signal to take diverging route Permissive- governed by Cab Signal Indication (Flashing Yellow Block Signal) clear- proceed

    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

    Voodoo on CSX FEC Railroad Crossings in Miami & Hialeah, Florida
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    Voodoo on CSX FEC Railroad Crossings in Miami & Hialeah, Florida

    August 13, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentleman. I come before you today as a concerned South Florida Railfan. For those of you who’ve had the honor and priviledge of rail fanning here in South Florida, You may have noticed one thing other than lack of that many trains. Ah yeah, I’m talking about the stench of dead chickens and voodoo. I’m going to show you exactly what I mean, guys. At any given corner, For example, right now I’m at the corner of Flagler Street and the CSX crossing… and right there we got, that’s 1 2 3 4 dead chickens. This one still has blood on the bag. I don’t know why people, I mean I’m not trying to knock anybody’s beliefs, but this barbaric practice of sacrificing animals and throwing the in public view has to stop! What is this? The Middle Ages? On this side we got, I counted 4 right? There’s actually, I just spotted 3 more. over there, there’s uh, you see the 3 blue bags? 1 2 3 3 more and the stench here is rancid! It’s It smells horrible! On the other side, I can see 3 more right off the bat. Let me see if I can cross… ok Ok yeah, here we go. There’s 7 on the other side. There’s 8 9 10 11 At 1 railroad crossing, there’s 11 dead chickens. So you can just 12! you can just imagine how beautifully it smells over here. I don’t know what can be done about this? But I’m sure it’s not going to stop anytime soon. I just wanted to bring it to your attention If anybody knows anyway we can put an end to this and somehow hold people accountable for doing things like this give me suggestions down below. Please comment. and we’ll see how we can try to elminate this problem. Thank you guys. Appreciate your view. Please subscribe, like, or share

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    Abandoned Railroad Spur Part 2

    August 12, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen RailROL82 here I’m standing next to the FEC tracks In Hialeah, Florida right this is going to be a continuation video. I’ve shot a video here it was one of my first videos right and There was an abandoned spur over here, right? And I’m gonna show you I found in the following block There’s more evidence of it so we start off by showing you the one over here okay, so as I said in the first video It came off through there And you can see that they’re still a rail over her Remember that thought it had crossing gates Right there and right there These the gates were removed. I think it was 1995 or 1996 Let me show you There’s a rail over here Right okay, so that came out of the main right there This is West 8th Avenue & West 21st Street I’m gonna go around the block over here, and show you, I’m also going to include the Google Maps link in the description Okay, so this is West 8th Avenue Ok so this is the next block over this is West 20th Street, so I’m gonna be turning East bound on to West 20th Street Okay now we got a walk a few more about 100 or something feet that way Okay, so we’re coming up on Where the tracks came out of, where the spur came out of, you can see that building with the curvature And that fence there also has a curvature. I’ll show you right now so That’s where the tracks came out of right there Man somebody is… So the only visible evidence of any trackage here is right here These things went right there right here they split they went straight over there that way and This one went this way but yeah, there’s That’s it everything else here was pulled and removed there’s Nothing else nothing at all It’s facing south So that was our beloved spur I Hear that there used to be like a scrap metal over here something else that they used to pick up Yeah guys, and then that’s the metro rail on top, that’s Passenger So yes, sir This might be the last time I see you so, oh by the way There used to be a cantilever over here with no gates somewhere around here All right guys, thank you for viewing, please subscribe or like over and out

    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