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    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

    Abandoned Railroad Crossing CSX FEC Connector Track?
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    Abandoned Railroad Crossing CSX FEC Connector Track?

    September 2, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, here is an abandoned railroad crossing. This is emergency contact it says SXH which is The CSX S line Homestead Extension Mile Post 66.5 so this track Might or might not have connected to to the FEC Oversea Railway which is just a few blocks East of here. See? There was a switch right there. The railroad. And just over there where those palm trees are is US 1 The FEC Oversea Railway ran parallel to US 1 Some people say this track connected Some people say it didn’t. I have a railroad atlas That says it did, but That’s not here nor there right now. So anyway this is looking West. And this used to be part of the former SAL line. That was built in the 1920’s. I’m going to take you on a tour down this line. Ok guys so there it is There’s the railroad. And we’re going to see 3 or 4 more crossings See there are the rails. We just came from 2nd Ave. There’s a cross buck, cross buck rails right there. Another cross buck. This here is SW 4th Ave. And again we see another crossing over here. So I can see these rails haven’t been used in a LONG time. 5th Ave coming up here. And that’s where it came from. That would be, there’s a wye there. Which I have a video on. I’ll include a link to. And This is facing West. Like I said, this is the old SAL line. Make a quick U turn over here. And now we’re facing East again. Alright ladies and gentlemen, I thank you very much for viewing. Please subscribe, like, or share. Take care. Over and out. Bye. Bye.

    3 Unused Railroad Crossing Drive Along Tour
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    3 Unused Railroad Crossing Drive Along Tour

    August 26, 2019


    Okay guys so I’m on Kings Highway and
    I’m going to give you a tour of the end of the CSX S line. This, here we’re coming up on the crossing. This is going to be Northwest 10th Ave and these are the tracks right here. This is an old SAL, old Seaboard
    line it is now CSX but CSX hasn’t ran a train
    through here for years and nor do they have any plans to send another one, so
    right now I’m headed southbound on 10th Avenue you can see in some parts
    it’s there’s litter all over it that dead chickens, branches we’re coming up on a milepost here
    that’s a milepost 66 it says, I think it says end Homestead block I couldn’t tell with all the graffiti behind it. Relay case This is another crossing I believe this is Campbell Dr so in there the track curves and then
    there’s the old abandoned SAL station. It goes between those shrubs
    there. You’re going to be able to see it you got to see there’s a spur coming up
    there to the left is abandoned Train station built in the 1920s and
    that’s where all the tourists used to disembark and then here is abandoned
    spur, let me show you the train station and there’s the spur I actually have a video on this crossing
    that I did a walkthrough this is where the spur this ends and then right
    there there’s a wye you can see the switch in the distance
    I’m going to make a left here as soon as this guy passes. You can see the
    switch next to the crossing there and floor it okay I’m going to include a link for the video
    that’s at the end of the track so you can see what it looks like the last
    crossing it’s actually the last crossing in the United States and the end of the
    CSX s line so please subscribe or like thank you for viewing guys over and out

    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
    please subscribe or like thank you for viewing
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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

    Out of Service Railroad Crossing
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    Out of Service Railroad Crossing

    August 23, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82
    here again your railroad archaeologist today I’m over here at the Redlands at
    this out of service or railroad crossing here I just noticed we have a gentleman
    sitting on the tracks but I’m guessing he knows they’re out of service yeah
    so me y’all get back to the crossing okay so this here is track view NorthEast right and then look at the grade crossing these wooden grade crossings
    are ancient the track itself was built in 1926 and then here all we got is this
    on dangling yield sign, cross bucks emergency contact info CSX transportation Crossing # 631139A Milepost there’s no customers left on this line
    so no no trains come down here and this is the East, sorry the Western side of
    crossing and then over here is the Eastern side of crossing so this is
    basically an agricultural area here as you can see it’s all nurseries and plants. I’m going to include a Google Maps link to this location so you guys can see I’m
    guessing this happened, you see that gap there? See the gap right there? that probably happened when Hurricane
    Irma came. Despite it having these holes here for the wind resistance,
    Hurricane Irma made it tilted. The yield sign and the cross bucks and I bet you guys know what that is if you’ve seen a lot of my videos, please comment below and I’ll tell you if you’re right
    or not so yeah Here you can see the date but I think, let me see oh yeah 1925 right there 1925 75 pound rail alright you guys, thank you very much for coming along with me on this tour. Please subscribe or like, over
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    What if a Train Used These Bad Tracks ?
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    What if a Train Used These Bad Tracks ?

    August 22, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen RailROL82 here, the railroad archaeologist so we’re gonna continue today on the CSX
    Homestead subdivision and I already did a crossing a tour here so we’re gonna do
    an actual track tour today maybe the old grade of wood grade crossing from the
    seaboard days so I’ve done other videos where you can see the growth on the line
    so you can see the growth here I’ll show it to you guys so you got the old
    seaboard wood great cost down that way you can see well you can see Google here
    first and then you can see that in the distance the rails get lost because it’s
    consumed by grass but what I wanted to show you guys was besides this growth
    that over here there is an abandoned railroad bridge turn turn turn it’s funny cuz on my previous order you
    got the really case and my previous videos doing track views on this line
    you guys would notice that there’s a lot of growth like sugarcane and weeds and
    whatever growing on the line for some reason this part is really big I don’t
    know if to say the grass doesn’t grow here or I doubt CSX fumigate those weeds
    yuppies why would they come to this specific spot
    I mean well maybe because those week zoo look dried up and then those those are
    alive so so this track was built in 1926 by
    seaboard airline right trying to look for a date on the rail so rusted Mannix feel bad for it you see so here you have
    facing north towards Miami and facing south towards homestead that rail is
    rusted beyond the recognition and in my previous videos on this line you can see
    I’ve seen real rails from the 20s late 20s and I even saw one from 1967 and
    here we’re coming up on the bridge okay so this is facing south if you see
    the canal just off fish jump away so ski facing west poor bridge hasn’t seen a
    train in few years probably will never see one again so these are the swampy
    waters of Miami / South Florida but I see some toxic algae here some Gators
    along so yeah going that way which is south you can see about 200 feet down
    that way it just becomes a big shrub the rails get lost into it it’s like the
    railroads are nowhere the railroad that died and shrubs and then you see here I
    can get you a bit okay let’s look at the bridge so I just noticed our CEO sucks
    from here on from here in North Sea that the wooden ties begin right and I guess
    for the bridge purposes they made a concrete ones interesting so I will make
    my way back it’s noise but where I parked the car and this is what it would
    have looked like so right down on train on these tracks many many months ago
    when two or one passenger trains used to come to home set grow into a huge papaya
    tree so is that one okay guys I want to share this finding
    with you it’s an old railspike great date is gone you can’t no not even not
    even distinguishable at all at all at all so yeah and then we’re coming up on
    the crossing here again old oh here bad and sneaker game read a
    case and we got power here actually this is we got current here because the meter
    is reading shows a reading so there’s a because there’s power coming in here all
    right you guys thank you for coming along with me on this tour
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    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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    Historic Abandoned Railroad That Went to Florida Keys
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    Historic Abandoned Railroad That Went to Florida Keys

    August 22, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen I’m going to be walking South today on the abandoned FEC tracks here, just south of the Flagler street crossing See these have been abandoned since around 2008 you can see Recording this for posterity so future generations you can see what once was here when this is removed concrete cross ties Track view North and track view South There used to be a spur along the That warehouse there you can see that’s where the boxcars used to load But I’m not going to venture in there in a tall grass Probably got snakes and who knows what in there? So North and South These are nice houses they have here I bet they loved it when the train used to come through here made a whole lot of noise And their houses vibrated Yeah, here. There is no visible remnants of the spur that went along the side of the warehouse So where you see those cars is SW 4th Street? They recently removed those crossing gates too few months ago. I have a video on that, so I’ll include the link to it as well as I walked I also, have a video on the other side I Walked from South West 4th street to Southwest 8th ST so I’ll include that link also in the bottom the description Actually wait. I just noticed there’s a rail right here on the side of the warehouse, it’s still visible Boom look at that On the other side too. Yeah hurry up and get out of here in case any snakes are eye balling me. I don’t know why bus drivers still stops There’s no gates here Tracks over grown But I guess rules are rules right so yeah, so this is Southwest 4th Street And like I said I have a video from from there on so I’ll include the link to it. So you guys can continue viewing it right now. I’m going to walk back One second, I have one of these beautiful guys on on my shoe here. take out the rest of them later okay, so I’m going to walk North now, so This is what it would’ve looked like If you were on a cab ride, Northbound. At a very slow pace Again, we see the houses off to our right now which would be East You can see some cross ties here, surprising after all that rock. Right? You can see the sweat glistening off me here it is Hot hot hot today. It’s like nine nine o’clock in the morning It’s probably like 92 degrees already But it’s never too hot for an abandoned railroad right? That’s what I say It’s like cross training over here. This would keep you in shape man, woof! Yeah So we’re coming up on the Flagler street crossing that is where I originally began filming Take the trail for now because I’m not going to go through all that Somebody’s living quarters over here nice right next to transportation can’t beat that. And then I make a run for it right up here right back where we started from Time for a drink of water guys, please subscribe like or share Thank you very much reviewing over and out