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    Train vs Penny at Railroad Crossing
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    Train vs Penny at Railroad Crossing

    August 11, 2019

    you hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here, we’re about to see how this our train is gonna squash these two pennies
    over here these two pennies and then this is in the city of Hialeah Florida
    it’s a tropical paradise right over here next to Miami
    and yeah so these two coins are laid out already I didn’t put them there that
    would be wrong little bit of chaos at the Plaza give the horn in the
    background got away yeah people see headlights oh they’re
    trying to beat the Train beat that train okay so the gates to the crossing west
    of me just activated and these should be activated sometime soon ambulance which you had waited have you got head lice KABOOOM they run around on Mercedes so this is FPC trained detective
    Jacksonville Florida 366 miles up north it’s over the end is near
    Ganges game okay now let’s see the finished product
    I wonder how smashed they’re gonna be how hot they’re gonna be
    okay yeah yeah oh yeah you’re not that hard okay so this is what they look like that’s
    over here see if we can analyze them and see if they’re still legible so these details and then over here yup so what have we
    learned the Train is the mightiest force in the world
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    2 in 1 Railroad Crossing
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    2 in 1 Railroad Crossing

    August 11, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here, we continue our – on the CSX downtown Miami spur, this here is a pretty
    peculiar crossing it’s a diagonal crossing that
    encompasses two streets so I’m gonna show you that, this first signal
    over here and then that large signal over there which is a Northwest 27th
    Avenue it’s one of the main arteries here in Miami,FL so these cars
    pass so here we have a friend from the other
    side I’ll show you the emergency contact and clear excuse the backlight so yeah
    so safe trend signal please WC haze gate mechanism safe can lights all around
    Rico lights crossing 8e bail up top then as I said this is for some streets this
    street here which is our Northwest 23rd Street and then as I said this is
    Northwest our 27th Avenue which is a pretty extensive oven here it goes all
    the way from coconut groves to walk right past Broward County at least 40
    miles are no visit maybe even more here you go
    okay so then here the cross is there and then here we have a this is the
    pedestrian crossing gate a stage pin system signal base
    oh this was the location of the original kind of it look at see where it was a cut-off where the
    cables rented ya WC he’s like a mechanism see if trend lights all around
    the people on top and then here right over there you have the man you river
    and the drawbridge over the main river so a lot of our commerce and industry in
    this area I’m gonna hurry up and crossing stairs nobody coming up North
    West 28th Street next signal and this is the emergency contact info
    different means of to convince this signal beam mechanism
    safe translates and Bragi volume this young man that by the way but yeah you can see there’s a crapload
    of cars coming so I’m gonna give my best and airy those are its three crossing gate they all have save
    translates looks like a WC his game mechanism safe
    to end signal please and then there’s the Wii lately yeah this is what this happy looks like
    I’m gonna try to make a run for it Oh Lincoln industries our caliber all right let me get real food all right
    guys thank you for viewing please subscribe or like take care over and

    Hidden Abandoned Railroad Bridge
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    Hidden Abandoned Railroad Bridge

    August 11, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentleman, Today I’m over here Just a block south of the Miami international airport, you can see the control tower and there you can see the ballast from the former track that used to be there. Here we see an abandoned railroad bridge Right now I’m facing north as you can see the rails were pulled. And then this is where the track is to go into you can see there’s no evidence. No cross ties nothing of that nature and the bridge itself looks pretty sturdy, so It’s a home for iguanas now see if I can give you a look at the bottom Okay So now we’re going to attempt to walk on the bridge itself It’s pretty sturdy Here you can see an old railroad spike This here would be facing West facing North Facing East I saw three iguanas when I got here. You can just smell the old on this bridge amazing trees growing on it So this would be the north side of the bridge facing south And this would be the western side of the bridge you can see it used to be owned by CSX Now there’s, let’s see what we got here. It’s buried fiber-optic cables okay. Let’s see what this, Oh, iguana jumped into the water there. Nice, just give you a quick shot of the ballast over here. Oh look it’s an iguana right there Man they run quick okay, so yeah, and that overpass there is northwest 7th street, and here’s a shot of the bridge from the distance Alright you guys please subscribe or like thank you for viewing over and out

    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 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

    How Many Unsafe Railroad Crossings Are There ?
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    How Many Unsafe Railroad Crossings Are There ?

    August 11, 2019

    lately this gentleman guys and girls
    RailROL82 here, your railroad archaeologist but today I’m actually
    your railroad journalist last year I went by this crossing and I did an
    unsafe video tour on it like I think was February of last year but I just drove
    by the spur right now and I saw out of 8 I think those eight crossings three of
    them only had the cross books and emergency contact and full none of these
    crossings had lights I mean I know lights are required at a crossing
    crosswalk is it sufficient I guess because it warns people you know there’s
    tractor none of these have gates either but as I said I mean I think the basic
    minimum is crosswalks so as I said out of eight crossings three only had a set
    of cross bucks all the other ones had either the the sign was on the floor
    they were may seen those yeah it was non-existent like there was no signs
    that there was all rollo there the Florida Statutes on this is it’s a bit
    contradictory there’s actually two for the statute so three sixteen point one
    seventy one says that every railroad company operating on or leasing tracks
    intersecting a public road at grade upon which railroad trains are operated it’s
    our red traffic control devices that are necessary to conform with the
    requirements of the uniform system of traffic control devices pursuant to 316
    point zero seven four five but then there’s another one which I think is
    that one that says this does not require railroad companies to erect those
    devices so I mean I’m not a lawyer I don’t interpret law you gonna include
    the link to the sort of statute so you guys can see yourselves and let me know
    what you think in the comments cuz I personally wouldn’t feel safe driving
    through there or I don’t think people should drive through there without
    knowing that there’s train tracks there and possible impending danger
    I think that the very least there should be crossed books here but I said there’s
    sometimes there’s not even on an emergency contact therefore at the very
    least alright guys so uh please watch the
    video comment below and let me know what you think
    hello ladies and gentlemen were all ready to hear your own Road
    archaeologist so today we’re gonna cover some more important information here
    this is the pavement markings and but you saw back there was the advanced
    warning sign for thought FBC Hialeah water plants Bert no this is
    the first crossing on the line and as I was driving down the Avenue that runs
    parallel to this Bert I looked and I saw that many other crossings lack any
    warning system so this one has a cross plug and traffic light so I guess it’s
    acceptable okay so right over there is where it connects to
    the to the main speaking north or the food of Google Maps in this location
    this way is the way to the actual full black flat black cat crossing my path he
    just you saw that oh no black cat this cat represents
    seven years of black dog right here he’s a cutie-pie
    okay so yeah I was actually has some sort of a advanced warning system but
    yeah as I was saying like down this bird there’s several crossings that don’t
    even have cross bucks or advance warning sign so that was a West 21st feedback
    game that’s right date on the rails yeah 1945 1945 okay okay we’re coming up on the
    first crossing this is West 20th Street and here there are no cross blocks at
    all let me show you what the what the crosswalk great load whatever is here
    that’s all we got here there’s no crosswalk anyway this here was the old dog post for the
    cross book which is now resting in peace literally and then over there we have a
    pavement working the way it works here is the train stops our each and every
    crossing and blows the horn and the conductor has to go down a flag the
    crossing I must admit they keep keep it pretty
    nice many of the locals here believe this track is abandoned since it it’s
    only in use like every couple of weeks brings one one tanker over it is on to
    the water plant you can see like base on the rails they’re rusty but yeah it’s
    still in you sauce like I said there you rarely use white okay so so far we got
    one unsafe possible get a mango ready okay good this one has a cross hook on
    this side that’s ancient too by the way you don’t see that look off the cars
    business anymore and this side has no crosswalk it is a pigment watching over there how
    would you guys like to live in one of these houses comment below
    DNA isn’t too bad cuz thing is it gonna disturb you that much or does come out
    comes you in the places you’re most likely be at work when it gets here so
    yeah people Park I’ve seen I’m parked like jet skis and stuff along this line
    in cars sometimes they have to move because they’re in the trains way when
    the train does come through because they think it’s off it’s not in use
    okay first glimpse this appears to be another unsafe crossing because this is
    all we have over here it says do not stop on tracks and emergency contact
    info funny should we call that emergency contact this Wednesday hey there is no
    advance warning system over here then there was nothing to stop Dave Martin somebody decided to thought it would be
    amusing to put up crucifix over there by the train tracks I wonder if somebody
    died there somebody got ran over oh this is pretty important because they
    have a hanger here with the security camera there security cameras over here
    so yeah I wonder what kind of business they got going on there got roosters
    back here maybe third wall dish they’ll call this one the past safe crossing
    because it has one cross book yes here’s yo rest in peace okay so I guess that one
    was safe maybe somebody had an accident there so back in it is with trash used to come
    through to here through here that little alley back there some mangoes right yet
    okay so this is the first actual safe railroad crossing that we come across
    because it has crosswalks on both sides emergency contact info everything you
    would need okay here’s cross book me to see contact
    info good going proud you guys emergency contact info cross book even though that one’s a bit
    on the street you Boyd what else this guy looks like you can cause some
    damage so applied you can see three blocks away as a water planet we’re
    almost there and first glance this one appears to be unsafe too because there’s just emergency contact and slow
    crossbucks they said nothing this is truly shameful wonder what the f ra requirements are as
    to Sabrina’s house fre requirements are when it comes to crossings in science
    not to look that up when I get home comment below guys I mean if you think
    this is acceptable front track I don’t think it is please comment below I’d
    love to know tell me if you’d like to live in one of these houses I would just
    I’ll bring a lounge chair and just unfold it over here lay tracks right as
    if I was in the beach therapy okay so this here appears to be another half
    safe crossing because it has a cross hook on one side and then on this side
    this is work to do at one point gone like this
    this is a second semester and then you’re just the contact info cross book there’s actually a car that was you see
    like type it’s maybe a little golf cart or something gold card car the car can’t
    fit here let’s take an old-school deal much or something a little smart cuts okay so we’re coming to the end of the
    line they’re hot for the trash okay so this is the last crossing this be West
    13th Street this one is a entirely safe crossing so I think I’ve seen two the
    first one yeah well called pre cuz the first one had the traffic lights all
    three unsafe three safe crossings on this wall spur and one original like the one that had
    to look after the cars that’s that was probably put in here and this thing was
    built in 1845 so yeah emergency contact info crossbucks and this is going into the actual water
    pant there’s a switch right there follow the
    gap this one was meant to be going that way towards the right there’s a derail
    their deer on both sides and there’s an emergency contact info here cross back
    alrighty guys thank you for coming along with me I hope you enjoyed this well
    breaking news report please our comment below your thoughts subscribe if you
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    you coming along take care bye bye you

    What Does This Railroad Crossing Look Like 80 Years After ?
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    What Does This Railroad Crossing Look Like 80 Years After ?

    August 11, 2019

    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here, your railroad archaeologist who today is gonna take
    you on a trip back in time this picture I’m gonna show you is from 1939 it is
    the Miami extension of the overseas railroad so Henry Flagler which was a
    founder of Florida East Coast Railway built the railroad along the east coast
    of Florida and completed it to Miami in 1896 as a consequence Miami and all the
    cities on the East Coast of Florida Oh a debt of gratitude to Henry Flagler
    and the Florida East Coast Railway because had it not been for the railroad
    and the economic progress had brought along with it Miami and those cities
    wouldn’t be a shadow of what they are today so that being said um after the
    railroad was completed in 1896 he then wanted to proceed to Key West so that to
    them he began in 1900 and finished it in 1912 so it took them 12 years to
    complete that as I said this what I’m gonna show you is the Miami extension so
    this is the part that ran along us one and in 1939 we’re gonna see I want you
    to focus on the steam locomotive I want you to focus on the cross buck or the
    rails are and the buildings in the background I’m gonna show you what they
    look like nowadays after I show you the picture throw for a good while like that
    you can you can take it in and absorb it so that being said guys uh please
    subscribe if you haven’t hit the notification ball so you can see videos
    like this and alerts when I when I post them thank you enjoy the video leave me
    some comments and tell me what you think you so welcome from 1939 over to 2019 80
    years later this is what it looks like nowadays so this here is a walkway from
    the east tower of the South Miami hospital building onto the main building
    over here and this here is South sorry Southwest 62nd Avenue facing north and
    south west 62nd Avenue facing south so this is where the picture was taken 1939
    this is the receiving dock of a South Korean Hospital and in somewhere where
    that street light is is where the cross box stood that above ground
    is the Metrorail that’s what we placed the FEC tracks which ran in this
    location up until 1984 so around this general area is where crossbuck once
    stood the almighty crosswalk which alerted parties and drivers as to tracks
    and trains so right here is where in this very spot where that steam engine
    was facing that way that would be facing south east towards the floor the keys
    which are about the first key to our goal is probably like 48 miles away from
    here these tracks run all the way to Key West the overseas railroad previous to
    1935 so yeah so right here is where the steam engine
    and this is where the double track main was double track mean and then this is
    really a double track main facing North West that there is us one right where that BB&T is is where that
    seed company was then you can see us one has way more traffic than it did
    when it was for photographs in fact this is probably one of the
    busiest arteries man but big difference and then where the
    McDonald’s is is where those apartment size stood yeah yeah here you can find the remnants
    of of a railroad and you would come up very
    short in fact I don’t think you find anything not a fight tightly tie nothing
    we wiped it all out here as some having some great crossings for
    former great processing underneath the module you can still see that they have
    kind of a hill like that but not not many do so yes all right here is where
    the locomotive stood and roughly somewhere around here was with a cross
    box but big big difference 80 years mix right some of you guys think below and
    you’re in the comment section I personally like it Wow
    personally liked it better 1939 I wish I would have lived that ha ha
    all right guys please subscribe check out one of these videos think you’ll
    like it take care and bye bye

    Abandoned Railroad Bridge Florida Everglades
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    Abandoned Railroad Bridge Florida Everglades

    August 11, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen your railroad
    archaeologist, RailROL82 over here Everglades City, Florida where I just came across this old abandoned ACL bridge from the 1920s first of all I’m
    gonna give you a side view through here right so it is right over there and then
    I’m gonna go up to it so this is a State Road 29 going into
    going into Everglades City now not that there is the Everglades walking West right now from 29 and then
    this railroad was built in the 1920s as a passenger, to
    bring passenger service to Everglades City which is right over there, just South of here and then it was abandoned in sections it was abandoned from
    Everglades City to Harrisburg in 1957 and from Harrisburg north to Palmdale
    was abandoned in the 1980s and the rails were pulled in 1980s as well but yeah, see the the tie here
    and then that yeah I gotta be careful cuz there’s
    probably like snakes and Gators and crap around here so see how sturdy this is to get on it Okay never-mind I almost slipped man! see if I can give you another shot of it
    over there damn it’s slippery as hell beautiful, look at that! and then look at
    this a lot of a stagnant water here, you gotta be on the lookout for a gator or snake Panthers even on the way over here, I’m
    gonna include a Google map stick this location but yeah there’s definitely
    Gators, bears, deer, Panthers, snakes scorpions this is like no-man’s land
    over here you got to be very careful Look at that, the oxidation on that steel there beautiful, some of the pilings that were cut there then they used to go in here and so based on this like this would be where the track ran north
    and then right here it would’ve ran south like that at an angle give you what one
    more view over here yeah this isn’t very sturdy so I’m not gonna risk my
    well-being to get on there well yeah you guys have the gist of it, all
    right you guys please subscribe or like thank you very
    much for viewing 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
    to subscribe thank you for viewing over and out

    Unused Railroad Crossing Malfunction
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    Unused Railroad Crossing Malfunction

    August 10, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen so you have
    another incident caused by a Hurricane Irma over here
    Southwest 256 ST there’s a relay case just facing south on the unused to
    CSX line Homestead subdivision you got some branches on the line over there
    but look this crossing here is kind of tilted this would be standing straight
    and you can see it’s tilted it moved the lights in the direction of the wind
    upwards and then not only that but if you can see this light here is on this
    one’s off on so this is probably been like this for a
    few days now this is all filmed four days after Hurricane Irma and same thing
    on the other side so this would be the north side of the crossing you got the old
    wooden crossing here and then here you can see this light is on also Off on E dinger up top Safe Tran systems, I made a video at this crossing before and
    then down this way you can see the branches on the line but this makes no
    difference because no trains come through here either way and we got a nice
    little neighborhood bar here and then here you can see another view of the
    crossing that was bent oh it took a piece of the roof off of
    diamond fertilizer over let me zoom in on it so you guys can see right there
    you see knocked it right off facing south alright guys see if the lights are still on? yeah You can’t see here because of the backlight. But
    that light is definitely still on off all right you guys please subscribe or
    like thank you very much for viewing over and out