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    Abandoned Railroad that connected to Oversea Railway
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    Abandoned Railroad that connected to Oversea Railway

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today again We’re standing here next to a piece of history. This is the FEC branch line that connected Next to the main over there next to us one which I’m gonna walk you guys all the way through today I’m gonna walk you all the way the u.s. One and show you what it is that replaced This line that connected, this branch line that connected to the main over there by u.s. One that eventually went to the keys and became the oversea railway so before I do that. I’m gonna give you a little orientation here, so Right now, This is facing north Facing east South and west I’ll include a Google Maps link So you guys can see where I’m at so I’m gonna start the tour right now, then here we see the rail That might have been for a crossing sensor Tie plate Wooden cross ties Another tie plate there, so this is heading west. Oh, sorry South right So this line approximately 1984 was when it when, the last time a train came through here So this tree has been growing since 1984 Look at the gap we got here Okay, I think I might see a date on these rails 1945 yeah 1945 Is it yeah, okay All right, so this is where it starts Where the evidence starts to fade see one rail over here cross ties and then This here is the Snapper Creek Canal, so I am going to actually cross this and Continue the tour all the way to where the mainline was Ok guys so right now I’m standing here on the Ave, this is SW 70th ave right and that’s where I was filming right now So there is the end of the line or what is the end of the line right now, you can see snapper Creek canal And then Here there would have been a wooden trestle bridge you guys go on historic aerials.com You can more or less make it out They have a 1969 aerial shot of this place. You can see the wooden trestle bridge here And I think you can see an iguana right here actually, let me see… yeah There’s an iguana right there so yeah, so then there is the ROW and then Here there is no traces of it at all They removed everything However, I remember where it Used to be so I’m gonna show you and As you can see here we have Southwest 70th Avenue South West 85th Street So I’m gonna go ahead and cross and She doesn’t know she’s on YouTube hahaha, okay, so then it came through here where I’m standing and Sorry about that. I had to run accross the street. Okay. You see some Hurricane Irma damage here. So technically right right about here And then this here is the old rail bed, as we walk, this is walking South you can see It starts to curve more Southwest over there and Right where I’m walking if you keep going on this path. It eventually is going to intersect with the Metro rail That’s, That’s what was installed in 1984 that Was installed over where the Main used to run along Run along u.s. One right there and That’s what went into the Florida Keys that became the overseas railway This here is Dadeland mall And as you can see I’m trying to look for ballast or tie plates or railroad spikes, anything of that nature nothing I Think further maybe like 200 feet down that way We’re gonna see some old ballast But yeah so right here is where there used to be a wye So the wye was like right here and Then it intersected with the with the main line which was right there where the Metro Rail is So right now I’m facing this beginning to face Southwest and this would be facing north See that JCPenney there, Dadeland Mall Okay, so like I said this was a metro rail and this replaced the mainline Next to us one in 1984 So this here, here we go This looks like FEC ballast over here As you can see like they built this around the railroad why tell you right now You can see Look at this And look at that those concrete columns were built over both railroads Because at the time I guess they figured There was a slight possibility that they could have still been used but no They They immediately we’re taken out of service So right here What is exactly where the mainline used to go into Florida Keys Well, that’s us one right and then the main light just ran right here parallel for about 18, 20 miles South to Florida City and then It went into the Florida Keys So I’m gonna show you The location of the crossing at Kendall Drive See uh that right there is us one heading south see a Firestone in there Here you go! That’s the Metro rail! Because of him we don’t have the FEC tracks here anymore. okay Yeah No traces of anything over here Trying to look for again gravel, sorry railroad spikes or well, we vaguely see like I said the Ballast So this right here was where it intersected the crossing was And I remember there was a WRRS cantilever right here somewhere it came out And looked over Kendall drive, SW 88 street. You can see this is a u.s. One. I’ll zoom in on the sign for you so yeah, and it just kept going that way All Righty guys, thank you for coming along with me on this tour really appreciate it please subscribe or like Thank you very much over and out

    Tri-Rail Double GP & At Different Railroad Crossings
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    Tri-Rail Double GP & At Different Railroad Crossings

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, for those of you who don’t know Tri Rail is a commuter rail line that goes from Miami International Airport to WPB. It’s about 70 miles and has 18 stations in between. You’re going to see 4 different Tri Rails in this video. Enjoy! Wow, no gate runners in FT. Lauderdale! That’s nice. It’s going to be a Tri-Rail over here. train horn train horn Please Subscribe, Like, or share. Thank you for viewing guys. bye.

    Abandoned Railroad Being Removed
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    Abandoned Railroad Being Removed

    August 11, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, today we have another abandoned CSX industrial spur here in Miami, FL. in the warehouse district. As you can see this came from the main line. This is facing West. Then it came East bound here Here is the foundation for the crossing gate and the cantilever that used to be here. And then somewhere off to the side I remember the relay case was but I can not find where it used to be. And then here is where they paved over the crossing. As soon as these cars pass I’m going to cross the road and see if on that side we can see any remnants. A quick shot of this one. Oh here is where the switch was, look at that! Alright, crossing the road I see the foundation for the cantilever on this side right over here. the cables right there. And yeah actually there is a cross tie right here. cross tie. This is where the rail came across right here. And yeah, that’s all the remnants we have. Please subscribe, like, or share! Thank you for viewing. Over and out.

    Abandoned Railroad Removed Before and After
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    Abandoned Railroad Removed Before and After

    August 10, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, Today I’m going to show you guys the site of where an atrocity was committed. In this very land that you see before you today. In 2008, they pulled out the rails of this abandoned railroad I’m going to show you guys. Okay guys so I’m here at SW 60th ST. Miami, FL. This is the West Bound view and this is the East Bound view. so At this very site, there was a railroad crossing and here you can see some evidence. This perhaps was well this probably was used as a fence of some sorts to keep people out. But yeah here you can see that it belonged I don’t know if I think FEC sold this land to the county and they’re going to build a trail here. But this is what it looks like now You’re going to use that pine tree as a reference point. And this is what it looked like back then. okay and then This would be the South side of the crossing right. Now let me show you the North side of the crossing. Here we still see one piece of actually a couple piece of evidence This was where the crossing gate once stood. There you see the cut wires. and the that’s where the 4 screws went that held it in place. And then this is the North bound view. I also have a before picture of this one. I’m actually going to show you where the relay case was. Well now it’s kind of like a recycling bin. or trash can. And the relay case was somewhere over here. And yeah so here is the before pciture of this one. This was in 2004. Nice right? So yeah ladies and gentlemen, this is the very spot where that atrocity was committed. There’s also no pavement markings. either West bound or East bound. No pavement markings at all. Just an FYI, this was the FEC track that came from the Miami International Airport about 10 or so miles North and it connected to US 1, the mainline on that ran parallel to US 1 over there and went to what later became known as the Oversea Railway So Once they installed the Metro Rail which is the Mass Transit system used in Miami no train came pretty much to this point after 1984 because it was installed in 1984 As you can see this is a residential area so there was no need for a train to come here. The next customer down the line would have been at 44th ST. it was a truss company or lumber yard, something of that nature. And yeah, that one went down in 2004 Alright guys, please subscribe or like. Thank you very much for viewing. Take care, over and out.

    OLD Man & Lady Lift Crossing Gate During Malfunction
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    OLD Man & Lady Lift Crossing Gate During Malfunction

    August 10, 2019


    This is what had to be done because of the crossing gate malfunction guys. That side is malfunctioning. yeah. Incredible IF we could find like some sort of stick or something to put there There we go. This is incredible. Yeah man. See if you could help me lift it up and we’ll put the stick there. Yeah but it gets stuck. Oh, it doesn’t go all the way up. It doesn’t go up more right? Incredible man. Ok ladies and gentlemen, what ended up happening was that shortly thereafter, the signal maintenance crew came and everything was fixed. Please subscribe, like, or share and thank you for viewing.

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing

    August 10, 2019


    Ladies and gentlemen this is an officially
    abandoned railroad crossing here how can I tell check this out
    so here you have where it came up for the Maine over there right that’s right
    near i-95 in the Golden Glades Interchange I’ll include a map for this
    a Google Maps link below in the description so yeah so here you have the
    grade Look at that, just a cross book off in the distance here we see
    something, a cross tie right yeah few ties over there so yeah so then the track went
    into, the spur went into over here so I know the sign is ancient because I
    don’t think they have that look out of the car thing anymore. Somebody told me
    that there was, NRA passed something where they discontinued that sign a few
    years ago then it were not when it’s over here there’s a fence right on it so
    there’s no trains gonna come today and there you see that’s facing west I’m going to zoom in I just noticed the parking lot, the spur running thru right there You can see it coming across the parking lot right there And just so you have a good idea of where were at Sign is pretty old too funny enough they still got pavement markings here that guy was looking at me weird, he
    doesn’t know I’m RailROL82 apparently joke’s on him haha so yeah this was probably an old, well, there’s
    no emergency contact info but uh I wonder if seaboard was the last one to
    use this or if CSX once used it then right there you have the Main all righty guys think there’s nothing
    else for me to show you here so I will give you one last look at the crossing please subscribe or like click on that
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    Railroad Crossing Former Site
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    Railroad Crossing Former Site

    August 9, 2019


    ladies and gentlemen I’m about to show
    you guys an old Seaboard railroad crossing well what’s left of it anyways
    so this sign here as you can see is ancient look at it looks like it’s been
    through hell and back right so this here is a border this is North West 35th
    Avenue facing south facing north this is actually the border between Hialeah and
    Miami Florida so yeah once again look at this sign how old it is look at all the
    rust on it it’s actually still yeah still planted it’s no firm I don’t know
    who’s the genius that decided to put these 2 poles to cover it but yeah this
    is definitely a relic over here, so I’m gonna go ahead and show you the spur which is just a few
    feet ahead or what’s left of the spur all right come along so right now I’m
    standing on what would have been the spur, that’s facing west
    and as you can see it came through that curve over there on the street itself
    there is no visible signs no traces or rails cross ties nothing the only
    visible remnant is where the cross bucks stood which is over here oh I just saw a
    cross tie, I’ll show it to you right now so this was where the cross buck stood there
    is no emergency contact info nothing left however there is a cross tie over
    here see it
    and I’m gonna show you guys what I see through the fence here so yeah guys Once again looking West and looking East there’s nothing there but a boat nothing at all all right guys please subscribe or like
    thank you very much for viewing over and out

    Unused Railroad Crossing Before Hurricane Irma
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    Unused Railroad Crossing Before Hurricane Irma

    August 9, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today we have
    an unused railroad crossing here this line hasn’t officially been abandoned
    but it is totally unused this is the old SAL in Homestead, Florida
    this here’s track view North this here is track view South. As you can see its primarily
    an agricultural area around here. and the crossing itself Here we have Safe Tran Signal base. We have a Safe Tran gate mechanism. The emergency contact info See CSX S line Homestead Extension It’s mile post 63 point 99 there’s a mile post 64 over there. The
    lights on the crossing are Reco lights and these are also safe tran
    we’ve got four safe trans ok and then look at the wood old school old school SAL, Seaboard I believe the relay
    case still has power, see the light there and then this crossing is probably the same
    gear We got Safe tran systems signal base safe tran gate mechanism safe
    tran lights all around you see the spider web there and Reco lights on the
    crossing gate emergency contact info then we got track view south and we got
    the mile post right there as I said as I showed you before yeah all around you
    those are maybe like orange trees or lemon trees think those are mangoes
    avocados then I’ll think on this idea it’s also
    more mangoes or avocados Off in the distance there is the railrol82 mobile and then we
    got the wooden cross ties so yeah guys the last time a train was here was years
    ago and they haven’t sent a train ever since, it hasn’t officially been
    abandoned so that’s why we’re gonna call it unused
    alrighty guys thank you for viewing please subscribe like or share take care
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    FEC Downtown Miami Job at Hialeah Yard
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    FEC Downtown Miami Job at Hialeah Yard

    August 9, 2019


    Beautiful This is He was working the Downtown area earlier this morning, I got a video of him switching out if you guys want to see it. Yeah, he had 3, 4 cars That’s the NS job yeah yeah tankers from the NS job yeah Oh that’s the NS job? yeah Yeah, that came in too. I’m going to ask him about the Hialeah Water plant down here follow me Oh there he is Where Eddy? Eddy on a… oh ok

    All Gates Broken Railroad Crossing
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    All Gates Broken Railroad Crossing

    August 9, 2019


    Okay ladies and gentlemen another
    crossing here with hurricane Irma damage this one all four crossing gates
    suffered damage here okay this is the crossing at South West 137th Avenue just
    south of 160th Street and south of Gold Coast Railroad Museum here are the
    FPL lights Sorry FPL power lines and then here is
    the first victim this guy cracked right over there. This is a
    fiberglass crossing gate you see that the fibers were torn off right there due to the heavy winds of a hurricane Irma it doesn’t matter much because this part
    of the CSX Homestead Sub division is it’s not officially abandoned but it’s
    all unused and then I’m gonna wait so look at this one here this is facing
    Northwest and then look at this guy this is the median crossing looking
    north on 137th Avenue and then wait I’m gonna wait till all these cars pass, I don’t want to get runned over today okay I’m gonna make a run for it and then here’s the other one okay so as you can see CSX Homestead
    subdivision milepost 54.60 Safe tran signal base safe tran gate mechanism you can see
    the DOT tag and safe tran systems lights E dinger up top and look at the
    gate itself As I said so this here is facing
    northwest the next crossing down this line will be the Southwest 152nd Street
    crossing See if I zoom in here and then that’s south
    Southwest yeah so this is North East and this is a Southwest view
    alright guys uh please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing over and
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