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    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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    Unused Railroad Crossing SW 216th ST Miami Florida
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    Unused Railroad Crossing SW 216th ST Miami Florida

    August 24, 2019


    okay ladies gentlemen today we have
    another unused railroad crossing here at Southwest 216th Street near cutler
    ridge homestead area South Dade okay so this is a CSX s line homestead
    extension subdivision and this is an ungated crossing here I’m gonna give
    you track view northeast you see there’s a tree blocking the way
    right there from Hurricane Irma this is This is a safetran signal base I believe
    yeah safetran signal base emergency contact info
    CSX s-line homestead subdivision milepost 59 point 26 and we got
    fungus filled safe tran lights all around e dinger up top cross bucks
    over here Street crossing is pretty good there’s no bumps or degradation and this is track view SouthWest this crossing is a little bit tilted maybe
    from the winds a hurricane Irma maybe from no upkeep but you can see the that those lights let me first give you
    the signal base, safe tran signal base emergency contact info and then you can see the back of those lights are
    in dire need of paint, safe tran all around and then over there we got the relay
    case which has no power to it give you that I’m gonna include a Google Maps link to
    this location so you guys can see exactly where I’m at
    follow it yourselves Oh actually yeah look at the crack on the the crack on the
    signal base here wow, nice all right you guys follow me on instagram at railrol82
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    Abandoned Railroad Bridge FEC South Miami Florida
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    Abandoned Railroad Bridge FEC South Miami Florida

    August 24, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m here in Miami, FL right next to US1 in South Miami. This is an abandoned railroad bridge you’re looking at. It used to belong to the old Florida East Coast line that ran all the way to Homestead well, to the Keys, the Overseas Railroad. Then in around 1984 they took off the rails and the county replaced it with the metrorail which is the mass transportation system you see up top. Pardon the noise there’s a lot of cars behind me. So yeah, there hasn’t been any rails here since about the early 1980s. As you can see, the bridge is still pretty intact. I’m going to take you to the other side; hold on one second. Ok, this is what the other side looks like. Pretty nice place. They tell me this place is called Small Creek. And now this is what the top part would look like. see. As you can see, that’s where the rails used to run through that way. That’s facing South. Then this would be facing North. And as I said, that over there, is US1 This track ran all the way back to North Miami Florida East Coast all the way to St. Augustine at one point. Alright guys, Let me give you one last shot of the bridge again. Before I sign off. Alright. take care and bye bye

    Abandoned Railroad Spur & Old Switch CSX SCL
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    Abandoned Railroad Spur & Old Switch CSX SCL

    August 23, 2019


    OK guys, CSX abandoned spur North Miami, FL This is facing NE. That’s the CSX mainline over there. The overpass is Miami Gardens Drive. And up until a year ago This line was active; they used it for Mow storage. I seen some stored in that spur over there next to the warehouse. But now they just paved over it so They sealed it’s fate for good over here. Look at that. Look at the switch. A Beth Steel switch Oh! 1956. Oh it’s locked. So this would be facing West, guys. Look at the 2 lads crossing the road there. My buddy Chris and Heckman. They’re just as heartbroken as I am to find out that this spur became abandoned. We can hardly contain ourselves. Alright guys, I thank you very much for viewing this video. Please subscribe, like, or share. Thank you, bye. Bye.

    CSX Lehigh Spur Train
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    CSX Lehigh Spur Train

    August 23, 2019


    we’re headed eastbound on Northwest 12th
    ST right near the Turnpike by dolphin mall. this here is the Lehigh spur and I just
    saw the spur job from a distance when we were at the last crossing, there you go I see headlights right there try to get over here you go
    now those are empty rockhoppers he’s gonna go load some in the rock quarry
    come back and then take them up north – is a very dense bush area
    but you can kind of still see once in a while in the bushes, there’s a grade
    crossing coming up here and hopefully we’ll be able to catch him. Ah! He already passed. I just saw the crossing gates go up. my girlfriend is doing me the favor of
    driving and this would then crossing and there he is going West. You got a make a
    a u-turn, this is Florida Highway Patrol. please subscribe, like, or share, thank you for
    viewing guys.

    FEC Train 335 Hialeah Railroad Crossing
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    FEC Train 335 Hialeah Railroad Crossing

    August 22, 2019


    Good morning ladies and gentlemen, we have FEC train number 335 over here in Hialeah, FL at the East 6th Ave crossing Right now it’s approaching Lejeune Road there you can hear it. and these crossing gates should be coming down at any moment now crossing activation and train horn. That’s my favorite 822 finito crossing bell activation okay guys, today I got lucky, I got 2 in 1 Train #121 passed about 30 minutes ago, you can check out that video and please remember to like subscribe or share. thank you very much for viewing. Bye bye

    Railroad Crossing Removed Before and After 1,000 Subscribers Special
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    Railroad Crossing Removed Before and After 1,000 Subscribers Special

    August 22, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen
    we’re here at South West 56th Street Miller Drive in Miami Florida
    right there is a South Miami senior high and here you can see that there’s no
    longer any pavement markings right so this was the site of the former
    railroad crossing on the FEC branch line that came from the Miami International
    Airport which is north and north is that way this would have been track view north
    right I’ll go over there in a second but let me show you what we got over here
    so this was the foundation for the cantilever right here which was where the
    screws were you got four over here this is a huge Cantilever and then here are the
    cut wires this was for the
    pedestrian crossing gate and then this was the power source the meter was and here was the relay case you know cut rebar right here and this
    tree grew right where the relay case was pretty tall tree right so this here was track view South this track was approximately put in around 1928 it’s currently a hiking trail here you can see it’s a 13 minute bike
    ride to University of Miami going east and it’s eight minute bike ride to the
    Bird Road Arts District going west which is left and then I’m
    gonna take you to the north side they’re crossing just show you the back side of
    the meter here oh wait before I go to the north side I found an old crossing
    gate and old rails you yeah remember I said in 1928 I know if you guys can see
    this says I era something in 1925 right here it says 1 nine-two-five 1925 and then the old crossing gate right
    here I should’ve crossed before we got
    everybody anf their mom coming so this here’s facing west make a quick run for it and this here’s facing East there’s a South Miami high and let me
    see on this side okay yeah here’s our ex cantilever foundation spot this
    side it’s much less visible than the other side, here you got one once we put
    off right there it’s a total of 8. 4 and 4 here
    oh here you got where the wires used to be right there the PVC crossing gate for the pedestrians over
    here I would normally wear sneakers if I go exploring but today since I’m just
    here street side sandals will do just fine and then this is like I said track
    view north I’ve seen some old images on historic
    aerials.com and old maps online.org that show that there was a connection
    between this line and the sa-l there let me correct that there appeared to have
    been a correct connection between the FEC and the SAL way back when You can look it up yourselves and make a determination. So here we see the no trespassing FEC Railway sign we see another crossing gate that the red and white
    had faded on it and then the concrete cross ties that act as a fence over
    here alrighty guys please subscribe or like thank you very much
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    Abandoned Railroad Spur & Old Switch CSX SCL
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    Abandoned Railroad Spur & Old Switch CSX SCL

    August 22, 2019


    OK guys, CSX abandoned spur North Miami, FL This is facing NE. That’s the CSX mainline over there. The overpass is Miami Gardens Drive. And up until a year ago This line was active; they used it for Mow storage. I seen some stored in that spur over there next to the warehouse. But now they just paved over it so They sealed it’s fate for good over here. Look at that. Look at the switch. A Beth Steel switch Oh! 1956. Oh it’s locked. So this would be facing West, guys. Look at the 2 lads crossing the road there. My buddy Chris and Heckman. They’re just as heartbroken as I am to find out that this spur became abandoned. We can hardly contain ourselves. Alright guys, I thank you very much for viewing this video. Please subscribe, like, or share. Thank you, bye. Bye.