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    Removed Signals at Abandoned Railroad Crossing
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    Removed Signals at Abandoned Railroad Crossing

    December 9, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen well Roley to
    hear your own archaeologist who continues our door on the cSX’s
    homestead subdivision a day today I’m a Southwest 232 Street and you can see
    I’ll include a link to a video I saw here I think that shows the lights
    functioning and lights being on dogmas but they removed everything it’s a car
    okay so I was gonna go here and show you yeah so this was one 1926 and here you can see the growth this time
    officially became abandoned earlier this year and it is being consumed by mother
    nature goes in 1926 by seaboard airline if sex is doing at all they said no mas and let’s see what this sign says no dumping that’s right I don’t lie to me
    and then read a case can see where the wires were cut right there with the
    lights used to be emergency contact info cross books today this is track due
    north East sighs track view south west hey guys so that was this question right
    now I am going to walk towards Krome Avenue which is a Street behind me
    to to 32nd Street isn’t that big an artery
    but chroma Avenue is I’m gonna go film that video right now so thank you for
    coming along with me on the tour guys I appreciate it so leave me a comment
    subscribe if you haven’t hit that notification ball always a pleasure
    buh-bye

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    Clarence Falls in Love with Miami’s Metromover

    December 8, 2019


    Hey everybody, I am in Miami and I have discovered Metromover So what do I like about it first of all, it’s free and I’ve been on it dozens of times already They are small tiny cars. They come often. They’re usually very clean. It’s controlled by robots So there’s no physical driver in the pods It’s twisty and turny and really kind of fun I have a three-year-old and sometimes he gets his train sets out and designs the Coolest little loops to play on and in a way this reminds me of it It arcs through the sky You can shoot some of the greatest footage Of the city from it. As a filmmaker you appreciate some of the unique angles you can get that you normally don’t get Now more than willing to admit the cars and the whole system looks like something out of a Logan’s Run movie Or a 70’s 80’s science-fiction film Or I’ve never come to take the system and found it broken down and that some people complain the stations are less than a minute apart All these things I realize are true, but there’s a certain charm in this system I’ve never ridden anything like it anywhere and I am in love with it

    Signals Folded Gates Removed Abandoned Railroad Crossing
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    Signals Folded Gates Removed Abandoned Railroad Crossing

    December 2, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here on the tour the CSX homestead subdivision so this is the
    second crossing that has been abandoned on this Lane and the bus driver does not
    know that this is the emergency contact info where the gate was removed no oil
    is currently and it smells absolutely lovely over
    here with all the Lulu you got one to several down that way see
    the Flies yep very typical of man so this is track view north east mile
    marker or multiples 56 reading case and now I’m gonna take you track
    Southwest which is a shame because this track built in 1926 by a seaboard it’s
    abandoned we don’t know when the Train or if somebody else is gonna take over
    and it’s gonna be useful again here you have the Gateway was removed and I can subtract you southwest we got more so they leave that so the Train can
    whisk away with it the bad spirits but your there isn’t gonna be any train list
    you’re waiting spirits because there’s no trains coming through here so jokes
    on them right hahaha alright you guys I hope you liked this video this is our
    bio a Southwest one 47th Avenue I’m gonna include a link to this description
    a link to this location on the description below leaving a comment let
    me know what you think please subscribe to be I made that notification ball so
    you can go look to my videos on Wednesdays and Sundays take care bye bye

    The Abandoned Railroad to Nowhere
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    The Abandoned Railroad to Nowhere

    November 30, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here, your road archaeologist update video this is that same seaboard
    oh my God look at this 1958 ALPA construction thanks
    ok so original seat boards birth facing north and face himself let’s see it ends right
    there it doesn’t go further than that that Bush you can see this is a great neighborhood
    so concertina barbed-wire dies dowdy skies what more can you ask for the end of the road yeah there’s no way
    I’m gonna go into city yeah go in I can see like about 50 feet through that
    little hole right there but I am NOT gonna go in it’s probably a king cobra
    python or something in them and then this is facing south I’m going to include a Google Maps into
    this location so you guys can follow along I remember on at the end of this
    intersection over there that way West it was a bowling alley cloverleaf
    lanes in 1997 where I would come to the ball and I remember looking this way and
    seeing cross bucks right over there such is not the case anymore you can’t even
    tell where they were placed longer sometimes well this grass was just rusty
    tight really yep there used to be another
    track over here loading dock wheel stops however we do not see any rail when I go on a historic Ariel come and
    see the latest or the earliest state that they have here and when it was gone so right on the other side of that bush
    there is the what used to be the CSX main it’s currently the known as the SS
    party a South Florida Regional Transportation Authority track they
    maintain their tracking all the crossings are used by try rail CSX and
    Amtrak part of it just kuzey there it seems
    like yeah it’s like half a quarter of a jacuzzi
    this is the extent of my of my adventure into here remember this is looking back more hope you liked the video guys let me
    know ething at the bottom subscribe if you haven’t it there notification boss
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    always bye bye

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    The First Abandoned Railroad Crossing

    November 28, 2019


    hello ladies & gentlemen, RailROL82 here,
    your railroad archaeologist so this dreaded day has finally arrived
    this is the first abandoned the crossing on the CSX Homestead subdivision I am
    like a blocks for Gold Coast Railroad Museum and CSX officially abandoned this
    line earlier this year I’m gonna show you guys the first abandoned crossing at
    South West 137th Avenue and you can see these lights folded awkward they’re all
    folded up with the gates have been removed I shot a car a film I shot a
    video here after Hurricane Irma and you can see all the gates were broken on
    that video and now they just completely removed them by the way here’s the
    emergency contact info and the doctype see this is gonna be track view
    Southwest you can see from the distance that the shrubs have overtaken the line see when they’re gonna break in the
    traffic I’m gonna cross here yeah okay these bars are heading north and
    then here you can see more lights folded over he’s got the yeah and then that’s attracted you north the first commandment crossing so this
    is going to start off this year I am now gonna make my way that way and film
    every other crossing and see what document what they’re like though
    alrighty guys thank you for viewing please subscribe or like give me a
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    Top 10 Future U.S. MEGAPROJECTS

    November 19, 2019


    These are ten megaprojects the U.S. desperately
    needs to complete in the near future. They each represent many other projects awaiting
    approval and funding in cities and towns across America. A bullet train in Texas would help ease traffic
    in Houston and Dallas that will only get worse as the lonestar state continues to grow. A road trip from one city to the other will
    take up to 6.5 hours in the next twenty years. Modelled after Japan’s Shinkansen train,
    the Texas Central High-Speed Rail will cut that journey to just over three hours thanks
    to max speeds of 250 miles per hour. Heavy rains in 2015 breached more than 50
    dams in South Carolina, causing flooding throughout the state. It’s an emergency that will keep happening
    if the more than 600 dams rated as high-hazard aren’t modernized. Dams are aging nationwide and need more than
    $20 billion in repairs and upgrades. The Washington DC area has some of the worst
    traffic in the country. Extending the existing metro system to the
    suburbs by adding another metro line with 21 new stations will make everyone’s commute
    shorter, and will take an estimated 17,000 cars off the road. Denver has an ambitious plan to take back
    land from the interstate by plunging part of the I-70 East underground to create a large
    park with sports fields and performance spaces. The project will also modernize and widen
    the 60-plus-year-old road to ensure its structural integrity and ease congestion within the sprawling
    Denver area. Miami is already dealing with the effects
    of climate change with the installation of 80 pumping stations. But when sea levels rise just 5 more feet,
    96% of the city will be underwater, making it America’s most vulnerable urban area
    to a changing climate. To survive, it will need to significantly
    expand its levee system and build a multi-billion dollar seawall. The highly populated northeast corridor of
    the U.S. desperately needs to expand its high speed rail network to keep pace with the best
    cities in the world. Right now, the fastest train is the Acela,
    whose top speed is just 125 miles per hour. A maglev train connecting New York to DC could
    hit 300 mph and cut the commute from four hours to one. Old sewer lines aren’t properly functioning,
    resulting in raw sewage streaming into Lake Erie from Cleveland during storms. Project clean lake is a 25-year renewal plan
    that uses a variety of green methods, including the construction of seven tunnels, to solve
    the problem. To allow for more people and goods to pass
    through the Detroit-Windsor, Canada section of the border, the Gordie Howe International
    Bridge will provide uninterrupted traffic flow. When complete, the project will increase daily
    vehicle crossings by 30%. Phase 1 of California’s high speed rail
    project should open by 2030. It aims to connect Los Angeles to San Francisco
    in just three hours, compared to the nearly six hours it now takes to drive the route. It will be the first high speed rail project
    on the U.S. west coast and will eventually extend to San Diego and Sacramento, the state’s
    capitol. 200,000 daily passenger trips are made through
    the only rail tunnel connecting Manhattan and New Jersey. 100 years old and severely damaged by Hurricane
    Sandy, it badly needs an upgrade. The proposed Hudson River Rail Tunnel
    megaproject would modernize the existing tunnel and add a second one in order to ease congestion
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    High-speed train linking Orlando and Miami faces opposition
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    High-speed train linking Orlando and Miami faces opposition

    October 21, 2019


    COOL FRONT OF THE SEASON STRAIGHT AHEAD. BIG OPPOSITION GATHERING FOR ALL ABOARD FLORIDA THE HIGH-SPEED TRAIN THAT WOULD LINK ORLANDO AND MIAMI NEXT YEAR ALONG THE FLORIDA COAST THOUSANDS ARE GEARING UP TO STOP IT. WESH 2’S DAN BILLOW IS BY THE TRACKS IN COCOA. WHAT’S THE FEAR? MARTHA, THE FEAR IS THAT WHEN 32 TRAINS A DAY, ADDITIONAL TRAINS COME DOWN THESE TRACKS, IT WILL HURT PEOPLE’S PROPERTY VALUES, THREATEN THEIR SAFETY, AND COST THEM MONEY WHEN NO OFF-SETTING BENEFIT. JUST A FEW FEET FROM OUR BEDROOM. THAT’S HOW CLOSE THE TRAINS COME TO JENNY BAILEY’S PLACE. AND THE GLASSWARE IN THE HOUSE SHAKES AND, YOU KNOW, IT’S PRETTY NOISY. MULT FLY THAT BY — MULTIPLY THAT BY THOUSANDS AND YOU BEGIN TO SEE THE OPPOSITION TO ALL ABOARD FLORIDA. THE 110-MILE-AN-HOUR TRAIN SERVICE COULD BEGIN NEXT YEAR WITH 32 TRAINS A DAY AND NO STOPS IN BETWEEN. TODAY THE BREVARD COUNTY COMMISSION SIGNALED ITS OPPOSITION ALTHOUGH THEY HELD OFF ON PASSING A FORMAL RESOLUTION. I DON’T THINK IT’S IN THE BEST INTEREST OF RESIDENTS AND ESPECIALLY THOSE ALONG THE PATH OF THE RAILROAD. THERE WILL BE SOUND ISSUES. THERE WILL BE HOUSING VALUE THAT’S DECLINE. EXECUTIVES WITH ALL ABOARD FLORIDA HAVE SAID THEY DON’T NEED LOCAL APPROVAL TO START THE SERVICE. THEY ALREADY OWN THE TRACKS. THEY SAY THEIR SHORT PASSENGER TRAINS WILL BE QUIETER THAN THE CURRENT FREIGHT TRAINS AND WILL CLEAR INTERSECTIONS IN 60 SECONDS. QUICKER THAN A TRAFFIC LIGHT. IN PLACES LIKE BAREFOOT BAY AND MICCO RESIDENTS ARE SAYING THEY’LL BE HELD PRISONER BY CONSTANT TRAIN TRAFFIC. THEY CAN’T GET TO THE EAST SIDE OF THE TRACKS TO GET TO THE HOSPITALS WITHOUT GOING CLEAR OUT TO BABCOCK ROAD AND AROUND. WHEN YOU ARE SICK, THAT’S A LONG TIME. SINCE THE TRAIN TRACKS WERE HERE BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE AND SINCE THE RAILROAD HAS THE RIGHT OF WAY, COMMUNITIES, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE TO MAINTAIN THE ROADS THAT CROSS THOSE TRACKS AND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE CONCERNED THAT THAT COULD COST AN ADDITIONAL UPWARD OF A MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR ALL ABOARD FLORIDA.

    Historic Abandoned Railroad Bridge That Went to Overseas Railway
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    Historic Abandoned Railroad Bridge That Went to Overseas Railway

    October 19, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here. Your railroad archaeologist who is standing at the
    very same spot that the tracks to the overseas or railroad ran through this
    year to my left is us one from South Miami and then that above me is a
    material which replaced the fec tracks in Miami that ran into the keys that
    eventually became the overseas roller this overhead structure was installed in
    1984 so these tracks or on here from about the Turner turn of
    the 20th century up until 1984 this is okay you remember a few weeks ago maybe
    perhaps a few months ago I posted a video of the only remaining piece of
    rails left in the overseas well really this goes along with that video
    this bridge right here is next to those rails the only remaining tangible part
    of the overseas of railroad and Miami so give me some backstory Barolo came to Miami in 1896 Henry
    Flagler though then founder of FTC for the East Coast Railway brought the FTC
    some I am in 1896 and that along with it brought of urban sprawl and economic
    development everything and then Henry Flagler decided to take the railroad in
    an ambitious project out to the Florida Keys in the virtual Key West he began
    that in 1900 so it was completed in 1912 so this bridge was built sometime in the
    early 1900s and as I said it was an original part there you can see the ties see that they see if it’s not as there’s
    a quite an embankment here I was trying to get to the bottom of it but let me
    see if on the other side did it safely I want to take a dive in that gate
    infested canard other than Metrorail to the Google Maps ring to
    this location so this is the original lead slip oh that probably used to be some sort of
    all milepost I’m guessing or would suppose perhaps so this magnificent structure is a
    hundred see those blessings brought 1900 it’s a
    hundred and nineteen years old so right now we’re standing is where all
    the trains came to is a very historic part she’s a beauty you know how much sin she
    has nothing all probably they’re not going to remove it because these are as
    a walkie you know same unfortunate teaching that
    most rumbles out there eventually turned into real skills thing for this one
    in all respects for Henry Flagler for the overseas will this one here looks pretty solid simple right so right now here I’m at this
    level yeah it’s pretty up there’s a lot of
    glass here and stuffs doesn’t look very firm so I’m not there’s Gators I’m not
    gonna risk it yeah there you go you can see it
    everything all righty guys let me see oh that looks
    like it might be an interesting view there that canal that looks like the
    Amazon I think you guys might like that yeah so this is definitely not navigable and standing on this all ready ladies and gentlemen please
    subscribe did you have it check out one of these videos leave me a comment down
    below thank you for your view you seen it take
    care sayonara

    Locals Get 1st Look At Miami To Orlando Train Plans
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    Locals Get 1st Look At Miami To Orlando Train Plans

    October 18, 2019


    with zero due at
    signing. WE ARE GETTING A LOOK AT A TRAIN SYSTEM TO CONNECT SOUTH AND CENTRAL FLORIDA ALL ABOVE FLORIDA UNVEILING THE FIRST IMAGES OF THE TRAINS TODAY, LIVE FROM THE ART MUSEUM WHERE THEY HELD AN EVENT TONIGHT. MICHELE. Reporter: IT WAS A VERY BALLMY NIGHT, THIS IS A BRANDING LAUNCH, GETING THE WORD OUT TO BUSINESSES, THERE IS A NEW RAIL LINE COMING TO TOWN. IT IS A RAILROAD COMPANY THAT SURELY KNOWS HOW TO THROW A PARTY, VIP AFFAIR TOUT TO UNVEIL THE BRIGHT LINE, A PLANNED RAIL SERVICE TO SHUTTING TRAVELERS TO MIAMI, FORT LAUDERDALE, WEST PALM BEACH TO ORLANDO. GETTING YOU THERE IN ABOUT 3 HOURS. INSTEAD OF BEING IN YOUR CAR LOOKING AT TAIL LIGHT, YOU WILL HAVE A GIFT OF TIME TO DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO, WITH TIME YOU WOULD HAVE HAD TO INVEST IN TRAVEL. THE KICK OFF SIGNALED A GREEN LIGHT TO BUSINESSES. THE DIRECT CONNECTION BETWEEN TRI-RAIL, METRO-RAIL, AND MIAMI DADE TRANSIT SYM HAS AN– SYSTEM HAS AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM FOR PEOPLE TRAVELING TO AND FROM DOWNTOWN MIAMI . INTEGRATING ALL FORMS OF TRANSPORTATION. COMING IN 2017. THE PROJECT IS REPORTED TO BE FUNDED ENTIRELY BY A PRIVATE COMPANY, FLORIDA EAST COAST INDUSTRIES. Reporter: AS I SAID, THIS WAS ABOUT THE NAME, MUCH WORK TO BE DONE.

    Miami International Airport (MIA) – Arrivals and Ground Transportation Guide | Travel Guide | Ep#1
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    Miami International Airport (MIA) – Arrivals and Ground Transportation Guide | Travel Guide | Ep#1

    October 17, 2019


    Hipfig Travel Channel offers DIY travel
    video guides for more than 25 cities in Asia, US, and Canada. If you like this
    video then subscribe, give us a thumbs up, or comment!
    Welcome to Hipfig’s Travel Guide Series on Miami, Florida. Miami International
    Airport, airport code MIA, is the main airport for the Miami area. Another
    airport near Miami is the Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International
    Airport or FLL. FLL is located 30 miles from downtown Miami which is about an
    hour drive. In this Airport guide we will cover Miami International Airport and
    its ground transportation options only You can find more information on both
    airports on our website hipfig.com Miami International Airport has 3
    terminals each with three levels. The Central Terminal is the main terminal. On level one you’ll find arrivals and baggage claim, on level two you’ll find
    ticketing, check-in and departures , on level three you’ll find the moving
    walkways which transport you from one terminal to another as well as from the
    central terminal to the MIA mover station which takes you to Miami Central
    Station. For public transportation and the rental car center. Above the North
    Terminal in Concourse D. There’s a sky train that runs only in concourse D and
    it’s four stations within the concourse Once you disembark the plane at Miami
    International Airport, domestic passengers and passengers from Canada
    who have gone through U.S. Immigration and Customs in Canada through
    preclearance should follow the signs to the main terminal and walk to baggage
    claim on level one. Ground transportation is available immediately outside the
    baggage claim area on the first level Arriving international passengers should
    follow the signs to US Customs and Border Protection’s passport control.
    Miami International Airport uses automated passport control kiosks and
    manned counters in immigration to help speed up the process.
    After clearing immigration proceed to collect your bags and clear us customs.
    If Miami is not your final destination and you have a connecting flight after
    clearing customs, drop your bags at the inner line lobby belt directly outside
    U.S. Customs. You must do this to recheck your bags for your connecting flight. If
    Miami is your final destination once you clear customs and if you are at customs
    D in the North Terminal, after exiting U.S. Customs you’ll be on the first
    level of north terminal D. If you are at customs J in the South Terminal after
    exiting U.S. Customs you’ll be on the third level of the South Terminal J. To
    find ground transportation take the elevator to the first level. You can find
    private pickup taxis and super shuttles on level one at all terminals. Go to
    designated taxi and shuttle stands that are located on first level curbside
    outside of the baggage claim area. There you’ll find uniformed staff members to
    help you. Tip: please do not accept offers of transportation from people inside the
    terminal. Look for uniformed airport employees with MIA ID badges only.
    Here’s another tip:there are two types of taxis: metered and flat fee to certain
    zones including Miami Beach and Coral Gables. Ask at the taxi stand if you want
    a flat fee taxi. Please check on hipfig.com hipfig.com for the links for more details
    for rates and fees for Super Shuttle and taxis. Hotels shuttle pickup areas are
    located outside on level 2 of the airport. Please follow signs or check
    with your hotel. Tip: it’s a good idea to have your hotel number on hand in case
    your transportation does not arrive. The moving walkway at level 3 connects all
    terminals outside the security area. The moving walkway will also take you from
    Central Terminal to the MIA mover station and the MIA Mover station will
    take you to Miami Central Station for public
    transportation and the rental car center Tip: if you need US currency for
    immediate needs there are foreign currency exchange booths located
    throughout the Miami International Airport. There’s one located at the MIA
    Mover station. Take the MIA Mover train to MIA Central Station from the
    third-level. Metro bus, Metro Rail and Tri-rail airport connections are located
    in the Miami Central Station third level Important tip: you’ll need an easy card
    pass to ride on public transport. To purchase your fare, easy card
    vending machines are located in the entrance of the Miami Central Station at
    Miami Central Station. You can catch the Metro Rail. Metro Rail is a cheap and fast way to get into Miami Check with your hotel for the nearest
    stop near them. You can take the Green Line if you’re traveling to Palmetto,
    Hialeah, Tri-Rail, Northside, Dr. Martin Luther King jr. , or Brownsville stations
    Take the orange line if you’re traveling to Dadeland north, south Miami, University, Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, Biscayne, Brickell, Government Center, Historic Overtown. Lyric theatre, Homer, Silver Civic Center, Santa Clara or Earling Heights
    station. Metro Rail trains depart every 30 minutes.
    Another economical choice is the Metro bus. The Metro bus provides service
    throughout Miami-Dade County. Many buses intersect with Metro Rail and Metro
    mover. The following routes serve the airport bus route number 37, 42, 57, J, 150 Miami
    Beach Airport Express, and the east-west connection.
    If you are staying in a Miami Beach area hotel consider taking the Miami Beach
    bus for a cheap ride to your hotel. The bus will take you to Miami Beach from
    41st Street to Southpoint Drive. Check with your hotel for the nearest stop to
    them. the bus stops are located at the MIA Metro Rail Station and are located
    on the ground level. Buses pick up passengers on the west side. If you’re
    renting a car, the Miami International Airport rental car center is also
    located at the MIA Mover Central Station. All major rental car companies
    are located in the MIA rental car center. s=Smaller rental car companies arelocated in close proximity to the MIA Airport. Some smaller companies upon request will pick up passengers right outside the lobby of the rental car center
    There’s also a taxi stand available here Tip: parking can’t be expensive in Miami
    but there are many parking lots street parking and parking garages available.
    Ror a complete list go to the Miami parking authority website or find the link
    on hipfig.com. Very few parking places have meters. They are online and require
    an app like Pay by Phone. Download the app to your phone for ease before or after you
    park. At Miami International Airport Wi-Fi service is available on the MIA
    Wi-Fi network. Access to websites for airlines hotels, rental car companies, the
    Greater Miami Convention, and Visitors Bureau, and by airport in the miami-dade
    county are complimentary. Miami International Airport has made great
    efforts to welcome visitors to Miami and make traveling easier. they are
    continuously improving their facilities to make it more pleasant for travelers Happy Travels. Go to hipfig.com for
    more information or go to our Hipfig Travel Channel on youtube and be sure to
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