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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

    How Do Train Switches Work ?
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    How Do Train Switches Work ?

    October 10, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here your humble servant your railroad archaeologist today I’m gonna
    show you guys an instructional video so you can learn to read our railroad
    switches and sacks and the way that trains are coming and going okay so I
    just you have an idea where I’m at today I’m at North West 71st Street this is
    the warehouse district district here in Miami Florida that’s not not 171st Reval
    passing and this is our North West 36th corner here and this is an SEC
    industrial spirit what are you supposed oh okay now so here we have a single
    track right and suppose we were coming straight on this track over here how
    would you know right now being a conductor or engineer if the Train is
    gonna go straight or if it was going to go to the right
    okay I want you guys to write down below or comment what your initial thought was
    out to the answer right now okay so the answer is you always follow the
    gap in other words right here there’s a gap so this train that’s heading south
    that’s coming from that way this way would continue to go on the straight
    line here and not go onto the siding over there by the warehouse that is a
    hundred percent proof never-fail rule of thumb always follow the gap another way
    you could tell is when the cobbles we leave you know but no couple years since
    I worked at the railroad but the targets so you know how they have like a little
    white usually any color except red means you’re gonna go straight so the targets
    are like to go straight maybe yellow or green could also signify that you’re
    gonna keep going straight on this side right if if this switch they get the
    handle they move it up but I hope they unlock it well no this one’s not locked
    usually the ones on the mainland they’re always locks but these pearl ones are
    not so they would move up the handle and then that would bring this the switch
    point this way and then the train would go off to the side away very simple then you also want to Oh
    before that conductor does that he wants to make sure that there’s no obstruction
    between the rails and switches because I could break the switch and then just as
    important if the train was headed this way he wants to make sure the conductor
    wants to make sure that as he’s going this way he wants to get a bird’s-eye
    view and make sure that this if somebody came in after him that that switch was
    not aligned for the other track and his absence so if that train were to be
    coming this way and that would be that way over there
    would be this way he would run the switch and then he would break this and
    the switch would be out of commission until the maintenance crew gets out so
    yeah and then here we have another switch let me see if you guys are learn
    the lesson so for the second switch which way would he be going he’d be
    going straight because there’s a gap right there you always follow the gap
    always follow the gap this particular switch is no longer useful I should be maybe it is well the target
    good thing I don’t know if maybe it is jacket that seems to be really well
    maintained over there so how do I would assume it is let me give you guys a
    quick view of the problem everybody from this conference here a couple years ago
    somebody dumped the whole bunch of illegal dumping there and it looked very
    rosy I’ll include a link to that video below so you got disease because I said
    and I’ll also include a Google Maps into this location that’s probably safe to say that that
    real this rail here is not used at this concrete ice right over there
    obstructing it so that could be a cause for a derailment all righty guys thank
    you for watching this video please subscribe or like thank you very much
    for viewing take care

    Historic Abandoned Railroad Bridge with Tracks Removed on 1 Side
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    Historic Abandoned Railroad Bridge with Tracks Removed on 1 Side

    September 1, 2019


    Hey ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here. Your RR archaeologist uh as you guys know I have a huge hurricane coming
    my way I know I usually post Sundays and Wednesdays we don’t know which way the
    hurricane is headed yet it’s a 150 miles per hour of a wind I don’t know if on
    Wednesday I’ll have electricity in the house I don’t know I just don’t know the
    future but yeah you guys keep me in your thoughts and hopefully everything turns
    out okay enjoy this video and if I don’t post on Wednesday I’ll try to post
    Sunday but I really don’t know what’s gonna happen so I will post whenever I
    can post it and hopefully nothing happens in I’ll post really soon but you
    guys know how it is please subscribe if you have it and enjoy the video so I’m over here on Crescent Street then
    son this is an abandoned railroad bridge this right there he painted red but on
    the opposite type you can notice all of us on it I guess because it’s a one-way street
    like people wouldn’t typically notices sorry about the bag like this son oh
    this is a piano you can see the imprint of the law the vno logo right there in
    the center of the bridge Wow okay let’s go up top and see what we can find up
    there what funny does it look at that fascinating look at this I don’t want do that I got my bonnet
    play one false move and up a pancake on that roof you got attempt to walk on
    here you know damn so tempting but now I don’t want to
    lend up on that road one of these ties cracks oh yeah is that
    I just stick to a swimming over here safe do you if you guys no wonder when was
    the last time this is are in use I’m gonna go when I get home I’m gonna go to
    story girls are common see I know a date on the world is indicative of one when
    it was me but you got an idea and then this way
    there’s nothing left alrighty guys thank you for viewing
    please subscribe with the notification box you can alerts with my videos and
    take care yourself

    CSX Signal & Railroad Crossing Storage with Spur Florida
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    CSX Signal & Railroad Crossing Storage with Spur Florida

    September 1, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here at Riviera Beach right next to Highway 710 Florida And I just saw, aside from this spur over here, This is a storage for CSX. I’m going to show you now where they store all their crossing gates and signal boxes. That’s where I was earlier. Over there, on the other side of the fence. Standing right over there and here we go. A CSX no trespassing sign. Signal boxes here. Foundations and bases for crossings gates. Oh Opa Locka, look at that! signal boxes and then over here we get to the nitty gritty. crossing gates and cross bucks. See some crossing gates there. oh look signals! The Darth Vaders. See inside the bases there. see all the connections. It’s like finding buried treasure huh? This one is resting in peace over here. Rolls of wire there. OK ladies and gentlemen, Please subscribe like, or share! And I thank you very much for viewing. take care, bye bye

    Last Railroad Crossing CSX Lehigh Spur
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    Last Railroad Crossing CSX Lehigh Spur

    August 29, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen today I’m
    going to show you guys the last railroad crossing on the CSX Lehigh spur in Miami
    so this here’s Northwest 12 Street and North West 137th Avenue I’m gonna show
    you guys, I’m sorry I’m gonna include a Google Maps link to this location in
    the description of this video ok so let me start off with the first signal
    here, this is a safe tran signal base this should also be a safe train gate
    mechanism right see the broken light that we got, four safe tran lights we have an e bell up top and we got Rico
    lights on the crossing gate so you can see the E bell and here you see the broken light This here is track view East, see the nice
    little wooden trestle bridge here and then you guys know what all this
    this stuff over here is right? so that was the eastern side of the
    crossing I’m gonna take you to the western side of the crossing, this is like I
    said this is the last crossing and let this guy pass there you got the relay case track view West so this here is a Safe tran signal base as well safe tran gate mechanism safe tran lights all around, there’s no bell
    on this side. We got a broken crossing gate here and Rico lights well see oh we got another one another one on
    this side Gallo is the Spanish word for rooster so there you go! Track view West see here to focus in on so yeah guys this here is about maybe
    like less than a mile and it’s the end of the line and that’s then it goes like
    this is I think there’s a wye and he goes over there to load the rocks at the query so yeah guys I’m gonna leave you with
    the broken with the shot of the broken light here again oh and before that let
    me give you another shot of that broken gate you can see from this side right up
    top there and then here’s the broken light. Alright you guys
    please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing over and out

    Amtrak Switching and Reversing at Railroad Crossing
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    Amtrak Switching and Reversing at Railroad Crossing

    August 29, 2019


    crossing activates Ok guys, you’re going to see Amtrak switching over here It’s going to switch automatically The conductor is not going to get down right thru there train horn That’s the switch right there He’s going to be heading into Tampa train horn just saw it ok, it went ahead and switched We got a red red yellow over here can’t see it train horn so it’s going to be running backwards into Tampa now train horn And there she goes into the sunset ladies and gentlemen maybe train horn okay now she goes into the sunset alright guys, please subscribe or like Thank you very much for viewing. I’ll include a Google Maps link to this location. Over and out

    Amtrak Night Train & Railroad shack and Signals
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    Amtrak Night Train & Railroad shack and Signals

    August 28, 2019


    train horn train horn train horn This is Folkston, Georgia ladies and gentlemen take you up close so you can see the signals as far as I can without trespassing Alright guys, please subscribe, like, or share Thank you for viewing, bye bye

    Pre Historic Railroad Crossing
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    Pre Historic Railroad Crossing

    August 28, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen look at this
    this is the Mona Lisa of railroad crossings this is buried treasure over
    here, I’m on Savannah road in Fort Pierce Florida and I came across this, this is
    the FEC line. This cantilever, let’s see who made it. I would imagine it’s
    Michelangelo let’s see. This is actually a of Federal Western Cullen division so
    it’s a WC Hayes cantilever the lights are also WC Hayes The lights up top over there. Which are also also WC Hayes
    you got two look and front two looking back and then you got the crossing gate
    separate the signal base over here is mi modern industries the gate mechanism backlight is terrible here WC Hayes mechanical bell up top let me get the other crossing, this spur
    here, That’s the mainline I’m going to go film that one right now but
    this is a spur that goes into the at Tropicana they come back with some
    Tropicana as a CSX does so this would be the western side of the
    crossing and this one is also, backlight is also terrible, yeah it’s a Western
    Cullen division of Federal Cantilever with WC Hayes lights as well. 2 looking front, 2 looking back We got the one I filmed previously over there. The eastern side of the crossing. these are WC Hayes lights over here too and gate mechanism on the crossing as its
    separate just like the one over there is MI modern industries and we got the same
    gate mechanism as over there and the emergency contact info is also on this
    side and this will be track view this would be South West that curve and
    that curve is northeast and eventually North towards Jacksonville all
    right you guys let me give you one more shot here Of Mona Lisa please
    subscriber or like thank you very much over and out

    Railroad Crossing Under Metrorail
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    Railroad Crossing Under Metrorail

    August 28, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen RailROL82
    here so we’re coming up on the Northwest 12th Avenue crossing and the CSX
    downtown spur Miami downtown spur see the pavement markings and the sign okay so this is Northwest 22nd Street
    I’m gonna include a Google Maps into this location and just a few feet away
    from me we have the crossing that right there is the Metro Rail it’s an
    above ground light rail system passenger train and then here we have what we came to see so here’s the emergency contact info CSX S line sorry S line
    extension downtown milepost 442 and that’s the crossing number we have an MI cantilever, those are WC hayes lights e bell WC Hayes gate mechanism I think that’s a WC hayes base as well I’ve never seen this before here that
    sticker and then the lights are yeah WC hayes, you see those visors were cut off
    well they were cut off because of the gate the gate would interfere with them today
    as I said this was uh a my modern industries and then you got the lights
    over there my favorite visors and this is the spur
    itself it’s facing east towards Miami, see some
    voodoo right there I’m gonna try to cross over here what you hear there is the metro rail this is facing west and this side we
    also have mi lights they look to be incandescent, MI cantilever safe tran signal base WC Hayes gate mechanism electrocution hazard emergency contact info the lights two tracks cross bucks see the
    E bell in the background and the Rico lights on the crossing gate Also MI lights, see the metrorail all righty guys so yeah give you a track view again here track view west there’s the switch thank you for viewing, please subscribe or like. take care over and out

    Lonely Railroad Crossing
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    Lonely Railroad Crossing

    August 27, 2019


    hello ladies and gentlemen so we
    continue our tour today along the CSX downtown Miami spur here is the next
    crossing this is an mi relay case dot number this is facing west towards
    Hialeah here we have the crossing equipment, so this is an original seaboard line facing west as I
    said and then here you have a safe tran signal base something so yeah I saw a
    safe tran signal base safe tran gate mechanism emergency contact info four safe tran lights all around, those are
    Rico gate lights E bell up top cross buck and then here we have the grade crossing
    you can see the what kind of good condition it’s in it’s wood it’s probably an original seaboard they
    have to put these metal plates right after the cars on don’t bottom out there
    something facing east and then here you have the
    other one you see that light took a pounding right there safe Tran signal base safe signal
    base safe Tran gate mechanism emergency contact info see if Tran
    lights oh this one has a safe train mechanical bell safe tran bracket and Rico lights on the crossing gate see somebody tore this one up over here that used to be here and let me give you one more shot of the track over here so they said this
    is track view east alrighty guys thank you for viewing please subscribe
    or like take care over and out