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    THE SAFEST Railroad Crossing in the USA
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    THE SAFEST Railroad Crossing in the USA

    August 19, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today I’m
    going to show you guys probably the safest railroad crossing in the whole United
    States so I’m at North West 37th Avenue Northwest 28th Street here in Miami Florida just a few miles from the Miami International Airport
    probably like less than a mile, this car coming I’m going to cross, so yeah so this is Northwest
    28th Street here you can see the railroad signals and here you can see
    that crossing itself right so the reason why I say well let me first show you
    the crossing first we got a safe tran system signal please we got a
    Siemens gate mechanism there is a crossing number contact info we got to
    safe tran LED lights all around and the Ebell on top with a bracket to hold
    it in place and the lights on the crossing gate are Reco lights okay and
    then this here is track view south this here is track view north the one
    you see on top there that’s the metro rail that goes that way to Miami
    International Airport but that green bridge you see over there that’s the
    historic SAL draw bridge that was built in 1926 so yeah so this is why I say
    this is the safest or one of these safest or rolling crossings here as you
    can see this is a dead end there’s a no trespassing sign there
    people just come here to dump trash illegally see
    no trespassing or dumping but as we can see nobody or most people don’t follow
    those rules and the funny thing is that they have they actually have a pavement
    marking over there you see on the ground the rxr know if you guys can make it out
    it’s a dead end like 200 feet that road ends right there they even have a
    light over there and then this crossing is probably the same safe tran signal base siemens gate mechanism but you see
    contact info safe tran LED lights all around this one has an E bell Reco
    lights and a bracket so I don’t know why they decided to invest all this money in
    this crossing American Airlines so yeah I don’t know why they decided to
    invest all this money in this grade crossing here when you’re not I mean how
    many cars come through here a day I think the only people that come through
    this crossing and people are gonna illegally dump stuff so oh and by the
    way they have a green we got green and yellow but there’s no train so so yeah
    guys yeah you just had the pleasure of seeing perhaps the safest or one of
    these safest crossings if anybody knows how I can access a website I don’t know
    if the NRA has a site or something that that shows the statistics for accidents
    that are crossing but yeah I’m guessing this would rank as probably one of those
    very high very high or very low in accidents very high in safety so there
    you go I’m gonna include a Google Maps link in the description guys please
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    Ancient Railroad Crossing & Signal
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    Ancient Railroad Crossing & Signal

    August 19, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen today I’m
    over here at Canal Street Church Avenue in Mulberry Florida near Plant City
    I’m gonna include a Google Maps link in the description and I came across this
    old seaboard crossing over here You see it has the no right turn lens orange light up top and the pinnacle
    very top so yeah so this is a oh yeah US&S ancient and then over here we got a we got a WABCO relay case these lights are safe tran LED lights
    got the crossbuck there this is a WRRS signal base over here on the crossing
    gate and we got a mechanical Bell to the mechanical Bell is WR RS as well
    safe tran gate mechanism and then Oh track view
    north and we got a train coming this way so I think we’re gonna wait for it and then here we got another US&S signal base a US&S light at the very top You can’t tell because of the back light but yeah I’m going to try to cross the road, its a very busy road here okay in Miami we only got one of these
    types of crossings and here I’ve seen three in the same block this is crazy
    this place is filled with railroad history so look at this US&S relay case! right there US&S US&S signal base over here we got this bad boy and then what I
    really noticed I was this old signal over here look at this guy walking south and as I said I’ll include a Google Maps
    link so you guys can follow along with me, but look at that signal he has a
    green now as I said the Train is just down the track but look at
    this signal that is ancient you can see the pinnacle of top and the rust amazing! then here you got this crossing, it
    already has an E bell and stuff so it’s nothing out of this world but yeah
    definitely there’s a sight to see over here. There’s a couple of cops over
    there so I don’t want to get too close I’m guessing that one is a US&S as
    well see yeah
    US&S right there you can see the signal base on it all right you guys,
    Please Subscribe Like and I’m gonna shoot the train video right now thank
    you for viewing over and out

    Railroad Crossing & FEC Bridge
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    Railroad Crossing & FEC Bridge

    August 19, 2019


    hello ladies and gentleman guys are
    looking at the FEC railway bridge over the Okeechobee canal miami river miami
    canal whatever you want to call it there’s different names for it, but yeah this is the FEC
    railway bridge over it between hialeah and medley florida this bridge was
    rebuilt like in 2003 before it was just a one-track old rusted bridge and then
    when they made the tunnel and all okeechobee Road US 27 they modernized it
    and made it into 2 tracks and here you have the railroad crossing in Miami Springs
    see two tracks and then here you have the FEC canal 1967 bridge I hear a train in the distance. this is looking into the hialeah
    yard and then here you have the bridge itself sign says FEC no trespassing
    pretty nice right alright guys i’m off to catch 121 so i will check with
    you guys in a few take care, bye bye

    Country Railroad Crossing & Former SCL Depot
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    Country Railroad Crossing & Former SCL Depot

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentleman I’m over here at
    a country style railroad crossing in Palmdale, Florida. It’s just a wood and
    cross bucks over here. There we see this line over here that ends right
    there with the wheel stops this is looking north and then this here is the
    mainline this is looking North also looking West this is the other crossing
    here, just wood and cross bucks some cross ties here that were removed there used to be a station here back in
    the day I’ve seen old footage of Palmdale black and white there was a
    semaphore here too. See there’s a My truck! look at that abandoned house a railroad Shack the SCL Depot was located right off to
    my left right here and I remember in 1995 driving through here and seeing it. so this is facing South guys and then it’s my truck there, I didn’t want to leave it alone, it’s still running. next to the lykes ranch if you guys know
    when this train station was removed I’d sure love to know please comment below
    if you know more or less a date and I’m gonna include a Google Maps link to this
    location alright guys so yeah this is all right off of us 27 and Broadway
    Street in Palmdale Florida thank you very much for viewing please subscribe
    or like take care let me give you one last glance over and out

    Abandoned Railroad Bridge FEC Miami, Florida
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    Abandoned Railroad Bridge FEC Miami, Florida

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m just a block or so North of Flagler Street. And this I an FEC wooden trestle bridge. It’s abandoned eventhough there still, well they’re removing the crossing so yeah it’s pretty much abandoned for all intents and purposes. This is here looking South. That crossing there is the Flagler Street Crossing which is currently being removed. And this is the actual bridge. I always wondered what it would be like That’s North. And this is South. What a shame guys, huh? It’s heartbreaking, I know. And let me see if I can get you guys a shot of the bridge from this angle… Lovely. Lovely. Alright guys, thank you for viewing. Please Subscribe, like, or share. Thank you very much.

    BNSF at Ancient Railroad Crossing 🚂🚋🚋🚋🚋
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    BNSF at Ancient Railroad Crossing 🚂🚋🚋🚋🚋

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, so I’m over here at State road 60 at the old Seaboard crossing over here and there’s a train rumbling down the tracks right over there These gates are about to come down at any moment now I wanted to catch a glimpse of this guy over here You can already hear the crossings in the distance there but yeah i wanted to Look at this old US&S relay case over here train horn train horn there you go WRRS oh! train horn train horn train horn train horn train horn train horn I can actually walk down to the next there’s 5, 1 2 3 4 5 crossings at consecutive streets here There’s a lot of train activity in this area That over there is an ungated crossing and lets see this ancient crossing in action here this is a WRRS mechanical bell and signal base over here with safe tran gate mechanism guess the bells don’t sound on the way up alright ill take it alright guys, please Subscribe or Like Thank you very much for viewing, over and out

    Railroad Crossing & Abandoned Spur
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    Railroad Crossing & Abandoned Spur

    August 18, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen so we’re
    gonna continue our Series today on the CSX downtown Miami spur you know this is
    your faithful servant railrol82 and here we’re coming up on this crossing
    here at Northwest 11th Avenue so there’s a crossing emergency contact info safe tran signal base safe tran gate mechanism safe tran lights 3 tracks, e bell, and rico lights on the crossing this is a facing east
    towards downtown miami This grade crossing over here is old and then facing west toward Hialeah here you get the same deal, we have well
    that’s a WC hayes signal base safe trans gate
    mechanism emergency contact info safe tran lights we got six of them an e bell and 3 tracks yeah these are old wooden ties from the Seaboard days and they fixed this grade, they
    fixed it with rubber but these wooden ones it’s horrible when you drive over it you could tell this is a great neighborhood one when you see that
    military-style barbed wire they got going on here and then there this spur
    who used to lead into here at some point see the loading dock and it is untraceable from this point oh no
    actually even there you can still see some of it yeah see how this guy goes slow over that grade crossing? kaboom all righty guys please subscribe or like
    thank you for viewing over and out

    Closed Railroad Crossing Before and After
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    Closed Railroad Crossing Before and After

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here in Miami, FL. Right next to the Tri Rail Miami Airport Station. on NW 28th ST. let me show you the NW 28th ST. And I’m going to show you a closed railroad crossing at NW 28th ST. which they still haven’t opened yet. They just recently built this road. And they recently built the crossing too. It still has the concrete barriers on it. And they haven’t yet opened this road to traffic. Look at the pavement marking. Everything here is brand new. You can see the spray. Look at the concrete barriers. 2 tracks. This is a WC Hayes signal base here. Siemens New Siemens gate mechanism. Here we got 2 tracks. This is track view North. And track view South. That’s the Tri Rail airport station. On that side, we have a cantilever and regular crossing gate on that side. WC Hayes signal base and the new Siemens gate mechanism. I’m going to assume they’re the same on that side. And, oh one thing I wanted to point out to you! Funny thing I think they’re going to have a bit of an issue because As you see, this is NW 28th St. here and the following crossing over there is also NW 28th St. so either they’re going to have 2 NW 28th St. crossings or one of them is going to get renamed. I’m going to go ahead and post the picture of the signal box at the next crossing so you can see that it also says NW 28th St. Please Subscribe, like, or share. And thank you very much for viewing guys. Over and out.

    FEC Train & Railroad Crossing Tour
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    FEC Train & Railroad Crossing Tour

    August 18, 2019


    Railroad Crossing Bell FEC train 202 guys NE 13th ST crossing in FT Lauderdale,FL track view North track view South there it comes over there Its led by engine 817 double stack intermodal We got auto racks in the back over there wow this train has a little bit of everything Give you guys a quick tour of the crossing E bell up top here WRRS signal base here Gate mechanism is also, a WC Hayes Got WC Hayes lights all around NEG lights on the crossing gate Then on this side See NE 13th ST Here we have an incandescent light on the right and LED on the left and here we have a WC Hayes a Progress signal base right there a WC Hayes arm DOT tag WC hayes gate mechanism WC Lights and here we have a modern industries cantilever my favorite visors on WC hayes lights So this is track view NE then it goes N this is a pretty busy road here think l can cross now see the gate swaying in the wind todays a very windy day you can see the palm trees over there the light is probably facing down because of Hurricane Irma a couple of weeks ago so then we got an MI cantilever here WC Hayes lights all around 2 tracks emergency contact info there’s the crossing #, FEC Railway at the bottom WC Hayes Progress signal base WC hayes gate mechanism now lets take a look at the pedestrain crossing gate on this side WC hayes signal base WC Hayes gate mechanism WC Hayes lights NEG lights on the crossing gate E Dinger up top See I just noticed that light on the cantilever over there it’s missing a visor most likely I say the culprit was Hurricane Irma And then this track view SW toward Miami alright guys please subscribe or like, thank you very much for viewing, over and out

    Railroad Crossing in Street Running Tracks Downtown Tampa
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    Railroad Crossing in Street Running Tracks Downtown Tampa

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen I’m going to
    show you guys where CSX does some Street running here in downtown Tampa Florida
    so but over there we got the 102 year old drawbridge in the distance and then
    on this side there is a parking garage right then I’ll include a Google Maps
    link so you guys know know where I’m at the to follow along so yeah so here you
    got the signs that say to interstate 4 to interstate 275 here you have a
    pedestrian railroad crossing and then you can tell this crossing is old
    as you have the wood here and you have the wood the wooden cross ties.
    the rail itself says 1976 so yeah so at this point is where the
    tracks come on to would be Polk Street. see Polk Street and then it continues for a mile or two down that way funny because you you would think it
    would have some crossing gates right but they really don’t have crossing gates
    here is the crossing that there is the the E bell would be a Western Railroad
    supply and then you got a the lights over here. That’s a WRRS
    bracket. Emergency contact info and those are Harmon lights. So yeah that’s all we got no gates over here. and over here we have another set of lights. These are also Harmon lights and the street running continues this way It was smart to put those plastic
    dividers there because otherwise you’d have a lot of people possibly being in
    the trains way so this way you can kind of avoid it. right See if I can zoom in here and that’s where we originally began filming. Up that way. Then while I’m here let me just show you the lights on this side. I think it’s the same thing. actually they’re Safe Tran lights, oh these are LED lights. WRRS bracket and the same Western Railroads
    Supply E bell But over here you can actually see the RXR and the emergency contact
    info alright you guys are please subscribe or
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