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    Abandoned Publix Railroad in Miami
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    Abandoned Publix Railroad in Miami

    August 17, 2019

    CSX Publix abandoned spur guys. This here is the Publix distribution center in North Miami right. It’s one of the main warehouses. This is gate 4. You got the military style barbed wire where anybody would slice themselves if they attempt to enter this place. But yeah, here is where I wanted to focus your attention. Anybody that sees this is like Wow! That’s a tremendous spur, tremendous railroad going into Publix right? But look, abandoned. If you don’t see that its abandoned I’m going to take you to where you can really see that its abandoned. Were going to walk toward where it met up with the mainline. Right now I’m walking East. toward the CSX mainline. Back there was Gate 4 where we were. A few moments ago. and walking West, sorry East. We were facing West, now were facing East. Oh you don’t see those of wood anymore. That is throwback right there. and We’re coming up to where it was cut. From the mainline, Right…. on the other side of the street. There it is, you can see some undesirable people decided to litter. I actually have a video on that abandoned spur over there too guys If you want to see it, I’ll include a link for it. See, make sure nobody’s coming ok. So yeah, somebody was nice enough to put a bathtub right where the spur used to be. See you got a dresser there. And this marks the end of the spur. yeah, that used to be the Publix spur guys, but I just discovered something as I was walking over here. Look at this, there’s an abandoned spur here also. That’s old. That wood wow. Thank you very much for viewing the video guys. Appreciate it and pleas subscribe, like, or share. Thanks and bye. bye.

    First Abandoned Railroad Crossing
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    First Abandoned Railroad Crossing

    August 17, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here, so today we’re gonna embark on a new journey this is gonna be
    the CSX Homestead subdivision here you can see the advanced warning sign the
    pavement markings this is Southwest 152nd Street so this is the first
    crossing right after the Y which I’m gonna show you the first crossing after
    the Y which is out of service it hasn’t seen a train since I think I think there
    was a train here in 2006 one train that moved real cars that were stored over
    there it’s out to here but there’s no what
    there hasn’t many customers on the line since like twelve or thousand twelve or
    2013 okay so right now I am heading westbound
    on Southwest 150 second Street one five two I’m running through the
    Google Maps ticker this location they said this is the first crossing on the
    line and what’s stopping that they should
    very nice about it Friday and then here we’re going to see as CSX
    a spine or homestead extension milepost 50 3.81 then here we we have AWC Hayes a
    Sigma bass and invents this gate mechanism Ebell up top the cantilever is
    Lincoln industries and then this is facing north east right well this rail
    was put in in oh yeah in 2017 I guess it’s when when they had to haul
    away though those real cars I told you about because maybe the line not the the
    rail couldn’t not extend on the train and it would the world it would have
    derailed so they had to swap it out so over there
    about a mile down is the Y and then solder that white well that Y is used by
    train uh-oh 721 which goes out west to collect the rocks at the Rock Creek and
    then here we have tracked you oh by the way there’s a signal base sorry really
    so this is chasing south east
    you have a diagonal crossing here and this is about 4:30 p.m. so I’m right
    in the middle of rush-hour traffic and you can see how crazy it is to so far
    across the street but your humble servants your railroad archaeologist is
    gonna try to do that for you by the way the lights up top or am i
    likes sorry you know WC needs then we got that broken or crossing get up there and we have one on this side but man
    this is class in this girl’s gonna be pretty tough okay guys so I made it to the median
    right and then here we have oh no this one’s missing its visor and vents this
    game mechanism WCA signal base w see these lights Novell traffic to stop that
    red light and then here we have another WC haze a signal piece and the track view Southwest right there yeah this this club this grade was
    recently done but here we can see the original rail and it’s from on 19 1934 original rail from 1934 okay LED lights brief these are WCS yeah WCA
    is our signal base and vents this game mechanism and those are definitely WC
    haze lights around alrighty guys so this is the first abandoned crossing on the
    CSX homestead subdivision with the 1934 rail on it thank you for viewing look at
    the old ties here please subscribe our light thank you over and out

    Almost Gone Historic Abandoned Railroad
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    Almost Gone Historic Abandoned Railroad

    August 17, 2019

    you we’re over here ladies &
    gentlemen your humble your honor our colleges with you today so this is a
    stop West 85th Street in South West 17th Avenue I’m going to include a Google
    Maps links to this location this is a follow up video this was one of my first
    videos that I made when I when I created this channel a couple of years ago and
    this is actually my favorite railroad well it was my favorite railroad not my
    favorite abandoned although there is still part of it left
    luckily the rig about 98% of the rails have been pulled on this railroad and
    this is the only part that has not been pulled yet so I’m gonna show you that
    right now but first I’m gonna show you so right there are the rails and this is
    where it crossed this bridge this bridge was removed like you know 2000 here
    maybe 2000 the crossed going south and eventually over there is us one it went
    parallel see was one so yeah when I was kid in the 80s you could drive by here
    and see this track well I think the last train
    came by an 84 that’s when they put the motorway over there well so yeah I was
    oh that’s where I was standing already I began filming and then this here is
    door but the bridge once stood I’m going to show you guys right now part of
    history legend has it that at night you can still hear the rumble of chains
    through you so here it is oh actually this I’d never seen before
    holy moly is on a huge iguana there that just drove into the canal so here it’s
    actually part of whether the pilings for the trustfull was look at 1 2 3 I had
    not seen this before well I’m glad I decided to come here today look at that
    that is history right there the railroad archaeologist and that’s me touching
    history that tie this well this rail road was made circa 1928 because though over there where that material is
    the elevated rail that one was made in 1896 to go to the Florida Keys and then
    this branch line was made after to connect us one going north to Miami
    International Airport about ten miles or so so yeah I’m gonna see if I can find a
    history or a manufacturer on this rail so again this is facing south and this
    is facing north Beauty oh I was gonna say she’s not so
    beautiful anymore but she still is beautiful in my eyes because I’ve been
    seeing it since I was a kid she will always be beautiful at this this tree grew around the the
    rail look at the anchor is rating still firmly in place you got this going on
    over here sitting those rails with pretty modern I don’t fall I love it
    they have those wheels in 1928 honestly cuz I know the seaboard ones had that
    fin neck oh here we go there’s some information there right okay so 1945 is
    this one but this perhaps wasn’t all the original real it could have been a face
    it could irritate the original good saw so it’s still kind of jumbled a railroad
    here every tree here I’m guessing the ones that are cut was
    because of Hurricane Andrew but all the other ones Hurricane Andrew happen in 92
    so this tree and those two over there they’ve been growing after 1984 and
    there’s been nothing to deter their growth because I mean it’s not a trace
    come by so it is global at their own free will and the house look at how deep
    the grass is here it’s like me high but you’re not that’s why your railroad
    archaeologist is here he doesn’t care about new high grass goes in it forever
    and this time we’re completely track we have another date here we had another date there but it’s part
    suyo I wrote it so yeah this sadly month it’s almost gone I mean it’s been 1984
    was 35 years ago and this it’s still pretty intact for being abandoned 35
    years ago I really don’t know why they ripped you even still see the baddest I
    really don’t know why they uh they ripped all this this was ripped by the
    way that got in 2008 so in 2008 they ripped going north to here they ripped
    all over they began ripping all the rails and they began ripping or removing
    the railroad crossings like in 2012 ish sad but you okay I’m gonna walk some
    more down the line and you guys can come along with me if you like you said I’m
    gonna include a Google map in so you guys can follow along so yeah so when
    the overseas railway was going on when it was going to us it was all here you
    go typing hey it’s hot it’s like 82 h87 80 degrees right now so you guys know
    hot that things yeah so it was primarily a primarily know it was a passenger
    railroad up until 1935 when the Labor Day hurricane wiped it out Stacey noise facing south so yeah so
    well everything maybe the hair can wipe that out and then FBC thought it was too
    costly to replace the railroad so they ended up selling from Florida City South
    to Key West they ended up selling it back to the state
    and then from Florida City North Woods the railroad
    was still active up until in 1984 and then from 1935 to 1984 you may ask what
    did they go do all the way to Florida City and I’ll tell you they went over
    there to ha produce potatoes and such bring them back and eat for cards but
    then on the 80s is when trucking began taking it’s off its rise and rail began
    taking a decline so that’s what happened here sadly enough up until I think a few
    years ago there was still over could be used to see some concrete sides over
    here I’ll put a tough few years ago like you
    can still see this is where the great blossom would they still had that
    advanced warning rxr sign not anymore yeah this everything has gone here you
    would have never known it was a real rule in sports that’s highway a 78 so uh
    highway 878 so you guys remember how to track south sorry well yeah went south
    then Southwest then here there was a wife that branched out through here like
    this going east the north along us one and
    then Southwest like that I met up with the other one that’s where I was so that train to Florida City from 1935
    to 1984 I don’t know about the first years but I know like towards the end I
    ran once a week I think it had all just a few real cards wasn’t anything major however I always say that if I always
    say FEC lacked vision because if they would have kept this real estate here
    with with the rails on it going back that way south well so this way goes to
    Miami International Airport which was which is a central hub for
    transportation here man and this track connected Miami International Airport
    with homestead so pretty much covered all of the Greater South Florida and
    then if this was this the rails were in place today and this property still
    belongs to FEC this would have been prime real estate for a bright light it
    would have alleviated a whole lot of traffic and if they would have had even
    more vision back in 1935 they never would have sold it to the state they
    would have they would have replaced that line and still had passenger trains
    going out to the keys they would had a monopoly on it because no to this day
    nobody else has had a railroad to the keys you can imagine that’s a huge
    investment with a lot of capital a lot of resources not to mention other
    environmentalists like nobody would want to it’d be virtually impossible to
    create so do you have some cross ties this is Southwest 88th Street and yeah that’s where it goes right
    there there’s a fence that says no trespassing so I’m gonna come back this
    way and take you to the rails then I’m gonna take yourself again you

    FEC Rebuilding the Overseas Railroad
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    FEC Rebuilding the Overseas Railroad

    August 15, 2019

    Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always wondered
    what the Overseas Railroad would look like and today I’m going to rebuild it for you
    guys. Let’s start by adding rock. Good! It’s looking just like the one that ran parallel
    to US 1 in Miami. Now, we add some rails… Exactly as how I remember it! There is, however, a slight modification:
    because as you guys know, where those cars are currently running on used to be the actual
    railroad. In this example, the Metrorail never got installed
    in 1984 so it allowed the track to continue running parallel to US1 and eventually they
    built it back into the Keys. Let’s see that train! Now that’s what I’m talking about, we have
    a full fledged Overseas Railroad with a train and everything! How beautiful does this look, guys? Okay so now we have the full visual impact
    of what this would look like nowadays. Let’s get the audio version of this example. What would this sexy beast sound like? There it is my friends! Now we got to fully experience what this would
    look like nowadays. Not even the Mona Lisa is that pretty, right
    guys? Truly a beautiful sight guys. I’ll let you takeit in for a second… Who knows, maybe in our lifetimes we’ll get
    to experience this phenomenon again? Ok guys, please remember to subscribe, like,
    or share and thank you for viewing!

    Railroad Crossing Removed Before and After
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    Railroad Crossing Removed Before and After

    August 15, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here at SW 40th ST which is also Bird Rd in Miami, FL. and this is the site of the former FEC Railway Right of way That went up South. This is looking South. Met up with US 1, with the mainline along US 1. That went to the Florida Keys and eventually become into the Oversea Railway. But yeah, as you can see, this is where I’m at. And this is the railroad bed here. Facing South. This would be looking North. And this would be the foundation where the cantilever once stood. See the big screws that held it in place here. There’s 8 screws. There’s 4 on that side and 4 on this side. And this is where the where the crossing gate stood. And this is where the crossing was. Apparently, they’re going to turn this into a trail. all along the former right of way. It’s going to be Ludlam Trail. Here’s all the bulldozers and heavy equipment. That’s going to undertake the job. In this 2008 picture, you can clearly see the pavement markings in the bottom facing West on Bird Rd. Cantilever up top. And in this 2013 picture we can see that there’s nothing left. No No pavement markings, no cantilevers no crossing. Completely gone. Please Subscribe or like. Thank you for viewing. 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

    2 Amtrak Trains 1 Railroad Crossing
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    2 Amtrak Trains 1 Railroad Crossing

    August 14, 2019

    Railroad Crossing Bell train horn I’ll show you guys while I’m here the
    railroad crossing as you can see this is our Hallandale
    Beach Boulevard and you got the mp 1021.58 on the S Line maintained by the SFRTA it’s pretty busy crossing me you
    got a safe tran bases I see safetran gate mechanism over there we got WC hayes gate mechanism
    Harmon signal base and MI lights and E dinger up top give you track view south and track view
    north yeah we got that big cantilever up top too which the big cantilever is
    MI also all right guys please subscribe or like
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    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

    Where’s the Railroad Crossing ?
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    Where’s the Railroad Crossing ?

    August 14, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen. I’m over here today about a block north of Highway 878 This is South West 80th street. This is a facing East this here is facing North and This here is facing west. I’m sorry the sun is setting right now So the back light is probably horrible at that Angle, but yeah, this is what I want to show you guys here is where there used to be a former FEC Railway track Here we can see the concrete cross ties There’s a wooden cross tie right there And you can see the ballast right there funny thing though that highway 878 was built sometime around 1985 1984 and Just about three blocks down was where this track merged with a mainline on us 1 so prior to the metro rail being built and prior to that Highway being built being built there was actually a wye here so the track went this was that this branch line went straight and then right where the Highway is the wye used to go that way, I’m going to include a picture of what what it looked like, so Yeah, that’s it right there And as I said this is facing south Let me give you there’s still evidence of a former Relay case over here. See there’s no cars coming so I can cross. see some ballast over here to Concrete cross ties, and here it is Yeah, a train hasn’t been around here since 1984 so that’s ample time for this tree. Which is about I’m six feet And this is how much the tree overshadows me. So yeah, okay, so it’s a pretty big tree This is track view North. My FEC engineer friend, ECH, tells me that back in the day when he ran this It was dark territory this section of track was not controlled by signals The County is going to build a trail here. The Ludlam trail as you can see and as as this sign says This used to be property of the FEC, Florida East Coast Railway And it is now going to be Converted into a trail The Ludlam trail. So yeah. That’s your northbound view there And once again, I’m going to leave you with the southbound view. I thank you very much for viewing guys please subscribe or like over and out

    Train & Malfunctioning Railroad Crossing Gates
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    Train & Malfunctioning Railroad Crossing Gates

    August 14, 2019

    Ok guys, this line of cars you see here is due to a huge gate malfunction on the SFRTA where the Tri Rail runs through train horn. You can see the gates are down These cars have been waiting here for a LONG time! So you have an idea, look how backed up it is. train horn. Oh the conductor had to get down, look at that. There’s the conductor with the flag. There’s the Tri Rail passing. Ok so supposedly, you see the train passed the crossing gates should be coming up right? They are still down. On both sides, look at that guys. It’s freeking huge. You can see the Historic CSX Bridge & Bridge tender’s house. And over here we can see the line of traffic the malfunction has caused. Right now I’m walking West on NW 20th ST. That right there by the way is Miami Jai Alai Casino. And these gates are not coming up anytime soon. I called to report it but I don’t know how long they’re going to take to get here. Because this is amazing. There’s nothing that can be done. I mean how do these cars, what get down and lift the crossing gate? But that’s that’s impossible. Because they would have to hold it open for everyone else? Look at this old man. Wow! Wow! Wow! Oh look at that guy lifting it up. I called it. That’s amazing. What ended up happening was that I went to go get a quick drink of water and stopped filming for a few. And as I came back, I saw the signal maintenance crew working on the gates and they fixed it. Everything went back to normal.