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    Pre Historic Railroad Crossing
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    Pre Historic Railroad Crossing

    August 28, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen look at this
    this is the Mona Lisa of railroad crossings this is buried treasure over
    here, I’m on Savannah road in Fort Pierce Florida and I came across this, this is
    the FEC line. This cantilever, let’s see who made it. I would imagine it’s
    Michelangelo let’s see. This is actually a of Federal Western Cullen division so
    it’s a WC Hayes cantilever the lights are also WC Hayes The lights up top over there. Which are also also WC Hayes
    you got two look and front two looking back and then you got the crossing gate
    separate the signal base over here is mi modern industries the gate mechanism backlight is terrible here WC Hayes mechanical bell up top let me get the other crossing, this spur
    here, That’s the mainline I’m going to go film that one right now but
    this is a spur that goes into the at Tropicana they come back with some
    Tropicana as a CSX does so this would be the western side of the
    crossing and this one is also, backlight is also terrible, yeah it’s a Western
    Cullen division of Federal Cantilever with WC Hayes lights as well. 2 looking front, 2 looking back We got the one I filmed previously over there. The eastern side of the crossing. these are WC Hayes lights over here too and gate mechanism on the crossing as its
    separate just like the one over there is MI modern industries and we got the same
    gate mechanism as over there and the emergency contact info is also on this
    side and this will be track view this would be South West that curve and
    that curve is northeast and eventually North towards Jacksonville all
    right you guys let me give you one more shot here Of Mona Lisa please
    subscriber or like thank you very much over and out

    Abandoned Railroad Reclaimed by Nature
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    Abandoned Railroad Reclaimed by Nature

    August 27, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here. We’ve got another abandoned railroad crossing as you can
    see I still got some more of these from the last time on me okay so I’m going to include a google
    maps link to my location down in the description This is where the spur went into this is the last trace of it then that
    this goes from here this is facing East now facing
    East No cross bucks, nothing I think that rail now I am facing west
    and that’s where I began filming originally over there see how the sidewalk was built to accommodate the the railroad this would have been either
    I don’t know if CSX was the last one to use it or seaboard incredible huh? so yeah guys I’m gonna include a Google
    map link and then I’m going to walk over here so you guys know what where the
    last rail goes or the last visible rail anyways so this side too, they built the
    sidewalk to accommodate the railroad and zoom in here yeah one little clue though that might help us date this back, as you know as we are railroad archaeologist I noticed that this this
    light post was installed October 1977 so if this industrial park was established
    around 1977 it’s safe to say that this spur was probably put in around that
    time all right guys. Please subscribe or like
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    Abandoned Railroad Tour Miami Florida
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    Abandoned Railroad Tour Miami Florida

    August 26, 2019


    good morning ladies and gentlemen I’m
    over here at North West 75th Street Commerce Park in Miami Florida
    and I’m gonna show you guys on a former FEC industrial spur give me one second
    let these cars pass so this year is facing a southeast and that’s where it
    came through that opening there you can see, this were visible
    remnants are he’s kind of in the way right so it went
    into there. See, let me show you here yeah that’s private property so I’m not going in there
    right now I’m gonna show you where it lead to. you join me in a car ride buckle up for safety okay so yeah we said that’s facing
    southeast and that’s facing north west right. Aw man, all these freeking cars They don’t let anyone film in peace anymore
    what’s this world coming to okay so then there you have the track just
    goes into there and then so right now I’m headed south on Northwest
    75th Avenue right it came through there under, well
    this overpass was built recently but it that little grass grassy bridge
    right there, that used to be a railroad the spur that went over there were first
    showed you and then this here is North West 25th Street this is one of the main
    arteries in Miami. Actually in Doral, so I’m waiting for
    this light to turn green Ok green light now we’re gonna be heading east on
    North West 25th Street so there is that bridge I showed you and then it came
    into here you can see some of the ballast so then it curved over there
    behind those pine trees then curved eastward and it headed towards the main,
    UPS right there we’re coming up on North West 72nd Avenue you can see the sign North West 72nd Avenue probably too much backlight okay now we’re
    gonna be making a right on North West 72nd Avenue okay
    right on northwest of 72nd Avenue and then this is what that curve that I
    showed you so it came in through here I actually yeah I made a video here, a month
    or two ago so you can see the ballast and then here I’m gonna show you the
    tracks on that side so this is Northwest 22nd Street and I’m
    gonna make a u-turn and this is still, there’s still part of
    the track here well I think this part might be unused but nonetheless you can still see the rails see, right over there all right you guys please subscribe or
    like thank you very much for viewing over and out

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Railroad Archaeology
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Railroad Archaeology

    August 25, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen another
    abandoned railroad crossing here in North Miami, I’ll include a Google Maps
    link cuz I’m not sure I’ve been driving around this little industrial so
    I’m not sure the Avenue but I’ll find it on Google Maps and include a link down
    below so let’s see so here the sidewalk ends right this is
    facing south this would be facing north this would have been an industrial spur
    and then this facing this is facing east see we see no traces of trail of rails
    or spikes they probably see yeah they removed a cross buck on both
    sides, there’s a car coming let him pass on that side I don’t see the location of the cross buck either
    where it was so yeah I just went right in here It’s a jungle in there This is facing north so this is pretty
    much like all we see here just these the grade that’s it see uh Oh trying to dig for it but you can’t
    see them there how unfortunate and I’m gonna try to see my intuition
    tells me that crossbuck would have been somewhere around here but nope
    that was probably taken out so long ago all righty guys please subscribe or like
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    Abandoned Railroad Industrial Spur Hialeah, FL.
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    Abandoned Railroad Industrial Spur Hialeah, FL.

    August 24, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen I’m over here
    at West eighth Avenue in the FEC crossing in hialeah florida West eighth
    avenue and 21st ST to be precise i’m going to show you guys
    a former industrial spur which I used to see as a kid when I used to
    drive through here you can see here there’s one part of it see the rail
    right there and here’s the other part of it there’s the other one here this one
    right here that used to be the crossing gates one over here and one over there
    and then on this side you can see the other part of the rail me one second
    across the street okay there it is you can see the indent on the pavement there is
    rail that used to go in there and eventually down to like what 16 street
    south and east to W 4th Ave alrighty guys, please like subscribe
    and share and I thank you very much for viewing, bye bye

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Cement Industrial Spur
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing Cement Industrial Spur

    August 20, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen So right now I’m at Lincoln Ave and Main ST near Lakeland FL and this here, I’m going to show you an abandoned railroad crossing so that there is the main right Make sure no cars are coming As you can see it came off of there See the ancient sign there with the lookout for the cars Auburndale subdivision crossing number so it came out of here and it came this way Here you got this one, I don’t think it ever had lights or gates or bells and it went over there I’m guessing its been a few years since this one was in use see the tie right there and then here the rails just disappear its consumed by grass You can see the old DOT tag, SORRY emergency contact info there’s no crossing number anymore Mile post has been faded off its getting fungus on it too so yeah guys I think that’s it I mean this is the most you can see right here You can see the stop dismount sign over there and where it eventually went into where the cars loaded so that’s all we got Alright guys, thank you for coming along with me Please subscribe or like Thank you for viewing, give you one last shot of the crossing here over and out

    Walking Abandoned Railroad Bridge From Decades Ago
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    Walking Abandoned Railroad Bridge From Decades Ago

    August 19, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here, your humble railroad archaeologists they were here in
    downtown Savannah near the historic district and we see a lot of economic
    progress here we see the old highway of pilings right there to your left then
    the new highway to your right boom we see a lot of cars a lot of industry
    going on here we see cranes building buildings we I just saw a freighter leave and we
    feel the Port Authority building over here however all this economic progress
    is overshadowed by a black cloud which looms over us which is symbolic for the
    end of the railroad as we clearly see over here this is a truly heartbreaking
    sight guys look at this see so both sides of this were made of all
    break the both of the foundations that’s that authentic feel bridge right see if I could find a date on this real can’t beat that kind of engine right
    there next to the major highways why do some pop you can see the fall foliage in
    front of him yeah turn it up for a date – but this
    rail is so corroded I cannot see a bead on it
    holy crap it’s got ice breaking underneath so yeah you can see it went into the
    portal I want to go cuz there’s a security booth right there and they
    might think I’m being a terrorist something but yeah you can see uh it
    goes right into the point right there and then I will take you on a tour back
    this way yeah I see some radio I see okay that says nothing though I mean I’ve
    date okay so I will go back onto the street now
    and show you where this met you so you got cars parking on this rail
    here with I don’t think they have to worry about a train coming this way yeah we can see it ends up for another
    times but there’s construction going on right over there and it goes right into
    that crane I could run into that crane right there because that road is closed and I can’t
    walk beyond that point so that would be the end for now I’m gonna try to go on historic aerials
    dot-com and see if I can date back look back through you can go through back
    through decades like in the 40s and 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s and see when I was
    installed and when I was abandoned alright guys thank you for viewing
    please subscribe her like take care we give you one that shot of the bridge
    here the older removes the bridge and then three monstrosity they thought
    right next to it thank you for viewing please subscribe her like take care over
    and

    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

    Exploring Abandoned Railroad & Crossing
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    Exploring Abandoned Railroad & Crossing

    August 13, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen so an
    update on an abandoned railroad crossing over here at Southwest 8th St. and SW 69th Ave so over here a few months ago I filmed this crossing where you can
    see the cantilevers are missing the light and gates, crossbucks. I came to see
    what else had been removed and at first glance it appears that they
    haven’t touched anything else this is walking westward and SW 8th ST Where that Walmart is, that was the sight of Everglades Lumber, until 2008 when it closed. So on that side, opposite side
    which would be the North side of the crossing you had the relay case and then here it
    this would be track view South. And here you have the cantilever and where the
    crossing gate once was. Notice the cut wires there and the four screws that held it
    up this was all a Harmon Cantilever yeah you can see the brackets for the lights there. Nothing else. Track view South This line actually ends four blocks
    South of here home at Southwest 12th ST have a video where I filmed the end of the line. It’s fenced off. yeah you can see this beyond that you
    can see the remnants of the rail bed but nothing else give you a quick
    glance here that there is Voodooo.
    There’s a dead chicken in there. Whoever dropped that off thought that this track
    will still active and that the train was going to take away the bad spirits but
    there’s no train or bad spirits so jokes on them right ha ha ha. Track view South. Give you a walk here… see concrete cross ties one and two
    among all the wooden cross ties. that house has probably been there as
    long as the railroad it’s about the late 1920s or maybe earlier than that. Wow!
    look at that building it’s totally covered in vines oh crap that’s amazing. Oh! Again I got all these guys sticking
    along with me. This here is a mango tree. Been picked clean. okay Mobile home park there. damn I hate when these go inside your shoe, pinch you all over the place makes it uncomfortable to walk Can you see a date on there? hey guys this is all the end of the line
    is about a hundred feet that way getting kind of cloudy and windy so I don’t want
    those oh well you just walk a few hundred feet here and show you the There’s a spur here. Man! Look at this. This is freaking torture. Cheese 2 so this is the FEC track that
    connected to the main along US one in Southwest 88th ST and then led into the
    Oversea Railway but look at this. It’s a Wheel stop by Hayes, old school. so yeah the end of the track is just like I said about a hundred or so feet over there
    where I have a video on so I’m going to head back before the rain guys- feel it
    in the wind now walking northbound and this way it
    went about maybe five or so miles then it went were the Miami International
    Airport is went around the airport into the Hialeah yard which still exists.
    Currently the Hialeah yard is the southernmost point for the FEC Railway now. Oh God! Another one. Those things are ruthless. I don’t know why I find this to be such a beautiful sight you think so? If you agree with me, comment below. I
    don’t know it’s just maybe the history and it’s the potential
    that that there is here or that there was here Or that nature is reclaiming what once belonged to man. take that in for a second look at how
    old that is all in all, this track isn’t in bad shape for something years old right? and here we go SW 8th ST. Our original filming spot. So now, we were facing West. Now we’re going to be facing East. Alright guys, I thank for your accompanying me on that tour. Please Subscribe or Like! Take care, over and out.

    Abandoned Railroad FEC Industrial Spur Commerce Park Miami, Florida
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    Abandoned Railroad FEC Industrial Spur Commerce Park Miami, Florida

    August 13, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, another sad site over here in Miami, Florida. I’m a few miles away from the Miami International Airport and this is an abandoned FEC industrial spur. This one used to cross here and served some warehouses about a mile or so down. This would be North. and then Here you can still see the concrete ties That were used as sign posts. That said “FEC Railway Company private property no trespassing” You got 1 2 3 4 and there’s more on the other side. And then here you can see where the train used to load They would just pull up the railcars here. You can still see the rocks from the spur. That at one point came through here. Yeah guys, the rails were pulled. There’s no rails or ties anywhere to be seen on here. So you were just looking South, now you’re looking North again. And I’m going to see over there if I can see anything Oh look! Look what I found! Wow! I’m going to play the lottery today! Ha ha ha! So let me give you one last look at the piece of rail that’s still at the road here. Oh and I just saw some more evidence on the other side. That’s where the crossbucks used to be. What a shame. Alright guys Thank you for viewing. Please subscribe, like, or share and I’ll catch you next time. Bye bye.